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Birding with St. Lawrence Land Trust

Posted by Kayla Edmunds,
North Country explorer from Piffard, NY
May 8, 2023

Birding walk led by Tom Langen and the St. Lawrence Land Trust at the Upper and Lower Lakes Wildlife Management Area. Some of the most exciting sightings (to me at least) were the Virginia rail (pictured here creeping through the marsh), a Northern Waterthrush (not pictured), an American kestrel hovering (not pictured), and the Baltimore oriole we saw at the very end (pictured in a blossoming tree). Other birds we encountered were: 

4 Canada Goose
1 Trumpeter Swan
5 Mallard
3 Pied-billed Grebe
1 Virginia Rail
1 Common Gallinule
2 Wilson's Snipe
4 Common Tern
1 Osprey
1 Bald Eagle
1 American Kestrel
1 Tree Swallow
5 Marsh Wren
1 Purple Finch
4 American Goldfinch
1 Chipping Sparrow
1 Song Sparrow
1 Swamp Sparrow
1 Eastern Towhee
2 Bobolink
1 Baltimore Oriole
30 Red-winged Blackbird
12 Common Grackle
2 Northern Waterthrush
1 Yellow Warbler
1 Pine Warbler
5 Yellow-rumped Warbler

Number of Taxa: 27

Numbers are rough estimates, and may be missing a species or two but it made for a very exciting morning!