Hummingbird Banding has been going well so far this summer!
We have been banding Hummingbirds at a private residence in Idaho City. Compared to last year's banding at the Shakespeare festival, we are getting great results so far! The last time we were up there we caught 68 hummingbirds, both Black-chinned and Calliopes, and that was with traps closed half the time to let us "catch up" on our banding! Compared to last year, when we thought catching 4 total birds all day was exciting :)
We will be continuing banding throughout the summer, every other Saturday.
SPACE IS LIMITED on these trips, so please contact Jessica Pollock to sign up:
The next few banding dates are:
Here are some photos from this years banding so far:
|Male and Female Calliope Hummingbirds, waiting in their "straightjackets" to be banded|