Sunday, April 23, 2017

Cloverdale Farm 4/23--Solitary Sandpiper

Solitary Sandpiper
Since I'm not getting up early enough to go look or warblers (and I don't think there are many around yet anyway), I may as well work on the shorebird list. I birded Cloverdale Farm this morning, the former cranberry/Christmas tree farm, and it take me too long to find the reported Solitary Sandpiper on a little mud flat in the bog behind the visitor's center. What surprised me was that there were two--they are "solitary" after all, but that really refers to their migration habit, in which they fly singly instead of in flocks like other shorebirds. They can't be that solitary or there wouldn't be any, right?

At first, I thought the 2nd bird that emerged from the clumps of grass at the side of the bog was a yellowlegs, maybe a lesser, but no, it was exactly the same as the other bird. Granted, the photos are poor--it doesn't look it, but they were standing in shadow and I probably had the camera on the wrong setting.

Little Blue Heron
The first bird, though, that I saw there, a Little Blue Heron, I was able to get very good photos of. It was extremely uninterested in my presence.

Eastern Bluebird
Three warblers for the day, none of them the least interesting at this point in the year. The resident bluebirds were investigating (or perhaps even using) the nest boxes set up for them.

I walked out to "Grandpa's Bog" about a quarter mile away, where I sometimes find interesting birds, and since the paths looked somewhat clear I tried to walk all around the bog but found that you can only can about 2/3 of the way through before you'd have to bushwhack. The thought of ticks deterred me.

The one non-bird that I saw that interested me was a snake, I'd say about 4 1/2 feet long, that I found basking in the sun on one of the cross dikes. Initially, I thought it might be dead because it looked like there was a big gash in it's side. But when it started to move, I figured that it was actually just in a molt. The naturalist at the visitor's center confirmed this for me. She said the thought it was a King Snake, but looking at pictures when I got home, I think it is probably the very common (though certainly new to me) Northern Water Snake. Not venomous, but capable, apparently, of giving a nasty bite. When it comes to handling herps I will move a turtle out of the roadway along Great Bay Boulevard and that it is it. (Click a photo to enlarge)

36 species
Canada Goose 2
Mallard 2
Great Egret 2
Little Blue Heron 1 Bog behind visitor's ctr
Turkey Vulture 3
Osprey 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Solitary Sandpiper 2
Mourning Dove 1
Belted Kingfisher 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2 Heard
Northern Flicker 1
Blue Jay 2 Heard
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Tree Swallow 5
Carolina Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 3 Heard
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2 Heard
White-breasted Nuthatch 1 Heard
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5
Eastern Bluebird 4 Nesters here
American Robin 4
Brown Thrasher 1 Heard
Common Yellowthroat 1 Heard
Pine Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1 Pine behind visitor's ctr
Chipping Sparrow 4
Field Sparrow 1 Heard parking lot
White-throated Sparrow 1 Heard
Song Sparrow 2
Swamp Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 5 Heard
Northern Cardinal 4
Red-winged Blackbird 5
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 2

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Brig 4/22--American Golden-Plover, Whimbrel, Least Sandpiper, Short-billed Dowitcher

American Golden-Plover (digiscope detail)
Earlier in the week I thought today might be a good day to walk the 8 mile wildlife drive at Brig--relatively cool weather and no bugs at this time of year. The weather was supposed to be ideal. The weather was anything but...rain showers, cold, windy. So, I drove, my rationale being that I wasn't going to get a walk in anyway, I might as well see if could find some new birds for the year.

I knew there was one rarity being reported there, but I didn't have a lot of confidence in finding it. It was the easier shorebirds I was looking for and I found the first couple right away--a small number of Least Sandpipers in the channel off the the south dike, and fair number of Short-billed Dowitchers that were mixing in with the numerous Dunlins all around the refuge.

Short-billed Dowitcher with Dunlins
Along the way I studied each Black-bellied Plover I found fairly carefully instead of just blowing by them. By the time I was past the dogleg I had a good search image of what not to look for in case I came across the American Golden-Plover that has been there for a few days. When I saw a line of cars up ahead (look for the birders, not the bird) I knew I had a chance. I met a birder I knew who said we were at the area where it had recently been seen. I didn't want to hear "recently." But then he spotted it again and I didn't even need my scope to clearly see the difference of this plover from all the black-bellies--a very prominent supercilium and a dark cap. If the light hadn't been so overcast I'd probably be able to see the gold flecks in the feather but the first two field marks were enough for me. I was even able to get decent digiscope photos. American Golden-Plover is always a rarity in NJ, but we usually see them in during fall migration (late August/early September) when they're on the sod farms in central part of the state. A northward migrating bird in spring is extremely rare. I think I missed this species altogether last year, so it's great to get it on the list so early this year and not have to worry about chasing it (unless one turns up in Ocean County!).

