McGILL BIRD OBSERVATORY

SITE PROFILE

NET LOCATIONS

The D net line was initially the most productive group after A1, though over time some other nets (such as H) have tended to be more productive.  It is comprised of three consecutive nets totaling 36 metres, and since 2008 also includes a single perpendicular net that cuts through the shrubs toward the edge of Stoneycroft Pond.  Though much more in the open than the other nets, they are effective because only a narrow row of shrubs (to the west) separate them from Stoneycroft Pond, where much bird activity is concentrated.  Sparrows, buntings, and finches are particularly often caught in these nets, but they are also good for warblers, chickadees, kinglets, and occasionally even hawks.


Net D1 (above, 28 Sep 2005 looking north by Marcel Gahbauer;
below, 20 Sep 2007 looking south by Marie-Anne Hudson)


Net D2 (above, 20 Sep 2007 looking south by Marie-Anne Hudson)


Net D3 looking north (above, 28 Sep 2005 by Marcel Gahbauer; below, 20 Sep 2007 by Marie-Anne Hudson)

 

 

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