Today the Cattaraugus County Bird Club had their Annual Waterfowl Fieldtrip along the Allegheny River and Conewango Wetland Area. We had a wonderful birding day with 53 species of birds and we survived glacial like temperatures!
Waterfowl observed included: Common Loon, Pied-billed Grebe, Horned Grebe, Mallards, Blackduck, Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Blue-winged Teal, Green-winged Teal, Woodduck, Bufflehead, Lesser Scaup, Ring-necked Duck, Northern Pintail, Northern Shoveler, American Wigeon, Common Goldeneye, Canada Goose, Tundra Swan and American Coot.
Although waterfowl was our target species . . . we did observe a few other great birds like the Ruffed Grouse, Osprey, Red-shouldered Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Bald Eagle (2 different nests), Northern Harrier, Turkey Vulture, Killdeer, Eastern Meadowlark, Common Snipe, Horned Lark, Tree Swallow, Belted Kingfisher, American Robin, Eastern Bluebird, Song Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, Wild Turkey, Rusty Blackbird, and the many other commonly found birds.
This was first posted on Mon@rch’s Nature Blog and then reposted by Tom for the Catt. Co. Birdclub.