The 20th season of the Bird Banding Program at the YMCA of the Rockies is underway. We are banding at the YMCA every Monday, Wednesday and Friday starting at 4:00 in the afternoon.

 

On 18 August 2014, the volunteers for CARRI banded their 10,000th bird at the YMCA of the Rockies.  The 10,000th bird was  a juvenile Gray-headed Junco.

Showing some young birders a hummingbird up close.

  Gray Catbird

Gray Catbird

Scott teaches kids at the Estes Park YMCA the biology of a hummingbird before banding it

  Red-napped Sapsucker

Red-napped Sapsucker

A Broad-tailed Hummingbird prior to its release.

 

  Northern Waterthrush

Northern Waterthrush


YMCA Bird Banding Data

THE FOLLOWING BANDING TOTALS ARE FROM 1998 TO 2018

 

Hummingbirds

BROADTAILED - 2408

RUFOUS - 449

CALLIOPE - 47

BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD - 1

Chickadees etc.

MOUNTAIN CHICKADEE - 479

BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE - 45

WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH - 156

PYGMY NUTHATCH - 594

RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH - 12

BROWN CREEPER - 5

Vireos

WARBLING - 28

CASSIN'S - 3

PLUMBIOUS - 3

Kinglets

RUBY-CROWNED - 195

GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET - 1

BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER - 1

Jays

STELLER’S - 174

SCRUB - 1

CLARK’S NUTCRACKER - 4

BLACK-BILLED MAGPIE - 39

AMERICAN CROW - 1

Blackbirds

COWBIRD - 27

COMMON GRACKLE - 30

BULLOCK’S ORIOLE - 1

RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD - 109

Swallows

VIOLET-GREEN - 15

CLIFF - 4

Woodpeckers

HAIRY - 93

WILLIAMSON’S - 2

RED-NAPED - 17

DOWNY - 27

RED-SHAFTED FLICKER - 6

Wrens

HOUSE - 282

Warblers

VIRGINIA’S - 14

YELLOW - 32

YELLOW-RUMPED - 81

MACGILLIVARY’S - 49

WILSON’S - 522

ORANGE-CROWNED - 37

NASHVILLE - 13

NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH - 8

TENNESSEE WARBLER - 1

TOWNSEND’S - 3

COMMON YELLOWTHROAT - 2

Tanangers

WESTERN - 9

Grouse

DUSKY - 1

Doves/Pigeons

MOURNING DOVE - 4

BAND-TAILED PIGEON - 3

Owls

NORTHERN PYGMY - 3

GREAT HORNED - 3

Hawks

NORTHERN GOSHAWK - 1

SHARP-SHINNED - 1

COOPER’S - 4

Flycatchers

HAMMOND’S - 10

DUSKY - 9

CORDILLERAN’S - 52

WESTERN WOOD-PEWEE - 15

WILLOW - 7

LEAST FLYCATCHER - 2

Thrushes etc.

AMERICAN ROBIN - 23

MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD - 8

SWAINSON’S THRUSH - 1

GRAY CATBIRD - 5

BROWN THRASHER - 1

Sparrows

LAZULI BUNTING - 6

GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE - 302

SPOTTED TOWHEE - 2

CHIPPING SPARROW - 164

SONG SPARROW - 282

LINCOLN’S SPARROW - 326

WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW - 431

TREE SPARROW - 13

GRAY-HEADED JUNCO - 572

WHITE-WINGED JUNCO - 33

OREGON JUNCO - 398

SLATE JUNCO - 66

FOX SPARROW - 1

BREWER’S SPARROW - 2

CLAY-COLORED SPARROW - 1

SAVANNAH SPARROW - 2

WHITE-THROATED SPARROW - 7

HARRIS’S SPARROW - 2

LARK SPARROW - 5

VESPERS SPARROW - 2

Finches

CASSIN’S FINCH - 657

HOUSE FINCH - 409

PINE SISKIN - 1677

LESSER GOLDFINCH - 5

AMERICAN GOLDFINCH - 47

EVENING GROSBEAK - 43

BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK - 158

ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK - 9

PINE GROSBEAK - 1

HOUSE SPARROW - 9

RED CROSSBILL - 82

 

 

Total Birds Banded - 12,994

Total Number Species - 93

It seems to me that I am enjoying the fascinating events in nature, while others struggle with politics and opinions. I think I want to stick to learning from nature. And I am wishing for all of us to have close ties with our families. For me it is the most important part of our life.
— Sigrid Noll Ueblacker, Director of Birds of Prey Foundation