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Jul 29, 2017

Long Point Bird Observatory 1 millionth banding

Photo: Claude Nadeau/Audubon
(Vermivora peregrina)
Southern Ontario's Long Point Bird Observatory reached its 1 millionth bird banding on May 29th of this year, at 8.15 a.m. eastern time, when a second-year female Tennessee Warbler was banded.   It was banded, had a few photos taken and was released.   Shortly thereafter, a Yellow Warbler was the 1 millionth and two bird banded.   57 years ago, the first bird to be banded and entered in the LPBO database was a Song Sparrow.   As the longest-running bird-banding station in the western hemisphere, LPBO is sure it has set a record, possibly a global record.   The most banded bird species at LPBO is the White-throated Sparrow, at 81,697 over the course of 60 years.
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