We have been visiting the Kenauk nature reserve for a few days birding, walking and fishing every year since 1998 – to date 17 annual visits, always in the second week of September.
In that time we have accumulated a total of 92 species of birds as listed below … an amazing piece of wild forest full of birds, bears and beavers and only 90 minutes drive from home. The period we are there each year is the tail end of the early migration period and many birds seen are moving fast in small flocks, often pausing for insects in the trees.
Here is our species list up to 2014. The dates in the last column are the dates on which that species was first seen at Kenauk, albeit clearly some dates are later than actual due to eBird not being the “site of record” back when we started. For example I certainly saw Canada Geese in 1998/9 and did not have to wait until 2007 as this would indicate, but that’s the earliest date I entered them in eBird. I was not such an ardent lister back in the early visits. Anyway, a total of 92 species in all is quite encouraging.