Birding by ear Part IV
by Janet May, 10 May 2014.
Ten members met Pierre Geoffray at the Italian Hall in Wildwood and immediately we began listening for birds. We encountered several migrant flocks passing through the area. Warblers of many varieties sang out, and we were delighted to spot orange-crowned, black-throated grey, and Townsend’s as well as a warbling vireo who gave us a sweet generous trill.
We spotted only a fraction of the birds that we heard, underlining the importance of learning to bird by ear. But the grand finale, a pair of enormous bears, reminded us that we shouldn’t keep too quiet out there either.