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20 Sep: @ 12:56:19 Re: IBET Eared Grebe Continues At Poplar Creek Prairie Pond/ Carl Hanson F.P. Wed 9-20-17 [Donald R Dann donniebird@icloud.com [ILbirds]]
20 Sep: @ 12:34:52 IBET Illiana Birds: Connecticut Warbler at HBS ['Carolyn A. Marsh' cmarshbird@prodigy.net [ILbirds]]
20 Sep: @ 12:19:13 IBET Eared Grebe Continues At Poplar Creek Prairie Pond/ Carl Hanson F.P. Wed 9-20-17 [Al Stokie alstokie99@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
19 Sep: @ 20:34:48 Re: IBET SOUTH LAKEFRONT FRAMEWORK PLAN MEETINGS – REVISED SCHEDULE – September 18, 2017 [Suzanne Coleman isooz@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
19 Sep: @ 18:55:11 IBET Tonight 7-8 WTTW Chicago Bird Migration Safety [jerrygoldner@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
19 Sep: @ 16:48:29 Re: IBET Re: The Grove cook co [nancy tikalsky ntikalsky@hotmail.com [ILbirds]]
19 Sep: @ 15:15:31 Re: IBET Re: The Grove cook co [Jill Niland bwwarbler@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
19 Sep: @ 15:14:17 IBET Continuing Eared Grebe - Carl R Hanson Woods [Oliver Burrus whimbrelbirders@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
19 Sep: @ 15:12:48 IBET: Eared Grebe [Daniel Williams twotringas@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
19 Sep: @ 14:53:04 IBET Wood Dale Reservoir & Both Technys Tuesday 9-19-17 [Al Stokie alstokie99@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
19 Sep: @ 14:52:29 Re: IBET Reminder: PFBC trip this weekend [Whimbrel Birders Club whimbrelbirders@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
19 Sep: @ 13:58:01 IBET Re: The Grove cook co [Vera.Leopold@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
19 Sep: @ 13:26:37 IBET ENSBC Field Trips to Perkins Woods September 21 & September 28 (NO SIGHTINGS) [Hockman John j.w.hockman@sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]]
19 Sep: @ 12:38:53 IBET Chimney Swift Sit-Kane County ( NO SIGHTING) [Marion Miller tlcbyrnme@sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]]
19 Sep: @ 11:21:56 IBET Another bird walk in Chicago this weekend [Jill Niland bwwarbler@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
19 Sep: @ 11:19:23 IBET Chicago Ornithological Society walks this weekend [Jill Niland bwwarbler@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
19 Sep: @ 11:05:20 IBET Montrose Point and LaBagh Woods Birding Websites (no sightings) ['Robert D. Hughes' rhughes.enteract@rcn.com [ILbirds]]
19 Sep: @ 10:59:47 IBET Reminder: PFBC trip this weekend [Oliver Burrus whimbrelbirders@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
19 Sep: @ 10:37:06 IBET SOUTH LAKEFRONT FRAMEWORK PLAN MEETINGS – REVISED SCHEDULE – September 18, 2017 [nancy tikalsky ntikalsky@hotmail.com [ILbirds]]
19 Sep: @ 09:39:46 IBET Carolina wren Byard [John Baxter XXJB7Z@AOL.COM [ILbirds]]
19 Sep: @ 08:12:47 Re: IBET Great Gray Owl sighting [Jake jake.cvetas@comcast.net [ILbirds]]
19 Sep: @ 08:00:45 IBET Byard A. redstart [John Baxter XXJB7Z@AOL.COM [ILbirds]]
19 Sep: @ 07:56:30 IBET Great Gray Owl sighting [David Eaton deaton1@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
19 Sep: @ 02:39:48 IBET The Grove cook co [Suzanne Coleman isooz@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
18 Sep: @ 23:26:07 IBET The Grove, cook co [Suzanne Coleman isooz@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
18 Sep: @ 22:26:02 IBET Bird ID help needed. [mitko@sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]]
18 Sep: @ 20:54:05 IBET Byard RC kinglet [John Baxter XXJB7Z@AOL.COM [ILbirds]]
18 Sep: @ 13:42:50 IBET Gillson Park Lake Watch #4 [Al Stokie alstokie99@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
18 Sep: @ 11:28:53 IBET Byard Ovenbird [John Baxter XXJB7Z@AOL.COM [ILbirds]]
18 Sep: @ 10:13:40 IBET Byard C. yellowthroat [John Baxter XXJB7Z@AOL.COM [ILbirds]]
17 Sep: @ 18:58:57 Re: IBET SABINE'S GULL [Colin Dobson birdingboy@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
17 Sep: @ 17:58:18 IBET SABINE'S GULL [Colin Dobson birdingboy@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
17 Sep: @ 17:19:42 IBET Request for documentation on various records of Review List species [Geoffrey Williamson geoffrey.williamson.21@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
17 Sep: @ 16:10:46 Re: IBET PARASITIC JAEGER - L. Shelbyville (Moultrie Co) - 9/15/17 [Tyler Funk fftfunk@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
17 Sep: @ 15:32:48 IBET Montrose Beach, Hegewisch Marsh, Burnham Prairie & Indian Ridge Sunday 9-17-17 [Al Stokie alstokie99@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
17 Sep: @ 07:22:17 IBET Fwd: eBird Report - North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Sep 16, 2017 [Marjorie Pries mhpries@comcast.net [ILbirds]]
16 Sep: @ 18:37:57 IBET Illinois Beach State Park - Lake County [Jeff Bilsky jbilsky@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
16 Sep: @ 16:33:59 Re: IBET Parasitic Jaeger Lake Shelbyville YES [Ron Bradley povpt93@consolidated.net [ILbirds]]
16 Sep: @ 14:58:01 IBET Western Grebes - Emiquon - 9-16-17 [Travis Mahan calidris_1004@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
16 Sep: @ 14:06:09 IBET Slow Day On The N.E Lake County Beaches Saturday 9-16-17 [Al Stokie alstokie99@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
16 Sep: @ 12:28:00 IBET Grackles in Carpentersville [Oliver Burrus whimbrelbirders@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
16 Sep: @ 10:31:44 IBET Montrose Buff-breasted Sandpiper and Nelson's Sparrow, 9/16 a.m. ['Robert D. Hughes' rhughes.enteract@rcn.com [ILbirds]]
16 Sep: @ 09:47:32 IBET Parasitic Jaeger Lake Shelbyville YES [Aaron G aarongyllenhaal@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
15 Sep: @ 22:35:26 IBET September 23rd Peregrine Falcon Bird Club walk to Montrose Point NO SIGHTINGS [Oliver Burrus whimbrelbirders@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
15 Sep: @ 21:42:02 IBET Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Sep 15, 2017 [Jeff Bilsky jbilsky@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
15 Sep: @ 19:46:37 IBET Byard Cape May w. [John Baxter XXJB7Z@AOL.COM [ILbirds]]
15 Sep: @ 19:03:14 IBET Wednesday - Oak Park with Henry Griffin [Ed McDevitt mcdevitt.ed@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
15 Sep: @ 18:23:39 IBET PARASITIC JAEGER - L. Shelbyville (Moultrie Co) - 9/15/17 [Travis Mahan calidris_1004@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
15 Sep: @ 17:17:45 IBET Byard Swainson's thrush window hit [John Baxter XXJB7Z@AOL.COM [ILbirds]]
15 Sep: @ 17:11:09 IBET Chicago Audubon Society September bird walks (no sightings) [Smchecchia@aol.com [ILbirds]]





Subject: Re: IBET Eared Grebe Continues At Poplar Creek Prairie Pond/ Carl Hanson F.P. Wed 9-20-17
Date: Wed Sep 20 2017 12:56 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Still present at 12:30 PM, now with 2 American Coots and 3 immature Hooded Mergansers. Follow Al Stokie's perfect directions.

