Spring Bird-walk

Looking for birds along the newly opened edge of the South 40-Woods

We saw 65 different kinds of birds today on our annual spring bird-walk. For the last three decades we’ve held this walk on the last Saturday in April. That is a good time because many of the migrant birds are back and the leaves are not fully out on the trees. Jim D. Wilson led about 20 people on the four-hour walk. Except for the wind it was a perfect spring morning.

Looking up at the Great-Blue Heron Rookery

Walking below “The Point” in Butternut Bottom

Getting a good look at a Kentucky Warbler

Here is a list of what we heard or saw (thanks to Mary Williamson and Jim D. Wilson):
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Wild Turkey
Green Heron
Turkey Vulture
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Peregrine Falcon
Mourning Dove
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Acadian Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
Blue-winged Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
American Redstart
Worm-eating Warbler
Louisiana Waterthrush
Kentucky Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow-breasted Chat
Summer Tananger
Scarlet Tananger
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
American Goldfinch
Great Blue Heron
Wild Turkey
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Baltimore Oriole

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