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Taking the Long View: An inside look at the goings-on at the longest running avian ecology field station west of the Mississippi.

Monthly Banding Summary, October 2016

11.30.16
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This first-year Magnolia Warbler captured at Muddy Hollow by the Palomarin Field Station interns in October was the first of two of this species caught this month. Photos by Lila Fried.

October brought more than just birds: Palo interns were busy with Bird-a-thon, attending a conference, welcoming back Golden-crowned Sparrows, taking tests, and much more!

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Monthly Banding Summary, September 2016

11.18.16
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First-year male Nashville Warbler captured by Palomarin Field Station banding interns in September 2016. Photo by Kate Maley.

September is always an exciting time at Palomarin, as summer residents depart for wintering grounds, northern-breeding landbirds arrive for the winter, and other migrants continue to pass through.

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Monthly Banding Summary, August 2016

11.17.16
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Our first Townsend's Warblers of the season were captured in August, returning from northern breeding grounds.

August marked the annual shift from the breeding season to fall migration at Palomarin – bringing new interns, and new birds!

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Throwback Thursday: On This Day in the Palomarin Journal in 1980

11.09.16
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On this day at Palomarin in 1980, the very nature of the mundane was inspiring and heartwarming.

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Monthy Banding Summary, June and July 2016

09.15.16
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Hatch year MacGillivray’s Warbler caught in Pescadero on 07/28/2016. Photo by Kayla Putty.

We are trying to catch up after a busy summer. Read more about what happened in June and July!

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Monthly Banding Summary, May 2016

08.18.16
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Male Yellow-breasted Chat Photo by Kayla Putty

May brings us young birds and birds with backpacks! Read on to find out more!

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Monthly Banding Summary, April 2016

08.16.16
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Female, Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater). Photo by Garrett Duncan

April is a time of change as more migrants arrive and nesting starts in earnest. Check out the blog for more details!

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Monthly Banding Summary, March 2016

05.20.16
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Spring has sprung! We are catching more birds and the birds are starting to nest. Read on to see some more highlights!

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Monthly Banding Summary, February 2016

04.14.16
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February is a slower month for mist-net captures here in West Marin, but there’s always something interesting going on at the Palomarin Field Station!

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Monthly Banding Summary, January 2016

03.20.16
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Despite low numbers of birds caught, the interns still had some excitement this January with the capture of a Red Crossbill. Read on for more details!

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