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Tuesday Morning tour of Whitehouse Nature Center

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 5:00 PM | Steve Jerant (Administrator)

JAS members visited the Whitehouse Nature Center in Albion this morning. Although it was a bit warm, we had lots of shade, mild breeze, and no mosquitos.  Dale Kennedy and Doug White, longtime members of Albion faculty and naturalists at this site, provided the tour.  There was a good mix of habitats, birds and plants for us to observe.  

Dale and Doug have done a huge amount of nest box management and banding at the facility and they demonstrated banding of juvenile House Wrens.  Recently a new trail was dedicated to them for their work.

Robert Ayote was very excited to find an ash tree that was not only in a vertical position, but was bearing seeds!


Species List:

9 Mallard

1 Wild Turkey

1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo

1 Turkey Vulture

1 Broad-winged Hawk

1 Red-tailed Hawk

3 Red-bellied Woodpecker

1 Acadian Flycatcher

1 Eastern Wood-Pewee

1 Yellow-throated Vireo

1 Red-eyed Vireo

5 Blue Jay

4 American Crow

3 Tufted Titmouse

30 Tree Swallow

2 White-breasted Nuthatch

4 House Wren

2 Gray Catbird

1 Eastern Bluebird

3 Chipping Sparrow

6 Field Sparrow

2 Song Sparrow

1 Swamp Sparrow

3 Red-winged Blackbird

1 Brown-headed Cowbird

2 Common Grackle

3 Common Yellowthroat

3 American Redstart

4 Yellow Warbler

3 Northern Cardinal

Number of Taxa: 29

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