Bird Walk For Beginners (and anyone else in town!) - Monday, February 18th, 2013

The Presidents' Day Bird Walk for Beginners had a nice variety of birds for a cold and windy day. As we walked the boardwalk toward Lighthouse Pond, we came to a sheltered, sunny spot where we saw Carolina Wrens, Yellow-rumped Warblers, Hermit Thrush, Carolina Chickadees, American Robins, White-throated Sparrows, Cedar Waxwings, Cardinals, and Field Sparrows. Other highlights include Killdeer, both Turkey and Black Vultures, Red-tailed Hawks, and a Bald Eagle. There wasn't much open water on any of the ponds but we did see one Tundra Swan among Mute Swans and Canada Geese. Leaders: Chuck & Mary Jane Slugg, Karl Lukens, and Catherine Busch.
34 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  22
Mute Swan  18
Tundra Swan  1
Mallard  4
Northern Shoveler  14
Red-breasted Merganser  8
Great Blue Heron  2
Black Vulture  4
Turkey Vulture  6
Bald Eagle  1
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Killdeer  6
Ring-billed Gull  3
Herring Gull  6
Great Black-backed Gull  3
Downy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  4
American Crow  8
Carolina Chickadee  6
Tufted Titmouse  2     heard
Carolina Wren  4
Eastern Bluebird  1     heard
Hermit Thrush  2
American Robin  15
Northern Mockingbird  2
European Starling  25
Cedar Waxwing  4
Yellow-rumped Warbler  6
Field Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  6
White-throated Sparrow  2
Dark-eyed Junco  6
sparrow sp.  3
Northern Cardinal  3
Red-winged Blackbird  5

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