Bird Walk Wrap-Up: A.D. Barnes Park

Thanks to everyone who flocked to A.D. “Doug” Barnes park this past Saturday and helped the Phoebes’ second bird walk of 2018 be such a great success! Our best attended walk to date brought out twenty Phoebes including both old and new faces. Moreover, three of the attendees were “Blue Jays" (that is our code word for male birders), and a special visitor: Molly Adams from New York’s Feminist Bird Club

Image by Eliana Ardila

Image by Eliana Ardila

The birds were shy at first, but as we meandered through the hammock, our feathered friends perked up. A band of Pine Warblers with their mustard-yellow breasts watched us from above and Blue-gray Gnatcatchers serenaded us with their rubber-ducky squeaks. Outside the Pine Rocklands, Yellow-rumped Warblers showed off their butter butts and a Prairie Warbler posed with his stripes. By the end of the morning, our group of Phoebes tallied 44 different bird species.

After birding and exploring, the Phoebes settled into the Pine Rocklands for picnic. With everybody’s help, we were able to put together quite the spread - the highlight being Nicole’s homemade apple cake!

Image by Eliana Ardila

Image by Eliana Ardila

Image by Eliana Ardila

Image by Eliana Ardila

Bird of the walk:

Pine Warblers

Plant of the walk:

Wild Coffee

Birds We Saw

43 species of birds were seen in total:

  • Muscovy Duck

  • Rock Pigeon

  • White-crowned Pigeon

  • Eurasian Collared-Dove

  • Mourning Dove 

  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird 

  • Ring-billed Gull 

  • Anhinga

  • Double-crested Cormorant

  • Great Egret

  • Cattle Egret

  • White Ibis

  • Black Vulture

  • Turkey Vulture

  • Osprey 

  • Cooper's Hawk

  • Red-bellied Woodpecker

  • American Kestrel 

  • Mitred Parakeet 

  • Eastern Phoebe

  • White-eyed Vireo

  • Blue-headed Vireo

  • Blue Jay

  • Fish Crow

  • swallow sp.

  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 

  • Gray Catbird

  • Northern Mockingbird 

  • European Starling 

  • Spot-breasted Oriole

  • Common Grackle 

  • Ovenbird 

  • Black-and-white Warbler

  • Common Yellowthroat

  • American Redstart 

  • Northern Parula 

  • Magnolia Warbler

  • Black-throated Blue Warbler

  • Palm Warbler 

  • Pine Warbler

  • Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 

  • Yellow-throated Warbler 

  • Prairie Warbler

  • Northern Cardinal