The Migratory Bird Research Group is back in the bayou catching birds and doing research. We got pretty busy during our last season in April 2013 and so we slacked off a bit on the blogging. We will try to do better this year. Last spring we captured a record breaking 4,547 birds. Check out the article in American Press summarizing our season http://www.americanpress.com/Johnson-Bayou-sees-record-breaking-bird-migration
This season we have started off strong despite a few setbacks (more on that later). We have been operating at least some of our nets for 5 days now and been able to catch over 150 new birds. Our species have mainly consisted of Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler, Orange Crowned Warbler, Black-and-White Warbler, Gray Catbird, and White-eyed Vireo. A Yellow-throated Warbler and a White-winged Dove were some lovely additions to our species makeup.
More on research and our “interesting” setbacks later so stay tuned.