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22 Jul: @ 20:40:59 
Eagle Marsh Area-- July 22, 2016 PM [Rodger Rang]
22 Jul: @ 18:56:11 
shorebirds near Eugene, Vermillion Co. [Peter Scott]
22 Jul: @ 18:48:44 
Miller Beach and Grant St. - 7/22 - Baird's Sandpiper [MTopp7927]
21 Jul: @ 21:47:44 
Eagle Marsh-- July 21, 2016 Evening [Rodger Rang]
21 Jul: @ 14:04:26 
Orange Co shrikes and shorebirds [Kearns, Amy]
20 Jul: @ 15:57:32 
Eagle Marsh SEWR-- July 20 Early AM [Rodger Rang]
20 Jul: @ 15:41:55 
Daviess Co loggerhead shrikes [Kearns, Amy]
20 Jul: @ 15:41:13 
Goose Pond FWA shorebirds and fledgling least tern 7-19 [Kearns, Amy]
19 Jul: @ 21:36:18 
Eagle Marsh-- July 19, 2016 Evening [Rodger Rang]
19 Jul: @ 14:20:59 
Solitary Sandpipers, Sandhill Cranes [Sue and Ted Ulrich]
19 Jul: @ 06:45:44 
Re: in-bird-l Digest Mon, 18 Jul 2016 [Lincoln Saunders]
18 Jul: @ 12:01:10 
Michigan City Harbor & Lake County spots - American Avocets, Bonaparte's Gull [Matt Beatty]
17 Jul: @ 16:05:51 
No shorebirds, Pine Creek Gamebird Habitat Area , Jul 17, 2016 [Dunning, John B]
17 Jul: @ 13:21:01 
Eagle Creek Park, Sunday July 17, 2016 [Don Williams]
17 Jul: @ 10:48:30 
Yohne Road BLGRs-- July 17 AM [Rodger Rang]
16 Jul: @ 19:08:07 
Miller Beach - 7/16 - Shorebirds [MTopp7927]
16 Jul: @ 12:57:11 
Pumpkinvine Nature Trail, Elkhart County [Robert Guth]
16 Jul: @ 11:49:20 
Pine Creek Gamebird Habitat Area , Jul 16, 2016 Sedge Wrens [john skene]
16 Jul: @ 11:41:39 
Ruby throated Hummingbird [Russ Allison]
16 Jul: @ 10:32:09 
7/16/15 - Grant Street Marsh (Lake Co.) [Matt Kalwasinski]
16 Jul: @ 09:44:33 
Eagle Marsh Avocet: No-- July 16 AM [Rodger Rang]
15 Jul: @ 22:35:58 
Eagle Marsh Avocet-- July 15 PM [Rodger Rang]
15 Jul: @ 22:15:47 
Baird's Sandpipers and other shorebirds, Vermillion County [Peter Scott]
15 Jul: @ 17:46:49 
Michigan City Harbor, Laporte County-Slow [Brendan Grube]
15 Jul: @ 15:47:49 
Eagle Marsh SEWR-- July 15 Early AM [Rodger Rang]
15 Jul: @ 15:14:29 
Daviess Co Loggerhead Shrikes [Kearns, Amy]
15 Jul: @ 13:30:03 
Cowles Bog Bird Hike tomorrow (No Sightings) [Matt Beatty]
15 Jul: @ 09:58:37 
7/15 - Miller/Lake Street Beach [Matt Kalwasinski]
15 Jul: @ 09:01:09 
Re: Help with bird id [Walter Marcisz]
15 Jul: @ 08:46:51 
Re: Help with bird id [Julie Brown]
14 Jul: @ 21:01:01 
Black Tern (Morgan Co.-Martinsville) [Joni James]
14 Jul: @ 16:34:16 
Patoka bottoms shorebirds [Jeremy Ross]
14 Jul: @ 15:22:55 
Eagle Marsh CATE-- July 14, 2016 PM [Rodger Rang]
14 Jul: @ 15:15:54 
American Avocet [Sterrenburg, Lee W.]
14 Jul: @ 14:44:22 
Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne [zzedpowers]
14 Jul: @ 10:21:09 
WHIMBREL MICHIGAN CITY BREAKWALL, 7/14, 1015 local time. [Sanderson, Ryan J]
14 Jul: @ 07:57:12 
Orange County Loggerhead Shrikes 13 July [Kearns, Amy]
13 Jul: @ 18:54:08 
Miller Beach - 7/13 - Avocets, Willets, M.Godwits [MTopp7927]
13 Jul: @ 17:05:32 
Wabashiki FWA-interior ponds ... are dry [Peter Scott]
13 Jul: @ 16:57:41 
Michigan City Harbor, Laporte County 1:00-3:30 p.m. [Brendan Grube]
13 Jul: @ 14:12:43 
Dearborn County Summer Birds [Bob Decker]
13 Jul: @ 14:11:27 
Goose Pond [Bob Decker]
13 Jul: @ 14:09:01 
Kemil Beach, Michigan City, Reynolds Creek (Porter & Laporte Co) - 127 Willets, Marbled Godwit [Matt Beatty]
13 Jul: @ 13:38:43 
Goose Pond FWA Least Terns, shorebirds 12 July [Kearns, Amy]
12 Jul: @ 16:18:41 
Sedge Wrens and Henslow's Sparrows - Scott County [Brian Melinda]
12 Jul: @ 12:27:28 
Blue Grosbeak [Russ Allison]
12 Jul: @ 10:49:58 
7/12/16 - 129th Street & Wolf Lake (Lake County) [Matt Kalwasinski]
12 Jul: @ 10:47:13 
Western Sandpipers GPFWA [Amy Kearns]
11 Jul: @ 16:32:45 
western Parke County [Peter Scott]
11 Jul: @ 12:44:54 
RE: Miller Beach, Lake Street - Jul 11, 2016 (Lake County) [Richard Wood]





Subject: Eagle Marsh Area-- July 22, 2016 PM
Date: Fri Jul 22 2016 20:40 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
 At least one Caspian Tern spent the latter part of the day in the general area of Eagle Marsh:

West end at 16:30-- one Caspian Tern resting on the mud with 13 Ring-billed Gulls
From the Towpath Trailhead shelter off Engle Road (welcome shade and a breeze) at 19:00 (and still 92F)-- three flyby Great Egrets, two flyby Green Herons, and one fishing Caspian Tern
Serv-All Ponds immediately after-- thirty Double-crested Cormorants, one each of Solitary Sandpiper, Lesser Yellowlegs, and Pectoral Sandpiper, as well as five Least Sandpipers and one Caspian Tern
Return trip home along Engle Road while passing main gate of the property at 19:30-- one Caspian Tern flying west

Rodger RangFort Wayne



Subject: shorebirds near Eugene, Vermillion Co.
Date: Fri Jul 22 2016 18:56 pm
From: Peter.Scott AT indstate.edu
 
No yellowlegs today, but seven shorebird species.

flooded fields near Eugene, Vermillion, Indiana, US
Jul 22, 2016 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.2 mile(s)
Comments: Studied shorebirds in pools described July 15. Little change in habitat. Very hot day, still 88 F at 6 pm; partly cloudy, humid, calm.
17 species

Canada Goose 70
Wood Duck 4 female and 3 small young
Mallard 7 females, far bank
Bald Eagle 1 heard only

Semipalmated Plover 1
Killdeer 70
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Baird's Sandpiper 1 worn adult probing in water a couple of inches deep for a long time, poking vertically, steadily (as were Least Sandpipers nearby in shallower water). Observed from about 75 yards. Clearly a long-winged mid-sized Calidrid, either Baird's or White-rumped (size compared with nearby Least); rump not seen (did not fly). Black legs and straight black bill. Apparently Baird's because of rather buffy head (with pale superciliary line, noticeable mainly behind eye), no flank stripes ... feathers of upperparts (of folded wing, shoulder area, back) a mix of whitish, black, and brown color. Appeared 10% smaller than nearby Spotted Sandpiper. -- Two were seen here a week ago, with another observer.
Least Sandpiper 35
Pectoral Sandpiper 3
Semipalmated Sandpiper 1
Short-billed Dowitcher 2 seen at distance of at least 150 yards; rich red-brown color, long bills

Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 song heard
Song Sparrow 1
Summer Tanager 1
American Goldfinch 1

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Subject: Miller Beach and Grant St. - 7/22 - Baird's Sandpiper
Date: Fri Jul 22 2016 18:48 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
7/22
I checked a couple of spots this A.M.
* Photos I will post later.
Highlights

MILLER BEACH : (Walked to the breakwall)
40-D.C.Cormorants
2-G.B.Herons
1-Wood Duck
1-OSPREY
1-Turkey Vulture
1-R.T.Hawk
3-Killdeer
1-Sanderling (Adult)
1-BAIRD'S Sandpiper (Adult)
1-Least Sandpiper (Adult)
5-Spotted Sandpipers
6-Caspian Terns
3-Forster's Terns
9-E.Kingbirds (1 family of 6 birds at the breakwall (4juvs.) *
20-Bank Swalows
6-Barn Swallows
1-B.C.Chickadee
1-E.Towee
7-Field Sparrows
3-Yellow Warblers (Along the breakwall - Migrants?)
1-Baltimore Oriole (Female)
2-Indigo Buntings
6-House Finchs

GRANT ST. :
40+-Great Egrets
19-G.B.Herons
1-TRUMPETER SWAN (Lone bird flying out as I arrived )*
30+Wood Ducks
3-Bald Eagles (2ad.,1juv.)
1-Turkey Vulture
1-R.T.Hawk*
10-Kildeer
20+Pectoral Sandpipers
4-G.Yellowlegs
8-L.Yellowlegs
4-Spotted Sandpipers
10-Caspian Terns
1-Red-headed W.P.
10-Marsh Wrens

Michael Topp
Highland IN.
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Subject: Eagle Marsh-- July 21, 2016 Evening
Date: Thu Jul 21 2016 21:47 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
I wasn't planning on much outside activity today, but when the rain came through this late afternoon and dropped the temps 20 degrees, I changed my mind and walked the main drive of Eagle Marsh (6:45-7:45).  There were a decent number of things vocalizing in the relative coolness.  Highlights only:

Green Heron- 5
Shorebird species- a flock of 20 or so peeps flew low and west down the property; quick look before they disappeared behind the cattails
American Kestrel- 1 flying east along the tree line while being harassed by swallows
Willow Flycatcher- 2
Great Crested Flycatcher- 1
Purple Martin- 8 using the snags south of the barn; a few chased the kestrel; most harassed a red-tail that perched too close
Sedge Wren- 1 sang a few times well east of the main drive
Marsh Wren- 5
Swamp Sparrow- 1 sang several times west of the barn parking lot
Rose-breasted Grosbeak- 1

Afterward, I checked Serv-All for night-herons, but couldn't do any better than one Green Heron and two Great Egrets in that particular bird group. There were 30 or so cormies using the snags, and I did note one each of Least Sandpiper and Pectoral Sandpiper using one of the mud flats.

Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne



Subject: Orange Co shrikes and shorebirds
Date: Thu Jul 21 2016 14:04 pm
From: AKearns AT dnr.in.gov
 
Alliysn Gillet and I checked some loggerhead shrike sites in Orange County this morning. Afterwards we found a flooded farm field that contained an alternate stilt sandpiper (among other shorebirds). Full checklists below:


Orleans, Orange County, IN, US, Orange, Indiana, US
Jul 21, 2016 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
Comments: checked 4 territories that were active in 2016 (3 sites had single birds and 1 site fledged young). Birds present only at the site that fledged young
31 species

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 2
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Killdeer 2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 25
Mourning Dove 10
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
American Kestrel 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Eastern Kingbird 2
Loggerhead Shrike 4 At one site. Adult feeding at least 3 partially independent fledglings that fledged over a month ago
Blue Jay 2
Horned Lark 1
Purple Martin 25 On
Tree Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 20
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 1
Brown Thrasher 2
Northern Mockingbird 5
European Starling 50
Common Yellowthroat 1
Field Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Blue Grosbeak 2
Indigo Bunting 5
Dickcissel 5
Red-winged Blackbird 50
Eastern Meadowlark 10
Brown-headed Cowbird 25
American Goldfinch 1
House Sparrow 20

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US-IN-Orleans-6597 N State Road 337 - 38.6526x-86.4115, Orange, Indiana, US
Jul 21, 2016 11:11 AM - 11:24 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Drying up flooded farm field right along the side of a busy highway
11 species

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1
Killdeer 25
Spotted Sandpiper 3
Solitary Sandpiper 10
Greater Yellowlegs 3
Lesser Yellowlegs 10
Stilt Sandpiper 1 Alternate adult
Least Sandpiper 15
Pectoral Sandpiper 3
Semipalmated Sandpiper 1
Mourning Dove 2

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Amy Kearns
Assistant Biologist
Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife, Mitchell
akearns@dnr.in.gov
(812) 849-4586



Subject: Eagle Marsh SEWR-- July 20 Early AM
Date: Wed Jul 20 2016 15:57 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
 I walked a short length of the main drive at Eagle Marsh today (5-5:15) before work, enjoying the early morning coolness and the light of the full moon but hearing only a few birds.  Best birds were two singing Marsh Wrens, one right at the gate, and a singing Sedge Wren on the east side of the drive and just over two poles south of the gate.
Rodger RangFort Wayne



Subject: Daviess Co loggerhead shrikes
Date: Wed Jul 20 2016 15:41 pm
From: AKearns AT dnr.in.gov
 
Gary Langell and I searched for shrikes in Daviess County today.

US-IN-Montgomery-2-114 N 3rd St - 38.6627x-87.0474, Daviess, Indiana, US
Jul 20, 2016 6:45 AM - 12:29 PM
Protocol: Traveling
19.999 mile(s)
Comments: Checked three Loggerhead Shrike 2016 nesting territories. Two were occupied with adults both feeding nestlings. Also checked some historical territories without finding any additional shrikes.
34 species

Wood Duck 5
Northern Bobwhite 2
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Killdeer 9
Mourning Dove 47
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Eastern Kingbird 4
Loggerhead Shrike 4 Two pairs feeding young in nests at two sites
Blue Jay 1
Purple Martin 162 NY
Barn Swallow 19
Carolina Wren 3
Eastern Bluebird 2
American Robin 6
Gray Catbird 1
Northern Mockingbird 17 Individually counted
European Starling 144
Common Yellowthroat 4
Chipping Sparrow 3
Field Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 13
Northern Cardinal 6
Blue Grosbeak 2
Indigo Bunting 18
Dickcissel 15
Red-winged Blackbird 11
Eastern Meadowlark 16
Common Grackle 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 200 Estimated. Feeding in a freshly cut hayfield and wheat field across the road from each other
American Goldfinch 4
House Sparrow 90

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Amy Kearns
Assistant Nongame Bird Biologist
Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife
562 DNR Rd Mitchell IN 47446
akearns@dnr.in.gov
(812) 849-4586 ext. 223




Subject: Goose Pond FWA shorebirds and fledgling least tern 7-19
Date: Wed Jul 20 2016 15:41 pm
From: AKearns AT dnr.in.gov
 
Yesterday, Gary Langell and I searched for least terns and shorebirds at Goose Pond FWA. The tern island was deserted, but we did eventually find 2 least terns in GP3: 1 adult and 1 fledgling. If anyone has seen a fledgling least tern at Goose Pond FWA, would you please email me? They should have fledged this past weekend, and I expected to find them hanging around in MPW and MPE still yesterday. Any tern observations from this weekend would be of interest to me. Thank you!

Goose Pond FWA--GP6E, Greene, Indiana, US
Jul 19, 2016 7:30 AM
Protocol: Incidental
Comments: On way to the tern island
3 species

Barn Swallow 2
Sedge Wren 1
Dickcissel 3

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Goose Pond FWA--GP8, Greene, Indiana, US
Jul 19, 2016 9:05 AM - 9:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: disturbance A, Water level N.
20 species

Canada Goose 35
Mallard 5
Great Egret 1
Bald Eagle 1
Killdeer 22
Spotted Sandpiper 4
Lesser Yellowlegs 4
Stilt Sandpiper 1
Least Sandpiper 8
Pectoral Sandpiper 1
Semipalmated Sandpiper 2
Wilson's Snipe 3 Individually counted
Tree Swallow 5
Barn Swallow 1
Common Yellowthroat 5
Henslow's Sparrow 2
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 5
Dickcissel 1
Eastern Meadowlark 1

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Goose Pond FWA--GP10N, Greene, Indiana, US
Jul 19, 2016 9:36 AM - 9:59 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance A, Water Level N
28 species

Canada Goose 45
Mallard 11
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 3
Great Egret 3
Cooper's Hawk 1
Black-necked Stilt 11
Killdeer 17
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 4
Stilt Sandpiper 1
Least Sandpiper 6
Pectoral Sandpiper 6
Semipalmated Sandpiper 1
Short-billed Dowitcher 7
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 1
Carolina Chickadee 1
Carolina Wren 2
Gray Catbird 1 CF
Common Yellowthroat 5
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 4
Indigo Bunting 4
Red-winged Blackbird 7
American Goldfinch 1

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Goose Pond FWA--GP11S, Greene, Indiana, US
Jul 19, 2016 9:54 AM
Protocol: Incidental
Comments: Disturbance A, Water Level H. Water level too high for shorebirds.
0 species


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Goose Pond FWA--GP13, Greene, Indiana, US
Jul 19, 2016 10:03 AM
Protocol: Incidental
Comments: Disturbance A, Water Level H. Any mud that had been exposed is now covered with vegetation.
0 species


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Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool East, Greene, Indiana, US
Jul 19, 2016 10:11 AM - 10:53 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.3 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance A, Water Level N. Narrow mudflats along water channels along west dike
26 species

Wood Duck 3
Mallard 10
Hooded Merganser 2
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 5
Great Egret 12
Black-necked Stilt 13
Killdeer 70
Spotted Sandpiper 7
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 30
Stilt Sandpiper 5
Least Sandpiper 30
Short-billed Dowitcher 5
Mourning Dove 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
Willow Flycatcher 5
Eastern Kingbird 1
Bell's Vireo 2
House Wren 2
Gray Catbird 1
Common Yellowthroat 6
Song Sparrow 7
Blue Grosbeak 2
Indigo Bunting 2
Dickcissel 1
Red-winged Blackbird 45

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Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool West, Greene, Indiana, US
Jul 19, 2016 10:57 AM - 11:17 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:
24 species

Wood Duck 70
Mallard 15
Double-crested Cormorant 3
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 11
Great Egret 38
Green Heron 1
Bald Eagle 1
Sora 1
Common Gallinule 1
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Willow Flycatcher 2
Eastern Kingbird 2
Bell's Vireo 1
Marsh Wren 2
Carolina Wren 1
Gray Catbird 1
Common Yellowthroat 7
Field Sparrow 1
Blue Grosbeak 2
Indigo Bunting 3
Dickcissel 1
Red-winged Blackbird 45
American Goldfinch 5

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Goose Pond FWA--GP1, Greene, Indiana, US
Jul 19, 2016 11:57 AM
Protocol: Incidental
Comments: Disturbance A, Water Level H. Water too high for shorebirds. Levee has not been mowed
8 species

Great Egret 5
Mourning Dove 3
Eastern Kingbird 1
Bell's Vireo 1
Tree Swallow 100
Bank Swallow 2000
Common Yellowthroat 1
Common Grackle 1

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Goose Pond FWA--GP3, Greene, Indiana, US
Jul 19, 2016 12:20 PM - 12:49 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance A, Water Level N
17 species

Canada Goose 10
Wood Duck 35
Mallard 40
Blue-winged Teal 1
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 2
Great Egret 3
Killdeer 9
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 4
Least Sandpiper 1
Pectoral Sandpiper 10
Least Tern 2 1 adult and 1 juvenile foraging over water and resting in vegetation covering mudflats. Juvenile had light brown cap, darker stripe through eye and extending to lower nape. Dark bill, light brown back, dark carpal bar, and grayish primaries and white secondaries.
Red-headed Woodpecker 2
Eastern Kingbird 2
Sedge Wren 1
Henslow's Sparrow 1
Dickcissel 3

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Goose Pond FWA--GP5S, Greene, Indiana, US
Jul 19, 2016 1:10 PM - 1:20 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.1 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance A, Water Level N. very little exposed mud. Previously existing mudflats are now covered with vegetation.

