[TN-Bird] 12 Warbler Species at Edgar Evins State Park plus a whole lot more

  • From: Kevin Bowden <bnabirder@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tn-birds <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2019 15:31:01 -0500

Edgar Evins State Park
DeKalb County, TN
22 April 2019

Danny Shelton and I spent four hours on the mostly empty Millennial Trail
at Edgar Evins State Park this morning.

The bird song was non stop until about noon with numbers of certain species
exceeding our expectations. We virtually stopped counting NORTHERN PARULAS
when we reached 15. We got terrific looks at two males and one female.
Singing KENTUCKY WARBLERS were another abundant species and we also saw
three separate birds. We got good looks at HOODED WARBLERS. We also saw two
FOY singing male REDSTARTS. We heard a WORM-EATING WARBLER, and later saw
another. A handsome BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER entertained us as it preened
after a bath in a creek. A distant OVENBIRD sang repeatedly.

We heard three CERULEAN WARBLERS; however, try as we might, we could not
get on these birds.

As for other species, we never were not hearing RED-EYED VIREOS. There were
abundant singing WHITE-EYED VIREOS, and two silent BLUE-HEADED VIREOS. We
heard a good representation of WOOD THRUSH.

Below is our tally for a great morning of birding:

1 Chimney Swift
1 Turkey Vulture
1 Barred Owl
2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Downy Woodpecker
3 Pileated Woodpecker
1 Eastern Phoebe
1 Great Crested Flycatcher
1 Eastern Kingbird
6 White-eyed Vireo
3 Yellow-throated Vireo
2 Blue-headed Vireo
20+ Red-eyed Vireo
5 Blue Jay
1 American Crow
3 Carolina Chickadee
6 Tufted Titmouse
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
5 Carolina Wren
2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
7 Wood Thrush
1 American Goldfinch
1 Field Sparrow
4 White-throated Sparrow
4 Eastern Towhee
3 Brown-headed Cowbird
1 Ovenbird
2 Worm-eating Warbler
1 Louisiana Waterthrush
1 Black-and-white Warbler
9 Kentucky Warbler
1 Common Yellowthroat
7 Hooded Warbler
2 American Redstart
3 Cerulean Warbler
15+ Northern Parula
1 Yellow-throated Warbler
2 Prairie Warbler
1 Black-throated Green Warbler
3 Scarlet Tanager --
10 Northern Cardinal
2 Indigo Bunting

Kevin Bowden
Nashville, TN

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