The following is an update on migration monitoring results since last
The aftermath of hurricane Isabel caused an influx of birds last Saturday
and Sunday (80 and 40 banded respectively). Banding slowed to a trickle
thereafter, but with new arrivals turning up on a daily basis. Some of the
new arrivals included: Olive-sided Flycatcher, House Wren, Winter Wren,
Eastern Phoebe, Orange-crowned Warbler, Indigo
Bunting,White-crowned Sparrow and Lesser Scaup.
After 8 birds were banded yesterday, we were hoping for another fallout
of migrants. Prior to net opening this morning, Winter Wrens and
White-throated Sparrows were calling in good numbers. We banded 62
birds of 23 species, the bulk of which, came from a single net round @
0900. Season highs were recorded for: American Pipit, Black-throated
Green Warbler, Eastern Phoebe, Winter Wren, White-throated Sparrow
Summary of birds captured September 26th:(60 total of 23 species):
Black-throated Blue Warbler-3
Black-throated Green Warbler-5
*Two "experimental" nets were erected yesterday afternoon and were in
operation today. These nets are located in the dogwoods beyond net 10.
14 0f 62 birds were captured in these nets today.
The season banding total now stands at 873. The season species total
(observed and/or captured) now stands at 124.