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Atlantic Flyway review: Piedmont-Coastal Plain, Region IV, Fall 1999

June 16, 2010

In a slight reorganization, the Mount Nebo station in the mountains of western Maryland near Oakland was moved to Region III (Western Ridge), in exchange for Lakeshore Estates in Leon County, Florida, which we welcome to Region IV. This was the year of the hurricane in Region IV, with the majority of stations commenting on summer drought, persistent easterly winds, or hurricanes. Nine of the ten stations that operated in both 1998 and 1999 banded fewer birds in the 1999 season, the notable exception being Chino Farms, which jumped from 5193 to 8225 birds and also had a 3% increase in birds per 100 net-hours. Summing across these ten stations: 27,911 birds were banded in 1998, 24,753 in 1999, a decrease of 11%. (Net-hours are not available for all sites for 1998). Yellow-rumped Warbler was again the most commonly banded, followed again by Common Yellowthroat (which was among the top ten species at all sites except Lakeshore Estates at Tallahassee), and with the American Goldfinch a surprise in third place.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2000
Title Atlantic Flyway review: Piedmont-Coastal Plain, Region IV, Fall 1999
Authors Chandler S. Robbins
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title North American Bird Bander
Index ID 5224108
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center