It has become tradition for Bob Yukich to lead our April walk, and this year’s walk, on April 25th was no exception. After a chilly start, the day warmed up nicely under a brilliant sunny sky with virtually no breeze. It’s the kind of spring day that’s great to be out in, but not generally so great for birding. The fair conditions tend to encourage the birds to keep going rather than stop as soon as they reach the north shore. The cold spring has also meant that some species that would normally be here haven’t got this far north yet. But while we may have missed some expected bird species, we set a new record for human participation: 73 people! It’s difficult with a small group to ensure that everyone gets to see everything, but with a group this size it’s virtually impossible. Still, most people managed to get good looks at most of the species seen.
While the numbers of most species were small, we ended with a respectable total of 54 species by the end of the walk. Here’s the full list: