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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Update from Teslin Lake - August 31

TLBO continued to be busy this past week. The season banding total (as of August 29th) is 2,650 birds of 47 species. A juvenile Song Sparrow banded on the 28th may turn out to be the bird of the season ! This species turns up rarely in the Southern Yukon and is the first individual ever banded at TLBO (Albert Creek banded one during the fall of 2005).

TLBO also had one of its busiest days ever on the 26th with 261 birds banded. The bulk of the birds banded on this day were Yellow, Orange-crowned, Myrtle and Wilson's Warbler with decent numbers of Alder FLycatchers as well.

The top 10 species banded as of the 29th are as follows;

1 - Myrtle Warbler (588)
2 - Alder Flycatcher (551)
3 - Yellow Warbler (389)
4 - Blackpoll Warbler (185)
5 - Orange-crowned Warbler (181)
6 - Wilson's Warbler (117)
7 - Dark-eyed Junco (108)
8 - White-winged Crossbill (80)
9 - Northern Waterthrush (47)
10 - Swainson's Thrush (41)

For some photos from this past week, please visit our Flickr page - http://www.flickr.com/photos/yukonbirds/

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