McGILL BIRD OBSERVATORY

SPRING SCHEDULE 2010

Below is the current schedule for the spring 2010 season.  Note that start times represent meeting times at the banding station (not at the gate), so please allow enough time for travel.  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 remain for the entire session, which typically is around 6 hours in total, including processing of final birds and tallying of daily totals.

For each date we need at least one census observer, and from April 18 through June 1 we also require at least one experienced extractor to assist the Bander-in-charge (BIC), and up to four additional volunteers.  Census follows a standard 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. 

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 for non-extractors are marked in red.

Banders-in-charge (BICs): MAG - Marcel Gahbauer, MAH - Marie-Anne Hudson, GEG - Gay Gruner, SID - Simon Duval
 
Census leaders: 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)
Sun Mar 28
6:43
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7:40
JH
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Census only
Mon Mar 29
6:41
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7:40
BAM/CMM
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Census only
Tue Mar 30
6:39
---
7:40
JDE/CLS
---
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Census only
Wed Mar 31
6:37
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7:35
BHM
---
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Census only
Thu Apr 1
6:35
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7:35
SRC
---
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Census only
Fri Apr 2
6:33
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7:35
BAM/CMM
---
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Census only
Sat Apr 3
6:31
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7:30
MAH
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Census only
Sun Apr 4
6:30
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7:30
MBE
---
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Census only
Mon Apr 5
6:28
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7:30
BAM/CMM
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Census only
Tue Apr 6
6:27
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7:30
JDE/CLS
---
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Census only
Wed Apr 7
6:25
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7:25
BHM
---
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Census only
Thu Apr 8
6:24
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7:25
SRC
---
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Census only
Fri Apr 9
6:22
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7:20
BAM/CMM
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Census only
Sat Apr 10
6:20
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7:20
SID
---
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Census only
Sun Apr 11
6:18
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7:20
GEG
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Census only
Mon Apr 12
6:16
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7:15
BAM/CMM
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Census only
Tue Apr 13
6:14
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7:15
JDE/CLS
---
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Census only
Wed Apr 14
6:13
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7:15
BHM
---
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Census only
Thu Apr 15
6:11
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7:10
SRC
---
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Census only
Fri Apr 16
6:09
5:45
7:10
BAM/CMM
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Census only
Sat Apr 17
6:07
5:45
7:05
MAH
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Census only
Sun Apr 18
6:05
5:40
7:05
MBE
GEG
CLB
RAT, CEB, MBE
Mon Apr 19
6:04
5:40
7:05
BAM/CMM
SID
CLB
FM, ADC, RED, NIB
Tue Apr 20
6:02
5:40
7:00
CLS
SID
  FM, JDE, CLS, NIB
Wed Apr 21
6:00
5:35
7:00
BHM
SID
CLB, NCF
ADC, BOS, NIB
Thu Apr 22
5:59
5:35
7:00
SRC
SID
  ADC, NIB, LDL
Fri Apr 23
5:57
5:35
6:55
BAM/CMM
GEG
  ADC, NIB, VIP
Sat Apr 24
5:55
5:30
6:55
JH
GEG
  DDA, HJL, MFJ
Sun Apr 25
5:53
5:30
6:55
GEG
GEG
CLB
CEB, CLL
Mon Apr 26
5:52
5:30
6:50
BAM/CMM
SID
  FM, CEB, VIP
Tue Apr 27
5:50
5:25
6:50
JH
SID
  JDE, CLS
Wed Apr 28
5:49
5:25
6:50
BHM
SID
  BOS, RED
Thu Apr 29
5:47
5:25
6:45
SRC
SID
  BEP, FRP, BRR
Fri Apr 30
5:45
5:20
6:45
BAM/CMM
GEG
  VIP, MFJ
Sat May 1
5:44
5:20
6:45
MBE
GEG
  ADC, MBE, DDA
Sun May 2
5:42
5:20
6:40
JH
SID
  ADC, CEB
Mon May 3
5:41
5:20
6:40
BAM/CMM
SID
NCF
RED, CEB, VIP
Tue May 4
5:39
5:15
6:40
JH
SID
  JDE, CLS, MFJ
Wed May 5
5:38
5:15
6:40
BHM
SID
NCF
BOS, MAR
Thu May 6
5:36
5:15
6:35
SRC
SID
NCF
BRR
Fri May 7
5:35
5:10
6:35
BAM/CMM
GEG
  VIP, COD+2
Sat May 8
5:34
5:10
6:35
MAH
GEG
CLB
DDA, COD+2          Also: SOL visit
Sun May 9
5:32
5:10
6:30
MAH
SID
  CEB, COD+2
Mon May 10
5:31
5:10
6:30
BAM/CMM
GEG
NCF
CEB, VIP
Tue May 11
5:30
5:05
6:30
GEG
  FM
Wed May 12
5:28
5:05
6:30
BHM
SID
NCF
FM, BOS, MAR
Thu May 13
5:27
5:05
6:25
SRC
SID
NCF
LDL
Fri May 14
5:26
5:05
6:25
BAM/CMM
SID
  RED, VIP, PHD, KSJ
Sat May 15
5:25
5:00
6:25
MAH
MAG
ANP
 
Sun May 16
5:23
5:00
6:25
MAH
MAG
  CEB, CLL
Mon May 17
5:22
5:00
6:20
BAM/CMM
SID
NCF
RED, CEB, VIP
Tue May 18
5:21
5:00
6:20
GEG
  JDE, CLS
Wed May 19
5:20
4:55
6:20
SID
NCF
 
Thu May 20
5:19
4:55
6:20
JH
SID
NCF
FM, LDL, BRR
Fri May 21
5:18
4:55
6:20
BAM/CMM
SID
  FM, VIP
Sat May 22
5:17
4:55
6:15
Birdathon team
LAL
                      Also: MBO Birdathon Day / OQ Visit
Sun May 23
5:16
4:55
6:15
JH
GEG
  CEB, CLL         Also:  CORDEM visit
Mon May 24
5:15
4:50
6:15
BAM/CMM
GEG
  CEB, VIP
Tue May 25
5:14
4:50
6:15
JH
GEG
  JDE, CLS
Wed May 26
5:13
4:50
6:15
SID
  BOS
Thu May 27
5:13
4:50
6:15
JH
GEG
  BRR
Fri May 28
5:12
4:50
6:10
BAM/CMM
SID
  RED, VIP, PHD, KSJ
Sat May 29
5:11
4:50
6:10
MBE
GEG
CLB
MBE                  Also:  OQ visit
Sun May 30
5:10
4:45
6:10
JH
GEG
                            Also:  COA visit
Mon May 31
5:10
4:45
6:10
BAM/CMM
GEG
  FM, RED, CEB, VIP
Tue Jun 1
5:09
4:45
6:10
GEG
SID
   
Wed Jun 2
5:08
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6:10
 
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Census only
Thu Jun 3
5:08
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6:10
 
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Census only
Fri Jun 4
5:07
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6:10
BAM/CMM
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Census only
Sat Jun 5
5:07
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6:10
SID
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Census only

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