April 28th Bird Walk

A chilly and fairly quiet spring morning walk along the not-lake shore. After some initial difficulties, all seventeen of us did get an excellent view of a singing pine warbler, perched at the top of a walnut tree. Other highlights included a singing red-breasted nuthatch and purple finch and a drumming grouse. As I was opening the center’s gate, I was greeted with a First of the Year (FOY) ovenbird — the only one of the morning. Last Wednesday walk of the series on May 6, hope you and the neo-tropical migrants join us. Still plenty of county to cover for the migration count on May 8th.

The Saw-whet Owls, Jalled Hear that Bird, and the Turnstones are in for the Birding Cup and it looks like a record year for participation. But of course it will be doubly successful if we could also set a record for funds raised. Please consider sponsoring your favorite birder or at least urging the birds to hurry back to the ridges and valleys of central PA.  

Location:  Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center
Observation date:  4/28/10
Notes:  Migration Morning bird walk sponsored by Wiscoy for Animals
Number of species:  29 (* seen/heard 15 min. before walk)

Canada Goose     3
Ruffed Grouse     1
Turkey Vulture     1
American Kestrel     1
Red-bellied Woodpecker     3
Downy Woodpecker     2
Eastern Phoebe     2
Blue-headed Vireo     1 *
Blue Jay     3
American Crow     3
Black-capped Chickadee     6
Tufted Titmouse     3
Red-breasted Nuthatch     1
White-breasted Nuthatch     2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet     1
Eastern Bluebird     1
American Robin     6
Pine Warbler     1
Ovenbird     1 *
Louisiana Waterthrush     1 *
Eastern Towhee     4
Chipping Sparrow     12
Song Sparrow     2
White-throated Sparrow     1
Northern Cardinal     2
Red-winged Blackbird     2
Brown-headed Cowbird     2
Purple Finch     1
American Goldfinch     6

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(http://ebird.org)