Audubon Society of Ohio
The Cincinnati Chapter of National Audubon Society

Date: Monday, May 30, 2016

Location: Various (Gallatin, Switzerland, Ohio counties)

Reporter: Brian Wulker

Other observers:

I birded a few counties that are very under-represented in eBird today, and had a few interesting observations. 76 species on the day, almost all of which were expected breeding species in our area. Some highlights included:

Gallatin Co. KY
2 Lark Sparrows, 2 Blue Grosbeaks along KY 1992 (Steele Bottom) and 200+ Bank Swallows in a massive nest colony in the walls of a gravel pit in the same area. Location and video in eBird: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29987409

Switzerland Co IN/Gallatin Co. KY
200-300 Cliff Swallows nesting underneath the bridge the crosses Markland Dam

Ohio Co. IN
2 Blue Grosbeak along Salem Ridge Rd, and 2+ Henslow’s Sparrows singing in a hay field along Henschen Rd just before it starts going downhill towards the river. The hay is getting pretty tall, and will likely be cut soon.

I also stopped at Lost Bridge on my way back home and had a late Northern Shoveler, a Blue-winged Teal, Killdeer, 12 Semi Plover, Spotted Sandpiper, 40 Semi Sandpiper, and 4 White-rumped Sandpiper.


Date: Saturday, May 28, 2016

Location: Glenwood Gardens

Reporter: Mark Otten

Other observers: Dianne Otten

Yellow-breasted chat

Juvenile orchard oriole

Lots of cedar waxwings

Yellow-billed cuckoo

Wild turkey (2)

Indigo buntings

Male ruby-throated hummingbird


Date: Friday, May 27, 2016

Location: Shawnee Lookout

Reporter: Paul Carlson

Other observers:

A Kentucky Warbler along the Little Turtle Trail. Heard the song and then saw the bird. Also today 3 Wild Turkeys seen, and 1 Tom calling near the Fort Trail. 1 Cerulean Warbler at Tomahawk Ridge. also American Redstarts, both Tanagers, 2 Brown Thrashers, 3 Northern Flickers, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, White-eyed Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, YB Chat, Acadian, Wood Pewee, Waxwing, Phoebe, Willow Flycatchers, 3 Red-tailed Hawks, several Turkey Vultures, House Wren, House Finch, Goldfinch, C Wren, Indigo Bunting

Had a Prairie Warbler yesterday at Kroger Preserve, stopped at Kilby Rd. today but no luck looking for the Bell’s Vireo.


Date: Friday, May 27, 2016

Location: Cincinnati Nature Center- Rowe Woods

Reporter: Ric Payne

Other observers:

Red-headed Woodpecker in the trees above the Main Feeders by the Visitor Center.

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Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016

Location: Sharon Woods

Reporter: Mark Otten

Other observers: Dianne Otten

Yellow-billed cuckoo

Pileated woodpecker

Magnolia warbler


Date: Sunday, May 22, 2016

Location: Winton Woods

Reporter: Mark Otten

Other observers: Dianne Otten

Northern oriole (male)

Orchard oriole (male and female)

Blackpoll warbler

Blue gray gnatcatcher on nest with 3 or 4 hatchlings


Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016

Location: Harvey Road, New Richmond, Ohio

Reporter: Donald Morse

Other observers:

On my way home from East Fork south beach today, (Nothing much there by the way) this Black-bellied Plover caught my eye hanging out with Killdeer in a farm field at the end of my road (Harvey Rd., New Richmond). Taken out the car window. The 2nd time I turned around and went by, I could no longer find it. Keep in eye on Killdeer flocks!

See the Photos


Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016

Location: Armleder and California Woods

Reporter: Paul Carlson

Other observers:

A Red-headed Woodpecker in a dead tree across from the canoe launch. Heard  only 1 Prothonotary Warbler near launch, but now there is one in the trees along the road below the south parking lot. Also

Eastern Kingbird

YB Chat

I Buntings

C Yellowthroat

Willow Flycatcher

Orchard and Baltimore Oriole

House Wren

several Blue Grays

Monday  mid day at California Woods, a Wild Turkey on the road near the entrance, also

2 RT Hummingbirds

1 vocal Baltimore Oriole

1 Least Flycatcher

1 Acadian Flycatcher

1 Great-crested Flycatcher

1 female Summer Tanager

1 Northern Parula

1 Yellow-throated Warbler

2 Scarlett Tanagers

1 Swainson’s Thrush

1 Wood Thrush

 


Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Location: Lost Bridge

Reporter: Jack Stenger

Other observers:

Last night a flock of 127 Semipalmated Sandpipers and 8 Semipalmated Plovers were at the Lost Bridge Flats. Not much else was there. These birds were flying around a lot, even coming over Lawrenceburg Rd., but eventually settled out of sight on the back of the isthmus.


