Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survival (MAPS) in the Qu'Appelle Valley of southern Saskatchewan

Our MAPS site is located approximately 35 km nw of Regina. The 2008 breeding season was our fourth banding session under the MAPS program. The banding period extends from mid June to early August with a total of 6 banding sessions conducted during this time period. Click here for a summary of the 2005 - 2008 results. See the photo gallery below for images of some of the birds, people and scenery at the Craven MAPS station.

Click here for images of some of our fall visitors.

MAPS trail between net 10 and 11.

MAPS trail between net 3 and 4.

Banders in action

Extracting Red-eyed Vireo from net 11.

Extracting bird from net 3.

Least Flycatcher caught in mist net.

Jane with Black-throated Blue Warbler.

Sue with Common Yellowthroat.

Black-capped Chickadee in an unusually mellow pose.

Black-capped Chickadee living up to its reputation as cute but fiesty.

Cedar Waxwing ASY

Clay-colored Sparrow SY

Eastern Kingbird ASY

Empidonax comparisons: Adult Trail's Flycatcher (left), HY Least Flycatcher (centre) and HY Trail's Flycatcher (right). Trail's are likely Alder Flycatchers as Willow Flycatchers have not been heard on the property.

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