Adult Banding Camp Begins!

The lush meadow at McDaniel Lake. Photo by Andrea Wuenschel.

We arrived at McDaniel Lake for our annual Adult Banding Camp to find the stream higher, the vegetation greener and the mosquitoes hungrier than last year. We started banding on Monday with results that surprised us at first: last year most of our . . . → Read More: Adult Banding Camp Begins!

McDaniel Lake – Jackpot!

Not only is the campground lovely, shady, and equipped with the perfectly serviceable outhouse pictured above, it’s teeming with birds, particularly some great Ponderosa Pine specialties. We set up 4 nets for a few hours (with a fairly late start), and caught 14 birds! The first bird we caught was a Pygmy Nuthatch! . . . → Read More: McDaniel Lake – Jackpot!