November 2nd – Another Milestone

A lingering Eastern Phoebe.

I’m in a bit of a rush this afternoon/evening so this won’t be my usual Pulitzer-prize-winning-prose but…I want you to know that we set a new Fall banding record: 4,769, eclipsing the old mark of 4,763 set in 2010. On the day, we banded 60 birds, half of which were American Goldfinches. The number of species banded – 92 – is also a new record (we banded 90 in 2010).

Banded 60:
1 Downy Woodpecker
1 Eastern Phoebe
2 Black-capped Chickadees
1 Brown Creeper
1 Eastern Bluebird
1 Northern Cardinal
1 American Tree Sparrow
2 Chipping Sparrows
1 Song Sparrow
3 White-throated Sparrows
3 Eastern White-crowned Sparrows
5 Dark-eyed Juncos
1 Purple Finch
2 House Finches
5 Pine Siskins
30 American Goldfinches

ET’s: 37 spp.
Fall Banding Total: 4,769
Year-to-Date Banding Total: 7,354

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