Sunday, September 29, 2002

Birding at Altona Marsh

During a leisurely 2 hour and 15 minute hike along the railroad tracks that parallel the Altona Marsh, Jefferson County, West Virginia, on Saturday, September 28, I saw a total of 40 species (details below):

Great Blue Heron 1 individual
Turkey Vulture 2
Canada Goose 7
Wood Duck 2
Mallard 1
Northern Harrier 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Kestrel 1
Mourning Dove 25
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 4
Eastern Phoebe 2
Blue Jay 18
American Crow 4
Tree Swallow 4
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Carolina Chickadee 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 7
House Wren 1
Eastern Bluebird 6
American Robin 12
Gray Catbird 8
Northern Mockingbird 10
European Starling 52
Cedar Waxwing 5
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 3
Song Sparrow 13
Northern Cardinal 13
Indigo Bunting 2
Red-winged Blackbird 53
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 23

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