Category Archives: Bird Survey

Summer 2012: Assorted moments from Fourchon

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Summer 2012: Orchard Oriole Nest

On June 12th, I found this Orchard Oriole nest.  First, I started seeing a male Orchard Oriole at the entrance of the West Fourchon Beach site (usually perched on the fence.) Then I started noticing that when I drove the … Continue reading

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Summer 2012: Graduates

Out of 116 Wilson’s Plover chicks that were banded, 41 were re-sited as fledged individuals.  Allow me to introduce you to the class of 2012:

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Summer 2012: Bird Banding

This summer’s bird breeding study included bird banding.     A total of 116 Wilson’s Plover chicks and 57 Least Tern chicks were banded.    Color bands were organized to create an individual banding combination for each chick.  Wilson’s Plover … Continue reading

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Summer 2012: Birds, Birds and more Birds

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Summer 2012: Flora and Fauna

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Summer 2012: Things you find on the beach

Stuff is always showing up on the beach!  Here’s a sample of this year’s booty: Jumbo Light Bulb Dolphin Spine Creepy Zombie Doll Pottery Shard Blue-winged Teal Decoy Play Sand Energy Drink Tagged Herring Gull Skull Make-shift Bonfire with Plastic … Continue reading

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Rainy days…

It’s the first time this season that my field work day has become a wash.  Rain has been falling since 10 a.m. and looks to continue through the evening.    Yesterday, I was able to go out early in the … Continue reading

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June 5, 2012 Video and pictures from the field!

I am keeping busy and enjoying my work.  So far here are the stats:  59 chicks have been banded!  47 nests have been found & followed!  I’ve posted some still pictures in this post but also links to videos uploaded … Continue reading

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So much… May 4th thru 18th, 2012

I don’t even know where to begin.    Only having worked twelve days on this year’s summer breeding Wilson’s Plover study and already I have too many photos!   Normally, I like to break things up more and add some … Continue reading

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