The following is an update on migration monitoring results from Tommy
Quiet days continued for almost all of the update period, that is, until today
when 80 birds were banded following the remnants of hurricane Isabel.
marks the first day of the fall season with significant movements of
at the banding station.
This past week, the activity was dominated by passing Blue Jays which
1900 on September 16th (13 banded). However, this did little to increase
average of 18 birds banded per day for the season.
The recent storm front gave staff and volunteers a busier day today as 80
were banded in 6 hours with all 14 mist nets in operation. The total was
dominated by Blackpoll Warbler, Western Palm Warbler and Blue Jay.
for the season included; Pine Warbler and Yellow-rumped Warbler
Summary of birds banded today (80 of 19 species):
Black-throated Green Warbler-1
Black-throated Blue Warbler-1
Cape May Warbler-1
Western Palm Warbler-7
Season banding total for Tommy Thompson Park Bird Research Station is
season species total is 113.
Look for another update in a few days.