WILDLIFE ON KIAWAH ISLAND

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WINTER BANDING
Banding is conducted during the winter months to monitor wintering songbirds.  A large population of Yellow-rumped Warblers spend the winter on Kiawah Island which allows a unique opportunity to study many aspects of their wintering ecology. 
 
Winter banding is conducted annually from December to mid-March at the west end of the island on Captain Sam's Spit.  The nets are operated about once every 10 days from sunrise until 12:00pm.   
 
 
2010-2015 Cumulative Results
Numbers in parentheses denotes recaptures.  All data is provisional and is not to be cited without permission.

SPECIES

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

TOTAL

Sharp-shinned Hawk

-

-

-

-

(1)

-

(1)

Mourning Dove

-

-

-

1

-

-

1

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

-

-

-

-

-

1

1

Downy Woodpecker

-

-

-

(1)

-

-

(1)

Northern Flicker

-

-

-

-

1

1

2

Eastern Phoebe

-

-

-

-

-

(1)

(1)

Loggerhead Shrike

-

-

1

-

-

-

1

White-eyed Vireo

-

-

(1)

-

-

-

(1)

Blue-headed Vireo

-

-

-

-

-

1

1

Carolina Chickadee

(5)

1(6)

(4)

(9)

(4)

(2)

1(30)

Carolina Wren

(2)

-

-

-

(2)

(1)

(5)

House Wren

(1)

-

1(3)

(2)

-

(1)

1(7)

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

3(1)

-

(1)

1(4)

(4)

1(2)

5(12)

Hermit Thrush

1(2)

(1)

1

(2)

2(5)

2(5)

6(15)

American Robin

2

-

-

-

-

7

9

Gray Catbird

10(1)

4(9)

1(6)

4(26)

1(23)

4(24)

24(89)

Northern Mockingbird

-

1

1

(1)

(4)

(2)

2(7)

Brown Thrasher

-

-

-

-

(1)

(1)

(2)

Cedar Waxwing

-

-

1

-

-

-

1

Orange-crowned Warbler

-

1(2)

2(3)

-

-

1

4(5)

Yellow-rumped Warbler

401(15)

166(40)

193(30)

335(127)

322(72)

242(33)

1659(317)

Palm Warbler

-

-

1

-

-

-

1

Common Yellowthroat

-

(1)

-

(1)

-

-

(2)

Yellow-breasted Chat

-

-

-

1

-

-

1

Eastern Towhee

-

-

1

1(3)

1

(2)

3(5)

Field Sparrow

1

1

1

-

-

-

3

Savannah Sparrow

1

-

-

-

-

1

2

Song Sparrow

1

2(4)

1(2)

1(8)

2(4)

-

7(18)

Swamp Sparrow

(1)

1(4)

(5)

3(4)

6(4)

1(7)

11(25)

White-throated Sparrow

1

-

6(2)

4(3)

1(2)

1

12(7)

Northern Cardinal

1(4)

2(1)

1(8)

1(4)

(15)

(2)

5(34)

Common Grackle

2

-

-

-

-

-

2

House Finch

-

-

-

1

-

-

1

American Goldfinch

-

-

-

-

4

-

4

No. of Banded Birds

424

179

212

353

340

263

1771

No. Recaptures

32

68

65

195

141

83

584

No. of Species

15

11

18

17

16

20

34

No. of Net-hours

115.25

210.1

461.5

781.75

510.8

305.6

2385.1

No. of Birds/100 Net-hours

395.7

117.6

60.0

70.1

91.4

113.2

98.7

No. of Days

3

6

9

7

5

5

35

White-throated Sparrow
February 19, 2010
DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS
Winter 2009-2010
Winter 2010-2011
Winter 2011-2012
 
FINAL REPORTS
Winter 2009-2010
Winter 2010-2011
WINTER TOTALS
 
1771 NEW BIRDS
584 RECAPTURES