McGILL BIRD OBSERVATORY

FALL SCHEDULE 2009

Below is the current schedule for the fall 2009 season.  Note that start times represent meeting times at the banding station (not at the gate), so please allow enough time for travel.

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.  We need at least one experienced birder and one or two reasonably experienced extractors for banding days.  Dates which are already full for non-extractors are marked in red.

Census takes place along a standard pre-determined route for one hour each morning, beginning one hour after sunrise; it should be done by an experienced birder, but one or two less experienced observers may accompany the censuser.  Banding day start times are scheduled to allow us to have nets open by sunrise, after which they will remain open for 5 hours.  We strongly encourage all volunteers to stay present for the entire morning, which typically is around 6 hours in total, including processing of final birds and daily totals.

New:  To try to improve the consistency of our banding efforts, we will aim to have at least two experienced extractors on site daily, especially in September and October.  Extractors are of course welcome to sign up as "additional banding volunteers" if the two extractor positions for the day are already filled, and will be encouraged to help with extraction - the aim of dividing up the schedule in this way is simply to ensure that we don't have any days where all volunteers are non-extractors, as that limits the ability of the BIC to safely operate the standard protocol, and also reduces teaching/learning opportunities.  Of course some who are currently practicing extraction skills may progress to be independent extractors over the course of the season; if you have any questions please discuss with the BICs.

Banders-in-charge (BICs): MAG - Marcel Gahbauer, MAH - Marie-Anne Hudson, BF - Barbara Frei, GEG - Gay Gruner, SID - Simon Duval
 
Census leaders: JMB - Jean Bacon, JB - Jean Beaudreault, MBE - Mike Beaupré, SRC - Shawn Craik, JH - Jeff Harrison, BAM - Barbara MacDuff, BHM - Betsy McFarlane, CMM - Chris Murphy, RDT - Rodger Titman, SOC - Sophie Cauchon, ANP - Andre Pelletier

Date

Sunrise Banding start Census start Census observer(s) BIC Lead extractors (2) Additional banding volunteers (maximum 3)
Sat Aug 1 5:39 5:15 6:40
SOC, ANP
SID
SOC, ANP
 
Sun Aug 2 5:39 5:15 6:40
CMM
SID
CLB
Mon Aug 3 5:40 5:15 6:40
SID
SID
GEG
 
Tue Aug 4 5:41 5:20 6:40
CMM
SID
MAG, GGB
JDE, CLS, FM
Wed Aug 5 5:42 5:20 6:40
MBE
SID
MAG
 
Thu Aug 6 5:44 5:20 6:45
CMM
MAG
GGB
 
Fri Aug 7 5:45 5:20 6:45
RDT
SID
MAG
 
Sat Aug 8 5:46 5:25 6:45
RDT
SID
MAG
 
Sun Aug 9 5:47 5:25 6:45
BF
MAG
 
Mon Aug 10 5:48 5:25 6:50
SID
GEG
CLB, ADA
Tue Aug 11 5:50 5:25 6:50
BAM
GEG
JDE, CLS, FM, BAM
Wed Aug 12 5:51 5:30 6:50
RDT
SID
MAG
 
Thu Aug 13 5:52 5:30 6:50
MAG
MAG
CLB, TTG
Fri Aug 14 5:53 5:30 6:55
RDT
SID
MAG
 
Sat Aug 15 5:55 5:30 6:55
GEG, CMM
SID
MAG
 
Sun Aug 16 5:56 5:35 6:55
SOC, ANP
MAG
SOC, ANP
TTG
Mon Aug 17 5:57 5:35 6:55
MAH
GEG
  CLB
Tue Aug 18 5:58 5:35 7:00
BF
GEG
  JDE, CLS
Wed Aug 19 5:59 5:35 7:00
RDT
SID
GGB
 
