Date: 1/14/20 12:27 pm
From: Bill Hilton Jr. <hilton...>
Subject: Hilton Pond (12/31/19 (2019 Bird Banding Summary: A New Species)
Whew! It took a while, but I've finally checked and cross-checked my 2019 bird banding data from Hilton Pond AND written it up in digestible format as the 709th "This Week at Hilton Pond” photo essay for 31 Dec 2019. The installment includes lots of anecdotes, charts, tables, maps, and images depicting birds we banded in the just-finished year, along with hypotheses and speculations about the results. Whether you like woodpeckers or warblers or hummingbirds or hawks, you'll likely find something about your bird of interest.

The write-up is best viewed on a tablet or desktop computer--cell phones are cool but more useful for some things than others!--so I hope you'll have time to consume this special end-of-year installment in leisurely fashion from your desk or easy chair.

Thanks to everyone who helped make this banding year possible, especially our Top Tier donors who are acknowledged in the photo essay at

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