Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge

Deane and Dobsonfly

Deane and Dobsonfly

On Saturday four of us traveled from Shawnee to the Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge where we met our three guides. It was a beautiful, clear, morning, and there were lots of birds singing. As we walked on the boardwalk, Angela pointed out a cottonmouth and a Yellow-crowned Night-Heron. We walked down to the river and saw a juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk in the power-line cut. After that the birds had quieted down, but we drove to the Railroad Trail and walked to the river overlook, adding Red-eyed Vireo and Red-headed Woodpecker. Here’s the list of bird species we observed:

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Red-shouldered Hawk
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Acadian Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
White-eyed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
American Crow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow?
Barn Swallow
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird
Northern Mockingbird
Northern Parula
Black-and-white Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting


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