Saturday, May 09, 2015

Birding on May 9th, 2015

A decent morning birding with the  Tiadaghton Audubon Society at Hills Creek State Park and then a pretty nice picnic afterward. In between, I did a short walk of my own over on Pine Creek at Darling Run that yielded a few additional species including a First of the Year Baltimore Oriole.(Of course one also showed up at the picnic a few hours later so everybody got to see it.)

I tend to simply list species without trying to come up with a number of individuals. I know it's less helpful for scientific purposes but how can you be sure it's not the same bird fluttering ahead of you along the trail? Or, if you walk back the same way that you came, that it's not a different bird singing in the bushes? Besides, I keep the species list for my own curiosity.

Anyway, here's the list(s) I came up with today.

Hills Creek SP, Tioga, US-PA
May 9, 2015 7:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
36 species

Canada Goose
Great Blue Heron 
Turkey Vulture 
Bald Eagle 
Spotted Sandpiper 
Ring-billed Gull 
Pileated Woodpecker 
Eastern Phoebe 
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo 
Blue Jay 
American Crow 
Fish Crow   [FOY]
Tree Swallow 
Barn Swallow 
Black-capped Chickadee 
Tufted Titmouse 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 
White-breasted Nuthatch 
Eastern Bluebird 
Wood Thrush 
American Robin 
Gray Catbird 
Common Yellowthroat 
Yellow Warbler 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 

[FOY] Yellow-rumped Warbler 
Black-throated Green Warbler 
Eastern Towhee 
Chipping Sparrow 
Dark-eyed Junco 
Northern Cardinal 
Red-winged Blackbird
American Goldfinch 

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Pine Creek/Darling Run, Tioga, US-PA
May 9, 2015 10:50 AM - 11:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
17 species
[This list contains numbers because 1-it was an easy one to compile, and 2-it was submitted for the Migratory Bird Count,]

Canada Goose  14
Common Merganser  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-eyed Vireo  2
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  3
Tree Swallow  2
American Robin  3
Gray Catbird  2
Ovenbird  1
Common Yellowthroat  3
Black-throated Green Warbler  2
Chipping Sparrow  4
Song Sparrow  6
Red-winged Blackbird  2
Common Grackle  1
Baltimore Oriole  1 [FOY]

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This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (

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