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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 2022

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Species, ordered by AOU# Winter Spring June July 8/1-8/6 8/7-8/13 8/14-8/20 8/21-8/27 8/28-9/3 Year-to-Date Species   (In order of AOU number)
Days of Banding 1 85 15 19 6 7 7 7 7 147  
Common Merganser                     Common Merganser 
Great Blue Heron                     Great Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron                     Little Blue Heron
Green Heron   1   1     1     3 Green Heron
American Woodcock   1                1 American Woodcock
Least Sandpiper   9               9 Least Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper                     Semipalmated Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs   2               2 Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs                     Lesser Yellowlegs
Solitary Sandpiper   15               15 Solitary Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper   4   2     1   1 8 Spotted Sandpiper
Semipalmated Plover                     Semipalmated Plover
Northern Bobwhite   2   2       1 1 6 Northern Bobwhite
Wild Turkey                     Wild Turkey
Mourning Dove   41 9 6 1 1 2 2 2 64 Mourning Dove
Turkey Vulture                     Turkey Vulture
No. Harrier                     No. Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk   6               6 Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk   1             1  2 Cooper’s Hawk
 American Kestrel                     American Kestrel
Osprey     6             6 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       2       1   3 E. Screech-Owl
Yellow-billed Cuckoo       1     1   3 5 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo                     Black-billed Cuckoo
Belted Kingfisher   1         2 2 2 7 Belted Kingfisher
Hairy Woodpecker   1 2 2   1       6 Hairy Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker   3 19 16 2 2 2 1   45 Downy Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker   2               2 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Pileated Woodpecker   1               1 Pileated Woodpecker
Red-headed Woodpecker                     Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker   2 4 4 1 2 1 1 1 16 Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-shafted Flicker   8   1 1         10 Yellow-shafted Flicker
“intergrade” Flicker                     “intergrade” Flicker
E. Whip-poor-will                     E. Whip-poor-will
Ruby-throated Hummingbird   42 4 14 1 3 3 22 17 106 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Eastern Kingbird   6   1 1 1 1 1   11 Eastern Kingbird
Great-crested Flycatcher   6 4 9 3   1 1   24 Great-crested Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe   37 1 1   2     5 46 Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Wood-pewee   16 3 3 2 6 7 14 17 68 Eastern Wood-pewee
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher             1 2 1 4 Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Acadian Flycatcher   14 7 4 2 1 2 2   32 Acadian Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher                     Willow Flycatcher
“Traills” Flycatcher   7   5 9 29 11 43 23 127 “Traills” Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher       2       2   4 Least Flycatcher
Blue Jay   20 6 23 3 8 3 4 2 69 Blue Jay
Common Raven                   2 Common Raven
Fish Crow                     Fish Crow
European Starling             1 1 1 3 European Starling
Bobolink           1 5 8 6 20 Bobolink
Brown-headed Cowbird   203 5 17 2 10 47 141 74 498 Brown-headed Cowbird
Red-winged Blackbird   438 4 13 1 7 3 1   468 Red-winged Blackbird
Orchard Oriole   13 7 1     2 1 1 25 Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole   17 8 2       6 4 37 Baltimore Oriole
Rusty Blackbird                     Rusty Blackbird
Common Grackle   15 8 27 1 2   18 1 72 Common Grackle
“Bronzed” Grackle   3               3 “Bronzed” Grackle
Evening Grosbeak                      Evening Grosbeak
Purple Finch   13               13 Purple Finch
House Finch   55 30 77 3 4 1 3 1 174 House Finch
American Goldfinch   213 7 19     1 2   239 American Goldfinch
Pine Siskin                     Pine Siskin
Vesper Sparrow   1               1 Vesper Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow   8               8 Savannah Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow   3   1 1 3   2   10 Grasshopper Sparrow
Eastern White-crowned Sparrow   7               7 Eastern White-crowned Sparrow
Gambel’s White-crowned Sparrow                     Gambel’s White-crowned Sparrow
Lark Sparrow                     Lark Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow 1 449               450 White-throated Sparrow
Zono. Hybrid                     Zono. Hybrid
American Tree Sparrow                     American Tree Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow   30 1 1         1 33 Chipping Sparrow
Clay-colored Sparrow                      Clay-colored Sparrow
Field Sparrow   57 7 10 3 14 14 3 4 112 Field Sparrow
Slate-colored Junco   13               13 Slate-colored Junco
“Oregon” Junco                     “Oregon” Junco
Song Sparrow 1 105   1     1 1   109 Song Sparrow
Lincoln’s Sparrow   2               2 Lincoln’s Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow   173           1   174 Swamp Sparrow
Fox Sparrow 1 21               22 Fox Sparrow
Eastern Towhee   23 1 1     1     26 Eastern Towhee
