Trip Report

 

 

 

Black-throated Green Warbler by Virginia Senechal

 

 

Migration Workshop #3
Jackson Park,

Hendersonville, NC

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker by Todd Arcos

 

On Thursday, 3 October 2013, a group of birders scoured every corner of Jackson Park in search of some of the later neotropical migrants. While it took a good bit of work, we were still able to find a very respectable 16 species of warblers. The weather was perfect for us birders, but seemed to suppress the bird activity, making them difficult to find.

Bay-breasted Warbler by Todd Arcos

 

The abundance of Bay-breasted Warblers in the wooded areas indicated that we are now approaching the tail-end of warbler migration, but it was nice to see so many of them. Tennessee Warblers were still the dominant warbler in the more open areas, along with Magnolia and Chestnut-sided Warblers, American Redstart, and a few Northern Parulas. Cape May, Blackburnian, Black-throated Green, Black-and-white, and Hooded Warblers all put in appearances with glimpses of Ovenbird, Northern Waterthrush, and Common Yellowthoat. The bottomland trail was really active in the afternoon, providing excellent views of bathing birds. Our highlight of the day was here, with a very cooperative Blue-winged Warbler, and a Golden-winged Warbler quickly passing by. Wintering arrivals, such as a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and a few Ruby-crowned Kinglets were also nice to see. All-in-all, our hard work paid off for a great day of fall birding!


Steve Ritt

 

 

Birds seen or heard on

Migration Workshop #3
Jackson Park,

Hendersonville, NC

October 3, 2013

 

Birds

Birds

53 species

Birds

Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Red-shouldered Hawk
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Empidonax sp.
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
American Crow

Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
Cedar Waxwing
European Starling
Red-eyed Vireo
Golden-winged Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler
Tennessee Warbler

Magnolia Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Eastern Towhee
Song Sparrow
American Goldfinch