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Birdathon 2013

Birdathon 2013

This year’s Birdathon was another successful event with eight KAVAS members keeping their eyes and ears open, we saw a total of 73 species. Your pledges for our annual Birdathon help can support local conservation and education initiatives. Please consider making a contribution to support this great effort. A donation of 10 cents per bird species would be a $7.30 contribution for our Birdathon effort. While a $1 per bird pledge for every species observed in the Birdathon would be a $73 contribution to fund local conservation and education projects. However, any amount you can donate would be appreciated. Your pledge contributions are 100% tax deductible.

Please send your Birdathon contribution to: KAVAS, PO Box 556, New Albany, IN 47150.
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Greeting Friends!

This year’s weather rivaled last year’s – perfect but for the wind – dry, sunny and cool. Last year was so warm the warblers were past before our count. This year, with the late Spring, they hadn’t yet arrived in significant numbers, and we saw just one warbler migrant – the Pine Warbler.

Our birding crews visited the Falls of the Ohio SP: Ruby-crowned Kinglets, a Bald Eagle, Brown Creeper, and Osprey. (The Bald Eagles have made a great recovery since banning DDT). Muscatatuck Wildlife Refuge near Seymour: teals, egrets, and a variety of sparrows; and Big Oaks Refuge near Madison: Cooper’s Hawk, Rough-winged Swallow, and Red-Headed Woodpeckers – but not the elusive Henslow’s Sparrow who was kept low by the wind.

Thanks so much for your support!

David Coyte, Treasurer
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2013 Birdathon Species List

American Crow
American Coot
American Goldfinch
American Kestrel
American Robin
Bald Eagle
Bank Swallow
Barn Swallow
Belted Kingfisher
Black Vulture
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Blue Jay
Blue-winged Teal
Brown Creeper
Brown Thrasher
Brown-headed Cowbird
Canada Goose
Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Wren
Chipping Sparrow
Common Grackle
Cooper’s Hawk
Dark-eyed Junco
Double-crested Cormorant
Downy Woodpecker
Eastern Bluebird
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Towhee
European Starling
Field Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Green Heron
Hairy Woodpecker
Herring Gull
House Finch
House Sparrow
Indigo Bunting
Killdeer
Lesser Scaup
Mallard
Meadowlark
Mourning Dove
Northern Cardinal
Northern Flicker
Northern Mockingbird
Northern Shoveler
Osprey
Peregrine Falcon
Pied-billed Grebe
Pileated Woodpecker
Pine Warbler
Purple Finch
Purple Martin
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-winged Blackbird
Rock Dove
Rough-winged Swallow
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Song Sparrow
Tree Swallow
Tufted Titmouse
Turkey Vulture
Yellow-rumped Warbler
White-breasted Nuthatch
White-crowned Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Wild Turkey
Wood Duck