Date: 4/7/18 12:49 pm
From: Karen Markey <ylime...>
Subject: [birders] Early spring (4/7) field trip report to the Arb
Despite one of the coldest (21 degrees) starts in recent memory, our group
of 17 birders were successful finding early spring migrants. Today's field
trip began with split-second views of an elusive Winter wren in the second
inlet. We relocated to the boardwalk where a more accommodating Winter wren
flitted atop this and that pile of fallen timber.

Thanks to Juliet, Norka, David, Jim, and Andrew who were quick to identify
high-pitched songs and calls of Brown creepers, Golden-crowned kinglets,
and Cedar waxwings. The singing Fox sparrow continues on the western
north-south road, north of the lookout point on the walk to Geddes, beyond
the far western bank between the cemetery and backyard of the immense
private home where lots of brush and branches have been cut and put in
piles. A lone Yellow-bellied sapsucker continues a little north on the same
north-south road. Schoolgirl's Glen was quite productive.

Special thanks to our large contingent of veteran birders who helped new
birders spot the goodies.

The highlight of the day was Andrew's sighting, “It's a ..." We waited what
seemed to be an eternity for him to finish, " ... Yellow-rumped warbler,"
and all rejoiced seeing the first warbler of the season!

Thanks to Norka and Juliet for compiling eBird lists. Here's a list of all
birds seen or heard by one or more Arb birders:

Nichols Arboretum, Washtenaw, Michigan, US
Apr 7, 2018 7:59 AM - 12:06 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.4 mile(s)
38 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 10
Wood Duck 4
Mallard 6
Common Merganser 2
Turkey Vulture 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
gull sp. 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 4
Mourning Dove 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 15

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker 14
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Blue Jay 11
American Crow 2
Tree Swallow 13
Black-capped Chickadee 15
Tufted Titmouse 14

White-breasted Nuthatch 10
Brown Creeper 3
Winter Wren 2
Golden-crowned Kinglet 4
Eastern Bluebird 2
American Robin 32
Cedar Waxwing 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
Fox Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 16
White-throated Sparrow 1

Song Sparrow 12
Northern Cardinal 14
Red-winged Blackbird 7
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
House Finch 3
Pine Siskin 2
American Goldfinch 8
House Sparrow 1
European starling 4

View this checklist online at

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (

* * * * * * * * * * * *
Karen Markey
Email: <ylime...>

Birders is a service of the Great Lakes Commission. Visit us at
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Birders" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to birders+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <birders...>
Visit this group at
To view this discussion on the web visit<2BoTsSMkBqpEnKUw...>
For more options, visit

Join us on Facebook!