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Winged Wednesday XVIII: Busy Birders — Survey Tallies 75 Species

May 12, 2010 By Scott Richardson Filed under Article Tags: birdsfaunawinged wednesdayyork county audubon

It's a 20-year tradition: In each season of every year since 1989, birders from the York County Audubon Society have scoured the forests and fields, marshes and beach of the Wells Reserve, intent on counting all the birds they can see or hear in 3 hours. Teams spread out to cover four routes, never knowing what they'll encounter.

Wild Turkey displayingAt yesterday's post-survey compilation, it was clear that the Muskie and Pilger trails were the hot spot. That's where most of the 127 warblers of 15 species were found.

Survey coordinator Joanne Stevens and data handler Nancy McReel have shared the full results from one of the birdiest quarterly surveys the Audubon team has done—75 species.…

Canada Goose     59
American Black Duck     3
Mallard     22
Common Eider     19
Surf Scoter     2
Black Scoter     2
Long-tailed Duck     2
Red-breasted Merganser     10
Wild Turkey     8
Common Loon     2
Double-crested Cormorant     49
Great Blue Heron     3
Turkey Vulture     1
Osprey     4
hawk sp.     1
Merlin     1
Greater Yellowlegs     4
Willet     41
Herring Gull     56
Great Black-backed Gull     2
Rock Pigeon     5
Mourning Dove     5
Belted Kingfisher     1
Red-bellied Woodpecker     1
Hairy Woodpecker     1
Northern Flicker     1
Eastern Phoebe     4
Eastern Kingbird     1
Blue-headed Vireo     1
Blue Jay     26
American Crow     34
Tree Swallow     37
Barn Swallow     11
Black-capped Chickadee     29
Tufted Titmouse     5
White-breasted Nuthatch     3
House Wren     1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet     1
Eastern Bluebird     3
Veery     2
Hermit Thrush     1
American Robin     16
Gray Catbird     29
Northern Mockingbird     7
Brown Thrasher     1
European Starling     11
Blue-winged Warbler     1
Nashville Warbler     8
Northern Parula     14
Yellow Warbler     5
Chestnut-sided Warbler     10
Magnolia Warbler     4
Black-throated Blue Warbler     1
Yellow-rumped Warbler     3
Black-throated Green Warbler     6
Pine Warbler     1
Black-and-white Warbler     15
American Redstart     4
Ovenbird     5
Common Yellowthroat     48
Wilson's Warbler     2
Eastern Towhee     25
Chipping Sparrow     1
Savannah Sparrow     1
Song Sparrow     13
Swamp Sparrow     4
White-throated Sparrow     5
White-crowned Sparrow     1
Northern Cardinal     2
Bobolink     10
Red-winged Blackbird     49
Common Grackle     29
Brown-headed Cowbird     2
Baltimore Oriole     3
American Goldfinch     15
House Sparrow     18

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