Winter 2023-24 Banding Summary (November through February)

Read about the winter field season at the longest running bird banding station west of the Mississippi River.

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Fall Banding Report, August through October 2024

Learn about the fall captures from the longest running bird banding station west of the Mississippi River!

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Summer Banding Summary, May-July 2023

May to July marked the busiest time of the season for the spring-summer banders at Palo, and as the summer went on, a shift in captures to mostly young (hatch-year) birds. Read more about the summer happenings at the Palomarin Field Station here.

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Soundscapes: connecting us to nature and conservation

What do the sounds of nature, including birds, mean to you? How are they used in science? Read this blog by our recent graduate student intern Faiza Hafeez, who studies and reflects on bird communication.

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If You Can’t Choose One, Draw Them All!

This is a story of an artist inspired by science. Or… it’s a story of a scientist inspired by art. Hmmm, actually, it’s both! This is a story of how beautifully art and science can merge to support a person’s path through life and inspire others along the way.

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Birds in the Burn: Monitoring Response to the 2020 Woodward Fire

Check out this new project Palomarin staff have been doing in Point Reyes National Seashore

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Early Spring Banding Summary

Check out the goings-on at Palomarin during March and April 2023.

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Winter Season Banding Summary, November 2022-January 2023

Come explore the exciting new captures and returning birds of our Winter season!

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Fall Season Banding Summary, August-October 2022

Come explore the exciting new captures and returning birds of our Fall season!

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The Lookers 2022 Bird-a-Thon Summary, Sept 2022

Summary written by Mark Dettling, Banding Supervisor and The Lookers Route Planner and List Keeper.   What a great time of year! Out here in Marin County the weather is nice and the birds are migrating. That means it’s time for Point Blue’s Rich Stallcup Bird-a-thon, the 44th! It’s one of Point Blue’s biggest annual

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