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Higbee Beach Birding – April 30, 2021

Leaders: Melissa Roach, Chris Marks, Will Kaselow

Temp:

Winds:  WNW 22-29 mph

Weather Conditions: clear skies and high wind

Higbee Beach – 7:30am group

Despite the high winds we had nice looks at various songbirds including Indigo Bunting and Eastern Kingbird!

48 species

SpeciesCount
Mallard1
Mourning Dove3
Chimney Swift7
Ruby-throated Hummingbird1
Laughing Gull32
Forster’s Tern6
Double-crested Cormorant42
Great Egret1
Turkey Vulture5
Osprey2
Bald Eagle1
Red-tailed Hawk1
Red-bellied Woodpecker5
Downy Woodpecker2
Northern Flicker1
Great Crested Flycatcher1
Eastern Kingbird3
White-eyed Vireo5
Blue-headed Vireo1
Blue Jay10
Fish Crow4
Carolina Chickadee6
Tufted Titmouse1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow1
Purple Martin2
Barn Swallow10
Ruby-crowned Kinglet1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher2
House Wren4
Carolina Wren8
European Starling17
Northern Mockingbird1
American Goldfinch3
Field Sparrow4
White-throated Sparrow13
Orchard Oriole1
Red-winged Blackbird4
Brown-headed Cowbird30
Common Grackle22
Boat-tailed Grackle3
Swainson’s Warbler1
Common Yellowthroat2
Northern Parula2
Palm Warbler1
Yellow-rumped Warbler7
Prairie Warbler2
Northern Cardinal10
Indigo Bunting3

 

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Dave Pollard

Higbee Beach – 7:45am group

Despite very windy conditions, the birds were actively calling. Swainson’s Warbler continues. Great looks at Indigo Buntings.

41 species

SpeciesCount
Mallard2
Mourning Dove2
Chimney Swift7
Laughing Gull14
Forster’s Tern5
Red-throated Loon1
Black Vulture1
Turkey Vulture4
Osprey2
Bald Eagle1
Red-bellied Woodpecker3
Eastern Kingbird3
White-eyed Vireo4
Blue Jay9
American Crow8
Fish Crow2
Carolina Chickadee2
Tufted Titmouse3
Purple Martin2
Tree Swallow5
Barn Swallow1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher1
House Wren6
Carolina Wren10
Gray Catbird2
Northern Mockingbird1
American Robin2
Chipping Sparrow2
Field Sparrow3
White-throated Sparrow8
Baltimore Oriole1
Red-winged Blackbird10
Brown-headed Cowbird7
Common Grackle7
Swainson’s Warbler1
Common Yellowthroat2
Northern Parula1
Yellow-rumped Warbler1
Prairie Warbler2
Northern Cardinal5
Indigo Bunting3
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