McGILL BIRD OBSERVATORY

SITE PROFILE

NET LOCATIONS

The two G nets were added to MBO in August 2005.  G1 is perpendicular to the shoreline of Stoneycroft Pond, and slopes gently down toward it.  On either side are buckthorns and other shrubs only slightly taller than the net.  This net can be exceptional for warblers, catbirds, and orioles early in fall migration.  Across the census path from G1 is G2, extending further up the slope, between hawthorns, buckthorns, and elms.  It is one of the best vireo nets at MBO and also catches many sparrows and warblers.  However, due to the distance from other nets, G is not operated as a standard part of the migration monitoring protocol.


Net G1 full of birds on a busy morning in late August 2005
(photo by Marcel Gahbauer)

 

 

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