McGILL BIRD OBSERVATORY

SITE PROFILE

NET LOCATIONS - N

The N 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 B 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.

N1 and N2 are in a partly open gap between a sumac stand and a buckthorn stand, with some open exposure to the ponds on the west side, but are nonetheless mostly shaded thanks to several tall cottonwoods along the ridge.  N3 and N4 have denser vegetation on both sides, mostly buckthorn and some sumac.  All N nets have proven effective at catching owls, and when opened during the day have also produced good numbers of sparrows, warblers, and chickadees.


Net N1 (above, 28 Sep 2005 by Marcel Gahbauer; below, 20 Sep 2007 by Marie-Anne Hudson)


Net N2 (above, 28 Sep 2005 by Marcel Gahbauer)


Net N3 (above, 28 Sep 2005 by Marcel Gahbauer; below, 20 Sep 2007 by Marie-Anne Hudson)



Net N4 (above, 28 Sep 2005 by Marcel Gahbauer)

(all photos by Marcel Gahbauer)

 

 

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