Sam Crowe on June 26th, 2009

If Andy Sigler tends to target specific birds and is willing to chase them, Walter Marcisz focuses on one area, a place of great biological richness that he knows better than anyone else. The area where Walter birds, and where he has spent all of his life, is the Calumet region, sprawling across Chicago’s southeast […]

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Sam Crowe on June 23rd, 2009

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Sam Crowe on June 19th, 2009

Last Sunday, a consultant working for a pipeline company found and photographed a tropical/Couch’s type kingbird in Fayette County, Illinois, not far from Lake Carlyle (an artificial lake, which is the largest body of water totally within the state’s borders.) Not knowing any Illinois birders, he e-mailed his pictures to the secretary of the Illinois […]

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