A wonderful bird of open fields and prairie/grasslands, who can resist the face of a Lark Sparrow?
This is the part five of six of Birdfreak’s 72-hour birding extravaganza. Our goal was to find as many bird species as possible within Winnebago County, Illinois. We started our third and last day a bit later, departing for Sugar River Alder Forest Preserve at 0600. We were in search of warblers, Red-headed Woodpecker, and
This is our ninth Deer Run Bird Survey and the best “migrationally” speaking. Sparrows (eight kinds) and warblers (four) were the main attraction. Deer Run is an excellent place for sparrows due to all the grasses in the restored prairie. Lincoln’s Sparrow Savanna Sparrow Lark Sparrow A huge surprise was one of our favorite birds,