This is the 5th year Todd Bauman and I have done short breeding birding surveys by canoe along the Little Schuylkill R. below Hawk Mt. The list of species and their proportions have been consistent. High water made for a fast, smooth trip -- none of that alarming grinding sound you hear when the canoe has to be pushed off submerged rocks. I record birds, he paddles. I think I have all the fun, but he insists that he does, so it's a good match.
> Little Schuykill River, New Ringgold, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, US > May 25, 2018 6:20 AM - 7:13 AM > Protocol: Traveling > 4.0 mile(s) > Comments: Clear, 58F. Canoe trip from Rip Rap Run to Saw Mill Rd. > River was high, making for a fast trip. River noise masked some bird song > on much of the route. Todd Bauman, Rudy Keller > 39 species > > Canada Goose 7 > Great Blue Heron 1 > Mourning Dove 3 > Belted Kingfisher 2 > Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 > Northern Flicker 1 > Pileated Woodpecker 1 > Eastern Wood-Pewee 10 > Acadian Flycatcher 1 > Great Crested Flycatcher 3 > Red-eyed Vireo 42 Common breeder; some migrants may still be moving > through. > Blue Jay 6 > American Crow 5 > Tufted Titmouse 13 > White-breasted Nuthatch 1 > Carolina Wren 3 > Veery 3 > Wood Thrush 26 Common breeder; all counted were singing males. > American Robin 5 > Gray Catbird 18 > Ovenbird 27 Most abundant forest warbler regionally. > Louisiana Waterthrush 3 > Black-and-white Warbler 1 > Common Yellowthroat 7 > Hooded Warbler 1 > American Redstart 1 > Northern Parula 2 > Field Sparrow 1 > Song Sparrow 1 > Eastern Towhee 7 > Scarlet Tanager 12 > Northern Cardinal 10 > Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1 > Indigo Bunting 6 > Baltimore Oriole 11 > Red-winged Blackbird 2 > Common Grackle 3 > House Finch 1 > American Goldfinch 3 > > View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46013851 > > This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/pa) Rudy Keller Boyertown, PA Berks County