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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 […]

2nd annual WBC Big Day

This was one of the weirdest birding days of my life. We seemed to get almost every target but missed many very common birds (for example, White-breasted Nuthatch). Perhaps the funniest was that we got Yellow-crowned Night-Heron but missed Black-crowned, lol. We started the day off at Spring Lake. As soon […]

Lucas’ Birding Blog: February 26

On February 26th, Isoo O’Brien, Ben Sanders and myself spent the morning birding Deer Grove Forest Preserve and Crabtree Nature Center. Initially, we started off by birding for about an hour at Deer Grove Forest Preserve – West, an area of healthy, primary, oak forest with a high canopy. We […]

Necedah Overnight

NECEDAH OVERNIGHTA Quest for The Whooping Crane (and others)   (tentative) July 21st and 22nd Leader: Oliver Burrus Important Details —————————————————————— Meeting Time |(tentative) 12:00 PM, July 21st Meeting Location | Necedah NWR – Visitors Center See more details below ABOUT THE TRIP Necedah NWR may be best known for their […]

Iowa Bobolinks First Walk!

The first Iowa Bobolinks birding walk was held on Friday, November 10, 2017. Five daring participants arrived around 10:00 am, braving the blustery 23ºF morning.  Two of the participants were attending their first birding trip ever! We hiked the Shellsburg Prairie Forest Trail loop and, despite the winds, spotted 11 species! Including: 10+ House […]