Warbler Finale at the CNP

This is the part six of six of Birdfreak’s 72-hour birding extravaganza. Our goal was to find as many bird species as possible within Winnebago County, Illinois.

Our last ditch effort to find warblers led us to Espenscheid Memorial Forest Preserve where 100 yards in, we heard a Cape May Warbler and spotted Canada and Blackpoll Warblers. Further in we found a Blackburnian Warbler and then spotted another White-eyed Vireo!!

We were completely spent – hot and tired – or we might have mustered another warbler or two, but decided it was best to call it a day and head home.

During a family cookout, we added our last bird of the count, a Mourning Warbler (first spotted by our mom) bathing in our dripper.

Our complete list:

  1. Acadian Flycatcher
  2. American Crow
  3. American Goldfinch
  4. American Redstart
  5. American Robin
  6. American Woodcock
  7. Bald Eagle
  8. Baltimore Oriole
  9. Bank Swallow
  10. Barn Swallow
  11. Barred Owl
  12. Bell’s Vireo
  13. Belted Kingfisher
  14. Black-billed Cuckoo
  15. Blackburnian Warbler
  16. Black-capped Chickadee
  17. Blackpoll Warbler
  18. Black Tern
  19. Blue Jay
  20. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
  21. Blue-headed Vireo
  22. Blue-winged Teal
  23. Blue-winged Warbler
  24. Bobolink
  25. Broad-winged Hawk
  26. Brown Thrasher
  27. Brown-headed Cowbird
  28. Canada Goose
  29. Canada Warbler
  30. Cape May Warbler
  31. Caspian Tern
  32. Cedar Waxwing
  33. Cerulean Warbler
  34. Chestnut-sided Warbler
  35. Chimney Swift
  36. Chipping Sparrow
  37. Clay-colored Sparrow
  38. Cliff Swallow
  39. Common Grackle
  40. Common Nighthawk
  41. Common Yellowthroat
  42. Cooper’s Hawk
  43. Double-crested Cormorant
  44. Downy Woodpecker
  45. Dunlin
  46. Eastern Bluebird
  47. Eastern Kingbird
  48. Eastern Meadowlark
  49. Eastern Phoebe
  50. Eastern Towhee
  51. Eastern Wood Pewee
  52. European Starling
  53. Field Sparrow
  54. Grasshopper Sparrow
  55. Gray Catbird
  56. Gray-cheeked Thrush
  57. Great Blue Heron
  58. Great Crested Flycatcher
  59. Great Egret
  60. Great Horned Owl
  61. Green Heron
  62. Hairy Woodpecker
  63. Henslow’s Sparrow
  64. Hooded Merganser
  65. Horned Lark
  66. House Finch
  67. House Sparrow
  68. House Wren
  69. Indigo Bunting
  70. Kentucky Warbler
  71. Killdeer
  72. Lark Sparrow
  73. Least Flycatcher
  74. Lesser Yellowlegs
  75. Louisiana Waterthrush
  76. Magnolia Warbler
  77. Mallard
  78. Mourning Dove
  79. Mourning Warbler
  80. Nashville Warbler
  81. Northern Cardinal
  82. Northern Flicker
  83. Northern Parula
  84. Northern Rough-winged Swallow
  85. Olive-sided Flycatcher
  86. Orchard Oriole
  87. Ovenbird
  88. Palm Warbler
  89. Philadelphia Vireo
  90. Pileated Woodpecker
  91. Prothonotary Warbler
  92. Red-bellied Woodpecker
  93. Red-eyed Vireo
  94. Red-headed Woodpecker
  95. Red-shouldered Hawk
  96. Red-tailed Hawk
  97. Red-winged Blackbird
  98. Ring-necked Pheasant
  99. Rock Pigeon/Dove
  100. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  101. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  102. Sandhill Crane
  103. Savannah Sparrow
  104. Scarlet Tanager
  105. Sedge Wren
  106. Sharp-shinned Hawk
  107. Song Sparrow
  108. Sora
  109. Swainson’s Thrush
  110. Swamp Sparrow
  111. Tennessee Warbler
  112. Tree Swallow
  113. Tufted Titmouse
  114. Turkey Vulture
  115. Veery
  116. Vesper Sparrow
  117. Warbling Vireo
  118. Western Meadowlark
  119. White-breasted Nuthatch
  120. White-crowned Sparrow
  121. White-eyed Vireo
  122. White-throated Sparrow
  123. Wild Turkey
  124. Willow Flycatcher
  125. Wilson’s Snipe
  126. Wood Duck
  127. Wood Thrush
  128. Yellow Warbler
  129. Yellow-billed Cuckoo
  130. Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
  131. Yellow-rumped Warbler
  132. Yellow-throated Vireo
  133. Yellow-throated Warbler

4 thoughts on “Warbler Finale at the CNP

  1. Daniel – seeing the Bald Eagle made out day too; thankfully they are rebounding quite nicely so they aren’t as rare as they once were.

    Lana – took a lot of work (and caffeine)!!

    Alan – was a ton of fun and something we plan on doing every year!!

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