On Saturday April 20, twenty-three birders walked around beautiful Wilderness Gardens Preserve and we found 52 bird species.
It was a relatively cool overcast morning compared to the frequent hot weather walks in past years at this location.
Lots of really good birds were found: Costa’s Hummingbird, Ash-throated Flycatchers, Western Kingbird, Phainopeplas, Nashville Warbler, Rufous-crowned Sparrow, Hooded Orioles, and Bullock’s Orioles. But the best bird of the day had to be the unexpected appearance of the American Bittern.
Here is our species list:
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
JIM BECKMAN, trip leader
Here’s several really good photos that Aedyn Loefke took today at Wilderness Gardens Preserve.
Rufous-crowned Sparrow, Ash-throated Flycatcher, American Bittern, Coyote.