I spent several delightful late afternoon and evening hours at Dead  
Creek Wildlife Management Area today, Wednesday, with an enthusiastic  
new birder (who is well on his way to being very knowledgeable!). We  
saw or heard 33 species, including 8 that were new to my friend.

Willow Flycatcher – Another birder reported a possible sighting of  
this species. “Our” bird kindly sat on a bare branch and sang  
repeatedly for us.

Black-crowned Night-Heron – three immatures and one adult, at their  
usual place near the dam by the back parking lot and then flying into  
a large pine tree

Osprey – posing in the dead tree by the back parking lot

Great Crested Flycatcher – a family of at least three, just at the  
start of the east trail

Warbling Vireo – at least four together – I’m familiar with this  
species, but I never heard it make the sound that Sibley describes as  
Myeeep. These birds were making the noise over and over. We got  
excellent looks at fledgling begging behavior and watched at least  
one bird gleaning insects.

Northern Rough-winged Swallow – great view of the interesting color  
pattern on an immature bird perching on a fence

Canada Goose

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Green Heron

Ring-billed Gull

Herring Gull

Mourning Dove

Eastern Kingbird

Blue Jay

American Crow

Tree Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Marsh Wren


American Robin

Gray Catbird

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing

Yellow Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Savannah Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle

Brown-headed Cowbird

American Goldfinch

House Sparrow

(I’ve reported these birds to eBird.)

Maeve Kim

Jericho Center