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The Hits Keep Coming

Neotropical migrants have been moving through steadily throughout the end of August and into the beginning of September. We have been catching about 20 birds a day of a nice variety, and the people that run the station over the … Continue reading

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Quality then Quantity

After what felt like an excruciatingly slow start to the season (but was actually pretty typical for August) the birds got moving to the north of us and arrived in South Florida¬† overnight. A weak front in the mainland SE … Continue reading

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El Premier Muchacho

We opened again for the 2018 fall season on August 15, and the first bird captured was this Ovenbird. We also caught several Northern cardinals; two adults originally banded in 2009 and 2013 and some of their offspring born this … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Thick-billed vireo!

The daily totals of birds banded have slowed down considerably since that big wave of Black-throated blue warblers moved through last week, but we anticipate something new coming in on this next front that hopefully arrives tomorrow. At least the … Continue reading

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Classic October Black-throated blue swarm

¬† The rain to our south overnight put down birds by the hundreds in Cape Florida this morning. We could only run 11 nets for part of the day and we couldn’t open any nets in the outside section. Even … Continue reading

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Three great days!

The middle of October has historically been our busiest time, and the 2017 season is not disappointing us. We have banded 286 birds of 24 species in the last three days, and according to radar, more are on their way. … Continue reading

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