Thursday, April 26, 2012

MAS Field Trip Results!

Pheasant Branch Yellow-rumped Warbler

The Madison Audubon field trip at Pheasant Branch Conservancy this morning found 51 bird species along the creek corridor and ponds. New this spring for me was a beautiful Black-throated Green Warbler singing near the "V" east of Park Street and a Warbling Vireo just west of Parmenter Street. We also had a few Yellow-rumped Warblers, Nashville Warbler, and Palm Warbler. At the first confluence pond we found several Spotted Sandpipers, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Barn Swallow, and Tree Swallows, Green Heron, Great Blue Heron, Belted Kingfisher, and an American Kestrel. We split into two groups; some wanted to go further west to find the Sora I previously reported while others wanted to return to the creek corridor for songbirds. On the way back from the ponds I found a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher and a very skittish Winter Wren. Other birds included Ruby-crowned Kinglets, White-throated Sparrows, Chipping Sparrow, Purple Finch, Pine Siskin, Wood Ducks, Tufted Titmouse, and adorable Great Horned Olwets. A great time was had by all participants!

Pheasant Branch, Dane, US-WI
Apr 26, 2012 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
52 species

Canada Goose 
Wood Duck 
Blue-winged Teal 
Pied-billed Grebe 
Great Blue Heron 
Green Heron 
Red-tailed Hawk 
American Kestrel 
American Coot 
Spotted Sandpiper 
Mourning Dove 
Great Horned Owl 
Belted Kingfisher 
Red-bellied Woodpecker 
Downy Woodpecker 
Hairy Woodpecker 
Northern Flicker 
Eastern Phoebe
Warbling Verio
Blue Jay 
American Crow 
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 
Tree Swallow 
Barn Swallow 
Black-capped Chickadee 
Tufted Titmouse 
White-breasted Nuthatch 
House Wren 
Winter Wren 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 
American Robin 
European Starling 
Nashville Warbler 
Palm Warbler 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 
Black-throated Green Warbler 
Chipping Sparrow 
Song Sparrow 
White-throated Sparrow 
Northern Cardinal 
Red-winged Blackbird 
Eastern Meadowlark 
Common Grackle 
Brown-headed Cowbird
Purple Finch 
House Finch 
Pine Siskin 
American Goldfinch 
House Sparrow  

Yellow-rumped Warbler © 2012 Mike McDowell

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