Christmas Bird Counts (CBC) are getting close. The Rockford one takes place on Saturday, December 16th. I will also be doing the Kishwaukee count the Saturday after that. I plan on having a full report for both of these as well as try to post information about counts in my area – Northern Illinois /
Birdvine [burd-vahyn] n. â€“ A list of web address links that pertain to wild birds, birding, and birders. Let me introduce you to a new concept created by the Birdfreaks known as the Birdvine. Most Internet surfers have seen link lists before â€“ literally just a list of someoneâ€™s favorite links to other pages that
The more I thought about it, there are lots of great birding websites, much more than a Top 5 or Top 20 could really do justice too. Here are a few that should be checked out. Birdlife International – A great organization and one I have not spent enough time exploring fully. Great information about
One of my favorite places to bird is Rock Cut State Park, located in Winnebago County in Illinois.Â The park is not huge but it is nestled in an area that is increasingly getting more “developed” and is a great place to go to get away from all the traffic and bustle of the city.Â
After leaving work a bit early Veery, SnowyOwl and I headed to a gravel road south of Rockford to look for Snow Buntings. I love birding deserted country gravel roads by farm fields. It reminds me of great times up in way northern Wisconsin. We drove down the road stopping every hundred feet to look
Saw this on Birdchick’s Blog and thought it was pretty cool to repost here. Apparently this hawk was hit by a car and these college students blocked traffic until help could arrive for the bird. Traffic looks backed up pretty far. How cool that there are some college students that care!
I discovered the joys of Horicon Marsh just four or five years ago and have been back nearly a dozen times in those years.Â Horicon Marsh is located northeast of Madison in south-central Wisconsin.Â The marsh is part state refuge and also part of the National Wildlife Refuge system. The problem is that the marsh
Apparently, the southern swamps of the U.S. are not the only place where woodpeckers return from a lost world. While the Ivory-billed Woodpecker grabbed loads of attention (well deserved, of course), I’m sure this species from Brazil won’t. This is the first I heard of it (the article is dated June 12, 2006). I’m talking