Our final session was at our Tortuga Lodge site, which funny enough is where we were banding today.
....she has a bite !!
Last Fall season Wendy and I captured 1568 birds of 72 species in 40 continuous days banding based here in Tortuguero. A look back to our blog for this day last year here
A Swainson's Thrush... 502 captured in 2013, 94 so far in 2014...
This year I started banding a day earlier, on the18th September, after nine days (26th September) we left the Caribbean coast and banded in the Highlands for 14 days returning here and recommenced banding on the 16th October.
Therefore our data is not directly comparable but I will do some comparisons when home !
Our total to date....409 captured of 59 species in the 22 days here at Tortuguero, and we are planning to band here until the 14th November. Another 17 more 6 hour visits to the five standard banding sites here at Tortuguero..
A bit of time to highlight some of the species we haven't caught before at Tortuguero..
.....or are just awesome birds !
This a Plain-brown Woodcreeper...found at Cano Palma on the 20th.
From 46.8g - the weight of tha above Woodcreeper.... to 2.4g !!
During banding sessions time to learn too,
I've seen a couple in Canada,and banded quite few here.
At Cano, our banding station, is in the crows nest above the boat dock !
The outstanding birds,....