Fall Banding Begins

by Steve Torre on August 6, 2016

SBBO volunteers completed putting up the mist nets on
Saturday, August 6 and began regular weekend banding. A few
dedicated volunteers put up some nets in late July and began
banding–over 200 birds–and report a healthy population of
House Wrens!
Visitors are welcome on Saturdays from 8am-4pm and Sunday
mornings from 8am-10:00am. Birds are more active in the
morning; less so in the afternoon when they rest. Guests may
walk along with volunteers on a designated net run as they
check the mist nets. Nets are checked, at a minimum, hourly.
The safety of the birds is the primary concern; therefore,
weather conditions such as heavy rain or excessive heat or cold
dictate whether banding takes place.
It is suggested that visitors call ahead to assure that volunteer
staff are present if weather conditions are “iffy”! Migration
usually ramps up after Labor Day, but birds are moving south
now.

August 2016 Newsletter

by Steve Torre on August 6, 2016

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