Hot and muggy, but the birds didn't seem to mind! Caught 59 new birds, including a modestly rare Red-eyed Vireo, and a truly senior citizen Black-capped Chickadee, which we banded in 2010! Here's the breakdown for the day:
Western Wood-pewee 4 Least Flycatcher 1 Red-eyed Vireo 1 Black-capped Chickadee 1, banded 2010 House Wren 14 new, 2 banded 2018 Yellow Warbler 23 Wilson's Warbler 10 Chipping Sparrow 2 Song Sparrow 1
Tomorrow, Monday, is our day off! We are open 6 days per week, Tuesday-Sunday, weather permitting, through October 13. We are opening nets at 6:40 and should have birds back at the station by 7:20. We will close nets most days at 11:40, with some being closed earlier as long as this heat continues. 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