Bashakill Spring Warbler Walk

Rose-breasted Grosbeak on the Nature Trail

Rose-breasted Grosbeak on the Nature Trail

This morning I lead the Bashakill Spring Warbler Walk. We had our highest turnout ever for the walk with 40 people attending. Fortunately it was a pretty good morning of birding and we had lots of warblers. Early in the day they were somewhat difficult to see. As the morning warmed up and the sun came out the birds became more active and we saw most birds found after that. Many people had lifers and were quite happy with the results. We ended the day after five hours of birding many locations. We tallied 62 species for the day. One of the best sightings of the day was when we were taking Truth Muller to the Main Boat Launch around 1:15 pm and a yearling BLACK BEAR crossed the road and then ran alongside the road for a few moments, giving us all great views. Some FOS birds today were EASTERN KINGBIRD, ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, and CHIMNEY SWIFT. I like to thank Karen Miller for helping me out this morning. Here is a list of the warblers seen:

Yellow Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Pine Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Black and White Warbler
American Redstart
Louisiana Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat

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5 Responses to Bashakill Spring Warbler Walk

  1. Truth Muller says:

    Hi John,

    Just wanted to thank you for the great hike! I just added up the birds. Adding four birds I saw alone, today’s total was 61!


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