Date: 5/14/18 9:24 am From: Mascoma Chapter NH Audubon <mascomabirds...> Subject: [NHBirds] International Migratory Bird Day Results for the Hanover, NH Outing 2018-05-12
In observance of the 100th anniversary of the International Migratory Bird Treaty Act, The Hanover Conservancy and the Mascoma Chapter of NH Audubon teamed up to sponsor a birding outing at Hanover's scenic Balch Hill Natural Area.
Conditions were briskly cool, with the temperature near freezing, when eleven birders set off on the trail leading up to the hill's summit.
A respectable number of species, 35, were observed over the next two-and-a-half hours. Thirteen species of warblers were recorded. Highlights included both a male and female Cap May warblers, a Tennessee warbler and a Nashville warbler. Yellow-rumpeds were the most numerous warbler species on the morning with nine recorded.
Other highlights included both red-breasted (3) and white-breasted (1) nuthatches and a vividly red scarlet tanager.