The Thick-billed Vireos is prevalent in Abaco. The Black-whiskered Vireo, the Yellow throated Vireo and the White-eyed Vireo are greater in number on Man-O-War this season compared to the past few seasons. A Red-eyed Vireo sighting was recorded as well. *Thick-billed -Permanent Resident Breeds on Abaco – common *Black-whiskered-Summer Resident …
It’s always a “Wow” experience to see the male Painted Buntings with their exquisite array of vivid red, royal blue, and vibrant green and yellow.
The thrill of “Winter Bird Season” is in the air. There are so many kinds to see and look for. Warblers, Vireos, Flycatchers, Spindalis, Orioles and Buntings are just a few.
A small group of dedicated bird watchers, among them veteran ornithologists Dr. Elwood “Woody” Bracey and Reginald Patterson, met at the entrance of Cherokee Road at 7 am on Saturday, September 24 for the first bird watch outing of the Fall season. It was organized by Kenderin Mills of The Bahamas National Trust. She too was part of the outing and kept track of the sightings. The records will be sent to ebird.org .
Warbler Season is here again. And what an amazing entrance it has made!
The warbler varieties are no doubt high on my list of favorite birds. I start to feel the excitement of looking for them when September arrives. The first of my warbler sightings this fall / winter season was the Black Throated Green, Black Throated Blue, Prairie and Northern Parula Warblers.
Birds, Bees and Butterflies. Without them, well, it would be boring. The next time you enjoy the color of a bright flower, or enjoy the sweet smell of a fragrant blossom, or even enjoy the scrumptious taste of juicy, fresh fruit, Remember the 3 B’s - Birds, Bees Butterflies.
Hummingbirds! Incredible beauty and speed in a bird only 2.3 - 3 grams. That's only around .11 of an ounce! They are amazing birds, and the only bird that can fly sideways and backwards. At night they go into a hibernation-like state, and it can take almost an hour to recover from that state each morning. It used to be thought that hummingbirds flew constantly. They actually spend a lot of time perching.
A flock of Purple Martins and an Empidonax Flycatcher were only two of the exciting bird species observed during the first-of-the-season South Abaco birdwatching outing. They were among an impressive number of species sighted that day.
“The Delphi Club Guide to the Birds of Abaco” was recently published by Delphi Club Publications, and a collection of the books were prominently displayed at a celebratory book launch party at The Delphi Club on March 14.