Date: Saturday, May 21, 2016

Location: Edge Of Appalachia (Cincinnati Bird Club Field Trip)

Reporter: Bill Stanley

Other observers: 14 Cincinnati Bird Club Field Trip Participants

14 Cincinnati Bird Club field trip participants met at Buzzards Roost Rock at 8:30 pm and we made our way to various stops in the area of the Edge Of Appalachia Preserve. We found 98 species and the diehards that stuck around until dark had a great display of a Chuck-wills-widow that called all around us and then few over us. Then we called in Eastern Screech-owls and Jeff found one and shined his flashlight on it so we all could see it. It was an all around great trip.

Date Range May 21, 2016 – May 27, 2016 Total Number of Species 98
Locations Edge of Appalachia Preserve : Edge of Appalachia Preserve–Buzzardroost Rock : US-Ohio-West Union-4901-4999 Vaughn Ridge Rd – 38.854x-83.459 Total Number of Checklists 5

May 21
Number of Species 98
Number of Individuals 659
Number of Checklists 5

May 21
Species Name High Count Sample Size
Canada Goose 10 1
Northern Bobwhite 1 1
Wild Turkey 1 1
Great Blue Heron 1 1
Green Heron 2 1
Black Vulture 5 2
Turkey Vulture 30 3
Cooper’s Hawk 1 1
Bald Eagle 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 1 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1 2
Killdeer 1 1
American Woodcock 1 1
Mourning Dove 5 2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 2
Eastern Screech-Owl 3 1
Great Horned Owl 1 1
Barred Owl 1 1
Common Nighthawk 1 1
Chuck-will’s-widow 1 1
Chimney Swift 1 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 5 2
Belted Kingfisher 1 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 1 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3 2
Downy Woodpecker 2 2
Northern Flicker 2 3
Pileated Woodpecker 2 1
American Kestrel 1 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 5 3
Acadian Flycatcher 1 2
Willow Flycatcher 1 1
Eastern Phoebe 3 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 2 2
Eastern Kingbird 3 2
White-eyed Vireo 4 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 2 2
Warbling Vireo 1 1
Red-eyed Vireo 20 3
Blue Jay 4 3
American Crow 5 4
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 4 1
Purple Martin 2 3
Tree Swallow 1 1
Barn Swallow 6 3
Cliff Swallow 15 1
Carolina Chickadee 2 3
Tufted Titmouse 5 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 2 2
House Wren 1 1
Carolina Wren 2 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5 2
Eastern Bluebird 5 2
Swainson’s Thrush 2 1
Wood Thrush 2 2
American Robin 25 3
Gray Catbird 3 2
Brown Thrasher 2 3
Northern Mockingbird 2 2
European Starling 30 2
Cedar Waxwing 5 2
Ovenbird 5 2
Worm-eating Warbler 2 2
Louisiana Waterthrush 1 1
Blue-winged Warbler 1 2
Kentucky Warbler 1 2
Common Yellowthroat 2 2
Hooded Warbler 3 1
Northern Parula 2 3
Magnolia Warbler 1 2
Blackburnian Warbler 1 1
Yellow Warbler 1 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1 1
Yellow-throated Warbler 2 2
Prairie Warbler 5 3
Black-throated Green Warbler 1 1
Wilson’s Warbler 1 1
Yellow-breasted Chat 4 3
Chipping Sparrow 5 2
Field Sparrow 6 3
Song Sparrow 3 3
Eastern Towhee 6 3
Summer Tanager 1 1
Scarlet Tanager 6 2
Northern Cardinal 8 3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1 1
Blue Grosbeak 4 2
Indigo Bunting 8 3
Red-winged Blackbird 5 3
Eastern Meadowlark 25 2
Common Grackle 8 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 8 3
Orchard Oriole 4 2
Baltimore Oriole 3 3
House Finch 2 1
American Goldfinch 4 3
House Sparrow 5 2


Date: Friday, May 20, 2016

Location: California Woods

Reporter: Paul Carlson

Other observers:

A Canada Warbler near stream in front of nature center. Also

Tennessee, Redstart, Yellow-throated Warbler

Swainson’s Thrush, Wood Thrush

Acadian, Least, Phoebe, Great-crested, WoodPewee, Waxwing Flycatcher

Baltimore, Orchard Oriole


Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Location: Fernald Preserve – Lodge Pond

Reporter: Penny Borgman

Other observers:

Least Bittern flew into cattails on far side of pond at dusk.


Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Location: East Fork south beach

Reporter: Donald Morse

Other observers:

A flock of 11 Sanderlings came in to south beach at East Fork this morning. 1 Semipalmated SP was also with them. They were skittish and flew out over lake. Later, 2 sanderlings came back with the Semipalmated SP. Another peep was with the Killdeer in the grass that took off that I wasn’t able to ID. A breeding and non-breeding Sanderling and the Semipalmated Sandpiper was still there when I left around noon. Also, 1 Spotted Sanpiper.


Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Location: Kelley Nature Preserve

Reporter: Paul Carlson

Other observers:

In a light drizzle found the following:

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

American Redstart

Northern Parula

Scarlett Tanager

Common Yellowthroat

Indigo Bunting

Least Flycatcher

Eastern Phoebe

Great-crested Flycatcher

Hermit Thrush

Swainson’s Thrush

Wood Thrush

Red-eyed Vireo

Warbling Vireo

Chimney Swift

Yesterday went to Sugar Creek Metro Park in Centerville and then over to Spring Valley.

Sugar Creek: Eastern Phoebe

Acadian, Willow, Great-crested, Wood Pewee, Waxwing Flycatchers

Eastern Bluebird

Yellow-billed Cuckoo down low

Hermit, Wood, Swainson’s Thrush

Red-eyed Vireo

Yellow-throated Warbler

American Redstart

Red-tailed Hawk

Crow along the stream and a Coyote prowling in the creek bed.

Tree, NR, Barn Swallows

Common Yellowthroat

Spring Valley: a Sora heard calling from open area with cut grass on north end.

Also a Marsh Wren

lots of Yellow Warblers

Red-headed Woodpecker

Philadelphia Vireo

Prothonotary Warbler

a Wood Duck with ducklings

all 3 Thrushes

Brown Thrasher

Catbird

Quick stop at new marina at Caesar’s Creek counted 19 Black Vultures by small pond. also Canada Geese with ducklings walking near vultures standing on the ground and in small trees. 3 GBH, 1 standing in middle of entrance road! Also flushed a Bobolink at Fernald Sunday.

 


Date: Monday, May 16, 2016

Location: Armleder

Reporter: Stanley Hedeen

Other observers:

At the flooded soybean field this morning a coyote caught a mallard, causing the other ducks and geese to flush while the shorebirds, great blue herons feeding on stranded fish, and black vultures feeding on dead fish continued to dine.

See the Comments


Date: Monday, May 16, 2016

Location: Shawnee Lookout

Reporter: Jack Stenger

Other observers:

The boat ramp at Shawnee Lookout was active with songbirds in a brief visit this morning. Best migrants were a Wilson’s and Canada Warbler. There were a lot of Blackpoll’s around too. Also, there was a Philadelphia Vireo at the Miami Fort trailhead and a White-rumped Sandpiper on the near shore of the Lost Bridge flats, giving great views.

Full checklists for Shawnee:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29703330

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29704226


Date: Sunday, May 15, 2016

Location: Muscatatuck NWR

Reporter: Jack Stenger

Other observers:

Yesterday at 10:20 I clearly heard a Black Rail call about 15 times at Endicott Marsh
in Muscatatuck NWR. This is by the observation tower along the auto loop
where the road bends left in the big grassland. Park in the lot at the
bend. Walk west toward the tower on the gravel road (foot traffic only). In
50 meters there is a wet rush meadow on the left. This is where the rail
was calling from. If you search for this bird do not broadcast recordings
or disturb the bird or its habitat in any way.

I posted it to Indiana birds list-serve yesterday and two observers were able to here it yesterday evening. The best bet for hearing this bird is likely at dawn or dusk. The bird did not call in the afternoon.


