July 2010 Banding Activities

During July, a group traveled to the Allen Ranch in Kimble County where the group concentrated on banding Black-chinned Hummingbirds. Later that week, a group traveled to Twistflower to provide a demonstration of bird banding for a group from Austin. Another educational demonstration was conducted the following week at the Hummer House. A group also traveled to the Live Oak Ranch in Menard County where we banded Black-chinned Hummingbirds, Field Sparrows, Summer Tanagers and other resident breeding birds of the region.  All the birds banded during each of these efforts were summer and permanent residents of the Concho Valley region. Yellow-billed Cuckoos and Ladder-backed Woodpeckers were also banded during the month.