Sunday, 30 March 2014

Spring arrivals and departures

Apparently, its Spring in New Brunswick. If the snow is getting you down, there are some signs that we have indeed changed seasons. If you pay attention to what birds have recently arrived in our province, it can give you hope that it really is Spring.
In some parts of our province there have been reports of American Robins, Canada Geese and even a Great Blue Heron. These are very common once the snow starts to melt, so soon enough we will all see and hear them around.

I created this chart to show what species have been sighted in the past couple of weeks and those that should be arriving in the next two months. I went back through my own ebird data to come up with the "Coming Soon" portion and have looked at all available forms of media to create the Spotted Recently" part.

I didn't include species that stay all year (Northern Cardinal, Blue Jay, Downy Woodpecker etc.). I live in Carleton county and work in York county, so I focused primarily on species that could be found in these two areas of NB. Once the St. John River starts to melt, I can start to add a lot more different species of ducks.

I'm going to keep up with the Spotted Recently sections, but would gladly accept any input to the Coming Soon parts.


Spotted Recently
Spotted Recently
Water, Forest, Driving
Coming Soon (Apr/May)
Coming Soon (Apr/May)
Water, Forest, Driving
Leaving Soon
Common Grackle
American Robin
Brown-headed Cowbird
Red-winged Blackbird
Cedar Waxwing
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Wood Duck
American Wigeon
Ring-necked Duck
Canada Geese
Snow Goose
Great Blue Heron
American Woodcock Killdeer
Turkey Vulture
Red-tailed Hawk
Northern Harrier
American Kestrel
Eastern Phoebe
Tree Swallow
Savannah Sparrow
Northern Flicker
Chipping Sparrow
Belted Kingfisher
Eastern Kingbird
Barn Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Blue-headed Vireo
Gray Catbird
Hermit Thrush
Spotted Sandpiper
Baltimore Oriole
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Palm Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Snow Bunting
Bohemian Waxwing
Northern Shrike
Purple Sandpiper
American Tree Sparrow