Date: Sunday, May 15, 2016

Location: Kilby Road Gravel Pits

Reporter: Steve Bobonick

Other observers: None

BELL’S VIREO has returned to the Kilby gravel pits. Look in the trees to the right of the building. It was quite vocal.


Date: Thursday, May 12, 2016

Location: Ambridge Dr, Centerville OH 45459

Reporter: eileen carr

Other observers:

Juvenile bald eagle sighted in park; after swooping past from low hanging branch, bird perched in tall tree, settling in for the 10 minutes I was able to watch.


Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016

Location: Cincinnati Nature Center

Reporter: Steve Bobonick

Other observers: (3) CNC Birdwalk Participants

Cincinnati Nature Center Saturday Birdwalk plus solo birding after. A decent day despite the cloudy, chilly and windy conditions.

Canada Goose 2
Wild Turkey 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Black Vulture 1
Turkey Vulture 2
Mourning Dove 16
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 10
Downy Woodpecker 12
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Eastern Phoebe 3
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Eastern Kingbird 2
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 25
American Crow 4
Tree Swallow 3
Carolina Chickadee 10
Tufted Titmouse 18
White-breasted Nuthatch 8
Carolina Wren 9
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 6
Eastern Bluebird 3
Swainson’s Thrush 2
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin 12
Brown Thrasher 1
European Starling 2
Ovenbird 1
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Tennesee Warbler 3
Nashville Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 4
American Redstart 1
Northern Parula 1
Bay-breasted Warbler 1
Blackburnian Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
Yellow-throated Warbler 2
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
Wilson’s Warbler 2
Eastern Towhee 6
Chipping Sparrow 5
Field Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 2
Summer Tanager 3
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 30
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 3
Indigo Bunting 6
Red-winged Blackbird 20
Eastern Meadowlark 1
Common Grackle 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 15
Orchard Oriole 1
Baltimore Oriole 2
House Finch 10
American Goldfinch 8

TOTAL SPECIES: 62


Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016

Location: Cattle Egret, Fernald

Reporter: Michael Gertz

Other observers:

Cattle Egret seen from the Overlook of the large pond near the visitor center around 11 AM. Also had 3 dark Terns flyover. I’m guessing these were Black Terns, but the lighting was terrible and I was holding my 15 month old daughter at the time.

Keep Smiling birders,

MG


Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016

Location: Ellis Lake Wetlands

Reporter: Eric Burkholder

Other observers:

Found a beautiful Black-necked Stilt at 11:30 a.m. while looking for the reported Willet.  Came back at 12:30 p.m. and found the Willet but couldn’t find the Stilt. Got photos of both.


Date: Thursday, May 12, 2016

Location: Winton Woods

Reporter: Debbie Brockman

Other observers: Mary Meng

Cliff Swallows nesting again this year under the Winton Rd bridge.


Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Location: Eden Park

Reporter: mark bogosian

Other observers:

Along the Presidents’ Trail around 11am:  male and female Blackburnian Warblers, a Black-throated Green and a Hooded Warbler.


Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Location: Loveland Front Yard

Reporter: Jason Gantt

Other observers:

While grilling dinner tonight I heard and then saw roughly fifteen Pine Siskins in my front yard.  I rarely see or hear them in my neighborhood.


Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Location: Burnet Woods

Reporter: Michael Gertz

Other observers: Jack Stenger and crew

Mourning Warbler at Burnet Woods this morning near the beginning of the Warbler Trail. Female Blue Grosbeak, Louisiana Waterthrush, Veery, and Black-throated Blue Warbler present as well.


Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Location: Lost Bridge Pond

Reporter: Jay Stenger

Other observers: Jack Stenger

Not my sighting. Jack Stenger just called and asked me to post the following as he is still in the field.

Around 6:15 PM Jack found a Wilson’s Phalarope in the shallow pond just west of Lost Bridge. There are still quite a few other shorebirds present including Short-billed Dowitchers and White-rumped Sandpipers. There were also 9 Forster’s Terns present.

 


Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Location: union Twp. backyard

Reporter: Amber Latham

Other observers:

Baltimore Oriole- male

Added an orange colored glass dish with grape jelly to deck feeder.  Obviously one sighting doesn’t mean this is  successful attraction, but lots of other birds are enjoying it too! Have put out orange slices in past years to no avail.  No one cared but ants.


Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Location: Burnet Woods

Reporter: Jack Stenger

Other observers:

Burnet Woods had a lot of migrant warbler activity this morning. Full list below:

Burnet Woods, Hamilton, Ohio, US
May 10, 2016 9:40 AM – 10:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Partly sunny to rain by the end.
51 species

Canada Goose  2
Mallard  1
Great Blue Heron  1
Cooper’s Hawk  1
Chimney Swift  12
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Eastern Wood-Pewee  2
Least Flycatcher  2
Yellow-throated Vireo  1
Blue-headed Vireo  1
Warbling Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo  3
Blue Jay  5
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  2
Carolina Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  3
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
House Wren  3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  4
Swainson’s Thrush  1
Wood Thrush  1
American Robin  12
Gray Catbird  2
Cedar Waxwing  15
Ovenbird  3
Golden-winged Warbler  1     heard song and tracked it down. Pure GWWA phenotype
Tennessee Warbler  10
Nashville Warbler  3
Common Yellowthroat  2
American Redstart  4
Cape May Warbler  6
Northern Parula  3
Magnolia Warbler  2
Bay-breasted Warbler  1
Blackburnian Warbler  1
Yellow Warbler  1
Chestnut-sided Warbler  2
Blackpoll Warbler  1
Black-throated Blue Warbler  1
Palm Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  3
Yellow-throated Warbler  2
Black-throated Green Warbler  2
Chipping Sparrow  3
White-throated Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  6
Red-winged Blackbird  2
Brown-headed Cowbird  5
American Goldfinch  4


Date: Sunday, May 8, 2016

Location: Rocky Fork State Park

Reporter: Jason Gantt

Other observers:

While working at Rocky Fork State Park yesterday I checked the west end of the lake to find 9 Caspian Terns keeping 6 Willets company on the dredge barge pipe out in the lake.


Date: Monday, May 9, 2016

Location: Kelley Nature Preserve and French Park

Reporter: Paul Carlson

Other observers:

Nice mix today at Kelley: Highlights include Wilson’s Warbler and Blackburnian Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Black&White Warbler

American Redstart in numbers

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Louisiana Waterthrush singing along the river bank

Swainson’s Thrush

Wood Thrush

Eastern Phoebe

Summer and Scarlett Tanagers

Red-eyed Vireo

Indigo Bunting

Field Sparrow

Great-crested Flycatcher down low

French Park in the rain, 1 Great Horned Owl, 1 Eastern Wood Pewee, a group of about 20 Cedar Waxwings, Catbird, Indigo Bunting, Mallards in the creek, Acadian Flycatcher


Date: Monday, May 9, 2016

Location: Union Twp. backyard

Reporter: Amber Latham

Other observers:

For the past week I’ve enjoyed watching Mockingbirds and Catbirds at my grape jelly feeder…highly entertaining.

Also, last Weds. evening I saw an adult Bald Eagle flying high over Kellogg just east of Salem.


Date: Friday, May 6, 2016

Location: Armleder

Reporter: Eric Burkholder

Other observers:

This is an FYI: While birding there Friday night I had heard from other birders that it was duck hunting season again in the bean field. I shrugged it off because duck season ended in the end of Januuary. There was a guy in a blue truck parked in the field.  His dog was swimming in the water. There were a few shorebirds and one male Blue-winged Teal still in the field.

I have since learned that evidently I was wrong. A male Mallard was shot and the dog retrieved it before I got back to the field.  I have been told that this has been reported.  The field is looking very good for the coming shorebird migration.  If you see something call 1 800 poacher. This is the ODNR tip line. There is nothing the Hamilton County Park rangers can do because it is private property. So be careful and try to stay close to the property line.  I know more information but think it is better not posted on this public forum.

On a better note there was a calling Marsh Wren in the North field very close to the first stop sign on the East-West path.  Also there were still two displaying Woodcock, a FOY  Common Nighthawk and over 20 bats.


Date: Saturday, May 7, 2016

Location: Kelley Nature Preserve

Reporter: Paul Carlson

Other observers:

A few close encounters today: 2 male Scarlett Tanagers landed very close to me as I stood looking for Thrushes. A Red-shouldered Hawk sitting low on a tree branch flew right past me very low, we made eye contact!  Also

Blue Grosbeak

Northern Parula

Nashville Warbler

Tennessee Warbler

American Redstart

Swainson’s Thrush

Wood Thrush

Red-eyed Vireo

House Wren

 

 


Date: Friday, May 6, 2016

Location: Stubbs Park

Reporter: Dean Clifton

Other observers:

Kirtlands Warbler 5/6/16 at Stubbs Park, Centerville. Has been there for two days now. 48 north to Spring valley Pike, go left (west) abt 1/8th mile, park on the right.

