Hi All,
A reminder that I will be leading a Cayuga Bird Club trip to the Dorothy 
McIlroy Preserve and other areas in Summerhill.  Saturday, May 20th.  The 
McIlroy preserve is located along the outlet of Lake Como in the town of 
Summerhill, and has a peat swamp and hemlock forest that supports a high 
diversity of species more commonly found in northern forests.

We will carpool from the north parking lot at the Lab of Ornithology at 7 AM.  
We will return by noon.  Bring water/drinks and a snack.  Bug spray 
recommended.   On a visit to the preserve this morning, there were a few spots 
along the trail that were wet, but we were able to get by ok.  But keep that in 
mind for footwear.  Questions?  Call 227-3970 , or email 
Everyone is welcome.

Some birds (highlights only) Bobbie Monroe and I saw/heard at the McIlroy 
preserve this morning:

Yellow-throated vireo - singing in a tree along Lake Como Rd. at the preserve 
pull off.
Warbling vireo singing in another tree for comparison.

 McIlroy Preserve:
Baltimore Orioles
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Northern Waterthrush   Many throughout the preserve, we did get nice looks at 
one that hopped up into a tree by the trail.
Ovenbirds - throughout the preserve and we had one that finally popped up in 
front of us for nice views.
Black-throated Green Warblers
Black-billed Cuckoo
Hermit Thrush - serenaded us for a good part of the time at the preserve.
Scarlet Tanager
Great Creasted Flycatcher
Blue-headed vireo
Red-breasted Nuthatch
(painted trillium flowers were stunning and also saw jack-in-the pulpits.)
Bobbie had to leave for an appointment so I continued on, checking some other 

Stops along  Sprouls Rd. and Creel Rd.
Bobolinks over a couple fields (4 over a field on Creel)
Willow flycatcher
Alder flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
E. Tohee

Hoag Road - it was pretty quiet by the time I got there, being around noon and 
it was hot.
Warblers heard:
Many Ovenbirds
Black-throated Blue
Black-throated Green
Chestnut sided

Good birding,



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