[Bristol-Birds] Elizabethton Spring Count

  • From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "bristol-birds" <bristol-birds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "tn-bird" <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 14:45:33 -0400

The 66th consecutive Elizabethton Spring Count was held on 25 April 2009.
41 observers in 7 parties spent 94 party hours & 7 nocturnal hours in the 
field, with 3 feeder 
watchers also participating.

152 species were tallied, which is slightly above the recent (last 25 years) 
average of 146 species.

Highlights, in checklist order:
Virginia Rail - 2  &  Sora - 4.
Dunlin - 1  (present for 3 weeks).
Eur. Collared-Dove  - 2
Black-billed Cuckoo - 1
N. Saw-whet Owl  - 2
Loggerhead Shrike - 2

27 species of warblers - - but few purely transient species (i.e., Nashville - 
1, Cape May - 1, 
N. Waterthrush - 1, Palm - 10, & several Yellow-rumps), while most breeding 
species were well
represented (e.g., Black-thr. Green - 171, Hooded - 163, Ovenbird - 127, 
Black-thr. Blue - 67).

Absent were:  Barn Owl, Com. Nighthawk, Acadian Flycatcher, Summer Tanager, & 
Purple Finch.

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN

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