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Owl Update 4/18/19

Well, we've been going through a period when the nights have been fairly productive, but we keep on waiting for things to open up a bit, which they have yet to do. Northern Saw-whets continue to move through in relatively small numbers and the Long-eareds have started to become a bit more regular. To date, [...]

2019-04-19T00:23:01-04:00April 19th, 2019|Owl Banding|Comments Off on Owl Update 4/18/19

Owl Update 4/07/19

It's still early in the season and the weather patterns have been erratic enough that we still don't have a real sense of the season's owl migration, but we've had decent results so far. March was pretty good for Northern Saw-whet Owls (NSWO). In previous years March has produced extremely varying results in regard to [...]

2019-04-08T03:15:54-04:00April 8th, 2019|Owl Banding|Comments Off on Owl Update 4/07/19

Start of the Owl Banding Season

After a particularly cold February and start to March we have experienced some periods of better weather during the start of the season. Despite fairly good conditions during the first two nights that we were able to open the nets, the first two nights produced zero owls and we were quickly dreading a potentially very [...]

2019-03-22T07:25:14-04:00March 22nd, 2019|Owl Banding|Comments Off on Start of the Owl Banding Season

Sightings 11/2/18

Townsend's Solitaire. Harris's Sparrow       Highlights:         Townsend's Solitaire & Harris's Sparrow The season's second Townsend's Solitaire was seen on Oct. 20 and the second Harris's Sparrow of the season was seen on Oct. 25-26. As is typical this time of the year, the diversity is really winding down. There are [...]

2018-11-02T23:04:15-04:00November 2nd, 2018|Recent Sightings|Comments Off on Sightings 11/2/18

Sightings 10/18/18

Say's Phoebe & American Avocet. Yellow-throated Warbler & Harris's Sparrow. Townsend's Solitaire. Highlights: Say's Phoebe, American Avocet, Yellow-throated Warbler, Harris's Sparrow and Townsend's Solitaire. October is often a great time for vagrants at WPBO, and it has been exciting in that regard recently. A Say's Phoebe and an American Avocet were seen on [...]

2018-10-18T23:52:13-04:00October 18th, 2018|Recent Sightings|Comments Off on Sightings 10/18/18

Sightings update 10/8/18

Highlights: Summer Tanager & Lark Sparrow (photo above) I don't know how I let so much time pass by, but I did and there's nothing to do for it now except to jump right in. A Summer Tanager was photographed on September 17 and was surprisingly relocated for the first time on the 25th. It was [...]

2018-10-08T17:52:43-04:00October 8th, 2018|Recent Sightings|Comments Off on Sightings update 10/8/18

Owl Update 8/20/18

As we approach the end of the summer owl banding season, things have remained relatively slow, but fairly steady. We had begun to wonder if the owls were going to trickle down to the end of their summer movements when the night of the 18th produced a pretty unexpected surprise. We banded six Saw-whets, five [...]

2018-08-21T02:42:56-04:00August 21st, 2018|Owl Banding|Comments Off on Owl Update 8/20/18

Owl Update 8/12/18

We unfortunately don't have a whole lot to report. As expected, this has proven to be a down reproductive year for Northern Saw-whet Owls and they have been very slow recently. The adult Saw-whets came to a screeching halt on July 18. Juvenile Saw-whets have continued, but at a trickle. Thankfully, we are also catching [...]

2018-08-12T05:18:01-04:00August 12th, 2018|Owl Banding|Comments Off on Owl Update 8/12/18

Owl update July 30, 2018

As we expected, this summer is proving to be a low year in Northern Saw-whet Owl reproduction. Last summer was the third time we experienced a peak in juvenile Saw-whet numbers since beginning the summer research in 2006. Both of the previous peak years were followed immediately by low years, so Ryan Steiner & I [...]

2018-07-31T04:10:14-04:00July 31st, 2018|Owl Banding|Comments Off on Owl update July 30, 2018

Owl Update 7/16/18

Things have been pretty slow since the last post. We've been able to band every night so far this season and have banded a total of 41 Northern Saw-whets, 29 adults and 12 juveniles. The seven nights since our last post have produced 9 adults and 6 juveniles. Given we don't have much to share [...]

2018-07-17T03:37:14-04:00July 17th, 2018|Owl Banding|Comments Off on Owl Update 7/16/18