Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Covering some new ground
looking for birds.

This morning six of us went west on Route 6 to the small village of Rexford just east of Gaines where one of our Tiadaghton Audubon Society members lives on the banks of Pine Creek. She led us on a merry little car tour southeast over the mountain and through the woods all the way to the west rim of the Pine Creek Gorge at Colton Point State Park. Our quest to find birds had us stopping on the road numerous times. Sometimes we were in front of private lands and cabins while at other times, we were in wither parts of Tioga State Forest or Colton Point State Park.

Our goal was to locate the allegedly abundant Blue-headed Vireo and we finally succeeded. (Its call was heard many more times than we were able to actually see the little bird.) Along the way we also saw 37 other species according to my list. A couple of the warblers (the Black-and-white and Blackburnian) put on a nice little snow for us but several species were more easily heard than seen as the leaves of the trees are mostly out now and provide excellent hiding spots for the small birds.

Rexford to Colton Pt, Tioga, US-PA
May 9, 2012 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
6.0 mile(s)
Comments: From the Rexford Bridge over Pine Creek we took Painter Run Road to Painter-Leetonia Rd then on to Deadman Hollow Road to Colton Point.
The weather was cool (55 degrees) and overcast. No breeze at all.
38 species

Common Merganser X
Wild Turkey X
Turkey Vulture X
Osprey X
Mourning Dove X
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker X
Northern Flicker X
Least Flycatcher X
Eastern Phoebe X
Blue-headed Vireo X
Red-eyed Vireo X
Blue Jay X
American Crow X
Common Raven X
Black-capped Chickadee X
Tufted Titmouse X
Hermit Thrush X
Wood Thrush X
American Robin X
Gray Catbird X
Ovenbird X
Black-and-white Warbler X
Common Yellowthroat X
Blackburnian Warbler X
Yellow Warbler X
Chestnut-sided Warbler X
Black-throated Blue Warbler X
Black-throated Green Warbler X
Eastern Towhee X
Chipping Sparrow X
Field Sparrow X
Song Sparrow X
Dark-eyed Junco X
Northern Cardinal X
Rose-breasted Grosbeak X
Red-winged Blackbird X
Common Grackle X
Baltimore Oriole X

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (

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