Date: 5/6/18 4:04 am From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> Subject: Wood County Big Day--90 species
As part of eBird's Global Big Day yesterday, May 5, I did a Big Day solely within Wood County. Starting at Mountwood Park at 4:55 am and ending at Point Park at 6:10 pm, I was surprised at my final total of 90 species; I had expected 75.
I spent 4 hours at McDonough Wildlife Park in Vienna, and that's where most of the warblers, vireos, thrushes, and other Neotropical migrants were seen.
Here's the list:
Canada Goose Wood Duck Mallard Wild Turkey--1 gobbling at McDonough Wildlife Park Great Blue Heron--Mountwood Park Great Egret--3 at Sandy Creek backwater Green Heron--McDonough Turkey Vulture Osprey--1 at Northwest Drive and 1 at Belleville Lock and Dam Red--tailed Hawk--Washington Works Nature Trails Killdeer Spotted Sandpiper--1 at McDonough Solitary Sandpiper--2 at Sandy Creek backwater Herring Gull--1 at Belleville wetlands Rock Pigeon Mourning Dove Eastern Whip-poor-will--1 at Mountwood Park past the Administration Building and 3 along Borland Springs Road Ruby-throated Hummingbird--1 building a nest at McDonough Chimney Swift Belted Kingfisher--Mountwood Park Red-bellied Woodpecker Downy Woodpecker Hairy Woodpecker Northern Flicker Pileated Woodpecker Eastern Wood-Pewee Acadian Flycatcher Empidonax Flycatcher--1 silent bird at Belleville wetlands Eastern Phoebe Eastern Kingbird Great Crested Flycatcher--Mountwood Park White-eyed Vireo Yellow-throated Vireo Red-eyed Vireo Purple Martin Tree Swallow Northern Rough-winged Swallow Bank Swallow--2 at Belleville wetlands Barn Swallow Cliff Swallow--10 gathering mud at the Williamstown boat ramp for nests on the bridge from Williamstown to Marietta, OH and 23 at the Belleville wetlands Blue Jay American Crow Carolina Chickadee Tufted Titmouse White-breasted Nuthatch Carolina Wren House Wren Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher Eastern Bluebird Veery--McDonough Swainson's Thrush Wood Thrush American Robin Northern Mockingbird Gray Catbird Brown Thrasher European Starling Ovenbird Kentucky Warbler Hooded Warbler Tennesee Warbler Black-and-White Warbler Magnolia Warbler Yellow Warbler Blackburnian Warbler--McDonough Chestnut-sided Warbler--1 at Washington Works Nature Trails Cerulean Warbler--1 at McDonough American Redstart--Washington Works Bay-breasted Warbler--3 at McDonough Common Yellowthroat--Washington Works Yellow-throated Warbler Yellow-rumped Warbler Chipping Sparrow Song Sparrow White-crowned Sparrow--1 at Belleville wetlands White-throated Sparrow Eastern Towhee Summer Tanager--Mountwood Park at Visitor Center Scarlet Tanager Northern Cardinal Indigo Bunting Orchard Oriole--Northwest Drive Baltimore Oriole Bobolink--2 at Northwest Drive Red-winged Blackbird Eastern Meadowlark--Northwest Drive. I also found a barely fledged baby bird floundering in the grass near the old lockhouse that was dark above with yellow undertail coverts that was probably this species. Brown-headed Cowbird Common Grackle American Goldfinch House Finch House Sparrow