International Migratory Bird Week – First Walk Yields 64 species!
Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy kicked off a week of International Migratory Bird Day walks throughout Loudoun County at the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship on friday morning.
Nine people showed up on a cool but dry and beautiful morning and found a total of 64 species, including three found before the walk & one after.
The highlights of the walk, which followed Arnold Rd, the Sweet Run Loop, and Butterfly Alley, were an American Kestrel, four vireo species, two Common Ravens, two Scarlet Tanagers, one Swamp Sparrow, and three Eastern Meadowlarks. Including birds seen before the walk, 10 warbler species were found including 4 Cerulean Warblers, a Chestnut-sided, two Redstarts, and three Ovenbirds.
The only Louisiana Warbler found was before the walk in the same location as the only Wild Turkey and only Indigo Bunting.
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, including several IMBD walks scheduled over the next week, can be found at www.loudounwildlife.org.
Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship – MFF01, Loudoun, US-VA May 1, 2015 7:17 AM – 10:58 AM
Comments: This list records the birds encountered on a Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy sponsored walk at the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day. The walk was led by Joe Coleman and Mary Ann Good and attended by seven other persons. <br />Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.8
Canada Goose X Two were seen and an unknown number of geese were heard in flight., Wild Turkey 1, Great Blue Heron 1, Black Vulture 1, Turkey Vulture 3, Red-shouldered Hawk 2, Red-tailed Hawk (Eastern) 2, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1, Mourning Dove 5, Red-bellied Woodpecker 5, Downy Woodpecker 3, Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1, Pileated Woodpecker 2, American Kestrel 1, Eastern Phoebe 1, Great Crested Flycatcher 5, White-eyed Vireo 4, Yellow-throated Vireo 3, Warbling Vireo 1, Red-eyed Vireo 8, Blue Jay 8, American Crow 2, Fish Crow 2, Common Raven 2, Tree Swallow 6, Barn Swallow 5, Carolina Chickadee 6, Tufted Titmouse 6, White-breasted Nuthatch 2, House Wren 1, Carolina Wren 3, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 15, Eastern Bluebird 5, Wood Thrush 3, American Robin 4, Gray Catbird 2, Brown Thrasher 2, Northern Mockingbird 2, European Starling 5, Ovenbird 3, Louisiana Waterthrush 1, Blue-winged Warbler 2, Common Yellowthroat 5, American Redstart 2, Cerulean Warbler 4 One singing male was seen and others were heard singing., Chestnut-sided Warbler 1, Palm Warbler (Yellow) 1, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 2, Black-throated Green Warbler 1, Eastern Towhee 6, Chipping Sparrow 6, Field Sparrow 4, Song Sparrow 4, Swamp Sparrow 1, White-throated Sparrow 5, Scarlet Tanager 2, Northern Cardinal 12, Indigo Bunting 1, Red-winged Blackbird 15, Eastern Meadowlark 3, Brown-headed Cowbird 30, House Finch 1, American Goldfinch 30, House Sparrow 4
This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)