Fifty birders joined Bill Boeringer on Saturday, September 30 for a morning of fall migration birding at A. D. Barnes Park. Due to the large number of participants, the group was split into two smaller groups, one led by Bill and the other led by Luis Gonzalez. Fifty-two birds were tallied before a thunderstorm prematurely ended the outing.
Among the migrant birds encountered were Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Yellow-throated Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Barn Swallow, Veery, Swainson’s Thrush, Baltimore Oriole, Summer Tanager, Scarlet Tanager and sixteen warblers: Ovenbird, Worm-eating Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Hooded Warbler, American Redstart, Cape May Warbler, Northern Parula, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Palm Warbler, Pine Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler and Prairie Warbler.
Other birds encountered include White-crowned Pigeon, Anhinga, Great Egret, Green Heron, Osprey, Cooper’s Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Belted Kingfisher, Downy Woodpecker, Yellow-chevroned Parakeet, and Red-masked Parakeet. An eBird checklist listing all birds tallied during the outing can be viewed here.
Veery: Photo contributed to eBird checklist by Brandon Trentler.