Monday, May 19, 2014

UI Arboretum migrants (A. Redstart etc.), 5/19/14

I had a few migrants at the arboretum this AM including a smart-looking male American Redstart. The redstart was singing at times which alerted me to its presence. It was in the northwest part of the arboretum including at times in the Siberian Pea bordering the arb and golf course (this hedge can be birdy at times). Also present here was a silent catharus thrush which I only got brief looks and could have been a Veery or a Swainson's (probably the latter). Complete list with migrants in bold below. 

Canada Goose  9
Mallard  1
Cooper's Hawk  1
Swainson's Hawk  1
Black-chinned Hummingbird  1
Calliope Hummingbird  6
Downy Woodpecker  1
Hammond's Flycatcher  2
Dusky Flycatcher  2
Warbling Vireo  3
Violet-green Swallow  3
Black-capped Chickadee  3
catharus thrush  1 - probably Swainson's but briefly seen & silent
American Robin  10     fledged young
European Starling  15
MacGillivray's Warbler  2
American Redstart  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
Wilson's Warbler  1
Chipping Sparrow  10 - small flock plus several territorial males 
Song Sparrow  2
Brown-headed Cowbird  2
House Finch  6
Lesser Goldfinch  4
American Goldfinch  2

View this checklist online at

Charles Swift
Graduate Student in Environmental Science
University of Idaho
Moscow, Idaho
46°43′54″ N, 116°59′50″ W

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