Monday, August 20, 2007

Jarvis Bird Sanctuary (Fall Migration!)

During the summers I work in the Chicago parks doing native plant restoration. It sounds more glamorous than it is. What I do is kill invasive plants. Anyway, I am based out of the Jarvis Bird Sanctuary shed so I am very close to one of the better birding spots in the city. I don't really get that much time to bird, but I am always birding no matter wht I am doing, at least on some level. Anyway, I had about 10 minutes this morning to bird before I had to start work. Here's my list --

Wood Duck (family)
Chimney Swift
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Carolina Wren
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Philadelphia Vireo
House Finch
American Goldfinch (many feeding on Cup Plant)
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Black-and-White Warbler
American Redstart
Mourning Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Baltimore Oriole

Sure wish I could have stuck around!


kayleen said...

Thanks for stopping by! I've returned the favor and added you to my favorite blogs.

Nice list of birds for 10 minutes!

steve said...

I will volunteer at Jarvis Saturday the 22nd ? The BCN- bird conservation network is having a give back to birds day event . The volunteers that go there every two weeks also offer a lot of their knowledge about the flora - both native and unwanted invasive. e-whether native or foreign plants.
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