Laura Erickson's For the Birds

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Warbler Walk today





Brrr! The temperature hovered barely above 40 for most of today's warbler walk, and the chill was exacerbated by the dampness--it was foggy and windy and, well, darned chilly. But it was nice that the number of species exceeded the temperature, and fairly significantly, with a total of 60! I'll get some photos up ASAP, but here is the list:

Canada Goose
Mallard
Blue-winged Teal
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Merlin
Semipalmated Plover
Killdeer
Greater Yellowlegs
Solitary Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Dunlin
Ring-billed Gull
Mourning Dove
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Veery
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson's Warbler
Canada Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Baltimore Oriole
House Finch
American Goldfinch

2 comments :

  1. Laura, that's a pretty amazing number of birds you saw--even in the chilly weather. How long was your walk?

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  2. Some of us stayed on till 10, but most people left by 9 or 9:30. We don't walk very far--we just mosey along the river below the Indian Point campground. I think we actually missed some things that had to have been there--several more warblers probably a shorebird or two, and one or two more species of ducks. But spring migration is like a box of chocolates--you never know what you're going to get.

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