Deer Run Bird Survey – #14

Our last Deer Run Bird Survey for May (31st) and warbler migration is definitely slowing down. However, we found several new species including some from the past week by other local birders.

First, the new birds found from others:

  1. Bald Eagle
  2. Bay-breasted Warbler
  3. Canada Warbler
  4. Eastern Wood Pewee
  5. Green Heron
  6. Kentucky Warbler
  7. Philadelphia Vireo
  8. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  9. Semipalmated Plover

Over our 72 hour count we also added two new species on an unofficial survey: American Woodcock and Common Nighthawk.

Black-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo {Coccyzus erythropthalmus}

We spent over 5 hours hiking and were thrilled to find a lot of cuckoos, including 8 Yellow-billed and 2 Black-billed. Warbler numbers were low but we believe there are Prothonotary Warblers nesting in the swampy areas.

Prothonotary Warbler singing on his territory
Prothonotary Warbler {Protonotaria citrea}

New birds:

  1. Blackpoll Warbler*
  2. Cliff Swallow
  3. Eastern Screech-Owl
  4. Olive-sided Flycatcher
  5. Scarlet Tanager
  6. Yellow-billed Cuckoo
  7. Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Yellow-billed Cuckoo {Coccyzus americanus}

We sighted 70 species and now have found 139 species for the survey area.
Total individual birds counted: 5,760

*sighted the following day on a non-survey outing

4 thoughts on “Deer Run Bird Survey – #14

  1. Alan – thanks much!!

    Lana – we’ve had more Cuckoos this season then ever before… Awesome birds!!

  2. Wow, I have never yet seen any species of cuckoo. They are on my most wanted list. I think yours are the first photos I have ever seen of any. Good job!

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