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Monthly Banding Summary, October 2014

11.20.14
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Look who's roosting in the swallow nests at Palo - not swallows! Photos by Bobby Wilcox.

October brought more migrants, wintering species, reptiles, amphibians, birding on a fundraising mission, and playing Pin the Band on the Golden-crowned Sparrow – find out about these and other highlights in our monthly summary.

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Monthly Banding Summary, September 2014

11.04.14
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This American Redstart was our first vagrant of the fall season! We captured him at our station along Redwood Creek in Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Photo by Stephanie Levins.

September brings fall migrants, including those just passing through, and others arriving for the winter, See what the Palo Banders were up to in September, including banding a few vagrants!

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The Lookers Go Green!

10.23.14
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The Lookers bird Mesa Road in the fog. Photo by Ryan DiGaudio.

Recently, Palo’s Rich Stallcup Bird-A-Thon team took Bolinas by storm when we trekked 14.5 miles on foot and in style for our first-ever carbon free Bird-A-Thon! Find out how we did, and see how good we looked by checking out our blog post!

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Where are they now? Fifty alumni attend major ornithological conference in Colorado last week!

10.02.14
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Thirty attendees at last week’s major ornithological conference were former Palomarin interns!

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Monthly Banding Summary, July 2014

08.20.14
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A young Hermit Warbler captured at the Palomarin Field Station in July. Photo by Janelle Chojnacki.

This summary was compiled by Palomarin banding interns Brian Cole and Janelle Chojnacki with help from Renée Cormier, Banding Supervisor. Exciting Captures and Observations: What a whirlwind the month of July proved to be! At the field station, we banding interns saw a dramatic uptick in the number of birds caught each day. This flurry of birds […]

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Monthly Banding Summary, June 2014

07.21.14
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This Steller's Jay at Palo was originally captured as an adult in 2007; therefore, it is at least 8 years old! Photo by Janelle Chojnacki.

June was a busy month with lots of birds, young and old!

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Monthly Banding Summary, May 2014

06.24.14
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Song Sparrow nestling from 1 the nests that were found in May. Photo by Janelle Chojnacki.

May brought more banding days, new species captured, and a lot more nestlings!

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Where are they Now? A Diamond in the Rough

06.06.14
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Laura W. holding a Saw-whet Owl as a Palomarin intern in 1987.

You can find the darndest things while surfing the web. Like this blog post from a 1987 Palomarin intern. Read on to learn how her internship at Palo changed her life.

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Monthly Banding Summary, April 2014

05.22.14
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Bluebirds, Bats, and islands, oh my! This month brought observations of spring birds and much more. Read on to learn more.

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Monthly Banding Summary, March 2014

04.14.14
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Larger birds in the nets are always exciting, including this Mourning Dove captured at Palomarin on March 27, 2014. Note the blue eye ring and pink feet! Photo by Asya Rahlin

This summary was compiled by Palomarin banding interns Brian Cole and Kim Geissler with help from Renée Cormier, Banding Supervisor. Exciting Captures and Observations: March is perennially an exciting time at the Palomarin Field Station, as it is the time of year when migrants begin arriving from their southern wintering grounds. March also brought the […]

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