Date: Mon, 15 May 2006 20:30:13 -0700
Reply-To: Eric Beohm <eric.beohm343@YAHOO.COM>
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From: Eric Beohm <eric.beohm343@YAHOO.COM>
Subject: Georgia International Horse Park 5/15/06
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I checked the GIHP today. I had some pretty cool birds. I ran into a couple nice (and somewhat muddy) birders whom I was able to share most of the birds with.
Willow Flycatcher (1 seen and heard)
Yellow-crowned Night-heron (1 or 2)
Sedge Wren (1)
Gray-cheeked Thrush (2)
Swainson's Thrush (2)
Spotted Sandpiper (1)
Solitary Sandpiper (1)
20 species of warbler:
Working a full-time and a part-time job makes it difficult for me to do much birding, but I've had a blast getting to bird the GIHP over last two weeks. I don't know if I'll bird it anymore until the fall since it is a bit of a drive to get there. The two birds I thought I would get there, Connecticut Warbler and Least Flycatcher, I didn't. However, I found more than I expected:
Bell's Vireo (1)
Alder Flycatcher (3)
Willow Flycatcher (2)
Warbling Vireo (1)
Lincoln's Sparrow (1)
Wilson's Warbler (1)
Gray-cheeked Thrush (5+)
Sedge Wren (5+)
Marsh Wren (2)
Baltimore Oriole (5+)
Virginia Rail (1)...and much more.
The warbler counts I had each of the six days I was there were consistently 20 or more species which is pretty amazing to me. I'm pretty sure over 30 species in one day would have been possible with additional birders.
Best of all, the birders I met there were just great!
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