Sunday, July 12, 2020

2020 Spring Bird Banding Report Uploaded

The complete and very detailed report of banding activities during spring 2020 at Lake St. Clair Metropark, Macomb County, Michigan has been posted to the "Bird Banding Reports (2004 to present)" page. Use the link at the top of this page to view the link to the report. It is available as a PDF file.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

2020 Spring Bird Banding Totals

Spring bird banding was conducted at Lake St. Clair Metropark on 16 days between 5 April and 6 June 2020. A total of 984 birds of 62 species was banded. Here are the details. Details of the banding days can be found by clicking on the link for the "Bird Banding Blog" above. A full report is being compiled and will be available sometime later this summer.

Green Heron - 1
Black-billed Cuckoo - 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 10
Northern Flicker - 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee - 3
Alder Flycatcher - 2
Willow Flycatcher - 3
"Traill's" Flycatcher - 8
Least Flycatcher - 7
Eastern Phoebe - 4
Blue-headed Vireo - 4
Yellow-throated Vireo - 1 (first for station)
Warbling Vireo - 17
Red-eyed Vireo - 2
Blue Jay - 12
Tree Swallow - 5
Black-capped Chickadee - 3
Brown Creeper - 6
House Wren - 17
Winter Wren - 3
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 40
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 71
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 11 (record)
Veery - 5
Gray-cheeked Thrush - 5
Swainson's Thrush - 25
Hermit Thrush - 30
Wood Thrush - 2
American Robin - 9
Gray Catbird - 19
Brown Thrasher - 3
European Starling - 3
Cedar Waxwing - 5
Nashville Warbler - 32 (spring record)
Northern Parula - 2
Yellow Warbler - 56
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 7
Magnolia Warbler - 26
Black-throated Blue Warbler - 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 31 (spring record)
Black-throated Green Warbler - 10 (record)
Palm Warbler - 22 (spring record)
Blackpoll Warbler - 2
Black-and-white Warbler - 6
American Redstart - 18
Ovenbird - 14
Northern Waterthrush - 17
Mourning Warbler - 7
Common Yellowthroat - 46
Wilson's Warbler - 8
Canada Warbler - 4
Northern Cardinal - 6
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 1
American Tree Sparrow - 7
Song Sparrow - 16
Lincoln's Sparrow - 22
Swamp Sparrow - 30
White-throated Sparrow - 41
White-crowned Sparrow - 7
Red-winged Blackbird - 138
Common Grackle - 8
Brown-headed Cowbird - 9
Baltimore Oriole - 11
House Finch - 2
American Goldfinch - 38

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

2020 Spring Bird Banding Season completed

The spring bird banding season has now come to a close, with the last two days covered in the first week of June. Totals will be posted in an upcoming update, but for now the details of each day can be viewed by clicking on the link to the Bird Banding Blog above.

Monday, May 25, 2020

2020 Spring Bird Banding Blog updated

The spring bird banding season began on April 5 at Lake St. Clair Metropark, Macomb County, Michigan. Details of each day's banding and photo highlights have been added and updated to the most recent banding day. To view these results, click on the Bird Banding Blog above.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

2019 Hummingbird Banding Report posted

The 2019 Hummingbird Banding Report is now finished and has been posted. To see this report, click on the Bird Banding Reports link at the top of this page, and scroll down a little bit to view get a PDF file of the report.

Also, a complete annotated species list of birds seen on the 2018 Peru birding trip has been added to the Trip Reports page. Click the link above and scroll down to the link. Sorry, no photos on this one, just 36 pages of bird sightings.

And finally, I have added a "widget" that is supposed to show my recent additions to my iNaturalist postings. I have copied the HTML provided, so cannot guarantee it will work as expected. It is in the right-hand column of this page; just scroll down a bit until you see iNaturalist.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Belle Isle Birding page updated

I have just added substantial text to the Belle Isle Birding page, covering where, when, and how to bird the island. I have also uploaded a minor update to the Bird Checklist (as of January 31, 2020). Check it all out by clicking on the Belle Isle Birding link above.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Fall 2019 Bird Banding Report

I have just posted the complete, detailed report for the fall 2019 bird banding season at Lake St. Clair Metropark. You can access it by clicking on the "Bird Banding Reports" link from the "menu" above.