Morse MAPS July 20, 2013 Field Report

Report from the Field : Morse Preserve MAPS July 20, 2013 By Don Norman, PSBO board member

The July 20th session was just me and 1 other bander – Dana Acevedo, who escaped her 2 kids to try and get the rust out of her fingers. And she was fast! She covered 7 nets . . . → Read More: Morse MAPS July 20, 2013 Field Report

Morse Field Report: Banding on July 14, 2013

Field report by Don Norman, PSBO Board Member

Well it was like “old times” with Clarice Clark and I the only ones at Morse on a still, sunny day.  We still had a nice steady day with 37 captures of 12 species.  There wasn’t much time to gab and visit the tower, as we . . . → Read More: Morse Field Report: Banding on July 14, 2013

July 4 MAPS Banding at Morse

Turned out to be a pretty good day at Morse with a total of 33 birds. Thanks to all the folks who turned out to help!

Here’s the summary:

Recaptures: American robin = 1 Swainson’s thrush = 8 Bewick’s wren = 1 Oregon junco = 1 Western tanager = 1 Orange-crowned warbler = 1 . . . → Read More: July 4 MAPS Banding at Morse

2012 MAPS at Morse winds up

Brown Creeper (c) Emma White

Yellow Warbler (c) Emma White

I say it every year, but I can’t believe another MAPS (Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship) season has already come and gone!  If you don’t already know, this is a yearly mist-netting and banding program that we run at the Morse Wildlife Preserve . . . → Read More: 2012 MAPS at Morse winds up

July 3rd MAPS Banding at Morse

Morse Preserve: July 3rd, 2011

By Emma White

In attendance: Ben Vang-Johnson, Clarice Clark, Mark Colombino, Jerry Broadus, Don Norman, Emma White.

Rufous Hummingbird 1

Chestnut-Backed Chickadee 2

Pacific Wren 5

Swainson’s Thrush 4

Cedar Waxwing 2

Orange-Crowned Warbler 1

Common Yellowthroat 1

Spotted Towhee 3

Song Sparrow 1

Oregon Junco 3

Purple Finch . . . → Read More: July 3rd MAPS Banding at Morse

June 28th MAPS Banding at McChord

McChord Air Force Base: June 28th, 2011 By Emma White

In attendance: Daniel Froehlich, Don Norman (driver), Emma White.

Rufous Hummingbird 5 Willow Flycatcher 2 Bewick’s Wren 1 Chestnut-backed Chickadee 1 Black-capped Chickadee 1 American Robin 1 Swainson’s Thrush 11 Orange-crowned Warbler 3 Yellow Warbler 6 Common Yellowthroat 3 MacGillivray’s Warbler 1 Song Sparrow . . . → Read More: June 28th MAPS Banding at McChord

June 26th MAPS Banding at Morse

Morse Preserve: June 26th, 2011

By Emma White

In attendance: Daniel Froehlich, Clarice Clark, John White (driver), Emma White.

Rufous Hummingbird 4 Western Wood-Peewee 1 Hutton’s Vireo 1 Bushtit 3 Red-Breasted Nuthatch 1 Pacific Wren 4 Bewick’s Wren 1 Swainson’s Thrush 2 American Robin 1 Cedar Waxwing 1 Orange-Crowned Warbler 2 Western Tanager 1 . . . → Read More: June 26th MAPS Banding at Morse

June 12th MAPS Banding at Morse

Morse Preserve: June 12th, 2011 By Emma White

In Attendance: Ben Vang-Johnson (driver), Mark Colombino, Emma White, Erin Sara Beach-Garcia, Clarice Clark.

Rufous Hummingbird 11 Pacific Wren 3 Bewick’s Wren 4 Brown Creeper 1 Bushtit 1 Chestnut-Backed Chickadee 3 Black-Capped Chickadee 4 Hutton’s Vireo 1 American Robin 2 Swainson’s Thrush 5 Orange-Crowned Warbler 2 . . . → Read More: June 12th MAPS Banding at Morse

MAPS Banding Recaptures at Morse and McChord

McChord AFB & Morse, Period 6: June 26 & 28, 2011

by Dan Froehlich

26 Jun: Daniel Froehlich, Clarice Clark, Emma White & John White (driver) 28 Jun: Daniel Froehlich, Don Norman (driver), Emma White

We were blessed with two more days of perfect banding weather, not too cool at night . . . → Read More: MAPS Banding Recaptures at Morse and McChord

MAPS Season Launch at McChord: Jun 7 & 14, 2011

Yellow Warbler, second-year female, in hand: clear molt limits and already starting fall molt on 7 Jun 2011

7 Jun: Daniel Froehlich (driver), Mike Walker, Don Norman 14 Jun: Daniel Froehlich (driver), Don Norman, Mary Huff, Burney Huff

The season started with two days of great banding weather: nights on the warm side with no dew, cloud cover without bright sun.  Both days it started drizzling right after we closed the . . . → Read More: MAPS Season Launch at McChord: Jun 7 & 14, 2011