Bird Banding Station fall 2016 final report

The LLCC Bird Banding Station announces its final report for the fall 2016 banding season (our 9th banding season) Final Report — LLCC BBS (Fall 2016). Below are some of the highlights:

  • 2,318 birds were banded of 78 species over 73 days (5,100 net hours)
  • there were 570 captures of birds that had been previously banded
  • we had 4 days where we captured over 100 birds, including  a 241 bird day (Oct 19)
  • the 3 most abundant species captured were: American Goldfinch (336), Dark-eyed Junco (269) and House Finch (250)
  • 3 new species were captured/banded this fall: Belted Kingfisher, Grasshopper Sparrow and Eurasian Tree Sparrow
  • a variety of guests visited the LLCC BBS including: Illinois Audubon Society members, a group of home-schooled kids and their parents, various other members of the community and over 300 LLCC students

The spring 2017 season is scheduled to begin March 20. If you need to stretch your legs, come visit us in our new facility north of the batting cages! Once the spring banding season begins, the station will be open from sunrise to 11 a.m. Monday through Saturday. Follow us on Facebook:

Thanks again for all the support each of you has provided for this project!

Tony Rothering