BIRD BANDING Week of 0915-091908

 NJMC naturalists are conducting a study to see what kinds of habitats should be created on the Meadowlands’ landfills to attract a greater diversitImg_7726_3y of migrating birds and to provide nesting habitat for threatened or endangered grasslands species, such as Savannah Sparrows and Grasshopper Sparrows.   

    As part of the study, Meadowlands Commission naturalists have been mist-netting birds on the Erie Landfill in North Arlington, banding them and recording their vital statistics, and then releasing them.

      We will post the bird data for the week here on Friday afternoons through early November whenever possible.

  Click "Continue reading…" immediately below for this week’s tally.

Week of 9/15 – 9/19

Downy Woodpecker – 2

Northern Flicker – 2

Trail’s Flycatcher – 6

Eastern Phoebe – 2

American Robin – 6

Gray Catbird – 26

Northern Mockingbird – 5

Northern Parula – 1

Yellow Warbler – 1

Magnolia Warbler – 1

Prairie Warbler – 1

Palm Warbler – 5

Pine Warbler – 1

Northern Waterthrush -5

Common Yellowthroat – 7

Yellow-breasted Chat – 2

Indigo Bunting – 5

Savannah Sparrow – 19

Song Sparrow – 6

Lincoln‘s Sparrow – 1

House Finch – 3

American Goldfinch -1

 Total: 108



4 thoughts on “BIRD BANDING Week of 0915-091908

  1. Bill

    I use a script blocker on Firefox after allowing all scripts it seems to be working now.
    I don’t like allowing all scripts though as there are many harmful scripts. So it seems to have been my problem not your Jim.
    Sorry for the false alarm.
    bill elrick


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