Black-headed Gull
I was about halfway to the observation tower when I spied the continuing Black-headed Gull on the drive. Like last month with Mike, it seems to like to promenade on the road during the rain. I saw a truck coming up behind me in the murk and thought it was a birder I knew so I flagged it down, to show him the bird. It turned out to be a Wildlife Refuge Officer (gun and all) who thought I had something important to say. I told him the gull ahead was a rarity and he was, to put it politely, apathetic. The bird flew into Turtle Cove, where I got better pictures of it, then flew back toward the guy I thought I was stopping. When he caught up with me, I asked him if he'd seen the gull--he'd seen it, but didn't realize what it was. Later, on our second trip, he got the bird and was satisfied.

There was one other species I was looking for, but didn't see it on the first circuit. I met some friends at the golden-plover spot and they told me that I had driven past the birds the first time. Not surprising since with the on and off squalls, I was disinclined to get out of the car and set up the scope unless I saw something very interesting. However, on the second trip, know where they were, I and another birder stopped right before the first turn onto the east dike and after searching through the high grass we came upon a flock of Whimbrels. So that made four year birds. "The best birding is in bad weather," so they say.

I was hanging around the picnic area after my second trip, looking for any stray warblers or woodpeckers to add to the list, when one of the guys came up and said he'd added a bird to his Brig list, something he'd never seen there before--a Piping Plover. There are only a limited number of place in NJ to find these threatened birds and Brig is certainly not on the list. "Oh man, don't make me go around again," I whined. But he told me right where they'd seen it (I had pass by that spot and found oystercatchers) and, since it is really the only sandy beach in the whole refuge, it seemed a good spot for a Piper if one was going to be there. Off I went in search. I didn't find it. It probably just touched down, realized this wasn't the ideal spot to be and moved on. I did, however, take the opportunity to make at least one very good photo of Shari's favorite species, American Oystercatcher.
American Oystercatcher
I also, on the third time around, found a single Boat-tailed Grackle, which brought my total list up to an even 60. Considering that I didn't even feel like going out into the miserable weather this morning, I'm glad the phrase "use your car as a blind" surfaced to the top of my brain.
Snow Goose 8 One blue morph
Brant 275
Canada Goose 20
Mute Swan 2 Gull Pond
American Black Duck 13
Mallard 12
Blue-winged Teal 3 Past dogleg
Northern Shoveler 11
Green-winged Teal 5
Bufflehead 3 one hen from south dike, two at exit pond
Red-breasted Merganser 4
Double-crested Cormorant 25
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 15
Snowy Egret 10
Glossy Ibis 1
Osprey 10
Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Oystercatcher 7 Turtle Cove
Black-bellied Plover 22
American Golden-Plover 1
Whimbrel 8
Dunlin 340 Probably a low count
Least Sandpiper 6 South dike
Pectoral Sandpiper 2
Short-billed Dowitcher 23 Associating with Dunlin
Greater Yellowlegs 11
Willet 12
Lesser Yellowlegs 2
Black-headed Gull 1
Laughing Gull 1
Ring-billed Gull 1
Herring Gull 50
Great Black-backed Gull 4
Forster's Tern 30
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 Heard
Peregrine Falcon 1
American Crow 3
Fish Crow 4
Tree Swallow 10
Barn Swallow 10
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2 Heard
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2 Parking lot
Carolina Wren 1 Heard
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2 Parking lot
American Robin 5
European Starling 1
Common Yellowthroat 4 Heard
Seaside Sparrow 5
Chipping Sparrow 4
White-throated Sparrow 3
Savannah Sparrow 1 Upland section
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 4 Heard
Northern Cardinal 5
Red-winged Blackbird 30
Boat-tailed Grackle 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
American Goldfinch 2 Heard 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Great Bay Blvd 4/20--Seaside Sparrow

American Oystercatchers at low tide
Low tide and the morning finally coincided down on Great Bay Blvd, so I hied myself down there to see what was on the mud flats.