Donnie Dann
Highland Park/Lake County

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 20, 2017, at 11:27 AM, Al Stokie alstokie99@gmail.com [ILbirds] wrote:
>
> Hello Bird People,
>
> Just a quick report to tell you that the Eared Grebe was still on the
> above mention pond between 7:30-8:45 a.m. today 9-20. It was in more
> open water than the several P.G. Grebes.
>
> Park in the Carl Hanson lot on the west side of Rt 59/Sutton Rd. Walk
> the service road path which exits the woods right by the pond area.
> Look from the cement wall towards the pond. The Eared Grebe was diving
> a lot but did give me & Jim from Norridge good looks eventually.
>
> Bird-Of-The-Day to that Eared Grebe & Runner-Up to a low flying Broad
> Winged Hawk which flew by while I was looking at the Grebes.
>
> Al Stokie
> In Cook County today
>



Subject: IBET Illiana Birds: Connecticut Warbler at HBS
Date: Wed Sep 20 2017 12:34 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
20 September 2017 - It was much quieter today in the Hammond Bird Sanctuary
with seven warbler species and not much else. The Connecticut Warbler was
the last warbler seen and then I left at about 11 a.m.



Carolyn Marsh, Whiting



Subject: IBET Eared Grebe Continues At Poplar Creek Prairie Pond/ Carl Hanson F.P. Wed 9-20-17
Date: Wed Sep 20 2017 12:19 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello Bird People,

Just a quick report to tell you that the Eared Grebe was still on the
above mention pond between 7:30-8:45 a.m. today 9-20. It was in more
open water than the several P.G. Grebes.

Park in the Carl Hanson lot on the west side of Rt 59/Sutton Rd. Walk
the service road path which exits the woods right by the pond area.
Look from the cement wall towards the pond. The Eared Grebe was diving
a lot but did give me & Jim from Norridge good looks eventually.

Bird-Of-The-Day to that Eared Grebe & Runner-Up to a low flying Broad
Winged Hawk which flew by while I was looking at the Grebes.

Al Stokie
In Cook County today


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Subject: Re: IBET SOUTH LAKEFRONT FRAMEWORK PLAN MEETINGS – REVISED SCHEDULE – September 18, 2017
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 20:34 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
thanks Nancy for forwarding this info
They should put a green roof on the parking garage.
Suzanne

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Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 10:35 AM
Subject: IBET SOUTH LAKEFRONT FRAMEWORK PLAN MEETINGS REVISED SCHEDULE September 18, 2017


















FYI: for those interested in Jackson Park and nearby south Lakefront impending changes - below the CPD meeting schedule and agenda is a summary of the Obama Center publicmeeting last week
- JACKSON PARK WATCH is doing a great job keeping us updated. see bottom of email to sign up on its email list. Nancy Tikalsky, COS Board



SOUTH LAKEFRONT FRAMEWORK PLAN MEETINGS REVISED SCHEDULE



Please discard the misinformation that was provided in the September 11 Update and note the following dates, times, and locations on your calendar.



Meeting #1

When:Monday, September 25

Time: 4:00 8:00 p.m.

Location:South Shore Cultural Center



Meeting #2

When:Wednesday, September 27

Time: 4:00 8:00 p.m.

Location:Stony Island Arts Bank (6760 S. Stony Island Avenue)



From the Park Districts press release :

At these meetings, the Chicago Park District will present an update on the South Lakefront planning process andthe Park Districts analysis of existing site conditions. The goal of the meeting
is to verify the guiding principles with the public and to vet the ideas that will structure the overall vision for the framework plan. Topics to be discussedinclude active recreation, golf, passive recreation, water use and quality, arts and culture, and
pedestrian and bicycle connectivity. The Park District will also address some of the questions that were raised in the first round of meetings and provide updates about ecology and programming opportunities in Jackson and South Shore Parks. In addition, the
Park District will solicit input fromcommunity members and park users to help furtherdevelop a vision for future park improvements. Information collected will be used to guide the development of options for the areawhich will be presented in subsequent
meetings.

We expect that these meetings will follow the format of the August CDOT meetings at the South Shore Cultural Center duplicates each day, with the possibility of stopping by at any time but
we will provide more information before the 25th.







OBAMA PRESIDENTIAL CENTER OPEN HOUSE
What happened? Many of you were in attendance on Thursday evening when the Obama Foundation made its first solo public presentation of the conceptual design and emerging programmatic plans for the Obama Presidential
Center (OPC). We invite your comments, additions and corrections to this summary.

The energetic and well-orchestrated event, with an estimated 200+ in attendance, had the feel of a pep rally. It opened with a boom as a contingent from the King High School marching band paraded through the conference hall,
and the excitement was amplified by an unannounced appearance (via live streaming) by former President Obama. The only questions allowed from the floor were the three selected for President Obama to address, but following the staged presentations, there was
an opportunity for attendees to view posters and ask questions of architects and Foundation staffers about the designs and programs, though this segment was unfortunately abbreviated to accommodate the presidents participation.

Coverage of the event in theTribune,Sun-Times,Herald,DNAInfo,Maroonand
elsewhere has focused mostly on President Obamas remarks and especially his explanation of why the Obama Foundation will not sign a Community Benefits Agreement. We will focus briefly instead on the presentations and poster board discussions that addressed
more specifically Jackson Park Watchs concern the impact of the Obama Presidential Center on the future character and shape of Jackson Park.


Vision for the Park: Inspire and entertain was the aspirational goal for the OPC
once again voiced by President Obama and echoed by other speakers. The programmatic offerings under development will reportedly range from museum coverage of Chicago and its African American history and of the Obama administration to a global training program
in civic engagementfor young leaders to a welcoming community center for Southsiders. President Obama spoke of his hope that the Center will be completely transformative in opening up Jackson Park, making it constantly active, in ways that he sees now in
parks on the Northside but not on the Southside.
Site Creep: Creating a unified museum campus linking the Obama Presidential Center
directly with the Museum of Science and Industry was cited as the key goal driving the closure of Cornell Drive and the siting of the OPC northward beyond its originally allotted land. Not given as a rationale for the site shift was the plan to convert the
perennial garden into a water retention pond, although lead landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh did identify water management as the biggest site challenge for the designers.
Parking on Parkland: The design and location of the parking garage seem to be driven
by the water table and the cost of digging down. The lower of the proposed garages two levels might be slightly below grade but would definitely be 3-4 feet above the water table. Meanwhile, the sloped roof would rise above the level of the Metra tracks.
Sloped berms would partially cover the north and south walls of the garage and there would be a plaza on the roof, but the structural essence of the garage would be very visible.
Traffic and golf: The complicated traffic issues created by the closure of Cornell
Drive were not addressed at all by members of the Obama Foundation team. There was, however, a representative of CDOT present to showcase the preliminary proposals previously presented by CDOT in late August. The proposed merger of the Jackson Park and South
Shore golf courses received nomention in the presentations, and when asked about that initiative, Obama Foundation representatives stated emphatically that that is a separate, unrelated project.



What next? Speak up, reach out.
Even this brief summary gives rise to some obvious questions that deserve discussion:
President Obamas models for Jackson Park seem to be Millennium Park
and Lincoln Park around the zoo, examples which he referenced directly when unveiling the OPC plans back in May. Are these the best models for balancing the needs of tourists and local residents in Jackson Park?What would this mean for the green natural
character of the Park? for Wooded Island?
There are other site options for the location of the water retention
facility. Why not utilize them?
Given that the proposed parking garage sets such an ominous precedent
for the appropriation of parkland, why not utilize the option of an underground garage beneath the OPC campus as mentioned by President Obama on May 3, or perhaps under the relocated running track?

The many representatives of the Obama Foundation at Thursdays meeting stressed repeatedly that the current plans are conceptual in nature not finished, not final; the design team is just getting started and the plans are evolving
every day. JPW notes, however, that the site plan and sketches for the OPC presented Thursday night are mostly the same as those first unveiled in May. A few labels have changed and the design of the unfortunate now-above-ground parking garage on the Midway
has been elaborated with the acknowledgement that it would be funded by the Obama Foundation. But there have been no significant changes to the plan to reflect public or private comments of the past four months, no indication of any genuine community consultation.
We hope that, in keeping with the Centers commitment to civic engagement, there will be the opportunity for real community engagement in the weeks and months ahead. The Obama Foundation says there will be other public meetings in the future. We will watch
for the schedule and will share it as soon as it is available.