5 species

Wood Duck 8
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 3
Great Egret 6
Black-necked Stilt 2
Killdeer 2

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Goose Pond FWA--GP5N, Greene, Indiana, US
Jul 19, 2016 1:22 PM - 1:27 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.25 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance A, Water Level H. Too high for shorebirds.
3 species

Wood Duck 5
Bell's Vireo 1
American Goldfinch 3

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Amy Kearns
Assistant Nongame Bird Biologist
Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife
562 DNR Rd Mitchell IN 47446
akearns@dnr.in.gov
(812) 849-4586 ext. 223




Subject: Eagle Marsh-- July 19, 2016 Evening
Date: Tue Jul 19 2016 21:36 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
 Too hot for a walk after work (3PM) and not seeing much of interest while scanning (except maybe for Ed Powers at Serv-All), I decided to head back to Eagle Marsh this evening for a quick hike to check the west end for shorebirds.  Steve Kiermaier arrived right after I did, so we walked together down Trail 2 to the pump road and half-way to the bridge before turning around.  There were quite a few shorebirds but not much variety.  Maybe a scope would've picked out a goodie or two, but with binoculars only, we just managed a few common species, which we didn't tally-- a ton of Killdeer (how many would that be exactly, Ed?), a few Spotted Sandpipers, and decent numbers of L. Yellowlegs and Least Sandpipers.
After parting company there, I checked Serv-All again before going home.  I was hoping to catch the Black-crowned Night Herons reported to me again last night by Kimberly Miser, but I whiffed again.  A couple of additional shorebird species were here, though-- several Solitary Sandpipers and one Semipalmated Sandpiper, my first southbound of that species for the year.
Rodger RangFort Wayne



Subject: Solitary Sandpipers, Sandhill Cranes
Date: Tue Jul 19 2016 14:20 pm
From: sueandtedulrich AT msn.com
 
.Checked out a shorebird spot in Warren County Sunday morning to see what might be going through and found 2 Solitary Sandpipers and 30 Killdeer.

Today there was a pair of Sandhill Cranes in a recently harvested wheat field owned by Purdue U. here in Warren County. For the past 6 or so years the species has been nesting successfully at Mulvey Pond in Tippecanoe County which is about 9-10 miles north and a bit east so they may have come from there. Nice addition to my Warren County summer bird list. Also had a female American Goldfinch taking nest material this morning.

Susan Ulrich
eastern Warren County



Subject: Re: in-bird-l Digest Mon, 18 Jul 2016
Date: Tue Jul 19 2016 6:45 am
From: jelincoln.saunders AT gmail.com
 
Please remove me from this email list!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
On Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 11:00 PM wrote:

> in-bird-l Digest Mon, 18 Jul 2016
>
> Table of contents:
>
> 1. [IN-BIRD-L] Michigan City Harbor & Lake County spots - American Avocets,
> Bonaparte's Gull - Matt Beatty
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2016 12:00:55 -0500
> From: Matt Beatty
> Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Michigan City Harbor & Lake County spots - American
> Avocets, Bonaparte's Gull
>
> I checked a few spots in northwest Indiana today (7/18), starting at
> Michigan
> City. Best birds at MC were two American Avocets on the beach for a few
> minutes around 6am, and a single adult Bonaparte's Gull on the outer
> breakwall. The Bonaparte's was not visible when I left, either it was
> behind a
> rock or had flown without me seeing it. I checked 3 spots in Lake County
> (129th St, Cline Ave, and Grant Street, mostly looking for shorebirds, but
> did
> not find much.) See checklists below:
>
> Michigan City Harbor, LaPorte, Indiana, US
> Jul 18, 2016 5:50 AM - 7:20 AM
> Protocol: Stationary
>
> Canada Goose 10
> Mallard 8
> Double-crested Cormorant 16
> American Avocet 2 Landed on beach for a few minutes around 6am
> Spotted Sandpiper 2
> Sanderling 2 See photos. They've been reported since last week by many
> birders
> shorebird sp. 1 Peep on breakwall, couldn't confirm ID, leaning
> towards
> semipalmated
> Bonaparte's Gull 1 Adult, will post photos. Black hood with small
> white
> eye arcs, pink legs, white wedge on outer wing with black wing tips.
> Ring-billed Gull 280 Counted by tens large flocks on beach
> Herring Gull 16 Probably more
> Caspian Tern 18
> Bank Swallow 2
> Barn Swallow 20
> Red-winged Blackbird 1
>
> View this checklist online at
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...
>
> 129th Street Marsh, West of Toll Road, Lake, Indiana, US
> Jul 18, 2016 8:30 AM - 8:40 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 0.2 mile(s)
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> Mallard 1
> Great Blue Heron 2
> Great Egret 2
> Killdeer 3
> Spotted Sandpiper 1
> Caspian Tern 2
> Tree Swallow 1
> Barn Swallow 3
> Marsh Wren 2
> Common Yellowthroat 1
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> Highland Rookery (Cline Ave. Marsh), Lake, Indiana, US
> Jul 18, 2016 9:35 AM - 9:55 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 0.25 mile(s)
>
> Canada Goose 10
> Wood Duck 6
> Mallard 3
> Great Blue Heron 12
> Great Egret 15
> Black-crowned Night-Heron 8
> Killdeer 1
> Mourning Dove 1
> Tree Swallow 8
> Barn Swallow 2
> House Wren 1
> Song Sparrow 1
> Swamp Sparrow 2
> Northern Cardinal 1
> Red-winged Blackbird 6
> Common Grackle 8
> American Goldfinch 2
> House Sparrow 4
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> Grant St. Marsh, Lake, Indiana, US
> Jul 18, 2016 10:10 AM - 10:50 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 0.75 mile(s)
>
> Mallard 6
> Double-crested Cormorant 1
> Great Blue Heron 12
> Great Egret 15
> American Coot 2
> Killdeer 8
> Spotted Sandpiper 1
> Solitary Sandpiper 2
> Lesser Yellowlegs 6
> Ring-billed Gull 2
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
> Tree Swallow 8
> Bank Swallow 4
> Marsh Wren 4
> Song Sparrow 2
> Red-winged Blackbird 8
> American Goldfinch 2
>
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Subject: Michigan City Harbor & Lake County spots - American Avocets, Bonaparte's Gull
Date: Mon Jul 18 2016 12:01 pm
From: mbeatty233 AT gmail.com
 
I checked a few spots in northwest Indiana today (7/18), starting at Michigan City. Best birds at MC were two American Avocets on the beach for a few minutes around 6am, and a single adult Bonaparte's Gull on the outer breakwall. The Bonaparte's was not visible when I left, either it was behind a rock or had flown without me seeing it. I checked 3 spots in Lake County (129th St, Cline Ave, and Grant Street, mostly looking for shorebirds, but did not find much.) See checklists below:

Michigan City Harbor, LaPorte, Indiana, US
Jul 18, 2016 5:50 AM - 7:20 AM
Protocol: Stationary

Canada Goose 10
Mallard 8
Double-crested Cormorant 16
American Avocet 2 Landed on beach for a few minutes around 6am
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Sanderling 2 See photos. They've been reported since last week by many birders
shorebird sp. 1 Peep on breakwall, couldn't confirm ID, leaning towards semipalmated
Bonaparte's Gull 1 Adult, will post photos. Black hood with small white eye arcs, pink legs, white wedge on outer wing with black wing tips.
Ring-billed Gull 280 Counted by tens large flocks on beach
Herring Gull 16 Probably more
Caspian Tern 18
Bank Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 20
Red-winged Blackbird 1

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129th Street Marsh, West of Toll Road, Lake, Indiana, US
Jul 18, 2016 8:30 AM - 8:40 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.2 mile(s)

Mallard 1
Great Blue Heron 2
Great Egret 2
Killdeer 3
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Caspian Tern 2
Tree Swallow 1
Barn Swallow 3
Marsh Wren 2
Common Yellowthroat 1

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Highland Rookery (Cline Ave. Marsh), Lake, Indiana, US
Jul 18, 2016 9:35 AM - 9:55 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.25 mile(s)

Canada Goose 10
Wood Duck 6
Mallard 3
Great Blue Heron 12
Great Egret 15
Black-crowned Night-Heron 8
Killdeer 1
Mourning Dove 1
Tree Swallow 8
Barn Swallow 2
House Wren 1
Song Sparrow 1
Swamp Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird 6
Common Grackle 8
American Goldfinch 2
House Sparrow 4

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Grant St. Marsh, Lake, Indiana, US
Jul 18, 2016 10:10 AM - 10:50 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.75 mile(s)

Mallard 6
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 12
Great Egret 15
American Coot 2
Killdeer 8
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Solitary Sandpiper 2
Lesser Yellowlegs 6
Ring-billed Gull 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Tree Swallow 8
Bank Swallow 4
Marsh Wren 4
Song Sparrow 2
Red-winged Blackbird 8
American Goldfinch 2

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Subject: No shorebirds, Pine Creek Gamebird Habitat Area , Jul 17, 2016
Date: Sun Jul 17 2016 16:05 pm
From: jdunning AT purdue.edu
 
Given the reports of migrant shorebirds throughout the state, I checked the condition of Pine Creek Gamebird Area in eastern Benton County this morning. There does not appear to be any shorebird habitat this fall. The main wetland basin north of County Road 200 North is covered with tall annual vegetation (smartweed, etc.). The southernmost basin has open water but it appeared to be "knee-high" to the herons wandering around in it. 

