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.
The breeding season is in full swing and the banding and gridding interns at the Palomarin Field Station have been busy! Read on to learn more about the birds they have been studying for the past couple of months.
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!
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]
On this day at Palomarin in 1980, the very nature of the mundane was inspiring and heartwarming.
This summary was compiled by Palomarin banding intern Adelle Anderson with help from Mark Dettling, Banding Supervisor. Exciting Captures and Observations: This month many exciting species and individuals were captured at Palomarin and our other West Marin banding sites. The first exciting capture came on January 10th when an Acorn Woodpecker was captured for the tenth
This post was written by banding intern (and former nest searching intern) Hilary Allen with help from Mark Dettling, Banding Supervisor. An Old Friend The Palomarin Field Station had a celebrity visitor last month…a female Wrentit who will turn 13 this spring, making her the oldest known Wrentit! The oldest Wrentit recorded on the Bird
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
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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