1st Week of August 2019 – Beaver River, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia

There was a good combination of shorebird and warbler nocturnal movements this week. True migration seemed more apparent among the warblers. The two most common warblers were Black-and-white Warbler (an estimated 58 birds) and American Redstart (56 birds). The next two most

4th Week of July 2019-Beaver River, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia

Nocturnal migration during this last week in July poses a number of interesting questions about the migration that takes place in mid-summer. By late July, peak migration for some shorebirds species is well underway. Beaver River is not a significant stop-over area

2nd Week of July 2019 – Beaver River, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia

Early Shorebird Migration Monitoring. For six days this week, I set up an AudioMoth microphone and recorder at the edge of Sandyland Ponds in Beaver River. This microphone does not reach as high into the sky as my regular, highly directional microphone

1st Week of June – Beaver River, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia

Nocturnal migration diminished throughout the first week of June to almost no activity by the end of the week. The most common bird was the Common Yellowthroat (11 estimated birds). Among the late arrivals were Canada Warbler (2 estimated birds) and Common

2nd Week of May – Beaver River, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia

The return of rain, wind, and cool temperatures resulted in little nocturnal migration this week. Similar to one night in the previous week, the only notable migration occurred on the night of 11-12 May when strong winds blew out of the northwest

1st Week of May – Beaver River, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia

There was nocturnal migration recorded during six out of seven nights this week, the most consistent pattern of movement for this spring to date. The largest movement occurred on the night of 7-8 May when veering winds from southwest to northwest over