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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, 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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Where Are They Now? Featuring 1983 Palomarin Intern Sophie Webb

03.26.14
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Sophie’s sketch of an Evening Grosbeak that landed next to her at the Southeast Farallon Island lighthouse in October 2012

Palomarin alumnus and wildlife artist Sophie Webb wins award!

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Monthly Banding Summary, February 2014

03.21.14
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Male Red-breasted Nuthatch. Photo by Lindsay Wagner

Exciting captures this month include birds that go up and down tree trunks, a couple of similar species, and one that fuels up with sugar water!

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Monthly Banding Summary, January 2014

02.28.14
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Juvenile Male Cooper’s Hawk. Photo by Max “Hummingbird” Baber

An beautiful hawk, winter capture rates, and of course the January banding numbers!

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First of the Season Allen’s Hummingbird!

02.13.14
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Male Allen's Hummingbird in Lindsay Wagner's hand with third graders in the background

It was the one she was hoping for! A Palomarin intern’s wish comes true and she got to share it with third graders– even better!

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