The WGLBBO banding station had its first season this fall. Our lead bander, UW Green Bay grad student Stephanie Bielke, operated the station from Sept 1 through Oct 31 this fall. More than 425 individuals of ~45 species were banded this season.
The WGLBBO Waterbird Watch at Harrington Beach State Park has tallied more than 100,000 individuals of 165+ species this fall, also beginning on Sept 1.> Add a comment >
Calvin Brennan has been hired to staff our Waterbird Watch. Calvin has extensive knowledge and experience in bird identification. Calvin started on September 1. Last spring, our previous Waterbird Watch technician Jonathan Stein tallied over 104,000 individuals of 168 species.> Add a comment >
Update: The WGLBBO Waterbird Watch had an outstanding season this spring, thanks to our Technician Jonathan Stein (data summary coming later this summer). Jon has moved on to a summer position with the WI DNR and its Kirtland's Warbler project. Thanks and best wishes to Jon in his new position. A new Technician for the Waterbird Watch will be in place by September 1st.
A recent (4-13-2014) Wisconsin Birding Network post from our Waterbird Watch Technician Jonathan Stein, from his location at Harrington Beach State Park:
“Tough to get to my normal spot after last night's rain, the count was moved slightly northward today as a result. Even with some early fog limiting visibility, there was still significant activity to be seen from the get-go. Teal and bay ducks were again on the move with 281 Blue-Winged, 420 Green-Winged, 61 Canvasback, 149 Redhead and 866 Greater Scaup counted over the course of the morning. Other dabblers besides teal put in a nice showing, led by Mallard (230), American Wigeon (78) and Northern Shoveler. Additional highlights included a nice Caspian Tern (15) flight and our first Forster's Tern of the season as well as some great looks at Red-throated Loon and Horned Grebe foraging near shore.
Jonathan Stein”> Add a comment >