May 21, 2014
The Nashville Spring Bird Count was held on May 10 and totaled 145 species, eleven fewer than last year, and lower than normal. For several days leading up to the count, there were warm, sunny days with south winds, contributing to fewer transient migrants in our area. After a little rain in the morning, the day turned pleasant. Some of the highlights included 28 Northern Bobwhites, 3 Common Loons, 7 Great Egrets, 2 Osprey, 1 Caspian Tern, 6 Red-headed Woodpeckers, 1 Alder Flycatcher, 2 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers, 1 American Pipit, 31 warbler species, 24 Savannah Sparrows, 7 Grasshopper Sparrows, 2 Lincoln's Sparrows, 24 Dickcissels, and 7 Bobolinks.
To view a detailed list of species seen go to the Bird Count Results page (link on the right side of this page).
Jan Shaw co-compiler