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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Teslin Lake update - September 25th


Hey, that midget bit my butt!!

From Sept 21th through Sept 25th Teslin Lake averaged 37.7 birds/day and 0.712 birds/net-hour for a total of 113 birds banded (only three banding days as both Sept 21st and 22nd were lost for rain and wind). No new species for the season were banded. The biggest banding highlight, besides actually being able to band after all the inclement weather, was a late female Blackpoll Warbler on the 25th. The top five species banded during the period were Dark-eyed Junco (32), Wilson's Warbler (22), Ruby-crowned Kinglet (15), Yellow-rumped Warbler (10) and American Tree Sparrow (8). The current season top five species banded are Alder Flycatcher (636), Yellow Warbler (305), Dark-eyed Junco (283), Boreal Chickadee (221), and Yellow-rumped "Myrtle" Warbler (120).

One day I received a text "What happened to the raptors?" and I answered "they'll come when the winds change!", and they did. Friday the 23rd was the first day for a long long time with some northerly winds and, in spite of low ceiling and rain, 320 raptors were counted including one day observatory record for three species: Northern Harrier (159), American Kestrel (67) and Osprey (23)! Also the season first six Rough-legged Hawks were seen alongside a near record of 7 Peregrine Falcons and 50 Sharp-shinned Hawks. The next day was a little slower with 147 raptors and on the 25th 104 out of a total of 201 raptors were again Northern Harriers.

Other birds were getting out of the north on those days too, especially on the 23rd, when 400 Geese, 460 Lesser Scaup, 30 Pectoral Sandpipers, 50 Mountain Bluebirds, and 2500 American Robins, with a few tens of Varied Thrush mixed in, were tallied. Over 1100 Robins were also seen on the 25th. The first good migrant flocks of Pacific Loon for a day total of 93 were seen on the 21st.

The highlight of rare sightings was a juvenile Little Gull flying south in company of a juvenile Sabine's Gull on the 24th. The same day saw two juvenile Glaucous Gulls join the local Herring Gull gang at the "gull feeder". Both a Spotted Sandpiper on the 21st and a Violet-green Swallow on the 23rd were very late records. The season 1st Tundra Swans were seen on the 22nd.

Thanks to Cameron, Nick, Rory and Ted for your help with migration watching and banding!


Two juvenile Glaucous Gulls


Osprey


Peregrine looking up, way up!


Believe it or not, it is a juvenile Little Gull!

Photos ©Jukka Jantunen


The complete list of bird banded at Teslin Lake Bird Observatory this season as of September 25th (the last 5 days in brackets).

Sharp-shinned Hawk - 5
Merlin - 2
Spotted Sandpiper - 2
Solitary Sandpiper - 3
Boreal Owl - 4
Belted Kingfisher - 6
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 3
Downy Woodpecker - 7
Northern Flicker - 1
Olive-sided Flycatcher - 1
Western Wood-Pewee - 10
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - 7
Alder Flycatcher - 636
Least Flycatcher - 10
Hammond's Flycatcher - 28
Dusky Flycatcher - 6
Northern Shrike - 1
Warbling Vireo - 17
Black-capped Chickadee - 74 (3)
Mountain Chickadee - 1
Boreal Chickadee - 221 (1)
Red-breasted Nuthatch - 5
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 63 (15)
Townsend's Solitaire - 1
Gray-cheeked Thrush - 1
Swainson's Thrush - 85
Hermit Thrush - 7 (1)
American Robin - 11
Varied Thrush - 1
Bohemian Waxwing - 1
Tennessee Warbler - 4
Orange-crowned Warbler - 54 (5)
Yellow Warbler - 305 (3)
Yellow-rumped "Myrtle" Warbler - 120 (10)
Yellow-rumped "Audubon's" Warbler -1
Townsend's Warbler - 5
Blackpoll Warbler - 58 (1)
American Redstart - 39
Northern Waterthrush - 42
Common Yellowthroat - 69 (4)
Wilson's Warbler - 108 (22)
American Tree Sparrow - 20 (8)
Chipping Sparrow - 28
Brewer's Sparrow - 2
Savannah Sparrow - 22 (3)
Fox Sparrow - 12
Lincoln's Sparrow - 19 (3)
White-crowned Sparrow - 34 (1)
Slate-colored Junco - 283 (32)
Rusty Blackbird - 10 (1)
Brown-headed Cowbird - 1
Purple Finch - 1
White-winged Crossbill - 1
Common Redpoll - 5
Pine Siskin - 10
= 2474 (113) birds of 55 species
0.341 (0.712) birds/net-hour
Please note that the Boreal Owls are included in the total but not in the birds/net hr

