McGILL BIRD OBSERVATORY

BANDING LOGS

Brief summaries of McGill Bird Observatory's seasonal research programs are posted below.  More detailed accounts of activities for each period of time can be found by clicking on the links under each heading.  Comments or questions are welcome at "mbo @ migrationresearch.org"

Spring Migration Monitoring:
(10 weeks:  March 28 - June 5)

The Spring Migration Monitoring Program is complementary to the fall program.  Very limited tests in 2004 showed some promise; greater coverage in 2005 was used to evaluate the long-term plans for spring research.  In 2006 there was daily coverage for a period of 60 days from April 5 through June 3, with census conducted on an additional 7 days before and 3 days after the main season. Since 2007, the core season (with daily banding) has been adjusted to April 18 - June 1, recognizing that migration remains very slow through mid-April, and by the beginning of June most birds present are summer residents.

 
Week 1
March 28 - April 3
 
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Week 2
April 4 - April 10
 
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Week 3
April 11 - April 17
 
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Week 4
April 18 - April 24
 
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Week 5
April 25 - May 1
 
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Week 6
May 2 - May 8
 
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Week 7
May 9 - May 15
 
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Week 8
May 16 - May 22
 
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Week 9
May 23 - May 29
 
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Week 10
May 30 - June 5
 
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Season summary (PDF files)
2010 2011 2012 2013  

 

Breeding Bird Monitoring:
(8 weeks:  June 6 - July 31)

Monitoring of the local breeding birds is carried out at McGill Bird Observatory.  For the first four years it was an informal program, but in 2009 the standardized MAPS (Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship) protocol was introduced as the basis for the summer program, supplemented with censuses and additional observations.

June / July 2013

June / July 2012

June / July 2011

June / July 2010

June / July 2009

July 2008
June 2008

July 2007
June 2007

July 2006
June 2006

July 2005
June 2005

 

Fall Migration Monitoring:
(13 weeks:  August 1 - October 30)

The primary focus of McGill Bird Observatory is a standardized Fall Migration Monitoring Program.  The 2004 pilot season involved banding on average three times per week; in 2005 coverage was partial in August and complete throughout the peak of migration in September and October.  Since 2006, the site has operated daily throughout the 13-week period.

 
Week 1 August 1 - August 7 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Week 2 August 8 - August 14 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Week 3 August 15 - August 21 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Week 4 August 22 - August 28 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Week 5 August 29 - September 4 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Week 6 September 5 - September 11 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Week 7 September 12 - September 18 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Week 8 September 19 - September 25 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Week 9 September 26 - October 2 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Week 10 October 3 - October 9 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Week 11 October 10 - October 16 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Week 12 October 17 - October 23 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Week 13 October 24 - October 30 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Season summary (PDF files) 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012  

 

 

Owl Population Monitoring:

McGill Bird Observatory targets Northern Saw-whet Owls during the fall migration, with a secondary focus on Boreal, Long-eared, and Eastern Screech Owls.

Fall 2004 (nightly logs)
Fall 2009 (season summary)
Fall 2010 (season summary)

(see Fall Migration Monitoring reports for weekly details)

 

Winter Population Monitoring:
(21 weeks:  October 31 - March 27)

During the winter season, McGill Bird Observatory maintains a set of feeders on the property and monitors the bird population once or twice per week, weather permitting.

 
Week 1 October 31 - November 6 2004 2005 2006 2007

2008

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Week 2 November 7 - November 13 2005 2006 2009 2010
Week 3 November 14 - November 20 2005 2006
Week 4 November 21 - November 27 2005 2006
Week 5 November 28 - December 4 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012  
Week 6 December 5 - December 11 2005 2006
Week 7 December 12 - December 18 2005 2006
Week 8 December 19 - December 25 2005 2006
Week 9 December 26 - January 1 2005 2006
Week 10 January 2 - January 8   2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013  
Week 11 January 9 - January 15 2006 2007
Week 12 January 16 - January 22 2006
Week 13 January 23 - January 29 2006 2007
Week 14 January 30 - February 5 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013  
Week 15 February 6 - February 12 2005 2006
Week 16 February 13 - February 19 2005 2006 2007
Week 17 February 20 - February 26 2005 2006 2007
Week 18 February 27 - March 5 2005 2006 2007   2009 2010 2011 2012 2013  
Week 19 March 6 - March 12 2005 2006 2007
Week 20 March 13 - March 19 2005 2006 2007
Week 21 March 20 - March 27 2005 2006 2007
Season summary   05-06 06-07 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12    

 


 

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