11/20/2011 Color-banding

Summary from the Southwick Site, written by Chris Southwick, edited by Mary Huff

Despite the fact that we didn’t start banding until 0920 due to the cold–it finally warmed up to 38 degrees F–we still managed to catch 37 birds with less than two full hours of open nets.

Highlights included a Hatch Year (HY) Downy Woodpecker . . . → Read More: 11/20/2011 Color-banding

Saunders Site Banding Summary, Nov. 13

The second day of banding at the new Saunders site was very successful.  It was overcast and damp, but we had a lot of bird activity.  We are still experimenting with this site, trying to figure out the best net positions.  We tried a new net and it was very successful.  It is located . . . → Read More: Saunders Site Banding Summary, Nov. 13

Color-banding Day 2…

Chris Southwick sent the following report from the second day of color-banding at her house this fall:

My thanks to a great team today!  12 people.  With so many banders, we were able to take care of all the birds we caught.  Nets were open the whole time.

(Picture is missing Mark Colombino, . . . → Read More: Color-banding Day 2…

Free Bird Monitoring Training

How to find and report color-banded birds

Learn more about PSBO’s Birds Wintering in Urban Landscapes project, and how you can contribute. This project uses color coded leg bands to track chickadees and juncos in Shoreline and Lake Forest Park. We need observers to help us find and identify . . . → Read More: Free Bird Monitoring Training