Wanted: A Few Good Birds!

As a part of the Inventory of the Biological Resources of Honey Hollow, we’re looking at the birds that occur here throughout the year and comparing those species to the species that lived and visited the site 50 years ago. Some of these species occur only in the winter and others are just easier to find during the winter and early spring. Here’s a list of species that occurred here historically but have not been seen during the last few years. Some are surely present but simply haven’t been noticed, others are rare or highly irregular but others may no longer live in or visit this area. We want to know.

Eastern Meadowlark
Snow Bunting
Common Redpoll
Evening Grosbeak
American Pipit
Horned Lark
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
Red-headed Woodpecker
Northern Goshawk
Northern Harrier
Golden Eagle
Any gull other than Ring-billed
Any owl other than Great-horned, Screech and Saw-whet
Any duck other than Mallard, Wood Duck, American Wigeon and Ring-necked Duck

Please come by and do some bird searching and watching. You’ll notice that many of these species will be observed as they fly over the property going to or from the river or hunting for prey so keep your eyes on the sky. And then let us know what you see. Report your observations to eBird or send us an email. We thank you and the birds thank you.

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