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Teslin Lake update - September 20


Gray-cheeked Thrush is known to make birders who encounter them happy!

From Sept 16th through Sept 20th (excluding the 20th when no banding took place due to strong south wind) Teslin Lake averaged 27 birds/day and 0.213 birds/net-hour for a total of 108 birds banded. A Gray-cheeked Thrush banded on the 18th was a 1st for the season. Other banding highlights included a late Townsend's Warbler on the 16th and on the same day a Common Redpoll was the first one of it's kind for a month. The top five species banded during the period were Dark-eyed Junco (31), Boreal Chickadee (20), Wilson's Warbler (15), Ruby-crowned Kinglet (11), Black-capped Chickadee (7). The current season top five species banded are Alder Flycatcher (636), Yellow Warbler (302), Dark-eyed Junco (251), Boreal Chickadee (220), and Yellow-rumped "Myrtle" Warbler (110).

The 18th was a fairly good day at TLBO. Besides it having been a decent banding day there was also some bird migration to watch. During the morning about 250 ducks, mostly American Wigeons and Lesser Scaup, and over 50 raptors, mostly Northern Harriers, Sharp-shinned and Red-tailed Hawks, were seen flying by. The season 1st Glaucous Gull was seen on the 16th.


Thayer's Gull


Gray-cheeked Thrush


Townsend's Warbler


Not every bird wants a good luck kiss

Photos ©Jukka Jantunen, TOWA Abril Heredia


The complete list of bird banded at Teslin Lake Bird Observatory this season as of September 20th (the last 5 days in brackets).

Sharp-shinned Hawk - 5 (2)
Merlin - 2
Spotted Sandpiper - 2
Solitary Sandpiper - 3
Boreal Owl - 4
Belted Kingfisher - 6
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 3
Downy Woodpecker - 7
Northern Flicker - 1
Olive-sided Flycatcher - 1
Western Wood-Pewee - 10
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - 7
Alder Flycatcher - 636 (1)
Least Flycatcher - 10
Hammond's Flycatcher - 28
Dusky Flycatcher - 6
Northern Shrike - 1
Warbling Vireo - 17
Black-capped Chickadee - 71 (7)
Mountain Chickadee - 1
Boreal Chickadee - 220 (20)
Red-breasted Nuthatch - 5
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 48 (11)
Townsend's Solitaire - 1
Gray-cheeked Thrush - 1 (1)
Swainson's Thrush - 85
Hermit Thrush - 6 (1)
American Robin - 11
Varied Thrush - 1
Bohemian Waxwing - 1
Tennessee Warbler - 4
Orange-crowned Warbler - 49 (2)
Yellow Warbler - 302 (3)
Yellow-rumped "Myrtle" Warbler - 110 (3)
Yellow-rumped "Audubon's" Warbler -1
Townsend's Warbler - 5 (1)
Blackpoll Warbler - 57
American Redstart - 39 (2)
Northern Waterthrush - 42
Common Yellowthroat - 65 (4)
Wilson's Warbler - 86 (15)
American Tree Sparrow - 12
Chipping Sparrow - 28
Brewer's Sparrow - 2
Savannah Sparrow - 19 (2)
Fox Sparrow - 12 (1)
Lincoln's Sparrow - 16
White-crowned Sparrow - 33
Slate-colored Junco - 251 (31)
Rusty Blackbird - 9
Brown-headed Cowbird - 1
Purple Finch - 1
White-winged Crossbill - 1
Common Redpoll - 5 (1)
Pine Siskin - 10
= 2357 (108) birds of 55 species
0.341 (0.196) birds/net-hour
Please note that the Boreal Owls are included in the total but not in the birds/net hr

