Field Report – Birding by Ear at Kinghurst (May 18, 2014)

By John Reaume

We had a beautiful day at Kinghurst with an early start at 7:00 a.m. Seven club members joined us on our hike through the mixed forests, grasslands and wet areas on the property. In the end we had a wonderful experience seeing a total of 55 species including 14 species of warblers. We had practice identifying birds by their songs and calls and benefited greatly from the groups collective experience. There were a number of wildflowers in bloom as well including some yellow variants of the Red Trillium. Bird species include:

Bird List (seen)

Double-crested Cormorant

Canada Goose

Turkey Vulture

Wilson’s Snipe

Mourning Dove

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Downy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker (I think I was the only one that saw it in flight through dense tree cover)

Least Flycatcher

Eastern Kingbird

Blue Jay

American Crow

Red-eyed Vireo


American Robin

Brown Thrasher

Tree Swallow

Barn Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

American Goldfinch

Tennessee Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Pine Warbler

American Redstart


Common Yellowthroat

Wilson’s Warbler

Song Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Grasshopper Sparrow

Bird List (heard only)

Baltimore Oriole

Brown-headed Cowbird

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle

Chipping Sparrow

Scarlet Tanager

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Ruffed Grouse

Wild Turkey

Sandhill Crane

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Great-crested Flycatcher

Common Raven

White-breasted Nuthatch

House Wren

Northern Parula

Black-and-white Warbler

Northern Waterthrush

Field Sparrow

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