Date: 9/22/19 2:07 pm From: Wbctelfair <wbchtelfair...> Subject: Re: Lovely Birdy Day at Dolly Sods (22 Warbler Species, 3000+ Passerines)
Thanks for the post!!
I was near Huttonsville sat am and saw 9 species of warblers, plus vireos, tanagers and an oriole.
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> On Sep 21, 2019, at 17:15, Hannah Clipp <hlclipp...> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Derek Courtney and I ventured down to the Allegheny Front Migration
> Observatory in Dolly Sods this morning. The weather was ideal, and the
> birds were moving. We counted a total of over 3,000 passerines moving along
> the front, and the volunteers at the banding station reported ~400 birds
> caught. Warblers were zipping past within feet of us, and dozens could be
> seen flying through the air at a time. There were also good movements of
> migrating tanagers (mostly Scarlet, but we saw one Summer) and
> Rose-breasted Grosbeaks. No real raptor movement, which wasn't a surprise
> given the westerly winds, but we did see two American Kestrels.
> At the banding station, we were also treated to a close-up look at a
> Brewster's Warbler that had been caught and processed.
> Later, while hiking the Blackbird Knob trail, we had a nice little feeding
> flock surround us, featuring spectacular, eye-level looks at Cape May
> Warblers and Black-throated Blue Warblers almost within touching distance.
> Plus good views of Northern Parula, Golden-crowned Kinglets, Yellow-rumped
> Warblers, Blue-headed Vireos, and Red-breasted Nuthatches.
> Below is the list of the 22(!) warbler species (+1 hybrid) we saw this
> morning at Dolly Sods.
> Blue-winged Warbler
> Brewster's Warbler
> Black-and-white Warbler
> Tennessee Warbler
> Orange-crowned Warbler
> Nashville Warbler
> Common Yellowthroat
> American Redstart
> Cape May Warbler --- more than a hundred
> Cerulean Warbler
> Northern Parula
> Magnolia Warbler
> Bay-breasted Warbler
> Blackburnian Warbler
> Chestnut-sided Warbler
> Blackpoll Warbler --- hundreds
> Black-throated Blue Warbler --- hundreds
> Yellow-rumped Warbler
> Yellow-throated Warbler
> Black-throated Green Warbler --- hundreds
> Canada Warbler
> Wilson's Warbler
> Sadly, no Kirtland's Warbler, but an excellent morning nonetheless!
> Good birding,
> */ Hannah L. Clipp*
> PhD Student | Associate Wildlife Biologist®
> West Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
> Division of Forestry and Natural Resources
> West Virginia University