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Monday, August 8, 2011

Albert Creek update - August 5th

Early August was medium busy at Albert Creek averaging 44.2 birds/day and 0.32 birds/net-hour for a total number of 221 birds banded in the first five days of the month. The Blue-headed Vireo was the highlight of the period and other first ones for the season were banded as follows: Wilson’s Warbler on the 1st, Boreal Chickadee and Varied Thrush on the 2nd, Western Tanager on the 3rd, Pine Siskin on the 4th and Savannah Sparrow on the 5th. The top six for the period was Tennessee Warbler (43), Northern Waterthrush (29), Warbling Vireo (16), Swainson’s Thrush (15), Least Flycatcher and Yellow Warbler (14), and the top five for the season thus far are Tennessee Warbler (124), Northern Waterthrush (74), Common Yellowthroat (44), Yellow-rumped Warbler (42), and American Redstart (32).

Western Tanagers ©Kelly Riggs


...and the complete list of birds banded at Albert Creek this season by August 5th (number in brackets = last 5 days).

Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1

Spotted Sandpiper - 1

Solitary Sandpiper - 2

Least Sandpiper - 2

Belted Kingfisher - 2

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker -7 (2)

Alder Flycatcher – 24 (12)

Least Flycatcher – 24 (14)

Hammond's Flycatcher – 13 (7)

Blue-headed Vireo – 1 (1)

Warbling Vireo – 31 (16)

Gray Jay - 1

Black-capped Chickadee – 6 (1)

Boreal Chickadee – 4 (4)

Ruby-crowned Kinglet – 5 (3)

Swainson's Thrush – 30 (15)

American Robin – 2 (1)

Varied Thrush – 3 (3)

Tennessee Warbler – 124 (43)

Yellow Warbler – 22 (14)

Magnolia Warbler – 11 (3)

Yellow-rumped Warbler – 42 (8)

Blackpoll Warbler – 2 (1)

American Redstart – 32 (13)

Northern Waterthrush – 74 (29)

MacGillivray's Warbler - 1

Common Yellowthroat – 44 (9)

Wilson’s Warbler – 1 (1)

Chipping Sparrow- 1

Savannah Sparrow – 1 (1)

Fox Sparrow – 2 (1)

Lincoln's Sparrow – 29 (7)

Swamp Sparrow – 8 (2)

White-throated Sparrow – 10 (4)

Dark-eyed Junco – 7

Western Tanager – 3 (3)

Pine Siskin – 3 (3)

= 576 (221) birds of 37 species

0.387 birds/net-hour

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