Eight birders spent a few hours birding the north side of the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship yesterday morning on the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy’s regular monthly bird walk.
The highlights of the walk were two SUMMER TANAGERS, five different warbler species, and a few flycatchers, the latter resulting in some int’g discussions since they did not identify themselves by vocalizing. For a complete list of the birds seen see the results below.
Because of the cloudy, damp conditions there wasn’t a lot of butterfly activity except for a few Monarchs until we were wrapping up.
The trails at BRCES are normally open to the public 7 days a week from dawn to dusk. Information on the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship can be found at http://www.blueridgecenter.org. Information on the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy and its many free activities can be found at www.loudounwildlife.org.
Joe Coleman, near Bluemont, Loudoun Co
42 species (+1 other taxa)
Canada GooseBlack Vulture, Turkey Vulture, Bald Eagle, Red-shouldered Hawk, Broad-winged Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Mourning Dove, Barred Owl, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Pileated Woodpecker, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Acadian Flycatcher, Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill’s), Blue Jay, American Crow, Common Raven, Carolina Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Carolina Wren, House Wren, Eastern Bluebird, Gray Catbird, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Nashville Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, Palm Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Eastern Towhee, Field Sparrow, Summer Tanager, Northern Cardinal, Indigo Bunting, Common Grackle, Baltimore Oriole, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow.