Migration bird walk report

Warbling Vireo. Photo courtesy of John Harrison.

Warbling Vireo. Photo courtesy of John Harrison.

It (Saturday, May 3) was one of the best walks I have enjoyed. Although 1 May was a big migrant day, many of the species stuck around and put themselves in front of
our binoculars. Thanks to the late leaf-out this year, we had super looks at many otherwise challenging species. Even eBird automatically questioned our record of Warbling Vireo, which all of us saw singing in the parking lot!

I posted the results to eBird, Cornell’s international data base, to help scientists who are studying bird migration.  Here is our list of sightings.

by Wayne Bell

42 Total Number of Species

1 Turkey Vulture
23 Laughing Gull
1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Acadian Flycatcher
1 Great Crested Flycatcher
1 Warbling Vireo
4 Red-eyed Vireo
3 Blue Jay
2 American Crow
2 Fish Crow
9 Purple Martin
4 Tree Swallow
1 Tufted Titmouse
1 House Wren
4 Carolina Wren
2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
2 Wood Thrush
6 Gray Catbird
2 Brown Thrasher
2 Northern Mockingbird
10 Cedar Waxwing
3 Ovenbird
1 Black-and-white Warbler
5 Common Yellowthroat
5 Northern Parula
11 Yellow-rumped Warbler
2 Prairie Warbler
1 Yellow-breasted Chat
2 Eastern Towhee
6 Field Sparrow
1 Swamp Sparrow
8 White-throated Sparrow
2 Scarlet Tanager
4 Northern Cardinal
2 Blue Grosbeak
5 Indigo Bunting
16 Brown-headed Cowbird
3 Baltimore Oriole
2 House Finch
7 American Goldfinch


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