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Teslin Lake update - September 15


Yes, it is frost time of the year already!!

The fall migration at TLBO hit a real doldrum in this period. Very few birds were captured and the skies remained empty as well. From Sept 11th through Sept 15th Teslin Lake averaged 25.6 birds/day and 0.196 birds/net-hour for a total of 129 birds banded. Mountain Chickadee banded on the 12th was a 1st for the season. There were two very interesting recaptures: an adult male Yellow Warbler recaptured on the 12th was originally banded at the site as a HY on August 17, 2008, and an adult female Junco, originally banded as a drab, heavily molting, bird on July 22 this year, came back after finishing her molt as a pristine Oregon Junco! The top five species banded during the period were Boreal Chickadee (53), Dark-eyed Junco (19), Ruby-crowned Kinglet (14), Common Yellowthroat (7) and Yellow Warbler (7). The current season top five species banded are Alder Flycatcher (635), Yellow Warbler (299), Dark-eyed Junco (220), Boreal Chickadee (200), and Yellow-rumped "Myrtle" Warbler (107).

Observation highlights were very few indeed and the only things worth mentioning for this period are a couple of migrant flocks of Thayer's Gulls, increasing numbers (10+) of Red-throated Loons on daily basis, some Peregrine Falcons and the continuing mini-invasion of Boreal Chickadees.


adult female Oregon Junco


Mountain Chickadee


Yellow Warbler, banded Aug 17, 2008 and recaptured Sept 12, 2011

Photos ©top two Abril Heredia, bottom 3 Jukka Jantunen


The complete list of bird banded at Teslin Lake Bird Observatory this season as of September 15th (the last 5 days in brackets).

Sharp-shinned Hawk - 3
Merlin - 2
Spotted Sandpiper - 2
Solitary Sandpiper - 3
Boreal Owl - 4 (1)
Belted Kingfisher - 6
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 3
Downy Woodpecker - 7
Northern Flicker - 1
Olive-sided Flycatcher - 1
Western Wood-Pewee - 10
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - 7
Alder Flycatcher - 635 (1)
Least Flycatcher - 10
Hammond's Flycatcher - 28
Dusky Flycatcher - 6
Northern Shrike - 1
Warbling Vireo - 17
Black-capped Chickadee - 64 (6)
Mountain Chickadee - 1 (1)
Boreal Chickadee - 200 (53)
Red-breasted Nuthatch - 5
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 37 (14)
Townsend's Solitaire - 1
Swainson's Thrush - 85 (1)
Hermit Thrush - 5 (1)
American Robin - 11
Varied Thrush - 1
Bohemian Waxwing - 1
Tennessee Warbler - 4
Orange-crowned Warbler - 47 (1)
Yellow Warbler - 299 (7)
Yellow-rumped "Myrtle" Warbler - 107 (4)
Yellow-rumped "Audubon's" Warbler -1
Townsend's Warbler - 4
Blackpoll Warbler - 57
American Redstart - 37
Northern Waterthrush - 42
Common Yellowthroat - 61 (7)
Wilson's Warbler - 71 (2)
American Tree Sparrow - 12 (2)
Chipping Sparrow - 28 (1)
Brewer's Sparrow - 2
Savannah Sparrow - 17 (1)
Fox Sparrow - 11 (1)
Lincoln's Sparrow - 16
White-crowned Sparrow - 33 (2)
Slate-colored Junco - 220 (19)
Rusty Blackbird - 9
Brown-headed Cowbird - 1
Purple Finch - 1
White-winged Crossbill - 1
Common Redpoll - 4
Pine Siskin - 10
= 2253 (129) birds of 54 species
0.341 (0.196) birds/net-hour
Please note that the Boreal Owls are included in the total but not in the birds/net hr

Friday, September 16, 2011

Teslin Lake update - September 10th


Owling night at TLBO - Abril, Yupiter* and Aurora Borealis!

