Saturday, April 14, 2012

Saturday's Bird Walk at Hills Creek SP
April 14, 2012

There was another bird walk this morning at Hills Creek State Park. An unusually large group was in attendance, too. In addition to the regular members of the Tiadaghton Audubon Society, there was a guy who shows up every year on opening day of the fishing season (his buddies at their camp go fishing while he goes birding), a fellow from Pittsburgh area who was staying at the park's cabins, and a woman from the area who just happened to want to take a walk and learn about the park and birds. In total, we had 12 people. We didn't do badly with the birds, either. Even though a change in our usual path kept us away from the Blue Bird nesting grounds and put us into a rather dense pine/hemlock grove with few birds, and despite the warblers/summer birds still laying up to our south, we still came up with just over 30 species. Here's my list for the day: Hills Creek SP, Tioga, US-PA Apr 14, 2012 7:45 AM - 10:00 AM Protocol: Traveling 2.0 mile(s) Comments: Cool, crisp, clear morning with virtually no wind. 31 species Canada Goose X Wood Duck X Mallard X Ring-necked Duck X Bufflehead X Common Merganser X Common Loon X Pied-billed Grebe X Horned Grebe X Double-crested Cormorant X Great Blue Heron X Bald Eagle X Killdeer X Bonaparte's Gull X Yellow-bellied Sapsucker X Northern Flicker X Eastern Phoebe X Blue Jay X American Crow X Tree Swallow X Black-capped Chickadee X White-breasted Nuthatch X American Robin X European Starling X Yellow-rumped Warbler X Chipping Sparrow X Song Sparrow X Dark-eyed Junco X Northern Cardinal X Red-winged Blackbird X Common Grackle X This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (

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