[CT Birds] Barn Island WMA NHBC field trip highlights

Christopher Loscalzo closcalz at optonline.net
Sat May 23 15:15:55 EDT 2015

5/23/15:  Highlights from the New Haven Bird Club field trip held today at
the Barn Island Wildlife Management Area in Stonington were:  NORTHERN
HARRIER, Glossy Ibis, Black-bellied and Semipalmated Plover, 20 Short-billed
Dowitchers (one large, migratory flock flew in and roosted on the rocks near
the boat launch), Least Tern, Willow Flycatcher, White-eyed and
Yellow-throated Vireo, Marsh Wren, Cedar Waxwing, (only) eight warbler
species, Saltmarsh Sparrow, and Orchard Oriole.  We did not see or hear
Bobolinks in the fields along Palmer Neck Road.  76 species in total were
observed.  Full report on ebird.


Chris Loscalzo, Bill Batsford, and 16 additional participants


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