2016 Bird Walk
Sighted Birds (stock photos)
Saturday, May 7th - Annual Sping Bird Walk
Starting bright and early at 730 am the walk was led, for the third year in a row, by Steve Sobocinski, a very knowledgeable and affable Burlington County resident who counts Taylor Wildlife Preserve as one of his favorite birding locations.
This year, we had 13 participants who gathered by the vegetable stand by the Taylors’ house. They included:
We started out walking up the narrow lane and, according to a report by our leader Steve, the walk was one of his better days at Taylors, with 82 species viewed overall. A huge Thank You to Steve for leading it again this year, and hope to see everyone next year, if not sooner.
Highlights were (observed or heard):
1 Common Raven, 1 American Bittern, 1 Least Flycatcher, 11 Warbler species including 1 Blackburnian, 1 Chestnut-sided, 5 Northern Waterthrush, 2 Prairie, 4 Parula, 4 Ovenbird, 4 American Redstart, 3 Black-and-White and 1 Yellow-rumped Warbler. Also, 1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak, 1 Savannah Sparrow, 1 Veery, 2 Red-eyed Vireo, 300+ Double-crested Cormorants heading north, 1 Eastern Bluebird, 2 Cedar Waxwing, 2 Black Vulture, and 4 Greater Yellowlegs.