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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

UArk Continuing Ed group at Lake Leatherwood

Monday May 5

A group of about eight folks from the University of Arkansas Continuing Education Program came to Lake Leatherwood for some birding. There were also two video guys who were producing a promotional video. They got some good looks at Pileated Woodpecker, Prairie Warbler, Red-winged Blackbirds, and numerous others. Best bird of the day was Mourning Warbler, but not everyone saw it since it was doing its typical skulking in the undergrowth behavior.

Here's a list of all the birds I saw that morning plus some species seen the next day by Jason Luscier , an herpetologist from the U as well.

Great Blue Heron
Green Heron
Canada Goose
Blue-winged Teal
Turkey Vulture
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Mourning Dove
Eastern Screech-Owl
Chimney Swift
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Cedar Waxwing
Carolina Wren
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
American Goldfinch
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Louisiana Waterthrush
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Summer Tanager
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole

-------- STATISTICS --------
Species seen - 58

This is pretty typical for this time of year. A little more looking, especially in the bottomland hardwoods along the creek, would probably add 5-10 more species.


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