Sunday, June 24, 2012

Eva R. Meng Sanctuary Breeding Bird Census Results

Valley Forge Audubon Society would like to thank all the volunteers who came out for the first Eva R. Meng Bird Sanctuary and Wildlife Preserve Breeding Bird Count.  We observed 34 species at the preserve on June 9 from 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Three species which stood out were (12) Ovenbirds, (17) Woodthrush and (4) Pileated Woodpeckers. We had wonderful looks at a juvenile Pileated Woodpecker perched on branch in clear view.  Of course anytime one sees and hears Scarlet Tanagers there is never a complaint. If you want to participate in next years count look for the listing in our Calendar of Events. The complete list of birds, as reported to eBird follows:

Great Blue Heron  3
Black Vulture  2
Turkey Vulture  3
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Mourning Dove  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  10
Downy Woodpecker  5
Hairy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  3
Pileated Woodpecker  4
Eastern Wood-Pewee  4
Great Crested Flycatcher  3
Red-eyed Vireo  2
Blue Jay  10
American Crow  3
Barn Swallow  1
Carolina Chickadee  12
Tufted Titmouse  7
White-breasted Nuthatch  7
Carolina Wren  3
House Wren  1
Wood Thrush  17
American Robin  12
Gray Catbird  18
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  1
Ovenbird  12
Common Yellowthroat  2
Field Sparrow  1
Scarlet Tanager  4
Northern Cardinal  5
Red-winged Blackbird  3
Brown-headed Cowbird  1
House Finch  2

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