|Mary Lou with her signature bird (Brown Thrasher)|
|The Sunday crew of Marlene, Jay, and Mark|
|Deb and Julie helping at the mist net|
(There is a mist net between the two ladies, but it's hard to see)
|John and others like him are always fixing our equipment|
|BLPW- Fall Plumage|
One of the greatest rewards of bird banding is learning more about their life history. BSBO's research documents that stopover habitats in the Lake Erie Marshes are important for the Blackpoll Warbler (and so many other migrant birds) each fall. This year, the weather must have been just right and a vast representative of the world Blackpoll population dropped into the small area of NW Ohio that we call home. BSBO uses this information to raise awareness of the value of stopover for migratory birds and to build local, regional, and national support for habitat conservation. If you would like to support the research and conservation efforts of Black Swamp Bird Observatory, please visit the BSBO WEBSITE for ways that you can help.
the feathered harbinger of winter...
|American Tree Sparrow (ATSP)|
|Male Northern Cardinal (NOCA)|
|White-throated Sparrow (WTSP)|
|Carolina Wren (CARW)|
|CARW back-notice long bill and distinctive eye stripe|
|Hermit Thrush (HETH)- a short-distance migrant. Some stay around in winter.|