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
Blue-winged Teal
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Semipalmated Plover
Greater Yellowlegs
Solitary Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
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
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


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

  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.