A Bird Count to Honor Ann Redelf

Greetings Birders! Michaela here to let you know that early birds truly do get the worm. I am a student at UMD and I am currently interning with Marketing at Glensheen.

Early in September at the Glensheen Historic Estate, September first through the tenth, we had many people participate within the Ann Redelf’s Bird Count on the grounds. A group of University Seniors and other community members held this bird count in honor of Ann Redelf, who passed away suddenly April 2020.

Ann, second from left in blue pictured with the hiking club. Ann enjoyed birding as well as hiking while being a part of University Seniors.

This bird count was held from 9 am to 5 pm, anyone was welcome to enter. There was three people who found over 20 bird types! Barb Arke and Mary Gabrys had the highest bird count of 26. Gregory Garmer came in as a solo birder with the count of 23 bird types.Harold Nordin, Eloyes Hill, and Jeff Davis were next in the top bird counts with 21 bird types.

Other participating birders included Marie Fegley, Bill Miner, David Yount, Geiger Yount, Louise Levy, and Cheryl Reitan. Congratulations toeveryone who participated!

Marie and Bill on the Glensheen terrace.

Bird Types Observed

Submission entries were received from 12 people! In all, 54 bird types were sighted by these experienced ornithologists.

American Kestrel
Bald Eagle
Belted Kingfisher
Blue Jay
Canada geese
Chickadee, Black Capped
Chimney Swift
Eastern Wood Pewee
Flycatcher, Least
Flycatcher, Olive-sided
Gull, Herring
Hawk, Broad-wing
Hawk, Sharpshined
Hummingbird, Ruby-throated
Merganser Duck
Nuthatch, red-breasted
Nuthatch, White-breasted
Redstart, American
Sapsucker, Yellow-bellied
Scarlet Tanager
Sparrow, Chipping
Sparrow, Clay-colored
Sparrow, Lincoln
Sparrow, Savannah
Sparrow, Song
Sparrow, White throat
Thrush, Swainson’s
Vireo, Red-eyed
Warbler, American Redstart
Warbler, Bay-breasted
Warbler, Blackburnian
Warbler, Chestnut-sided
Warbler, Common Yellowthroat
Warbler, Nashville
Warbler, Palm
Warbler, Tennessee
Warbler, Wilson
Waxwing, Cedar
Woodpecker, Downy
Woodpecker, Hairy
Woodpecker, Pileated
Wren, House

Cranes flying.