See the Comments


Date: Thursday, May 5, 2016

Location: Williams Corners SR132 &SR131

Reporter: Lee Gruber

Other observers:

had a Bay Breasted warbler today, lots of yellow rumps,  Rose Breasted Grosbeaks  been at the feeder a lot last 4 days, Blue bird hatchlings close to fledging


Date: Thursday, May 5, 2016

Location: Home near Newtonsville, Ohio

Reporter: Jo Johnstone

Other observers: Dave Johnstone

We have had at least 5 Red-headed Woodpeckers for the past few weeks and we’re excited that a pair may be working on a nest site in a broken tree that we can see!! Also, we have a large number of Bluejays and Grosbeaks.


Date: Thursday, May 5, 2016

Location: Price Hill

Reporter: John Hines

Other observers: Mary Jo Hines

Red Headed Woodpecker at Suet Feeder.


Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Location: Spring Valley Wildlife Area (Near Dayton)

Reporter: David Csokasy

Other observers:

Cold and rainy but some birds were available to be seen:

Yellow rumped warbler

Rufus sided towhee

White throated sparrow

Cardinal

Indigo bunting

Tufted titmouse

Blue gray gnatcatcher

Palm warbler

Red bellied woodpecker

Pileated woodpecker (this was the highlight of the day)

Orchard oriole

Yellow warbler

Blackpoll warbler

White crowned sparrow

Catbird

Goldfinch

Tree swallow

Eastern Kingbird

Black capped chickadee

Brown thrasher

Red winged blackbird

Red eyed vireo


Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Location: Armleder

Reporter: Paul Carlson

Other observers:

New sightings this am:

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Tennessee Warbler

Swainson’s Thrush

2 Solitary Sandpipers at Duck Creek

Louisiana Waterthrush

3 Prothonotary Warblers

 


Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Location: My Union Twp. backyard

Reporter: Amber Latham

Other observers:

Lots of activity in general today, but some more exciting visitors include:

2 male Rose breasted Grosbeaks, one male Blue Grosbeak, 2 White crowned Sparrows, 2 Brown Thrashers, 2 Gray Catbirds


Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Location: Glenwood Gardens

Reporter: Brian Herriott

Other observers:

Stunning Lawrence’s Warbler along trail close to the 2nd bridge which leads to the wetland loop. Between bridge and Cecilia Kloeker Native Plant garden.


Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Location: Armleder

Reporter: Paul Carlson

Other observers:

This morning, south parking lot and trail back to canoe launch:

Blue Grosbeak in a tree at the parking lot.

male Rose-breasted Grosbeak

adult Bald Eagle flyover with something in its talons

Blackpoll Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Prothonotary Warbler

3 Yellow-breasted Chats, 1 very close

Catbird

Common Yellowthroat

heard only, Yellow-billed Cuckoo

 


Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Location: Backyard Pierce Township

Reporter: fran kidd

Other observers: Richard Kidd

Our feeders are overtaken by grosbeaks. We have t least 5-3 males, 2 females and seem to be at the feeders constantly in past 2 days. Move over finches!


Date: Monday, May 2, 2016

Location: Armleder

Reporter: Paul Carlson

Other observers:

All heard and some seen from the overlook:

Yellow-billed Cuckoo FOS slow series of hollow sounds, very cool

Yellow-breasted Chat

Great-crested Flycatcher FOS

Baltimore Oriole

Common Yellowthroat

Indigo Bunting

several House Wrens that did like me around

White-crowned Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

WB Nuthatch

C Wren

Goldfinch

A  Brown Thrasher seen flying from tall grass into small trees and then making the tsk sound very loudly.

2 Eastern Meadowlarks

5 Barn Swallows flying around the shelter

3 GBH

 


Date: Monday, May 2, 2016

Location: Shawnee Lookout, Columbia Terrace, (far end of park road)

Reporter: James Rettig

Other observers:

Olive-sided Flycatcher, Acadian Flycatcher, Cerulean Warbler, Chats, Orchard Orioles, et al.

Columbia Terrace area has a stone restroom and some large colorful play-ground toys.