Mariton: Bird Census

May 10, 2012

by Tim Burris, Preserve Manager

This Saturday, Mariton will hold its Migratory Bird Census from 7:30 a.m. to noon.  This is an annual event going back almost 20 years.  We will hear, and hopefully see, several species of migrants that briefly pass through the area on their way to breeding grounds further north.  We will also see lots of neo-tropical species that will spend the summer at Mariton.  It is a good intro to bird songs, because a lot of the tally is audible.  There has been a lot of interesting activity recently, so I expect a good day on Saturday.  On average we tally around 45 – 50 species in one morning.

It is very likely that we will see a Worm-eating Warlber like the one pictured above.  (Photo by Carole Mebus)