Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek – October 1, 2023

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie, Alan Crawford, Barry Hershfeld

Temp: 58°F

Winds: NW 12mph

Weather Conditions: sunny

Cornell’s Birdcast reported 1.4 million birds crossed over Cape May in migration last night and though we didn’t have a huge volume of birds on our walk this morning, we did have nice diversity. Many warblers streamed overhead, high and without stopping, but on the ground, we had many American Redstarts, Black-and-white Warblers and Eastern Phoebes. Other warbler species included Magnolia, Pine, Black-throated Blue and Black-throated Green, Nashville, Cape May, Northern Parula and Yellow -rumped. We also saw our first White -throated Sparrow of the season.

43 species

Species Count
Canada Goose 1
Mourning Dove 4
Herring Gull 1
Great Black-backed Gull 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4
Cooper’s Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker - Roger Horn

Red-bellied Woodpecker photo by Roger Horn

Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 5
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Least Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 3
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 5
American Crow 5
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 4
Tree Swallow 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet - Roger Horn

Golden-crowned Kinglet photo by Roger Horn

White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 5
Gray Catbird 4
American Robin 1
Cedar Waxwing 2
White-throated Sparrow 1
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) 10
Common Grackle 2
Black-and-white Warbler 7
Nashville Warbler 2
American Redstart 9
Cape May Warbler 1
Northern Parula 3
Northern Parula - Roger Horn

Northern Parula photo by Roger Horn

Northern Parula - Roger Horn

Northern Parula photo by Roger Horn

Northern Parula - Roger Horn

Northern Parula photo by Roger Horn

Magnolia Warbler 2
Black-throated Blue Warbler 2
Pine Warbler 4
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
new world warbler sp. 8
Northern Cardinal 4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
passerine sp. 16