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M.A.P.S. Banding Continues for sixth year
Southwest Region, August 14, 2000
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Sequoyah NWR has participated in M.A.P.S. (Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship), a nation-wide banding effort administered by the Institute for Bird Populations (IBP), for the sixth consecutive year. Banding is conducted during eight periods throughout the late spring and early summer. Our mist-netting efforts produce an average of 150-180 birds banded per year. Setup, capture, and processing of birds is aided by the help of local Audubon chapter members and volunteers. Some of the species banded are; Yellow warblers, Prothonotary warblers, Common Yellowthroat, Kentucky warblers, Ovenbirds, Black and White warblers, Yellow breasted chats, Louisiana waterthrush, Wilson's warblers, and Painted and Indigo buntings. With the uncertain status of many neo-tropical migrants and their breeding habitats, we feel that this program is an important study, and will continue our efforts to contribute

Contact Info: Martin Valdez, 505-248-6599, martin_valdez@fws.gov
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