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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Albert Creek update - August 20th

From Aug 16th through Aug 20th Albert Creek averaged 34 birds/day and 0.22 birds/net-hour for a total of 170 birds banded. Rusty Blackbird on the 17th and Green-winged Teal the next day were both new banding species for the season. The top 5 most numerous species banded during the period were Alder Flycatcher (25), Common Yellowthroat (23), Northern Waterthrush (21), Wilson's Warbler (17) and Yellow Warbler (11). The current season top 5 is Northern Waterthrush (165), Tennessee Warbler (149), Common Yellowthroat (83), Alder Flycatcher (66), Swainson's Thrush and Yellow-rumped Warbler both 62.

Complete list of birds banded at Albert Creek as of Aug 20 this season (latest 5 day period in brackets):

Green-winged Teal - 1 (1)
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 4
Spotted Sandpiper - 1
Solitary Sandpiper - 2
Least Sandpiper - 2
Belted Kingfisher - 3 (1)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 7
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - 2
Alder Flycatcher - 66 (27)
Least Flycatcher - 41 (2)
Hammond's Flycatcher - 17 (1)
Blue-headed Vireo - 1
Warbling Vireo - 52 (4)
Gray Jay - 1
Black-capped Chickadee - 8
Boreal Chickadee - 12 (1)
Red-breasted Nuthatch - 2 (1)
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 2 (1)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 11
Swainson's Thrush - 62 (9)
American Robin - 3
Varied Thrush - 8 (2)
Tennessee Warbler - 149 (1)
Orange-crowned Warbler - 10 (8)
Yellow-Warbler - 60 (11)
Magnolia Warbler - 19
Cape May Warbler - 1
Yellow-rumped "Myrtle" Warbler - 62 (10)
Blackpoll Warbler - 11 (3)
American Redstart - 47 (5)
Northern Waterthrush - 165 (21)
MacGillivray's Warbler - 1
Common Yellowthroat - 83 (23)
Wilson's warbler - 29 (17)
Chipping Sparrow - 2
Savannah Sparrow - 1
Fox Sparrow - 4 (1)
Lincoln's Sparrow - 44 (6)
Swamp Sparrow - 10 (1)
White-throated Sparrow - 19 (3)
Dark-eyed Junco - 11 (2)
Western Tanager - 7
Rusty Blackbird - 2 (2)
Pine Siskin - 22 (8)
= 1067 (170) birds of 44 species
0.300 (0.224) birds/net-hour

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