After the rain cleared around 11am, we meandered around the boardwalk. The trees were full of singing warblers. We ended up with 21 warbler species and one of the highlights of the walk was the close looks we had of singing Prothonotary Warblers. We spent most of the time looking for birds rather than the typical careful counting of individuals that we usually try to do, so the numbers in our eBird checklist are mostly estimates. Tennessee Warblers seemed to be everywhere, with their trilling songs emanating from just about every part of the board walk.
Other abundant species included American Redstart, Nashville Warbler, Yellow Warblers, Chestnut-sided Warblers, Yellow-rumped Warblers, and ‘Western’ Palm Warblers. Some of the less common species included Canada Warbler, Wilson’s Warbler, Lincoln’s Sparrows, and Yellow-throated Vireo. We also got some great looks at thrushes, with several Veery and Swainson’s Thrushes scattered around. It was also really incredible to see two cute little Great Horned Owls peaking out of their nest!