What you can do:
Raise your own questions; make your own suggestions. Send them
to Michael Strautmanis, Obama Foundation Vice President for Civic Engagement, atmstrautmanis@obamapresidentialfoundation.org. Ask him to schedule a meeting with your community group. Say
that you look forward to his response.
Come to the Park District Open Houses on September 25 and 27 (see
below for a revised and updated schedule) to ask your questions and offer your own vision of Jackson Park as part of the South Lakefront Framework Plan process.
Attend any public meetings the Obama Foundation may subsequently
hold. Look for information about such meetings inJPW Updates.




Brenda Nelms and Margaret Schmid
Coordinators, Jackson Park Watch
www.jacksonparkwatch.org
jacksonparkwatch@gmail.com


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Subject: IBET Tonight 7-8 WTTW Chicago Bird Migration Safety
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 18:55 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com... http://chicagotonight.wttw.com...



Enjoy!
Jerry Goldner



Subject: Re: IBET Re: The Grove cook co
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 16:48 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
well, the Jaegerfest scouts in Wisconsin Point (near Duluth)? had 15 species of warblers yesterday -- the shorebirds were also a bit late in the UP this year so....


Shanti, n.

Nancy J. Tikalsky
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Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 3:11:41 PM
To: ILbirds@yahoogroups.com; Vera.Leopold@gmail.com [ILbirds]
Subject: Re: IBET Re: The Grove cook co



I think it might be a combination of these factors. Montrose has been nearly dead lately, after having flurries of Tennessees at the end of August, then blackpolls, redstarts, palms and some others more recently and a few days when there were just ones and twos of a handful of species.There was one day recently when I heard a lot of flight calls in the early morning but it seemed the birds must have kept going because they weren't in the parks.

However, Graceland was good this morning after the rain, as Larry Kratulis noted on Facebook, with 16 species. Feeling warbler-deprived, I birded there with him this afternoon and it was still somewhat 'busy' after the morning rush. Had a yellow rumped and a junco, so it seems the end may be near, or there may be another push in the offing. I think the next cold front may not happen until mid-next-week.

Jill Niland
Chicago

On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 1:58:07 PM CDT, Vera.Leopold@gmail.com [ILbirds] wrote:




I'm wondering the same thing. For the time of year, Montrose felt pretty slow for warblers when I went on Saturday. We had 7 species but low numbers of most, just 1 or 2 birds. I haven't been out much this fall but it feels like migration hasn't really "picked up" yet. Is it a slow start for songbird migration this year or did the birds skip over the Chicago area?

Vera Miller
Downers Grove, IL



Subject: Re: IBET Re: The Grove cook co
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 15:15 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I think it might be a combination of these factors. Montrose has been nearly dead lately, after having flurries of Tennessees at the end of August, then blackpolls, redstarts, palms and some others more recently and a few days when there were just ones and twos of a handful of species.There was one day recently when I heard a lot of flight calls in the early morning but it seemed the birds must have kept going because they weren't in the parks. 
However, Graceland was good this morning after the rain, as Larry Kratulis noted on Facebook, with 16 species. Feeling warbler-deprived, I birded there with him this afternoon and it was still somewhat 'busy' after the morning rush. Had a yellow rumped and a junco, so it seems the end may be near, or there may be another push in the offing. I think the next cold front may not happen until mid-next-week.
Jill NilandChicago
On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 1:58:07 PM CDT, Vera.Leopold@gmail.com [ILbirds] wrote:


I'm wondering the same thing. For the time of year, Montrose felt pretty slow for warblers when I went on Saturday. We had 7 species but low numbers of most, just 1 or 2 birds. I haven't been out much this fall but it feels like migration hasn't really "picked up" yet. Is it a slow start for songbird migration this year or did the birds skip over the Chicago area?

Vera Miller
Downers Grove, IL



Subject: IBET Continuing Eared Grebe - Carl R Hanson Woods
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 15:14 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hi everyone just wanted to let you know that I saw the Eared Grebe today at 2:30 PM. Here is where I saw itGoogle Maps. Others there possibly had 2 EAGRs!

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Subject: IBET: Eared Grebe
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 15:12 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
The Eared Grebe on Hansen preserve Pond in Poplar Creek Prairie (Cook Co) has been reported on eBird by several birders today and is still present as of 2:45 pm today.

It has been in the middle of the pond best seen from the dam. Sometimes it disappeared only to pop up in the middle of the pond.

There are 6 or so juvenile & 2-3 adult Pied-billed Grebes and 5-6 immature Hooded Mergansers too.

Dan Williams
Rockford

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Subject: IBET Wood Dale Reservoir & Both Technys Tuesday 9-19-17
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 14:53 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello Bird People,

There have been 2 important local shorebird locations that have been
flooded this Summer/Fall & therefore have had no shorebirds. One place
is Big Marsh & the other was the Wood Dale Reservoir complex which
includes the Itasca Wetlands just off Prospect. But last week I rec'd
an email from local birder Nancy H saying that all of a sudden the
actual reservoir now had mud flats around the edges. So today I
checked it out & the habitat is great but it's too bad this didn't
happen a few weeks ago when shorebirds were more common. However, the
Itasca Wetlands portion remains flooded.

Wood Dale Reservoir (8-10 a.m.)

In the reservoir were D.C. Cormorant (1), Great Blues (3) & Great Egret (2)
Shorebirds were Killdeer (58), Least (2), Semipalmated (1) & Pectoral
(3) Sandpipers
Also Ring Billed (3-AD) & Herring (1-AD) Gulls
Three Canada Geese flew by & a MERLIN buzzed & flushed many of the Killdeer.

In the Middle Pond were 2 more Cormorants, 1 more Great Egret & 1
Solitary Sandpiper
The creek had 1 more Great Blue, 2 more Great Egrets & 4 Mallards.
The only birds at the Itasca Wetlands were D.C. Cormorant & Great Egret (1 each)
Interesting land birds were Nashville (2) & YELLOW RUMPED MYRTLE (1)
Warblers, Common Yellowthroat (1 young male) & my 1st Fall WHITE
THROATED SPARROW.

Techny Basin North & South Sections (11:15 a.m.-12:35 p.m.)

I like to check these places after a rain as they flood so easily &
today that was again the case in spite of there being not that much
rain over night. Both Technys are completely flooded with no mud flats
at all. The only shorebird at Techny North was a fly-by Killdeer who
did not land as there was no place to land. At Techny Basin South a
few Solitary Sandpipers were on mud edges but that's it.

Great Blues & Great Egrets were at both places & 1 P.B. Grebe & 1
young Black Crowned Night Heron were at the North Section. The only
ducks were Mallards & Wood Ducks & 5 Cormorants were at Techny North.
Let's give these 2 places a few days to let the water go down.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the shorebird chasing Merlin & Runner-Up to the
young Black Crowned Night Heron. I was glad to get back to the Wood
Dale Reservoir even though few species of shorebirds were there today.
I'll try again next week.

Al Stokie
In both DuPage & Cook Co's today


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Subject: Re: IBET Reminder: PFBC trip this weekend
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 14:52 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Forgot one of the most important details, it is on Saturday.

Oliver

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> On Sep 19, 2017, at 1:49 PM, Paul Quintas wrote:
>
> You did not say which day!
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Sep 19, 2017, at 10:59 AM, Oliver Burrus whimbrelbirders@yahoo.com [ILbirds] wrote:
>>
>> Join us as we explore the #1 birding spot* in Illinois, Montrose Point! We will meet at 7 AM to walk through the Magic Hedge part of Montrose where we hope to find many migrants, in particular, warblers. After we venture through the hedge for a while (maybe an hour and a half), we will make our way to the dunes where we might find American Pipits, possibly a Nelson's Sparrow, and others. Next, we will head to the beach where Black-bellied Plovers and Baird's Sandpipers could be hiding! We will go through the hedge one more time and then we will be done. Overall it should be a fun day filled with birds. If you are planning on coming please respond.
>>
>> LEADER: Oliver Burrus
>> MEETING TIME: 7:00 AM
>> MEETING LOCATION: Magic Hedge parking lot
>> TARGET SPECIES: warblers, vireos, sandpipers, and others
>>
>> * based on the Top Ten Birding Spots In Illinois survey that I ran last year.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Oliver Burrus - founder of WBC and PFBC
>>



Subject: IBET Re: The Grove cook co
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 13:58 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I'm wondering the same thing. For the time of year, Montrose felt pretty slow for warblers when I went on Saturday. We had 7 species but low numbers of most, just 1 or 2 birds. I haven't been out much this fall but it feels like migration hasn't really "picked up" yet. Is it a slow start for songbird migration this year or did the birds skip over the Chicago area?

