2015 Manomet Fall Banding Season

The 2015 Fall Banding Season came to close this week, recording an impressive number of birds, species and recaptures. Banding helps us gain knowledge essential to bird conservation. Here is a recap of this season's highlights told by the people who were there through it all--our banders.

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  1. Hello from the Banding Lab Crew!!!

  2. First and foremost, we would like to take a moment to thank everyone who has helped to make this season so special to us all! Thank you to everyone who came out to visit us with all the school groups, families, etc. Thank you to all of our volunteers who have spent many days helping us to band birds, and manage our craziness here on site! But a huge thanks is also in order for all of our Twitter followers this season who supported us by sharing and appreciating our pictures and fun facts about birds. Educating and spreading our love for birds to others is what makes all our hard work worth it in the end.
  3. Lets recap on some of the fun things that happened this season!
  4. Most Memorable Moments!

  5. While every day at the lab is different, there are some moments that stand out more than others. Here is a collection of these moments from this season.

  6. Rare Captures of the Season!

  7. There were three MAJOR highlights of the season: Bell's Vireo, a Whip-poor-whil, and a Ruffed Grouse. Manomet's Banding Lab has been banding birds for 45 years and have only captured a Bell's Vireo twice, a Whip-poor-whil once, and a Ruffed Grouse once before.

  8. Great Comments, Retweets, and Questions!

  9. It has been so great being able to share our banding lab news with a wider audience through Twitter. Here is some of the great questions, comments and remarks that brightened our day during the season.

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