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 started here in search ofContinue reading “Lucas’ Birding Blog: February 26”

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,Continue reading “Midewin National Tall Grass Prairie WBC trip report”

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 anContinue reading “Montrose Harbor/Magic Hedge 3.19.2017”