Monday, May 7, 2012

New Bird Arrivals

During a walk along McCarthy Lake, here are the recent bird arrivals Mary and Rich saw this weekend:

  • Red-eyed Viero
  • Yellow-throated Vireo
  • Gray Catbird
  • Eastern Kingbird
  • Rufous-sided Towhee
  • Northern Oriole
  • Great Crested Flycatcher
  • Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher
  • American Redstart
  • Nashville Warbler
  • Black-and-White Warbler
  • Black-throated Green Warbler
I like the Black-and-White because of its striking, handsome markings.
Mary likes the Black-throated Green because of its memorable, musical song.

For good illustrations and information, check your Peterson, your Sibley, or your Stokes.

For awesome photographs, view the blog under the category Birds in the
Nature Blog Network.

For excellent songs and calls, we have used for years, the CD-ROMs from The Cornell Lab of Ornithology's "Guide to Birds of North America" (versions 2.0 & 3) These are produced by
Thayer  birdingsoftware. This link brings you to version 4, which is less $ than the "Gold Edition.

Clean up your binoculars, get out there, and enjoy the New Bird Arrivals. Many more are coming every week to a habitat near you, during this busy, migrating, month of May.