McGILL BIRD OBSERVATORY

SPRING SCHEDULE 2013

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