Bashakill Migration

One of two Swainson's Thrush on the Stone Fields Trail at the Bashakill.

One of two Swainson’s Thrush on the Stone Fields Trail at the Bashakill.


I think more birds moved out of the Bashakill than came in last night. That said, some species increased in number considerably. American Redstarts were absolutely everywhere, as were Baltimore Orioles. They were in the highest numbers by far this season. A couple of Red-eyed Vireo were seen. I finally got the American Bittern off Haven Road. The Worm-eating Warbler on the Stone Fields Trail was heard but not seen, at least by me. The most enjoyable birds of my day however, also on Stone Fields Trail were two FOS SWAINSON’S THRUSH! They were pretty cooperative and I always enjoy these birds. Looking forward to the next real push of migrants.
Swainson's Thrush

Swainson’s Thrush

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2 Responses to Bashakill Migration

  1. Nick Hawvermale says:

    Hi John, I’m heading to Forestburgh this weekend and would hope for some cerulean and golden-winged warblers. Are they around bashakill and were the swainsons thrush tough to find?

  2. Hi Nick,
    I don’t think the Swainson’s have been seen on the Stone Fields trail the last couple of days, but there have been a couple on the Nature Trail out toward Thrush Point. Had one there this morning. The only Golden-winged Warblers I currently know of are at Sterling Forest on Ironwood Road. Good luck! John

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