Western Great Lakes Bird & Bat Observatory

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WGLBBO banding update November 2, 2015

bandingWGLBBO has completed another season of fall banding at Forest Beach Migratory Preserve. Al Sherkow, our master bander, had help from Vicki Piaskowski, Stephanie Beilke, Bryan Lenz, Michael Schlotfeldt, Robin Squier, Natalie Miller, Lora Loke, Judi Kistler, Tom Schaefer, and me this season. 300+ birds were processed, with our peak day at 73 birds.

Totals for the season; top 6 species banded:

  • Swainson's Thrush 35
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler 34
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet 23
  • White-throated Sparrow 22
  • American Redstart 21
  • Magnolia Warbler 18

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