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Atlantic Flyway review: Region V: Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, Prince Georges County, MD (390-0764)

North American Bird Bander

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Abstract

This was my 4th year of banding in a powerline right-of-way that is specially managed to encourage growth of dense scrub. Nets were run for 2 to 3 hours each morning, because activity dropped off rapidly after the sun hit the nets. I banded on 79 days, from 1 August to 22 November. Frost continues to be a problem late in the season; the frostpocket effect of the stream valley and the lack of vegetative cover over the nets result in frozen nets on more mornings than would be expected. Warblers continued to dominate, with as many as 16 species in one day and a season total of 33 plus a Brewster's hybrid. Net-hours declined from 8506 to 7672 because I discontinued six of my least productive nets; this change accounted for much of the increase in birds per 100 net-hours (Table 1). Overall effort was comparable to that of 1982.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Atlantic Flyway review: Region V: Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, Prince Georges County, MD (390-0764)
Series title:
North American Bird Bander
Volume:
10
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1985
Language:
English
Publisher:
Western, Inland, and Eastern Bird Banding Associations
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
2 p.
First page:
56
Last page:
57
Country:
United States
State:
Maryland
County:
Prince George's County
City:
Laurel
Other Geospatial:
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center