Another wonderful day at the refuge! If you haven't been there you really should go; it has lots of interest.....boardwalks, a nice overlook, plenty of pullouts. Our list for today equaled last week's in number (56) but not in species: we added Warbling Vireo and Yellow Warbler but subtracted Yellow-headed Blackbird and Peregrine Falcon. Well, there were other changes but I'm too tired to list them all out. Suffice it to say we all had a terrific time and I know this new class was a huge success. I hope to lead it again this fall or next spring.
Next up on the agenda is Birding By Ear. May is full and I don't know about June. A customer at work mentioned that she is taking a birding by ear class through either PCC or CCC, I don't recall. It's five field trips and no class time whereas mine is three field trips and two evening classes. I've sometimes wondered whether the class time is worth it......but birding by ear is so overwhelming in spring I find that it helps students focus once we arrive in the field.
More updates from the spring migration coming soon!