Chelan Ridge Update

04 September 2013
From the Chelan Ridge field crew: Meet the Chelan team! We have enjoyed a great first week of the season. The flight numbers have been relatively low, though this is expected at the beginning of the season. On Saturday, August 31st, we experienced an incredible day. We counted 21 birds…

Goshutes Update

02 September 2013
Picture of Goshutes lead bander, William, releasing a Red-tailed Hawk back on its southern journey after being measured.

Bonney Butte Update

02 September 2013
Picture of a hatch year female American Kestrel caught on day one of banding last week at Bonney Butte. Surprising capture since the site didn't catch any Kestrels last year.

Chelan Ridge Update

31 August 2013
9 species counted and 8 species banded today. Here are a couple pictures of the obs site at Chelan Ridge, and a picture of field crew member Carla Jo holding a Cooper's Hawk.

Commissary Ridge Update

31 August 2013
Commissary Ridge number update from Cherin: We began observing 27 August, having a slow but average count for this time of year. The weather has been mainly sunny, a few scattered light showers and persistent west southwest winds. Here is a list of totals: 8/27 -15, 8/28 - 25, 8/29…

Manzanos Update

29 August 2013
First day at the banding blind resulted in an adult Sharp-shinned and two juvenile Peregrines (a total of two were captured during the whole season last year). Photo of Teresa and Ben holding the falcons.

Goshutes Update

29 August 2013
Mike Shaw shared this video of a Cooper's Hawk up at Goshutes. The season is starting out strong across the network. Perhaps we'll have an updated count for everyone next week. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJs6U2ZtPrQ

Chelan Ridge Update

28 August 2013
News from Kent Woodruff of the Forest Service (our long-time Chelan partner): Our first visitors of the season. If the flight is slow we sometimes band the kids.

Goshutes Update

27 August 2013
News from Goshutes: We usually band a handful of Prairie Falcons each fall here at our Goshute NV site. Historically, most visit early in the season when the sky still seems relatively empty. The first day of banding at our North Blind was August 20th, and sure enough, a stunning…

Grand Canyon Update

26 August 2013
Field crew getting oriented at the Yaki Point, Grand Canyon migration site on a rainy day. We're thrilled to have the Grand Canyon site back in operation this year!