Nanticoke WLA Field Trip Report

A yellow-throated warbler with nest material. Photo by Carolyn Holland.
A Yellow-throated Warbler with nest material. Photo by Carolyn Holland.

The annual DOS field trip to the Nanticoke watershed was held on Sunday, April 16, 2023. Twelve participants were guided by Anthony Gonzon and Chris Bennett, covering 2.5 miles of the Phillips Landing area. This trip was held approximately two weeks earlier than normal, but the birds did not disappoint. Participants had great looks at several spring migrants including Purple Martins, Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, White-eyed Vireos, Yellow-throated Warblers, Pine Warblers, Palm Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler and the trip mainstay – Prothonotary Warbler. New arrivals included Ovenbird (seen), Worm-eating Warbler (seen), and Black-and-white Warbler (heard). We also encountered an early Great-crested Flycatcher and Summer Tanager, both heard only. At the end, we tallied 58 species! For more info on the birds we encountered, visit our eBird trip report.

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