Vera Miller
Downers Grove, IL



Subject: IBET ENSBC Field Trips to Perkins Woods September 21 & September 28 (NO SIGHTINGS)
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 13:26 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
The Evanston North Shore Bird Club has trips scheduled for the next two Thursdays back to Perkins Woods in Evanston.  Look for warblers, thrushes, and other fall migrants.  Meet at the corner of Grant Street and Ewing Avenue, 3/4 mile east of Crawford Avenue and four blocks south of Central.  Both trips start at 7:30 a.m.  Leader on September 21 will be Josh Engel, leader on September 28 will be John Bates.



John Hockman
Riverwoods
Lake County

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Subject: IBET Chimney Swift Sit-Kane County ( NO SIGHTING)
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 12:38 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
KCA Chimney Swift Sit
Tuesday Sept. 19 6:30pm
Lincoln Elementary School, St Charles

Chimney Swifts gather in large groups as they fly almost 4,000-mile migrating to South America. Join us for a family friendly KCA Chimney Swift Sit to watch these groups roost for the evening at Lincoln Elementary School, 211 S 6th Ave in St. Charles. Park on Indiana Ave, between 6th Ave. and 7th Ave.
The free aerial show is amazing, and you do not need to be a KCA member to attend.
Up to 1600 birds went to roost last week at this location. Chimney Swift numbers seem to be decreasing this week. However even a few hundred Swifts put on a good aerial show.
Bring a folding chair if you care to sit down. Binoculars are optional because Swifts are visible with the naked eye as they enter the chimney.
Learn about these aerial wonders as KCA members share Chimney Swift interesting facts.
Rich & Marion Miller
Kane County


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Subject: IBET Another bird walk in Chicago this weekend
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 11:21 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
The Washington Park birders are offering a walk in the park on Sunday, September 24.

From:MaryNell Murphy


Hello fellow birders! Come join us for a bird walk in beautiful Washington Park onSunday September 24 at 8 amby the green-roofed refectory. We will meet in the parking lot just off55th St/Russell Dr. Mostly on trails, but some uneven surfaces.
Here's a map to the meeting spot (just north of the pool):

Washington Park Pool
.. and the link for our Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/washi...
Chicago Park District's site on Washington Park:
http://www.chicagoparkdistrict...
CallMaryNell Murphy with any questions773.612.8438.



Subject: IBET Chicago Ornithological Society walks this weekend
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 11:19 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Consider joining COS for one or both of these walks this weekend.
Bird Walk at Humboldt ParkSaturday, September 23, 7:30-10:00
Humboldt Park Field House(map)1400 North Sacramento AvenueChicago, IL, 60622
Join COS and Humboldt Park resident/birder extraordinaire Sam Burckhardt for a birding walk to look for later Fall migrants. This is good time for sparrows, and the fields and marshes could have Nelson's and Le Conte's Sparrows. Dress for the weather!We will meet in the Field House parking lot on the west side of Sacramento. Contact Sam atrawsbb@mac.comwith any questions.
Audubon Great Lakes will also be hosting a workday at 10am, so check out their website and feel free to stop by to help out after the walk!https://www.facebook.com/event...
Whistler Woods/Kickapoo Forest Preserve Bird WalkSunday, September 24, 7:30-9:30
Whistler Woods(map)735 West 134th StreetRiverdale, IL, 60827Explore these underbirded forest preserves to look for late migrant warblers, thrushes, and sparrows. Beginning birders are welcome and encouraged to attend, and binoculars will be available for those who dont have them.
Meet at the end of the parking lot at Whistler Woods. Contact Andrew Aldrich for details at630-803-1590.Dress for the weather; close toed shoes are recommended. Walks are free and open to all.








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Subject: IBET Montrose Point and LaBagh Woods Birding Websites (no sightings)
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 11:05 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I didn't realize this until recently but my websites about birding
Montrose Point and LaBagh Woods were down and offline (I did some
reorganizing of my websites recently and forgot to reactivate a few of
them). Anyway, they're both up and running again.

Birding Montrose Point
http://theorniphile.info/birdi...

Birding LaBagh Woods
http://theorniphile.info/birdi...

Robert D. Hughes
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Subject: IBET Reminder: PFBC trip this weekend
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 10:59 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Join us as we explore the #1 birding spot* in Illinois, Montrose Point! We will meet at 7 AM to walk through the Magic Hedge part of Montrose where we hope to find many migrants, in particular, warblers. After weventure through the hedge for a while (maybe an hour and a half), we will make our way to the dunes where we might find American Pipits, possibly a Nelson's Sparrow, and others. Next, we will head to the beach where Black-bellied Plovers and Baird's Sandpipers could be hiding! We will go through the hedge one more time and then we will be done. Overall it should be a fun day filled with birds. If you are planning on coming please respond.
LEADER: Oliver BurrusMEETING TIME: 7:00 AMMEETING LOCATION:Magic Hedge parking lotTARGET SPECIES: warblers, vireos, sandpipers, and others
* based on the Top Ten Birding Spots In Illinois survey that I ran last year.
Thanks,Oliver Burrus - founder of WBC and PFBC



Subject: IBET SOUTH LAKEFRONT FRAMEWORK PLAN MEETINGS – REVISED SCHEDULE – September 18, 2017
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 10:37 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
FYI: for those interested in Jackson Park and nearby south Lakefront impending changes - below the CPD meeting schedule and agenda is a summary of the Obama Center publicmeeting last week
- JACKSON PARK WATCH is doing a great job keeping us updated. see bottom of email to sign up on its email list. Nancy Tikalsky, COS Board




SOUTH LAKEFRONT FRAMEWORK PLAN MEETINGS REVISED SCHEDULE



Please discard the misinformation that was provided in the September 11 Update and note the following dates, times, and locations on your calendar.



Meeting #1

When:Monday, September 25

Time: 4:00 8:00 p.m.

Location:South Shore Cultural Center



Meeting #2

When:Wednesday, September 27

Time: 4:00 8:00 p.m.

Location:Stony Island Arts Bank (6760 S. Stony Island Avenue)



From the Park Districts press release :

At these meetings, the Chicago Park District will present an update on the South Lakefront planning process andthe Park Districts analysis of existing site conditions. The goal of the meeting
is to verify the guiding principles with the public and to vet the ideas that will structure the overall vision for the framework plan. Topics to be discussedinclude active recreation, golf, passive recreation, water use and quality, arts and culture, and
pedestrian and bicycle connectivity. The Park District will also address some of the questions that were raised in the first round of meetings and provide updates about ecology and programming opportunities in Jackson and South Shore Parks. In addition, the
Park District will solicit input fromcommunity members and park users to help furtherdevelop a vision for future park improvements. Information collected will be used to guide the development of options for the areawhich will be presented in subsequent
meetings.

We expect that these meetings will follow the format of the August CDOT meetings at the South Shore Cultural Center duplicates each day, with the possibility of stopping by at any time but
we will provide more information before the 25th.









OBAMA PRESIDENTIAL CENTER OPEN HOUSE
What happened? Many of you were in attendance on Thursday evening when the Obama Foundation made its first solo public presentation of the conceptual design and emerging programmatic plans for the Obama Presidential
Center (OPC). We invite your comments, additions and corrections to this summary.

