Date: 9/5/19 4:00 pm From: Vicki Morgan <vemorg...> Subject: [cobirds] Bird Conservancy Banding Report - Ridgway State Park, 9/3/19-9/5/19
We started banding at Ridgway on Tuesday, and it's been pretty steady with 22 birds on Tuesday, 28 birds on Wednesday, and 26 birds on Thursday. We have opened at 0630 every day, but unfortunately the sun has caused us to close early as well, usually around 1130. So far we have 76 birds of 24 species. Notably, Wilson's Warblers, who were the most abundantly banded bird last season, are so far being overtaken by Yellow Warblers. Banding totals for the past three days are as follows:
Wilson's Warbler 8 Orange-crowned Warbler 4 Yellow Warbler 20 Common Yellowthroat 1 House Wren 5 Nashville Warbler 2 Black-capped Chickadee 5 Lazuli Bunting 2 Hermit Thrush 1 Gray Catbird 6 Western Wood-pewee 1 Warbling Vireo 2 Red-breasted Nuthatch 1 MacGillivray's Warbler 2 Lincoln's Sparrow 2 Song Sparrow 5 Western Tanager 1 Virginia's Warbler 2 Black-throated Gray Warbler 1 Mountain Chickadee 1 Green-tailed Towhee 1 White-crowned Sparrow 1 American Robin 1
We are out here 5 days a week, M-F until 9/13/19. Also, this Saturday is our public banding day, and all visitors are welcome! Be sure to arrive early, as we catch very few birds after about 9:30. Bring bug spray!
Vicki Morgan Bander, Ridgway State Park Bird Conservancy of the Rockies