January 2010 Banding Activities
In January of 2010, several Concho Valley Banders traveled to the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas for and extended stay. While there, some of the group worked with Bill Clark and Mark Conway of Harlingen on two occasions as they carried out raptor studies involving Red-tailed Hawks, White-tailed Hawks and American Kestrels. While there this group was in the Rio Grande Valley, they continued their survey work at the Longoria Unit of Los Palomas WMA. Weekly banding efforts were conducted during the month of January. This group also conducted a single effort at a private preserve north of Mission . The owner of the SAP Preserve requested that we assist in him in surveying the birds at that site. Other Concho Valley Banders banded on several occasions at the Hummer House surveying winter birds at that location.