March 2010 Banding Activities

March was not an active banding month in the Concho Valley as many winter birds have departed from the area and most migrating and nesting birds have not returned. Two banding efforts were made at the Hummer House and a single effort was made at Twistflower Ranch.  A new banding site in Mason County was evaluated during March and two banding survey efforts were made during the month.  A  Red-shouldered Hawk, an American Kestrel, Verdins, and Black-throated Sparrows and Vermilion Flycatchers were banded during the month. A good number of Sage Thrashers and Cactus Wrens were banded at Twistflower Ranch in a single day.