Sunday, May 24, 2015

Ohio 5/14-5/21 Links & Trip List

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We spent a week in Ohio, mostly around the Magee Marsh area with forays into Sandusky and Erie Counties. We found 150 species, smashing our record from two years ago and we did it without finding one pigeon! That seems almost impossible, especially since we spent a late afternoon/evening in Toledo. We added 30 species to the year list.

Magee Marsh is on the southern shore of Lake Erie and is the last stop for migrating birds who are reluctant to cross the lake to their breeding grounds in Canada. So they plunge down into the marsh, build up their food reserves (and perhaps courage) and while doing so, put on a show for the birders who flock with them to the boardwalk. The Biggest Week in American Birding Festival takes place during migration and the boardwalk is jammed. The day after the festival ends, the boardwalk is comparatively empty, yet the birds don't know the festival is over.

Maumee Bay SP 5/14--Cliff Swallow

Oak Openings 5/15--Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Red-headed Woodpecker, Swainson's Thrush, Blue-winged, Nashville, Mourning, Chestnut-sided, Blackpoll, & Wilson's Warblers, Lark Sparrow, HENSLOW'S SPARROW, Scarlet Tanager

Magee Marsh Boardwalk 5/15--Cape May, Bay-breasted, & Blackburnian Warblers

Sandusky County 5/16--Alder Flycatcher, Willow Flycatcher, Bobolink

Ottawa NWR Estuary Trail 5/16--Common Nighthawk, Gray-cheeked Thrush

Erie County 5/17--Least Flycatcher, Bank Swallow, Northern Waterthrush, Tennessee Warbler, Connecticut Warbler

