Big Day at the PGT

Blue-winged Warbler, Vermivora cyanoptera

Blue-winged Warbler, Vermivora cyanoptera


I found 80 different kinds of birds as I walked around the 600-acres here at the PGT today. I started sunrise and stopped only when a rainstorm popped up in the late afternoon. My pedometer says I walked 8.5 miles and I believe it. My feet are tired!

Using the App called BirdLog NA made it easy to keep track of what I was seeing in the field. When I was done it uploads to eBird.org When you go there look for the Hotspot called Prairie Garden Trust.

The Tennessee Warblers were a bit overwhelming. I reported identifying 78 throughout the day but I’ll be it was many more. Their loud song seemed to be coming from everywhere!
Canada Goose 8
Northern Bobwhite 5
Wild Turkey 5
Great Blue Heron 12
Green Heron 2
Turkey Vulture 11
Red-shouldered Hawk 5
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Mourning Dove 9
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 9
Chimney Swift 6
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 12
Red-bellied Woodpecker 9
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
American Kestrel 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 12
Acadian Flycatcher 1
Least Flycatcher 2
Eastern Phoebe 8
Great Crested Flycatcher 5
Eastern Kingbird 4
White-eyed Vireo 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 2
Philadelphia Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 4
Blue Jay 19
American Crow 5
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 8
Purple Martin 1
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 18
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 23
Eastern Bluebird 10
Swainson’s Thrush 2
Wood Thrush 3
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 2
Brown Thrasher 2
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 1
Ovenbird 2
Worm-eating Warbler 3
Louisiana Waterthrush 2
Blue-winged Warbler 7
Golden-winged Warbler 2
Black-and-white Warbler 3
Tennessee Warbler 78
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Nashville Warbler 5
Kentucky Warbler 6
Common Yellowthroat 18
Northern Parula 8
Yellow Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 4
Yellow-throated Warbler 1
Prairie Warbler 1
Yellow-breasted Chat 7
Eastern Towhee 5
Chipping Sparrow 6
Field Sparrow 19
Henslow’s Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
White-crowned Sparrow 1
Summer Tanager 7
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 18
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2
Blue Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 23
Red-winged Blackbird 23
Eastern Meadowlark 4
Brown-headed Cowbird 9
Baltimore Oriole 1
American Goldfinch 56
House Sparrow 5

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