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Yesterday, Gwyn–after a long trip from Oregon–joined us as a volunteer. She arrived with a lucky day. On census, Kyle saw the first Black-headed Grosbeak at TLBO. It would be interesting to know from where it came. This species migrates from North America to Mexico to spend the winter there. The first Stellar’s Jay appeared this season. Beautiful bird. If you haven’t seen it, I recommend that you google it.


Black-headed Grosbeak from today. Photo by Kyle.

Today was a busy day. Many birds were close to the nets. We banded 47 birds! A record  for this season. 20 Common Yellowthroats were banded. Species for which we had few banded were present today, such as a Orange-crowned Warbler, Willow Flycatcher and Yellow-rumped Warbler.

Our visitors from yesterday came back to join us. Today, they had more luck than yesterday, and everyone had the chance to let a bird go after the bird was banded. It was a hard day, and they left very happy and tired, like us.


Gwyn and Anna with our visitors from yesterday. Photo by Kyle.

We have been recovering our energy for another exciting day at TLBO.


A view at TLBO. Photo by Kyle.


Total Banded 320
Species Banded 30
Total Recapped 50
Species Recapped 12
Species Recorded 96

Species Banded Recapped
Common Yellowthroat 52 16
Swainson’s Thrush 50 7
Song Sparrow 31 5
Lincoln’s Sparrow 30 6
American Redstart 23 2
Yellow Warbler 21 2
Northern Waterthrush 19 1
Savannah Sparrow 16 0
MacGillivray’s Warbler 15 3
Chipping Sparrow 10 0
Wilson’s Warbler 9 0
Dusky Flycatcher 6 0
Warbling Vireo 6 0
Cedar Waxwing 5 5
Black-capped Chickadee 4 1
Red-eyed Vireo 3 0
Orange-crowned Warbler 3 0
Willow Flycatcher 2 1
Vesper Sparrow 2 0
Pacific-slope Flycatcher 2 0
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2 0
Hammond’s Flycatcher 1 0
Lazuli Bunting 1 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 0
Townsend’s Warbler 1 0
Cooper’s Hawk 1 0
Oregon Junco 1 0
Spotted Towhee 1 0
American Robin 1 0
Red-naped Sapsucker 0 1

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