Illinois Spring Bird Count – 2013

Every year members of the Birdfreak Team participate in the Illinois Spring Bird Count, a citizen science project geared at counting birds across the state. County by county, birders try and find as many birds as possible during migration.

This year we found out that some less-covered counties are counting on Sunday instead of the usual Saturday to try and attract more birders for both days. We hope to participate both days next year.

Some of the highlights from our day of counting:

Preening Green Heron
Green Heron

Green Heron

Green Heron

Osprey at Nest
Osprey at Nest

Red-breasted Nuthatch (more of a winter bird)
Red-breasted Nuthatch

Northern Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush

One of many many Yellow Warblers
Yellow Warbler

Tree Swallows (we had lots!)
Tree Swallows

I would have taken more photos but after being caught in a heavy downpour I decided to put the camera away.

Barn Swallow
Barn Swallow

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