Bird Hike Report

PENS hiking trails.

Group of 6 hikers. Started hike at 7am it was 8 degrees Celsius. By 10:30am it was 16 degrees Celsius.

It was very foggy in the village this morning but was not foggy up on the mountain.  What started out chilly turned into a really beautiful sunny day.  We hiked a bit longer than usual, starting out in the parking lot where we saw an Oven bird, black-throated green warbler and a dark eyed junco.  then we headed up the trail.  we went up on the roundtop side, taking the Vogel trail.  We got a good view of both the blue headed vireo and the red-eyed vireo.  Black throated blue & black-throated green warblers were plentiful throughout the hike.  about 2 thirds up to lac spruce there was a winter wren singing in a tall, dark evergreen.  We never found it, but looked for well over 10 minutes.  Then once we started heading down the lac spruce trial near the bench with a view I could hear the Canada Warbler . it was very close but no one spotted it!   We saw lots of other birds and 21 species. A record for the number of species on the PENS trail for my group bird hikes.   Strangely there were no thrushes.

Species list:

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Hairy Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue-headed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
Common Raven
Black-capped Chickadee
Brown Creeper
Winter Wren
House Finch
Dark-eyed Junco
White-throated Sparrow
Ovenbird
Black-and-white Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Canada Warbler

 

Next week May June 1 2019 we are meeting at the lower parking lot of hotel Horizon at 7am.

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