Howell Woods

Today I went to Howell Woods with a group of birders.  We were hoping to experience a variety of vireos and warblers and were not disappointed.  My friend Eddie kept a tally and we ended up with 52 species total.

Among the species we saw were:

  • Several Pileated Woodpeckers flying through the woods
  • Red-eyed, White-eyed, and Yellow-throated Vireos
  • Prairie, Palm, Prothonotary, Yellow-throated, and Hooded Warblers, Common Yellowthroat, and the prize of the day – a Swainson’s Warbler
  • Scarlet and Summer Tanagers
  • Indigo Buntings

All total we birded for about 6 hours and it was a wonderful day.