Besides starting on chick banding, we've also been continuing productivity monitoring and behavioral observations, collecting lots of fish samples, and helping out with the annual censuses on Shamrock and Chester Islands.
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Following the Shamrock census, we installed four new productivity plots on that island and captured five adults for transmitter attachment, which brings our total to 25 for the year (88 overall). We also spotted a juvenile Brown Booby on Shamrock. This pelican relative breeds in the Caribbean but rarely visits the United States, so it was a treat to see one here.