Another great field season has wrapped up on Limestone

During our last two weeks in camp we completed our final visits to Black Oystercatchers sites in Laskeek Bay. We found a total of 34 chicks this season, of which 12 were large enough to be banded. The colour bands that we put on the chicks allow us to determine where the bird was banded (White indicates Laskeek Bay) as well as its age (White is the colour for 2009). On July 6 we saw a group of 10 Oystercatchers on Louise, 6 of which were banded. The year colours indicated that these birds were banded in 1994, 2004, 2007 and 2008. We spotted our first Whimbrel of the season while visiting the oystercatcher sites on the Lost Islands.