Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Banding Totals From 2010
Since today is officially "meteorological spring" and that means the 2011 bird banding season is right around the corner I thought I'd post the totals from my banding efforts of 2010. When I look at my numbers they sure don't reflect the amount of banding I actually did. When I'm working the programs at Carver Park in Victoria, MN or Ritter Farm Park in Lakeville, MN the bands are not mine so are not reflected on my records. The following list is just those birds I banded at my own locations.
Totals are 196 individuals of 42 species. I'm really hoping to bring those numbers up this year if the weather cooperates.
Top 5 species banded were:
The complete list in alphabetical order is as follows:
Black and White Warbler
Eastern Tufted Titmouse
The common consensus around these parts is that last springs migration was one of the worst in recent memory. Hopefully it will improve this year and the nets will be busy. Keep checking back to see when we start to catch birds!