A gray morning for our walk, but lots of cheery faces. Twenty-five of us sauntered to the flight cage hill (Potter’s Nob in Creekspeak) and then on to the Point Pavilion to view the lake. A nice diversity of swallows, waterbirds and a small mixed flock of warblers. Solicited group highlights included Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Palm Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Spotted Sandpiper, Bank Swallow, Rusty Blackbird and of course, Common Loon. Thanks to Wiscoy for Animals for their support of Migration Morning program, and the next walk will be May 4th from 7 to 8:30 am.
In Birding Cup news, The Wing Nuts, Early Migrants, Plovers After Dark, Shake a Tail Feather, Juniata Juncos, Snap Grackle and Pop, and last in, Not So Swift, have brought the total number of teams to 19!
Visit ShaversCreek.org/BirdingCup to add your team to the list, and put us closer to breaking the record of 24 teams / 110 birders in 2013.
best wishes, Doug
Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, Point Pavilion and trail, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, US Apr 27, 2016 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Protocol: Traveling 0.2 mile(s) 47 species
Canada Goose 14 Wood Duck 3 Mallard 2 Ring-necked Duck 1 Red-breasted Merganser 1 Common Loon 1 Pied-billed Grebe 1 Double-crested Cormorant 5 Spotted Sandpiper 3 Mourning Dove 2 Chimney Swift 3 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 Downy Woodpecker 2 Hairy Woodpecker 1 Northern Flicker 1 Eastern Phoebe 2 Blue Jay 2 American Crow 3 Common Raven 2 Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1 Tree Swallow 50 Bank Swallow 1 Barn Swallow 10 Cliff Swallow 2 Black-capped Chickadee 1 Tufted Titmouse 1 White-breasted Nuthatch 1 House Wren 1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2 Eastern Bluebird 1 American Robin 6 Ovenbird 3 Louisiana Waterthrush 2 Palm Warbler 2 Pine Warbler 2 Yellow-rumped Warbler 12 Black-throated Green Warbler 2 Chipping Sparrow 3 White-throated Sparrow 2 Eastern Towhee 1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak 3 Red-winged Blackbird 2 Rusty Blackbird 1 Common Grackle 16 Pine Siskin 1 American Goldfinch 5
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