Northern Cardinal   117 25 53 15 16 9 6 7 248 Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak                     Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak   23   3 1 2 3 5 5 42 Blue Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting   50 4 12 2 8 6 15 22 119 Indigo Bunting
Painted  Bunting                     Painted Bunting
Scarlet Tanager   1 1 1     1     4 Scarlet Tanager
Summer Tanager               2 1 3 Summer Tanager
Purple Martin       235           235 Purple Martin
Cliff Swallow                     Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow   29 30 71 14 8 6 1   160 Barn Swallow
Hybird Swallow                     Hybrid Swallow
Tree Swallow   39 130 15 4       11 198 Tree Swallow
Bank Swallow                     Bank Swallow
N. Rough-winged Swallow   1   12 2 4 4 4 17 44 N. Rough-winged Swallow
Cedar Waxwing   4 2 1           7 Cedar Waxwing
Northern Shrike                     Northern Shrike
Red-eyed Vireo   9 3 4     3 5 2 26 Red-eyed Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo                     Philadelphia Vireo
Warbling Vireo       3       1   4 Warbling Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo                     Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo   2               2 Blue-headed Vireo
White-eyed Vireo   13 3 3       1 4 24 White-eyed Vireo
Black-and-white Warbler   40   1 1 1 7 12 13 75 Black-and-white Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler             1     1 Prothonotary Warbler
Worm-eating Warbler   6   2 3       1 12 Worm-eating Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler     1       1 2 1 5 Blue-winged Warbler
Brewster’s Warbler   1           1 1 3 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 Nashville Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler                     Orange-crowned Warbler
Tennessee Warbler                 1 1 Tennessee Warbler
Northern Parula   21               21 Northern Parula
Cape May Warbler                 1 1 Cape May Warbler
Yellow Warbler   20   1 2 4 1   1 29 Yellow Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler   13           1 2 16 Black-throated Blue Warbler
B-throated Blue “cairnsii”                     B-throated Blue “cairnsii”
Yellow-rumped “Myrtle” Warbler   75               75 Yellow-rumped “Myrtle” Warbler
Magnolia Warbler   19         1 4 3 27 Magnolia Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler   2         3 5 2 12 Chestnut-sided Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler                     Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler   19               19 Blackpoll Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler                     Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler                     Yellow-throated Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler   1               1 Black-throated Green Warbler
Pine Warbler   2               2 Pine Warbler
“Western” Palm Warbler   1               1 “Western” Palm Warbler
“Yellow” Palm Warbler   13               13 “Yellow” Palm Warbler
Prairie Warbler   4               4 Prairie Warbler
Ovenbird   67 1 5 3 4 10 21 21 132 Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush   41   1 1 11 5 11 15 85 Northern Waterthrush
Louisiana Waterthrush   3   4 1 1       9 Louisiana Waterthrush
Kentucky Warbler       1   2   1   4 Kentucky Warbler
Connecticut Warbler                     Connecticut Warbler
Mourning Warbler   2       2       4 Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat   394 8 70 15 8 12 12 43 562 Common Yellowthroat
Yellowthroat No. Plains                     Yellowthroat No. Plains
Yellow-breasted Chat   39 11 39 4 2 2 5 1 102 Yellow-breasted Chat
Hooded Warbler   1               1 Hooded Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler                     Wilson’s Warbler
Canada Warbler   2       1 3 7 4 17 Canada Warbler
American Redstart    21       3 7 11 19 61 American Redstart
House Sparrow   4               4 House Sparrow
Northern Mockingbird   7   12 1 6 5 8 4 43 Northern Mockingbird
Gray Catbird   646 46 112 53 26 27 18 10 938 Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher   30 11 18 3   4 1 3 70 Brown Thrasher
Carolina Wren   24 29 53 8 10 11 6 11 152 Carolina Wren
House Wren   18   4   4 2 1 3 32 House Wren
Winter Wren   5               5 Winter Wren
Marsh Wren                     Marsh Wren
Brown Creeper   1               1 Brown Creeper
White-breasted Nuthatch   2               2 White-breasted Nuthatch
Red-breasted Nuthatch                     Red-breasted Nuthatch
Tufted Titmouse   3 8 8 4 3   2   28 Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Chickadee   25 19 8 1   2 4 5 64 Carolina Chickadee
Golden-crowned Kinglet   19               19 Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet   34               34 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher   7     1         8 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Wood Thrush   34 20 33 10 7 3 2 5 114 Wood Thrush
Veery   37         2 19 15 73 Veery
Gray-cheeked Thrush   6               6 Gray-cheeked Thrush
Bicknell’s Thrush   2               2 Bicknell’s Thrush
Gray-cheeked/ Bicknell’s Thrush   1               1 Gray-cheeked/ Bicknell’s Thrush
Swainson’s Thrush   20               20 Swainson’s Thrush
Hermit Thrush   62               62 Hermit Thrush
American Robin   137   5 1 3 1     147 American Robin
Black-backed Robin                     Black-backed Robin
Eastern Bluebird   51 39 45 4   1 2   144 Eastern Bluebird
Weekly Totals 3 4,383 533 1,104 191 233 258 484 423 7,610  
Total Species/ forms= 122                      

 

 

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