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.   
 
 
2010-2013 Cumulative Results
Numbers in parentheses denotes recaptures.  All data is provisional and is not to be cited without permission.

SPECIES

2010

2011

2012

2013

TOTAL

Mourning Dove

-

-

-

1

1

Downy Woodpecker

-

-

-

(1)

(1)

Loggerhead Shrike

-

-

1

-

1

White-eyed Vireo

-

-

(1)

-

(1)

Carolina Chickadee

(5)

1(6)

(4)

(9)

1(24)

Carolina Wren

(2)

-

-

-

(2)

House Wren

(1)

-

1(3)

(2)

1(6)

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

3(1)

-

(1)

1(4)

4(6)

Hermit Thrush

1(2)

(1)

1

(2)

2(5)

American Robin

2

-

-

-

2

Gray Catbird

10(1)

4(9)

1(6)

4(26)

19(42)

Northern Mockingbird

-

1

1

(1)

2(1)

Cedar Waxwing

-

-

1

-

1

Orange-crowned Warbler

-

1(2)

2(3)

-

3(5)

Yellow-rumped Warbler

401(15)

166(40)

193(30)

335(127)

1095(212)

Palm Warbler

-

-

1

-

1

Common Yellowthroat

-

(1)

-

(1)

(2)

Yellow-breasted Chat

-

-

-

1

1

Eastern Towhee

-

-

1

1(3)

2(3)

Field Sparrow

1

1

1

-

3

Savannah Sparrow

1

-

-

-

1

Song Sparrow

1

2(4)

1(2)

1(8)

5(14)

Swamp Sparrow

(1)

1(4)

(5)

3(4)

4(14)

White-throated Sparrow

1

-

6(2)

4(3)

11(5)

Northern Cardinal

1(4)

2(1)

1(8)

1(4)

5(17)

Common Grackle

2

-

-

-

2

House Finch

-

-

-

1

1

No. of Banded Birds

424

179

212

353

1168

No. Recaptures

32

68

65

195

360

No. of Species

15

11

18

17

27

No. of Net-hours

115.25

210.1

461.5

781.75

1568.6

No. of Birds/100 Net-hours

395.7

117.6

60.0

70.1

97.4

No. of Days

3

6

9

7

25

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 2012-2013 TOTALS
 
353 NEW BIRDS
195 RECAPTURES