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Monthly Banding Summary, May 2014

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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Monthly Banding Summary, March 2014

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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Monthly Banding Summary, February 2014

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

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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Monthly Banding Summary, November 2013

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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Monthly Banding Summary, October 2013

This summary was compiled by Palomarin banding interns Navit Reid and Elena Daggett with assistance from Palomarin Banding Supervisor Renée Cormier, and Conservation Educator Lishka Arata. Exciting Captures and Observations: Exciting Captures.  While fall migration has wound down, we still had quite a few exciting captures this month. Among them were 10 Sharp-Shinned Hawks, 8 Red-Breasted

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Monthly Banding Summary, September 2013

This summary was compiled by Palomarin banding interns Navit Reid and RJ Roush with assistance from Palomarin Banding Supervisor Renée Cormier, and Conservation Educator Lishka Arata.. Exciting Captures and Observations: One of the many exciting captures we had at Palo this month was a young Black-chinned Sparrow. While these birds are often found in and

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Monthly Banding Summary, August 2013

This summary was compiled by Palomarin banding interns Elena Daggett and Jerry Cole, with assistance from Palomarin Banding Supervisor Renée Cormier, and Conservation Educator Lishka Arata. Exciting Captures and Observations: One exciting capture for the month of August was a Townsend’s Warbler captured on the 8th. This was the earliest ever capture date for this

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Monthly Banding Summary, July 2013

This summary was compiled by Palomarin banding intern Aaron Hulsey with assistance from Palomarin Program Leader Diana Humple and Conservation Educator Lishka Arata. Exciting Captures and Observations: One exciting capture for the month of July was a recently fledged Hermit Warbler caught at the Palomarin Uppers banding site located in the study area near the

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