We caught our 100th species at Chatfield today, and it was a gorgeous adult male PROTHONOTARY WARBLER! We celebrated by taking lots of photos! He had no fat, so it is possible he will stay around for a few days.
We also had our best day of the season, banding 21 birds and catching 3 banded in prior years:
House Wren 6 American Robin 1 Orange-crowned Warbler 2 Yellow Warbler 5 Prothonotary Warbler 1 Common Yellowthroat 1 new, 1 banded 2015. This is the first time he has been recaught. Spotted Towhee 2 new, 1 banded 2017 Brewer's Sparrow 1 (a species we do not catch every year) Song Sparrow 1 banded 2016 Lincoln's Sparrow 2
Come visit! Just a reminder - we will be open tomorrow (Wed, 5/9) but then CLOSED for 3 days (5/10-5/12). We will be back in business on Sun, 5/13, when Audubon Society of Greater Denver will hold its annual Mother's Day brunch and fundraiser. (I believe it is sold out, but contact ASGD for more information.) Station will then be open daily, weather permitting, through the end of May, except for Memorial day.
Meredith McBurney Bander Chatfield Banding Station Bird Conservancy of the Rockies 303-349-0245