BSBO's passerine migration monitoring project is conducted every spring and fall in the Lake Erie Marsh Region of Northwest Ohio. BSBO Bird Bander's blog will provide you with highlights of what birds are being netted and seen in this area as well as interesting information about bird banding in general.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Easterly winds not favorable for migration in Navarre
Another light East wind today made our catch slow again with 53 new birds and 9 recaptures totaling eighteen bird species. Seven warbler species were netted (Black-throated Blue, American Redstart, Magnolia, Bay-breasted, Common Yellowthroat, Blackpoll, and Ovenbird). A highlight for the day was a female Scarlet Tanager. A male was also seen on site as well. A Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and Winter Wren were other specialties for the day.
Top 4 species and number banded: Swainson’s Thrush - 11 Gray Catbird - 10 Gray-cheeked Thrush -9 Blackpoll Warbler -6
There is still a lot to see this season so get out and enjoy!