Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society

2017 Monthly Bird Walks

Kirby Park Natural Area

 

January 22, 2017

Gray Squirrel: 6

Total Avian Species: 24

Observers: 3

Hours: 3.75

Weather: Foggy with light wind; 43-45 °F

February 26, 2017

Gray Squirrel: 2

Total Avian Species: 28

Observers: 4/2

Hours: 4.0

Weather: Cold and windy with occasional snow flurries; 34-37 °F

March 26, 2017

Gray Squirrel: 3

Woodchuck: 1

Total Avian Species: 36

Observers: 1/12/3/2

Hours: 4.75

Weather: Overcast and chilly; 39-43 °F

April 23, 2017

Cabbage White Butterfly: 23

Comma Butterfly: 2

Gray Squirrel: 5

Woodchuck: 1

Painted Turtle: 8

Snapping Turtle: 1

Total Avian Species: 39

Observers: 7/6/5/3/1

Hours: 5.5

Weather: Clear and Sunny; Chilly at start, warm at finish; 41-66 °F

May 28, 2017

Gray Squirrel: 2

Woodchuck: 1

Garter Snake: 2

Gray Tree Frog: ≥ 2

American Toad: ≥ 2

Painted Turtle: ≥ 10

Snapping Turtle: ≥ 3

Cabbage White Butterfly: 3

Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly: 1

Mosquito: More than I’d like (which is more than zero)

Total Avian Species: 48

Observers: 3/2/1

Hours: 5.0

Weather: Mostly sunny and pleasant (except for the mosquitoes) with an increasing breeze (kept the mosquitoes at bay); 61-75 °F

June 25, 2017

Red Admiral Butterfly: 2

Cabbage White Butterfly: 10

Twelve-spotted Skimmer Dragonfly: 1

Six-spotted Elegant Green Tiger Beetle: 3

Green Frog: 10

Bullfrog: 1

Painted Turtle: 8

Gray Squirrel: 4

Total Avian Species: 40

Observers: 2

Hours: 4.0

Weather: Mostly sunny and pleasant with a nice breeze to keep the bugs at bay; 63-79 °F

July 23, 2017

Cabbage White Butterfly: 5

Monarch Butterfly: 1

Bull Frog: 2

Green Frog (and tadpoles): Lots (of both -- every puddle seemed to be inhabited by the frogs)

Painted Turtle: 1

Eastern Cottontail: 1

Gray Squirrel: 7

White-tailed Deer: 2

Mosquitoes: Some (but not as many as the wet weather and numerous puddles might have been expected to have produced)

Cicadas: They’re singing.

Total Avian Species: 38

Observers: 3-2-1

Hours: 4.25

Weather: Warm and humid with very little breeze and some brief drizzle; 73-79 °F

August 27, 2017

Fox Squirrel: 1

Gray Squirrel: 4

Green Frog: At least 5

Green Frog Tadpole: Many

Painted Turtle: 14

Snapping Turtle: 1

Cabbage White Butterfly: 1

Mosquito: Many Too Many

Total Avian Species: 32

Observers: 4/1 (Three were smart enough to not give the mosquitoes a second helping.)

Hours: 4.25

Weather: Perfect. Sunny and cool with low humidity and light wind; 54-73 °F

September 24, 2017

Gray Squirrel: 6

White-tailed Deer: 1

Gray Tree Frog: 2

Spring Peeper: 2

Duckweed-covered Turtle: 6

Cabbage White Butterfly: 6

Comma Butterfly: 1

Monarch Butterfly: 3

Sulphur sp.: 1

Total Avian Species: 27

Observers: 1

Hours: 4.75

Weather: Unseasonably warm with a light breeze; 63-84 °F

October 22, 2017

Gray Squirrel: 6

Cabbage White: 2

Orange Sulphur: 2

Pink-edged Sulphur: 2

Monarch: 1

Painted Lady: 1

Variegated Fritillary: 1

Milbert’s Tortoiseshell: 1

Total Avian Species: 32

Observers: 3/1

Hours: 5.5

Weather: Beautiful October Day; Calm-light wind; sunshine with a few clouds; 46-72 °F