Thursday, September 11, 2014

Field Trip Results!

Black-throated Blue Warbler (female)

Around twenty birders joined me at Pheasant Branch Conservancy this morning for a Madison Audubon warbler walk along the creek corridor. The highlight was finding another female Black-throated Blue Warbler east of Park Street between the first two bridges. So far there have been no males, but I suspect there will be one or two in the next week. A total of 14 warbler species were found today, plus another birder found an Ovenbird and Blackpoll Warbler after I left to go to work. It's very difficult to hit twenty warbler species days during fall migration. There are several warblers we typically do not see this time of year because their range only extends into the southern regions of Wisconsin and they've already left the state by the end of August. Still, you never know what might show up during migration, so you always have to be prepared for the unexpected!

Pheasant Branch, Dane, US-WI
Sep 11, 2014 6:55 AM - 9:15 AM
40 species

Canada Goose
Ring-billed Gull
Mourning Dove
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Cedar Waxwing
Northern Waterthrush
Golden-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Magnolia Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
House Finch
American Goldfinch

Black-throated Blue Warbler © 2014 Mike McDowell

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