Friday, April 30, 2010

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

April bird count

Hello Friends,

Birds are slowly trickling into Magee Marsh right now. The boardwalk was a little slow, but the usual early migrants (Yellow-rumped warbler, hermit thrush, blue-gray gnatcatcher, ruby-crowned kinglet, pine warbler) were seen. The most numerous waterfowl species was blue-winged teal, with rafts of ruddy ducks seen off of the beach. Thanks to Shane Roberts for helping us with the count! Here is our species list.

Mallard
Blue-winged teal
Green-winged teal
Gadwall
Wood duck
Northern pintail
Pied-billed grebe
Ruddy duck
Lesser scaup
Hooded merganser
Ring-necked duck
Canada goose
Trumpeter swan
American coot
Great egret
Great blue heron
Double-crested cormorant
Herring gull
Bonaparte’s gull
Common tern
Greater yellowlegs
Lesser yellowlegs
Pectoral sandpiper
Killdeer
Wilson’s snipe
Bald eagle
Red-tailed hawk
Barn swallow
Tree swallow
Purple martin
Downy woodpecker
Red-bellied woodpecker
Northern flicker
Northern cardinal
American robin
Hermit thrush
House wren
Winter wren
Mourning dove
Rock pigeon
Golden-crowned kinglet
Ruby-crowned kinglet
Yellow-rumped warbler
Pine warbler
Blue-gray gnatcatcher
Eastern phoebe
Chipping sparrow
Song sparrow
Swamp sparrow
White-throated sparrow
House sparrow
Eastern towhee
Brown thrasher
European starling
Common grackle
Red-winged blackbird
Rusty blackbird
Brown-headed cowbird
American goldfinch
House finch

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

March Magee Birds

Things are coming alive in the marsh and this morning was a great time to be out!
Thanks to Shane Roberts for helping out..........we saw the following birds today at Magee Marsh.

Canada Goose
Trumpeter Swan
Tundra Swan
Wood Duck
Gadwall
Mallard
N. Shoveler
N. Pintail
Redhead
Ring-necked
Hooded Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Pied-billed grebe
Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Sharp-shinned hawk
Red-tailed hawk
Sandhill Crane
Killdeer
Am. Woodcock
Herring Gull
Ring billed Gull
Mourning Dove
Great Horned Owl
Red-bellied Woodpecker
N. Flicker
Downy Woodpecker
Am. Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
N. Shrike
EAstern Bluebird
Am Robin
N. Mockingbird
E. Starling
E. Towhee
Am Tree Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
N. Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird
Common Grackle
House Finch
Blue Jay
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

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Friday, February 19, 2010

February Bird Count

Though not many birds were sighted, it was a great day to be outside in the bright sunshine!! Many others had been out on the trails before me though as evidenced by the many footprints!! The brightest bird I say today was a goldfinch that had a lot of yellow on him and was sitting in the sun! Next bird count is: March 16. Come join us.

Canada Goose
Bald Eagle
N. Harrier
Coopers Hawk
Downy Woodpecker
Black-capped Chickdee
White-breasted nuthatch
Red-breasted nuthatch
Brown Creeper
American Robin
American Tree Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Dark-eyed Junco
Blue Jay
Crow
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Magee Marsh Monthly Bird count JAn. 20

Monthly count for Magee done this morning with cold NE winds blowing. The usual suspects were sighted.
The marsh is frozen, but there is some open water on the lake. Next bird count will be Feb. 16 if anyone would like to join us.

Canada Goose
Tundra Swan
Ring billed gull
Redhead
Lesser Scaup
Common Goldeneye
Red-breasted Merganser
Common Merganser
Bald Eagle
Red-tailed hawk
Mourning Dove
Downy Woodpecker
Black-capped chickadee
Blue Jay
Red-breasted nuthatch
White-breasted nuthatch
Winter Wren
Brown Creeper
American Robin
Am Tree Sparrow
N. Cardinal
House Finch
Am Goldfinch
House Sparrow


Happy Birding!

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