Birds of the Sicily Island Hills Part One

Posted: January 9, 2010 in Homepage
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Through the efforts of Michael J. Baranski and Michael Seymour, a window into the world of birds at the Sicily Island Hills is now open. Mike Baranski was a graduate student in the Department of Biology at the University of Louisiana Monroe. Having received his masters degree, he is currently a biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Michael Seymour is an ornithologist with the  Louisiana Natural Heritage Program of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

The following information is from a post made by Michael Seymour on Surfbirds.com

The period of observation at Sicily Island Hills was four and a half hours.

Location: Harrisonburg Quad
Observation date: 2/12/09

Number of species: 29

Wood Duck 4
Mourning Dove 1
Belted Kingfisher 2
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker 5
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Phoebe 2
Blue-headed Vireo 3
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 10
Carolina Chickadee 17
Tufted Titmouse 9
Carolina Wren 6
Golden-crowned Kinglet 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 10
Hermit Thrush 3
Brown Thrasher 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 15
Pine Warbler 50
Swamp Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 4
Dark-eyed Junco 5
Northern Cardinal 5
Brown-headed Cowbird 4
Pine Siskin 1
American Goldfinch 130

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In a soon to be published post entitled,  Birds of the Sicily Island Hills Part Two,  we will learn about the field research and bird observations of Mike Baranski.

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