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.

Amazing Wrentit Capture

02.13.15
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Palomain banding interns Adelle Anderson and Hilary Allen with a nearly 13 yr old Wrentit (RBG/S).

That sure is an amazing Wrentit! But aren’t they all!

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Monthly Banding Summary, December 2014

02.10.15
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Woodpeckers, such as this Red-breasted Sapsucker captured at Muddy Hollow, are always a treat. Photo by Mark Dettling.

December banding had to deal with some rainy conditions, but when the nets were open we caught a great number and diversity of birds. Take a look at the summary for more details!

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Monthly Banding Summary, November 2014

01.08.15
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White-throated Sparrow. Photo by Stefanie Krantz.

November was a month of change here around the Palomarin Field Station. Find out more from this month’s summary!

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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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