[CT Birds] Nocturnal migrants (season summary)

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Wed Oct 21 07:28:03 EDT 2015




>From Robert Dixon
10/21/15
Sterling yard - Here are the totals for nocturnal migrants heard during the peak period from 8/21/15 thru 10/21/15.
I spent 39 mornings (averaging an hour each morning) listening to nocturnal flight calls of mainly thrushes, tanagers and grosbeaks.
 
VEERY (149), WOOD THRUSH (94), SWAINSON'S THRUSH (77), HERMIT THRUSH (24), GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH (4), SCARLET TANAGER (94) and ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK (42). Also had an AMERICAN BITTERN, two WHIP-POOR-WILLS, an AMERICAN WOODCOCK, BARRED OWL (5), GREAT HORNED OWL (4) and BOBOLINK (4).
 
These may not be huge numbers of birds but certainly worth the effort as these birds would otherwise go uncounted.




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