The energetic and well-orchestrated event, with an estimated 200+ in attendance, had the feel of a pep rally. It opened with a boom as a contingent from the King High School marching band paraded through the conference hall,
and the excitement was amplified by an unannounced appearance (via live streaming) by former President Obama. The only questions allowed from the floor were the three selected for President Obama to address, but following the staged presentations, there was
an opportunity for attendees to view posters and ask questions of architects and Foundation staffers about the designs and programs, though this segment was unfortunately abbreviated to accommodate the presidents participation.

Coverage of the event in theTribune,Sun-Times,Herald,DNAInfo,Maroonand
elsewhere has focused mostly on President Obamas remarks and especially his explanation of why the Obama Foundation will not sign a Community Benefits Agreement. We will focus briefly instead on the presentations and poster board discussions that addressed
more specifically Jackson Park Watchs concern the impact of the Obama Presidential Center on the future character and shape of Jackson Park.


Vision for the Park: Inspire and entertain was the aspirational goal for the OPC
once again voiced by President Obama and echoed by other speakers. The programmatic offerings under development will reportedly range from museum coverage of Chicago and its African American history and of the Obama administration to a global training program
in civic engagementfor young leaders to a welcoming community center for Southsiders. President Obama spoke of his hope that the Center will be completely transformative in opening up Jackson Park, making it constantly active, in ways that he sees now in
parks on the Northside but not on the Southside.
Site Creep: Creating a unified museum campus linking the Obama Presidential Center
directly with the Museum of Science and Industry was cited as the key goal driving the closure of Cornell Drive and the siting of the OPC northward beyond its originally allotted land. Not given as a rationale for the site shift was the plan to convert the
perennial garden into a water retention pond, although lead landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh did identify water management as the biggest site challenge for the designers.
Parking on Parkland: The design and location of the parking garage seem to be driven
by the water table and the cost of digging down. The lower of the proposed garages two levels might be slightly below grade but would definitely be 3-4 feet above the water table. Meanwhile, the sloped roof would rise above the level of the Metra tracks.
Sloped berms would partially cover the north and south walls of the garage and there would be a plaza on the roof, but the structural essence of the garage would be very visible.
Traffic and golf: The complicated traffic issues created by the closure of Cornell
Drive were not addressed at all by members of the Obama Foundation team. There was, however, a representative of CDOT present to showcase the preliminary proposals previously presented by CDOT in late August. The proposed merger of the Jackson Park and South
Shore golf courses received nomention in the presentations, and when asked about that initiative, Obama Foundation representatives stated emphatically that that is a separate, unrelated project.



What next? Speak up, reach out.
Even this brief summary gives rise to some obvious questions that deserve discussion:
President Obamas models for Jackson Park seem to be Millennium Park
and Lincoln Park around the zoo, examples which he referenced directly when unveiling the OPC plans back in May. Are these the best models for balancing the needs of tourists and local residents in Jackson Park?What would this mean for the green natural
character of the Park? for Wooded Island?
There are other site options for the location of the water retention
facility. Why not utilize them?
Given that the proposed parking garage sets such an ominous precedent
for the appropriation of parkland, why not utilize the option of an underground garage beneath the OPC campus as mentioned by President Obama on May 3, or perhaps under the relocated running track?

The many representatives of the Obama Foundation at Thursdays meeting stressed repeatedly that the current plans are conceptual in nature not finished, not final; the design team is just getting started and the plans are evolving
every day. JPW notes, however, that the site plan and sketches for the OPC presented Thursday night are mostly the same as those first unveiled in May. A few labels have changed and the design of the unfortunate now-above-ground parking garage on the Midway
has been elaborated with the acknowledgement that it would be funded by the Obama Foundation. But there have been no significant changes to the plan to reflect public or private comments of the past four months, no indication of any genuine community consultation.
We hope that, in keeping with the Centers commitment to civic engagement, there will be the opportunity for real community engagement in the weeks and months ahead. The Obama Foundation says there will be other public meetings in the future. We will watch
for the schedule and will share it as soon as it is available.


What you can do:
Raise your own questions; make your own suggestions. Send them
to Michael Strautmanis, Obama Foundation Vice President for Civic Engagement, atmstrautmanis@obamapresidentialfoundation.org. Ask him to schedule a meeting with your community group. Say
that you look forward to his response.
Come to the Park District Open Houses on September 25 and 27 (see
below for a revised and updated schedule) to ask your questions and offer your own vision of Jackson Park as part of the South Lakefront Framework Plan process.
Attend any public meetings the Obama Foundation may subsequently
hold. Look for information about such meetings inJPW Updates.





Brenda Nelms and Margaret Schmid
Coordinators, Jackson Park Watch
www.jacksonparkwatch.org
jacksonparkwatch@gmail.com


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Subject: IBET Carolina wren Byard
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 9:39 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
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Hi friends,
Last evening it came singing and seeking food. There were 2 birds. Quite the singer.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

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Subject: Re: IBET Great Gray Owl sighting
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 8:12 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Dear all,I am not a birder, but am pretty confident we saw a Great Gray Owl yesterday evening, perched in a large pine tree in our yard in Riverwoods in Lake County. Actually, there were at least two of them. One was calling around 6 pm. This lasted a good 10 minutes. It was difficult to get a photo, but the ones I have show a distinct white "bow tie" at the neck. Also, it was very large with a several foot total wing span. (Maybe 4 feet, hard to tell.) Has anyone else seen them this far South?Thanks.David EatonRiverwoods, Lake County, Illinois















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Subject: IBET Byard A. redstart
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 8:00 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
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Hi friends,
Male preening in the W. hawthorn tree. It sat for a time half sleeping w/eyes shut then open and shut again.
Then preened for some time as I watched from the yard swing. The females on the other hand, Yellowstarts, are non-stop feeding around the grapes and everywhere a bug can be found.
John
Bourbonnais, IL
John Baxter
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Subject: IBET Great Gray Owl sighting
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 7:56 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Dear all,I am not a birder, but am pretty confident we saw a Great Gray Owl yesterday evening, perched in a large pine tree in our yard in Riverwoods in Lake County. Actually, there were at least two of them. One was calling around 6 pm. This lasted a good 10 minutes. It was difficult to get a photo, but the ones I have show a distinct white "bow tie" at the neck. Also, it was very large with a several foot total wing span. (Maybe 4 feet, hard to tell.) Has anyone else seen them this far South?Thanks.David EatonRiverwoods, Lake County, Illinois








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Subject: IBET The Grove cook co
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 2:39 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I only had about an hour at the end of the day today to go by here but I did find some nice birds all in one group. There was a yellow throated vireo, a Philadelphia vireo, bay breasted warbler, and chestnut sided warbler.

Otherwise I had a few birds: a peewee, phoebe, palm warbler, green heron two great egrets in the pond which is almost dried up. Two c geese on the lawn.

Not many people have been posting anything from the Chicago area but a lot of people from central Illinois are having a great influx of migrants. Is that because nobody's going out here, nobody's posting, or we aren't having any birds up here? Every time I've gone out I've only had a handful of birds but I've also had limited time so I'm just not sure what the situation is.

Suzanne Coleman
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Subject: IBET The Grove, cook co
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 23:26 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Didn't go through, trying again.

I only had about an hour at the end of the day today to go by here but I did find some nice birds all in one group. There was a yellow throated vireo, a Philadelphia vireo, bay breasted warbler, and chestnut sided warbler.



Otherwise I had a few birds: a peewee, phoebe, palm warbler, green heron two great egrets in the pond which is almost dried up. Two c geese on the lawn.

Not many people have been posting anything from the Chicago area but a lot of people from central Illinois are having a great influx of migrants. Is that because nobody's going out here, nobody's posting, or we aren't having any birds up here? Every time I've gone out I've only had a handful of birds but I've also had limited time so I'm just not sure what the situation is.

Suzanne Coleman
9-18-17



Subject: IBET Bird ID help needed.
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 22:26 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hi all,


Can someone please help me with the identification of the bird in the following photo?
https://photos.app.goo.gl/GU6v... https://photos.app.goo.gl/GU6v...



Thank you in advance!


