Bird Banding


Bird Banding

The Environmental Coalition of Prince Edward Island, sponsor of the Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project, has has received support for the banding project from the provincial Wildlife Conservation Fund, TD Bank’s Friends of the Environment Foundation, the provincial Forests, Fish and Wildlife Division, and Phillips AgriServices. We hope to continue this project into the future so that it becomes not only a source of important information on forest birds and habitat but also an integral part of our educational work.



M.A.P.S. Program

The Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program is a continent-wide collaborative effort among public agencies, non-governmental groups, and individuals to assist the conservation of birds and their habitats through demographic monitoring.

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MAPS data provide insights into important questions such as:

  • What factors drive avian population declines?
  • Where are problems most acute, on the breeding or non-breeding grounds?
  • What drives differences in population trends between particular regions or habitats?
  • What is the relationship between population change and weather, climate, or habitat loss?
  • What can we do to reverse declines?

 
Click here to learn more about the MAPS Program…

Banding Sites

Macphail Woods

The Macphail Woods’ 57 hectares (140 acres) are predominately wooded and include a pond and several streams. This property is a research and demonstration site for the restoration of native forests and includes four walking trails, a native plant nursery and an arboretum.

Click here to learn more about the Macphail Woods!
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Selkirk Road Public Forest

Like most woodlands in Prince Edward Island, the Selkirk Road Public Forest reflects its cultural history. Part of the property was once farmed and has grown up in white spruce, other areas were never cleared and still contain beautiful large yellow birch and hemlock. These huge trees provide homes for barred owls and the rare pileated woodpecker. Along the stream running through the woodland, you can find three species of rare native plants – witch hazel, black ash and hobblebush. And in the spring the vernal pools are home to pickerel frogs and newts. The size of this woodland is important, as it is becoming increasingly rare within the province to find large blocks of forest.

Learn more about the Selkirk Road Public Forest!

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Thank You!

We’ve had great support and wonderful volunteers to help us with this initiative, Thanks to all who have made this project possible.
 
Master Bander

  • Fiep de Bie

 
Banding Project Volunteers

  • Kathleen MacAulay
  • Jordi Segers
  • Mitchell Carr
  • Carolyn Peach Brown
  • Siobhan Armstrong
  • Lucas MacCormack
  • Jeanne Maki
  • Callista Tan
  • Ben Sinnamon
  • Lauren Grant
  • Emma Theriault
  • Linda Thomas
  • Roberta Palmer
  • Tiber Falzett
  • Ron Arsenault
  • Satoru Shu
 
Sponsors

 
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How to Help!

Interested in getting involved? Contact us to find how you can help!
Phone: (902)651-2575
Email: macphailwoods@gmail.com


Species Lists

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Macphail Woods

  • Swainson’s Thrush
  • Red-eye Vireo
  • Eastern Wood Pewee
  • Blue-headed Vireo
  • Brown Creeper
  • Ovenbird
  • Hermit Thrush
  • American Robin
  • Least Flycatcher
  • Dark-Eyed Junco
  • Purple Finch
  • Black Throated Warbler
  • Northern Parula
  • Magnolia Warbler
  • Ruby-Throated Hummingbird (Not Banded)
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch
  • Winter Wren
Selkirk Road Public Forest

  • Hermit Thrush
  • Swainson’s Thrush
  • Black-throated Green Warbler
  • Ovenbird
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Black-throated Blue Warbler
  • American Robin
  • Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
  • Common Yellowthroat
  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • Magnolia Warbler
  • Winter Wren
  • Blackburnian Warbler

Upcoming Events

Sep
22
Sat
9:00 am Knots and Natural Cordage
Knots and Natural Cordage
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Knots and Natural Cordage @ Macphail Woods Nature Centre | Vernon Bridge | Prince Edward Island | Canada
Knots and Natural Cordage Saturday Sept 22nd $100 Register Nowby ACTIVE Network Does the job require a truckers hitch or just two half hitches? Should I use a sheet bend, zeppelin bend or a square
7:00 pm September Stargazing
September Stargazing
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Learn about the night sky and get to know some constellations. This outing will teach some basics of astronomy and then head out into the dark for naked-eye stargazing.
Sep
29
Sat
9:00 am Ecological Bushcraft: An Overnig...
Ecological Bushcraft: An Overnig...
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – Sep 30 @ 3:00 pm
Ecological Bushcraft: An Overnight Excursion @ Macphail Woods Nature Centre | Vernon Bridge | Prince Edward Island | Canada
Ecological Bushcraft: An Overnight Excursion September 29th-30th $225 Register Nowby ACTIVE Network Bushcraft is the art of living comfortably in nature. Learning to light a fire, construct a shelter or cook outdoors are just a
Oct
6
Sat
9:00 am Woodland Ecology: An Introductio...
Woodland Ecology: An Introductio...
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Woodland Ecology: An Introduction to Forest Stewardship @ Macphail Woods Nature Centre | Vernon Bridge | Prince Edward Island | Canada
Woodland Ecology:An Introduction to Forest Stewardship Saturday, October 6th $100 Register Nowby ACTIVE Network Whether it is one acre or one hundred acres, owning a woodlot can be a joyful but daunting task. Creating trails,
Oct
14
Sun
2:00 pm Autumn in the Forest
Autumn in the Forest
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
A walk along the trails of Macphail Woods, looking at both plants and animals. This is a great outing for people of all ages.

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