Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee NWR BioBlitz 2022's Journal

June 12, 2022

Updated bird list

We had a few more bird lists submitted through eBird (thanks Terry!) and have 3 more bird species to add to our list: Cliff Swallow, Worm-eating Warbler, and Black-and-White Warbler. This brings our species list for the day up to 95 species. Thanks everyone!

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May 26, 2022

Bird list

I compiled all submitted eBird lists, the lists from the bird walks, and sightings posted to iNaturalist to summarize bird species documented on Saturday. We had a total of 92 species! Highlights include Bobolink, Bachman's Sparrow, and Scarlet Tanager. Special thanks to all contributors (listed alphabetically):
Chris Ayers, Mel Boudreau, Rebecca Bracken, Kristine Evans, Amber Floyd, Jeffrey Harris, Evan Kirsch, miskatoniq (iNat id), Natasha Murphy, Jonathan Peeples, Levi Peeples, Kameryn Roberts, Marion Schiefer, Terence Schiefer, and Brad Thornton.

Birds detected (listed in taxonomic order):
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
Wood Duck
Wild Turkey
Pied-billed Grebe
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Common Gallinule
Purple Gallinule
Least Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-heron
White Ibis
Glossy Ibis
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Mississippi Kite
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Barred Owl
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Red-cockaded Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Acadian Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Northern Rough-winged swallow
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Carolina Wren
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird
Wood Thrush
American Robin
American Goldfinch
Bachman's Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Eastern Towhee
Yellow-breasted Chat
Orchard Oriole
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Common Grackle
Louisiana Waterthrush
Prothonotary Warbler
Swainson's Warbler
Kentucky Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Pine Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Blue Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting

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May 25, 2022

Mussel list

Matt Wagner (USFWS) , Calvin Rezac (MDWFP) and Emily Field (MDWFP Volunteer) sampled mussels in several locations and found the following 17 species:

Asian Clam
Alabama Orb
Southern Pigtoe
Yellow Sandshell
Threehorn Wartyback
Fragile Papershell
Southern Mapleleaf
Ridged Mapleleaf
Little Spectaclecase

Thanks y'all!

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Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee NWR Bio Blitz! I will make periodic posts over the next few weeks to provide updates on the number of species seen during the blitz. I'm still waiting on several groups to report back. The initial tally, provided by Melanie Boudreau, includes total seen on the public walks and (I believe) posts to iNaturalist. This includes: 69 bird species, 213 plant species, 43 insect species, and 7 mammal species. I'll try to post species lists as well, once finalized. Thanks again! -Becky Rosamond, Refuge Biologist

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