The Hamilton County Migration Count was held on Saturday May 6. Thirteen
observers tallied 123 species, which is quite a bit below average but some
great species were seen. Migration has been quite spotty and weak this
spring in Hamilton County with less diversity than usual. The one bright
spot was the Cravens Unit of Lookout Mountain which has been above normal
with its migrant numbers. Another hot spot has been the wet fields near the
Wilcox Driving Range across Shallowford Road from the Brainerd Levee. Only
decent shorebird spot this spring.
Upland Sandpiper - I found it at the Wilcox Driving Range, has not been seen
in Hamilton County in a few years.
Stilt Sandpiper - Wilcox Driving Range
Peregrine Falcon - flew across Broad Street
Canvasback - Chester Frost
Least Flycatcher - Cravens House
Black-throated Blue Warbler -Cravens House, uncommon migrant in Hamilton
(26 species of warblers for count)
Marsh Wren - Standifer Gap Marsh
I want the thank everyone who helped with the count!!