We have begun our 19th season of the Bird Banding Program at the YMCA of the Rockies.

 Come join us for the excitement. 

The banding station will be in operation every Monday, Wednesday and  Friday from now until mid October

Each day of banding will run from 4:00 p.m. till 5:30 p.m.

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 2017

 

Hummingbirds

BROADTAILED - 2240

RUFOUS - 429

CALLIOPE - 46

BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD - 1

Chickadees etc.

MOUNTAIN CHICKADEE - 471

BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE - 45

WHITE-BRESTED NUTHATCH - 149

PYGMY NUTHATCH - 588

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 - 1280

Warblers

VIRGINIA’S - 14

YELLOW - 30

YELLOW-RUMPED - 81

MACGILLIVARY’S - 47

WILSON’S - 521

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 - 47

WESTERN WOOD-PEWEE - 15

WILLOW - 7

LEAST FLYCATCHER - 2

Thrushes etc.

AMERICAN ROBIN - 22

MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD - 8

SWAINSON’S THRUSH - 1

GRAY CATBIRD - 5

BROWN THRASHER - 1

Sparrows

LAZULI BUNTING - 6

GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE - 295

SPOTTED TOWHEE - 2

CHIPPING SPARROW - 163

SONG SPARROW - 280

LINCOLN’S SPARROW - 313

WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW - 431

TREE SPARROW - 13

GRAY-HEADED JUNCO - 571

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 - 4

VESPERS SPARROW - 2

Finches

CASSIN’S FINCH - 652

HOUSE FINCH - 406

PINE SISKIN - 1666

LESSER GOLDFINCH - 5

AMERICAN GOLDFINCH - 47

EVENING GROSBEAK - 43

BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK - 156

ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK - 9

PINE GROSBEAK - 1

HOUSE SPARROW - 9

RED CROSSBILL - 81

 

 

Total Birds Banded - 12,702

Total Number Species - 92

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