March marks the beginning of the bird breeding season here at Palomarin. New interns arrive to begin their internship, and some of our breeding neotropical migrants begin arriving as well!
Spring at Palomarin brings new interns and new birds!
October at the Palomarin Field Station brings a gradual transition from fall migrants just passing through, to winter residents moving in. As the number of fall migrants caught in our nets dwindles, we say hello again to the familiar winter faces of Fox Sparrows, Hermit Thrushes, and Ruby-crowned Kinglets, among others.
Even a slow February brings some highlights to the winter banders! Read more to find out what the Palomarin interns were up to!
We are trying to catch up after a busy summer. Read more about what happened in June and July!
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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