Monday, August 23, 2010

Buff-breasted Sandpiper and Caspian Terns at Hog Island

Today, the juvenile Buff-breasted Sandpiper that Adam D'Onofrio found yesterday was still at Hog Island Wildlife Management Area in Surry County, along with a staggering assemblage of 811 Caspian Terns, an apparent State high count.

Brian Taber

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Piping Plover

This Piping Plover was on the Chesapeake Bay shoreline at Grandview Beach, Hampton today.....with Semi-palmated Plover in 2nd image.

Brian Taber

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Fall Programs

The Observatory's late summer and fall migration programs will be up and running soon at Kiptopeke State Park on the the Eastern Shore. Calvin Brennan, our hawkwatcher last year, is returning as head songbird bander and Zak Poulton, who manned the Seaside Hawkwatch last year will be our Kiptopeke Hawkwatcher. Bob Chapman is also returning to band hawks. The songbird station is scheduled to begin by August 18th and the hawk programs begin Sept 1st.

Katlyn Parkins is our Monarch butterfly migration person, who will begin tagging and counting Sept 15th.

These programs operate daily, weather permitting and you can follow the Kiptopeke Blog for regular updates about the migration.

Brian Taber