Albany Pine Bush News

Sep
09
2015

Fall Bird Banding

blackpoll warbler (Medium) Fall bird banding has begun in the Preserve with our science staff out before dawn to capture and band migrating songbirds.

Already, with only a couple mornings of effort we’ve banded Canada warbler, magnolia warbler, northern parula warbler and blackpoll warbler. Migration is an extremely costly endeavor for birds, with over half the population made up of hatch-year birds that are making the journey for the first time. Some like the blackpoll travel over 2,200 miles from Alaska to Brazil, making stop-over habitats like our globally-rare pitch pine-scrub oak barrens critical places for birds to rest and fuel-up for the next leg of their epic journey.

Category: Conservation
Wendy @ 11:24 am

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