Sunday’s Walk: The Full List

IMG_0422    As promised, though a tad late, is a list of the birds we saw on Sunday's "Birding for Beginners" walk, done in cooperation with the fine folks at Bergen County Audubon Society.
    At left was one of the highlights — a nice flight of Northern Pintail flying overhead as we walked along the Lyndhurst Nature Reserve Trail.
   All told (or is it all tolled?), we counted nine species of duck, including Bufflehead and plenty of lazing Canvasback.
   We also had early Killdeer and lingering White-crowned Sparrow (in the usual spot, nearly the security guard booth).
   Non-bird sightings included an early slider and the unofficial mammal of the Meadowlands, the Muskrat.
  We did not see the shrike, though it wasn't for a lack of trying.

Here's a list, courtesy of Lisa DeVos of BCAS. (Thanks, Lisa!)

DeKorte Park, Sunday, March 7, 10:30 a.m. – noon
25 species

American Black Duck
American RobinIMG_0416
Canada Goose
Common Grackle
Common Merganser
Downy Woodpecker
Mourning Dove
Mute Swan
Northern Harrier
Northern Mockingbird
Northern Pintail
Northern Shoveler
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-winged Blackbird
Ruddy Duck
Song Sparrow
Turkey Vulture
White-crowned Sparrow (above right)
White-throated Sparrow

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