Viles Arboretum Field Trip Report May 16, 2018

Monday, May 28th, 2018

A group of nine birders started early in the morning at Viles at 7 am. In almost four hours of birding a total of 52 species were seen or heard, with 14 species of warblers. Among the highlites was a cooperative American Bittern, Blackburnian Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Wilson’s Warbler, Bobolinks, and House Wrens. After finishing at Viles, a smaller group went to Vaughn Woods in Hallowell and added two more species of warblers, including two Louisiana Waterthrush.  (Report by John Berry.)

The complete checklist can be seen at https://ebird.org/atlasme/view/checklist/S45741643

House Wren (photo D. Salko)

Yellow Warbler (Photo J. Berry)

Red-winged Blackbird (photo D. Salko)

Blackburnian Warbler (photo D. Salko)

Blackburnian Warbler ((Photo J. Berry)

Black-and White Warbler (photo D. Salko)

American Bittern (Photo J. Berry)