Monday, May 7, 2012

Spring Migrants REALLY arrived this week

Black-and-white Warbler, Mniotilta varia, photo
Bird list for the week of April 30 through May 4, 2012:
Wild Turkey
Canada Goose

oh forget that -- let's just jump right into the warblers!! Boldface species are ALL new for the year.

Yellow Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Nashville Warbler - Vermivora ruficapilla - new species for West Campus.  First addition in over seven months!
Black-throated Green Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
10. Blue-winged Warbler

Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Great Crested Flycatcher
Indigo Bunting
Wood Thrush
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
20. Gray Catbird
White-crowned Sparrow
Blue-headed Vireo, Vireo solitarius, photo
Cedar Waxwing
Barn Swallow
Tree Swallow
Eastern Phoebe

House Wren
Carolina Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Black-capped Chickadee
30. Tufted Titmouse

Savannah Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow

American Goldfinch
House Finch
Northern Cardinal
Blue Jay
American Crow
40. Fish Crow

American Robin
European Starling
Northern Mockingbird

Gray Catbird, Dumetella carolinensis, photo
Double-crested Cormorant
Red-tailed Hawk
Turkey Vulture
Herring Gull
50. Killdeer

Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Mourning Dove
Rock Pigeon

Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
58. House Sparrow

Wow, we just blew past our previous high weekly count of 52 species, from September 2011.

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