Yesterday I wasn't able to band because of strong winds. Today started off pretty cold and then the breeze picked up a bit later. The bird activity was much slower. I banded 30 birds of 12 species.
Here's the summary of newly banded birds for the day: Wilson's Warbler: 12 Ruby-crowned Kinglet: 2 House Wren: 1 Warbling Vireo: 1 Orange-crowned Warbler: 1 Lincoln's Sparrow: 3 Cassin's Vireo: 1 Pink-sided Junco: 1 Hermit Thrush: 2 Song Sparrow: 3 Gambel's White-crowned Sparrow: 2 American Robin: 1
You are welcome to visit the banding station. I'll be banding through the first week of October and nets will be open 6 days a week (Monday through Saturday). This week I'm opening nets at 6:50 and banding until 11:50 weather permitting.
Kim Geissler Bander Chico Basin Ranch Station Bird Conservancy of the Rockies