McGILL BIRD OBSERVATORY

SPRING SCHEDULE 2008

Below is the current schedule for the spring 2008 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.  As we have a full-time intern helping us out this spring, we are limiting the number of additional volunteers per day to four to prevent overcrowding.  Dates which are already full 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.

Banders-in-charge (BICs): MAH - Marie-Anne Hudson, BF - Barbara Frei
 
Census leaders:  SRC - Shawn Craik, BHM - Betsy Mcfarlane, CMM - Chris Murphy, DEK - Demetrios Kolibiris, GEG - Gay Gruner, BAM - Barbara MacDuff, RDT - Rodger Titman, SD - Samuel Denault

Date

Sunrise Banding start Census start Census observer BIC Banding volunteers
Fri Mar 28 6:43 --- 7:40 CMM/DEK --- Census only
Sat Mar 29 6:41 --- 7:40 MSM/MAH --- Census only
Sun Mar 30 6:39 --- 7:40 JB --- Census only
Mon Mar 31 6:37 --- 7:35 CMM/GEG --- Census only
Tue Apr 1 6:35 --- 7:35 MAH/SPD --- Census only
Wed Apr 2 6:33 --- 7:35 BAM --- Census only
Thu Apr 3 6:31 --- 7:30 RDT/GEG --- Census only
Fri Apr 4 6:30 --- 7:30 CMM/DEK --- Census only
Sat Apr 5 6:28 --- 7:30 SRC/GPK --- Census only
Sun Apr 6 6:27 --- 7:30 JB --- Census only
Mon Apr 7 6:25 --- 7:25 GEG/MW --- Census only
Tue Apr 8 6:24 --- 7:25 SPD --- Census only
Wed Apr 9 6:22 --- 7:20 BAM/MW --- Census only
Thu Apr 10 6:20 --- 7:20 RDT/GEG --- Census only
Fri Apr 11 6:18 --- 7:20 CMM/DEK --- Census only
Sat Apr 12 6:16 --- 7:15 SRC/GPK --- Census only
Sun Apr 13 6:14 --- 7:15 JB --- Census only
Mon Apr 14 6:13 --- 7:15 CMM/GEG --- Census only
Tue Apr 15 6:11 --- 7:10 SPD --- Census only
Wed Apr 16 6:09 5:45 7:10 BAM --- Census only
Thu Apr 17 6:07 5:45 7:05 RDT/GEG --- Census only
Fri Apr 18 6:05 5:40 7:05 CMM/DEK BF KSD, SFL
Sat Apr 19 6:04 5:40 7:05 SRC BF CL, HCH, DF, SOC, ANP, Sophie M
Sun Apr 20 6:02 5:40 7:00 JB BF JB, CL
Mon Apr 21 6:00 5:35 7:00 CMM/GEG MAH GEG, HJL, MSM, MW
Tue Apr 22 5:59 5:35 7:00 MSM MAH KSD, SFL, MSM, GJR, SRL
Wed Apr 23 5:57 5:35 6:55 BAM MAH NCF, MSM, GJR, KR
Thu Apr 24 5:55 5:30 6:55 RDT/GEG BF GEG, NCF, MSM, CLR
Fri Apr 25 5:53 5:30 6:55 RDT/DMB BF MSM, SOC, ANP, GJR
Sat Apr 26 5:52 5:30 6:50 JH/LAL/MB MAH CL, CLR, KR, HCH+2?
Sun Apr 27 5:50 5:25 6:50 JB MAH JB, AAN, CL
Mon Apr 28 5:49 5:25 6:50 GEG/BAM BF GEG, AAN, HJL. MNW
Tue Apr 29 5:47 5:25 6:45 SPD BF AAN, NCF, KR, GJR
Wed Apr 30 5:45 5:20 6:45 BAM MAH AAN, FM, DB, GEG
Thu May 1 5:44 5:20 6:45 RDT/GEG BF GEG, AAN, HCH
Fri May 2 5:42 5:20 6:40 BAM/DEK MAH NCF, FM, GEG, DC
Sat May 3 5:41 5:20 6:40 LAL BF SOC, ANP, LAL, ML, AL
Sun May 4 5:39 5:15 6:40 JB BF JB, GEG, GJR, CL
Mon May 5 5:38 5:15 6:40 GEG MAH GEG + 2, HJL, RT, MSM
Tue May 6 5:36 5:15 6:35 BF/JB MAH FM, MSM, JB, LH
Wed May 7 5:35 5:10 6:35 BAM BF DRB, GEG, BAM, EKG
Thu May 8 5:34 5:10 6:35 RDT/GEG BF GEG, FM, MSM
Fri May 9 5:32 5:10 6:30 SOC/ANP MAH NCF, SOC, ANP, KAS
Sat May 10 5:31 5:10 6:30 GEG MAH GEG, SOC, ANP, BE                   Arboretum visit 8 am
Sun May 11 5:30 5:05 6:30 MSM MAH GJR, DMC, MSM, NAC, MAN
Mon May 12 5:28 5:05 6:30 MSM BF MSM, HJL
Tue May 13 5:27 5:05 6:25 MSM MAH MSM, SID+1
Wed May 14 5:26 5:05 6:25 MSM MAH MSM, JEP, GIB
Thu May 15 5:25 5:00 6:25 RDT/SRC MAH MSM, ERD
Fri May 16 5:23 5:00 6:25 SRC/DKO BF NCF, KAS, DRB, HG+1
Sat May 17 5:22 5:00 6:20 SRC BF AK, DM, SRC, MNW
Sun May 18 5:21 5:00 6:20 JB MAH JB
Mon May 19 5:20 4:55 6:20 GEG MAH GEG, HJL, MLG
Tue May 20 5:19 4:55 6:20 RDT BF DDA, GIB, MSM
Wed May 21 5:18 4:55 6:20 BAM BF GEG, EKG, MSM
Thu May 22 5:17 4:55 6:15 RDT/GEG BF GEG, MSM
Fri May 23 5:16 4:55 6:15 MSM/DKO MAH GEG, NCF, KAS, MSM
Sat May 24 5:15 4:50 6:15 MBO Group MAH MBO Birdathon Day
Sun May 25 5:14 4:50 6:15 JB MAH JB, MSM
Mon May 26 5:13 4:50 6:15 CMM/GEG MAH GEG, HJL
Tue May 27 5:13 4:50 6:15 SPD MAH DDA, LBE, MSM, SPD
Wed May 28 5:12 4:50 6:10 BAM MAH GEG, MSM, CLL
Thu May 29 5:11 4:50 6:10 RDT/GEG MAH GEG, MSM, DF, HCH
Fri May 30 5:10 4:45 6:10 CMM/DKO MAH NCF, KAS, MSM, CLL
Sat May 31 5:10 4:45 6:10   MAH SOC, ANP
Sun Jun 1 5:09 4:45 6:10 JB MAH JB, SCM
Mon Jun 2 5:08 --- 6:10 CMM/GEG --- Census only
Tue Jun 3 5:08 --- 6:10 MAH/SPD --- Census only
Wed Jun 4 5:07 --- 6:10 BAM --- Census only
Thu Jun 5 5:07 --- 6:10 MAH/GEG --- Census only


 

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