This adult male was banded as an immature by Steve Huy after being trapped March 14, 2014 by APHIS Wildlife Services at Martin State Airport in Baltimore, MD, and relocated to western Maryland. Baltimore was recaptured at Martin State Airport on Feb. 13, 2015, fitted with a transmitter and relocated to Assateague Island National Seashore, MD, on Feb. 14, 2015.
Baltimore reappeared Dec. 19, 2015, and his transmitter downloaded 15,000 GPS locations that show he summered (but did not nest) in the northern Ungava Peninsula. He spent the winter of 2015-16 on and around Amherst Island in northeast Lake Ontario, and was last detected March 27, 2016, just north of Lake Ontario. He came back south again this winter, and sent his first transmission from southern Ontario on Dec. 25, 2016 — a very nice gift indeed.
Baltimore’s transmitter was sponsored by the Baltimore Bird Club. Please consider a donation of your own to Project SNOWstorm to help further our work.