Date: 4/14/18 4:24 pm
From: Monroe (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Shortoff Mountain Trail Burke Co. NC
Foothills Conservancy sponsored a hike on this trail which begins at the south end of the Linville Gorge on its east flank. The area has had several fires in the last few years so much early successional habitat.

Many Prairie Warblers(25 plus). Easily the most common bird of the day.
From the trailhead (at the end of Wolf Pit of NC 126)all the way to the top of the mountain is about a 2 mile walk on well maintained trail. Other birds:

Hooded Warbler and Black Throated Green on Wolf Pit Road.
On the trail:

N. Cardinal
Red Breasted Nuthatch
Black and White Warbler. This bird fairly common also.
Prairie Warbler
Bald Eagle
Common Raven
Turkey Vulture
Field Sparrow
Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Wren
White Eyed and Blue headed Vireo
Eastern Bluebird

Looked in vain for Peregrine Falcon.

Monroe Pannell
Conover NC
Catawba County

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