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Early Fall Birding
by Curtis Smalling

Latest Update: September 29, 2015

Look for migrant Vesper Sparrows right now.
We will have our regular bird walk Wednesday September 30th (if Valle Crucis is not totally underwater.) Check for an update by 7:00 am at 828-265-0198.

Heavy fall migration has mostly passed us now as we transition into fall with sparrows, some late grosbeaks, a few Indigo Buntings and others. Still some goodies around though so get out there and see what is around.

Recent reports include Marsh Wrens at the Boone Greenway, a first year Red-headed Woodpecker at Meat Camp Creek ESA, some Killdeer at Optimist Field, and last week a very nice Philadelphia Vireo at Valle Crucis Park. Jesse Pope had a great day of hawk watching with over 9000 Broad-winged Hawks, with half of them in one massive kettle last Wednesday. Other hawks will also be coming through although not in those numbers.

Sparrows will be the thing of note in October with Lincoln's probably already here. Several late species of warbler will also peak like Yellow-rumped and Palm Warblers.

Call the Audubon office for updates on the walk schedule at 828-265-0198. Also visit www.ncaudubon.org, www.carolinabirdclub.org and visit the Audubon North Carolina blog at http://ncaudubonblog.org/blog/ and the High Country Audubon website at www.highcountryaudubon.org for lists of field trips and other programs.

Look for Marsh birds to be coming through now.

Look for waves of Yellow-rumps to arrive shortly. Photo by Don Mullaney

Palm Warblers are around now. Photo by Don Mullaney.