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.