After a prolonged windy cold spring the held back migration our nesting population along the many Trail sites is all here. Numbers from county migration counts are similar if not slightly better than last year…. 150 species plus. Birds gathering around my favorite sitting spot along the trail seem lower. I’m seeing the same birds but fewer numbers. Cat birds are strong at my location again but American Restart are fewer than last year. Tree swallow numbers seem very low. That kind of variability is natural but as this year’s State of Birds report shows, fully one third of North American specie populations are at high risk.
Read this always important annual report here. (new window)