Puget Sound Bird Observatory will be offering a Point Count Training on Sunday evening, June 8, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:30. The training will be held in Shoreline at Fire Station #65 located at 145 NE 155th, Shoreline, Washington 98155. Field training will follow on Monday morning, June 9th from 6:00 to 7:30. . . . → Read More: Point Count Training – June 8th and 9th, 2014
By Ellen Blackstone, BirdNote Writer and Web Content Manager Note: This blog first appeared on BirdNote on November 5, 2013 Suzanne Tomassi, vice president of the Puget Sound Bird Observatory, talks about the rhyme and reason to banding birds…
One of the benefits of banding, which is a mark-recapture technique, is that it . . . → Read More: Banding Birds at the Puget Sound Bird Observatory
Phone interview with Paul Bannick, 11/17/2011, by Christine Southwick Editor’s Note: View Paul Bannick’s photo “Snowy Owl Singing in Fog” here Today I talked to Paul Bannick, Author and Photographer of The Owl and The Woodpecker. With the reports of sighting along the Washington coast, this year appears to be an irruptive year for the . . . → Read More: Snowy Owl Facts and Precautions
Okay, how about some bird pictures?
This Ruby-crowned Kinglet is one of the few adult birds we're catching this year. It looks so ratty because it is in mid-molt.
Adult Yellow Warbler with a mosquito as a small snack after banding. The growing flight feathers shown in the picture represent rapid molt. . . . → Read More: More Photos!
Today is the application deadline for our Outreach Coordinator position. Come work for PSBO!
This year we have our largest group of teens ever, 12 in total. With 4 staff members onsite, we have a total of 16 people in the field. Luckily, we have the campground entirely to ourselves.
Many of the teens are members of BirdWatch, Seattle Audubon’s excellent teen program, but others have come just . . . → Read More: The Seattle Audubon Teens arrive!
Banders: Daniel Froehlich (driver), Brett Wolfe, Ben Johnson, Tayler Brooks
The birds kept us busy all day on July 3rd, with the highest number of captures yet, one more than the first day. It was our first sunny day, though it only started getting hot only after we closed the nets. The most unusual captures were . . . → Read More: McChord AFB, Period 7: 3 July, 2009
Sign up now for this summer’s Banding Camp! We will once again offer a week of teen training and a week of adult training.
Cascades Banding Camp for TeensAugust 3rd-7th
Cascades Banding Camp for Adults
August 9th – 15th
Lead Trainer – Dan Froehlich
Learn . . . → Read More: Registration Open for 2009 Banding Camp
After a bit of a lightning show last night (luckily our group is camping a good deal east of the Cascade crest where the lightning was concentrated), our intrepid banders awoke to cold and rain. They headed down to Tieton Alders, which had proven so productive on Sunday. While banding amidst the cows, a . . . → Read More: Netting Cattle