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Atlantic Flyway review: Region IV Piedmont-Coastal Plain, Fall 2007: Patuxent powerline right-of-way (390-0764)

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Abstract

This station operates at the Patuxent Research Refuge in a powerline right-of-way that bisects an upland deciduous forest. This area has been used for this purpose since 1980, except in the years 2004-2006. Twenty-six nets are arrayed along approximately one-half mile that runs generally on an east-west orientation. The habitat is marked by dense 4-6 foot high shrub foliage with very few trees of any height. Trees are purposely kept to a minimum within the right-of-way to avoid arcing with the powerlines. We operated seven days in August and November and 14 days in September and October for a total of 42 days, generally on a M/W I F schedule. Nets were opened · by 25-30 minutes before sunrise, and closed about 3.5 hours later. Weather did not have a significant impact on our operations. We did have a few mornings in late October when some nets were frozen, delaying their opening. Only once (13 Nov) did rain necessitate closing nets early. 

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Atlantic Flyway review: Region IV Piedmont-Coastal Plain, Fall 2007: Patuxent powerline right-of-way (390-0764)
Series title:
North American Bird Bander
Volume:
33
Issue:
3
Year Published:
2008
Language:
English
Publisher:
Western, Inland, and Eastern Bird Banding Associations
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
2 p.
First page:
141
Last page:
142
Country:
United States
State:
Maryland
County:
Prince George's COunty
City:
Laurel
Other Geospatial:
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center