Thu Aug 20 6:01 5:40 7:00
MAH
MAG
  CLB
Fri Aug 21 6:02 5:40 7:00
BF
SID
MAG
 
Sat Aug 22 6:03 5:40 7:05
RDT
SID
MAG
 
Sun Aug 23 6:04 5:40 7:05
BAM
MAG
 
Mon Aug 24 6:05 5:40 7:05
CMM
GEG
MAG, MBL
BAH
Tue Aug 25 6:07 5:45 7:05
CMM
GEG
JDE, CLS
Wed Aug 26 6:08 5:45 7:10
BF
SID
AMS
JDE, CLS, FM
Thu Aug 27 6:09 5:45 7:10
BF
MAG
IAB, MBL
BAH, KLK, TTG
Fri Aug 28 6:10 5:45 7:10
MAG
SID
AMS, KLK
FM
Sat Aug 29 6:11 5:50 7:10
BAM
SID
MAG
 
Sun Aug 30 6:12 5:50 7:10
SOC, ANP
MAG
SOC, ANP
TTG, AMS
Mon Aug 31 6:13 5:50 7:15
CMM
GEG
CLB
Tue Sep 1 6:15 5:50 7:15
BF
GEG
JDE, CLS, ERD
Wed Sep 2 6:16 5:55 7:15
MAG
SID
MAG, NCF
TTG
Thu Sep 3 6:17 5:55 7:15
CMM
MAG
TTG
FM
Fri Sep 4 6:18 5:55 7:20
BAM
SID
NCF
 
Sat Sep 5 6:19 5:55 7:20
MAG
SID
IAB
 
Sun Sep 6 6:21 6:00 7:20
CMM, GEG
MAG
NCF, AMS
TTG
Mon Sep 7 6:22 6:00 7:20
CMM
GEG
AMS
CLB, FM
Tue Sep 8 6:23 6:00 7:25
CLS
GEG
JB
JDE, CLS
Wed Sep 9 6:24 6:00 7:25
JB
MAG
JB, NCF
TTG, KLK
Thu Sep 10 6:25 6:00 7:25
CMM, BAM
MAG
JB, KLK
 
Fri Sep 11 6:27 6:05 7:25
BAM
GEG
JB, KLK
CAT, BAM, TTG
Sat Sep 12 6:28 6:05 7:30
SID
SID
CAT, MAL
Sun Sep 13 6:29 6:05 7:30
GEG
MAG
GEG, TTG
AMS
Mon Sep 14 6:30 6:05 7:30
CMM
GEG
JB
FM, CLB
Tue Sep 15 6:32 6:10 7:30
JH
GEG
JB, KLK
GAL
Wed Sep 16 6:33 6:10 7:35
RDT
SID
JB, KLK
TTG
Thu Sep 17 6:34 6:10 7:35
RDT
MAG
JB
 
Fri Sep 18 6:35 6:10 7:35
SID
JB, KLK
CAT, CAD, JOA
Sat Sep 19 6:36 6:15 7:35
MAG
SID
AMS
CAT
Sun Sep 20 6:38 6:15 7:40
RDT
MAG
TTG
AJG, DJJ
Mon Sep 21 6:39 6:15 7:40
CMM
GEG
JB, NCF
MLM, CLB, MVB
Tue Sep 22 6:40 6:15 7:40
BAM
GEG
JB
JDE, CLS, TNS
Wed Sep 23 6:41 6:20 7:40
JDE, CLS
SID
JB
NCF, FM
Thu Sep 24 6:43 6:20 7:45
RDT, SRC
MAG
JB
MFB, FM, BAH
Fri Sep 25 6:44 6:20 7:45
BF
SID
JB, NCF
CAT, NIG, VIA
Sat Sep 26 6:45 6:20 7:45
CMM, BAM
SID
NCF
CAT, CAD, MJF
Sun Sep 27 6:46 6:25 7:45
CMM, BAM
SID
TTG, AMS
MAL, AMD
Mon Sep 28 6:48 6:25 7:50
CMM
GEG
JB, NCF, TTG
CLB, MNM, MVB
Tue Sep 29 6:49 6:25 7:50
SRC
GEG
JB
JDE, CLS, AMM
Wed Sep 30 6:50 6:25 7:50
RDT
SID
JB, TTG
 
