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BSES Birding Club, Fall 2018

The fall session of Trailblazers BSES Birding Club was by far our most exciting club season yet!

With a grand total of 45 species, the students of the club witnessed a handful of very exciting birds this season. We observed four species of warbler including spectacular views of Magnolia Warbler in the scrub shrubs of the east side of campus. We also observed multiple female Purple Finches as they fed on berries on our beloved trail. Although previously recorded before on the trail, these observations of Purple Finch and Magnolia Warbler were first-time sightings of the species on the trail for Trailblazers!

Most exciting of all though was our hawk watch session. We watched the mid-October skies from the bleachers of our baseball field in hopes of finding birds of prey soaring over, and we were handsomely rewarded! We had Red-tailed Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Turkey Vulture, Black Vulture, and not one but FIVE Bald Eagles!!!

Check out a video recap from our latest session together:

Can't wait for what the winter and spring club seasons bring for Trailblazers Birding Club!

45 species for the season:

Canada Goose

Mourning Dove

gull sp.

Great Blue Heron

Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Cooper's Hawk

Bald Eagle

Red-shouldered Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Eastern Phoebe

Blue Jay

American Crow

Tree Swallow

Carolina Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

White-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Carolina Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Eastern Bluebird

American Robin

Gray Catbird

Northern Mockingbird

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing

House Finch

Purple Finch

American Goldfinch

Dark-eyed Junco

White-throated Sparrow

Song Sparrow

sparrow sp.

Common Grackle

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Palm Warbler

Northern Cardinal

House Sparrow


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