Trip Report


Fall Warbler Workshop - Jackson Park
September 18, 2019



Quite a birdy morning at Jackson Park!  Our group started out walking around the bottomlands and the warblers were thick!  Dozens upon dozens of American Redstarts foraged among the trees.  We tried to filter through the Redstarts to spot other birds and had the fortune of spotting a Swainson’s Warbler among many others. A group of Swainson’s Thrush busily flew back and forth calling high in a Sycamore. Tennessee and Nashville Warblers were other early highlights of the morning.  Fellow guide Kevin Burke joined us for about an hour and helped us get on a few Wood Ducks that flushed from the nearby pond.  He also helped the group locate a singing White-eyed Vireo on the edge of the water.  It was so birdy in one spot that we did not move for over an hour!  Warblers, vireos, and thrush came wave after wave over our heads.


Around midmorning we ventured into the woods and encountered some more warbler activity.  Magnolia, Blackburnian, and Chesnut-sided Warblers offered easy views in the midstory of the woods.  As we continued through the woods a quick look at a beautiful Canada Warbler helped round out the morning.  We broke for lunch in the early afternoon and set out the wonderful picnic spread that is always provided.  Good conversation followed as we talked through the bird list and birds of the day.  Another wonderful morning of fall birding at Jackson Park.


Clifton Avery





Canada Warbler by Ventures Birding Tours Swainson's Warbler by Ventures Birding Tours White-eyed Vireo by Alan Lenk


Fall Warbler Workshop - Jackson Park September 18, 2019


Species encountered: 49 Species



Wood Duck
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Great Blue Heron
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Eastern Phoebe
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo


Blue Jay
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
House Wren
Carolina Wren
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
American Goldfinch
Song Sparrow
Eastern Towhee
Yellow-breasted Chat

Northern Waterthrush
Black-and-white Warbler
Swainson's Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Hooded Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Palm Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Canada Warbler
Scarlet Tanager

Northern Cardinal