Monday, May 13, 2013

NTOS Spring Bird Count
May 5, 2013

The Nashville spring bird count was held Sunday, May 5, postponed from May 4 because of rain.  Thirty-eight birders found a total of 156 species, which is about average.  Highlights included 2 Red-breasted Mergansers in Cheatham Co., 1 Black Duck at Radnor Lake, 22 Northern Bobwhites (20 at Bells Bend Park), 9 species of shorebirds with 1 Short-billed Dowitcher at Percy Priest Lake, 3 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers in Rutherford Co., all the expected vireos, 1 Bank Swallow at Percy Priest Lake, 32 warbler species with 27 seen at Radnor Lake, 6 Cerulean Warblers at Harpeth West and Radnor Lake, 2 Mourning Warblers at Shelby Bottoms and Radnor Lake, and 57 Bobolinks at Old Hickory Lake and Shelby Bottoms.

To view the results of each route and the totals click on Bird Count Results in the menu on the right.

Jan Shaw