McGILL BIRD OBSERVATORY

FALL SCHEDULE 2010 - OWL BANDING

Click here for the passerine (morning) banding schedule

Below is the current schedule for the fall 2010 Saw-whet Owl banding program.  Note that McGill campus security locks the gate to the Arboretum after sunset, therefore it is important to arrive at the start time listed for each date.  Owl banding typically operates for 4 to 5 hours.

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 kristen @ migrationresearch.org.  Dates which are already full are marked in red.

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

Date

Sunset Meeting
(at MBO cabin)
BIC Volunteers (maximum 3) Results
Sat Sep 25 6:46 7:05
KLK
MBE, TTG
0 NSWO banded
Sun Sep 26 6:44 7:00
KLK
MEN, AKT, RAT
0 NSWO banded
Mon Sep 27 6:42 7:00
SID
NIH, MAS                
cancelled due to rain
Tue Sep 28 6:40 7:00
SID
FMB, JJB, LUP
cancelled due to rain
Wed Sep 29 6:38 6:55
KLK
JOG, KEA, BOS
1 NSWO banded + 1 EASO banded
Thu Sep 30 6:37 6:55
KLK
MAM, MEB, AMC
cancelled due to rain
Fri Oct 1 6:35 6:50
KLK
EAV, SDU, AKT
3 NSWO banded
Sat Oct 2 6:33 6:50
KLK
ADA, SDU, MHB
15 NSWO banded
Sun Oct 3 6:31 6:50
MAG
SDU, RAT
7 NSWO banded + 1 foreign recapture
Mon Oct 4 6:29 6:45
MAG
SDU, VDL, KEA
1 NSWO banded
Tue Oct 5 6:27 6:45
MAG
MVB, JMK, SMP
4 NSWO banded
Wed Oct 6 6:25 6:45
MAG
MVB, MLG, BOS   
cancelled due to rain
Thu Oct 7 6:23 6:40
MAG
MEB, BOS
2 NSWO banded
Fri Oct 8 6:22 6:40
MAG
PAS, MBE, MHB
2 NSWO banded
Sat Oct 9 6:20 6:40
MAG
Group visit (COA)
0 NSWO banded
Sun Oct 10 6:18 6:35
MAG
Group visit (CORDEM)
1 NSWO banded
Mon Oct 11 6:16 6:35
MAG
MVH, NIH, MAC
18 NSWO banded + 1 foreign recapture
Tue Oct 12 6:14 6:30
KLK
MFJ, PIK, ROS, LDL
10 NSWO banded
Wed Oct 13 6:12 6:30
KLK
CAL, MGA, FMB, JJB
3 NSWO banded
Thu Oct 14 6:11 6:30
KLK
RUG, FRC, MAM
0 NSWO banded (shortened due to rain)
Fri Oct 15 6:09 6:25
KLK
MBE, MAR, BOS
cancelled due to rain
Sat Oct 16 6:07 6:25
KLK
ADA, GAC, MVH
7 NSWO banded
Sun Oct 17 6:05 6:25
SID
KAD, CSM, ATD
0 NSWO banded
Mon Oct 18 6:04 6:20
SID
CHB, SOR, EVF
11 NSWO banded
Tue Oct 19 6:02 6:20
KLK
KAP, MOS, JUR
0 NSWO banded
Wed Oct 20 6:00 6:20
KLK
MVB, JOG, MVH
0 NSWO banded
Thu Oct 21 5:59 6:15
KLK
CHC, MKC, NCF
cancelled due to high winds
Fri Oct 22 5:57 6:15
KLK
KLF, VAH, LAA
0 NSWO banded
Sat Oct 23 5:55 6:15
KLK
MVH, GEP
12 NSWO banded
Sun Oct 24 5:54 6:10
SID
RAL, MPC, JAS
cancelled due to rain
Mon Oct 25 5:52 6:10
SID
MFJ, MAS, LDL, MEN
cancelled due to rain
Tue Oct 26 5:50 6:10
SID
JBP, MAB, ACC, LUP
0 NSWO banded
Wed Oct 27 5:49 6:05
KLK
MVB, BOS, LYP
1 NSWO banded
Thu Oct 28 5:47 6:05
KLK
THD, KGO, CHC
cancelled due to rain and wind
Fri Oct 29 5:46 6:05
KLK
MBE, JD, CLS, CHC
0 NSWO banded
Sat Oct 30 5:44 6:00
KLK
MHB, LDB
cancelled due to rain and snow
Sun Oct 31 5:43 6:00
SID
JAS, MKC, KAD
2 NSWO banded
Mon Nov 1 5:41 6:00
SID
MVH, FRM, DIK
3 NSWO banded
Tue Nov 2 5:40 6:00
KLK
JD, CLS, MEN
0 NSWO banded
Wed Nov 3 5:39 5:55
KLK
MVB, MLG, DIK, MAS
6 NSWO banded
Thu Nov 4 5:37 5:55
KLK
THD, KGO, MBE
cancelled due to rain
Fri Nov 5 5:36 5:55
KLK
MHB, MYH, ANL
cancelled due to rain

Supplemental results, November 6-14:  13 NSWO and 1 EASO over 5 nights of banding
(Nov 7 - 5 NSWO, Nov 9 - 5 NSWO, Nov 10 - 1 NSWO, Nov 11 - 2 NSWO, Nov 13 - 1 EASO)

Season total: 122 NSWO, 2 EASO, 2 foreign recaptures

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