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Fall Birding in the Downeast Lakes Community Forest

September 15, 2017

Birding along the stream
Birding along the stream

Yesterday, DLLT was pleased to welcome local birder and forest ecologist, Marion Bates, for a birding walk in the Downeast Lakes Community Forest.  With 19 pairs of binoculars trained on the skies and trees, numerous species of fall migrants were viewed in the many different habitats of Grand Lake Stream and the community forest.  Warblers, woodpeckers, waterfowl, and other songbirds were very lively in the early morning, fattening up on insects, fruit, and seeds for the long journey south to winter feeding grounds.  Below is a list of all species seen, along with the number counted.

Downeast Lakes Land Trust offers free education programs to the general public and local schools that highlight the natural and cultural history of the Downeast Lakes region.  To see what’s happening this fall, please visit the Events page.

1 Mallard

16 American Black Ducks

1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird

1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

1 Northern Flicker

1 Hairy Woodpecker

1 Downy Woodpecker

2 Red-eyed Vireos

4 Blue-headed Vireos

4 Golden-crowned Kinglets

4 Black-capped Chickadees

1 Red-breasted Nuthatch

7 Blue Jays

1 American Robin

4 Cedar Waxwings

1 Northern Parula

2 Magnolia Warblers

7 Yellow-rumped Warblers

1 Black-throated Green Warbler

1 Blackburnian Warbler

4 Black-and-white Warblers

2 Pine Warblers

1 Common Yellowthroat

4 White-throated Sparrows