Field Notes From Borneo

Black-and-red broadbill

Teaching Banding at Danau Girang Field Centre by Suzanne Tomassi, PSBO Vice President 

Every year or so, I head off to another continent to participate in research or teaching with bird species I don’t get to study here – birds of lineages often entirely unrelated to what we encounter in the US.  . . . → Read More: Field Notes From Borneo

Papua New Guinea mist-netting

(By PSBO Board Member Suzanne Tomassi – Updated October 15, 2011)

This spring I was able to assist Bruce Beehler, Vice President of the Indonesia-Pacific Islands research program of Conservation International, on a climate change study that’s taking place in Papua New Guinea’s YUS Conservation Area.  The study is looking at a number of taxa, . . . → Read More: Papua New Guinea mist-netting

Hawk Migration Banding – Sept. 11-12

Written by PSBO Board Member and Apprentice, Ben Vang-Johnson:

Hatch Year Male Peregrine Falcon. Photo by Ben Vang-Johnson

I spent another weekend at HawkWatch International’s Chelan Ridge site in the Okanogan National Forest. This weekend the migration picked-up, and we banded a lot of birds, mostly sharp-shinned hawks, Cooper’s hawks, and red-tailed hawks. . . . → Read More: Hawk Migration Banding – Sept. 11-12

Hawk Migration Banding – Sept. 5-6

Written by PSBO Board Member and Apprentice, Ben Vang-Johnson:

Adult Male Northern Harrier. Photo by Ben Vang-Johnson.

I was fortunate enough to visit HawkWatch International’s raptor migration project near Lake Chelan, WA, in the Okanogan National Forest. Having previously worked as an official crew member for some of HawkWatch’s raptor migration projects, I . . . → Read More: Hawk Migration Banding – Sept. 5-6

An Early Fall Migration on Coastal Louisiana

Photo by Don Norman

Don Norman is a board member of PSBO. He is currently working with Biodiversity Research Institute on the Deep Horizon Oil Spill.

After helping PSBO for 3 weeks with training and banding in the high Cascade mountains, I arrived at Port Fourchon on the Gulf Coast on Tuesday morning . . . → Read More: An Early Fall Migration on Coastal Louisiana

North American Migration Count: Fidalgo Island & Swinomish Channel

Puget Sound Bird Observatory participated in the North American Migration Count for part of Skagit County. We counted the Swinomish Res and S Fidalgo Island from 8:30am to 7:30pm. All day counters: Dan Froehlich, Mark Colombino. Part-day counters, 8:30am to 2:30pm: Fiona Wilkinson, Sarah Krueger, Chris Kessler. We saw 85 species. Noteworthy birds included . . . → Read More: North American Migration Count: Fidalgo Island & Swinomish Channel