Simon’s Art Gallery!

I was inspired by John James Audubon and his book of paintings, “Birds of America.” I am starting all of the rarest  or most intriguing birds that I have seen. BE NOT AFRAID! I WILL HAVE MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!      

Midewin National Tall Grass Prairie WBC trip report

We started off at the Explosives Road Trail Where after an hour and a half of walking, we found some Northern Mockingbirds, lots of Grasshopper Sparrows, one Henslow’s Sparrow, and a ton of Dickcissels. Next, we headed to the Iron Bridge Trail. There we found a very nice male Orchard Oriole, a couple Loggerhead Shrikes,…

Lucas Rot’s Birding Blog: Spring Break 2017

March 22: On March 22, me and my family arrived in the Palm Desert, where we would spend the next four days. I was very excited to get out birding because I had 99 birds on my ABA life list, so I was going to try to reach triple digits. Turns out, I didn’t even…

Montrose Point WBC trip report – 5/21/2017

Right as we got out of our car at Montrose Point, we saw tons of birds! Lucas R. and I, who got there 15 minutes early, scanned the entrance to the hedge finding our first migrants and Yellow-billed Cuckoo. At 7, we met up with the rest of the group – to me, it seemed…

1st annual WBC big day

At 3:45 AM Lucas R. and Derek D. started off the day at Rollins Savanna finding only some Canada Geese. Next, they went to IBSP once again finding very little. However, they did find some calling Eastern Whip-poor-wills. After that, they drove down to Montrose Point where I met up with them at 5:45. At…

Backyard Birding 4.17.2017

Today after school my Mom got home a bit later and said that she saw a male and female BROWN THRASHER in new plumage! I didn’t go to see it immediately because I went on a run with my Dad. Then I got home and threw on some warmer clothes, and left with my Mom to find…

April 15th Whimbrel Birders Club trip report

Today, Isoo O’Brien lead us through McClaughry Springs FP and Orland Grassland. We started at McClaughry Springs FP with hopes of finding a Louisiana Waterthrush, Pileated Woodpeckers, and Carolina Wrens. At the beginning of our walk, Isoo already had a couple Carolina Wrens. Isoo led us through the woods as we found a Pileated Woodpecker, Louisiana Waterthrush, a…

Epic Day for Birding! 4.7.2017

Today was an epic day to be birding. I got 5 new lifers! Air Station Prairie We started the day at Air Station Prairie with just me, my mom, and brother. It was very windy, so it did not look promising. As soon as I walk around the corner, I scoped out for Wilson’s snipe…

Oliver’s Birding Blog | Chain O’Lakes State Park – 4/4/2017

We started today off at Lake Front Park with our Tuesday birding group. At Lake Front Park we got wet, but we found lots of American White Pelicans. Next, we drove to Chain O’Lakes SP. We pulled into a small overlook and found Wilson’s Snipe (a bird that I have not seen in two years),…

Montrose Harbor/Magic Hedge 3.19.2017

  Montrose Harbor/Magic Hedge We started the day with me, my Mom, Dad, and brother, Peter. We started by checking out the harbor. There, we immediately saw five or six Horned Grebes, Mallard, Canada Geese, and Red-Breasted Merganser. After a while, a man came up to us saying that he was going to look for an…

Oliver’s Birding Blog | Crabtree NC – 3/11/2017

After a fairly short Whimbrel Birders Club walk, I decided that we should check Crabtree NC on the way home. We walked up to the nature center to look for the Harris’s Sparrow that was seen there last week. Outside the nature center, there were 80 to 120 Red-winged Blackbirds with a few grackles mixed…