McGILL BIRD OBSERVATORY

SPRING SCHEDULE 2012

Below is the schedule of dates for the Spring Migration Monitoring Program.  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, one or two experienced extractors to assist the Bander-in-charge (BIC), and up to three 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.

Volunteer scheduling is being coordinated through WhenToHelp, a software package that allows you to directly register your own shifts and view the most current schedule at any time.  To register for access to WhenToHelp, e-mail us at mbo@migrationresearch.org.

WhenToHelp - Online Volunteer Scheduling
Provided by WhenToWork.com Online Employee Scheduling

Instructions for WhenToHelp are available in English or French.  Below is an overview of the schedule - we look forward to working with you this spring!

Date
Start
Sunrise
Census
Notes
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Date
Start
Sunrise
Census
Notes
Wed Mar 28
n/a
6:43
7:40
Week 1
Wed May 2
5:20
5:42
6:40
Week 6
Thu Mar 29
n/a
6:41
7:40
-
Thu May 3
5:20
5:41
6:40
-
Fri Mar 30
n/a
6:39
7:40
-
Fri May 4
5:15
5:39
6:40
-
Sat Mar 31
n/a
6:37
7:35
Maintenance day / BBQ
Sat May 5
5:15
5:38
6:40
-
Sun Apr 1
n/a
6:35
7:35
-
Sun May 6
5:15
5:36
6:35
-
Mon Apr 2
n/a
6:33
7:35
-
Mon May 7
5:10
5:35
6:35
-
Tue Apr 3
n/a
6:31
7:30
-
Tue May 8
5:10
5:34
6:35
-
Wed Apr 4
n/a
6:30
7:30
Week 2
Wed May 9
5:10
5:32
6:30
Week 7; FH group visit
Thu Apr 5
n/a
6:28
7:30
-
Thu May 10
5:10
5:31
6:30
-
Fri Apr 6
n/a
6:27
7:30
-
Fri May 11
5:05
5:30
6:30
-
Sat Apr 7
n/a
6:25
7:25
-
Sat May 12
5:05
5:28
6:30
Green Team Birdathon
Sun Apr 8
n/a
6:24
7:25
-
Sun May 13
5:05
5:27
6:25
BSG group visit -
Mon Apr 9
n/a
6:22
7:20
-
Mon May 14
5:05
5:26
6:25
-
Tue Apr 10
n/a
6:20
7:20
-
Tue May 15
5:00
5:25
6:25
-
Wed Apr 11
n/a
6:18
7:20
Week 3
Wed May 16
5:00
5:23
6:25
Week 8
Thu Apr 12
n/a
6:16
7:15
-
Thu May 17
5:00
5:22
6:20
-
Fri Apr 13
n/a
6:14
7:15
-
Fri May 18
5:00
5:21
6:20
-
Sat Apr 14
n/a
6:13
7:15
-
Sat May 19
4:55
5:20
6:20
-
Sun Apr 15
n/a
6:11
7:10
-
Sun May 20
4:55
5:19
6:20
-
Mon Apr 16
n/a
6:09
7:10
-
Mon May 21
4:55
5:18
6:20
-
Tue Apr 17
n/a
6:07
7:05
-
Tue May 22
4:55
5:17
6:15
-
Wed Apr 18
5:40
6:05
7:05
Week 4 - banding starts
Wed May 23
4:55
5:16
6:15
Week 9
Thu Apr 19
5:40
6:04
7:05
-
Thu May 24
4:50
5:15
6:15
-
Fri Apr 20
5:40
6:02
7:00
-
Fri May 25
4:50
5:14
6:15
-
Sat Apr 21
5:35
6:00
7:00
-
Sat May 26
4:50
5:13
6:15
-
Sun Apr 22
5:35
5:59
7:00
-
Sun May 27
4:50
5:13
6:15
-
Mon Apr 23
5:35
5:57
6:55
-
Mon May 28
4:50
5:12
6:10
-
Tue Apr 24
5:30
5:55
6:55
-
Tue May 29
4:50
5:11
6:10
-
Wed Apr 25
5:30
5:53
6:55
Week 5
Wed May 30
4:45
5:10
6:10
Week 10
Thu Apr 26
5:30
5:52
6:50
-
Thu May 31
4:45
5:10
6:10
-
Fri Apr 27
5:25
5:50
6:50
-
Fri Jun 1
4:45
5:09
6:10
last day of banding -
Sat Apr 28
5:25
5:49
6:50
-
Sat Jun 2
n/a
5:08
6:10
-
Sun Apr 29
5:25
5:47
6:45
-
Sun Jun 3
n/a
5:08
6:10
-
Mon Apr 30
5:20
5:45
6:45
-
Mon Jun 4
n/a
5:07
6:10
-
Tue May 1
5:20
5:44
6:45
-
Tue Jun 5
n/a
5:07
6:10
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