Monitoring fall migration on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia

Arnelie Rousseau

R.R. # 25, 2102 Porter Road, Roberts Creek, B.C., V0N 2W5

Abstract: In the fall of 2003, a migration monitoring project was initiated at the Sechelt-Gibsons Airport on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia; the project was repeated again in the fall of 2004. The site produced higher-than-expected numbers of several migrant species, some of which were not well represented at other banding stations in the province. In particular, numbers of Black-throated Gray Warblers banded on the Sunshine Coast far exceeded those banded at official
banding stations elsewhere in B.C. The results of this study help to fill an information gap on the movements of birds through a relatively understudied portion of the south coast.

Key words: bird banding, migration, monitoring, passerines, Sunshine Coast, neotropical migrants, Black-throated Gray Warbler (Dendroica nigrescens), Dusky flycatcher (Empidonax oberholseri), Tennessee Warbler (Vermivora peregrina)

PDFicon Rousseau, A. 2006. Monitoring fall migration on the sunshine coast of British Columbia. British Columbia Birds 14:12-20.


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