What about the weather! It has been a very rainy fall with just a hand full of nice days and as a result the lake water level is very high. Normally the lake is dropping at this time of the year and there are sandbars on the foreshore of the observatory. Now the lake has gone up in the last three weeks so that there is almost no shore left! See the photo below.



From Sept 6th through Sept 10th (excluding the rain day Sept 6st) Teslin Lake averaged 39.3 birds/day and 0.296 birds/net-hour for a total of 160 birds banded. Amazingly the Varied Thrush banded on the 9th was the first one caught this season. The season 2nd Brewer's Sparrow was banded on the 8th. The same day yet another Downy Woodpecker was caught and a Warbling Vireo banded on the 9th was far behind others of it's kind. On the evening of the 10th we tried owling for the first time this season and managed to catch and band three Boreal Owls. The top five species banded during the period were Boreal Chickadee (62), Dark-eyed Junco (34), Alder Flycatcher (9), Black-capped Chickadee (9), and Yellow Warbler (8). The current season top five species banded are Alder Flycatcher (630), Yellow Warbler (292), Dark-eyed Junco (201), Boreal Chickadee (147), and Yellow-rumped "Myrtle" Warbler (103).

On the 7th the season 1st Spruce Grouse was seen by the campground and the same day there were at least 3 adult light-morph Parasitic Jaegers on the lake. The season 1st Bufflehead flew by the point on the 8th. Two Sanderlings flew by on the 9th and the season 1st Northern Hawk Owl did the same on the 10th.


the season 1st Spruce Grouse - a male


This one's for Ted!


HY male Varied Thrush


Common Loons rafting by the point


God I'm gorgeous!


Light-morph adult Parasitic Jaeger

Photos ©Jukka Jantunen except Spruce Grouse and Boreal Owl Abril Heredia



The complete list of bird banded at Teslin Lake Bird Observatory this season as of September 10th (the last 5 days in brackets).

Sharp-shinned Hawk - 3
Merlin - 2
Spotted Sandpiper - 2
Solitary Sandpiper - 3
Boreal Owl - 3 (3)
Belted Kingfisher - 6
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 3
Downy Woodpecker - 7 (1)
Northern Flicker - 1
Olive-sided Flycatcher - 1
Western Wood-Pewee - 10
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - 7
Alder Flycatcher - 630 (9)
Least Flycatcher - 10
Hammond's Flycatcher - 28
Dusky Flycatcher - 6
Northern Shrike - 1
Warbling Vireo - 17 (1)
Black-capped Chickadee - 58 (9)
Boreal Chickadee - 147 (62)
Red-breasted Nuthatch - 5
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 23 (2)
Townsend's Solitaire - 1
Swainson's Thrush - 84 (2)
Hermit Thrush - 4 (1)
American Robin - 11
Varied Thrush - 1 (1)
Bohemian Waxwing - 1
Tennessee Warbler - 4
Orange-crowned Warbler - 46 (5)
Yellow Warbler - 292 (8)
Yellow-rumped "Myrtle" Warbler - 103 (4)
Yellow-rumped "Audubon's" Warbler -1
Townsend's Warbler - 4
Blackpoll Warbler - 57
American Redstart - 37 (1)
Northern Waterthrush - 42
Common Yellowthroat - 54 (3)
Wilson's Warbler - 69 (3)
American Tree Sparrow - 10 (4)
Chipping Sparrow - 27
Brewer's Sparrow - 2
Savannah Sparrow - 16 (1)
Fox Sparrow - 10
Lincoln's Sparrow - 16 (3)
White-crowned Sparrow - 31 (1)
Slate-colored Junco - 201 (34)
Rusty Blackbird - 9 (1)
Brown-headed Cowbird - 1
Purple Finch - 1
White-winged Crossbill - 1
Common Redpoll - 4
Pine Siskin - 10
= 2124 (160) birds of 53 species
0.355 (0.296) birds/net-hour
Please note that the Boreal Owls are included in the banding total but not in the birds/net hr

