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October 27 2003
The following is an update on migration monitoring results
from October 19th-27th.

561 birds were banded for the 9 days of the update period
(rate of 62 birds/day). 194 birds were banded on October 20th
and 98 were banded on the 22nd. Numbers of birds have
dropped substantially in the past few days as migration may
be winding down.

Highlights:
Captured:
Marsh Wren-1st of season (Oct. 27)
American Tree Sparrow
Swainson's Thrush-2 banded for update period (late).

Observed: New for fall 2003
American Coot
Redhead
Northern Goshawk
Red-breasted Merganser
Bonapartes Gull

Birds banded October 27th:
Black-capped Chicadee-3
Marsh Wren-1
Brown Creeper-3
Golden-crowned Kinglet-4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet-2
Hermit Thrush-1
American Robin-2
American Tree Sparrow-2
Fox Sparrow-1
Song Sparrow-3
Lincoln's Sparrow-1
White-throated Sparrow-1
Eastern White-crowned Sparrow-1
Slate coloured Junco-8

Season banding total is 2990 and season species total is 157.

Dan Derbyshire
BIC, Tommy Thompson Park Bird Research Station