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Ridge Junction Overlook - August 28 2005

About 25 of us went up to Ridge Junction Overlook (milepost 355.5 on the BRP) early this morning for the CBC field trip. We ended up with 41 species with 14 species being warblers. It was a great morning. Here is the full list:

Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle - Immature- Last bird of the morning
Broad-winged Hawk
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Downy Woodpecker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Empidonax sp.
Blue-headed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Common Raven
Barn Swallow
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Winter Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Wood Thrush
Gray Catbird
Cedar Waxwing
Blue-winged Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Worm-eating Warbler
Canada Warbler
Scarlet Tanager
Eastern Towhee
Dark-eyed Junco
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Baltimore Oriole
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch

Number of Species: 41

Not bad for the end of August.


Dwayne Martin
Taylorsville, NC

Catwaba County Park Ranger
Riverbend Park - Conover, NC

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