* June 18, 2010
- Species Mentioned (Caps denote a review list species):
This is the Rare Bird Report for June 18, 2010.
Compiler: Sulli Gibson. Email: sulli.gibson AT gmail.com
Species in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS ARE REVIEW LIST SPECIES. Details of these sightings are desired by the Illinois Ornithological Records Committee. Careful observation, not ornithological expertise, is the only requirement for submitting data. For details and pointers, see:http://www.illinoisbirds.org/iorc.html
Rare Bird Alert Archives:http://www.illinoisbirds.org/illinois_rare_bird_alert.html
BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK: Calhoun Co (South) - 1 was found at Two Rivers NWR on 6/18/10 (Dan Kassebaum). From the Grafton Ferry IL state run ferry, take the second access road toward Swan Lake. The bird was seen in the flooded area on the right side of lane (as one walks toward the lake) and roosts in a line of bushes. This bird could be tough to see in the bushes.
Neotropic Cormorant: Cook Co (North) - 1 has been quite regular for a more than a week at the Burnham Prairie Marsh (found by Sam Burkhardt). It was last seen on 6/14/10 (Alex Bloss). This area is on 140th Street, east of Torrence, and south of Lake Calumet.
PLEGADIS IBIS: Monroe Co (South) - 2 were feeding in a wet area on the east side of the Miss. River levee between Mitchie Road and Outlet Road on 6/18/10 (Wally George).
Northern Parula: Cook Co (North) - 1 was seen and heard at Watersmeet Woods in Northfield on 6/14/10 (Sulli Gibson). It was never found again.
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