Deer Run Bird Survey #10

First off, our good friend Tim did another Deer Run Bird Survey (survey 9.5) at the end of April, adding four new species to the list: Northern Waterthrush, Solitary Sandpiper, Swainson’s Thrush, and Vesper Sparrow. He found 183 total birds and 42 different species!

Friday was Deer Run Bird Survey number ten, our first May survey. A storm was rolling in, so we were booking it!

Virginia Bluebells
Deer Run Forest Preserve

There were wild Bluebells and other flowers all over the place (including a bit of Garlic Mustard). Even with the impending storm, birds were active and singing.

New for the D.R.B.S. – Eastern Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird

We counted 420 individual birds of 51 species and added eleven new ones for the survey:

  1. Black-and-White Warbler
  2. Chestnut-sided Warbler
  3. Common Yellowthroat
  4. Eastern Kingbird
  5. Grasshopper Sparrow
  6. Henslow’s Sparrow
  7. House Sparrow (!)
  8. Least Flycatcher
  9. Nashville Warbler
  10. Red-breasted Merganser
  11. White-crowned Sparrow

Our grand total now stands at 3709 individual birds of 89 species!

Eastern Meadowlark
Eastern Meadowlark

Lots of Wildflowers
Bluebells at Deer Run

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