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Teslin Lake update - September 5


A flock of Rusty Blackbirds takes a break at the tip

From Sept 1st through Sept 5th (excluding the rain day Sept 1st) Teslin Lake averaged 46 birds/day and 0.394 birds/net-hour for a total of 184 birds banded. The banding highlights included the station and season 2nd Merlin, a juvenile female, on the 3rd and the single season record 6th Downy Woodpecker on the 2nd. The top six species banded during the period were Dark-eyed Junco (47), Boreal Chickadee (31), Alder Flycatcher (24), Yellow Warbler (12), Ruby-crowned Kinglet (9) and Wilson's Warbler (9). The current season top five species banded are Alder Flycatcher (621), Yellow Warbler (284), Dark-eyed Junco (167), Yellow-rumped "Myrtle" Warbler (99), and Boreal Chickadee (85).

The season first Parasitic Jaeger, a light-morph adult, was seen on the 2nd, the first Peregrine Falcon on the 3rd and the first Sabine's Gull, a juvenile, on the 4th. Another juvenile Sanderling stopped at the diminishing sand bars at the creek mouth on the 2nd. Sept 5th was a reasonably busy passerine migration day. The counts included 320 Varied Thrushes (all thrush 850+), 111 Bohemian Waxwings, and over 600 small passerines that were mostly Yellow-rumped Warblers.


The observatory's 2nd banded Merlin

Photos ©Jukka Jantunen



The complete list of bird banded at Teslin Lake Bird Observatory this season as of September 5th (the last 5 days in brackets).

Sharp-shinned Hawk - 3
Merlin - 2 (1)
Spotted Sandpiper - 2
Solitary Sandpiper - 3
Belted Kingfisher - 6
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 3
Downy Woodpecker - 6 (1)
Northern Flicker - 1
Olive-sided Flycatcher - 1
Western Wood-Pewee - 10
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - 7 (1)
Alder Flycatcher - 621 (24)
Least Flycatcher - 10
Hammond's Flycatcher - 28 (1)
Dusky Flycatcher - 6
Northern Shrike - 1
Warbling Vireo - 16
Black-capped Chickadee - 49 (6)
Boreal Chickadee - 85 (31)
Red-breasted Nuthatch - 5
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 21 (9)
Townsend's Solitaire - 1
Swainson's Thrush - 82 (2)
Hermit Thrush - 3
American Robin - 11
Bohemian Waxwing - 1
Tennessee Warbler - 4
Orange-crowned Warbler - 41 (5)
Yellow Warbler - 284 (12)
Yellow-rumped "Myrtle" Warbler - 99 (8)
Yellow-rumped "Audubon's" Warbler -1
Townsend's Warbler - 4
Blackpoll Warbler - 57 (1)
American Redstart - 36 (2)
Northern Waterthrush - 42
Common Yellowthroat - 51 (6)
Wilson's Warbler - 66 (9)
American Tree Sparrow - 6 (2)
Chipping Sparrow - 27
Brewer's Sparrow - 1
Savannah Sparrow - 15 (2)
Fox Sparrow - 10 (2)
Lincoln's Sparrow - 13 (1)
White-crowned Sparrow - 30 (4)
Slate-colored Junco - 167 (47)
Rusty Blackbird - 8 (5)
Brown-headed Cowbird - 1
Purple Finch - 1
White-winged Crossbill - 1
Common Redpoll - 4
Pine Siskin - 10 (3)
= 1964 (184) birds of 51 species
0.359 (0.394) birds/net-hour

