Our eighth Deer Run Bird Survey of our year long survey was the best we’ve had yet. The weather was wonderful and we had our highest count of species thus far. This should be topped as migration really hits, but we’re happy with what we saw Sunday. Technically, DRBS #7.5 happened on the 6th of April but was done by local birder (and great friend) Tim Young. He added three new species for the count: American Coot, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, & Golden-crowned Kinglet.
D.R.B.S. #8 started off with a bang as we netted Brown Thrasher and Eastern Towhee (new for the count).
We counted 330 individual birds of 39 species and added five new ones for the survey:
- Rusty Blackbird
- House Wren
- Ruby-crowned Kinglet
- Eastern Towhee
- Brown Thrasher
Our total for the survey now stands at 2,948 individuals of 62 species.