I finally just tallied up our totals for the spring season. Here are the numbers: we banded on 15 days, caught 377 new birds and had 76 recaptures in 388 mist-net hours. A mist-net hour is the standard unit of effort for bird banding, with one mist-net hour meaning one standard sized mist-net (12 m long) being open for one hour.
I am still working on the data entry to get the number of species and how many of each we caught.
Thanks to all of the volunteers who came out to help this spring, and thanks especially to Presque Isle Audubon Society for major financial support and the others of you who sent donations as well.
All for now,
Michele, Jason, Barb and Ruth at the Niagara Boat Launch banding site in May, 2013.