Friends Do Informal Bird Survey

by Tig Tillinghast

Our friend Chris Rimmer and some friends of his took a walk in the sugarbush to look for birds several months after the maple syrup season. They found 40 species:
Hooded Merganser
Virginia Rail
Barred Owl
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Hairy Woodpecker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Alder Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Kingbird
Blue-headed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
Black-capped Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Winter Wren
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Nashville Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Canada Warbler
Scarlet Tanager
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Purple Finch