An interesting mix of birds continues to migrate through Big Bald. This week’s passerine species included Orange-crowned Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and Lincoln’s Sparrow. Click here to view daily totals of passerines. Highlight raptor species banded this week include Peregrine Falcon, Merlin, and Red-shouldered Hawk. Four Northern Saw-whet Owls were banded during evening and early morning trapping sessions.
We’ve enjoyed a variety of groups visiting BBBS over the past few weeks, including Montreat College and UNC-Asheville biology students, Madison County Schools, Evergreen Community Charter School, UNCA Wild Bunch, and NC teachers with NCCAT. We greatly appreciate all the help provided by our volunteers this season! Visitors and volunteers are always welcome at the station. Please contact us for additional information.