A dark, chirpy songbird perched high on one of them, and when I raised the binoculars, it revealed itself as an indigo bunting
. This consoled the failed quest for the redheaded woodpecker.
We monitored 997 active nests of eight species with sufficient sample sizes to fit nest survival models including 73 Acadian flycatcher (Empidonax virescens, [n.sub.eff] = 1276), 172 bluegray gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea, [n.sub.eff] = 1980), 256 Eastern wood-pewee (Contofms virens, [n.sub.eff] = 5344), 72 field sparrow (Spizella pusilla, [n.sub.eff] = 608), 207 indigo bunting
(Passerina cyanea, [n.sub.eff] = 2206), 47 prairie warbler (Setophaga discolor, [n.sub.eff] = 504), 66 summer tanager (Piranga rubra, [n.sub.eff] = 893), and 102 yellow-breasted chat (Icteria virens, [n.sub.eff] = 1021) nests.
I even named my daughter "Indigo" after one of my favorite birds, the indigo bunting
A photo taken through the window was emailed to Anglesey bird recorder Steve Culley and the answer was instant: an Indigo Bunting
As scarlet tanager, indigo bunting
, laughing gull, trumpeter swan.
The program has also been successful at creating habitat for many other species, including white-tailed deer, wild turkey, badger, eastern bluebird, snowshoe hare, upland sandpiper, indigo bunting
, and brown-thrasher.
I'd hiked about a mile down the trail and had just added an indigo bunting
to my daily bird tally when I came upon something unexpected: water.
We documented nest parasitism in 11 species (Table 5) and nest depredation in: Canada Goose (Branta canadensis), Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus), White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus), Veery, American Robin, Yellow Warbler, Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus), Northern Cardinal, Indigo Bunting
(Passerina cyanea), and Red-winged Blackbird.
Several species, including Bachman's sparrow (Aimophila aestivalis), northern bobwhite, eastern wood-pewee (Contopus virens), and indigo bunting
respond favorably to RCW management practices such as prescribed burning and hardwood understory reduction (4, 5, 6, 7, 8).
tested Anseriformes Canada Goose 253 Wood Duck 120 3 additional species 35 Columbiformes Mourning Dove 11 Rock Dove (b) 20 Galliformes Chukar (b) 22 Domestic Chicken (b) 63 2 additional species 16 Passeriformes Cedar Waxwing 5 Blue Grosbeak 2 Indigo Bunting
28 Northern Cardinal 129 American Crow 157 Red-winged Blackbird 39 Brown Thrasher 19 Gray Catbird 72 Ovenbird 32 House Sparrow 185 American Robin 79 Swainson's Thrush 32 45 additional species 422 Strigiformes Great Horned Owl (b) 9 2 additional species 3 Other (5 orders) 10 species 31 Total (10 orders) 81 species 1784 Order Common name No.
Conversely, the following nine species were present in the burned site yet absent in the unburned site: Indigo Bunting
, Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia), Cerulean Warbler (D.
And finally, on every visit to Stebbins Gulch, an Indigo Bunting
was advertising territory from a treetop in the parking lot--what a spectacular sight he was on a sunny morning!