Birding at Logos Land
The environment at Logos Land provides for a variety of birds.
Astrolabe Lake supports a pair of common loons that nest and raise young each season. On one occasion they raised three young, a rare event.
Ring-billed gulls, belted kingfishers, spotted sandpipers, American bitterns, great blue herons, green herons, mallard ducks, and wood ducks, although not common, do frequent the shores of Astrolabe lake to feed in the early morning and again in the late evening. The Sandpipers, bitterns, and wood ducks nest in the marshy areas along the shore of the lake.
Northern harriers and kestrels are common visitors to Logos Land during their hunting expeditions for mice and grasshoppers. Both species nest either on Logos Land property or nearby.
Common snipe, woodcock, killdeer, bobolink, and horned larks nest along the edge of the pine plantation in the sandy soil. Nest boxes are used by eastern bluebirds and tree swallows. To add a bit of colour to your search, look for scarlet tanagers, indigo buntings, northern orioles, and goldfinches in the forest fringes.
The sparrow family is well represented with song, chipping, vesper, field, and white throated varieties all present and nesting on the property.
Heard more often then seen are whip-poor-wills, least flycatchers, great-crested flycatchers, red-eyed vireos, veerys, hermit thrushes, wood thrushes, black-billed cuckoos, belted king fishers, and brown thrashers. Keep your ear tuned to the beautiful music.
If an owl hoot is your choice, great-horned, barred, and saw-whet owls will answer a tape recording in the late evening.
There are a large number of very common nesting species in the area, chickadees, robins, grackles, red-winged blackbirds, brown-headed cowbirds, white and red breasted nuthatches, mourning doves, meadowlarks, starlings, eastern phoebes, kingbirds, and cedar waxwings are active during much of the summer.
The list of wood warblers is not long enough but chestnut-sided, yellow, yellow-rumped, Blackburnian, American redstart, ovenbird, Canada, and common yellowthroat raise young in the alders and in the pine plantation.
Woodpeckers are a common sight as they move from nest to feeding areas. Hairys, downys, and pileated woodpeckers are permanent residents. The yellow-bellied sapsuckers and yellow-shafted flickers are migrants.
Your help in adding to this list of birds is appreciated.
Enjoy your birding,