Deer Run Bird Survey #9

This is our ninth Deer Run Bird Survey and the best “migrationally” speaking.

Sparrows (eight kinds) and warblers (four) were the main attraction. Deer Run is an excellent place for sparrows due to all the grasses in the restored prairie.

Lincoln’s Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Savanna Sparrow
Savanna Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Lark Sparrow

A huge surprise was one of our favorite birds, a Prothonotary Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler

Not a surprise was this Palm Warbler
Palm Warbler

Despite cloudy weather, the birds were quite photogenic, including this Eastern Towhee.
Eastern Towhee

Total species sighted: 40 [a new high count] Total birds counted: 194 (a bit low but the mini flocks of sparrows were hard to count)
New for the survey, 12 species:

  1. Chipping Sparrow
  2. Gray Catbird
  3. Lark Sparrow
  4. Lincoln’s Sparrow
  5. Northern Rough-winged Swallow
  6. Ovenbird
  7. Palm Warbler
  8. Prothonotary Warbler
  9. Savannah Sparrow
  10. Spotted Sandpiper
  11. Barn Swallow
  12. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Survey numbers up to this point:
Total Species: 74
Total Birds: 3,142

Next up, May and more migrants!!

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