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Simplified Ornithology|The Effects of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill on Marine Bird Populations in Prince William Sound June 27, 2017 Lucas Rot During the night of March 24, 1989, Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker en route to Long Beach, California struck the […] Midewin National Tall Grass Prairie WBC trip report June 19, 2017 Oliver […]

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!      

July 8 WBC rarity search

After some confusion, because the marker for the meeting location went to the Quality Inn instead of the main parking lot, we started off the day at Goose Lake Prairie SP. We began walking finding lots of Yellow-breasted Chats and Sedge Wrens. When we got to the King Rail spot, we […]

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 […]

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 […]