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  • Long Point Bird Observatory
    May 9,1997

    Weather: +10C, cloudy, some showers
    We arrived at 9:45 am and got off the bus only to see a Northern Oriole sitting a large tree in the LPBO parking lot! We were excited since the weather wasn't exactly perfect for birds or migrating!

    The warbler migration was just getting started here, with many neotropicals yet to come. A trip down in a week or so could be fantastic! Very few trees were leafed out and spring is definetly delayed here.

    ** Denotes a birds species that's most abundant on the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula during winter and migration.

    1) Species banded by group 1:

    • 2 Least Flycatchers **
    • 1 Brown Creeper
    • 1 House Wren
    • 1 Hermit Thrush
    • 1 Wood Thrush
    • 2 Black and White Warblers **
    • 1 White Throated Sparrow

    2) Species Banded by Group 2:

    • 2 Least Flycatchers **
    • 1 Ruby-Crowned Kinglet
    • 1 Ovenbird **
    • 1 Common Yellowthroat
    • 1 Lincoln's Sparrow
    • 1 Swamp Sparrow

    3) Birds Seen at LPBO but not collected or banded:

    • Tree Swallow
    • American Robin
    • Nashville Warbler
    • Blackburnian Warbler
    • Cape May Warbler
    • Northern Cardinal
    • White-throated Sparrows
    • Northern Oriole
    • Northern Waterthrush **

    4) Birds Seen near Big Creek National Wildlife Sanctuary

    • Double-Crested Cormorant

    5) Birds Seen at Backus Woods Conservation Area

    • Great Blue Heron
    • Canada Geese
    • American Crow
    • Rough Legged Hawk
    • Great Horned Owl
    • House Finch
    • Ruby-Crowned Kinglets