Ridgefield Mother’s Walk: List, Pix


     The NJMC and BCAS had a great Mother's Day walk in Ridgefield, with highlights that included an annoying elusive male   IMG_7019
Scarlet Tanager (hence the above) and 42 other species.
   At Ridgefield Nature Center, we had at least nine warbler species. At Skeetkill Creek Marsh, we had all five swallow species.  And at Railroad Avenue, we had two dozen Monk Parakeets (of course).
   We even had some nice TV coverage from Channel One.
   Full list and more photos follow — holler if you have any additions/corrections.

Location: Ridgefield Nature Center
Observation date:     5/9/10
Notes: We stopped at Railroad Avenue to see the Monk Parakeets. Got all the swallow, shorebird and egret species at Skeetkill Creek Marsh in Ridgefield.Number of species:     44

Canada Goose    
Great Egret    
Snowy Egret    
Turkey Vulture    

Red-tailed Hawk    

American Kestrel    


Solitary Sandpiper    

shorebird sp.    

Herring Gull    

Rock Pigeon    

Mourning Dove    

Monk Parakeet    

Belted Kingfisher    

Red-bellied Woodpecker    

Downy Woodpecker    

Blue Jay    

American Crow    

Tree Swallow    

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Bank Swallow    

Cliff Swallow    

Barn Swallow    


Wood Thrush    

Gray Catbird    
Northern Mockingbird  

European Starling  

Northern Parula  

Yellow Warbler    

Chestnut-sided Warbler  

Magnolia Warbler 

Black-throated Blue Warbler 

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)    

Black-and-white Warbler  

American Redstart   

Common Yellowthroat    

Scarlet Tanager   

Northern Cardinal    

Red-winged Blackbird   

Common Grackle   

Baltimore Oriole

House Finch

House Sparrow    

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