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Monday, August 2, 2010

Update from Albert Creek - 2 August

Update from Albert Creek....as of July 28, 425 birds of 29 species had been banded. The numbers of Tennessee Warblers have been very high, 127 banded thus far. Other southeast Yukon specialties such as Swamp Sparrow, Western Tanager, Magnolia Warbler and White-throated Sparrow have also been banded. The bird of the year thus far has definitely been a hatch year Bay-breasted Warbler banded on the 28th. This is the fourth individual of this species ever banded at the observatory and is notable as this species is at the extreme northwest of its range in the southeast Yukon.

Albert Creek was forced to close from July 29 to August 1 due to personnel issues. The observatory will now be open daily until the end of the season.


Photos below include Magnolia Warbler (left) and Bay-breasted Warbler (right).



For more photos, visit our flickr page at http://www.flickr.com/photos/yukonbirds/

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