Montrose Point WBC trip report – 5/21/2017

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.

 

List below:

Canada Goose
Mallard
Double-crested Cormorant
Killdeer
Least Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Caspian Tern
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill’s Flycatcher)
Least Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Philadelphia Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Veery
Swainson’s Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Waterthrush
Black-and-white Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Palm Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Canada Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
White-crowned Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln’s Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

eBird checklist at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37034881

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