MSBO

The Michigan State Bird Observatory (MSBO) is an umbrella organization that encompasses bird banding, education, and outreach activities at two locations: Burke Lake Banding Station and Corey Marsh Ecological Research Center. Bird banding at the Burke Lake Banding Station began in 2010 and opened to the public in 2013, with the mission of integrating research, training of future natural resource professionals, and education and outreach for people of all ages – while promoting the protection and conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. The MSBO was created in 2019 to encompass BULA's mission and their activities at multiple locations to better reflect the breadth of their efforts. 

Spring 2019

At CMERC in spring 2019, the MSBO banded 284 individuals of 46 species! Banding occurred on 19 mornings between April 24 and May 24.

Species Count
Common Yellowthroat 36
Gray Catbird 28
Song Sparrow 19
Red-winged Blackbird 17
 American Goldfinch 17
Blue Jay 16
Black-capped Chickadee 14
Northern Cardinal 13
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 13
American Robin 11
Yellow Warbler 11
White-crowned Sparrow 9
American Tree Sparrow 6
White-throated Sparrow 6
House Wren 5
White-breasted Nuthatch 5
Tufted Titmouse 5
Chipping Sparrow 4
Downy Woodpecker 4
Baltimore Oriole 3
Common Grackle 3
Dark-eyed Junco 3
Field Sparrow 3
Lincoln's Sparrow 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3
Tennessee Warbler 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Gray-cheeked Thrush 2
Hermit Thrush 2
American Redstart 2
Swamp Sparrow 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Brown Thrasher 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Fox Sparrow 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
Purple Finch 1
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Least Flycatcher 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Ovenbird 1
Swainson's Thrush 1
Traill's Flycatcher 1
Veery 1
   

Summer/Fall 2018

At CMERC in 2018, the MSBO banded 428 individuals of 56 species! Banding occurred on 19 mornings between June 19 and October 20.

Species Count
American Goldfinch 45
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 41
Song Sparrow 36
Common Yellowthroat 33
American Robin 26
Gray Catbird 26
Black-capped Chickadee 23
White-throated Sparrow 22
Tennessee Warbler 16
Hermit Thrush 13
Tufted Titmouse 11
Magnolia Warbler 10
Slate-colored Junco 10
Northern Cardinal 8
Swamp Sparrow 8
Eastern Bluebird 7
Eastern Phoebe 7
Yellow Warbler 6
American Redstart 5
Field Sparrow 5
Fox Sparrow 4
Golden-crowned Kinglet 4
Eastern White-crowned Sparrow 4
Blue Jay 3
Cedar Waxwing 3
Orange-crowned Warbler 3
Ovenbird 3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 3
Swainson's Thrush 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Bay-breasted Warbler 2
Blackpoll Warbler 2
Gray-cheeked Thrush 2
House Wren 2
Lincoln's Sparrow 2
Purple Finch 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 3
Yellow-shafted Flicker 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Brown Creeper 1
Brown Thrasher 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
House Finch 1
Indigo Bunting 1
Nashville Warbler 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Winter Wren 1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
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