Sam Crowe on June 27th, 2010

  It has been a couple of months or more since I wrote anything about the Wadsworth Wetlands. The spring surveys were completed towards the end of April. The breeding bird surveys started in late May and I have two more visits (out of a total of six) before they are history. A pair of […]

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Sam Crowe on June 21st, 2010

Andy Sigler and I went up for another round of interesting bird surveys on the Praire Island Indian Community property near Redwing, Minnesota. We arrived on a Tuesday and we had made arrangements to stop by Brad Frazier’s office to say hello before we would meet him the following the morning at 5am to begin […]

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Sam Crowe on June 11th, 2010

Large twayblade photographed by Travis Mahan at Braidwood Dunes and Savanna in Will OCunty, IL.   Spring passerine migration ended pretty abruptly this year and my last two May outings were not very productive in terms of birds. But when Travis Mahan called to say he was coming up to look for a rare orchid, […]

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Sam Crowe on June 6th, 2010

Whip-poor-will photographed by Tim Wallace.   A Night on the Town  I don’t really understand why but the only significant populatin of whip-poor-wills in northeastern Illinois occurs in a very circumscribed area of Illinois Beach State Park from say the WI line to the Dead River on the south. Most of this territory is closed […]

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