McGILL BIRD OBSERVATORY

SPRING SCHEDULE 2009

Below is the current schedule for the spring 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 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, including approximately one hour after closing of nets to finish processing birds and tally all daily observations.

Banders-in-charge (BICs): MAH - Marie-Anne Hudson, BF - Barbara Frei, GEG - Gay Gruner
 
Census leaders: JMB - Jean Bacon, JB - Jean Beaudreault, MBE - Mike Beaupré, SRC - Shawn Craik, SDE - Samuel Denault, JH - Jeff Harrison, CMM - Chris Murphy, BAM - Barbara MacDuff, BHM - Betsy McFarlane, RDT - Rodger Titman

Date

Sunrise Banding start Census start Census
leader(s)
BIC Banding volunteers
Sat Mar 28
6:43
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7:40
RDT
---
Census only
Sun Mar 29
6:41
---
7:40
JB
---
Census only
Mon Mar 30
6:39
---
7:40
MAH, JB, JMB
---
Census only
Tue Mar 31
6:37
---
7:35
MAH
---
Census only
Wed Apr 1
6:35
---
7:35
JH
---
Census only
Thu Apr 2
6:33
---
7:35
MAH, CMM
---
Census only
Fri Apr 3
6:31
---
7:30
BAM
---
Census only
Sat Apr 4
6:30
---
7:30
RDT
---
Census only
Sun Apr 5
6:28
---
7:30
JB
---
Census only
Mon Apr 6
6:27
---
7:30
JMB
---
Census only
Tue Apr 7
6:25
---
7:25
MBE, BAM
---
Census only
Wed Apr 8
6:24
---
7:25
MAH
---
Census only
Thu Apr 9
6:22
---
7:20
CMM, GEG
---
Census only
Fri Apr 10
6:20
---
7:20
SDE
---
Census only
Sat Apr 11
6:18
---
7:20
RDT
---
Census only
Sun Apr 12
6:16
---
7:15
JB
---
Census only
Mon Apr 13
6:14
---
7:15
JMB
---
Census only
Tue Apr 14
6:13
---
7:15
MBE, BAM
---
Census only
Wed Apr 15
6:11
---
7:10
JH
---
Census only
Thu Apr 16
6:09
5:45
7:10
CMM
---
Census only
Fri Apr 17
6:07
5:45
7:05
SDE
---
Census only
Sat Apr 18
6:05
5:40
7:05
MBE
MAH, GEG
EKG, KK, CNP
Sun Apr 19
6:04
5:40
7:05
JB
MAH, GEG
DDA, JB, SID, KEG
Mon Apr 20
6:02
5:40
7:00
JMB
MAH
JMB, MSM
Tue Apr 21
6:00
5:35
7:00
BHM
GEG
CNP
Wed Apr 22
5:59
5:35
7:00
JH, EM
MAH
SB
Thu Apr 23
5:57
5:35
6:55
CMM
MAH
VIA
Fri Apr 24
5:55
5:30
6:55
SDE
GEG
CNP, MLG, MAL, BED
Sat Apr 25
5:53
5:30
6:55
MBE
GEG
ADA, GRC, ANP, SOC, SID
Sun Apr 26
5:52
5:30
6:50
JB
MAH
DDA, JB, MLG, SID
Mon Apr 27
5:50
5:25
6:50
JMB
BF
JMB, MSM, VIA, BED
Tue Apr 28
5:49
5:25
6:50
MBE
BF
GJK, BED, CS, CNP
Wed Apr 29
5:47
5:25
6:45
JH, EM
GEG
VIA, AMS, BAM, CS, CNP
Thu Apr 30
5:45
5:20
6:45
CMM
MAH
VIA+1, IJ+1, BED
Fri May 1
5:44
5:20
6:45
SDE
GEG
ANP, SOC, BED
Sat May 2
5:42
5:20
6:40
MBE
GEG
MPG+1, SID, JLP
Sun May 3
5:41
5:20
6:40
JB
MAH
DDA, JB, SID
Mon May 4
5:39
5:15
6:40
JMB
GEG
JMB, MSM, BED
Tue May 5
5:38
5:15
6:40
MBE
MAH
GJK, BED, CAT
Wed May 6
5:36
5:15
6:35
JH
BF
BED, CAT, KEG
Thu May 7
5:35
5:10
6:35
CMM
BF
VIA, CLB, BED, BAM
Fri May 8
5:34
5:10
6:35
SDE
GEG
BED, MLG
Sat May 9
5:32
5:10
6:30
MBE
GEG, SID
ADA, MBE
Sun May 10
5:31
5:10
6:30
JB
SID
DDA, JB
Mon May 11
5:30
5:05
6:30
MSM
SID
MSM, BED
Tue May 12
5:28
5:05
6:30
MBE
MAH
BED, CAT, MBE, NCF
Wed May 13
5:27
5:05
6:25
JH, EM
MAH
BED, CAT. KEG, NCF
Thu May 14
5:26
5:05
6:25
CMM
MAH
GMK, BED, CAS
Fri May 15
5:25
5:00
6:25
SDE
MAH
MJF, NCF, CLB, BED
Sat May 16
5:23
5:00
6:25
LAL
LAL
NCF, ML, AL
Sun May 17
5:22
5:00
6:20
JB
LAL
DDA, JB, SID, ML, AL
Mon May 18
5:21
5:00
6:20
JMB
SID
JMB, MSM, CLB, BED
Tue May 19
5:20
4:55
6:20
BHM
GEG
GJK, BED, CAT
Wed May 20
5:19
4:55
6:20
EM
MAH
MMK, BED, CAT
Thu May 21
5:18
4:55
6:20
CMM
GEG
MMK, BED, BL
Fri May 22
5:17
4:55
6:15
BAM
GEG
MMK, BED
Sat May 23
5:16
4:55
6:15
Baillie gang
LAL
ML, AL                                        Also: MBO Birdathon Day
Sun May 24
5:15
4:50
6:15
JB
SID
DDA, JB, GFR, FSA
Mon May 25
5:14
4:50
6:15
JMB
SID
JMB, MSM, BED
Tue May 26
5:13
4:50
6:15
BHM
GEG
GJK, MMK, BED, CAT
Wed May 27
5:13
4:50
6:15
JH, EM
GEG
BED, CAT, FSA, CLB
Thu May 28
5:12
4:50
6:10
CMM
MAH
MMK, BED, FSA, MGO, CM
Fri May 29
5:11
4:50
6:10
SDE
MAH
MMK, BED, ANP, SOC
Sat May 30
5:10
4:45
6:10
MBE
SID
MBE, MM, MPG
Sun May 31
5:10
4:45
6:10
JB
SID
DDA, JB
Mon Jun 1
5:09
4:45
6:10
MAH or MSM
GEG, MAH
MSM, BED, CLB
Tue Jun 2
5:08
---
6:10
JMB
---
Census only
Wed Jun 3
5:08
---
6:10
JH
---
Census only
Thu Jun 4
5:07
---
6:10
CMM, EM
---
Census only
Fri Jun 5
5:07
---
6:10
SDE
---
Census only

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