Friday, May 19, 2006

Warbleriest State in the Land of the Free?

Tennessee might qualify for this, actually...

Totals for the last four weeks, mostly from my own place here, plus a bit of time at Montgomery Bell State Park and one day in Hatchie NWR. These are just the sums of the daily totals, so they include a lot of double counting for the local nesting species (marked with *):

Blue-winged Warbler 74*
Tennessee Warbler 67
Nashville Warbler 11
Northern Parula 106*
Yellow Warbler 5
Chestnut-sided Warbler 29
Magnolia Warbler 30
Cape May Warbler 2
Black-throated Blue Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 9
Black-throated Green Warbler 10
Blackburnian Warbler 9
Yellow-throated Warbler 11
Pine Warbler 18
Prairie Warbler 56*
Palm Warbler 12
Bay-breasted Warbler 12
Blackpoll Warbler 21
Cerulean Warbler 2
Black-and-white Warbler 49*
American Redstart 17
Prothonotary Warbler 24
Worm-eating Warbler 53*
Swainson's Warbler 1
Ovenbird 3
Northern Waterthrush 4
Louisiana Waterthrush 17*
Kentucky Warbler 37*
Connecticut Warbler 1
Mourning Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 160*
Hooded Warbler 26*
Wilson's Warbler 2
Canada Warbler 15
Yellow-breasted Chat 129*

35 species! Most abundant migrant? Why, the Tennessee Warbler, of course. The only two likely species not on the list are Orange-crowned (came through earlier) and Golden-winged. I'm worried about the Golden-wings, actually... they have gotten so scarce in recent years. I haven't heard a "seeeee buzbuzbuz" in quite some time.

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