April Birding 2010

I blew off blogging for an entire month so instead of trying to catch up, I decided to just summarize the month.  First, I had my best birding month ever, surpassing last year’s April count of 148 species with 153 species this year. At the same time, more than one birder thought the migrants were late so maybe May will be as good.

I made trips to Rock Creek Trail, Knoop Park, Allsopp Park, Murray Park, Two Rivers Park, Gillam Park, Treadways, Lake Maumelle, Lake Conway, Frog Bayou WMA, Bell Slough WMA Camp Robinson SUA, Bona Dea Trails, Bald Knob NWR, and maybe more.

I picked up one life bird, a Sprague’s Pipit, just north of Treadways Minnow Farm.

Of the 197 Arkansas year birds that I had by the end of business on April 30th, 60 were first seen in April. I don’t think there were any that were notable, except for the Sprague’s Pipit.  Well, Black-bellied Whistling Ducks were I guess.

All in all, a great month and now I’m looking for more

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