IDNC Celebrates Migratory Bird Day

Members of the club were treated to a wide variety of bird sightings at the Lawson Nature Reserve on Saturday, May 19th.  The Reserve is a vibrant transition ground for migratory warblers during the month of May, as well as home to a number of local bird species.  Despite the brief downpour, members saw and counted 38 different species within a 4 hour window.  Thanks are extended to our key birders for leading this bird count and helping to identify the following birds:

  • American Redstart (3)
  • Baltimore oriole (5 male / 5 female)
  • Black and white warbler (1)
  • Blue jay (3)
  • Canada geese (5)
  • Canada warbler (1)  [Status:  Threatened]
  • Cardinal (4 male / 4 female)
  • Chickadee (15)
  • Chipping sparrow (4)
  • Common yellow throat (1)
  • Cowbird (2)
  • Crow (5)
  • Downie woodpecker (5)
  • European Starling (5)
  • Gold finch (8)
  • Grackle (3)
  • Great blue heron (1)
  • Great Crested flycatcher (1)
  • Gray Catbird (3)
  • Magnolia warbler (4)
  • Mallard (male and female)
  • Nashville warbler (1 male and female)
  • Peewee (1)
  • Red-bellied woodpecker (5)
  • Red-breasted nuthatch (1)
  • Red-eyed vireo (6)
  • Red-winged blackbird (6)
  • Robin (3)
  • Rose-breasted grosbeak (7 male / 4 female)
  • Scarlet tanager (1)
  • Tennessee warbler (8)
  • Tree swallow (1)
  • Turkey vulture (3)
  • White-breasted nuthatch (3)
  • Wild turkey (1)
  • Wood duck (1)
  • Wren (3)
  • Yellow rump warbler (1)

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2M7A2272a6Please note: The enclosed photos were taken at Rondeau Park on May 12 but do represent some of the bird species seen at the Lawson Nature

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