Birding the Meadows - Monday, May 21, 2018


45 species

Canada Goose  15
Mute Swan  3
Mallard  6
Black Scoter  1
Great Egret  6
Snowy Egret  4
Green Heron  5
Glossy Ibis  4
Black Vulture  3
Turkey Vulture  7
Osprey  7
Mississippi Kite  3
Red-tailed Hawk  2
American Oystercatcher  6
Killdeer  2
Least Sandpiper  2
Spotted Sandpiper  2
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Willet  3
Lesser Yellowlegs  1
Laughing Gull  13
Great Black-backed Gull  17
Least Tern  5
Forster's Tern  2
Mourning Dove  4
Fish Crow  6
Purple Martin  36
Tree Swallow  6
Barn Swallow  4
American Robin  1
Gray Catbird  1
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  1
Cedar Waxwing  28
Common Yellowthroat  5
Yellow Warbler  2
Blackpoll Warbler  2
Prairie Warbler  1
Field Sparrow  3
Song Sparrow  2
Orchard Oriole  2
Red-winged Blackbird  33
Brown-headed Cowbird  1
Common Grackle  4
American Goldfinch  1

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Shorebirds at Heislerville - Thursday, May 17, 2018

Matt's Landing Rd
34 species

2 Canada Goose
2 Mute Swan
4 Mallard
45 Double-crested Cormorant
1 Great Blue Heron
4 Great Egret
3 Snowy Egret
2 Turkey Vulture
4 Osprey
30 Black-bellied Plover
55 Semipalmated Plover
1 Killdeer
5 Ruddy Turnstone
40 Dunlin
6 Least Sandpiper
60 Semipalmated Sandpiper
30 Short-billed Dowitcher
2 Spotted Sandpiper
3 Greater Yellowlegs
4 Willet
14 Laughing Gull
2 Herring Gull
3 Great Black-backed Gull
4 Least Tern
16 Forster's Tern
150 Black Skimmer
2 Purple Martin
10 Barn Swallow
6 European Starling
2 Common Yellowthroat
1 American Redstart
20 Red-winged Blackbird
6 Boat-tailed Grackle
2 House Sparrow


Thompson's Beach
17 species

4 Double-crested Cormorant
4 Great Egret
6 Snowy Egret
12 Osprey
1 Bald Eagle
2 Clapper Rail
10 Black-bellied Plover
8 Semipalmated Plover
20 Dunlin
8 Least Sandpiper
10 Semipalmated Sandpiper
25 Short-billed Dowitcher
6 Willet (Eastern)
12 Laughing Gull
1 Marsh Wren
1 Common Yellowthroat
4 Red-winged Blackbird


Migration at the Point - Wednesday, May 16, 2018


Leaders: Brett Ewald, Rebecca Perruci, Chris Dewaghe, Gerry Dewaghe. 
57 species

Canada Goose  15
Mute Swan  20
Mallard  15
Wild Turkey  1
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Great Egret  1
Snowy Egret  1
Osprey  2
Bald Eagle  1
American Oystercatcher  5
Semipalmated Plover  2
Killdeer  2
Least Sandpiper  1
Herring Gull  2
Great Black-backed Gull  7
Least Tern  14
Forster's Tern  20
Mourning Dove  2
Chimney Swift  5
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Eastern Kingbird  1
American Crow  1
Fish Crow  4
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  2
Purple Martin  28
Tree Swallow  8
Barn Swallow  2
Carolina Chickadee  2
Carolina Wren  6
American Robin  9
Gray Catbird  1
Northern Mockingbird  3
European Starling  9
Cedar Waxwing  9
Swainson's Warbler  1     Continuing bird calling from bob’s woods.
Common Yellowthroat  15
American Redstart  3
Magnolia Warbler  3
Bay-breasted Warbler  1
Yellow Warbler  1
Blackpoll Warbler  7
Prairie Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
Chipping Sparrow  1
Field Sparrow  3
Song Sparrow  1
Yellow-breasted Chat  2
Northern Cardinal  7
Indigo Bunting  2
Red-winged Blackbird  10
Brown-headed Cowbird  1
Common Grackle  20
House Finch  3
American Goldfinch  1
House Sparrow  4

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Exploring Cumberland - Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Despite wet weather and very thick gnats, we had a good showing of varied species. The end of Hansey Creek Road was a study of shorebirds!