I did get all of Indiana's swallows in a few minutes of exploring (not counting Purple Martin) and Sedge Wrens were singing.

Barny
misner13@frontier.com


Pine Creek Gamebird Habitat Area , Benton, Indiana, US
Jul 17, 2016 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
25 species

Wood Duck 5
Mallard 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 3
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 1
Willow Flycatcher 2
Eastern Kingbird 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Tree Swallow 20
Bank Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 5
Cliff Swallow 2
House Wren 1
Sedge Wren 1
American Robin 2
Brown Thrasher 1
Common Yellowthroat 2
Yellow Warbler 1
Field Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 1
Dickcissel 3
Red-winged Blackbird 20
Eastern Meadowlark 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 3

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Subject: Eagle Creek Park, Sunday July 17, 2016
Date: Sun Jul 17 2016 13:21 pm
From: sailbird AT tds.net
 
Sunday morning bird walk tallied 77 species.  The list includes

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Mallard
Double-crested Cormorant
Great blue Heron
Great Egret
Green Heron
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red tailed Hawk
Killdeer
Ring-billed Gull
Caspian Tern
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Wood Pewee
Acadian Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
White-eyed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Marsh Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow-breasted Chat
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Henslow's Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Blue Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Bird walk begins at 9 AM each Sunday at the Ornithology Center, all are welcome.

Don Williams



Subject: Yohne Road BLGRs-- July 17 AM
Date: Sun Jul 17 2016 10:48 am
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
 I made several stops while driving around SW Allen County on this beautiful Sunday morning.  I had mixed results, missing again the Sedge Wren along the main drive of Eagle Marsh (guess it didn't stick again) and missing also the Black-crowned Night Heron near Engle at Smith reported to me by Cynthia Powers yesterday.  The Blue Grosbeaks cooperated, however, as I tallied five birds along Yohne Road.
Immediately on parking at the pull-off on the south side of Yohne just west of Smith Road, I saw a male BLGR fly up from the low vegetation on the opposite side of the ditch and eventually start singing in the tall tree above me.  It left behind another calling individual, which I assumed to be the female I'd noted here last week.  After singing for a bit above me, the male then flew to the tops of the thickets on the south side of the road, and I had great looks as it sang from an exposed perch.  While both these birds were dong their thing, I heard another male sing twice distantly to the southeast, giving me three individuals at this site.  An additional fun encounter at this location occurred when a mink foraging on the opposite bank of the ditch (Little River) got some of the other birds pretty fired up.
Further west on Yohne at the extreme southeast corner of Fox Island County Park, I stopped at the pull-off on the north side of the road.  After about ten minutes, another BLGR started calling directly opposite me on the south side of Yohne.  While still in my vehicle, I easily found the female as she foraged in the forbs (mostly mullein, Queen Anne's lace, ragweed, and teasel) growing around a couple of large boulders next to a culvert.  While getting nice long looks at her, I heard another male sing once in the trees behind and to the east of her.
Overall, it was a good way to start the day, even though I had no other grosbeak species.  Fine words to bird by:  "Try to stay positive even when all your grosbeaks are blue."
Rodger RangFort Wayne



Subject: Miller Beach - 7/16 - Shorebirds
Date: Sat Jul 16 2016 19:08 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
7/16
I checked Miller Beach (Twice) this A.M.
Also made a stop at the Grant St. Wetland
*Photo I will Post later.
Highlights:
I made 2 stops at Miller Beach. The first trip I walked
to the Breakwall.

MILLER BEACH (Trip 1) - (Saw Ken Brock)
1-Great Egret
1-A.Avocet (Flying east)
8- Sanderlings) -(Adults) *
5-Spotted Sandpipers (4ad.,1Juv.)
25-Bank Swallows

(Trip- 2) - From Lake St.
1-Willet (On the beach)
1-Semipalmated Sandpiper (Ad.) *
3-Least Sandpipers (Ad.)

GRANT ST. WETLAND:
(Thanks to a heads-up from Matt Kalwasinski I was able to see the
dowitchers.
7-Short-billed Dowitchers
1-Solitary Sandpiper
approx. the same number of Yellow legs Matt reported
3-Least Sandpipers.

Michael Topp
Highland IN.




Subject: Pumpkinvine Nature Trail, Elkhart County
Date: Sat Jul 16 2016 12:57 pm
From: bobwgfsa AT gmail.com
 
With cool temperatures in the 50's forecast for this morning, I saw an opportunity to walk the 6.5 miles along the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail while birds were still in summer song early in the morning. I had 51 species total, 50 along the trail and Chimney Swifts in residential Goshen at the end. Lists are posted below. Yellow-billed Cuckoo and Wood Thrush were perhaps the most illusive to find.

Pumpkinvine Nature Trail--CR33 to CR26, Elkhart, Indiana, US
Jul 16, 2016 6:19 AM - 7:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.9 mile(s)
Comments: Overcast cloudy wind NW4 temp 61F Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.2.3 Build 71
28 species

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 1
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 1
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 2 Singing 2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) 3 Singing 2
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus) 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) 7 Singing 7
Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens) 2 Singing 2
Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons) 2 Singing 2
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 3 Singing 3
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 1
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 2 Singing 1
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) (Sitta carolinensis carolinensis) 2
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) 10 Singing 10
Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) 1 Singing 1
Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) 2 Singing 2
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 10 Singing 1
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 12 Singing 4
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 1
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 2 Singing 2
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 2 Singing 1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 12 Singing 10
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 9 Singing 7
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) 7 Singing 6
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 1
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 4
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 4

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Pumpkinvine Nature Trail--CR26 to CR28, Elkhart, Indiana, US
Jul 16, 2016 7:00 AM - 7:58 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.9 mile(s)
Comments: Mostly cloudy wind NW4 temp 63F Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.2.3 Build 71
31 species

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 1
Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis) 2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon)) 1
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 1 Singing 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 2
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) 1 Singing
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) 1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) (Vireo gilvus gilvus) 1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 10
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 1
Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) 3
Purple Martin (Progne subis) 2
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 2
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) (Sitta carolinensis carolinensis) 8
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) 2 Singing 2
Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) 2 Singing 1
Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) 1 Singing
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 39
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 9 Singing 2 and pair seen
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 73
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 1 Singing
Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus) 5 Singing 5
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 7 Singing 4 and pair seen
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) 2
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) 8 Singing 7
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 11
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 5
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 6
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 1
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 13

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Pumpkinvine Nature Trail--IN4 to CR28, Elkhart, Indiana, US
Jul 16, 2016 7:58 AM - 8:36 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.6 mile(s)
Comments: Overcast cloudy wind NW6 temp 62F - saw adult White-tailed Deer and two fawns. Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.2.3 Build 71
28 species

Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) 1
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 1
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 1 Singing
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus) 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) 3 Singing 2
Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) 1
Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons) 1 Singing
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) (Vireo gilvus gilvus) 1 Singing
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 1 Singing 1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 14
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 1
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 6
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 2
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 3 Singing 3
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) (Sitta carolinensis carolinensis) 3
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) 1 Singing
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 12
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 7 Singing 6
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 7
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 2 Singing 2
Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) 2 Singing 2
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 6 Singing 6
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 11 Singing 4
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) 5 Singing 5
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 11 Singing 1
Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna) 1 Singing
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 4 Singing 2

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Butts Lake, Elkhart, Indiana, US
Jul 16, 2016 8:10 AM - 8:18 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.1 mile(s)
Comments: Mostly cloudy wind NW6 temp 62F Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.2.3 Build 71
9 species

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 1
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) (Ardea herodias [herodias Group]) 1
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 2
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) 1
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 4
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 6
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 1 Singing
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 24
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Pumpkinvine Nature Trail--South of IN4, Elkhart, Indiana, US
Jul 16, 2016 8:46 AM - 9:01 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.7 mile(s)
Comments: Partly sunny temp 63F wind NW5 Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.2.3 Build 71
19 species

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 1
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 3 Singing 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) 1 Singing 1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 1
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 2
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) (Sitta carolinensis carolinensis) 3
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) 1 Singing
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 1 Singing
Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) 1 Singing
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 10
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 4 Singing 3
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 2
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 2 Singing 2
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 3 Singing 3
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 4 Singing 4
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 1
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 3
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 2 Singing 1
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 1

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Bob Guth
Goshen, Elkhart County
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Subject: Pine Creek Gamebird Habitat Area , Jul 16, 2016 Sedge Wrens
Date: Sat Jul 16 2016 11:49 am
From: jkskene AT hotmail.com
 



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Pine Creek Gamebird Habitat Area , Benton, Indiana, US
Jul 16, 2016 7:50 AM - 10:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments: North pond has no water,south has water
55 species

Canada Goose 11
Wood Duck 9
Mallard 6
Northern Bobwhite 4 Calling from different areas on refuge
Ring-necked Pheasant 1
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 3
Turkey Vulture 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 6
Mourning Dove 7
Black-billed Cuckoo 1
Great Horned Owl 1
Chimney Swift 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
American Kestrel 2
Willow Flycatcher 4
Eastern Phoebe 1
Eastern Kingbird 4
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 1
Tree Swallow 300
Barn Swallow 18
Cliff Swallow 6
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 1
House Wren 2
Sedge Wren 4
Marsh Wren 2
American Robin 15
Gray Catbird 4
Brown Thrasher 3
European Starling 38
Cedar Waxwing 2
Common Yellowthroat 8
Yellow Warbler 1
Grasshopper Sparrow 1
Henslow's Sparrow 7
Field Sparrow 5
Vesper Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 4
Northern Cardinal 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 5
Dickcissel 9
Red-winged Blackbird 8
Eastern Meadowlark 2
Common Grackle 4
Brown-headed Cowbird 11
Orchard Oriole 4
American Goldfinch 6
House Sparrow 4

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Subject: Ruby throated Hummingbird
Date: Sat Jul 16 2016 11:41 am
From: grounds11 AT frontier.com
 
My feeders have been busy all year. They seem to like the sugar mix I make
for them.

