23 Apr 12
Participants in Warbler Weekend look for birds at Long Creek Wildlife Refuge
This Saturday was a day dedicated to birding. We had some brave participants that came out early on a chilly morning, but they were rewarded with highlights including a Caspian Tern, Yellow-rumped Warblers, Orchard Orioles, Cedar Waxwings and Red-headed Woodpeckers. Later in the afternoon we trekked over to Land Between The Lakes to bird the Long Creek Wildlife Refuge. We saw 60 different species of birds, and highlights were Little Blue Herons, Snowy Egrets, American White Pelicans, Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, Cliff Swallows, Tree Swallows, Osprey, Bald Eagle, White-eyed vireos, Red-eyed Vireos, Yellow-throated Vireos, Summer Tanager and Indigo Buntings. We were able to see or hear eight different species of warblers: Northern Parula, Yellow-throated Warbler, Prairie Warbler, Palm Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, Prothonatary Warblers, Yellow-rumped Warbler, and Common Yellowthroat.
It's the perfect time to get out and hear the newly arriving birds at Lake Barkley SRP.