The new bird for the year I heard at the new bulkhead at the north end of the road--two Seaside Sparrows singing their little buzzy song. They were so loud I felt like I was right on top of them, but I could find them; I heard another down at the inlet--still couldn't find it. Aggravating. I tried to make an audio recording of them but it was marred by the wind, which didn't seem like much but sounded like a hurricane on the recording.

The only shorebirds were Willets (new for the county), a dozen yellowlegs scattered about, and the easy to photograph oystercatchers at the inlet. Both egrets, one Tricolored Heron, and a few Glossy Ibis at Holly Lake. And that was really about it. Back to looking for warblers tomorrow.

28 species
Brant 90
Canada Goose 2
American Black Duck 1
Red-breasted Merganser 2 boat launch north of 2nd wooden bridge
Common Loon 1
Double-crested Cormorant 43
Great Blue Heron 2
Great Egret 30
Snowy Egret 22
Tricolored Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Osprey 10 scattered.
American Oystercatcher 2 inlet beach
Greater Yellowlegs 12
Willet 4
Laughing Gull 2
Herring Gull 40
Great Black-backed Gull 15
Forster's Tern 15
Fish Crow 3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 4
Tree Swallow 6 Nesting in pier hole at boat launch and in traffic light cross beam
Barn Swallow 2
European Starling 1
Seaside Sparrow 3 Heard
Song Sparrow 4
Red-winged Blackbird 25
Boat-tailed Grackle 35

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Double Trouble SP 4/18--Spotted Sandpiper

The spillway at Double Trouble
I went over to Double Trouble again because it's close and because not getting the Yellow-throated Warbler was annoying me. The annoyance cleared up as soon as I got out of the car. I immediately heard the warbler's song (yay ear birding) and after giving myself an incipient case of warbler neck staring up into the tall pines, I found the little guy. A beautiful bird and worth the looking. Much too high for pictures.

 I almost decided to turn around and go over to the cranberry bogs in South Toms River, but instead I walked around, hoping to find the waterthrush from yesterday. Didn't find it (though another birder did later that morning) but there was enough around to keep me interested like the two squeaking Wood Ducks at the reservoir and the ever present eagle atop of the power line towers.

At the spillway of the reservoir which pours into Cedar Creek I was thinking that I had seen two species of cool birds there in the past--one was the Louisiana Waterthrush, a bird that is supposed to prefer and fast moving water and the other was Spotted Sandpiper. And as so often happens, the thought precedes the event by only seconds (or perhaps it is vice versa) because just then a Spotted Sandpiper flew from the edge of the dam, stood, bobbing its tail at the far end of the spillway and then flew off. Before it had even landed I knew what it was--one of the few birds I can identify in flight, since its wings do not rise above the horizontal. It looks like a hard way to fly and it is hard to imagine how they migrate such long distances when their wing stroke is so short. I was mildly surprised to find that Spotted Sandpiper is still considered "rare" this time of year. Probably tomorrow it will be in the "likely" category.

White-throated Sparrows were abundant. I don't have a real good feel for when they should be moving out of here, but it seems like they're very comfortable here. Why are they singing if they don't nest here?

I had 26 species and didn't venture out onto the back bogs by Parkway Access Road (which has no access to the parkway).
Northern Cardinal above sawmill
Canada Goose 6
Wood Duck 2
Mallard 1 Stream
Bald Eagle 1
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 3
Eastern Phoebe 1 Heard
Blue Jay 1 Heard
Fish Crow 4
Carolina Chickadee 7
Tufted Titmouse 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2 Heard
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 9
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
American Robin 3
Black-and-white Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 1 Heard behind sawmill
Pine Warbler 2 Heard
Yellow-throated Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 4 with the many WTSP
White-throated Sparrow 21
Eastern Towhee 7
Northern Cardinal 4 Males singing loudly
Red-winged Blackbird 2 Village and bogs behind packing house
American Goldfinch 1

Monday, April 17, 2017

Double Trouble SP 4/17--Blue-headed Vireo

Blue-headed Vireo
I've been a promiscuous birder of late: Friday, I was in Cape May and Cumberland counties, Saturday in Atlantic, yesterday I birded Sandy Hook in Monmouth. Today, I got back to local birding. I had things to do in the morning, but killed an hour and a half at Shelter Cove Park, birding in a light rain. Nothing new, but I enjoyed the ibises the soccer field and the Wilson's Snipe I flushed.

