Date: 4/27/18 6:33 am From: Cheryl Childers <cherylness...> Subject: Swainson's Warbler at Springhill Park
Just an fyi for anyone needing a reliable place to find this bird. This is within a few miles of Sandy Berger's field trip to Frog Bayou during the AAS conference Saturday. This past week, myself, Kaylee Kruskopp, and Jim Nieting (who has photos) have found one, possibly two singing Swainson's Warblers at Springhill Park in Barling, AR.
I have seen and heard them here every year for at least 5 years in a row. This is also an excellent migrant warbler fallout area. Cliff Swallow nests under the bridge are impressive. Bald Eagles are reliable here. Look for Least Terns and others on the river. There are extensive bike paths to follow into the woods.
The coordinates to the Swainson's Warbler area are 35.341270,-94.284522 according to Google Maps. It's called Dam Site South Public Use Area.
They are at the end of the road which leads to a parking area with a boat launch. There is a closed off road and the foundation of what used to be restrooms. There are stairs that lead down to a path that has a wooden walkway across a creek. This is where Kaylee and I found ours. When they sing they are very loud.
I would be happy to show anyone where they are. Just email me off list.