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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.

Where are they now? Fifty alumni attend major ornithological conference in Colorado last week!

10.19.14
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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, July 2014

08.20.14
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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 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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