Regards,
Dimitar



Subject: IBET Byard RC kinglet
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 20:54 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
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Hi friends,
About 15 Yellowstarts, a catbird, Magnolia w., YB flycatcher, EW peewee, RB grosbeak here now. And 2 or so Ruby-crowned kinglets.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

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Subject: IBET Gillson Park Lake Watch #4
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 13:42 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello Bird People,

Although the winds would not be very strong they were from the
East/N.E. & looking ahead there would be no other N.E. wind days for
the rest of the week so it was today or not at all for this week.
But again no ducks went by at all & only 2 migrant species were seen
unless the Cormorants were migrating instead of the usual flying back
& forth? Jeff Sanders was with for this session.

Gillson Park Lake Watch #4 (7:30-10 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (groups of 1-2-1 & 59, for a big finish!)
Canada Goose (11 landed in the lake)
Red Tailed Hawk (1 in a tree)
PEREGRINE (1-IM, briefly chased the Red Tail)
Sanderling (groups of 7-4-1-1-3 & 8 for a total of 24)
BONAPARTE'S GULL (1 or 2 landed in the lake & later 7 more flew by going south)
Ring Billed (~30 with most on the beach) & Herring (~15 over the lake) Gulls
Crows (3 on the beach, but no Cooper's Hawk to fight with today)

Other things to count were dogs (24), swimmers (2), joggers (5), kayak
users (2) & many walkers.
Due to all the human & dog activity no Sanderlings landed for more
than 2-3 min.

Later I was in Wheeling & stopped at Heritage Park where again no
migrant ducks have arrived.

P.B. Grebe (10) & D.C. Cormorant (9)
Great Blue Heron (1 in the stream) & Great Egret (1 by the main pond)
Canada Goose (18) & Mallard (52)
Killdeer (4 on the soccer field)
Ring Billed (29) & Herring (1-IM) Gulls (By the main pond)

Another slow day with Bird-Of-The-Day going to the fast flying Peregrine &
Runner-Up to the Bonaparte's Gulls even though they were not very close.
Eventually this Lake Watch business will pay off although maybe not
until October/November.

Al Stokie
In Cook County today but not seeing much


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Subject: IBET Byard Ovenbird
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 11:28 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
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Hi friends,
Very nervous upon seeing me with the window up. But Yellowstarts are very active, 3 or so. Swainson's thrush is eating grapes. Cardinals chipping and wing fluttering. Carolina w. singing in front. Had a hard rain here yesterday. Seems humid and less dusty.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

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Subject: IBET Byard C. yellowthroat
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 10:13 am
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Hi friends,
The c. yellowthroat stays low in the bushes. Still have Swainson's t. and Yellowstarts taking a bath in the wet pipevine leaves. Carolina wren gives a song and a few other peeps from Swainson's t.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

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Subject: Re: IBET SABINE'S GULL
Date: Sun Sep 17 2017 18:58 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I mean Thompson Lake at Emiquon in Fulton county
Colin Dobson


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I found a Juvenile SABINES GULL 50 minutes ago. Andy Gilbert, Tony Ward, Sharon Dobson and I are watching it now straight SE/S of the observatory flying around. Sometimes sitting. Also the WESTERN GREBES are still here. Plus a juv Laughing Gull and a Common Tern with some Forsters hanging around the lake.




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Subject: IBET SABINE'S GULL
Date: Sun Sep 17 2017 17:58 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I found a Juvenile SABINES GULL 50 minutes ago. Andy Gilbert, Tony Ward, Sharon Dobson and I are watching it now straight SE/S of the observatory flying around. Sometimes sitting. Also the WESTERN GREBES are still here. Plus a juv Laughing Gull and a Common Tern with some Forsters hanging around the lake. 




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Subject: IBET Request for documentation on various records of Review List species
Date: Sun Sep 17 2017 17:19 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Dear Illinois birders:
The Illinois Ornithological Records Committee (IORC) maintains archives of evidence for records of birds that are accidental, rare, or unusual in Illinois. Species for which IORC requests documentary evidence of sightings appear on IORC's "Review List." Below I am listing a set of apparent records from recent years of Review List species for which IORC has not received any documentation. I am hoping that individuals who have such evidence, especially photographs, will submit these to IORC. Because of copyright issues, IORC cannot harvest photos posted to Facebook or eBird without the photographers permission; we hope such photographers can at least forward their photos to IORC along with name of the species involved, date and location of occurrence, photographer's name, and any other relevant facts. Information about IORC, the Review List, and the submission process is available athttp://www.illinoisbirds.org/i... Feel free also to contact me if you have questions.
Please note that because IORC's purpose is in part to maintain permanently the original bird records for use by future bird students, IORC provides access to the material associated with records to interested individuals. In fulfilling this purpose, IORC may publish photographs (and other material) submitted regarding records as part ofIORC's regular reports and IOS's seasonal reports, which appear in the Illinois Ornithological Society's (IOS's)journalMeadowlark, and may also publish material (including photographs) on its web site. No other publication of submitted photographs is intended by IORC. IORC and IOS do not pay any reproduction fees for this use of images.

Also, for publication and review purposes, IOS and IORC prefer to have the highest available resolution for documentary photographs. Thanks!
Here are records for which I am hoping to get documentation.Harlequin Duck, 1 January 2017, Will CountyWhite-winged Dove, 17 April 2017, McLean CountyWhite-winged Dove, 9 July 2017, Christian CountyPomarine Jaeger, 16 July 2016, Clinton CountyPomarine Jaeger, 4 October 2016, Cook CountyParasitic Jaeger, 15 September 2017, Moultrie CountyMew Gull, 1 January 2017, Will County
Magnificent Frigatebird, 15 September 2017, Will CountyNeotropic Cormorant, 3-6 June 2017, Sangamon CountyNeotropic Cormorant, 3-24 July 2017, DuPage CountyNeotropic Cormorant, 9-18 July 2017, Kane CountyNeotropic Cormorant, 14-29 July 2017, Jackson County
Neotropic Cormorant, 15 September 2017, Cook County
Anhinga, 15 April 2017, Massac CountyAnhinga, 24 June - 29 July 2017, Jackson CountyTricolored Heron, 8 July 2017, Lake County
Tricolored Heron, 6 September 2017, Lake County
Barn Owl, 5 March 2017, Sangamon CountyGyrfalcon, 13 February 2017, McLean CountyPrairie Falcon, 28 October 2016 through 29 January 2017, Coles County and Douglas CountyPrairie Falcon, 12 November 2016 through 16 January 2017, Wayne CountyPrairie Falcon, 28 December 2016, Jasper CountyPrairie Falcon, 28 November 2016, Boone County
Prairie Falcon, 21-26 January 2017, Sangamon County
Mountain Bluebird, 7-12 April 2017, DuPage County
Yellow Palm Warbler, 8 November 2016, Cook CountyWestern Tanager, 21 May 2017, LaSalle County
Western Tanager, 11 May 2017, Cook County
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Subject: Re: IBET PARASITIC JAEGER - L. Shelbyville (Moultrie Co) - 9/15/17
Date: Sun Sep 17 2017 16:10 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Just arrived at Rebel Bluff. Bird still present.
Tyler D Funk
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Currently from Rebel Bluff as of 6:22 PM, Friday, September 15. Juvenile, intermediate morph.


This is west of Bo Woods Recreation Area and the Sullivan Beach.


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Subject: IBET Montrose Beach, Hegewisch Marsh, Burnham Prairie & Indian Ridge Sunday 9-17-17
Date: Sun Sep 17 2017 15:32 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello Bird People,

Montrose Beach (7-7:45 a.m.)

Off to bad start when I could not enter at Wilson due to 100's of
runners blocking the entrance way.
Finally got in & found all the flooded water on the beach was gone &
only 2 Killdeer were present. But things got better when I got to see
a YELLOW BILLED CUCKOO thanks to Howard B & 2 other birders. It was in
the beach Willows not far from the lake. Then I found a MARSH WREN
along the channel next to the pier. On my way back to the public beach
Howard B was pointing at something near the protected beach inside the
roped off panne. Turned out to be 1 Savannah Sparrow being chased by 1
NELSON'S SPARROW. Next I saw Geoff W on the public beach looking at
something over the lake. I was able to see 1 small Tern flying &
diving. Walked toward Geoff & in flew 4 COMMON TERNS although they
just kept going. Looked harder at the beach where the flooded area had
been & saw 5 Semipalmated Plovers. Also saw 1 SORA fly from 1 part of
the panne to another. Other birders told me that Warblers were at the
Hedge Area but I was not looking for Warblers today.

