A beautiful day for a bird walk … and even the birds thought so as
they were out in numbers. Twelve people met at St. Peter’s Cemetery,
Lewiston. While it was cool at 8am (40s) there was bright sun and the
morning only got warmer. We were greeted by a cooperative Pileated
Woodpecker who showed off for some time. We also saw Eastern Towhees,
Red-eyed Vireos, a Brown Thrasher, and a good number of warblers but
many were high and hard to see. We walked about half way to Gulf Island
Dam under the power lines then a wet area forced us to turn around.
Later we walked the “normal” back path to Gulf Island so we did get
there. All told we saw, or heard, 50 species of birds, definitely a good

Birds seen and heard (H):
Canada Goose – 36 on the lawn, a few flew over
Mourning Dove
Ring-billed Gull
Common Loon – by the dam but far off
Turkey Vulture
Share-shinned Hawk – by some before we arrived
Bald Eagle – adult over river
Broad-winged Hawk – 2 circling overhead
Red-tailed Hawk – 1 on power poll
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Norther Flicker – not see by all
Pileated Woodpecker – 2, one lingered a long time
American Kestrel – quick fly by
Eastern Wood-Pewee (H)
Eastern Phoebe – many, 10?
Blue-headed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo – 4+ high
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper (H)
House Wren – seen by few, and (H)
Eastern Bluebird – 3
American Robin – 8
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher – 1 seen by most
Northern Mockingbird – 6 together (family group?) lead the way under
power lines
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
American Goldfinch – many
Eastern Towhee -two seen, more (H)
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow – 1
White-throated Sparrow (H) – perhaps 6+
White-crowned Sparrow – immature
Black-and-white Warbler
Tennessee Warbler – by Gordon and others early
Common Yellowthroat
Northern Parula
Blackburnian Warbler – seen by few
Blackpoll Warlber
Black-throated Blue Warbler (H) by Gordon
Yellow-rumped Warbler – not seen by many
Black-throated Green Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler – 2, seen by some
Northern Cardinal