Table #4:
8 BIRDS BANDED ELSEWHERE and
RECAPTURED at HILTON POND

(28 Jun 1982 through Dec 2016)

Purple Finch, unknown age and sex

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Purple Finch, Female or Juvenile Male,
Carpodacus purpureus

Although nearly 65,000 birds have been banded since 1982 at Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History, only 8 birds banded elsewhere--all finches--have been recaptured and released at the site, as listed on the table and map below. This is a very low number but might be expected because there are so few active banders in the Carolinas.

AGE KEY
  • L = Local (bird was hatched locally and banded as a nestling, or as a fledgling incapable of sustained flight)
  • HY = Hatch Year (bird was hatched in the current year)
  • AHY = After Hatch Year (bird was hatched in a previous but unknown year)
  • 2Y = Second Year (bird was hatched in the preceding year)
  • A2Y = After Second Year (bird was hatched not the preceding year but sometime prior to that; follow same formula for A3Y, A4Y, etc.)
  • U = Unknown (bird's age could not be determined; usually used in fall when HY birds are indistinguishable from adults)

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#

SPECIES

BAND
NUMBER

DATE & LOCATION OF BANDING;
RETRAP DATA

MILES/
KILOMETERS

1

House
Finch

0930-54542

banded 08/15/81 (HY-U) near
Binghamton, NEW YORK
retrapped & released 01/22/84
(4Y-?)

568 / 915

2

House
Finch

0970-02572

banded 07/17/82 (U-U)
by Dr. Bill Pepper near
Conshohocken, PENNSYLVANIA
(see #5)
retrapped & released 01/07/84
(3Y-M)

478 / 770

3

Purple
Finch

0990-20534

banded 03/01/83 (AHY-U) near
St. Thomas, PENNSYLVANIA
retrapped & released 01/22/87
(A5Y-F)

388 / 625

4

Purple
Finch

0930-67044

banded 04/01/83 (U-U)
by Dr. Chan Robbins, author of the field guide to
Birds of North America, near
Laurel, MARYLAND
retrapped & released 02/28/85
(A2Y-F)

372 / 599

5

House
Finch

0970-03942

banded 07/15/83 (HY-U)
by Dr. Bill Pepper near
Conshohocken, PENNSYLVANIA
(see #2)
retrapped & released 01/12/86
(4Y-F)

478 / 770

6

Purple
Finch

0730-40114

banded 02/13/93 (AHY-U) near
Lux, MISSISSIPPI
retrapped & released 01/31/94
(A2Y-F)

532 / 857

7

American Goldfinch

2200-43094

banded 07/12/00 (AHY-F)
by a subpermittee of John Miles near
Dunnville, ONTARIO, CANADA
retrapped & released 09/24/01
(ASY-F)

559 / 900

8
Purple
Finch
1661-63178
banded 09/20/01 (HY-U)
by G. Loery near
Litchfield, CONNECTICUT
retrapped & released 02/10/04
(4Y-F)
638 / 1,027

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