In addition to 1 beach cleaning machine still working the beach there
was also 1 beach clearing dog running the length of the public beach &
flushing every bird on the beach. But the most interesting bird
flusher was a small "drone" flying back & forth flushing beach gulls.
Hope we don't get too many of them!

Hegewisch Marsh (8:30-9:45 a.m.)

For the 1st time in weeks I did not find the Mute Swan family of 5 nor
did I see either of last week's Dowitchers. Also no Herons or Egrets
that I could see.

Shorebirds were Killdeer (11-12), Greater (1) & Lesser (9) Yellowlegs,
Solitary (1), Semipalmated (2), Pectoral (4) & 2 widely spaced STILT
Sandpipers.
Also saw Coot (1), COMMON GALLINULE (1-IM) & P.B. Grebe (4)
Many Mallards, Wood Ducks & Blue Winged Teal (uncounted due to sun in my eyes)
On my walk in I saw RED HEADED (1-IM), Red bellied (1) & Downy (1)
Woodpeckers & 1 Flicker.
Also 1 Red Tailed Hawk landed in a tree & 1 House Wren scolded me but
not sure why?

Burnham Prairie Marsh (9:50-10:30 a.m.)

Heron/Egrets were Great Blues (3), Great Egrets (also 3) & Green Heron (1)
Ducks were a few Mallards & Green Winged Teal
One each OSPREY & Kestrel flew by
Shorebirds were BLACK BELLIED PLOVER (1), Killdeer (18-20) & Least Sandpiper (2)
Someone at Montrose had told me about a Dowitcher he had seen here
yesterday but not today.

Indian Ridge From Torrence Ave Lot (10:40-11:10 a.m.)

The mud flats by the RR tracks were not as productive as last week &
the only shorebirds were
Killdeer (16) & Semipalmated Plover (2). Also Great Blues & Great
Egrets (3 each)

The ponds seen from 122nd St had 49 more Great Egrets, 6 more Killdeer
& 1 Lesser Yellowlegs

Bird-Of-The-Day to the Yellow Billed Cuckoo as that was a surprise in
late September.
Runners-Up to the Nelson's Sparrow, the Common Terns, the Osprey &
Black Bellied Plover

My hot streak with license plates continues with Plate Of The Day
being one from Wash D.C. seen while stuck in traffic on the Dan Ryan.
That's #49 leaving me with 2 to go which are Wyoming & Hawaii. Good
luck with finding those 2!

Al Stokie
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Subject: IBET Fwd: eBird Report - North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Sep 16, 2017
Date: Sun Sep 17 2017 7:22 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
>
> ---------- Original Message ----------
> From: ebird-checklist@cornell.edu
> To: mhpries@comcast.net
> Date: September 16, 2017 at 4:06 PM
> Subject: eBird Report - North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Sep 16, 2017
>
> North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, US
> Sep 16, 2017 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Our regular Chicago Audubon Saturday walk at this location.
> 26 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Canada Goose X
> Wood Duck X
> Mallard X
> Great Blue Heron X
> Green Heron X
> Cooper's Hawk X
> Accipiter sp. X maybe accipiters or maybe falcon sp. two fly-bys very fast into the woods, seemed like one chasing the other
> Red-tailed Hawk X
> Mourning Dove X
> Chimney Swift X
> Red-bellied Woodpecker X
> Downy Woodpecker X
> Hairy Woodpecker X
> Northern Flicker X
> Eastern Wood-Pewee X
> Eastern Kingbird X
> Blue Jay X
> Black-capped Chickadee X
> Red-breasted Nuthatch X heard only one call - called twice and then no more
> White-breasted Nuthatch X
> Swainson's Thrush X
> American Robin X
> Cedar Waxwing X
> Magnolia Warbler X
> Black-throated Green Warbler X
> Common Grackle X
> American Goldfinch X
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> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
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Subject: IBET Illinois Beach State Park - Lake County
Date: Sat Sep 16 2017 18:37 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Decided to hike IBSP with a quick stop at the ponds off of Greenwood Ave by the power station. Here, I was able to pick out 10 HORNED LARKS, and a SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER using a scope and some quick road-side scanning. IBSP was devoid of most passerine migrants but I did pick up the aforementioned, photogenic AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER. A fellow birder also helped get me on a SORA along the dead river. Photo/video of the Plover and photo of the Sora at the ebird link. Good birding.
Johns Manville Ponds (restricted access), Lake, Illinois, USSep 16, 2017 9:19 AM - 9:30 AMProtocol: Stationary12 species (+1 other taxa)Canada Goose 7Mallard 11Green-winged Teal 7duck sp. 15Red-tailed Hawk 1Semipalmated Plover 1Killdeer 2Mourning Dove 1Eastern Phoebe 1Blue Jay 1Horned Lark 10 Palm Warbler 1 View this checklist online athttp://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch... report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Illinois Beach SP--South Unit, Lake, Illinois, USSep 16, 2017 9:46 AM - 12:42 PMProtocol: Traveling3.84 mile(s)25 speciesDouble-crested Cormorant 1Turkey Vulture 1Sora 1 American Golden-Plover 1 Killdeer 1Ring-billed Gull 33Herring Gull 12Mourning Dove 2Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2Belted Kingfisher 1Red-bellied Woodpecker 1Downy Woodpecker 4Hairy Woodpecker 4 Northern Flicker 1Blue Jay 6American Crow 4Barn Swallow 2Black-capped Chickadee 4White-breasted Nuthatch 1Eastern Bluebird 2Palm Warbler 3Field Sparrow 6Eastern Towhee 1Red-winged Blackbird 3American Goldfinch 6View this checklist online athttp://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch... report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
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Subject: Re: IBET Parasitic Jaeger Lake Shelbyville YES
Date: Sat Sep 16 2017 16:33 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Jaeger continues at this time.

Ron Bradley

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> On Sep 16, 2017, at 9:47 AM, Aaron G aarongyllenhaal@gmail.com [ILbirds] wrote:
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> Joe Phipps and I are currently at Rebel Bluff on Lake Shelbyville and the previously reported Parasitic Jaeger just made a pass by us. It harassed a few gulls and flew back off to the west. Another highlight is a Lesser Black-blacked Gull.
>
> Aaron Gyllenhaal
> Oak Park, IL
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Subject: IBET Western Grebes - Emiquon - 9-16-17
Date: Sat Sep 16 2017 14:58 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
The two WESTERN GREBES are still present at Emiquon's Thompson Lake (Fulton Co). They are directly east of the viewing platform as of 2:50 PM.  Also present is one FRANKLIN'S GULL and a FORSTER'S TERN.

Travis Mahan
Decatur, IL
Macon Co.

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Subject: IBET Slow Day On The N.E Lake County Beaches Saturday 9-16-17
Date: Sat Sep 16 2017 14:06 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello Bird People,

Still searching for large shorebirds & still not finding any! Covered
Waukegan, Illinois Beach South & State Line Beach with Bob Erickson &
only found 4 species of shorebirds.

Waukegan Beach, Pier & Backwaters (6:15-7:30 a.m.)

The only shorebirds were Sanderlings (12), the only Gulls were Ring
Billed & Herring & the only ducks were Wood Ducks (2) & Mallards (9).
Quite a few Cormorants flying back & forth & 1 Green Heron was in the
backwaters.

Illinois Beach South (7:45-9:30 a.m.)

The Cooper's Hawk was back on beach with it's Crow escort (4) & the
only shorebirds were Killdeer
(2 on the beach & 2 more fly-bys plus 1 AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER
probably the same one seen yesterday by Carolyn & Chuck Fields. The
only other beach species were the Ring Billed & Herring Gulls. Two
adult SANDHILL CRANES were a grassy area near the resort building.

