Date: 5/2/18 1:31 pm
From: Dixie Sommers via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Long Branch Nature Center, Arlington County
On this lovely morning, 21 birders enjoyed a walk at Long Branch Nature
Center. We encountered a Scarlet Tanager, Great Crested Flycatchers, and
several warblers, including a beautiful Cape May and singing Northern
Parulas. There was a Solitary Sandpiper at the pond on the W&OD Trail, where
sparrows and an Orchard Oriole were also seen. A male Ruby-throated
Hummingbird and a Wood Thrush were seen near the visitor center, FOS for
most of us.

This walk was sponsored by the Northern Virginia Bird Club. See the Siskin
newsletter at for upcoming walks.

Long Branch Nature Center & Park, Arlington, Virginia, US May 2, 2018 8:22
AM - 10:48 AM

Protocol: Traveling

2.3 mile(s)

Comments: Northern Virginia Bird Club walk

41 species (+1 other taxa)

Mallard 2

Turkey Vulture 1

Red-shouldered Hawk 6 4 chicks on nest

Buteo sp. 4

Solitary Sandpiper 1

Mourning Dove 2

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 4

Downy Woodpecker 1

Hairy Woodpecker 1

Northern Flicker 2

Pileated Woodpecker 1

Great Crested Flycatcher 2

Red-eyed Vireo 2

American Crow 5

Fish Crow 1

Tufted Titmouse 3

White-breasted Nuthatch 2

Carolina Wren 2

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 8

Wood Thrush 1

American Robin 14

Gray Catbird 2

European Starling 3

Cedar Waxwing 5

Black-and-white Warbler 1

Common Yellowthroat 1

Cape May Warbler 1

Northern Parula 2

Yellow-rumped Warbler 8

Black-throated Green Warbler 1

White-throated Sparrow 1

Song Sparrow 4

Swamp Sparrow 1

Eastern Towhee 2

Scarlet Tanager 2

Northern Cardinal 10

Orchard Oriole 1

Brown-headed Cowbird 1

Common Grackle 9

American Goldfinch 6

House Sparrow 2

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