Recap: Red River Birding Walk–Aug. 17, 2021

Red River Beach birders by Gerry Beetham

Birding on Red River Beach seems to always delight with diversity and dependability. Guests observed 23 different species listed below. Many thanks to walk leader Peter Trull and photographer Gerry Beetham. All birding experience levels are always welcome on these fun and informative walks!

Mallard  2
Mourning Dove  3
Semipalmated Plover  1
Ruddy Turnstone  2
Sanderling  7
Semipalmated Sandpiper  1
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Willet (Eastern)  3
Laughing Gull  14
Herring Gull  4
Great Black-backed Gull  2
Double-crested Cormorant  4
Great Blue Heron  1
Snowy Egret  6
Glossy Ibis  7   (two groups, 2 flyovers, then 5 flying over, long decurved beak, egret like shape and form, dark color)
Osprey  2
American Crow  6
Tree Swallow  4
Barn Swallow  15
Carolina Wren  1   (calling)
European Starling  9
Gray Catbird  1
Song Sparrow  2