Deer Run Bird Survey #13

Making our third survey of the week, we did Deer Run Bird Survey #13 on Sunday, May 18th. It was by far our best survey yet in number of species as well as warbler diversity.

Wilson’s Warbler
Wilson's Warbler

We spent over six hours hiking and covered more than 7 miles. We were delighted to find four Henslow’s Sparrows and pleasantly surprised to find a Bobolink. Other interesting finds included Yellow-breasted Chat, Black-billed Cuckoo, and many Empidonax Flycatchers. We had 18 warblers total and four vireos.

Bobolink
Bobolink

We found a Red-breasted Nuthatch (a little late for them to still be here). Another cool find was a Gray-cheeked Thrush singing and hopping around in the brush. We found 674 birds of 85 species. That brings our overall total species count to 121 and 4925 individuals.

New Birds for the Count:

  1. Black-billed Cuckoo
  2. Black-throated Green Warbler
  3. Blackburnian Warbler
  4. Blue-headed Vireo
  5. Bobolink
  6. Chimney Swift
  7. Gray-cheeked Thrush
  8. Louisiana Waterthrush
  9. Red-breasted Nuthatch
  10. Sharp-shinned Hawk
  11. Willow Flycatcher
  12. Wilson’s Warbler
  13. Yellow-breasted Chat

Barred Owl
Barred Owl

5 thoughts on “Deer Run Bird Survey #13

  1. Mon@rch – We are hoping to reach 140-150 by year’s end but it will be getting tougher and tougher

    Sandpiper – They are definitely beautiful, especially considering the competition among yellowish warblers

    Shelley – Agree! The little cap seems to add to their expression

    Hannibal – Thanks much!! The Barred Owl stared us down for a few minutes before retreating to a less obvious perch.

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