Date: 10/9/19 12:40 pm
From: Mark Chao <markchao...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club sparrow walks this weekend
On Saturday and Sunday, I’ll be leading field trips for the Cayuga Bird
Club at the Cornell Community Garden Plots and vicinity. Each walk will
begin at 8 AM at the parking lot for the garden plots on the east side of
Freese Road between the Dyce Lab and the Liddell Lab.



The gardens are perennially an excellent spot for diversity and numbers of
migrating sparrows in the first half of October. Today I found eight
sparrow species there (Song, Savannah, Swamp, Field, White-crowned,
White-throated, Dark-eyed Junco, and Eastern Towhee), plus a Palm Warbler.
I also flushed up a Wilson’s Snipe (probably my first ever on this side of
Freese Road) and saw an American Mink in another.



We will be walking through a lot of tall, wet weeds in chilly weather. I
recommend waterproof clothing and footwear.



I look forward to seeing many of you this weekend!



Mark Chao

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