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.

Monthy Banding Summary, June and July 2016

09.15.16
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Hatch year MacGillivray’s Warbler caught in Pescadero on 07/28/2016. Photo by Kayla Putty.

We are trying to catch up after a busy summer. Read more about what happened in June and July!

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Monthly Banding Summary, May 2016

08.18.16
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Male Yellow-breasted Chat Photo by Kayla Putty

May brings us young birds and birds with backpacks! Read on to find out more!

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Monthly Banding Summary, April 2016

08.16.16
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Female, Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater). Photo by Garrett Duncan

April is a time of change as more migrants arrive and nesting starts in earnest. Check out the blog for more details!

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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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