Birding the Blue Ridge Center in June – 52 Species
Five people found 52 species on the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy’s regular monthly walk this past Saturday at the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship in northwestern Loudoun Co.
The highlights of the walk included 7 different warbler species, including Worm-eating, Louisiana and Kentucky, an Acadian Flycatcher feeding young in a nest, noisy White-eyed Vireos and Chats, and several just-fledged birds.
Many species which had been very vocal recently, such as Scarlet Tanagers and Louisiana Waterthrushes, were much quieter this week
The walk concentrated on the northern half of the center and did not visit the powercut in the southern section, probably the most productive spot at the center, esp. this time of year.
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
See below for complete list of bird species seen at the Blue Ridge Center as reported to eBird:
Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship – MFF01, Loudoun, US-VA
Jun 23, 2012 7:40 AM – 11:15 AM
Wild Turkey 1, Great Blue Heron 3, Green Heron 2, Black Vulture 12, Turkey Vulture 3, Red-shouldered Hawk 2, Red-tailed Hawk 2, Mourning Dove, Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker 4, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Acadian Flycatcher, Eastern Phoebe, Great Crested Flycatcher, Eastern Kingbird 1, White-eyed Vireo 3, Red-eyed Vireo, Blue Jay 1, American Crow, Fish Crow, Tree Swallow 25, Barn Swallow, Carolina Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Carolina Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Eastern Bluebird 10, Wood Thrush, American Robin, Gray Catbird, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing 3, Ovenbird 3, Worm-eating Warbler 1, Louisiana Waterthrush 2, Kentucky Warbler 3, Common Yellowthroat 2, American Redstart 1, Yellow-breasted Chat 3, Eastern Towhee 1, Chipping Sparrow, Field Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Scarlet Tanager 1, Indigo Bunting, Red-winged Blackbird 2, Brown-headed Cowbird 1, Orchard Oriole 1, American Goldfinch.