Outing: Birding by Ear

Outing: Birding by Ear

Three members went to the George Langman Sanctuary on Saturday, June 17 to focus on learning birdsong.  We were armed with a sheet of mnemonics, but also the app Merlin, which was a great help.

The area was full of birdsong.  The list of songs identified by the group is below. We also saw many wildflowers in bloom – including some Pitcher Plants and Yellow Lady Slippers.

This is a great place for learning birdsong – and close to town – so one could go back again and again to consolidate the memory of songs.  The few people who did come had a very enjoyable outing.

Listing of Birds heard:


Yellow Warbler (seen and heard) 

Red-winged Blackbirds (seen and heard) 

Swamp Sparrow 

Black-and-white Warbler 

Song Sparrow 

Red-eyed Vireo 

Common Grackle 

Black Capped Chickadee 

Winter Wren 

American Robin (seen and heard) 


American Goldfinch (seen and heard) 

Common Yellowthroat Warbler 

Mallards (seen and heard) 

American Crow – seen and heard 

American Redstart 

Chipping Sparrow 

Mourning Dove 

House Wren 

Canada Geese 

Ruby-throated Hummingbird


Merlin also picked up Cedar Waxwing, Cape May Warbler, and Nashville Warbler – but we didn’t specifically hear the song and confirm.

This is the last planned outing for this year’s program. We are working on the next program now – watch your email and our social media feeds for updates!



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