Good birding

Russ Allison, West Lafayette

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Subject: 7/16/15 - Grant Street Marsh (Lake Co.)
Date: Sat Jul 16 2016 10:32 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
  This morning, I spent almost 3 hours at Grant Street Marshin Lake County, and there was lot to look at. I typically only find a fewshorebirds at this location, but I had 7 species today totaling 46 birds. Ialso checked out 129th Street Wetland, but I found zero migrantshorebirds. Below are the highlights from Grant Street.Matt KalwasinskiWood Duck –106Green WingedTeal – 4Great BlueHeron – 62Great Egret –25Black-crownedNight Heron – 3Osprey – 1Bald Eagle –1Sora – 1CommonGallinule – 10 (including 4 downy chicks)Killdeer –11SpottedSandpiper - 5SolitarySandpiper – 1GreaterYellowlegs – 3LesserYellowlegs – 18LeastSandpiper – 1Short-billedDowitcher – 7



Subject: Eagle Marsh Avocet: No-- July 16 AM
Date: Sat Jul 16 2016 9:44 am
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
 I couldn't find the avocet this morning at the west end of Eagle Marsh (7-8:00), and shorebird numbers were down overall.  Most notable species probably were Great Blue Heron (76; my high count of numerous scanning sweeps), Great Egret (5), Green Heron (9 flyovers, including five in one group; constant calling during my hike, so may have been more), Bald Eagle (1 adult), Chimney Swift (1), Pileated Woodpecker (1; not actually seen at Eagle Marsh, but noted as I approached the property flying over W. Jefferson Blvd. in the general direction of the marsh), Willow Flycatcher (2), and Marsh Wren (2).
I then checked the other end of the property (8:15-8:45) but couldn't find the Sedge Wren either.  Best birds were Green Heron (3), Willow Flycatcher (2), and Marsh Wren (3).
Also of note from last evening's west end visit, I omitted two species of some interest: Semipalmated Plover (1; heard only; my first southbound of the year) and House Sparrow (200+).  Last summer's evening gatherings of the latter species grew to pretty high numbers as the season progressed, so we'll see if that happens again this year.
Rodger RangFort Wayne



Subject: Eagle Marsh Avocet-- July 15 PM
Date: Fri Jul 15 2016 22:35 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
A breeding plumaged AMERICAN AVOCET was at the west end of Eagle Marsh during my visit this evening (8-8:45).  It was viewable most of the time from the Boy Scout parking lot as it foraged in the southwest corner of the main impoundment.  It occasionally was not viewable from that vantage as it worked its way west a couple of times, temporarily obscured, therefore, by the tall vegetation.  Dave Reichlinger and Marisa Windell were able to arrive in time to still have adequate light for good, if distant, looks using Marisa's scope.

Otherwise, there were many other birds foraging on the mud all around that basin, mostly Mallards, Killdeer, and starlings, but also Spotted Sandpiper, Lesser Yellowlegs, Least Sandpiper, and Pectoral (3) Sandpiper.  Most of the peeps went unidentified.  A Green Heron, a Marsh Wren, and a group of 11 Great Egrets, the most I've seen here yet this year, were additional highlights.

Then, not wanting to quit on such a beautifully cool evening, I next checked on the Sedge Wren I heard this morning at the other end of the property.  I found it singing again tonight (9:00), but it was WELL east of the main drive and may be tough to isolate for some.  Also of interest:

Green Heron- 9 flying southwest down the property
Bald Eagle- 1 flying southwest down the property
Virginia Rail- 1 calling west of barn
Solitary Sandpiper- 2
Willow Flycatcher- 2 singing
Eastern Kingbird- 2 calling
Marsh Wren- 2 singing, including one right at the gate
Yellow Warbler- 1 singing east of barn
Indigo Bunting- 3

Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne



Subject: Baird's Sandpipers and other shorebirds, Vermillion County
Date: Fri Jul 15 2016 22:15 pm
From: Peter.Scott AT indstate.edu
 

flooded fields near Eugene, Vermillion, Indiana, US
Jul 15, 2016 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: Met Alan and Jackie Bruner. Alan had told me that this area (about a mile north of the Eugene covered bridge over the Vermilion River, a mile west of that river's junction with the Wabash R), which now retains water all year, was getting migrant shorebirds. We saw about 80 individuals, of 8 species. Hot (82 F at 6 pm), mostly sunny and clear, light to moderate west wind (10 mph or so). Pool and adjacent mud nicely visible from road, which borders the pool on west side, so one is looking east (good in afternoon). There is a tree-shaded pullout convenient for observation. Crescent-shape pool, or series of pools, well over 100 yards long and 3 to 10 yards wide. Scope needed for most birds. Vegetation between road and first pool is low grass or soybeans, not obscuring birds.
Winds today from west, perhaps explaining Baird's Sandpiper's appearance.

25 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 50
Wood Duck 1
Mallard 10
GREEN-WINGED TEAL 1 female plumaged with clear green wing bar showing on folded wing; squat shape, walking on mudflats
Great Blue Heron 13
Bald Eagle 2 immatures; perched in trees across road, or flying around above pools, calling; scaring up shorebirds

Semipalmated Plover 2
Killdeer 35 many hiding/loafing beneath soybean plants
Spotted Sandpiper 2 spotted plumage
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 4
Lesser Yellowlegs 10
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER 2 spotted by Alan. Seen at distance of 100 yards or more but in good light with scope, close to Least Sandpiper and Lesser Yellowlegs. One foraged in water at edge of mud, the other 5 yards or more away in grass (on edge of it) bordering mud. Whiter looking than Least, with primary extension and attenuated shape, scaly back, black legs.
Least Sandpiper 25 scattered across the mudflats, in groups of no more than 3; several birds viewed at close range were adults in warm brown breeding plumage

Mourning Dove 2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
American Crow 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Bank Swallow 3
Barn Swallow 2
Cliff Swallow 2
swallow sp. 10
Gray Catbird 2
Song Sparrow 1
Red-winged Blackbird 3
American Goldfinch 1

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Subject: Michigan City Harbor, Laporte County-Slow
Date: Fri Jul 15 2016 17:46 pm
From: grube.brendan AT gmail.com
 
North winds  and lake chop

Willet-1
Sanderling-2
Semipalmated Sandpiper-2 worn adults. A surprise to me.

Interesting gull behavior at the breakwall, with birds circling over the
water. I was glued to the skies looking for Peregrine Falcon or some large
bird that might have gotten them up. Turns out, it was a Herring Gull
floating in the water below them in some kind of slow painful death throes.


Brendan Grube



Subject: Eagle Marsh SEWR-- July 15 Early AM
Date: Fri Jul 15 2016 15:47 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
 I took a quick walk down a short segment of the main drive before work this morning (05:00-05:15).  With no moon, it was pretty dark, and only a few birds were vocalizing, the best being a Sedge Wren singing two poles south of the gate on the east side of the lane.  Otherwise, I had one loud Marsh Wren singing right at the gate, one Song Sparrow, and a couple of Killdeer.
Rodger RangFort Wayne



Subject: Daviess Co Loggerhead Shrikes
Date: Fri Jul 15 2016 15:14 pm
From: AKearns AT dnr.in.gov
 
Gary Langell and I checked on shrikes in Daviess County today.


US-IN-Montgomery-2-114 N 3rd St - 38.6627x-87.0474, Daviess, Indiana, US
Jul 15, 2016 7:45 AM - 2:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
19.999 mile(s)
Comments: Checking on four current LOSH territories
26 species

Northern Bobwhite 1
Turkey Vulture 2
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Killdeer 10
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 6
Mourning Dove 20
Chimney Swift 2
American Kestrel 1
Eastern Kingbird 2
Loggerhead Shrike 8 In 3 territories. 3 juveniles, 5 adults. One site with juveniles, two sites with nestlings in tree nests (should be approx. 5 days old at both sites). Nestlings weren't seen but assumed due to parents carrying food to nests.
American Crow 2
Purple Martin 75
Barn Swallow 50
American Robin 10 Used nest
Northern Mockingbird 5
European Starling 200
Northern Cardinal 2
Blue Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 5
Dickcissel 15
Red-winged Blackbird 50
Eastern Meadowlark 10
Common Grackle 20
American Goldfinch 2

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Amy Kearns
Assistant Biologist
Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife, Mitchell
akearns@dnr.in.gov
(812) 849-4586



Subject: Cowles Bog Bird Hike tomorrow (No Sightings)
Date: Fri Jul 15 2016 13:30 pm
From: mbeatty233 AT gmail.com
 
The next field trip for the Dunes Summer Birding Series, sponsored by Indiana Audubon and the Indiana Dunes Birding Festival, will take place tomorrow (Saturday) at Cowles Bog in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The hike will begin at 7am and will start from the main parking lot at the north end of Mineral Springs Rd, by the Dune Acres guard house. We plan to walk the 2.5 mile loop around the wetlands. We hope to see a variety of wetland and forest birds, and possibly some juveniles as well! This area has hosted a nice batch of rare birds this year, including Kirtland's Warbler, Snowy Egret, Cattle Egret, and Western Kingbird, so who knows what surprises we might find! If you have any questions feel free to contact me (see info below).

