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.

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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Monthly Banding Summary, December 2015

02.18.16
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A Black Phoebe tops the list for most exciting capture in December. Even though it’s a common bird throughout Marin County, we capture them infrequently. Check out what else we caught!

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Where Are They Now? Featuring 2009 Palomarin Intern Noah Strycker

01.29.16
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Read about how Noah breaks the previous record, and then some, in his pursuit of a global “big year”.

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Monthly Banding Summary, November 2015

01.01.16
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November marks a change in the intern crew, the recapture of an infamous Wrentit, and another recapture of a geolocator-tagged Fox Sparrow.

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Monthly Banding Summary, October 2015

11.19.15
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October brought rarities from Siberia and Mexico, plus many more of our usual migrants returned for winter, some wearing tiny data logging backpacks!

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Monthly Banding Summary, September 2015

10.16.15
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September is full of change: migrant breeders departed for their southerly wintering grounds, others stopped here to refuel along their migratory journey, while other species that over-winter in Marin but breed to the north returned.

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Monthly Banding Summary, August 2015

10.06.15
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Fall migration has arrived, with lots of exciting captures at the Palomarin Field Station.

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Monthly Banding Summary, July 2015

09.15.15
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The long summer days persist—breeding season winds down and a lot of unbanded juveniles show up. Activity is notably slower and quieter by the end of month, and the summer season draws to a close.

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