Annual Waterfowl Fieldtrip
Today the Cattaraugus County Bird Club had their Annual Waterfowl Fieldtrip along the Allegheny River and Conewango Wetland Area. We had a wonderful birding day with 53 species of birds and we survived glacial like temperatures!
Waterfowl observed included: Common Loon, Pied-billed Grebe, Horned Grebe, Mallards, Blackduck, Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Blue-winged Teal, Green-winged Teal, Woodduck, Bufflehead, Lesser Scaup, Ring-necked Duck, Northern Pintail, Northern Shoveler, American Wigeon, Common Goldeneye, Canada Goose, Tundra Swan and American Coot.
Although waterfowl was our target species . . . we did observe a few other great birds like the Ruffed Grouse, Osprey, Red-shouldered Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Bald Eagle (2 different nests), Northern Harrier, Turkey Vulture, Killdeer, Eastern Meadowlark, American Robin, Eastern Bluebird, Song Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, Wild Turkey, and the many other commonly found birds.
My first for 2008 birds observed included the Common Loon, Common Snipe, Horned Lark, Blue-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, Tree Swallow, Rusty Blackbird, and Belted Kingfisher (CHECK)!!
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