Sightings for the week of October 21, 2013

American Avocet. Photo by Christina Mohrman.

American Avocet.
Photo by Christina Mohrman.

This week at Grand Bay:

22nd – Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis), Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus), Brown-headed Nuthatch (Sitta pusilla), House Wren (Troglodytes aedon), Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas), Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus), Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata), Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum), Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula), Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus), Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis), Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis), Pied-billed Grebes (Podilymbus podiceps), White Pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos), American Coot (Fulica americana), Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

23rd – American Avocets (Recurvirostra Americana), White Pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos), Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon), Black Skimmers (Rynchops niger)

Check out our Bird Guide for more information on some of these species, like Brown-headed Nuthatch, Sedge Wren, Gray Catbird, and Common Yellowthroat! Download either the whole thing, or go chapter-by-chapter here.

 

If those links don’t work, copy or type into your browser window:

http://www.dmr.ms.gov/joomla16/index.php/wildlife-a-plants/bird-guide

http://www.dmr.ms.gov/joomla16/index.php/education/bird-guide/115-bird-guide-by-chapter

 

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