Our first cold morning. With only half the nets open we still managed to catch and band 36 new birds. I was anticipating sparrow and other colder weather birds, but the Kinglets (including our 2nd GCKI of the season) and Warblers dominated, coming through in a couple of tight flocks during the course of the morning. Here's the breakdown:
We are open 6 days per week, Tuesday-Sunday, weather permitting, through October 14. We are opening nets at 6:30 and should have birds back at the station by 7:15. We will close most days by about 11:30. School groups arrive most weekdays at about 9:30. The best time to visit (fewest people, most birds) is before 9:30 weekdays and Sundays.
Meredith McBurney Bander Barr Lake Station Bird Conservancy of the Rockies