Matt Beatty
mbeatty233@gmail.com
Valparaiso, IN

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Subject: 7/15 - Miller/Lake Street Beach
Date: Fri Jul 15 2016 9:58 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Spent about four hours at Miller/Lake Street beach in Lake County this morning. Highlights include

Whimbrel - 4 flying west together
Sanderling - 2 adults
Least Sandpiper - 3
Northern Mockingbird - 1 just south of parking lot

Matt Kalwasinski



Subject: Help with bird id
Date: Fri Jul 15 2016 9:01 am
From: wmarcisz AT att.net
 
Looks like a bald male NORTHERN CARDINAL (note red plumage & large red bill). They sometimes appear at this time of the year - the cause is believed to be mite infestations.

http://billofthebirds.blogspot...

Walter Marcisz
Chicago, Illinois



--------------------------------------------
On Fri, 7/15/16, Sabine, Neil B wrote:

Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Help with bird id
To: "in-bird-l@list.indiana.edu"
Date: Friday, July 15, 2016, 8:27 AM

A friend saw this bird at her
feeder this week in Richmond, IN.  I am pretty sure
this is an escaped pet.  If it is not an escaped pet it
has stumped me.  Does anyone know the species?  Thanks in advance for any
help you can provide.
 Neil      Neil SabineDean of Natural Science and
MathematicsIndiana
University East765-973-8389  Strive not to be a success, but
rather to be of value.  Albert
Einstein
 



Subject: Help with bird id
Date: Fri Jul 15 2016 8:46 am
From: jlbrown712 AT comcast.net
 
That looks like a northern Cardinal to me. I have seen and photographed birds like this before. The reason for the bald head-molting or parasites??? Maybe the experts will chime in on this.

> On Jul 15, 2016, at 9:27 AM, Sabine, Neil B wrote:
>
> A friend saw this bird at her feeder this week in Richmond, IN. I am pretty sure this is an escaped pet. If it is not an escaped pet it has stumped me. Does anyone know the species?
>
> Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
>
> Neil
>
>
>
>
> Neil Sabine
> Dean of Natural Science and Mathematics
> Indiana University East
> 765-973-8389
>
> Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. Albert Einstein
>
>



Subject: Black Tern (Morgan Co.-Martinsville)
Date: Thu Jul 14 2016 21:01 pm
From: heronwatch AT att.net
 
A Black Tern (adult plumage) flew low overhead (my property) tonight calling --headed in southerly direction. Great Egrets present at ponds.

Joni James
SE of Martinsville



Subject: Patoka bottoms shorebirds
Date: Thu Jul 14 2016 16:34 pm
From: jeremy.ross AT hotmail.com
 
Today the amount of habitat for birds was unbelievable.  The rain kept the mud muddy and the receding river left acres of habitat. Best find was a flock of 41 black terns near the large pit of 650E. Most birds were very far from the road so identifying small shorebirds was very hard. However, there were hundreds of yellow legs plus a few dowitchers and peep species. I counted 235 kildeer in just one area yesterday. Jeremy RossPetersburg, Indiana



Subject: Eagle Marsh CATE-- July 14, 2016 PM
Date: Thu Jul 14 2016 15:22 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
 I scanned briefly from the Boy Scout lot after work (3PM), adding only one species to Ed Powers' earlier post-- Caspian Tern (1) flying west along Graham McCulloch Ditch.  I could also see a fair amount of shorebird activity on  the south edge of the main impoundment but didn't have time to walk down to check it out.  So I was happy to see Ed's post on what was there.  (I sure do wish that those Lake Michigan folks would quit hoggin' all the large shorebirds though.   I hear that they have so many over there right now that they're starting to feed their excess Willets to the local Peregrines!)
Rodger RangFort Wayne



Subject: American Avocet
Date: Thu Jul 14 2016 15:15 pm
From: sterren AT indiana.edu
 
One in Goose Pond FWA unit GP8.
Lee Sterrenburg
Bloomington
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Subject: Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne
Date: Thu Jul 14 2016 14:44 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Weather was a little threatening this morning, but soon turned pleasant.


Eagle Marsh, Allen, Indiana, US
Jul 14, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.3 mile(s)
Comments: 77 F, cloudy changing to partly cloudy, moderate wind
26 species

Canada Goose 58
Mute Swan 3
Wood Duck 11 including 10 ducklings
Mallard 250
Great Blue Heron 20
Great Egret 3
Killdeer 35
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 9
Least Sandpiper 9
Pectoral Sandpiper 2
Semipalmated Sandpiper 2
Short-billed Dowitcher 1
Ring-billed Gull 2
Belted Kingfisher 2
Willow Flycatcher 1
Bank Swallow 30 All the swallows I could identify by sight or voice were Banks
House Wren 1
Marsh Wren 1
American Robin 6
European Starling 20
Common Yellowthroat 4
Yellow Warbler 1
Song Sparrow 7
Red-winged Blackbird 100
American Goldfinch 2

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Ed Powers, Allen County



Subject: WHIMBREL MICHIGAN CITY BREAKWALL, 7/14, 1015 local time.
Date: Thu Jul 14 2016 10:21 am
From: RSanderson AT ecommunity.com
 
A WHIMBREL just flew by and landed on the breakwall at Michigan City Harbor as 1015 AM local time. Three Willets also on breakwall and a Sanderling is on the rocks to the lighthouse.

Ryan Sanderson, Don Gorney, Aidan Rominger
Indianapolis
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Subject: Orange County Loggerhead Shrikes 13 July
Date: Thu Jul 14 2016 7:57 am
From: AKearns AT dnr.in.gov
 
Gary Langell and I checked some shrike locations in Orange County yesterday, 13 July:

Orleans, Orange County, IN, US, Orange, Indiana, US
Jul 13, 2016 6:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
Comments: checked 5 LOSH territories, including 4 territories of apparently single birds. Just 2 territories were occupied - one with a family group, and one single bird.
2 species

American Kestrel 3
Loggerhead Shrike 6 Two sites with shrikes. At first site, adult male was feeding 4 partially independent fledglings. These had fledged on approx. June 15 - note that almost a full month later they are still following the male around and begging (while also doing some foraging on their own). It is also notable that all four fledglings continue to survive nearly a month after fledging. This farm is vast, with lots of appropriate habitat, however, it is located on a busy paved road, and the shrike family is sometimes foraging from the utility wires parallel to the road, and has been seen flying low over the road to forage.

At second site with a shrike this day, a single bird was seen foraging. No breeding evidence has been seen here this year despite the presence of a single bird all season long.

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Amy Kearns
Assistant Nongame Bird Biologist
Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife
562 DNR Rd Mitchell IN 47446
akearns@dnr.in.gov
(812) 849-4586 ext. 223




Subject: Miller Beach - 7/13 - Avocets, Willets, M.Godwits
Date: Wed Jul 13 2016 18:54 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
7/13
I had about 1 1/2 hours after work today to check the beach and it was
quite eventfull.
All the shorebirds were flybys except some of the peeps.

MILLER BEACH (1:45-3:15PM) :

10-A.Avocets
3-Marbled Godwitts
158-Willits - flocks of (5,10,86,57.) - all headed west. The
largest flock (86) landed out on the U.S.Steel breakwall.
13-Least Sandpipers

Also at work near my lab (U.S.Steel) a pair of Mockingbirds fledged 3
Juvs.
a pair of Blue Grosbeaks raised at least 2 young birds. A Kestrel pair
had
3 young birds (still near my area) and a House Wren used a pipe
sticking out of our lab to
nest. Finally 2 B.C.Night Herons are working the river in front of the
plant along with a pair
of E.Kingbirds and Indigo Buntings.

Michael Topp

Highland IN.



Subject: Wabashiki FWA-interior ponds ... are dry
Date: Wed Jul 13 2016 17:05 pm
From: Peter.Scott AT indstate.edu
 

This is to let local observers know that there is no shorebird habitat to speak of in "interior Wabashiki", at least the usual area, where I checked today. It's usually better in spring (May) because of more flooding then.