In the afternoon, the weather was clearing up, so I drove over to Double Trouble where, over the weekend, I kept getting reports of Yellow-throated Warbler. I already have the bird on the year list from Belleplain, but for some reason this is a supposedly hard bird to find locally. Especially for me, apparently, because, though three other birders listed it today, before and after I was there, I didn't find it. It is probably because I don't have the patience to search up and down a small area looking for one bird. However, it was relatively busy behind the old sawmill and it was there that I found my FOY Blue-headed Vireo, along with some kinglets, gnatcatchers and Palm Warblers.

I found another along the little stream that comes out of Canoe Pond (the reservoir) but that wasn't why I was walking there. It is along that stream that two years ago Greg found a Louisiana Waterthrush (another toughie for the county) and last year I found one along there too, so I thought I'd try again and damn if the bird didn't pop up suddenly just where it was two years ago! No mistaking the bird for its cousin the Northern Waterthrush. This one was white below (not buff) with a bright white "eyebrow." Bobbed its tail and disappeared before I could even think about taking a picture. It wasn't singing either like the one in Belleplain, so I couldn't relocate it.

The habitat is a little odd for LOWA--the textbooks say they prefer fast running water and this little stream barely moves. Last year I found it up on the dam of the reservoir, where the water certainly moves fast. Another one was reported today down in the Manahawkin WMA and I can't think of any swiftly running water down there either.

I didn't walk out on the bogs, so my list starts with the woodpeckers instead of geese, ducks, herons, or egrets.

24 species (+1 other taxa)
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 Heard
Downy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Blue-headed Vireo 2
American Crow 1
Fish Crow 4
Tree Swallow 1
swallow sp. 4 too far away to get any field marks
Carolina Chickadee 1 Heard
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
American Robin 3
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1 Heard behind sawmill
Palm Warbler 3
Pine Warbler 1 Heard
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 2
Dark-eyed Junco 1
White-throated Sparrow 6
Eastern Towhee 2 Heard
Northern Cardinal 3
American Goldfinch 1

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Sandy Hook 4/16--Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Bank Swallow, House Wren

American Oystercatchers, Spermaceti Cove, Sandy Hook
Somehow this year I hadn't been to Sandy Hook yet, so when Bob told me Scott was running an Easter Sunday trip, I put my Ocean County list in abeyance and joined what I thought was a surprisingly large group. The weather was unseasonably warm, reaching the mid-80's, but with a stiff breeze coming off the water, which was really blowing the raptors around.

I got two new swallows for the year: a few Northern Rough-winged Swallows swooping around the parking lots and one Bank Swallow at the very end of the trip while we saying our goodbyes that I managed to see "naked eye" well enough to i.d. on my own. The only other year bird for the day was a House Wren which we heard singing along the bike path--never got a visual on it.

However, I reported 3 reputed rarities today and held off on another. While we were walking to Spermaceti Cove we heard the "gronk" of a Common Raven and turned around to see the huge black corvid being chased by a couple of crow sp. Later we saw two of them perched up on a utility pole and got good scope views of them. Speculation is that they're nesting somewhere on the Hook.

Along the bike path we saw a couple of Black-capped Chickadees, the Sandy Hook anomaly since the range maps will show you that you're still in Carolina Chickadee territory. Why and how this population stays on the Hook and never ventures forth off it remains a mystery.

Finally, we had a report from another birder that he had found a Tricolored Heron on Spermaceti Cove. We had been there a couple of hours earlier, but as Tricolored is rare for the county we went back down there for lunch. When we arrived another birder was just saying out loud that she had a heron that she didn't know what it was and when she described it, "yellow feet, gray back, white body," I told her that was the Tricolored. Of course, she couldn't tell me where she was seeing it as it flew off, but Bob was able to locate it standing in shallow water and we all got a chance to see it. It brought my Monmouth County life list up to exactly 250 species.

The bird I'm not listing is Anhinga. While I was eating my lunch, I heard Linda saying something about an Anhinga, but I thought she was just fooling around. "No, no, really." so I got up, looked into the blue sky, saw nothing for a while until my random sweeps with the binoculars found a soaring bird very high up, looking to like a flying cross. Bob was on the bird too and was convinced it was an Anhinga, a bird normally in Florida. I've seen lots of Anhingas, as has Bob and of course, Linda, but I couldn't recall ever seeing one fly that high up. Why would I bother scanning the sky for them when in Florida you can find them perched in trees 20 feet away? Scott wasn't sure, Carol wasn't sure, and I wasn't going to list a NJ lifer based on seeing a flying shape among the floaters. Bob's a hawk watcher, he's comfortable identifying specks of birds. I need a more satisfying look for a lifer, even if it is only a state lifer.

