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Data and Migrations

FBBO Recovery Map

Click around the map below to discover where some of our birds have traveled!

Since its initiation in 1998, Foreman’s Branch Bird Observatory has seen over 200 of its birds subsequently encountered after their initial banding; as far north as Newfoundland and a far south as Ecuador! Encounters occur either through trapping a live bird by another banding operation or, most often, recovering a band from a dead bird. If you happen to find a bird with a band on it, be sure to report it to reportband.gov. Who knows, it may make it onto the map below!

Banding Data 2020

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Species, ordered by AOU# Winter 3/1-3/6 3/7-3/13 3/14-3/20 3/21-3/27 3/28-4/3 4/4-4/10 4/11-4/17 4/18-4/24 4/25-5/1 5/2-5/8 5/9-5/15 Year-to-Date Species   (In order of AOU number)
Days of Banding 12  6  7  5  6 5 7 7 7 5 7 7 81  
Common Merganser                           Common Merganser 
Great Blue Heron                           Great Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron                           Little Blue Heron
Green Heron                     1   1 Green Heron
American Woodcock    1                      1 American Woodcock
Least Sandpiper                           Least Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper                           Semipalmated Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs                           Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs                           Lesser Yellowlegs
Solitary Sandpiper                   2 1   3 Solitary Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper                   1 1 4 6 Spotted Sandpiper
Semipalmated Plover                           Semipalmated Plover
Northern Bobwhite    1                 1    2 Northern Bobwhite
Wild Turkey                           Wild Turkey
Mourning Dove    5  3  1   1 2 3 5 1 1 2  24 Mourning Dove
Turkey Vulture                           Turkey Vulture
No. Harrier                           No. Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk                           Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk          1           1    2 Cooper’s Hawk
 American Kestrel          1                1 American Kestrel
Osprey                           Osprey
Red-tailed Hawk                           Red-tailed Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk                            Red-shouldered Hawk
Barred Owl                           Barred Owl
N. Saw-whet Owl                           N. Saw-whet Owl
E. Screech-owl           1              1 E. Screech-Owl
Yellow-billed Cuckoo                           Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo                           Black-billed Cuckoo
Belted Kingfisher      1                    1 Belted Kingfisher
Hairy Woodpecker           1     1   1    3 Hairy Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker    1  1                 1  3 Downy Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker      1                    1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Pileated Woodpecker                           Pileated Woodpecker
Red-headed Woodpecker                           Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2               1 2 2 3 10 Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-shafted Flicker               1         1 Yellow-shafted Flicker
“intergrade” Flicker                           “intergrade” Flicker
E. Whip-poor-will                           E. Whip-poor-will
Ruby-throated Hummingbird                 3 5 6 8 22 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Eastern Kingbird                   1 1 1 3 Eastern Kingbird
Great-crested Flycatcher                       2 2 Great-crested Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe        1  3 2 6 2          14 Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Wood-pewee                     2   2 Eastern Wood-pewee
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher                           Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Acadian Flycatcher                           Acadian Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher                           Willow Flycatcher
“Traills” Flycatcher                           “Traills” Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher                       2 2 Least Flycatcher
Blue Jay 13  2    1   1 3 7 9 22 22 6 86 Blue Jay
Fish Crow                           Fish Crow
European Starling      1                    1 European Starling
Bobolink                           Bobolink
Brown-headed Cowbird 105  1  3  10  10 20 33 10 16 3 1 1 213 Brown-headed Cowbird
