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Saturday, July 31, 2010

TLBO - July 30 and 31

It has been a relatively slow past few days at TLBO; 31 and 21 birds banded on the 30th and 31st respectively. There haven't been and notable captures which have been dominated by common species such as Yellow Warbler, Myrtle Warbler and Slate-colored Junco. We have continued to catch small numbers of Tennessee Warblers and White-winged Crossbills on a daily basis.

In terms of visual migrants, we have begun to see the first migrating flocks of Surf Scoters and Northern Pintails. The first Red-throated Loons and Red-necked Grebes have also shown up on the lake. On the 30th, a total of 6 Red-necked Phalaropes were tallied on the lake. The season's first Bonaparte's Gull (a juvenile) was seen on the 31st as were the first migrant Mew Gulls. Visual passerine migration has been a little slow thus far; however, there has been some swallow migration (particularly Bank Swallows) and small numbers of Pine Siskins and White-winged Crossbills.

For more photos, view our flickr page at http://yukonbirdobservatories.blogspot.com

Thursday, July 29, 2010

July 29th at TLBO

Today at TLBO, 60 birds banded including 3 Townsend's Warblers and the year's first Yellow-bellied FLycatcher. Interesting sightings in the count area included Red-throated Loon, Western Tanager and numerous Tennessee Warblers.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

TLBO - July 27th


Today at TLBO, 72 birds of 16 species were banded bringing the season total to 230 birds of 30 species. Today's most frequently banded species included Myrtle Warbler (33), Yellow Warbler (8) and Slate-colored Junco (6). Other highlights included 2 Tennessee Warblers, a Belted Kingfisher, a Least Flycatcher and 3 White-winged Crossbills.
Wilson's Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Tennessee Warbler
Belted Kingfisher

Friday, July 23, 2010

Yukon Bird Observatories Open !

As of today, the Teslin Lake and Albert Creek have opened for the fall 2010 season. Please email teslin.bird.banding@gmail.com for more information.