November marks the beginning of the winter banding internship here at the Palomarin Field Station. New banders arrive along with the last of the wintering migrants.
October was a busy month with capstone projects, North American Banding Council certifications, and lots of banding. Read on to learn about the common, and not-so-common captures and activities last month.
Fall migration was in full swing at Palomarin in September, bringing our regular migrants, and a few rarer vagrant species.
In August we transitioned from the breeding season to fall migration, said goodbye to outgoing interns, and welcomed the new crew. We also enjoyed captures of some of the earlier fall migrants, among other exciting captures.
May is a busy time for the gridders at Palomarin. What? you say you’ve never heard of “gridders”? Read on to find out more… [plus a first time capture for Palomarin]
Spring ramps up and bird activity picks up with it! Check out the April blog for some highlights!
October brought more than just birds: Palo interns were busy with Bird-a-thon, attending a conference, welcoming back Golden-crowned Sparrows, taking tests, and much more!
September is always an exciting time at Palomarin, as summer residents depart for wintering grounds, northern-breeding landbirds arrive for the winter, and other migrants continue to pass through.
August marked the annual shift from the breeding season to fall migration at Palomarin – bringing new interns, and new birds!
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