Category Archives: bird banding

Peeps

While staying at Galveston Beach State Park on the way home, we walked the beach several times seeing hundreds of shorebirds — mostly peeps — but a number of Ruddy Turnstones, Willets, and Laughing Gulls as well.  Here are some … Continue reading

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Bird Banding at North Branch Nature Center

Yesterday morning, Mary and I dropped in at a public bird banding demonstration at North Branch Nature Center led by Director Chip Darmstadt.  Jen and Mac came a bit later and were fortunate to see a rather rare Yellow-billed Cuckoo … Continue reading

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Reporting a bird with a Federal Band or Color Marker

I monitor the Facebook page of the Anne Arundel (MD) Birding& Bird Club and just saw a post from a member noting that she had seen this banded bird and read the tag number. The group moderator suggested that she … Continue reading

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Rufous Hummer in Vermont

On November 19th, Randy Schmidt of The Vermont Bird Place in Manchester Center, VT, reported a phone call from a customer who was worrying about a hummingbird who was still hanging around her feeder  (in East Arlington.)  Randy posted the … Continue reading

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Bird Banding by North Branch Nature Center

This morning, I saw birds being banded for the first time.  My friends Chip and Larry from the North Branch Nature Center along with volunteers gather data for the MAPS (The Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship Program).  They also use … Continue reading

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