Signs of Spring Everywhere
Bill Thrune - USFWS

JNorth Home Page

Home Page
Challenge Questions

Today's News
Today's News

Spring's Journey North
Spring's Journey North

Report Your Sightings
Report Your Sightings

Teacher's Manual
Teacher's Manual

Search Journey North
Search Journey North
return to:
JNorth Home Page


Signs of Spring Everywhere

Class 703
Field Trip to Long Point Bird Observatory
May 13, 1998

Birds banded while we were at the
Banding Station

(* = Neotropical Migrant)

  • Ruby Crowned Kinglet - 1 female and 3 undetermined
  • Wood Thrush*
  • Grey Catbird* - 3
  • Blue - Winged Warbler* - male -this bird has a very unique song which Jul mimicked for us!
  • Nashville Warbler* - 2 males 1 female
  • Magnolia Warbler* - undetermined
  • Black Throated Blue Warbler* - male
  • Yellow- Rumped Warbler* - undetermined
  • Black- Throated Green Warble* - male
  • Ovenbird* - undetermined*
  • Hooded Warbler* - male - very rare in Ontario and only known to breed in Carolinian Forests along the North shore of Lake Erie
  • American Redstart*
  • Lincoln's Sparrow*
  • White- Throated Sparrow

European Starling- female- (Just a local bird but notable because it had a "Brood Patch", a featherless area on its belly to allow the skin to directly contact its eggs and keep them at the proper incubation temperature.)

Chestnut-side Warbler*

Scarlet Tanager*

Birds Caught in nets, Seen and /or Heard
(* = Neotropical Migrant)

  • Great Blue Heron (definitely NOT caught in a net!)
  • Turkey Vulture (seen flying over)
  • Mourning Dove
  • Least Flycatcher* heard beside the banding station ("che-beck!")
  • Purple Martin*
  • Tree Swallow*
  • American Crow (seen flying over)
  • Black Capped Chickadee
  • Brown Creeper
  • Carolina Wren heard all around the station ("tea kettle tea kettle tea kettle!")
  • House Wren
  • Hermit Thrush*
  • Philadelphia Vireo*
  • Red-eyed Vireo*
  • Yellow Warbler* heard and seen ("sweet sweet sweet a little too sweet!")
  • Chestnut Sided Warbler* ("pleased pleased pleased to meetcha!")
  • Blackburnian Warbler*
  • Black and White Warbler*
  • Common Yellowthroat* ("witchity witchity witchity!")
  • Scarlet Tanager* - 1 male and 1 female
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Rose Breasted Grosbeak*
  • Song Sparrow
  • Grackle
  • Red-Winged Blackbird
  • Baltimore Oriole*
  • American Goldfinch