Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Patapsco - McKeldin Area

Headed by Tim Houghton, CAS is monitoring this MD/DC Audubon IBA area for Cerulean Warblers and Wood Thrush, both species of concern along the Atlantic Flyway.  According to National Audubon, the Wood Thrush population has been declining about two percent a year since the mid-1960's mostly due to habitat loss on both its breeding and wintering grounds.
Wood Thrush - picture from Wikipedia
Tim Houghton (left) and Kevin McCahill documenting the location of a bird.
Spiderwort was blooming and was quite plentiful in areas.

Other birds spotted:
Yellow-throated Warbler
Worm-eating Warbler
American Redstart
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Parula
Swainson's Thrush
Wild Turkey
Red-eyed Vireo
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Scarlet Tanager

We would like to acknowledge Christine Holzmueller and Norm and Karen Meadow for the donation of 2 GPS units to assist with this project.

Stay tuned for updates!

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