Baby bird season is here! Things are really hopping this time of year with lots of fledglings begging and adults endlessly searching for and delivering food. Now is the best time to rack up the confirmations! Particularly useful codes are carrying food (CF), feeding young (FY), and recently fledged young (FL).
In case you haven’t heard, June was a very exciting month for the Atlas. We had five new species confirmed in the state, and a couple of other rare breeders made an appearance. Newly confirmed species are:
- King Rail
- Common Eider
- Mississippi Kite
- Philadelphia Vireo
On top of that, there were a few Yellow-breasted Chat and Loggerhead Shrike reports. It’s been a great month for the Atlas!
Up this month we call on you to go out and confirm birds and finish blocks. This is the best time to get most species breeding. Later in the month you’ll start finding more second (or third!) broods and more and more Cedar Waxwing and American Goldfinches.