McGILL BIRD OBSERVATORY

SITE PROFILE

NET LOCATIONS

The B net line is just north of the banding cabin, along a ridge that follows the edge of the duck ponds.  It consists of four nets interspersed with the N nets (B1-B2-N1-N2-N3-B3-N4-B4).  Typically the B nets are used for diurnal banding, and the B and N nets are used together for owl banding to create a continuous 104-metre long net along the ridge.

B1 and B2 are within a sumac stand and catch many kinglets, chickadees, vireos, and sparrows.  B3 is in a gap with some taller cottonwood trees alongside, and tends to catch sparrows, robins, and other somewhat larger birds.  B4 is again near sumacs, but surrounded mostly by buckthorns, and yields a fair number of kinglets, chickadees, and warblers.


Net B1 in late September 2005 (above) and mid-October 2004 (below)


Net B2 in late September 2005 (above)


Net B3 in late September 2005 (above) and mid-October 2004 (below)


Net B4 in late September 2005 (above) and mid-October 2004 (below)

(all photos by Marcel Gahbauer)

 

 

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