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September 2010 was a great month for monitoring as migration continued.  Some highlights included a Long-eared owl, Northern Waterthrush, Hammond’s Flycatcher and our first Band-tailed Pigeon (even though they are often spotted in the area).

A total of 1087 birds were banded of 45 species with 171 significant recaptures (including the Indigo Bunting that was banded earlier this summer now in fall plumage).  Lincoln’s Sparrow tops the list with 228 banded during their southward migration.  Sparrows as a whole were in high abundance this month. 

Species Totals: 

  • American Goldfinch - 11

  • American Robin - 2

  • Audubon’s Warbler - 65

  • Band-tailed Pigeon - 1 (NEW FOR SITE)

  • Barn Swallow - 2

  • Black-capped Chickadee - 17

  • Black-headed Grosbeak - 19

  • Brown Creeper - 2

  • Brown-headed Cowbird - 1

  • Bushtit - 5

  • Cedar Waxwing - 8

  • Common Yellowthroat - 49

  • Cooper’s Hawk - 1

  • Downy Woodpecker - 6

  • Fox Sparrow - 26

  • Golden-crowned Kinglet - 2

  • Golden-crowned Sparrow - 7

  • Hammond’s Flycatcher - 1

  • Hermit Thrush - 3

  • House Finch - 62

  • Lincoln’s Sparrow - 228

  • Long-eared Owl - 1 (NEW FOR SITE)

  • MacGillivray’s Warbler - 1

  • Myrtle’s Warbler - 19

  • Northern Waterthrush - 1

  • Orange-crowned Warbler - 73

  • Oregon Junco - 10

  • Pacific-slope Flycatcher - 2

  • Pacific Wren - 2

  • Pine Siskin - 3

  • Purple Finch - 21

  • Red-winged Blackbird - 2

  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 5

  • Savannah Sparrow - 154

  • Song Sparrow - 102

  • Spotted Towhee - 14

  • Steller’s Jay - 1

  • Swainson’s Thrush - 40

  • Townsend’s Warbler - 1

  • Warbling Vireo - 12

  • Western Tanager - 5

  • White-crowned Sparrow - 38

  • Willow Flycatcher - 50

  • Wilson’s Warbler - 2

  • Yellow Warbler - 10

TOTAL - 1087

RETRAPS - 171 (Including the Indigo Bunting banded earlier this summer)

SPECIES - 44

 

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