Wabashiki FWA-interior ponds, Vigo, Indiana, US
Jul 13, 2016 9:15 AM - 9:40 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: I hiked down the Wabash River levee trail, from the gated beginning in Dresser, to check whether habitat for shorebirds and herons existed in the "interior ponds". Basically, there was very little ... only two of four basins that hold water in flood periods had any water, pools about 20 by 6 feet in area. And there was no wet mud - just dry mud in each of the basins, which were mainly covered by low annual vegetation. The constructed "mesa" overlooking these basins was knee- to waist-high in forbs, including much ragweed. It will take major flooding of the Wabash or Sugar Creek (the tributary running west of Wabashiki, which has levee breaks) to refill the area and re-create shore- and water-bird habitat. However, the big pool visible from Dewey Point on US 40 is intact.
13 species (+1 other taxa)

Double-crested Cormorant 1 a flyover
Great Blue Heron 1
Spotted Sandpiper 4 one spotted bird by itself in a dry-mud basin; three others, likely adults, plumage not seen well, which flushed (calling) from a mostly vegetated, partially wet basin
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
Blue Jay 1
swallow sp. 5
Song Sparrow 3
Indigo Bunting 2
Dickcissel 3
Red-winged Blackbird 3
Eastern Meadowlark 2
Orchard Oriole 1

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Subject: Michigan City Harbor, Laporte County 1:00-3:30 p.m.
Date: Wed Jul 13 2016 16:57 pm
From: grube.brendan AT gmail.com
 
On the breakwall
Willet-109
American Avocet-65
Peeps-12(small flocks of Least Sandpipers were flying through today.)
Caspian Tern-37

On the beach
Willet-164
Marbled Godwit-4

Brendan Grube



Subject: Dearborn County Summer Birds
Date: Wed Jul 13 2016 14:12 pm
From: bdecker.bird AT gmail.com
 
HOME-US-IN-Sunman-22883 Mockingbird Lane - 39.2007x-84.9998, Dearborn, Indiana, US
Jul 12, 2016 7:34 AM - 9:54 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.2.2 Build 70
37 species

Northern Bobwhite 1
Wild Turkey 3
Turkey Vulture 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Mourning Dove 3
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Acadian Flycatcher 1
Least Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 7
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 6
Barn Swallow 12
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 1
Carolina Wren 1
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 1
Northern Mockingbird 7
European Starling 3
Common Yellowthroat 2
Yellow-breasted Chat 2
Chipping Sparrow 5
Field Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 3
Summer Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Indigo Bunting 2
Red-winged Blackbird 5
Eastern Meadowlark 1
House Finch 3
American Goldfinch 15
House Sparrow 1

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Bob Decker

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Subject: Goose Pond
Date: Wed Jul 13 2016 14:11 pm
From: bdecker.bird AT gmail.com
 
Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool East, Greene, Indiana, US
Jul 13, 2016 11:09 AM - 1:22 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: On our way to Evansville Airport to pick up our son and his wife we went via Goose Pond. Thanks Amy and Ryan for your post yesterday.

Walked south across foot/ old bridge be CR1200 on levee to the point at MPE. Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.2.2 Build 70
22 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 3
Mallard 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 5
Black-necked Stilt 2
Killdeer 11
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 1
Least Sandpiper 1 Yellow legged peep
Semipalmated Sandpiper 1 Black legs, shorter straight black bill, tan scapulars and mostly grey.
Western Sandpiper 3 Long drooping black bill, fairly heavily spotted with rufous crown with upper and some lower scapulars rufous, black legs. Photo.
peep sp. 5
Belted Kingfisher 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
Tree Swallow 60
Bank Swallow 35
Barn Swallow 3
Cliff Swallow 2
Common Yellowthroat 1
Yellow Warbler 1
Indigo Bunting 2
Dickcissel 1
Red-winged Blackbird 16

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Bob Decker

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Subject: Kemil Beach, Michigan City, Reynolds Creek (Porter & Laporte Co) - 127 Willets, Marbled Godwit
Date: Wed Jul 13 2016 14:09 pm
From: mbeatty233 AT gmail.com
 
I stopped at Kemil Beach on my way to Michigan City this morning (7/13) and
had two Willets there on the beach. These were the first two of what would
end up being 127 Willets for the day, as we ended our Michigan City
lakewatch with 125 Willets (I was joined by Brad Bumgardner and Kristin
Stratton). In one flock passing by around 9:30am we had one Marbled Godwit.
On my way home I stopped at the north unit of Reynolds Creek, where there
is some shorebird habitat if you walk in west from the parking area on
County Line Rd.

Indiana Dunes NL--Kemil Beach, Porter, Indiana, US
Jul 13, 2016 5:30 AM - 6:05 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.2 mile(s)
Comments:
11 species

Willet 2
Ring-billed Gull 22
Mourning Dove 2
American Crow 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
American Robin 1
Cedar Waxwing 3
Prairie Warbler 1 Singing from just north of parking lot.
Chipping Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 3
American Goldfinch 2

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Michigan City Harbor, LaPorte, Indiana, US
Jul 13, 2016 6:20 AM - 11:20 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Joined by Brad Bumgardner and Kristin Stratton for all but
the first 45 minutes
14 species

Canada Goose 8
Mallard 14
Double-crested Cormorant 8
Great Blue Heron 6
Great Egret 1
Spotted Sandpiper 3
Willet 125 From an initial group of 5 when I got there (not initially
visible but flushed by peregrine), groups arrived, first just a couple at a
time and then a few large groups of 30-40 birds. All landed and stayed on
breakwall except for one group of 37 (with Godwit) that continued on to the
west. This is an exact count, each flock counted by as they came in by
myself, Brad B, and Kristin S. Unmistakable shorebirds, black and white
wing strips, long thick bill. All adults.
Lesser Yellowlegs 1
Pectoral Sandpiper 1
Ring-billed Gull 100 Counted 60 + on breakwall, lots more on beach.
Herring Gull 10 Probably more, but at least 10 counted on breakwall.
Caspian Tern 31 Max count with one scan along nicely breakwall. 6
juvies
Bank Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 20

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Reynold's Creek Gamebird Habitat Area, Porter, Indiana, US
Jul 13, 2016 12:15 PM - 12:40 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: Checking pond in north unit for shorebirds. Seems like good
habitat.
12 species

Mallard 5
Great Blue Heron 3
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 5
Spotted Sandpiper 3
Least Sandpiper 4
Mourning Dove 1
American Robin 2
Field Sparrow 1
Savannah Sparrow 4
Dickcissel 5
Red-winged Blackbird 7

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Matt Beatty
Valparaiso, IN



Subject: Goose Pond FWA Least Terns, shorebirds 12 July
Date: Wed Jul 13 2016 13:38 pm
From: AKearns AT dnr.in.gov
 
Yesterday, 12 July, Allisyn Gillet, Aidan Rominger, Ryan Sanderson, and I observed MPW from the 1200 W bridge. We saw 6-7 adult least terns carrying food to the nesting island, and 1 singing marsh wren that was building a nest in some type of sedge. After Allisyn left, Aidan, Ryan, and I conducted a shorebird survey in MPE and GP10N, where the highlights were 1 alternate adult stilt sandpiper and 5 molting adult Western sandpipers (photos in ebird checklist below). Later in the afternoon, I checked fall draw down units GP5N, BH2, and BH3, but found the water too high for shorebirds, and no birds of interest.

A brief reminder that there is no unauthorized access on the tern nesting island, and to please view from behind the signed off cable. I recommend standing on the bridge in the morning hours, as there is nice shade and good elevation for viewing. A spotting scope is helpful.

Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool West, Greene, Indiana, US
Jul 12, 2016 8:10 AM - 10:10 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
13 species

Canada Goose 5
Wood Duck 20
Mallard 20
Northern Bobwhite 2
Double-crested Cormorant 10
Least Bittern 1
Great Blue Heron 10
Great Egret 15
Black-necked Stilt 10
Killdeer 10
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Least Tern 7 feeding unseen chicks on the nesting island. Please view nesting Least Terns from outside the cabled off area.
Marsh Wren 1 nest building and singing

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Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool East, Greene, Indiana, US
Jul 12, 2016 11:01 AM - 12:49 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
33 species

Canada Goose 15
Wood Duck 50
Mallard 20
Blue-winged Teal 1
Great Blue Heron 20
Great Egret 50
Bald Eagle 1
Common Gallinule 2
Black-necked Stilt 10 Fl downy young
Killdeer 88
Spotted Sandpiper 8
Greater Yellowlegs 3
Lesser Yellowlegs 6
Least Sandpiper 41
Pectoral Sandpiper 2
Semipalmated Sandpiper 5 Larger than LESA with straight bills, black legs, grey-brown plumage
Western Sandpiper 5 Molting adults. Bright orange scaps and crown, black spots on breast and flanks, black legs, longish down-curved Bill (shorter than DUNL), 'chesty' peeps
Least Tern 8 Foraging adults
Willow Flycatcher 5
Eastern Kingbird 8
Bell's Vireo 3
American Crow 6
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 8
Tree Swallow 30
Bank Swallow 25
Barn Swallow 10
Cliff Swallow 1
European Starling 30
Yellow Warbler 2
Indigo Bunting 4
Red-winged Blackbird 500
Common Grackle 10
Orchard Oriole 1

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Goose Pond FWA--GP10N, Greene, Indiana, US
Jul 12, 2016 1:20 PM - 2:05 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.75 mile(s)
14 species (+1 other taxa)

Mallard 10
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 5
Great Egret 10
Black-necked Stilt 15
Killdeer 40
Spotted Sandpiper 4
Greater Yellowlegs 5
Lesser Yellowlegs 20
Stilt Sandpiper 1 adult
Least Sandpiper 10
peep sp. 30 Most appeared to be Leasts, but fairly distant and poor lighting conditions
Short-billed Dowitcher 3 adults
Least Tern 2 adults
Yellow-breasted Chat 1

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Amy Kearns
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Subject: Sedge Wrens and Henslow's Sparrows - Scott County
Date: Tue Jul 12 2016 16:18 pm
From: mclbsl AT hotmail.com
 
Glad to find Sedge Wrens and Henslow's Sparrows back at this site for first time in several years.  This is near Leota, IN. in 50-75 acre, as yet, uncut hay fields (wet summer here so far).  Also large pasture with tall grass farther west.
7:30 - 8:00 amSunnyWatched and listened from car
Canada Goose - 25 at nearby pond and cut wheat fieldN. Bobwhite - 2Rock Pigeon - 20Mourning Dove - 50Am. Kestrel - 1A. Crow - 3Tree Swallow - 6Sedge Wren - 2 (song only/recorded)No. Mockingbird - 1Common Yellowthroat - 1Grasshopper Sparrow - 1Field Sparrow - 2Henslow's Sparrow - 6 (song only/recorded)Chipping Sparrow - 1Field Sparrow - 2Savannah Sparrow - 1Blue Grosbeak - 1Indigo Bunting - 3Red-winged Blackbird - 4Eastern Meadowlark - 3Bown-headed Cowbird - 20 flyover
*** I suspect more Henslow's and Sedge Wrens farther west, away from the road.
Brian LowryLeota, Indiana



Subject: Blue Grosbeak
Date: Tue Jul 12 2016 12:27 pm
From: grounds11 AT frontier.com
 
I have found the Blue Grosbeak in the same area at Prophetstown State Park
for the past (3) years. I haven't seen the female yet. The nest is usually
nearby. The male was singing at 12:00 noon.

