Spring Birding at Garrett Family Preserve – June 19, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn



Weather Conditions:

In the middle of June, you don’t necessarily expect to see a lot of birds. But the birds at Garrett Preserve were pretty cooperative this morning, willing to be both heard and seen.  Yellow-breasted Chats were particularly active with several perched up, singing, and one doing a display flight. A couple of male Blue Grosbeaks also obligingly sat up, singing, as did a Common Yellow-throat and some Field Sparrows. Considering that the sun was out and the humidity low, it was a very nice morning!

42 species

Species Count
Mallard 11
Mourning Dove 7
Chimney Swift 8
American Oystercatcher 1
Killdeer 1
Laughing Gull 5
Least Tern 2
Forster’s Tern 8
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1
Great Egret 1
Snowy Egret 1
Glossy Ibis 2
Osprey 6
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 2
White-eyed Vireo 3
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 3
Carolina Chickadee 2
Purple Martin 4
Tree Swallow 8
Barn Swallow 2
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren (Northern) 6
European Starling 5
Northern Mockingbird 6
American Robin 2
Cedar Waxwing 2
House Sparrow 1
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 3
Field Sparrow 3
Yellow-breasted Chat 8
Orchard Oriole 4
Red-winged Blackbird 8
Common Grackle 4
Common Yellowthroat 3
Prairie Warbler 2
Northern Cardinal 8
Blue Grosbeak 2
Indigo Bunting 1


Yellow-breasted Chat photo by Kathy Horn


Yellow-breasted Chat photo by Kathy Horn