I just want to take a minute and say thank you to all of our PBOT volunteers! You provide us with wonderful pictures and record your sightings faithfully. Our site is successful because of you. Enjoy your family and painted buntings this Thanksgiving!
Hello PBOT Friends! The breeding season is nearly complete, and you may already see or should soon see juvenile green Painted Buntings using your feeders and yards. We've had quite a bit of rain this season here in Southeast North Carolina, cooling it down instead of those brutal high temperatures we've had in the past couple of years. Therefore, conditions for breeding buntings were good, and hopefully you've seen the same where you live. Read more »
Hi everyone - we had a great week out on Bald Head Island last week! We caught 43 birds at four sites, including 15 new birds! And it was great to see many birds with old band combos - some of them four years old or older - back on the breeding grounds. We were fortunate to have a great group of interns from the Bald Head Island Conservancy joining us out in the field. They were thrilled to see their first Painted Buntings up close! My lovely and talented wife Liz was o Read more »
Hello PBOT! After learning the ropes from Leah, I am happy to be settling into my new role as Project Coordinator! Hope you are all enjoying your buntings - be sure to check in here next week, when I will be blogging daily from the season's first banding session on Bald Head Island. We always catch a lot of buntings on BHI, and I'm looking forward to getting back out there to see how they're doing this year! Stay tuned - and keep the reports coming!
Another PBOT Update from Dr. Jamie Rotenberg - Our New Coordinator, Assistant, and Many Carolina Painted Buntings!
- New Program Coordinator
- New Program Assistant
- More Carolina Painted Bunting Observations
Hi PBOT Friends! Dr. Jamie Rotenberg here, filling in for our PBOT Coordinator! In this update: Read more »
Some of you may have been wondering “why has Leah left her holiday blog up for this long??” Well, 2013 been a bit of a difficult year so far… Most importantly, I have been incredibly reluctant to report a tragic event in PBOT’s life: our dearly beloved friend Debra C. passed away relatively suddenly in January. Read more »
‘Twas shortly before the New Year when all through the halls of UNCW, not a student was stirring, except those poor, bleary-eyed grad students of course. The field gear was hung in the closet with care, in hopes that the next banding season soon would be here. The banding data was nestled all snug in the filing cabinet (and reported to the Bird Banding Lab), while visions of long-term trends and statistics dance in our heads….. Phew! I’m glad I got that out my system! Read more »
Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve posted a blog! I’ve had some ill health over the last month that kept me from everything but the basics. I really appreciate everyone keeping up the conversation by commenting on the blog, and I urge you to check the most recent comments on the last blog – for example, our friend in south Florida has an important question I’d like you all to weigh in on. In fact, there has been quite a bit of conversation about seed… I know white millet is getting more expensive and harder to find, so if you have any advice for PBOTers, please chime in! Read more »