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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, June 2014

07.21.14
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This summary was compiled by Palomarin banding interns Janelle Chojnacki and Asya Rahlin with help from Renée Cormier, Banding Supervisor. Exciting Captures and Observations: June is a busy month, with high capture rates and many banding days. There are lots of young birds around, and this month, they made up 38% of all birds captured! […]

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Monthly Banding Summary, May 2014

06.24.14
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This summary was compiled by Palomarin banding interns Kim Geissler and Brian Cole with help from Renée Cormier, Banding Supervisor. Exciting Captures and Observations: The breeding season continues with vigor! In May, the banding interns were busy catching fledglings of multiple species, and visiting two additional banding sites, Lagunitas Creek and Redwood Creek. Neither site […]

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Where are they Now? A Diamond in the Rough

06.06.14
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I was doing a Google Search that included the key word, “Palomarin Field Station” and luckily stumbled upon this heart-warming post on another blog by a former intern (“Laura Goes Birding“). This post exemplifies the kind of long-lasting impact our intern training program at the Palomarin (Palo) can and often has on a young person.  Laura now lives in Portland, Oregon, […]

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Monthly Banding Summary, April 2014

05.22.14
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This summary was compiled by Palomarin banding interns Janelle Chojnacki and Asya Rahlin with help from Renée Cormier, Banding Supervisor. Exciting Captures and Observations: April is an exciting time at the field station, with the later spring migrants returning from southern winter grounds for the breeding season, including Olive-sided Flycatchers and Swainson’s Thrushes. A few […]

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Monthly Banding Summary, March 2014

04.14.14
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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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Taking the Long View: An inside look at the goings-on at the longest running avian ecology field station west of the Mississippi.

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Monthly Banding Summary, February 2014

03.21.14
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This summary was compiled by Palomarin banding interns Danielle Aubé and Lindsay Wagner with help from Mark Dettling, Banding Supervisor. Exciting Captures and Observations: On the 22nd of February, we captured our first Red-breasted Nuthatch of the winter season! Red-breasted Nuthatches are common around the Palomarin field station and a few are captured here each year; […]

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Monthly Banding Summary, January 2014

02.28.14
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This summary was compiled by Palomarin banding interns Hummingbird Baber and Lindsay Wagner with help from Mark Dettling, Banding Supervisor. Exciting Captures and Observations: On the 18th of January, we had a very lucky capture of a juvenile Cooper’s Hawk.  This species is rather large to get caught in our nets and it was a […]

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Where Are They Now? Featuring 1997 Palomarin Intern Hilary Cooke

12.30.13
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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 of equal remark and […]

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Monthly Banding Summary, November 2013

12.17.13
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This summary was compiled by Palomarin banding interns Lindsay Wagner and Max “Hummingbird” Baber with help from Mark Dettling, Banding Supervisor. New Winter Interns: With the fall season on its way out, the new winter banding interns were on their way in this November. Coming from far and wide, they arrived ready to learn all […]

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