Right as we got out of our car at Montrose Point, we saw tons of birds! Lucas R. and I, who got there 15 minutes early, scanned the entrance to the hedge finding our first migrants and Yellow-billed Cuckoo. At 7, we met up with the rest of the group – to me, it seemed as soon as they arrived, the birds left:( So we headed over to the beach and dunes finding a nice Least Sandpiper but not much else. We headed back to the hedge and we found it to be much better! We went in circles around the hedge many times over a couple hours finding 21 species of warblers including Mourning, Black-throated Blue, lots of Canada Warblers, and a Yellow-breasted Chat and many other migrants! After that, we went back again to the dunes and beach finding some Savannah Sparrows, an immature Prothonotary Warbler, and an Alder/Willow Flycatcher.
|Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)|
|Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill’s Flycatcher)|
|Great Crested Flycatcher|
|Northern Rough-winged Swallow|
|Black-throated Blue Warbler|
|Black-throated Green Warbler|
eBird checklist at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37034881