Migration Monitoring
April 24th, 2007

Another lovely – slow-paced – day. A day for basking in the sunshine, perhaps even napping on the picnic table, but not for banding copious numbers of long-distance migrants…..or even one long-distance migrant. Only the presence of American Goldfinches kept it interesting.

Banded 32:
1 Mourning Dove
1 Hermit Thrush
1 American Robin
1 Chipping Sparrow
1 Field Sparrow
2 Song Sparrows
1 Swamp Sparrow
2 White-throated Sparrows
22 American Goldfinches

Retrapped 6:
1 Downy Woodpecker
1 American Robin
1 Chipping Sparrow
3 American Goldfinches

Estimated Totals: 44 species (including two newcomers: Northern Rough-winged Swallow, House Wren)


2 thoughts on “Migration Monitoring
April 24th, 2007

  1. Talk about being “whisked along”…on the way into work this morning I chased a flock of Canada Geese that were taking advantage of the southerly winds. They were heeading due north and making a speed of at least 93 km/hr.

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