Ottawa NWR Auto Tour 5/17--Common Gallinule, Sandhill Crane

Metzger Marsh 5/18--Eurasian Collared-Dove-like bird

Maumee Bay SP Boardwalk 5/20-- Virginia Rail

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The list: ALL CAPS=Life Bird; Bold Italics=Year Bird; Underline=Rare Bird
Species            First Sighting
Canada Goose     Oak Openings
Mute Swan     Pipe Creek
Trumpeter Swan     Arnold Marsh
Wood Duck     Oak Openings
Gadwall     Pipe Creek
American Wigeon     Pipe Creek
Mallard     McClure's Marsh
Blue-winged Teal     Pipe Creek
Northern Shoveler     Pickerel Creek Wildlife Area
Green-winged Teal     Metzger Marsh Wildlife Area
Redhead     Pickerel Creek Wildlife Area
Ruddy Duck     Pipe Creek
Common Loon     Metzger Marsh Wildlife Area
Pied-billed Grebe     Ottawa NWR Auto Tour
Double-crested Cormorant     McClure's Marsh
American White Pelican     Metzger Marsh Wildlife Area
Great Blue Heron     McClure's Marsh
Great Egret     Christy Farm
Green Heron     Magee Marsh
Black-crowned Night-Heron     Arnold Marsh
Glossy Ibis     Pickerel Creek Wildlife Area
Turkey Vulture     Oak Openings
Northern Harrier     McClure's Marsh
Cooper's Hawk     Pipe Creek
Bald Eagle     McClure's Marsh
Red-tailed Hawk     Oak Openings
Virginia Rail     Maumee Bay SP Boardwalk
Common Gallinule     Ottawa NWR Auto Tour
American Coot     Pipe Creek
Sandhill Crane     Ottawa NWR Auto Tour
Black-bellied Plover     Metzger Marsh Wildlife Area
Semipalmated Plover     Pearson Metropark
Killdeer     Magee Marsh Boardwalk
Spotted Sandpiper     Pipe Creek
Solitary Sandpiper     Pipe Creek
Greater Yellowlegs     Ottawa NWR--Boss Unit
Lesser Yellowlegs     Pickerel Creek Wildlife Area
Ruddy Turnstone     Ottawa NWR Estuary Trail
Dunlin     McClure's Marsh
Least Sandpiper     Pearson Metropark
Short-billed Dowitcher     Metzger Marsh Wildlife Area
American Woodcock     Magee Marsh Boardwalk
Ring-billed Gull     Ottawa NWR Estuary Trail
Herring Gull     Ottawa NWR Estuary Trail
Caspian Tern     McClure's Marsh
Common Tern     Ottawa NWR Estuary Trail
Eurasian Collared-Dove     Metzger Marsh Wildlife Area
Mourning Dove     Oak Openings
Yellow-billed Cuckoo     Oak Openings
Eastern Screech-Owl     Magee Marsh Boardwalk
Great Horned Owl     Secor Metropark
Common Nighthawk     Ottawa NWR Estuary Trail
Chimney Swift     Pickerel Creek Wildlife Area
Ruby-throated Hummingbird     Oak Openings
Red-headed Woodpecker     Oak Openings
Red-bellied Woodpecker     Oak Openings
Downy Woodpecker     Oak Openings
Hairy Woodpecker     Christy Farm
Northern Flicker     Oak Openings
Pileated Woodpecker     Irwin Prairie
American Kestrel     Jerusalem Rd
Merlin     Magee Marsh Boardwalk
Peregrine Falcon     Pickerel Creek Wildlife Area
Eastern Wood-Pewee     Oak Openings
Alder Flycatcher     McClure's Marsh
Willow Flycatcher     Christy Farm
Least Flycatcher     Pipe Creek
Eastern Phoebe     Oak Openings
Great Crested Flycatcher     Oak Openings
Eastern Kingbird     Oak Openings
White-eyed Vireo     Oak Openings
Yellow-throated Vireo     Oak Openings
Blue-headed Vireo     Pearson Metropark
Warbling Vireo     Oak Openings
Red-eyed Vireo     Oak Openings
Blue Jay     Oak Openings
American Crow     Oak Openings
Horned Lark     McClure's Marsh
Northern Rough-winged Swallow     Pipe Creek
Purple Martin     McClure's Marsh
Tree Swallow     Oak Openings
Bank Swallow     Pipe Creek
Barn Swallow     Oak Openings
Cliff Swallow     Maumee Bay SP
Black-capped Chickadee     Oak Openings
Tufted Titmouse     Oak Openings
White-breasted Nuthatch     Oak Openings
House Wren     Oak Openings
Marsh Wren     McClure's Marsh
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher     Oak Openings
Eastern Bluebird     Oak Openings
Veery     Oak Openings
Gray-cheeked Thrush     Ottawa NWR Estuary Trail
Swainson's Thrush     Oak Openings
Wood Thrush     Christy Farm
American Robin     Oak Openings
Gray Catbird     Oak Openings
Brown Thrasher     Oak Openings
Northern Mockingbird     Pipe Creek
European Starling     Oak Openings
Cedar Waxwing     Pipe Creek
Ovenbird     Oak Openings
Northern Waterthrush     Pipe Creek
Blue-winged Warbler     Oak Openings
Black-and-white Warbler     Oak Openings
Prothonotary Warbler     Magee Marsh Boardwalk
Tennessee Warbler     Sheldon Marsh
Nashville Warbler     Oak Openings
Connecticut Warbler     Sheldon Marsh
Mourning Warbler     Oak Openings
Common Yellowthroat     Oak Openings
Hooded Warbler     Secor Metropark
American Redstart     Oak Openings
Cape May Warbler     Magee Marsh Boardwalk
Northern Parula     Magee Marsh Boardwalk
Magnolia Warbler     Oak Openings
Bay-breasted Warbler     Magee Marsh Boardwalk
Blackburnian Warbler     Magee Marsh Boardwalk
Yellow Warbler     Oak Openings
Chestnut-sided Warbler     Oak Openings
Blackpoll Warbler     Oak Openings
Black-throated Blue Warbler     Magee Marsh Boardwalk
Yellow-rumped Warbler     Oak Openings
Black-throated Green Warbler     Magee Marsh Boardwalk
Canada Warbler     Oak Openings
Wilson's Warbler     Oak Openings
Eastern Towhee     Oak Openings
Chipping Sparrow     Oak Openings
Field Sparrow     Oak Openings
Lark Sparrow     Oak Openings
Savannah Sparrow     Christy Farm
Grasshopper Sparrow     Oak Openings
HENSLOW'S SPARROW     Oak Openings
Song Sparrow     Oak Openings
White-crowned Sparrow     Oak Openings
Scarlet Tanager     Oak Openings
Northern Cardinal     Oak Openings
Rose-breasted Grosbeak     Sheldon Marsh
Indigo Bunting     Oak Openings
Bobolink     Harder grasslands
Red-winged Blackbird     Oak Openings
Eastern Meadowlark     Oak Openings
Common Grackle     Oak Openings
Brown-headed Cowbird     Oak Openings
Orchard Oriole     Maumee Bay SP Boardwalk
Baltimore Oriole     Oak Openings
House Finch     Oak Openings
Pine Siskin     Oak Openings
American Goldfinch     Oak Openings
House Sparrow     McClure's Marsh

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