Good birding

Russ Allison, West Lafayette

http:www.flickr.com/photos/russ_allison






Subject: 7/12/16 - 129th Street & Wolf Lake (Lake County)
Date: Tue Jul 12 2016 10:49 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
  This morning, Kim Ehn and I birded a few Lake Countylocations. We started with a short lakewatch at Miller/Lake Street Beach, whichproduced nothing. Next, we headed to 129th Street Wetland of WolfLake and found 6 species of shorebirds. Lastly, we made a quick stop atForsythe Park/Wolf Lake, which was fairly quiet. Below are our lists.Matt Kalwasinski and Kim Ehn129th StreetMarsh, West of Toll Road, Lake, Indiana, US
Jul 12, 2016 7:35 AM - 8:45 AM

Canada Goose  25
Mallard  5
Great Blue Heron  5
Black-crowned Night-Heron  1  -  adult
Killdeer  17  -  3 downy chicks seen together
Spotted Sandpiper  6   - 3 juvs
Lesser Yellowlegs  2 - adults
Least Sandpiper  5 - adults
Pectoral Sandpiper  1   - adult
Short-billed Dowitcher  1 - adult
Caspian Tern  6
Mourning Dove  1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  1
Tree Swallow  1
Barn Swallow  2
American Robin  2
European Starling  20
Common Yellowthroat  1 – singing male
Song Sparrow  1
Red-winged Blackbird  5
American Goldfinch  2 WolfLake--Forsythe Park, Lake, Indiana, US
Jul 12, 2016 8:55 AM - 9:10 AM

Canada Goose  15
Mallard  22
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  2
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Ring-billed Gull  1
Caspian Tern  4
Mourning Dove  2
European Starling  3
Song Sparrow  1
Red-winged Blackbird  3



Subject: Western Sandpipers GPFWA
Date: Tue Jul 12 2016 10:47 am
From: greenpertplus AT hotmail.com
 
There are five Western sandpipers currently in MPE, best seen from the west levee, directly south west of the telephone pole at the right hand turn. These are very obvious westerns, molting adults that still have heavy spotting on the breast, bright orange scapulars and bright orange on the top of the head.

Aidan Rominger and Ryan Sanderson are getting pics.

Our Location:

Dropped Pin
near Hamilton Ditch, Stafford Township, IN https://goo.gl/maps/gqNhZkChPH...

Amy Kearns, Mitchell

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Subject: western Parke County
Date: Mon Jul 11 2016 16:32 pm
From: Peter.Scott AT indstate.edu
 

I birded western Parke County, looking for additions to my county list and summering species of local interest. Was pleased to find Rose-breasted Grosbeak, American Redstart, Willow Flycatcher, Grasshopper Sparrow.

One species I missed was Bank Swallow. I looked at a gravel quarry SE of Montezuma (named something Aggregates), which one can observe from above a short distance from Armiesburg Rd - no sign of nests, where I've seen them in past years. The other gravel pit on SW side of Montezuma was inaccessible.

western townships, Parke, Indiana, US
Jul 10, 2016 5:55 AM - 11:55 AM
Protocol: Traveling
50.0 mile(s)
Comments: Birded south to north along west edge of Parke County, thru Florida, Wabash, Reserve, Penn, and Liberty townships, i.e, from Lyford to Montezuma to Tangier, and returned on parallel or same roads. I devoted a half hour or more to the following sites: (1) Florida Twp: CR 750W for 1.5 miles north of SR 163, a dirt road thru hilly, sandy area (private hunting lease) with dense growth of forbs (Saponaria in flower) and grass. Also 610S, linking 750W and US 41. (2) Wabash Twp: CR 600W, paved road, for 2-3 miles south of Armiesburg. (3) Reserve Twp: town of Montezuma and xxx Aggregates quarry, viewed from above (S & G gravel pits were gated off, inaccessible). (3) Reserve & Penn Twps: Roads from Melcher Bridge to Colloma, then NW across West Leatherwood Creek to West Union Bridge. (4) Liberty Twp: Towpath Road between West Union Bridge and Mill Creek. (5) Bowsher Ford Bridge and Tangier area. (6) Florida Twp in early afternoon: along closed-off old paved road leading to railroad bridge across Wabash River from Clinton. ----- Weather: Cool, misty, calm in early morning, 58 degrees F. Sunny, 80 F at noon.
75 species

Wild Turkey 1
Turkey Vulture 10
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Killdeer 5 four in just-harvested hayfield, one in Sugar Creek
Spotted Sandpiper 1 apparent juvenile, or non-breeding adult, dull plumage; on sandbar in Sugar Creek at West Union Bridge, with a Killdeer
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 20
Mourning Dove 40
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 4 giving long call; two seen
Chimney Swift 6 in Montezuma
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3
Red-headed Woodpecker 8
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 6
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
American Kestrel 6
Eastern Wood-Pewee 9
Acadian Flycatcher 3
Willow Flycatcher 1 calling in willow-lined ditch in large ag field along CR610S, midway between US 41 and 750W
Eastern Phoebe 3
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 3
White-eyed Vireo 5
Bell's Vireo 1 singing in tree row along CR610S (Florida Twp), west of US 41, near crossing of willow-lined ditch-creek
Yellow-throated Vireo 2
Warbling Vireo 3
Red-eyed Vireo 7
Blue Jay 9
American Crow 23
Horned Lark 22 in sandy road of 750W, at dawn; one group near a puddle in road. Adults and juveniles.
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Purple Martin 3 swooping down to drink water at large pool in gravel quarry SE of Montezuma, bordering Armiesburg Rd
Barn Swallow 20
Cliff Swallow 62 at or near various bridges where nesting is finishing
Carolina Chickadee 12
Tufted Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 7
House Wren 10
Carolina Wren 7
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
Eastern Bluebird 13
Wood Thrush 5 singing birds in "deeper" woods
American Robin 40
Gray Catbird 19 one of the day's most common singing birds
Brown Thrasher 2
Northern Mockingbird 3 one group, in open farm country near Colloma
European Starling 100 several groups of adults and juveniles, especially at recently hayed fields
Cedar Waxwing 1
Prothonotary Warbler 1 brief song heard along old railroad bridge east of Clinton, Florida Twp
Kentucky Warbler 1 near "Royal Flush" woods, along 600W in Wabash Twp
Common Yellowthroat 22 singing enthusiastically everywhere; undercounted
American Redstart 1 adult male responded to screech-owl tape along English Rd, near Rush Creek
Yellow Warbler 1 female, at willow-lined ditch on 610S (Florida Twp)
Yellow-throated Warbler 4
Yellow-breasted Chat 6
Grasshopper Sparrow 4 along 750W, Florida Twp, sandy hilly forby area with many Dickcissels. all 4 seen in or near road, one male singing
Chipping Sparrow 20
Field Sparrow 8
Song Sparrow 12
Eastern Towhee 9
Summer Tanager 2
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 13
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 4 2 males eating wild cherries along road in Leatherwood Creek area, Reserve Twp; and a male and female pair responding to owl tape along Towpath Rd, Liberty Twp. This species is at southern end of breeding range here (no reliable sites that I know of in Vigo County, just south of Parke). -- No song heard.
Blue Grosbeak 3
Indigo Bunting 30 singing everywhere, undercounted
Dickcissel 10 singing birds, almost all in sandy, forb-rich borders of 750W, Florida Twp
Red-winged Blackbird 4
Eastern Meadowlark 7 mainly hayed fields. no song, just chutter calls.
Common Grackle 4
Brown-headed Cowbird 4
Baltimore Oriole 3
House Finch 1 in Montezuma
American Goldfinch 12 in pairs
House Sparrow 20

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Subject: Miller Beach, Lake Street - Jul 11, 2016 (Lake County)
Date: Mon Jul 11 2016 12:44 pm
From: Richard.Wood AT purduecal.edu
 
I wish I'd known you were going there as I would have joined you.  My wife is away out of town so I am looking to do some birding with someone.

Richard

________________________________
From: Matt Kalwasinski [in-bird-l@list.indiana.edu]
Sent: Monday, July 11, 2016 9:06 AM
To: IN-BIRD-L
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Miller Beach, Lake Street - Jul 11, 2016 (Lake County)



This morning, I spent a little time at Miller/Lake Street Beach in Lake County. Very slow morning with no migrant shorebirds. Below is my list.

Matt Kalwasinski



Miller Beach, Lake Street, Lake, Indiana, US
Jul 11, 2016 6:05 AM - 7:30 AM
Protocol: Stationary
15 species

Canada Goose 25
Mallard 2
Double-crested Cormorant 4
Great Blue Heron 2
Turkey Vulture 1
Killdeer 2
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Ring-billed Gull 125 - 22 juvs seen
Herring Gull 6
Caspian Tern 3
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 4
Bank Swallow 55 - going in and out of the sand dunes to the east of the parking lot
Barn Swallow 4
Field Sparrow 1

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