Anillamiento y conservación de las aves del Pantano de Santa Alejandrina

lundi 29 mai 2023

EthnoBotanical Garden bird banding, Oaxaca.

 Jardín Ethnobotánico de Oaxaca, Session 238. we extend so far, 17km 136 m of mistnets (72 meters per session)

49 birds caught, mean 1,36 bird per hour/mistnet

and again, like last month, we have a very old Clay-colored Thrush of 10 years and 11 months old. 

Look here what it was known about longevity for this species. 

We know now that The Botanical Garden is a great place for older Clay-colored Thrush. 😁

and it is a great place for younger birders and learn with Edgar del Valle and other certified NABC bird banders

A special thanks to Jenny, who bring us Tacos Dorados, what a great idea.. 👍

We want to thanks too Xcaret, to provide us bands for our project and at most of the serious banding stations in Mexico, part of MoSI working group

Few pictures of birds banded or recaptured this last sunday may 28.

Bronzed Cowbird (Molothrus aeneus) male adult (recapture)

Bronzed Cowbird (Molothrus aeneus) male adult (recapture)

Our now commun Clay-colored Thrush (Turdus grayi)

Our local and coming rare Rufous-backed Robin (Turdus rufopalliatus)


lundi 1 mai 2023

 Jardin Ethnobotanic of Oaxaca, april 30th , session 237 with a total of 8.535 accumulated hours mistnet and 18.352 birds captured. Average bird per mist: 2,15 in 21 years long term effort.




Our team, 15 persons, we are very happy to be able to train so many young talented people (Here the bander in charge, Edgar del Valle NABC bander certified) explaining how to mesure a wing chord. 

Using trektellen platform, we present the full result of this session, below.


59 birds captured (low for the month of april) and the surprise: the oldest Clay colored Thrush know on earth.

11 years and 2 months, here below.

A good opportunity to compare (almost) similar species, Social Flycatcher on left, Great Kiskadee on right (pictures Lilly Martinez)

And never missing a good time with the yumi tasty bread of la Merced Market...Learning with full stomach is easier...