Albert Creek update - September 5


From Sept 1st through Sept 5th Albert Creek averaged 44 birds/day and 0.329 birds/net-hour for a total of 220 birds banded. There were four new banding species for the season in this period: Gray-cheeked Thrush on the 2nd, Common Redpoll on the 3rd, Hermit Thrush on the 4th and Downy Woodpecker on the 5th. Other banding highlights included a beautiful adult male Sharp-shinned Hawk on the 2nd, and a Golden-crowned Kinglet, a late Tennessee Warbler and the first Hammond's Flycatcher for about two weeks all on the 5th. The top 5 most numerous species banded during the period were Dark-eyed Junco (50), Yellow-rumped Warbler (33), Orange-crowned Warbler (24), Ruby-crowned Kinglet (19) and Common Yellowthroat (19). The current season top 5 is Yellow-rumped Warbler (280), Northern Waterthrush (191), Common Yellowthroat (167), Tennessee Warbler (151) and Alder Flycatcher (119).


Swamp Sparrow


White-throated Sparrow


Ted and Rustie


Shyloh and Swampie

Photos ©Shyloh van Delft, bottom Ted Murphy-Kelly



Complete list of birds banded at Albert Creek as of September 5th this season (last 5 days in brackets):

Green-winged Teal - 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 6 (1)
Spotted Sandpiper - 1
Solitary Sandpiper - 2
Least Sandpiper - 2
Belted Kingfisher - 3
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 9 (1)
Downy Woodpecker - 1 (1)
Western Wood-Pewee - 1
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - 6
Alder Flycatcher - 119 (7)
Least Flycatcher - 44
Hammond's Flycatcher - 20 (1)
Blue-headed Vireo - 1
Warbling Vireo - 64 (1)
Gray Jay - 1
Black-capped Chickadee - 11 (1)
Boreal Chickadee - 42 (3)
Red-breasted Nuthatch - 2
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 3 (1)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 38 (19)
Gray-cheeked Thrush - 1 (1)
Swainson's Thrush - 74 (2)
Hermit Thrush - 1 (1)
American Robin - 5 (1)
Varied Thrush - 10
Tennessee Warbler - 151 (1)
Orange-crowned Warbler - 79 (24)
Yellow-Warbler - 82 (7)
Magnolia Warbler - 22 (1)
Cape May Warbler - 1
Yellow-rumped "Myrtle" Warbler - 280 (33)
Townsend's Warbler - 1
Blackpoll Warbler - 28 (2)
American Redstart - 52
Northern Waterthrush - 191 (5)
MacGillivray's Warbler - 1
Common Yellowthroat - 167 (19)
Wilson's warbler - 63 (3)
American Tree Sparrow - 12 (8)
Chipping Sparrow - 2
Savannah Sparrow - 3 (1)
Fox Sparrow - 12 (2)
Lincoln's Sparrow - 73 (9)
Swamp Sparrow - 15 (1)
White-crowned Sparrow - 16 (1)
Golden-crowned Sparrow - 1
White-throated Sparrow - 24 (4)
Dark-eyed Junco - 73 (50)
Western Tanager - 7
Rusty Blackbird - 4 (1)
White-winged Crossbill - 2
Common Redpoll - 1 (1)
Pine Siskin - 28 (6)
= 1859 (220) birds of 54 species
0.323 (0.329) birds/net-hour

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Teslin Lake update - August 31st


From Aug 26th through Aug 31st Teslin Lake averaged 59.6 birds/day and 0.473 birds/net-hour for a total of 358 birds banded. Four new species for the season were banded: American Tree Sparrow on the 27th, Olive-sided Flycatcher on the 28th, Merlin on the 29th, and Townsend's Solitaire on the 31st. The Merlin was the first one banded at the observatory, the Solitaire the second and the Olive-sided was the first one in the fall! The top five species banded during the period were Alder Flycatcher (134), Dark-eyed Junco (49), Yellow Warbler (41), Boreal Chickadee (29), and Yellow-rumped Warbler (19). The current season top five species banded are Alder Flycatcher (597), Yellow Warbler (272), Dark-eyed Junco (120), Yellow-rumped "Myrtle" Warbler (91), and Swainson's Thrush (81).

