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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Update from TLBO - August 24

TLBO has been extremely busy in the last 10 days. With the exception of rained out days, the station has banded between 85 and 180 birds daily. Although we have not captured any exceptional rarities, we have banded a diversity of species with the season total already at 45 species. Some season firsts have included; Northern Flicker (15 Aug), Western Wood-Pewee (20 Aug), Say's Phoebe (22 Aug) and Gray-cheeked Thrush (23 Aug). An exception passage of Alder Flycatchers has been going on for the past few days with 78 individuals banded on the 22nd. On the 24th, nearly 200 birds were banded and numerous (3000+) Greater White-fronted Geese were observed flying south.

TLBO Fall 2010 Banding Totals as of August 24th

Sharp-shinned Hawk 8
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Belted Kingfisher 3
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Western Wood Pewee 1
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 9
Alder Flycatcher 405
Least Flycatcher 3
Hammond's Flycatcher 15
Dusky Flycatcher 2
Say's Phoebe 1
Warbling Vireo 17
Common Raven 1
Black-capped Chickadee 20
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 17
Gray-cheeked Thrush 1
Swainson's Thrush 34
American Robin 7
Varied Thrush 1
Cedar Waxwing 2
Tennessee Warbler 35
Orange-crowned Warbler 118
Yellow Warbler 250
Myrtle Warbler 480
Townsend's Warbler 10
Blackpoll Warbler 170
American Redstart 29
Northern Waterthrush 47
MacGillivray's Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 30
Wilson's Warbler 83
Chipping Sparrow 18
Savannah Sparrow 11
Fox Sparrow 3
Lincoln's Sparrow 7
Swamp Sparrow 2
White-crowned Sparrow 16
Dark-eyed Junco 76
Purple Finch 10
White-winged Crossbill 79
Pine Siskin 12
Rusty Blackbird 1

TOTAL 2042

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