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Thursday, May 13, 2010

McIntyre Marsh Update - May 8 to 13

This past week was somewhat productive at McIntyre Marsh and we have been open all week for visiting school groups. Over the period, 213 birds of 20 species were banded with the most common species being White-crowned Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Myrtle Warbler and Lincoln's Sparrow. This week's banding effort brings the season banding total to 1,111 birds of 25 birds. The following is a list of birds banded this week (with the season total in brackets);

Sharp-shinned Hawk - 0 (2)
Solitary Sandpiper - 1 (1)
Wilson's Snipe - 4 (5)
Hammond's Flycatcher - 3 (5)
Violet-green Swallow - 5 (10)
Black-capped Chickadee - 0 (4)
Boreal Chickadee - 1 (1)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 2 (23)
American Robin - 2 (8)
Varied Thrush - 1 (2)
American Pipit - 2 (3)
Orange-crowned Warbler - 1 (2)
Myrtle Warbler - 38 (133)
Wilson's Warbler - 15 (15)
American Tree Sparrow - 0 (75)
Savannah Sparrow - 47 (59)
Fox Sparrow - 0 (107)
Lincoln's Sparrow - 17 (38)
White-crowned Sparrow - 56 (320)
Golden-crowned Sparrow - 10 (29)
Dark-eyed Junco - 4 (243)
Lapland Longspur - 1 (1)
Rusty Blackbird - 2 (11)
Common Redpoll - 1 (33)
Hoary Redpoll - 0 (1)

TOTAL = 56 (1,111)

Some photos from this last week include; Solitary Sandpiper, female Varied Thrush, Savannah Sparrow and Lincoln's Sparrow. Thanks to John Meikle for sharing these great photos !
The station will be open this friday (school group) and saturday but THE STATION WILL NOT BE OPEN THIS SUNDAY (MAY 16) due to other committments.










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