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.

Where Are They Now? Featuring 2011 Palomarin Intern Amanda Gallinat

06.16.15
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Amanda at Palomarin after banding a Western Scrub-Jay (photo by Sam Roberts)

Where Are They Now? Where do Palomarin interns go after they complete their internship with us? Our growing numbers of Palomarin alumni often continue on in the fields of conservation science and bird ecology, many becoming influential in their chosen field of study. Still others whose lives have gone in different directions have pursued paths […]

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Monthly Banding Summary, April 2015

05.20.15
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Fledgling Orange-crowned Warbler fresh out of the nest. Photo by Hannah Conley.

April at Palomarin was relatively slow in terms of number of birds captured, but we made up for it with our first fledglings of the season and a rare hummingbird capture!

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Monthly Banding Summary, March 2015

05.01.15
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March marks the start of the breeding season for many birds at Palomarin - including Wrentits whose nests are located and monitored by Palomarin interns. Photo by Candace Stenzel.

March at Palomarin includes the influx of new interns and new birds!

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Monthly Banding Summary, February 2015

04.06.15
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Yellow-rumped Warbler

February was a gloriously sunny yet drearily slow month, but there were still some exciting captures. Check out this month’s blog for more!

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Monthly Banding Summary, January 2015

03.17.15
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Red-shafted Flicker from 2013. Photo by Mike Krzywicki.

We were visited by a couple older birds and a couple less common birds. Read this months blog to find out more!

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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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