Albany Pine Bush News

Orchard Oriole MaleConservation science staff and volunteers have held two MAPS (Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survival) banding days since our last post.  Here’s an update on how we did on each of those days.  It got very hot so for the safety of the birds we closed early on both days , but as you can see we still did very well.

July 15, 2013: 25 birds in total – 20 new birds from 11 species including: 4 House Wren, 3 Prairie Warbler, 2 Amercian Robin, 2 Common Yellowthroat, 2 Field Sparrow, 2 Gray Catbird, 1 Baltimore Oriole, 1 Eastern Towhee, 1 Northern Mockingbird, 1 Orchard Oriole, and 1 Song Sparrow.  There were 5 recapatured birds from 3 species including: 2 Common Yellowthroat, 2 Gray Catbird, and 1 American Robin.

July 19, 2013.  36 birds in total – 31 new birds from 13 species including: 9 Gray Catbird, 6 Song Sparrow, 3 Black-capped Chickadee, 2 Baltimore Orioles, 2 Field Sparrow, 2 Prairie Warbler, 1 Brown Thrasher, 1 Chestnut-sided Warbler, 1 Eastern Towhee, 1 House Wren, 1 Red-breasted Nuthatch, 1 Veery, and 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker.  Recaptured birds included 5 individual birds from 4 species.: 2 Common Yellowthroat, 1 Chestnut-sided Warbler, 1 Eastern Towhee and 1 Gray Catbird.


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