Banding News

Here are the numbers and species from the last few weeks. Please see below for details.

4/24/12 (Riverside Park) 4 birds, 3 species

Song Sparrow 1
Hermit Thrush 1
Brown Creeper 2

5/1/12 (Riverside Park) 17 birds, 9 species

Northern Waterthrush 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 3 (1 recap)
White-throated Sparrow 3
Downy Woodpecker 1
Song Sparrow 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1  (recap)
Red-winged Blackbird 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Swamp Sparrow 3

* Recap NRWS was initially banded on May 25, 2010. It was then aged as an After Hatch Year by plumage and was also determined to be a male by plumage. When caught on 5/1/2012 it was identified as an After Hatch Year male by plumage and barbs, making it at least 4 years old.
* Recap WBNU was initially banded on May 10, 2005. It was aged as an After Hatch Year male by plumage. When recaptured again on May 1st, 2012, the bird was determined to be an After Second Year male by plumage, making the bird at least 9 years old.

5/2/12 (Washington Park) 17 birds, 12 species

American Robin 2
Northern Waterthrush 1
Ovenbird 2
Common Grackle 1
Gray Catbird 1
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Western Palm Warbler 1
Northern Cardinal 1
Black-and-White Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 1
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2

5/8/12 (Riverside Park) 9 birds, 6 species

Song Sparrow 1
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Gray Catbird 3
Northern Cardinal 1
Baltimore Oriole 1

Thanks,

Jennifer Callaghan
Research Assistant
Urban Ecology Center
1500 E Park Place
Milwaukee, WI 53211

 

 

Oct. 13, 2011

Hello Banders,

For those of you that are interested in data, this is what we have so far for the season.  Interesting that net 3 which used to be a great net (and is located directly next to the canoe launch) has slowed down this season.  Does this have anything to do with the canoe launch construction?  On a similar note, has this been an influence on net 4 (also located next to the launch)?  We have no previous data from this net since it is a new net location, but it is something to consider.  Net 4 and 5 are tied for last place and as usual, net 2 is the clear winner.  It will be interesting to see if next week changes these numbers.

 

Net 1

(Lime)

Net 2

(Dk. Blue)

Net 3

(Lt. Blue, Al)

Net 4

(Black)

Net 5

(Green)

Net 6

(Purple)

Net 7

(Orange, Chorizo’s Friend)

Net 8

(Red, Chorizo)

Week 1

1

0

0

0

0

3

1

0

Week 2

1

7

0

0

1

2

2

2

Week 3

2

4

0

2

0

4

1

0

Week 4(canceled)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Week 5

1

11

4

0

1

1

0

1

Week 6

4

18

0

0

0

0

1

0

Total

9

40

4

2

2

10

5

3

Sept 7th, 2011:

Banding at Riverside Park started well yesterday morning.  We caught 5 birds.  4 – Swainson’s Thrush and 1 Gray-cheeked Thrush.  Construction on the canoe launch may have kept bird activity down but the beautiful weather and great volunteers made getting up at 4:15 am totally worth it.  I am hoping for fabulous Tuesdays from here till the end of October.  Happy banding!

Tuesday, September 6th @ 5:45 am
Tuesday, September 13th @ 6:00 am
Tuesday, September 20th @ 6:00 am
Tuesday, September 27th @ 6:15 am
Tuesday, October 4th @ 6:15 am
Tuesday, October 11th @ 6:15 am
Tuesday, October18th @ 6:30 am
From  May 10th; Jenn’s banding news:

It was a very busy morning with lots of birds in our nets today! We had 14 different species and 42 total birds! Thanks for all the help and hope to see you next week!

5/10/11

Least Flycatcher 2

Common Yellowthroat 15

Swamp Sparrow 2

Lincoln’s Sparrow 6

American Goldfinch 2

Black-capped Chickadee 2

Gray Catbird 1

Red-winged Blackbird 2

Ovenbird 1

Northern Waterthrush 1

Nashville Warbler 2

White-throated Sparrow 3

White-crowned Sparrow 2

Empid Flycatcher 1

************************

Jenn’s banding news from 4/29:

It was a bit slow, but in Jenn’s words
” good for  the first banding day of the season”:

3 American Goldfinch

1 Brown-headed Cowbird

2 American Robin

2 Downy Woodpecker

1 Song Sparrow

One response to “Banding News

  1. Trust us in MO… they are on their way! Banded 90 birds today of 28 species. Forty-three were MYWA.
    Good Luck!

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