McGILL BIRD OBSERVATORY

SPRING SCHEDULE 2011

Below is the current schedule for the spring 2011 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 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 "additional" volunteers are marked in red - but note that we can often still use the help of qualified extractors on these mornings.

Banders-in-charge (BICs): GEG - Gay Gruner, SID - Simon Duval, LAL - Lance Laviolette

Intern:  MVB - Matthew von Bornhoft
 
Census leaders: MBE - Mike Beaupré, JD - Jean Demers, JH - Jeff Harrison, BAM - Barbara MacDuff, BHM - Betsy McFarlane, CMM - Chris Murphy, RDT - Rodger Titman, SOC - Sophie Cauchon, ANP - André Pelletier, CLS - Clémence Soulard

Date

Sunrise Banding start Census start Census
observer(s)
BIC Lead extractors (2) Additional banding volunteers (maximum 3)
Mon Mar 28
6:43
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7:40
CMM, BAM
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Census only
Tue Mar 29
6:41
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7:40
JD, CLS
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Census only
Wed Mar 30
6:39
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7:40
BHM
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Census only
Thu Mar 31
6:37
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7:35
RED, GJR
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Census only
Fri Apr 1
6:35
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7:35
CMM, BAM, RED
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Census only
Sat Apr 2
6:33
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7:35
RDT
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Census only
Sun Apr 3
6:31
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7:30
LDB
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Census only
Mon Apr 4
6:30
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7:30
CMM, BAM, RED
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Census only
Tue Apr 5
6:28
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7:30
GJR
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Census only
Wed Apr 6
6:27
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7:30
BHM, SDI
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Census only
Thu Apr 7
6:25
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7:25
GJR
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Census only
Fri Apr 8
6:24
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7:25
CMM, BAM
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Census only
Sat Apr 9
6:22
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7:20
RDT
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Census only
Sun Apr 10
6:20
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7:20
LDB
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Census only
Mon Apr 11
6:18
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7:20
CMM, BAM
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Census only
Tue Apr 12
6:16
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7:15
JD, CLS
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Census only
Wed Apr 13
6:14
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7:15
BHM, CAR
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Census only
Thu Apr 14
6:13
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7:15
CAR
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Census only
Fri Apr 15
6:11
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7:10
CMM, BAM
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Census only
Sat Apr 16
6:09
5:45
7:10
RDT, DMA, LLE
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Census only
Sun Apr 17
6:07
5:45
7:05
LDB, SDI
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Census only
Mon Apr 18
6:05
5:40
7:05
CMM, BAM
SID
MVB, CLB
PHD, KST, LIK
Tue Apr 19
6:04
5:40
7:05
JD, CLS
SID
MVB
JD, CLS, LIK
Wed Apr 20
6:02
5:40
7:00
BHM
GEG
RDT, MVB
RDJ, SDI, JAS
Thu Apr 21
6:00
5:35
7:00
RDT
SID
MVB
RDJ, FM, SDI
Fri Apr 22
5:59
5:35
7:00
CMM, BAM
SID
MVB
FM, NOL, TAE
Sat Apr 23
5:57
5:35
6:55
GJR
GEG
MVB, LAL, ML
DDA, NOL, NIB
Sun Apr 24
5:55
5:30
6:55
GJR
SID
LDL
PAS, SDI, NOL
Mon Apr 25
5:53
5:30
6:55
CMM, BAM
SID
MVB
FM, LIK, NOL
Tue Apr 26
5:52
5:30
6:50
SID
MVB
FM, SDI, LIK
Wed Apr 27
5:50
5:25
6:50
BHM
GEG
RDT, MVB
RDJ, SDI
Thu Apr 28
5:49
5:25
6:50
RDT
SID
MVB, CLB
RED, RDJ, LIF
Fri Apr 29
5:47
5:25
6:45
CMM, BAM
SID
RDT, MVB
SDI, LIF, CLB
Sat Apr 30
5:45
5:20
6:45
GJR
LAL
MVB, LDL
DDA, GJR
Sun May 1
5:44
5:20
6:45
RDT
BF
SID
NOL, PAS           Also:  Visit from SOL
Mon May 2
5:42
5:20
6:40
CMM, BAM
SID
MVB
NOL, LIK, FM
Tue May 3
5:41
5:20
6:40
SID
MVB
BEP, LIK
Wed May 4
5:39
5:15
6:40
BHM
GEG
RDT, MVB
NOL, RDJ
Thu May 5
5:38
5:15
6:40
RDT
SID
MVB
NOL, RDJ, FM
Fri May 6
5:36
5:15
6:35
CMM, BAM
SID
RDT, MVB
NOL, PHD, KST
Sat May 7
5:35
5:10
6:35
RDT
GEG
LDL
NOL, DDA, NIB
Sun May 8
5:34
5:10
6:35
JH
SID
LDB
NOL, PAS, NIB
Mon May 9
5:32
5:10
6:30
CMM, BAM
SID
MVB
FM, LIK, NIB
Tue May 10
5:31
5:10
6:30
JH
SID
MVB, CLB
BEP, FM, LIK
Wed May 11
5:30
5:05
6:30
RDT
SID
RDT, MVB
RED, RDJ, PAS
Thu May 12
5:28
5:05
6:30
RDT
SID
MVB
RDJ, TAE
Fri May 13
5:27
5:05
6:25
CMM, BAM
SID
RDT, MVB
RED
Sat May 14
5:26
5:05
6:25
MBO Green Team
LAL
DDA               Also: MBO Birdathon Day
Sun May 15
5:25
5:00
6:25
SID
DMA
Mon May 16
5:23
5:00
6:25
CMM, BAM
SID
MVB
LIK
Tue May 17
5:22
5:00
6:20
SID
MVB
BEP
Wed May 18
5:21
5:00
6:20
BHM
GEG
MVB
RDJ
Thu May 19
5:20
4:55
6:20
Red-eyed Wearios
SID
MVB
RDJ
Fri May 20
5:19
4:55
6:20
CMM, BAM
SID
MVB
FM, PAS
Sat May 21
5:18
4:55
6:20
Red-eyed Wearios
LAL
CLB
DDA            
Sun May 22
5:17
4:55
6:15
SID
SDI
Mon May 23
5:16
4:55
6:15
CMM, BAM
GEG
MVB
LIK, NIB, DMK
Tue May 24
5:15
4:50
6:15
ASB, SAS
GEG
MVB
LIK, BON
Wed May 25
5:14
4:50
6:15
BHM
GEG
RDT, MVB
RDJ
Thu May 26
5:13
4:50
6:15
RDT
SID
MVB
LIF, RDJ, YCO
Fri May 27
5:13
4:50
6:15
CMM, BAM
SID
RDT, MVB
PHD, KST
Sat May 28
5:12
4:50
6:10
RDT
GEG
DDA, TAE, NIB, KAW
Sun May 29
5:11
4:50
6:10
LDB
SID
PAS, NIB, SDI
Mon May 30
5:10
4:45
6:10
CMM, BAM
SID
MVB
LIK, DMK, NIB
Tue May 31
5:10
4:45
6:10
SID
MVB
BEP, LIK
Wed Jun 1
5:09
4:45
6:10
BHM
GEG
MVB
RDJ, NAB
Thu Jun 2
5:08
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6:10
RDT
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Census only
Fri Jun 3
5:08
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6:10
CMM, BAM
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Census only
Sat Jun 4
5:07
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6:10
RDT
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Census only
Sun Jun 5
5:07
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6:10
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Census only

 

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