Sunday Morning Bird Walks

Newport News City Park

Join us on the First and Third Sunday of each month at 7:00 AM at Newport News Park. 

Meet us in the parking lot behind the Ranger Station!

Thanks to Jane Frigo for providing these reports.  For more information, contact Jane (757-873-0721).

2020 Bird Walks Summary

January 5, 2020

The first walk of 2020 was clear but cold and windy with temperatures staying in the 40's.  Fifteen people helped identify 44 species for the morning in spite of the challenging conditions.  Those braving the cold were Ellis and Wendy Maxey, Pete Peterman, Cindy Shulz, Dianne Snyder, Tom Charlock, Marc Nichols, Elizabeth Wilkins, Jacque von Montfrans, Susan Maples, Sue Tomlin, Cathy Bond, Hannah Montalvo, Jane Frigo and new comer Luis Boticario.  Very few ducks were seen. Speculation was they were sheltering further in the inlets.  The group did find Canada Geese, Gadwall,Mallard, Ring-necked Duck, Hooded Merganser and a couple Pied-billed Grebe.  Bald Eagles were seen and a Sharp-shinned Hawk made a fly through.  Pete got a great picture of a Pine Warbler foraging on the walkway.  A lone male Kingfisher was seen perched. The group didn't venture past Swamp Point but did make a brief run across the White Oak Bridge to find a Yellow-rumped Warbler before calling it quits.  Stuart Sweetman and John Adair were certainly missed but they were participating in the Mathews Audubon Christmas count. A species list follows.

 

Canada Goose

Gadwall

Mallard

Ring-necked Duck

Hooded Merganser

Pied-billed Grebe

Double-crested Cormorant

Great Blue Heron

Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Bald Eagle

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Ring-billed Gull

Mourning Dove

Belted Kingfisher

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker

Blue Jay

Carolina Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

White-breasted Nuthatch

Brown-headed Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Carolina Wren

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Eastern Bluebird

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

Northern Mockingbird

Brown Thrasher

Pine Warbler

Yellow-rumped Wabler

Field Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

American Goldfinch

Previous Sunday Walk Reports:

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009 

2008

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