Migration Monitoring

The purpose of the Migration Monitoring Program (MMP) at McGill Bird Observatory (MBO) is to obtain data on neotropical migrant and other landbird species, in a scientifically rigorous manner, in order to contribute to continent-wide efforts to monitor changes in population levels of these species.

Banding takes place at MBO throughout the year. The primary emphasis is on migration monitoring, from April through early June, and again from August through October, using a standard array of 16 mist nets. Banding efforts are supplemented by observations from along a standardized census route, and additional incidental sightings recorded throughout the site during the course of banding activites.

View our archives of weekly/monthly reports on banding activities since the beginning: