2012 Field Trip Reports

Rappahannock River Valley NWR – September 2012

Although the bird club members were few, the birds were many, with several pockets of mixed, migrant flocks.
Wilna Tract
Northern Bobwhite                            White-eyed Vireo                         Northern Parula
Turkey Vulture                                    Red-eyed Vireo                             Chestnut-sided Warbler
Bald Eagle                                            Blue Jay                                          Pine Warbler
Mourning Dove                                   American Crow                             Palm Warbler
Yellow-billed Cuckoo                         Tree Swallow                                 American Redstart
Ruby-throated Hummingbird         Carolina Chickadee                      Common Yellowthroat
Belted Kingfisher                               Tufted Titmouse                            Hooded Warbler
Red-bellied Woodpecker                 White-brested Nuthatch              Summer Tanager
Hairy Woodpecker                            Carolina Wren                               Eastern Towhee
Northern Flicker                                House Wren                                  Chipping Sparrow
Pileated Woodpecker                        Eastern Bluebird                          Field Sparrow
Eastern Wood-Pewee                       Gray Catbird                                  Savannah Sparrow
Eastern Phoebe                                 Brown Thrasher                            Northern Cardinal
Great Creasted Flycatcher               Cedar Waxwing                             Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
American Goldfinch
A quick stop at the east end of the Tappahannock bridge picked up:
Laughing Gull                                    Ring-billed Gull                             Royal Tern
Forster’s Tern                                    Double-crested Cormorant          Osprey
A stop at Hutchinson Tract added:
Northern Mockingbird
Black-and-white Warbler
Song Sparrow

Maryland’s Eastern Shore & Blackwater NWR – February 2012

Common Loon                       Black Vulture                           Tufted Titmouse
Pied-billed Grebe                 Turkey Vulture                        Blue Jay
Horned Grebe                       Bald Eagle                                 American Crow
Great Blue Heron                 Northern Harrier                     Fish Crow
Tundra Swan                        Red-Tailed Hawk                     Carolina Chickadee
Snow Goose                          Golden Eagle                             Red-breasted Nuthatch
Canada Goose                       American Kestrel                     Brown-headed Nuthatch
Green-winged Teal             Northern Bobwhite                  Carolina Wren
American Black Duck         Ring-necked Pheasant             Eastern Bluebird
Mallard                                 American Coot                          American Robin
Northern Pintail                  Killdeer                                       Northern Mockingbird
Northern Shoveler              Sanderling                                European Starling
Gadwall                                Ring-billed Gull                        Yellow-rumped Warbler
American Wigeon               Herring Gull                              Northern Cardinal
Canvasback                         Great Black-backed Gull         Savannah Sparrow
Redhead                               Rock Pigeon                               Song Sparrow
Ring-necked Duck              Mourning Dove                         White-throated Sparrow
Lesser Scaup                       Eastern Screech-owl                Red-winged Blackbird
Long-tailed Duck                Belted Kingfisher                      Eastern Meadowlark
Common Goldeneye          Red-bellied Woodpecker          Common Grackle
Bufflehead                           Downy Woodpecker                  House Sparrow
Hooded Merganser            Northern Flicker
Ruddy Duck                        Horned Lark
Surf Scoter
Northern Gannet
Double-crested Cormorant


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