Results of Bird Inventory in the Obed Wild and Scenic River, Morgan County, Tennessee, August 2003 to July 2004
Under contract with the National Park Service, Barbara and Stephen Stedman conducted a bird inventory of this park service unit for each season of the year, beginning the inventory during fall 2003 and completing it at the end of summer 2005.
If you have data about any bird species not noted below or for any seasons without records in the table below, even if from a year before 2003, please contact us at the following e-mail address with the particulars of the sighting, including as accurate a date as possible:
Fall 2003 data were collected by BHS on the following dates: 15 August, 11 September,1, 17, and 30 October, and 13, 20, and 22 November 2003. x = present on at least one of the dates indicated.
Winter 2003-2004 data were collected by BHS on the following dates: 8-9 December 2003 and 10 February 2004. x = present on at least one of the dates indicated.
Spring 2004 data were collected by BHS on the following dates: 19, 23, and 27 March and 3 and 24 April, and 6 May. x = present on at least one of the dates indicated.
Summer 2004 data were collected by BHS on the following dates: 3-4, 6, 14, 16-17, 20, and 25 June. Summer 2004 point count data reflect results of 30 stops surveyed 10 minutes each by BHS. x = present on at least one of the dates indicated.
Codes for breeding evidence follow (a date is provided with codes for probable and confirmed breeding):
X = present
T = territorial (present at same site on dates at least a week apart)
P = pair
A = agitated behavior (presumably near nest or young)
C = courtship or copulation
DD = distraction display
CN = adult carrying nest material
NB = adult building nest
UN = used nest
FY = adult carrying food for young
BG = begging young
FL = fledged young
FS = fecal sac removed from nest by adult
ON = adult on nest incubating
NE = nest with eggs
NY = nest with young
A checklist of the birds of the OWSR is available at this link:
The following table summarizes bird inventory work at the Obed Wild and Scenic River from August 2003 to July 2004.
|American Black Duck||x|
|Great Blue Heron||x||x||x||x|
|Bald Eagle ***||x|
|Broad-winged Hawk||x||x||1||1||BG 06-16|
|Peregrine Falcon *||x|
|Great Horned Owl||x||x|
|Eastern Phoebe||x||x||x||x||12||15||ON 06-25|
|Great Crested Flycatcher||x||1||1|
|N. Rough-winged Swallow||x||x||5||10|
|Cedar Waxwing||x||x||CN 08-15-03|
|Black-throated Green Warbler||x||x||x||11||18|
|Black-and-white Warbler||x||x||x||15||23||FL 06-16|
|Pine Siskin **||x||x|
|American Goldfinch||x||x||x||x||3||8||FL 08-31|
* An immature Peregrine Falcon was sighted near the end of the Point Trail 1 October 2003, providing a first record for the park.
** Twelve Pine Siskins were noted 13 November 2003.
*** A Bald Eagle was heard 22 November 2003 (BHS) and seen on a different date in the same area by a recreational boater.