Saturday, May 12, 2012.        117 new bands of 34 species, 18 recaps.  No new species.  It was International Migratory Bird Day at BBBO, and the birds showed up in average numbers but with good variety.  We banded 16 species of warbler, 5 species of thrush, 3 species of sparrow, and both kinglets!  Conspicuously absent were the flycatchers, even though we have banded a dozen or so in the last few days.  The station was buzzing with activity today, as both Sue Smith from RIT and Sara Morris from Canisius College came to work on their research.  Several students from Sara’s Vertebrate Biology class also spent the morning with us, and we even put one or two of them to work.  Lisa Podulka brought her parents and a friend up from Ithaca, and Claire (a soon-to-be-volunteer, if we have our way!) started learning to net-pick birds.                   -Andrea Patterson

ASY-Male Hooded Warbler.  Photo by Ryan Kayhart

ASY-Male Hooded Warbler. Photo by Ryan Kayhart