Point Blue's Palomarin Blog

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

Birds in Orange Juice Cans

05.06.18
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Weighing a bird during the banding process.  Photo: Duperron Photography.

Have you visited our Palomarin Field Station yet? Here’s a great visitor story that we hope will inspire you to be one of our new or re-captures!

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Point Blue Conservation Science: Monthly Banding Summary, February 2018

04.13.18
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Red-breasted Sapsucker. Photo by Hilary Allen

2018 continues with more exciting captures of wintering species and some early spring migrants as well!

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Point Blue Conservation Science: Monthly Banding Summary – January 2018

04.06.18
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Swamp Sparrow at Pine Gulch. Photo by Krista Fanucchi.

The new year brought with it some fun new captures for the winter banders and a few changes to the Palomarin Field Station as well. Read on to learn more!

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Point Blue Conservation Science: Monthly Banding Summary, December 2017

02.08.18
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The final weeks of 2017 brought busy days and thrilling captures for the winter banding interns at the Palomarin Field Station, including the latest capture of a Swainson’s Thrush in our 51 years of banding!

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Point Blue Conservation Science: Monthly Banding Summary, November 2017

01.05.18
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Hatch-year male Cooper's Hawk at Palo. Photo by Mike Mahoney

November marks the beginning of the winter banding internship here at the Palomarin Field Station. New banders arrive along with the last of the wintering migrants.

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Point Blue Conservation Science: Monthly Banding Summary, October 2017

11.21.17
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Marsh Wrens are commonly detected at our Pine Gulch banding site, but uncommonly captured. We caught 2 in one day in October. Photo by Meredith Heather.

October was a busy month with capstone projects, North American Banding Council certifications, and lots of banding. Read on to learn about the common, and not-so-common captures and activities last month.

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Point Blue Conservation Science: Monthly Banding Summary, September 2017

11.13.17
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An Ovenbird captured at our Redwood Creek banding site in September. Photo by Elise Zarri.

Fall migration was in full swing at Palomarin in September, bringing our regular migrants, and a few rarer vagrant species.

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Point Blue Conservation Science: Monthly Banding Summary, August 2017

10.18.17
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A Western Screech-Owl captured at our banding station along Redwood Creek in August 2017 - this was our first capture of this species at any of our banding stations since 1982! Photo by Elise Zarri.

In August we transitioned from the breeding season to fall migration, said goodbye to outgoing interns, and welcomed the new crew. We also enjoyed captures of some of the earlier fall migrants, among other exciting captures.

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Point Blue Conservation Science: Monthly Banding Summary, June and July 2017

08.31.17
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After hatch-year female Hooded Warbler at Palomarin. Photo by Ian Souza-Cole.

June and July are busy months at the field station! Read on to see what was happening!

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Point Blue Conservation Science: Palo Blog, May 2017

08.25.17
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A 10-day-old Wrentit nestling takes a short trip from its cozy nest to be banded and measured. Photo by Hilary Allen

May is a busy time for the gridders at Palomarin. What? you say you’ve never heard of “gridders”? Read on to find out more… [plus a first time capture for Palomarin]

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