The birds added up to 63 species, the biggest group probably being raptors. We got some nice looks at a relatively low-flying Broad-winged Hawk, another bird that drives me nuts at hawk watches when all you see is a swirling kettle of silhouettes. Aside from some Yellow-rumped Warblers and Palm Warblers (the latter I missed), there was a dearth of those songsters, but kinglets, gnatcatchers, and some sparrows still hanging in there made up for their absence.

Brant 100
Canada Goose 7
American Black Duck 3
Surf Scoter 4
Black Scoter 3
Bufflehead 10
Red-breasted Merganser 10
Horned Grebe 2
Double-crested Cormorant 17
Great Blue Heron 3
Great Egret 11
Snowy Egret 1
Tricolored Heron 1
Black-crowned Night-Heron 3
Black Vulture 1
Turkey Vulture 16
Osprey 4
Northern Harrier 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2
Cooper's Hawk 2
Bald Eagle 1
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 3
American Oystercatcher 10 Spermaceti Cove
Killdeer 2
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Laughing Gull 2
Herring Gull 200
Great Black-backed Gull 2
Mourning Dove 4
Belted Kingfisher 1 Horseshoe Cove
Northern Flicker 1
American Kestrel 1
Merlin 3
American Crow 1
Fish Crow 1
Common Raven 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 4
Tree Swallow 1
Bank Swallow 1
Barn Swallow 1
Black-capped Chickadee 2
House Wren 1 Heard
Carolina Wren 1 Heard
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
American Robin 5
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 3
Chipping Sparrow 1 Heard
Field Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 1 Heard
Savannah Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 4 Heard
Northern Cardinal 2 Heard
Red-winged Blackbird 15
Common Grackle 5
Boat-tailed Grackle 10
Brown-headed Cowbird 1 Heard
House Finch 2 Heard
American Goldfinch 1 Heard

Friday, April 14, 2017

Cape May & Cumberland Counties 4/14--Yellow-Crowned Night-Heron, Pileated Woodpecker, Marsh Wren, Ovenbird, Louisiana Waterthrush, Yellow-throated Warbler

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Ocean City Welcome Center
Mike & I birded the spring hot spots of south Jersey today--Belleplain State Forest, Heislerville WMA, and heron rookery at the Ocean City Welcome Center. We left early o we could get down to Belleplain for the warblers and as soon as we pulled into the parking lot we heard our FOY Ovenbird. A good start we figured, but, unlike last year when we heard, oh I would say a couple of hundred all over the forest, we only heard one other. That's probably because this trip was about a week earlier than last year's.

However, it wasn't a bust by any means. At the little dam where there are often Prothonotary Warblers we found a very vocal Louisiana Waterthrush, always a thrill to see and much harder to find than the Northern Waterthrush, for which it is a bit too early. While we turning around on the path we heard what we thought had to be a Northern Flicker, but it didn't sound quite right. Instead, as another birder coming up the trail told us, it was a Pileated Woodpecker that we heard (and that Mike briefly saw flying away), a rarity in south Jersey. We had heard its flight call which is much different than its "song" which inspired the creation of Woody Woodpecker. We spent a couple of hours birding various trails and spots we know, coming up with a decent number of species, but it was as we were driving out that we both heard our last warbler of the day, a Yellow-throated Warbler. Getting out of the car we searched around as it sounded very near and were finally able to get excellent views of the warbler high up in a bare tree. I was also able to make recordings of its song, as I did with the waterthrush, which was fun and compensated for not being able to get any pictures of either of those great-looking birds.

Then it was on up into Cumberland County and the Heislerville WMA impoundments which were full to the brim so not a shorebird was to be found. Instead, we picked up a number of lingering ducks, including a couple of large rafts of Ruddy Ducks, still hanging in there, and admired the rookery where Double-crested Cormorants and Great Egrets nest side by side like a jumble of black & white chess pieces. It was while riding on the dikes that we heard our FOY Marsh Wren in the phragmites.