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Mary Watkins 
64 species

4 Canada Goose 
1 Ring-necked Pheasant 
4 Wild Turkey 
3 Double-crested Cormorant 
3 Great Blue Heron 
2 Great Egret 
2 Turkey Vulture 
2 Osprey 
1 Bald Eagle 
6 Clapper Rail 
12 Clapper Rail (Atlantic Coast) 
12 Black-bellied Plover 
200 Semipalmated Plover 
2 Killdeer 
20 Dunlin 
6 Least Sandpiper 
350 Semipalmated Sandpiper 
75 Short-billed Dowitcher 
1 Greater Yellowlegs 
4 Willet 
14 Laughing Gull 
2 Herring Gull 
2 Forster's Tern 
4 Mourning Dove 
3 Yellow-billed/Black-billed Cuckoo 
4 Eastern Wood-Pewee 
2 Acadian Flycatcher 
6 Great Crested Flycatcher 
1 Eastern Kingbird 
3 White-eyed Vireo 
2 Red-eyed Vireo 
4 Blue Jay 
5 crow sp. 
10 Purple Martin 
25 Tree Swallow 
12 Barn Swallow 
1 Carolina Chickadee 
3 Tufted Titmouse 
2 House Wren 
4 Marsh Wren 
2 Carolina Wren 
3 Wood Thrush 
2 American Robin 
1 Brown Thrasher 
6 Ovenbird 
1 Louisiana Waterthrush 
1 Blue-winged Warbler 
1 Prothonotary Warbler 
5 Common Yellowthroat 
1 Magnolia Warbler 
2 Yellow Warbler 
1 Pine Warbler 
2 Prairie Warbler 
3 Seaside Sparrow 
10 Chipping Sparrow 
4 Field Sparrow 
1 Eastern Towhee 
2 Summer Tanager 
4 Northern Cardinal 
2 Indigo Bunting 
25 Red-winged Blackbird 
2 Brown-headed Cowbird 
15 Common Grackle 
1 Boat-tailed Grackle 

Hidden Corners of Belleplain - Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Beautiful morning in the forest, with great looks of at least 7 interacting Summer Tanagers, a very cooperative overhead Prothonetary Warbler, plus 3 Eastern Meadowlarks and 2 Broad-winged Hawks.

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Mary Watkins 
59 species


8 Canada Goose
2 Common Loon
1 Great Blue Heron
1 Black Vulture
6 Turkey Vulture
2 Broad-winged Hawk
1 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Spotted Sandpiper
10 Laughing Gull
5 Mourning Dove
1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
2 Barred Owl (Northern)
1 Common Nighthawk
1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
3 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
5 Eastern Wood-Pewee
4 Acadian Flycatcher
3 Eastern Phoebe
4 Great Crested Flycatcher
1 Eastern Kingbird
1 White-eyed Vireo
4 Red-eyed Vireo
4 crow sp.
12 Tree Swallow
6 Barn Swallow
2 Carolina Chickadee
3 Tufted Titmouse
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
2 Carolina Wren
7 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
2 Eastern Bluebird
4 Wood Thrush
1 American Robin
1 Brown Thrasher
1 Northern Mockingbird
16 Cedar Waxwing
12 Ovenbird
1 Worm-eating Warbler
1 Louisiana Waterthrush
2 Prothonotary Warbler
1 Hooded Warbler
2 American Redstart
1 Northern Parula
3 Pine Warbler
2 Yellow-throated Warbler
1 Prairie Warbler
9 Chipping Sparrow
7 Summer Tanager
6 Northern Cardinal
1 Indigo Bunting
1 Bobolink
3 Eastern Meadowlark
1 Baltimore Oriole
11 Red-winged Blackbird
3 Brown-headed Cowbird
2 Common Grackle
1 Boat-tailed Grackle
1 American Goldfinch

Birding the Meadows - Monday, May 14, 2018


Treats this morning were a dazzling Chestnut-sided Warbler, a White-rumped Sandpiper and two flyover Cattle Egrets.  The group also enjoyed a Killdeer family with two chicks. 

48 species

Canada Goose  17
Mute Swan  2
Gadwall  2
Mallard  5
Great Egret  5
Snowy Egret  2
Cattle Egret  2
Green Heron  1
Osprey  4
Bald Eagle  0
American Oystercatcher  3
Semipalmated Plover  3
Killdeer  6
Sanderling  10
Dunlin  3
Least Sandpiper  16
White-rumped Sandpiper  1
Semipalmated Sandpiper  2
Greater Yellowlegs  3
Willet  3
Lesser Yellowlegs  7
Laughing Gull  16
Herring Gull  5
Great Black-backed Gull  2
Least Tern  36
Forster's Tern  12
Chimney Swift  4
Belted Kingfisher  1
Northern Flicker  1
Fish Crow  3
Purple Martin  16
Tree Swallow  8
Barn Swallow  9
American Robin  1
Gray Catbird  1
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  1
Common Yellowthroat  5
Yellow Warbler  5
Chestnut-sided Warbler  1
Field Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  3
Northern Cardinal  1
Orchard Oriole  1
Baltimore Oriole  2
Red-winged Blackbird  10
Common Grackle  11
American Goldfinch  2
House Sparrow  2

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (
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American Oystercatcher photo by Karl Lukens

Greater Yellowlegs and Lesser Yellowlegs photo by Karl Lukens

Least Sandpiper photo by Karl Lukens

Semipalmated Plover photo by Karl Lukens