Deer Run Bird Survey #2

A recap of our second survey of the birds of Deer Run – December 19th, 2007
[read about the D.R.B.S.]

Winter at Deer Run Forest Preserve
Canada Geese

As the other Deer Run Bird Surveyor, Birdfreak, slaved away at work, his sister Veery tromped around solo, doing one of the survey loops. Walking was mildly difficult in the snowmobile ruts.
Deer Run Forest Preserve
I (Veery) began this survey around 8 a.m. with bright sunshine, three-day-old snow, and a balmy 28 degrees.

The usual suspects – American Tree Sparrows, Dark-eyed Juncos, and Black-capped Chickadees draped the trees and many Northern Cardinals stood out against the bright sun.

Highlights – A Barred Owl breezed by and three new species were found; Eastern Bluebird, Tufted Titmouse, and Brown Creeper.
DeerRun FP

All-in-all, a decent survey.

Total Species: 19 / Total Number of Birds: 112

Deer Run FP
Check out:
Deer Run Bird Survey #1

4 thoughts on “Deer Run Bird Survey #2

  1. Absolutely lovely photos, as always. Thanks for sharing your counts (& for going out in such cold weather to do them!)

  2. 2 down and how many more to go? Just kidding of course. I’m sure you don’t look at it that way at all. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Mon@rch – We love Barred Owls and you are definitely right about them being hit or miss.

    Lana – thanks!! We can’t wait until warmer weather, but in the name of citizen science, it is worth going out in the cold 🙂

    Vern – Many many more to go 🙂 – We hope in the end we will help guide future conservation efforts in this area.

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