A Couple of Euro Whims
1 week ago
Birding Long Pond
#1 Birding Hotspot in St. John’s, NL
100 Species and Counting
One hundred species have been reported at www.ebird.org and/or through the Google Discussion Group – NF Birds from 1994 to 2014. While this count is not exhaustive nor the “official count,” it can be considered an excellent overview of birds seen and months recorded.
· Ducks: American Black Duck and Mallard
· Woodland Birds: Dark-eyed Junco; Black-capped Chickadee; Boreal Chickadee; Red-breasted Nuthatch; Blue Jay; Golden-crowned Kinglet; American Goldfinch; American Robin; European Starling; Northern Flicker; and Herring Gull.
Regular Seasonal Species
· Spring and Summer: American Bittern; Song Sparrow; Swamp Sparrow; Fox Sparrow, Yellow Warbler; Yellow-rumped Warbler; Blackpoll Warbler; Northern Waterthrush; Black and White Warbler; Wilson's Warbler; Black-backed Woodpecker; Downy Woodpecker; Hairy Woodpecker; Ruby-crowned Kinglet; Wilson's Snipe; and Osprey.
· Fall and Winter: Brown Creeper; Cedar Waxwing; Greater Scaup; Lesser Scaup; Tufted Duck; American Wigeon; Eurasian Wigeon; Northern Goshawk; Northern Pintail; Bald Eagle; Pine Grosbeak; Pine Siskin; Purple Finch; Belted Kingfisher; Ring-billed Gull; Black-backed Gull; and Iceland Gull.
Long Pond Hotspots
West-end Bird Blind
Nearby Birding Areas
Connected by way of a first-class network of walking trails (St. John’s Grand Concourse), there are several other good birding areas in East-end St. John’s. These locations include:
· Kent’s Pond.
· Rennie’s River Trail.
· Quidi Vidi Lake.
· Virginia River Trail.
· Kenny’s Pond.
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