Red-winged Blackbird 79  49  65  25  28 31 51 39 19 13 19 5 423 Red-winged Blackbird
Orchard Oriole                   3 6 6 15 Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole                   1 17 1 19 Baltimore Oriole
Rusty Blackbird                           Rusty Blackbird
Common Grackle 2  3  2  2  4 4 30 29 3   2   81 Common Grackle
“Bronzed” Grackle 8  2  2    1   1     1     15 “Bronzed” Grackle
Evening Grosbeak                            Evening Grosbeak
Purple Finch 3    1                   4 Purple Finch
House Finch 20  15  8  4           1 1   49 House Finch
American Goldfinch 11  14  25  26  35 13 42 22 12 18 15 22 255 American Goldfinch
Pine Siskin                           Pine Siskin
Vesper Sparrow                           Vesper Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow        1     1 1   1 3 1  8 Savannah Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow                     1   1 Grasshopper Sparrow
Eastern White-crowned Sparrow 48                 2 5 1 56 Eastern White-crowned Sparrow
Gambel’s White-crowned Sparrow                           Gambel’s White-crowned Sparrow
Lark Sparrow                           Lark Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow 52  53  34  9  33 14 36 76 93 121 105 26 652 White-throated Sparrow
Zono. Hybrid                           Zono. Hybrid
American Tree Sparrow                           American Tree Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow          4 1 3 5 2   3 2  20 Chipping Sparrow
Clay-colored Sparrow                            Clay-colored Sparrow
Field Sparrow 5  2  5    7 7 5 4 11 4 5 3 58 Field Sparrow
Slate-colored Junco 3  1      7 1 8 7         27 Slate-colored Junco
“Oregon” Junco                           “Oregon” Junco
Song Sparrow 14  23  18  14  25 2 7 6 1       110 Song Sparrow
Lincoln’s Sparrow                       4 4 Lincoln’s Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow    4  3  9  1 6 8 20 12 80 22 38  203 Swamp Sparrow
Fox Sparrow 4  9  4  2     1           20 Fox Sparrow
Eastern Towhee 1  1  1  1     1 2 3 4 1   15 Eastern Towhee
Northern Cardinal 23  9  4  3  14 6 19 8 8 6 6 3 109 Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak                       2 2 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak                     1 2 3 Blue Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting                     9 14 23 Indigo Bunting
Painted  Bunting                           Painted Bunting
Scarlet Tanager                           Scarlet Tanager
Summer Tanager                           Summer Tanager
Purple Martin                           Purple Martin
Cliff Swallow                           Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow                 3 4 11 6 24 Barn Swallow
Hybird Swallow                           Hybrid Swallow
Tree Swallow      1           4 7 2 3  17 Tree Swallow
Bank Swallow                           Bank Swallow
N. Rough-winged Swallow               1   1 2   4 N. Rough-winged Swallow
Cedar Waxwing                     1 5 6 Cedar Waxwing
Northern Shrike                           Northern Shrike
Red-eyed Vireo                   2 4 7 13 Red-eyed Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo                           Philadelphia Vireo
Warbling Vireo                           Warbling Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo                           Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo                     1   1 Blue-headed Vireo
White-eyed Vireo               1 3 1 2 2 9 White-eyed Vireo
Black-and-white Warbler                   1 2 14 17 Black-and-white Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler                       1 1 Prothonotary Warbler
Worm-eating Warbler                       1 1 Worm-eating Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler                     2 1 3 Blue-winged Warbler
Brewster’s Warbler                           Brewster’s Warbler
Lawrence’s Warbler                           Lawrence’s Warbler
Blue-winged x Golden-winged                           Blue-winged x Golden-winged
Golden-winged Warbler                           Golden-winged Warbler
Nashville Warbler                   1   1 2 Nashville Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler                           Orange-crowned Warbler
Tennessee Warbler                           Tennessee Warbler
Northern Parula                     4 7 11 Northern Parula
Cape May Warbler                           Cape May Warbler
Yellow Warbler                       10 10 Yellow Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler                     3 10 13 Black-throated Blue Warbler
B-throated Blue “cairnsii”                           B-throated Blue “cairnsii”