We made a stop at East Point Lighthouse where we found a couple of Willets (of the eastern subspecies) and a couple of American Oystercatchers. There were a couple of Forster's Terns, but no gulls, common or interesting, which was surprising.

On our way back north we made a stop at the Ocean City Welcome Center on the bridge over the bay. The heron rookery was very active. This is the best place in New Jersey to get close looks and at a lot of Yellow-crowned Night-Herons--my count of 20 was flagged by eBird but 20 was erring on the low side. They were every where you looked and while they weren't sitting on nests yet, they were interacting with each other. I suspect it was males staking out territory--"this is my branch."

So I came home with 6 new year birds and a couple of them are "hard" birds, like the waterthrush and woodpecker. For the two counties we had well over 70 species. The two county day lists follow:

Cape May
Species            Location
Brant   Ocean City Welcome Center
Wild Turkey   Stipson Island Rd.
Double-crested Cormorant   Ocean City Welcome Center
Great Egret   Ocean City Welcome Center
Black-crowned Night-Heron   Ocean City Welcome Center
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron   Ocean City Welcome Center
Black Vulture   Belleplain State Forest
Turkey Vulture   Belleplain State Forest
Osprey   Ocean City Welcome Center
Cooper's Hawk   Belleplain State Forest
Bald Eagle   Belleplain State Forest
American Oystercatcher   Ocean City Welcome Center
Laughing Gull   Belleplain State Forest
Herring Gull   Ocean City Welcome Center
Mourning Dove   Belleplain State Forest
Red-bellied Woodpecker   Belleplain State Forest
Downy Woodpecker   Belleplain State Forest
Northern Flicker   Belleplain State Forest
Pileated Woodpecker   Belleplain State Forest
Eastern Phoebe   Belleplain State Forest
White-eyed Vireo   Belleplain State Forest
American Crow   Belleplain State Forest
Fish Crow   Ocean City Welcome Center
Tree Swallow   Belleplain State Forest
Carolina Chickadee   Belleplain State Forest
Tufted Titmouse   Belleplain State Forest
Carolina Wren   Belleplain State Forest
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher   Belleplain State Forest
Eastern Bluebird   Belleplain State Forest
Hermit Thrush   Belleplain State Forest
American Robin   Belleplain State Forest
Northern Mockingbird   Belleplain State Forest
European Starling   Belleplain State Forest
Ovenbird   Belleplain State Forest
Louisiana Waterthrush   Belleplain State Forest
Black-and-white Warbler   Belleplain State Forest
Palm Warbler   Belleplain State Forest
Pine Warbler   Belleplain State Forest
Yellow-rumped Warbler   Belleplain State Forest
Yellow-throated Warbler   Belleplain State Forest
Chipping Sparrow   Belleplain State Forest
White-throated Sparrow   Belleplain State Forest
Northern Cardinal   Belleplain State Forest
Brown-headed Cowbird   Belleplain State Forest
American Goldfinch   Belleplain State Forest
House Sparrow   Belleplain State Forest
Species             Location
Canada Goose   Heislerville WMA
Mute Swan   Heislerville WMA
Gadwall   Heislerville WMA
American Black Duck   Heislerville WMA
Northern Shoveler   Heislerville WMA
Northern Pintail   Heislerville WMA
Red-breasted Merganser   Heislerville WMA
Ruddy Duck   Heislerville WMA
Common Loon   East Point Lighthouse
Double-crested Cormorant   Heislerville WMA
Great Egret   Heislerville WMA
Snowy Egret   Heislerville WMA
Osprey   Heislerville WMA
Bald Eagle   Heislerville WMA
American Oystercatcher   East Point Lighthouse
Willet   East Point Lighthouse
Laughing Gull   East Point Lighthouse
Herring Gull   Heislerville WMA
Great Black-backed Gull   Heislerville WMA
Forster's Tern   Heislerville WMA
Mourning Dove   East Point Lighthouse
Northern Flicker   East Point Lighthouse
Fish Crow   Heislerville WMA
Barn Swallow   East Point Lighthouse
Carolina Chickadee   Heislerville WMA
Marsh Wren   Heislerville WMA
American Robin   Heislerville WMA
European Starling   East Point Lighthouse
Song Sparrow   East Point Lighthouse
Red-winged Blackbird   Heislerville WMA
Common Grackle   Heislerville WMA
Boat-tailed Grackle   East Point Lighthouse