Last night was the first evening we had dry enough conditions to open the
nets at the Sunnyside Banding Station. The evening was calm and
temperatures mild. I had a well seasoned crew from Grand Junction on hand
to help-THANK YOU! We opened the nets for three hours between 7:00 and
10:00 and captured three Northern Saw-whet Owls; (1) hatch year female, (1)
hatch year bird sex unknown, and (1) adult female.
Owl Migration Fall 2007
We will begin our Tuesday evening banding sessions at DeBeque this year
on October 2nd.
If you’d like to join us please send me an e-mail or leave a message by
the Monday before.
We have a campfire but last October the temperatures (from net opening
to net closing at 10:00 PM) ranged from 52 to 37 degrees. Bring a chair
to make yourself comfortable.
Meet at the SE side of the I-70 interchange at DeBeque on the south
frontage road @ the intersection with V.0 road. We will be leaving from
here at 6 PM sharp. The route to the banding station may have very
heavy gas and oil vehicle traffic. Departure times will change when we
begin daylight savings time and as the days shorten.
Kim M. Potter
White River National Forest