McGILL BIRD OBSERVATORY

WINTER POPULATION MONITORING

Week 8:  December 19-25, 2006

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PICTURE OF THE WEEK:



Not a typical winter scene in most years, but this is a rather representative view of the
back pond at MBO this December, as viewed from near net H2. (Photo by Marcel Gahbauer)
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  THIS WEEK THIS WINTER 2006 TOTAL SITE TOTAL
# birds (and species) banded -- 62 (9)

4265 (84)

9318 (96)

# birds (and species) repeat -- 21 (5)

671 (39)

1549 (52)

# birds (and species) return -- 3 (1)

131 (22)

200 (26)

# species observed 20 48

159

180

# net hours -- 66.0

7600.7

14022.8

# birds banded / 100 net hours -- 93.9

56.1

66.4

Note: table does not include nocturnal banding (owls)

Observers:  Shawn Craik, Marie-Anne Hudson

Notes:  It was a quiet week for observations at MBO as everyone took some well deserved time off for the holidays.  Temperatures also returned to a more seasonal level this week, so the birds were not quite as active and vocal as during last week's spring-like conditions.  Next week will likely also remain quiet around here, but we will continue to at least fill the feeders and report on any noteworthy sightings. 

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