2019 Spring Bird Count Results

The James B Harrison Foundation hosted its first Spring Bird Count last weekend, on Saturday, April 13th. We had 9 birders in attendance with 3 Christmas Bird Count returners, and 5 new birding friends joining in on the birding action.

The weather held up for our 9 birders who observed a total of 62 species throughout the 4-hour morning count.

Adding to our birding checklist from our Christmas Bird Counts was a total of 15-species. Most of these 15 species of birds were migratory or spring species not usually recorded during our December counts. These species included Yellow-Crowned Night Heron, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Franklin’s Gulls, Broad-winged Hawk, Mississippi Hawk, Swainson’s Hawk, Purple Gallinule, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Purple Martin, Tree Swallow, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Hooded Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, and the Carolina Wren.

We would like to extend a big thank you to those birders who braved the unpredictable weather to join us for our first Spring Count and make it such a big success. You all are always welcome to join us for future events and we look forward to adding more birding opportunities to our calendar in the future.

JBH Spring Bird Count Checklist - Page 1

JBH Spring Bird Count Checklist - Page 1

JBH Spring Bird Count Checklist - Page 2

JBH Spring Bird Count Checklist - Page 2