Sullivan County Warbler Blowout

The favorable winds and rain brought a major fallout to Sullivan County this morning. This is the biggest fallout in memory with only one I can recall that was close about five years ago. Arlene Borko, Renee Davis, Scott Baldinger and I birded the Bashakill “Orchard and Stop Sign Trail, The Nature Trail and Linear Park. We tallied an amazing 95 species for the day, having missed some common birds. (I had a total of 91 myself). Though many species arrived in great number, it was the wood warblers that gave an astounding show, 24 species and one hybrid. Our absolute earliest ever male MOURNING WARBLER gave great looks for all of us. Scarlet Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Vireos, Wrens, swallows, sparrows and marsh birds were all seen. Here is a list of the warblers from the combined sites:

Blue-winged Warblers – 8
Nashville Warbler – 6
Northern Parula – 1
Yellow Warbler – 30
Chestnut-sided Warbler – 10
Magnolia Warbler – 20
Black-throated Blue Warbler – 15
Yellow-rumped Warbler – 100’s
Black-throated Green Warbler – 6
Blackburnian Warbler – 6
Pine Warbler – 3
Prairie Warbler – 2 (SB)
Palm Warbler -3
Black and White Warbler -15
American Redstart -15
Worm-eating Warbler – 1 (SB)
Ovenbird 6
Northern Waterthrush – 12
Louisiana Waterthrush – 2
MOURNING WARBLER – 1
Common Yellowthroat -20
Hooded Warbler – 1
Wilson’s Warbler – 1
Canada Warbler – 3
Lawrence’s Warbler – 1 a beautiful but unfortunate find

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