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Follow the Birds to Spring!
Posted: February 18, 2015

With the landscape buried deep in snow and ice, it's hard to believe that sping is on its way!  Longtime leader of the Ford House Bird Walks, Rosann Kovalcik of Wild Birds Unlimited, helps us look forward to getting outside with a glimpse into what birders can expect during spring migration:

In April, we can look forward to Spring being greeted by the return of Hermit Thrushes and Phoebes in the woods, with Wood Ducks, Cormorants and Pied-billed Grebes arriving in the ponds and lakes. Other ducks including Hooded Mergansers and Buffleheads engage in courtship behavior as they get ready to leave for their nesting territory.  We can also anticipate the arrival of Yellow-rumped Warblers, Black and White Warblers, and Pine Warblers, along with a few others.  Tree Swallows will fill the air with their acrobatic flight. The Belted Kingfisher will most likely be fishing in Ford's Cove. 

 May brings migration full swing with the arrival the balance of the Wood Warblers coming through this area on their way to northern breeding grounds.  With their magnificent colors and unique songs, as well as short duration of appearance, it is no wonder that they are so sought after.  Baltimore Orioles are in abundance, as many nest at the Ford House. All of the other swallow species will have arrived.  There is always the possibility of Eastern Bluebird, Scarlet Tanager, and Indigo Bunting to add some color to our world during this time of year.

Spring Bird Walks are scheduled for:

Saturday, April 18th at 7:30 a.m.

Tuesday, May 5th at 7:30 a.m.

Wednesday, May 6th at 7:30 a.m.

Wednesday, May 6th at 6:00 p.m

Thursday, May 7th at 7:30 a.m.

Register on line in the events section

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