An overview of today, May, & the entire spring.

51 species were found at the tower this morning, & even now on the last day of the survey, one new species was added to this season's list, Chestnut-sided Warbler.  Other highlights from today were a Eurasian Collared-Dove, a Black-billed Cuckoo, a late Pine Siskin, and another large flight of Cedar Waxwings (2,446 of which were counted today). The list from … Continue reading An overview of today, May, & the entire spring.

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Fish Crows make a 2019 appearance.

Here on the 2nd to last day of this spring's Longshore Flight Survey, another species was added to this season's list that was a very unexpected one.  A flock of 4 Fish Crows flew from east to west past the tower at 7:57 A.M..  This puts a total of 4 Corvid species on the 2019 tower list: … Continue reading Fish Crows make a 2019 appearance.

The final lap of spring migrants.

There is now less than one week left of this spring's longshore flight survey.  Today, one new species was added to the tower's 2019 list, Western Kingbird.  This was definitely the best bird of the day.  Other highlights from the 55 species found this morning were an American White Pelican (seen above), and a Peregrine … Continue reading The final lap of spring migrants.

Blue Grosbeak & other interesting finds.

Over the past 3 days, 3 new species were added to the tower's 2019 list: Blue Grosbeak, Mourning Warbler, & Yellow-bellied Flycatcher.  The Blue Grosbeak was originally found on Tuesday afternoon, but it has been found near the tower every day since.  Pictures of the Blue Grosbeak can be seen both above and below. For the past 2 … Continue reading Blue Grosbeak & other interesting finds.

Cusp of Neotropical Madness

As you've no doubt seen we haven't had much an opportunity to post much the last few days.  Consistent north winds have all but essentially shut down visible migration from the tower site.  To date however, 194 species have been logged at the tower this season.  We've already exceeded last year's total individual count by … Continue reading Cusp of Neotropical Madness