End of the 2017 season

We have now completed the 2017 field season and closed down the station a little bit early this year, for a variety of reasons. In spite of missing 23 days due to Hurricane Irma, we had a decent season after all with 1572 birds captured of 62 species. Naturally the total numbers of some species normally captured in September were down this year, but we had a great October to compensate. Huge thanks as always go out to our dedicated volunteer assistants and Adopt-a-Net donors for another successful season!

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Adult male summer tanager; these are red in the fall unlike male scarlet tanagers.

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Tanager party on Oct 25: top left is the male Summer and the two right birds are young female Scarlet tanagers.

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People with clearly too much time on their hands created this art installation on the palm next to the tent.

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I am too fluffy for this world! (Eastern phoebe)

Season Total: 1572 birds of 62 species

  1. Black-throated blue warbler: 330
  2. American redstart: 198
  3. Ovenbird: 168
  4. Gray catbird: 149
  5. Common yellowthroat: 119
  6. Black & white warbler: 110
  7. Northern parula: 59
  8. Red-eyed vireo: 57
  9. Worm-eating warbler: 45
  10. Northern waterthrush: 41
  11. Western palm warbler: 32
  12. Painted bunting: 31
  13. Swainson’s thrush: 26
  14. Blue-gray gnatcatcher: 17
  15. Northern cardinal: 16
  16. Prairie warbler: 15
  17. Swainson’s warbler: 15
  18. Cape May warbler: 13
  19. Yellow-billed cuckoo: 12
  20. Chuck-will’s widow: 10
  21. White-eyed vireo: 10
  22. Eastern phoebe: 8
  23. Magnolia warbler: 7
  24. Gray-cheeked thrush: 6
  25. Veery: 5
  26. Tennessee warbler: 5
  27. Indigo bunting: 5
  28. Bay-breasted warbler: 4
  29. Louisiana waterthrush: 4
  30. Summer tanager: 4
  31. Eastern wood-pewee: 3
  32. Great crested flycatcher: 3
  33. Blackpoll warbler: 3
  34. Scarlet tanager: 3
  35. Common grackle: 3
  36. Sharp-shinned hawk: 2
  37. Common ground-dove: 2
  38. Red-bellied woodpecker: 2
  39. Yellow-throated vireo: 2
  40. Wood thrush: 2
  41. Chestnut-sided warbler: 2
  42. Prothonotary warbler: 2
  43. Kentucky warbler: 2
  44. Hooded warbler: 2
  45. Cooper’s hawk: 1
  46. Broad-winged hawk: 1
  47. Eastern whip-poor-will: 1
  48. Alder flycatcher: 1
  49. Blue jay: 1
  50. Thick-billed vireo: 1
  51. Blue-headed vireo: 1
  52. House wren: 1
  53. Ruby-crowned kinglet: 1
  54. Blue-winged warbler: 1
  55. Myrtle warbler: 1
  56. Black-throated green warbler: 1
  57. Yellow-throated warbler: 1
  58. Mourning warbler: 1
  59. Connecticut warbler: 1
  60. Wilson’s warbler: 1
  61. Canada warbler: 1
  62. Rose-breasted grosbeak: 1

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I’m baaaackkk! I’ve been hanging out here since at least the winter of 2013-14. (Blue-headed vireo)

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1 Response to End of the 2017 season

  1. exoticdvm says:

    Despite a major hurricane, 2017 was a really great season. I’m super excited and proud to have been a part of the banding team. Here’s to a great 2018!

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