May 13 – 19, 2024

This last week I missed a few days due to a family reunion so only a few days were covered with some help from other birders.  I was around however for the best day of the year at Kleinstuck which was on Monday May 13.  There was a strong push of birds Sunday night and…

Black-capped Chickadee Collecting nesting material

May 6 – 12, 2024

I added 6 new species this last week putting me at 114 species for the season.  The six new species were Bay-breasted, Cape-May and Wilson’s Warblers, plus Eastern Kingbird, Red-eyed Vireo and Eastern Wood-Pewee.  It was a decent week weather wise and even though I didn’t add as many new species the numbers of certain…

April 29 – May 5, 2024

A wonderful week of birding adding 26 new species (highlighted in red) for the year putting us at 108 species now. On Monday the 29th there was a good fall out of birds with numerous warblers being heard for the first time and a Black-billed Cuckoo which is pretty early for this species. Although it…

Pheucticus ludovicianus

April 22 – April 28, 2024

A good week with 13 new species (Baltimore Oriole, Barn Swallow, Black-throated Green Warbler, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Chimney Swift, Gray Catbird, Great-crested Flycatcher, Green Heron, Least Flycatcher, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Ovenbird, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, and Wood Thrush) which now brings our total to 82 species for the season. So, the week did start out a little slow but…

White-throated Sparrow

April 15 – April 21, 2024

It was a very interesting week adding eight new species to bring the total to 69 now.  The new species were Belted Kingfisher, Blue-headed Vireo, Blue-winged Teal, Broad-winged Hawk, Cedar Waxwing, Chipping Sparrow, Nashville Warbler and Northern Waterthrush.  The Blue-winged Teal are a pair and might be checking this place out for a nesting location. …