Thu Oct 1 6:51 6:30 7:50
MAH
GEG
JB
MAL, BAH, ALT
Fri Oct 2 6:53 6:30 7:55
RDT
SID
JB, NCF
CAT, VIA, DME
Sat Oct 3 6:54 6:30 7:55
RDT
SID
NCF
CAT, DMW, LIS
Sun Oct 4 6:55 6:30 7:55
JMB
SID
AMS
AKT, JEF, MAN
Mon Oct 5 6:56 6:35 7:55
CMM
GEG
JB
CLB, TNS, MVB
Tue Oct 6 6:58 6:35 8:00
SRC
GEG
MAH, MAG
MAL, JAG, SHM
Wed Oct 7 6:59 6:35 8:00
BAM
SID
TTG, MAG
FM
Thu Oct 8 7:00 6:35 8:00
MAH
MAG
MAH
MAL, AKT, MAM
Fri Oct 9 7:02 6:40 8:00
CMM
SID
NCF
CAT, MJF, VIA
Sat Oct 10 7:03 6:40 8:05
CMM
SID
NCF, MAG
CAT, JDE, CLS   (Société d'ornithologie de Lanaudière)
Sun Oct 11 7:04 6:40 8:05
CMM
MAG
TTG, MMK
AKT, RAT, AJG, DJJ
Mon Oct 12 7:05 6:40 8:05
CMM
GEG
NCF
MVB, MAE, MSL
Tue Oct 13 7:07 6:45 8:05
SRC
GEG
JDE, CLS, MAM
Wed Oct 14 7:08 6:45 8:10
JH
SID
MAG, AMS
FM, MAL
Thu Oct 15 7:09 6:45 8:10
MAH
GEG
MAG, FM
AKT, LMH, MSL
Fri Oct 16 7:11 6:50 8:10
MAG
SID
NCF, CAT
DME
Sat Oct 17 7:12 6:50 8:10
JH
SID
MMK
CAT, LIS, RAT, KVH
Sun Oct 18 7:13 6:50 8:15
RDT
MAG
TTG
JOA, AMD
Mon Oct 19 7:15 6:50 8:15
CMM
GEG
NCF
CLB, MVB, MLM
Tue Oct 20 7:16 6:55 8:15
RDT
GEG
JDE, CLS, AMM
Wed Oct 21 7:17 6:55 8:15
BAM
SID
TTG
MAL, JPH
Thu Oct 22 7:19 6:55 8:20
JH
SID
GAL, MFB, AKT
Fri Oct 23 7:20 6:55 8:20
BF
SID
NCF
CAT, NIG, KVH
Sat Oct 24 7:22 7:00 8:20
RDT
SID
NCF
CAT, CAD, MAM
Sun Oct 25 7:23 7:00 8:25
JH
GEG
AMS
AKT, AMD, RAT
Mon Oct 26 7:24 7:00 8:25
RDT
GEG
NCF
CLB, MAE, MNM
Tue Oct 27 7:26 7:05 8:25
CMM
MAG
RDT
JDE, CLS, MLS
Wed Oct 28 7:27 7:05 8:25
JH
MAG
TTG
AJG, DJJ, BAM, TLS
Thu Oct 29 7:29 7:05 8:30
MAH
SID
AKT, MAM, MAL
Fri Oct 30 7:30 7:05 8:30
BAM
SID
NCF
CAT, SHM, FM
Sat Oct 31 7:31 7:05 8:30
SID
SID
   
Sun Nov 1 6:33 6:10 7:35
CMM
MAG
  JEF
Mon Nov 2 6:35 6:10 7:35
CMM
GEG
  BH
Tue Nov 3 6:36 6:15 7:35
RDT
GEG
 
RDT
Wed Nov 4 6:37 6:15 7:35
BF
SID
   
Thu Nov 5 6:39 6:15 7:40
MAH
SID
   
Fri Nov 6 6:40 6:15 7:40
MAG
SID
  CLB

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