Garth Riley lead a large group on a cold but sunny walk at Colonel Samuel Smith Park on Saturday, March 24. Cold weather and north winds appeared to have stalled migration of many typical early spring migrants. We couldn’t find many species that are often present by this date. We also couldn’t find he Snowy Owl that had been present in the park every day in the previous week. Although we ended up finding 30 species of birds, most were present in lower than usual numbers.
Here’s our list for the morning: