We are priviledged to welcome members of the Mecklenburg Audubon to Wallace Farm. Based on their observations and recordings, there have been 102 species of birds recorded on the property to date. Birds of note include:
A variety of migrating Shorebirds like Dunlin, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Solitary Sandpipers, Spotted Sandpiper, and Least Sandpiper.
Common Snipe is regular in the winter and Killdeer in the summer.
The property is one of a few remaining locations in the county to have Loggerhead Shrikes, primarily in the winter months but could possibly nest locally some years.
A Willow Flycatcher was seen throughout the summer of 2011 indicating a possible nesting attempt.
Warbling Vireo was documented several years ago below the lower pond.
Snowy Egret and Great Egret have been seen.
Little-blue Heron and White Ibis could likely have stopped by over the years.
In the winter months, the quiet ponds allow a good refuge for a variety of Ducks and Waterfowl.
Bobolinks, Marsh Wren and Sedge Wren pass through during migration and occasionally in the winter months.
For a more complete listing of birds seen on the property over the years, visit ebird.org. eBird is developed and managed by Cornell University and is a great collection of bird sightings across the country and across the world.
Special thanks to Jeff Lemons for providing this information.