Recoveries of our banded birds

Thus far, 68 birds banded at UM-D have been recovered elsewhere, most within the state of Michigan. In addition, 380 migrant birds banded at UM-D since 1992 have returned in subsequent years, including 1 House Wren, 166 Gray Catbirds, 4 Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, 6 Yellow Warblers, 10 Wood Thrush, 11 Red-eyed Vireos, 1 Eastern Kingbird, 2 Indigo Buntings, and 9 Baltimore Orioles (as of fall 2012).

The map shows the birds banded by RRBO that were recovered outside of Michigan.  It may be zoomed and panned, and clicking on the markers will bring up details of each recovery. There is a table summarizing the same recoveries below the map. Post-1992 (RRBO-era) recoveries are in green.

Below the map, a table summarizes these recoveries.

SpeciesBanding & Recovery DatesRecovery Location
House Wren14 Jun 85
09 Mar 87
Gulfport, MS
Swainson’s Thrush30 Aug 82
08 Nov 82
Duitama, Colombia, South America
American Robin24 Jun 75
7 Feb 76
Houston, TX
American Robin23 Apr 79
29 Feb 80
Delight, AR
American Robin15 Jun 81
11 Feb 83
Greenwell Springs, LA
American Robin05 Aug 82
30 Jan 83
Marrero, LA
American Robin12 Oct 98
16 Feb 99
Franklin, AL
American Robin16 Oct  00
April 2001
Cheraw, MS
American Robin16 Oct 03
16 Nov 03
Springfield, OH
American Robin28 Oct 05
2009 (no date)
Georgetown, LA
American Robin30 Sep 2007
8 Mar 2010
near McClain, MS
Gray Catbird24 Aug 82
21 May 83
Massillon, OH
Gray Catbird23 May 95
July 1995
Alfred Station, NY
European Starling31 May 71
28 Nov 71
Bedford, KY
Yellow-rumped Warbler13 May 97
11 Mar 98
Tallahassee, FL
(released alive)
Northern Waterthrush30 Apr 07
21 Oct 08
Cedar Grove, WI
(live release – more here)
Indigo Bunting13 May 95
06 Jun 97
Bowling Green, OH
Indigo Bunting27 May 99
30 May 00
Nobleton, Ontario
Song Sparrow03 Apr 95
17 Jun 95
Powassan, Ontario
White-throated Sparrow26 Oct 92
05 May 93
Columbus, OH
White-throated Sparrow25 Sep 95
15 May 96
Chili, NY
White-throated Sparrow06 Oct 99
16 Apr 06
Bruce Peninsula, Ontario
(released alive)
Dark-eyed Junco29 Mar 85
13 Oct 85
Kingston, Ontario
Dark-eyed Junco07 Apr 95
29 Mar 98
Erie, PA
Common Grackle8 May 1971
17 Jan 1973
St. Johns, OH
American Goldfinch10 May 2001
12 May 2002
Berea, KY
American Goldfinch19 Oct 2010
10 May 2011
outside Fergus, Ontario
(released alive)

Please note: Data not to be cited without written permission.

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