MAPS Banding Session 5

Written by and photos taken by: Delaney Osmond, Avian Field Research and Communications Intern

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Spring Lake Park Reserve

Banded: 37

Re-trap: 6

Seen/Heard: 48

Most Banded Bird of the Day: Baltimore Oriole (BAOR), 11 birds

Banders: Jennifer V, Vincent V, Linda W, Shelley B, Sonia M, Isabel M, Pam A, Loren A, Aaron from Dakota County Parks

This report will be particularly scant as the person writing the report was not present at the banding session.

After looking over the data from this session, it appears that the trend of having high numbers of Orioles continues. Last session, 12 of 50 (~24%) newly banded birds were Orioles, and this week 11 of 37 (~30%) newly banded birds were Orioles. Hopefully, we will be able to locate some of the nests before the study ends.

There were no new species added to the probable breeder’s[1] list and the only species added to the confirmed breeder’s[2] list this week is Mallard. The observations for the Breeding Status sheet this session were thanks to Judy Chucker and Caludia Egelhoff. Thank you so much for your help.

Thank you for your continued assistance and support.

[1] Refers to birds that exhibit courtship & copulation, territorial behavior, and/or song & drumming, but have shown no signs that would confirm breeding.

[2] Refers to birds that have a current year’s nest, are seen carrying nest material or food, perform distraction displays, or is a local bird.