Scotia warbler bonanza

Drew WeberBird Sightings, Birding, Photography3 Comments

It was a great morning at Scotia Barrens IBA. Overall I saw/heard over 150 individual warblers while I drove through Scotia Barrens. Highlights were an Orange-crowned Warbler near the powerline close to the south entrance, a singing Mourning Warbler that I got great looks of at the research shed, a Wilson’s Warbler singing and jumping around low in some bushes and a singing Swainson’s Thrush just past the research shed. Chestnut-sided Warblers were dense through the entire drive and I got some excellent looks at at least 5 Bay-breasted Warblers. Other interesting birds were two Red-breasted Nuthatches and several White-crowned Sparrows. I managed to get photos of some of the warblers, unfortunately the Mourning Warbler was uncooperative and took off as soon as I pulled my camera out. The full list of what I saw are after the photos.

Magnolia Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Blue-winged Warbler 3
Golden-winged Warbler 9
Tennessee Warbler 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Nashville Warbler 2
Northern Parula 3
Yellow Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 39
Magnolia Warbler 12
Cape May Warbler 4
Black-throated Blue Warbler 6
Yellow-rumped Warbler 11
Black-throated Green Warbler 4
Blackburnian Warbler 9
Pine Warbler 4
Bay-breasted Warbler 5
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 5
American Redstart 13
Ovenbird 12
Northern Waterthrush 1
Mourning Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 18
Hooded Warbler 6
Wilson’s Warbler 2
Canada Warbler 4