McGILL BIRD OBSERVATORY

FALL SCHEDULE 2011 - OWL BANDING

Click here for the passerine (morning) banding schedule

Below is the current schedule for the fall 2011 Saw-whet Owl banding program.  Note that McGill campus security locks the gate to the Arboretum not long after sunset, therefore it is important to arrive at the meeting time listed for each date.  Our standard approach is to have the nets open for four hours, beginning roughly a half hour after sunset.  Taking into account closing of nets and banding any owls from the final round, departure time is on average around five hours after the meeting time.  On nights when owl migration appears to be strong, banding may continue longer, but volunteers are not obligated to stay beyond the standard period.

Note that because owl migration is quite weather dependent, we will not operate on nights with rain or strong winds.  The bander-in-charge will assess conditions each afternoon, and will by 3 pm post a note on the MBO Twitter page indicating whether owling is taking place that evening. All volunteers are responsible for checking on the status prior to coming out.

This volunteer list will be updated at least weekly and any significant changes to the schedule will be circulated via the MBO mailing list.  To be added/removed for any dates, e-mail us at mbo @ migrationresearch.org.  Dates which are already full are marked in red.

Please consider helping fund the owl banding program by adopting an owl!

Banders-in-charge (BICs): RJB - Bob Barnhurst, SID - Simon Duval, MAG - Marcel Gahbauer, KLK - Kristen Keyes

Date

Sunset Meeting
(at MBO cabin)
BIC Volunteers (maximum 3) Results
Mon Sep 26 6:44 7:00
RJB
STG, AMR, SAS 1 NSWO recapture (banded at MBO, 2 Oct 2010)
Tue Sep 27 6:42 7:00
RJB
MPL, MYH, ASU 1 NSWO banded
Wed Sep 28 6:40 7:00
RJB, MAG
CHR, SCP, KAB 0 NSWO banded
Thu Sep 29 6:38 6:55
RJB
SDU, TIZ, KRF
cancelled due to rain and wind
Fri Sep 30 6:37 6:55
RJB
SDU, ALC, BAH 1 NSWO banded
Sat Oct 1 6:35 6:50
RJB
SDU, EVB, NIB
cancelled due to rain and wind
Sun Oct 2 6:33 6:50
RJB
SDU, NIB
cancelled due to rain and wind
Mon Oct 3 6:31 6:50
RJB, KLK
SDU, BEB, KEO
1 NSWO banded
Tue Oct 4 6:29 6:45
RJB
SDU, JWA, MAB 20 NSWO banded + 1 foreign recapture (from PA, 2010)
Wed Oct 5 6:27 6:45
RJB
ERK, TIZ, KAW 25 NSWO banded + 1 foreign recapture (from ON, 2009)
Thu Oct 6 6:25 6:45
RJB
GEB, MIR 16 NSWO banded
Fri Oct 7 6:23 6:40
RJB
CAL, MHB, MYH 5 NSWO banded
Sat Oct 8 6:22 6:40
RJB
SAR, SOK 6 NSWO banded
Sun Oct 9 6:20 6:40
SID
Group visit 2 NSWO banded, 1 recapture (banded at MBO, 7 Nov 2010)
Mon Oct 10 6:18 6:35
SID
LIR, SDI, ANM 14 NSWO banded + 2 foreign recaptures (Virginia / Massachusetts)
Tue Oct 11 6:16 6:35
RJB
CAP, SHC, PAS, RIS 0 NSWO banded
Wed Oct 12 6:14 6:30
RJB
CHR, EVT, JEG 0 NSWO banded
Thu Oct 13 6:12 6:30
RJB
TAZ, BRW, SGD
0 NSWO banded
Fri Oct 14 6:11 6:30
RJB
THG
cancelled due to rain
Sat Oct 15 6:09 6:25
RJB
KHR, SKB, NIB
cancelled due to rain and wind
Sun Oct 16 6:07 6:25
RJB
NIB, MBE, CLB
1 NSWO banded
Mon Oct 17 6:05 6:25
SID
MAD, EMP, KEA
cancelled due to rain and wind
Tue Oct 18 6:04 6:20
RJB
JOO, CAP 17 NSWO banded
Wed Oct 19 6:02 6:20
RJB
JOS, NCF, MJF, AMS
cancelled due to rain
Thu Oct 20 6:00 6:20
RJB
SDI, BOS, KIM 3 NSWO banded
Fri Oct 21 5:59 6:15
RJB
APP, DAR, ABW, SAW 8 NSWO banded + 1 foreign recapture (from PA, 2010)
Sat Oct 22 5:57 6:15
RJB
CHM, DMA, LLB, MAD 30 NSWO banded + 2 foreign recaps (ON, 2009 / unknown)
Sun Oct 23 5:55 6:15
SID
MBE, CAP, GRK, KRF 6 NSWO banded + 1 foreign recapture (unknown)
Mon Oct 24 5:54 6:10
RJB
JWA, MAB, APP
3 NSWO banded
Tue Oct 25 5:52 6:10
RJB
SEG, ALH, THP, EMP 6 NSWO banded
Wed Oct 26 5:50 6:10
RJB
MAS, GEZ, GRK, APP 7 NSWO banded
Thu Oct 27 5:49 6:05
RJB
EVB, ALH, MAS, KHR 8 NSWO banded
Fri Oct 28 5:47 6:05
RJB
ATT, CLA, LIK, NCF, MJF 3 NSWO banded
Sat Oct 29 5:46 6:05
RJB
NAB, SEG, LIJ 1 NSWO banded + 1 foreign recapture (from ON, 2010)
Sun Oct 30 5:44 6:00
SID
CLB, MOV, LIF, LOC 2 NSWO banded
Mon Oct 31 5:43 6:00
RJB
GOS, KAW, ERK, SIT 2 NSWO banded
Tue Nov 1 5:41 6:00
RJB
ALH, BEB, DIK, JWA, KEA 2 NSWO banded
Wed Nov 2 5:40 6:00
RJB
EVB, ELR, CHR, AMS, THG 0 NSWO banded
Thu Nov 3 5:39 5:55
RJB
ALH, BAH, DIK, SKB 2 NSWO banded
Fri Nov 4 5:37 5:55
RJB
LIK, JUL, JOT, EMP 2 NSWO banded
Sat Nov 5 5:37 5:55
RJB
ALH, SAR, SOK 0 NSWO banded
Sun Nov 6 4:36 4:55
SID
LIK, KEO, SCP 1 NSWO banded

2010 Season total (final): 122 NSWO, 2 EASO, 2 foreign recaptures

2011 Season total (to end of regular season): 195 NSWO, 2 MBO recaptures, 9 foreign recaptures
2011 supplemental count (Nov 7 onward): 4 NSWO

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