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El Chico Ultimo

  We ended the season on Nov 7 with this young male Black-throated blue warbler as our final capture. Long-distance migrants were still trickling through in small numbers and the wintering species such as House wren and Myrtle warbler are … Continue reading

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2,000th bird of the season

We finally banded our 2,000th bird of the season, a beautiful adult Black-throated blue warbler. Some years we band hundreds of this species, but they have not yet swarmed our site this year and it is looking like they won’t … Continue reading

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Diverse weekend

Over the weekend the wind shifted briefly to the southwest then west then northwest for about 10 minutes before swinging back east. That was enough to dump a lot of migrants all over south Florida since the birds do seem … Continue reading

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They’re on the move anyways

In spite of the persistent easterly and northeasterly winds, birds have been moving through the area during these first few days of October. Daily capture rates have picked up and the diversity has been interesting. We have finally seen some … Continue reading

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Quiet September

Entrenched high pressure over the mid-Atlantic region for the entire month of September made for slow banding. Winds were constantly out of the east or northeast, but despite only banding 530 birds we had some interesting species from time to … Continue reading

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A burst of activity

Birds were moving around the outer edges of the circulation of Hurricane Florence who was giving both Carolinas some problems over the weekend. You can see on the radar shot below how the migrants avoided the storm and were moving … Continue reading

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Remembering Jim King

We lost one of our longtime volunteers over the past weekend. Jim, we will miss you a lot at the banding station. Thank you for all that you gave; your inspiration and your laughs! September has continued steady, and daily … Continue reading

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