Date: 4/9/17 2:14 pm
From: Joe Coleman <joecoleman...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Birds Observed Banshee Reeks April 8
Eight of us got together for an early Spring bird walk at the Banshee Reeks
Nature Preserve Saturday, April 8. We found 41 species of birds of which the
highlights were numerous Tree Swallows checking out the various next boxes
there, gobbling Wild Turkeys, two Louisiana Waterthrushes in an area where
they are found most years (one of which one was singing and the other which
was much plainer and duller, making anxious chip calls), FOS (for most of
us) Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, and Ruby-crowned Kinglets for a nice seasonal
mix of birds.

For a complete list of the birds observed at Banshee Reeks yesterday see the
eBird report below.

The regular monthly free bird walk (every 2nd Sat) at the Banshee Reeks
Nature preserve is sponsored by the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy
( <> ) & the Friends of
Banshee Reeks ( <> );
information on both and their upcoming events can be found on their
websites. Also, Loudoun Wildlife has several walks and a Birdathon scheduled
from April 29 through May 14 - if you're int'd check out the "Celebrate
Birds!" section of the website.

Good birding!

Joe Coleman for the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy

Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve, Loudoun, Virginia, US Apr 8, 2017 7:45 AM -
10:30 AM

Protocol: Traveling

2.9 mile(s)

Comments: Regular monthly bird walk by Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy &
the Friends of Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve

40 species (+1 other taxa)

American Black Duck/Mallard 4

Wild Turkey 1 Heard them gobbling but were not able to find them.

Great Blue Heron 1

Black Vulture 2

Turkey Vulture 12

Red-shouldered Hawk 1

Red-tailed Hawk 1

Ring-billed Gull 10

Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 3

Mourning Dove 2

Red-bellied Woodpecker 3

Downy Woodpecker 3

Northern Flicker 1

Eastern Phoebe 2

Blue Jay 3

American Crow 1

Fish Crow 20

Common Raven 1

Tree Swallow 25

Carolina Chickadee 4

Tufted Titmouse 4

White-breasted Nuthatch 1

Carolina Wren 3

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3

Eastern Bluebird 2

American Robin 1

Brown Thrasher 2

Northern Mockingbird 3

European Starling 2

Louisiana Waterthrush 2

Chipping Sparrow 1

Field Sparrow 15

Dark-eyed Junco 8

White-throated Sparrow 6

Song Sparrow 1

Eastern Towhee 3

Northern Cardinal 8

Red-winged Blackbird 1

Brown-headed Cowbird 1

House Finch 2

View this checklist online at

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3

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