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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Albert Creek update - August 31st

From Aug 26th through Aug 31st Albert Creek averaged 56 birds/day and 0.387 birds/net-hour for a total of 336 birds banded. White-winged Crossbill on the 27th and American Tree Sparrow on the 28th were new banding species for the season. The MacGillivray's Warbler was recaptured on the 28th. The top 5 most numerous species banded during the period were Yellow-rumped Warbler (130), Common Yellowthroat (37), Orange-crowned Warbler (31), Alder Flycatcher (21), and Wilson's Warbler (15). The current season top 5 is Yellow-rumped Warbler (247), Northern Waterthrush (186), Tennessee Warbler (150), , Common Yellowthroat (148) and Alder Flycatcher (112).

The observation highlights included 3 flocks of Sandhill Cranes on the 30th and a Pileated Woodpecker on the 31st. At least 12 European Starlings are still roosting in the area.

Complete list of birds banded at Albert Creek as of Aug 31st this season (last 6 days in brackets):

Green-winged Teal - 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 5 (1)
Spotted Sandpiper - 1
Solitary Sandpiper - 2
Least Sandpiper - 2
Belted Kingfisher - 3
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 8 (1)
Western Wood-Pewee - 1 (1)
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - 6 (2)
Alder Flycatcher - 112 (21)
Least Flycatcher - 44
Hammond's Flycatcher - 19
Blue-headed Vireo - 1
Warbling Vireo - 63 (3)
Gray Jay - 1
Black-capped Chickadee - 10 (1)
Boreal Chickadee - 39 (5)
Red-breasted Nuthatch - 2
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 19 (7)
Swainson's Thrush - 72 (4)
American Robin - 4 (1)
Varied Thrush - 10 (2)
Tennessee Warbler - 150 (1)
Orange-crowned Warbler - 55 (31)
Yellow-Warbler - 75 (7)
Magnolia Warbler - 21 (2)
Cape May Warbler - 1
Yellow-rumped "Myrtle" Warbler - 247 (130)
Townsend's Warbler - 1 (1)
Blackpoll Warbler - 26 (11)
American Redstart - 52 (2)
Northern Waterthrush - 186 (12)
MacGillivray's Warbler - 1
Common Yellowthroat - 148 (37)
Wilson's warbler - 60 (15)
American Tree Sparrow - 4 (4)
Chipping Sparrow - 2
Savannah Sparrow - 2 (1)
Fox Sparrow - 10 (4)
Lincoln's Sparrow - 64 (12)
Swamp Sparrow - 14 (3)
White-crowned Sparrow - 15 (4)
Golden-crowned Sparrow - 1
White-throated Sparrow - 20 (1)
Dark-eyed Junco - 23 (11)
Western Tanager - 7
Rusty Blackbird - 3
White-winged Crossbill - 2 (2)
Pine Siskin - 22
= 1639 (336) birds of 50 species
0.322 (0.387) birds/net-hour

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