Yellow-rumped “Myrtle” Warbler    1    1  1     1 4 6 23 16  53 Yellow-rumped “Myrtle” Warbler
Magnolia Warbler                       19 19 Magnolia Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler                     1   1 Chestnut-sided Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler                           Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler                     1   1 Blackpoll Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler                           Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler                           Yellow-throated Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler                           Black-throated Green Warbler
Pine Warbler      1     1   1 2        5 Pine Warbler
“Western” Palm Warbler                   1   1 2 “Western” Palm Warbler
“Yellow” Palm Warbler           1 3 8 2 7      21 “Yellow” Palm Warbler
Prairie Warbler               1     1 1 3 Prairie Warbler
Ovenbird                 3 4 5 26 38 Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush                 2 2 9 10 23 Northern Waterthrush
Louisiana Waterthrush                       1 1 Louisiana Waterthrush
Kentucky Warbler                           Kentucky Warbler
Connecticut Warbler                           Connecticut Warbler
Mourning Warbler                       1 1 Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat               1 14 49 80 327 471 Common Yellowthroat
Yellowthroat No. Plains                           Yellowthroat No. Plains
Yellow-breasted Chat                   1 20 6 27 Yellow-breasted Chat
Hooded Warbler                           Hooded Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler                           Wilson’s Warbler
Canada Warbler                       3 3 Canada Warbler
American Redstart                      3 17 20 American Redstart
House Sparrow 1               1 1     3 House Sparrow
Northern Mockingbird             2 1 1 1 1   6 Northern Mockingbird
Gray Catbird                 2 114 122 189 427 Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher           4 5 9 6 2 1    27 Brown Thrasher
Carolina Wren    2  1    2 1 2 1 3 1 6 1  20 Carolina Wren
House Wren               2 5 5 3 4 19 House Wren
Winter Wren      2    2   1 1 1 1      8 Winter Wren
Marsh Wren                           Marsh Wren
Brown Creeper 3                       3 Brown Creeper
White-breasted Nuthatch 1    2  1   1             5 White-breasted Nuthatch
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2    1                   3 Red-breasted Nuthatch
Tufted Titmouse 3  3  2     4 1   1 1     15 Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Chickadee 4  3    1  1 1 2 1 1 1 2 7 24 Carolina Chickadee
Golden-crowned Kinglet          3 1              4 Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1  1  1     1 8 10     2   24 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher             1 2         3 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Wood Thrush                 1 3 8 3 15 Wood Thrush
Veery                     6 17 23 Veery
Gray-cheeked Thrush                           Gray-cheeked Thrush
Bicknell’s Thrush                       1 1 Bicknell’s Thrush
Gray-cheeked/ Bicknell’s Thrush                     1   1 Gray-cheeked/ Bicknell’s Thrush
Swainson’s Thrush                     1 7 8 Swainson’s Thrush
Hermit Thrush 1  3  2  1  3 2 7 26 10 2     57 Hermit Thrush
American Robin      2    3 2 19   1        27 American Robin
Black-backed Robin                           Black-backed Robin
Eastern Bluebird    1               3 26 25  55 Eastern Bluebird
Weekly Totals 409  210  197  113  189 130 308 309 269 514 618 911 4177  
Total Species/ forms= 102                            

 

 

Migration Timing

Below you will find timing of migration for birds captured at FBBO between 1999 and 2009. Weather patterns and banding effort (hours with nets open and number of nets) can have huge impacts on capture rates. Many birds breed and/or winter around the banding area, so when looking at the charts keep in mind that the large number of birds caught on August 1st aren’t necessarily migrants, but rather mostly are birds that bred and hatched around the station (e.g. Field Sparrows). Because we start fall banding August 1st we miss the start of migration for several species (e.g. Yellow Warblers and Empidonax flycatchers) as they start moving south in July.

Numbers used for the charts below are made up of new birds caught, repeats and returns. The charts below are modeled on those done by Braddock Bay Bird Observatory. Comparisons can be made between the timing of migration by birds at Braddock Bay Bird Observatory in New York and movements of birds here at FBBO.

Banding Charts