May 2, 2013
Compiled by Ralph Dennler
The Southwestern Ohio Rare Bird Alert for May 2, 2013 compiled by the Dayton Audubon Society.
The highlights of this report are more first of the season migrants and many favorite species now coming through the area.
Seen at Huffman Prairie on May 2 were Eastern Meadowlark, Bobolink, Ring-necked Pheasant, Indigo Bunting; Field, Song, Chipping and White-crowned Sparrow; Baltimore and Orchard Oriole, Scarlet Tanager, Eastern Kingbird, Great Crested Flycatcher, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Rufous-sided Towhee, Brown Thrasher, Gray Catbird; Yellow, Yellow-throated and Yellow-rumped Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Warbling Vireo, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher; Tree and Barn Swallow; House Wren and Northern Flicker. Red-headed woodpeckers were observed that same day alongside the Little Miami river and Caesar Creek.
That same day seen at Aullwood Audubon center were Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Scarlet Tanager, Baltimore Oriole, Great Crested Flycatcher, Indigo Bunting, Eastern Kingbird and Red-eyed Vireo.
Seen at Spring Valley Wildlife area on April 28th were Bald Eagle, Sora, Sandhill Crane, Yellow and Prothonotary Warbler, Wood Thrush and Orchard Oriole.
To report rare, unusual, or first-of-the-season sightings in the Dayton area, call Betty Berry at 937-836-3022 or Ralph Dennler at 937-294-5086.
If you choose to email your report, please send your NAME, DATE, LOCATION and SIGHTING to: firstname.lastname@example.org
This Dayton Audubon Rare Bird Alert is updated periodically as warranted. For last minute updates, call the Dayton Audubon Hotline at 937-640-BIRD(2473). Good birding to all!