Harris and Schor Conservation Areas 5/20/20

Date: 5/20/20
Time: 7:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Harris Conservation Area (7:00am - 9:00am) and Schor Conservation Area (10:00am - 12:00pm)
Weather: Moderate temperature, sunny
Habitat: Woodland. Both areas had very similar habitats, though Schor had a pond surrounding by a grassy area as well.

In both areas, the birds were much harder to spot than previous days. However, I was usually able to eventually lay eyes on a bird if I followed its song for long enough and kept my eyes peeled for movement. At Harris I saw the scarlet tanager in my first few minutes, and later on saw a barred owl, yellow-bellied sapsucker, Swainson's thrush, and red-breasted nuthatch. The red-breasted nuthatch was actually feeding right near a white-breasted nuthatch, so it was great to be able to compare them side-by-side in real life.

I then went to the second place that was assigned to me but it was closed, so I searched around on eBird for another wooded area close by and eventually decided on Schor, which turned out to be a good choice. There I saw a couple wood thrushes and a few ovenbirds though my binoculars. By the end of my time here, though, I was frustrated by a couple ID challenges and my shoulders hurt from the binoculars. On the last leg of the trail, I found myself surrounded by many songs that I couldn't identify and couldn't locate the source. I stayed there for a long time just trying to catch a glimpse of them, and for the few that I did see, it was too brief to be able to get an ID that I could be confident in, besides a chestnut-sided warbler and bay-breasted warbler. Then, a broad-winged hawk flew overhead and all the birds stopped singing. I was so frustrated by then that I left.

Posted by natalya-h natalya-h, May 20, 2020 19:18

Observations

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Canada Goose Branta canadensis

Observer

natalya-h

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May 20, 2020

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Square

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Barred Owl Strix varia

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natalya-h

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May 20, 2020

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Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius

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natalya-h

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May 20, 2020

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Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus

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natalya-h

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May 20, 2020

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Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe

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natalya-h

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May 20, 2020

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Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus

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natalya-h

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May 20, 2020

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Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata

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natalya-h

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May 20, 2020

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Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus

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natalya-h

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May 20, 2020

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Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis

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natalya-h

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May 20, 2020

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White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis

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natalya-h

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May 20, 2020

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Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis

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natalya-h

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May 20, 2020

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Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus

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natalya-h

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May 20, 2020

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Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapilla

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natalya-h

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May 20, 2020

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American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla

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natalya-h

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May 20, 2020

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Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea

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natalya-h

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May 20, 2020

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Downy Woodpecker Dryobates pubescens

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natalya-h

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May 20, 2020

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Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens

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natalya-h

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May 20, 2020

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Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus

Observer

natalya-h

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May 20, 2020

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Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina

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natalya-h

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May 20, 2020

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American Robin Turdus migratorius

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natalya-h

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May 20, 2020

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American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

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natalya-h

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May 20, 2020

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Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

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natalya-h

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May 20, 2020

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Bay-breasted Warbler Setophaga castanea

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natalya-h

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May 20, 2020

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Yellow Warbler Setophaga petechia

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natalya-h

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May 20, 2020

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Chestnut-sided Warbler Setophaga pensylvanica

Observer

natalya-h

Date

May 20, 2020

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