September 8 Birdwalk at the State Botanical Garden

The State Botanical Garden was full of both birds and birders.  An ORAS birdwalk with 15 participants including John and Mai Whigham, John and Judy Willis, Laura Steadman, Steve Duke, Jim Hanna, Mary Case, Alison Huff and Ed Maioriello met other Athens birders Richard Hall, Mirko Basen, Krista Gridley, Rachel Cass and Steve Holzman who were scouring the gardens for everything with feathers.

The birds were not too cooperative for photos, but good looks were had at Yellow-throated Vireo, Northern Parula, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Great-crested Flycatcher and plenty of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds.






Gulf Fritellary

Gorgone Checkerspot

Cloudless Sulpher

The complete checklist for the day was:

State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Clarke, US-GA
Sep 8, 2012 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments:     ORAS fall birdwalk led by Ed Maioriello. Observers included R. Hall, J. Hanna, A. Huff, K. Gridley, M. Basen.
47 species (+1 other taxa)

Black Vulture  2
Turkey Vulture  4
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
Chimney Swift  2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  6
Red-headed Woodpecker  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  3
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  4
Acadian Flycatcher  2
Eastern Phoebe  8
Great Crested Flycatcher  3
White-eyed Vireo  19
Yellow-throated Vireo  4
Red-eyed Vireo  3
Blue Jay  4
American Crow  5
crow sp.  3
Barn Swallow  1
Carolina Chickadee  21
Tufted Titmouse  20
Brown-headed Nuthatch  1
Carolina Wren  17
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2
Gray Catbird  1
Northern Mockingbird  4
Brown Thrasher  1
Worm-eating Warbler  1
Prothonotary Warbler  1
Tennessee Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  1
Hooded Warbler  2
Northern Parula  2
Magnolia Warbler  2
Chestnut-sided Warbler  1
Pine Warbler  2
Canada Warbler  1
Eastern Towhee  2
Chipping Sparrow  1
Summer Tanager  2
Northern Cardinal  10
Indigo Bunting  4
Baltimore Oriole  2     a pair seen from the Day Chapel parking lot.
House Finch  5
American Goldfinch  6

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