State Line Beach (9:45-10 a.m.)

The few Ring Billed & Herring Gulls were on the channel wall & the
only shorebird was one
Semipalmated Plover. Heard a Killdeer from the roadside & 1 Palm
Warbler was in a shrub area.

A 30 min visit at the Hawk Watch got us 1 Sharp Shinned Hawk, 5
Chimney Swifts & 1 Ruby Throathed Hummer all flying south. They'd seen
a Merlin before we arrived.

As you can see it's not much to write home about nor to report to IBET
but there it is anyway.
Bird-Of-The -Day for me to the Golden Plover & Runner-Up to the 2
close Sandhill Cranes.

License Plate Of The Day for today to one from New Mexico (#48 for the
July-Dec run) so 3 to go.
Plate Of The Day for Friday to one from Idaho seen near Fermi Lab.

Al Stokie
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Subject: IBET Grackles in Carpentersville
Date: Sat Sep 16 2017 12:28 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I saw at least 630 grackles migrating at our house in Carpentersville.
Oliver BurrusCarpentersville, Kane co.



Subject: IBET Montrose Buff-breasted Sandpiper and Nelson's Sparrow, 9/16 a.m.
Date: Sat Sep 16 2017 10:31 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I spent a few hours at Montrose Point in Chicago this morning, September
16. The warblers weren't as perky as I thought they would be (I had 10
species), but the morning wasn't without highlights. My best birds
include a Nelson's Sparrow in the panne and a Buff-breasted Sandpiper on
the beach. The Nelson's was my first at Montrose this fall; they should
be good for the next 3 weeks. The Buffy was a nice surprise and getting
late. I also had a flyover American Golden-Plover and FOS White-throated
Sparrow.

Robert D. Hughes
Chicago, Illinois
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Subject: IBET Parasitic Jaeger Lake Shelbyville YES
Date: Sat Sep 16 2017 9:47 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Joe Phipps and I are currently at Rebel Bluff on Lake Shelbyville and the previously reported Parasitic Jaeger just made a pass by us. It harassed a few gulls and flew back off to the west. Another highlight is a Lesser Black-blacked Gull.

Aaron Gyllenhaal
Oak Park, IL

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Subject: IBET September 23rd Peregrine Falcon Bird Club walk to Montrose Point NO SIGHTINGS
Date: Fri Sep 15 2017 22:35 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Wondering what Peregrine Falcon Bird Club is? It is the Illinois chapter of Whimbrel Birders Club (see more info atwhimbrelbirders.org).
Join us as we explore the #1 birding spot* in Illinois, Montrose Point! We will meet at 7 AM to walk through the Magic Hedge part of Montrose where we hope to find many migrants, in particular, warblers. After weventure through the hedge for a while (maybe an hour and a half), we will make our way to the dunes where we might find American Pipits, possibly a Nelson's Sparrow, and others. Next, we will head to the beach where Black-bellied Plovers and Baird's Sandpipers could be hiding! We will go through the hedge one more time and then we will be done. Overall it should be a fun day filled with birds. If you are planning on coming please reply.
LEADER: Oliver BurrusMEETING TIME: 7:00 AMMEETING LOCATION:Magic Hedge parking lotTARGET SPECIES: warblers, vireos, sandpipers, and others
* based on the Top Ten Birding Spots In Illinois survey that I ran last year.NOTE: for those of you who check our site, I changed the date to the Saturday the 23rd as the weather looks better.
Thanks and hope you can join,Oliver BurrusKane co.



Subject: IBET Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Sep 15, 2017
Date: Fri Sep 15 2017 21:42 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Continuing my trend for the week, I hiked the short trail at Skokie Lagoons from Willow Road. It continues to be birdy with new stuff being found each time. Tonight I added a GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER to the mix. Photo at link: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...
Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US

Sep 15, 2017 5:59 PM - 7:18 PM

Protocol: Traveling

1.57 mile(s)

27 species


Mallard 1

Ring-billed Gull 4

Chimney Swift 13

Red-bellied Woodpecker 3

Downy Woodpecker 4

Hairy Woodpecker 2

Black-capped Chickadee 4

White-breasted Nuthatch 2

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1

Swainson's Thrush 12

American Robin 16

Gray Catbird 2

European Starling 27

Cedar Waxwing 2

Northern Waterthrush 1

Golden-winged Warbler 1

Black-and-white Warbler 1

Common Yellowthroat 1

American Redstart 11

Magnolia Warbler 4

Bay-breasted Warbler 3

Blackpoll Warbler 1

Black-throated Blue Warbler 1

Palm Warbler 1 <

Song Sparrow 1

Northern Cardinal 5

Common Grackle 12


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Subject: IBET Byard Cape May w.
Date: Fri Sep 15 2017 19:46 pm
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Hi friends,
Several Cape May w. working the grapes. Sipping juice and flying after one another.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

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Subject: IBET Wednesday - Oak Park with Henry Griffin
Date: Fri Sep 15 2017 19:03 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
On Wednesday Henry Griffin led one of his Fall migration season bird walks
near his home in North Oak Park, walking the north-south streets and alleys
between Chicago Avenue and Taylor Park.

We encountered numerous Swainson's Thrushes (about 15) right away and
several times on the walk. Among the other migrants we saw:

American Redstart - 2
Veery - 1
Bay-breasted Warbler - 1
Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler - 4
Nashville Warbler - 1
Ovenbird - 1

We heard but did not see a Black-throated Blue Warbler.

We also saw the usual American Robins (20), Northern Cardinals (2) and
House Sparrows (20).

Our view of the veery was long and clear. It flew over our heads, back and
forth across the alley, a number of times.

Ed McDevitt
Executive Director
Public Art Chicago
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Subject: IBET PARASITIC JAEGER - L. Shelbyville (Moultrie Co) - 9/15/17
Date: Fri Sep 15 2017 18:23 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Currently from Rebel Bluff as of 6:22 PM, Friday, September 15.  Juvenile, intermediate morph.

This is west of Bo Woods Recreation Area and the Sullivan Beach.

Travis Mahan
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Subject: IBET Byard Swainson's thrush window hit
Date: Fri Sep 15 2017 17:17 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
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Hi friends,
My only By window not covered caused the impact I heard while outside. I searched and found the thrush sitting but distressed. Easily picked up, no struggles, and put it on top of the shaded garbage bin in a grocery bag that was open. Used a straw to give water, which was accepted, and came out later and found the bag empty but with copious purple excrement of poke berries and grapes. It was just a few feet away on the ground and since our small dog was out, I picked the thrush up. It squawked and struggled then flew into the hostas. Hope it recovers soon.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

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Subject: IBET Chicago Audubon Society September bird walks (no sightings)
Date: Fri Sep 15 2017 17:11 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
CAS September Bird Walks

Skokie Lagoons BirdWalk
Tuesday, September 19, 7 am
It should be the height of fall warbler migration. Meet at the Erickson Woods Parking Lot on the north side of Willow Road, justeast of the Edens Expressway.
Leader: Dave Willard (dwillard@fieldmuseum.org)

Jackson Park/Wooded Island Bird Walks
Every Saturday, 8 am
These walks have been ongoing for the past 40 years and continue on Saturdays year round,weather permitting. The walks begin and end in the east parking lot, south ofthe Museum of Science & Industry. The distance covered is about two miles.Newcomers receive a Jackson Park Checklist and a map of the area. It's arelaxed group of birders ranging from beginner to very advanced. Bring binoculars, field guides, anddress for the weather. Meet in the southwest corner of the East Parking Lot, just south of the museum. Metered parking is available in the lot. For further details anddirections, contact leader Pat Durkin, pat.durkin@comcast.net.

North Park Village Nature Center
5801 N Pulaski Road, Chicago
Every Saturday in September and October, 8 am
Comejoin this friendly group of regulars to see fall migrants and enjoy the woodssurrounding the nature center. Birders of all levels are welcome. If you needdirections, call the Chicago Audubon office, (773) 539-6793.

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