Sunday, March 6, 2016

Migration is gearing up!

The first migratory species to return to the state this year was the Purple Martin.  As usual, it was reported back at the tail end of January- this year in Baton Rouge- after which a month or so passed before the next species returned.

The first sightings of at least five others have now been reported in Greater New Orleans: Swallow-tailed Kite, Northern Parula, Yellow-throated Warbler, and Northern Rough-winged and Barn Swallows.  Yellow-crowned Night-Heron as been reported in the southwestern corner of the state, so is probably not far behind...