The first Western Sandpiper for the observatory, a juvenile, spent the early morning of the 26th at the creek mouth and a juvenile Sanderling stopped briefly at the same spot on the 31st. The 29th was the most exciting day of the season so far. A front passed overnight and in the morning the wind was blowing gently from northwest bringing tons of Greater White-fronted Geese and the first decent raptor flight with it. The total for the geese was a new area fall record of 7900! Northern Harrier (34) was the most numerous species of the 130 raptors closely followed by Red-tailed Hawk (33). Amazingly the flight included 21 Swainson's Hawks! Also of interest was the season 1st flock of five Sandhill Cranes. The season first Pectoral Sandpiper was seen on the 30th and Killdeer and Wilson's Snipe on the 31st. Boreal Chickadees and Three-toed Woodpeckers are still moving but the numbers have remained low. Pine Siskin still dominates the visible passerine migration.


Western Sandpiper


Sanderling


Heavily cropped "docu" shot of a flock of 8 Swainson's Hawks


Olive-sided Flycatcher


Kelly and her magical Merlin


"I can't believe I get to band this" -Shyloh and Solitaire

Photos ©Jukka Jantunen

The complete list of bird banded at Teslin Lake Bird Observatory this season as of August 31st (the last 6 days in brackets).

Sharp-shinned Hawk - 3
Merlin - 1 (1)
Spotted Sandpiper - 2
Solitary Sandpiper - 3
Belted Kingfisher - 6 (1)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 3
Downy Woodpecker - 5
Northern Flicker - 1
Olive-sided Flycatcher - 1 (1)
Western Wood-Pewee - 10 (7)
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - 6 (1)
Alder Flycatcher - 597 (134)
Least Flycatcher - 10
Hammond's Flycatcher - 27 (3)
Dusky Flycatcher - 6 (1)
Northern Shrike - 1
Warbling Vireo - 16
Black-capped Chickadee - 43 (7)
Boreal Chickadee - 54 (29)
Red-breasted Nuthatch - 5
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 12 (1)
Townsend's Solitaire - 1 (1)
Swainson's Thrush - 81 (4)
Hermit Thrush - 3 (1)
American Robin - 11
Bohemian Waxwing - 1
Tennessee Warbler - 4
Orange-crowned Warbler - 36 (10)
Yellow Warbler - 272 (41)
Yellow-rumped "Myrtle" Warbler - 91 (19)
Yellow-rumped "Audubon's" Warbler -1
Townsend's Warbler - 4
Blackpoll Warbler - 56 (4)
American Redstart - 34 (2)
Northern Waterthrush - 42 (2)
Common Yellowthroat - 45 (7)
Wilson's Warbler - 57 (8)
American Tree Sparrow - 4 (4)
Chipping Sparrow - 27 (1)
Brewer's Sparrow - 1
Savannah Sparrow - 13 (1)
Fox Sparrow - 8 (5)
Lincoln's Sparrow - 12 (5)
White-crowned Sparrow - 26 (6)
Slate-colored Junco - 120 (49)
Rusty Blackbird - 3 (1)
Brown-headed Cowbird - 1
Purple Finch - 1
White-winged Crossbill - 1
Common Redpoll - 4
Pine Siskin - 7 (1)
= 1780 (358) birds of 51 species
0.356 (0.473) birds/net-hour