courtesy of Nancy LaFramboise: click here for Painted_Buntings_Flyer
If folks have Painted Buntings, even if they don’t want them banded, they can contribute to the data that may help stop the decline. According to the Painted Bunting Observer Team web page, the population has declined 3.2% per year since 1966.
Please feel free to report sightings on paintedbuntings.org which is the webpage of the Painted Bunting Observer Team. You will need to register a location and feeders. Then do a spot sighting as you see birds.
Here are bird feeder enclosure plans from Audubon of Martin County Bird feeder enclosure 090415
If people have buntings and they want to arrange banding they can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes from Bill & Judy Munro, Nov 11 2014: Bill and I drove to Stuart and joined Nancy LaFramboise and her crew for bird banding (we had missed her ASE presentation). She’s one terrific lady and such nice people from the Martin County Audubon Society. They had nine nets up in Possum Long. Thought you’d enjoy the photos: yesterday they banded 2 Catbirds, 1 Wood Thrush, a first for Nancy bringing her total of banded species to 94!, Blue Gray Gnatcatcher, Black-throated Blue Warbler, 1 Painted Bunting. Amazing how calm the birds become when held correctly. Judy
On Mar 12, 2015 Sandi Smolker photo’d Nancy’s demonstration at a special “2nd Thursday Leader’s Choice” birding event at Vicki Rogerson’s home: