Check out the latest and greatest edition of the birding carnival, I and the Bird at A Blog Around the Clock. There were some really interesting posts in this edition. One bird called an Asian Koel that lives in Singapore and India. Here in the United States, we especially love reading about such far away
Well, our goal was to find and photograph different species of birds eating the newly emerging Brood XIII Cicadas that come out every 17 years. So today we grabbed our cameras and headed for Kishwaukee Forest Preserve in Rockford Illinois. Common Grackle Dining on the Picnic Table We found 18 different species of birds gorging
The results are in from the Spring Bird Count and they are a rather mixed bag. First of all, Winnebago County had 164 species, the sixth lowest total in the last 10 years but ten more species than 2006. At least 12 missed species were seen during our 72-hour birding event (but that was two
During The Birdfreak 72-hour Birding Event of Winnebago County, Illinois, we did not find many shorebirds. Winnebago County has many great forest preserves and different types of habitat, but no mudflat-type areas. It would be wonderful if Winnebago County would be able to create an area for shorebirds to stop by. Solitary Sandpiper – Winnebago
There are many birds with white on them but some stand out more than others. With no criteria just biased opinion, here are the top 10 white birds. American White Pelican – a great place to find these birds is Horicon Marsh in Wisconsin, where this picture was taken. Their huge wingspan makes for some
Caught on tape! Exclusive footage of a lady Black-throated Blue Warbler by one cool New York birder! The Black-throated Blue Warbler is a stunning bird. Two years ago, the Birdfreak Team was lucky enough to have one stop by for a drink in the Callaway Nature Preserve, but alas! we have not been so lucky
For those not familiar with the ABA area, it is (currently) defined as this: Specifically, the area encompassed is the 49 continental United States, Canada, the French islands of St. Pierre et Miquelon, and adjacent waters to a distance of 200 miles from land or half the distance to a neighboring country, whichever is less.
I went “cicada hunting” today and found just a small patch of Brood XIII Cicadas at Sugar River Alder Forest Preserve. We are not giving up though! We will go again tomorrow to find those hungry birds! The Lake County Forest Preserve has an Interactive 17-year Cicada Emergence Map showing where they are being found.