Some of the Birdfreak Team headed up north to Park Falls, Wisconsin in search of birds in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest area (and to visit relatives). Much of our family lives up in northern Wisconsin and we have been birding and visiting up there our whole lives.
As kids we would visit our Grandparents on their farm and spend time exploring the woods surrounding. Northern Wisconsin is one of the most quiet, serene places to visit.
It was fairly chilly while we were up there, highs between 50 and 70. A large part of northern Wisconsin is in severe need of rain and we noticed many low rivers, lakes, and un-wet boggy areas which is such a difference from northern Illinois.
The Flambeau River was really low.
Around the farm we found an Ovenbird, Red-breasted and White-breasted Nuthatches, Blue Jays, Black-capped Chickadees, American Goldfinches, American Crows, and many other common birds. We also saw Ravens, Dark-eyed Juncos, and Purple Finches around the farm. Dakota even saw a Barred Owl while out on a four-wheeler ride with one of our uncles.