During the spring 2007 migration season over 100,000 birds of 221 species were documented by the WPBO field crew; hawk counter Calvin Brennan, waterbird counter Max Henschell, and owl banders Nova Mackentley and Chris Neri. Highlights included American White Pelican, Swainson's Hawk, Marbled Godwit, Yellow-breasted Chat, Chestnut-collared Longspur, and the first record of Yellow-throated Warbler for Whitefish Point. Northern specialty species including Spruce Grouse, Great Gray Owl, Black-backed Woodpecker, Boreal Chickadee, Bohemian Waxwing, White-winged Crossbill, and Hoary Redpoll were also recorded this spring.
The fall season begins on August 15th with the start of the waterbird count. The fall owl banding begins on September 15th. The summer owl banding will be running nightly, weather permitting, until Aug 31. Link into our owl research blog from this link or the WPBO home page for more details on our owl research.