15 May 2011

State birds and more

Yesterday I made a quick dash to the southeast corner of Iowa targeting 2 state birds.  Surprisingly, I managed to snag both fairly quickly.

First was a singing PINE WARBLER at the Donnellson Unit of the Shimek State Forest:

The other target were the BEWICK'S WRENS near Argyle.  Here is a photo that shows both wrens at once:

Here is a map with pins where I had both target birds:
View BEWR and PIWA in a larger map

There was a BLUE-WINGED WARBLER singing from the parking lot at the Croton Unit at the Shimek State Forest:

Also present at the previous location was WORM-EATING WARBLER, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, and SUMMER TANAGER.

This morning we tallied 17 warbler species at Emma McCarthy Lee Park in Ames:

Northern Parula - 2
Orange-crowned Warbler - 1
Tennessee Warbler - 2
Nashville Warbler - 6
Yellow Warbler - 4
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 1
Magnolia Warbler - 5
Blackburnian Warbler - 2
Palm Warbler - 1
Black-and-white Warbler - 5
American Redstart - 25
Ovenbird - 3
Northern Waterthrush - 4
Mourning Warbler - 2
Common Yellowthroat - 8
Wilson's Warbler - 4
Canada Warbler - 3

Here is a MOURNING WARBLER that briefly popped up:

MAGNOLIA WARBLERS were fairly common:

There were multiple CANADA WARBLERS this morning: