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.

Point Blue Conservation Science: Palo’s Monthly Banding Summary, March 2017

06.23.17
By

Wilson’s Warbler captured at Muddy Hollow. Photo by Nick Liadis

Spring arrives and so do new interns! Check out the blog to find out what’s been going on at Palomarin!

Read more...

Point Blue Conservation Science: Where Are They Now? Featuring 1998 Palo Intern Moe Flannery

06.19.17
By

Moe during blue whale necropsy. Photo by Brian Fisher / California Academy of Sciences

A blue whale brings Palo alumnus Moe Flannery back to Bolinas. Read the blog for details!

Read more...

Point Blue Conservation Science: Palo’s Monthly Banding Summary, February 2017

06.16.17
By

Red-breasted Nuthatch (male, second-year) recaptured at Palomarin Field Station on February 1, 2017. Photo by Kim Savides.

Even a slow February brings some highlights to the winter banders! Read more to find out what the Palomarin interns were up to!

Read more...

Point Blue Conservation Science: Palo’s Monthly Banding Summary, January 2017

06.09.17
By

Nashville Warbler (left) and Orange-crowned Warbler (right) captured at Muddy Hollow in January, 2017. Photo by Kim Savides.

January brings rain and some interesting birds! Check out the blog for more details!

Read more...

Point Blue Conservation Science: Monthly Banding Summary, December 2016

06.02.17
By

“Ghost Ricky”. Ruby-crowned Kinglet; Unkwown age, Unknown sex. Photo by Nick Liadis.

The winter banders encounter a special Ruby-crowned Kinglet and enjoy the beauty of a Varied Thrush. Read on for more exciting captures!

Read more...

Point Blue Conservation Science: Monthly Banding Summary, November 2016

05.25.17
By

A pie-filled Palo Thanksgiving. Photo by Nick Liadis.

Lots to give thanks for in November at the Palomarin Field Station! Check out this month’s blog for the highlights!

Read more...

Monthly Banding Summary, October 2016

11.30.16
By

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!

Read more...

Monthly Banding Summary, September 2016

11.18.16
By

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.

Read more...

Monthly Banding Summary, August 2016

11.17.16
By

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!

Read more...

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

11.09.16
By

journal_3

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

Read more...