Birding the Blue Ridge Center in March
Nine people gathered at the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship last Saturday morning for the Loudoun Wildlife’s regular monthly bird walk (every 4th Sat.) there.
It started cold (24, 25 degrees) and windy and stayed that way for the entire walk which was led by Joe Coleman & Joanne Bradbury.
Most birds were quiet and tucked in until about 10 am when we did start finding a few species in sunny places sheltered from the wind. We parked on Arnold Lane, took detours down to Piney Run on both the Old Bridge and Little Turtle Trails and looped back along Sweet Run, Butterfly Alley and the Wood Thrush Trail. The highlight was, for most of the participants, a FOS Eastern Phoebe which we found as we were returning to where we had parked on Arnold Rd.
For a complete list of the birds see the eBird list below.
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.
Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship – MFF01, Loudoun, US-VA Mar 28, 2015 8:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Black Vulture 1, Turkey Vulture 4, Red-shouldered Hawk 1, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 3, Mourning Dove 1, Red-bellied Woodpecker 5, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2, Downy Woodpecker 4, Pileated Woodpecker 1, Eastern Phoebe 1, Blue Jay X, American Crow X, Fish Crow X, Carolina Chickadee 8, Tufted Titmouse 8, White-breasted Nuthatch 4, Brown Creeper 2, Carolina Wren 1, Eastern Bluebird 5, American Robin 7, Northern Mockingbird 2, European Starling 2, Song Sparrow 6, Swamp Sparrow 1, White-throated Sparrow 2, Dark-eyed Junco 1, Northern Cardinal 2, Red-winged Blackbird 1, Brown-headed Cowbird 1, House Sparrow 1
View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22560801
This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/VA)