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20 Sep: @ 14:41:47 
Glossy Ibis, Summit Lake [Russ Allison]
20 Sep: @ 14:00:45 
Goose Pond & Greene-Sullivan SF [Peter Scott]
20 Sep: @ 05:46:26 
Wabashiki FWA - passerine migrants [Peter Scott]
19 Sep: @ 21:28:26 
Celery Bog Migrants 9/19 [Greg Majewski]
19 Sep: @ 18:31:14 
Marbled Godwit, Union County [Bill Buskirk]
19 Sep: @ 18:02:17 
Illiana Birds: North Hammond [Carolyn A. Marsh]
19 Sep: @ 16:35:34 
Buff-breasted and Merlin [David Crouch]
19 Sep: @ 15:26:45 
NO SIGHTINGS: Beckham Bird Club field trip to Big Oaks NWR [andrew melnykovych]
19 Sep: @ 07:01:00 
Cinnamon Teal and Buff-breasted Sandpiper Sept 18 [Don Gorney]
18 Sep: @ 18:39:54 
Lakefront Least Tern [john kendall]
18 Sep: @ 08:36:24 
Cinnamon Teal- Celery Bog [Landon Neumann]
17 Sep: @ 21:34:52 
Barn owl cam egg (no sightings) [Amy Kearns]
17 Sep: @ 21:10:12 
Whip-poor-will and other weekend incidentals, SW Monroe Co [Greene, Terri B]
17 Sep: @ 20:14:31 
Eagle Creek Bird Walk 9/17/17 [Becky]
17 Sep: @ 12:05:03 
Ft. Harrison SP - Sept 17 [Don Gorney]
17 Sep: @ 11:16:04 
Lakefront birding, Sep 11-13 [Peter Scott]
17 Sep: @ 10:49:48 
Shades SP, Celery Bog, Pine Creek, Willow Slough, LaSalle FWA - two days of birding [Peter Scott]
16 Sep: @ 17:32:50 
Lakefront (16-Sep-17) White-rumped Sandpipers [Kenneth J. Brock]
16 Sep: @ 12:39:24 
Black-throated Blue Warbler, Purdue University--Wildlife Area, Sep 16, 2017 [Dunning, John B]
15 Sep: @ 16:28:03 
6 Great Egret Jackson County [Dan Kaiser]
15 Sep: @ 08:49:29 
Great Horned Owl, SW Monroe Co [Greene, Terri B]
14 Sep: @ 13:23:48 
Kosciusko Shorebird Farm Buff-breasted Sandpiper and American Golden-plovers still present [John Kendall]
14 Sep: @ 07:19:10 
east Lake Lemon - Sep 13 [Hengeveld, James David]
13 Sep: @ 21:44:04 
Goose Pond FWA shorebirds Hudsonian godwits white-rumped sandpipers long-billed dowitchers [Kearns, Amy]
13 Sep: @ 19:13:53 
Re: odd incidental bird sighting [David Starrett]
13 Sep: @ 15:33:30 
Fw: (LAKE) eBird Report - Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, Sep 13, 2017 [L Fandrei]
13 Sep: @ 09:06:33 
Re: odd incidental bird sighting [MARGARET BAUER]
13 Sep: @ 08:58:49 
odd incidental bird sighting [MARGARET BAUER]
12 Sep: @ 23:17:07 
Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne [zzedpowers]
12 Sep: @ 20:47:54 
Lake Lemon shorebirds - Sep 12 - White-r. Sandpipers [Hengeveld, James David]
12 Sep: @ 20:15:49 
Lake County locations - 9/12 [Matt Kalwasinski]
12 Sep: @ 16:23:31 
Re: Irma birds (no sightings) [Gary Bowman]
12 Sep: @ 15:11:30 
Irma birds (no sightings) [Jeff McCoy]
12 Sep: @ 08:44:41 
Revised sighting [zzedpowers]
12 Sep: @ 08:23:54 
Forsythe Park/ Wolf Lake - WESA present 9/12 [Matt Kalwasinski]
11 Sep: @ 18:46:07 
Kosciusko Buff-breasted Sandpiper continues [John Kendall]
11 Sep: @ 15:30:17 
Tribute to Rodger Rang [Don Gorney]
11 Sep: @ 14:09:42 
Canada Warbler [Sue and Ted Ulrich]
11 Sep: @ 12:31:04 
Western Sand piper, Forsythe park, lake co. [Peter Scott]
11 Sep: @ 08:19:56 
Snowy egret [Yahoo]
10 Sep: @ 20:45:39 
SW Monroe Co: Red-headed Woodpecker, Golden-winged Warbler, owls, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, etc. [Greene, Terri B]
10 Sep: @ 17:58:27 
Ft. Harrison SP - nighthawk, Balt Oriole, juv. sparrows [Don Gorney]
10 Sep: @ 17:43:15 
Kosicusko Co. Buff-breasted Sandpiper and American Golden-Plovers [john kendall]
10 Sep: @ 17:03:14 
ECP Bird Hike [Becky]
09 Sep: @ 22:25:30 
Lake Michigan lakefront [zzedpowers]
09 Sep: @ 16:47:10 
Lakefront (9-Sep-2017) Warbs & Little Gull [Kenneth J. Brock]
08 Sep: @ 20:46:48 
Lakefront Connecticut Warbler, Sabine's and Little Gulls.... how lucky can you get? [john kendall]
07 Sep: @ 15:10:00 
Purple finch, Indiana Dunes [Brendan Grube]
07 Sep: @ 12:23:18 
Celery Bog Nature Area, Sep 7, 2017 Ospreys [john skene]
06 Sep: @ 20:45:18 
Goose Pond FWA shorebirds Western sandpiper, juvenile dunlin, Hudsonian godwit [Kearns, Amy]





Subject: Glossy Ibis, Summit Lake
Date: Wed Sep 20 2017 14:41 pm
From: grounds11 AT frontier.com
 
Barbara and I spent a couple of days at Summit Lake Mon, Tues.
of this week. We found several birds and one nice find. We found a lone Glossy
Ibis with a group of Canada Geese and Ring billed Gulls. We saw it flying South
later that day. 9/19/2017


Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/r...



Subject: Goose Pond & Greene-Sullivan SF
Date: Wed Sep 20 2017 14:00 pm
From: Peter.Scott AT indstate.edu
 
I birded two woodsy areas and one waterbird/shorebird unit of GP, on a calm, clear, humid, warm to hot morning.  Still plenty of warblers on the move (10 species, 35 individuals), but fewer than 2 weeks ago.  My shorebird highlight was White-rumped Sandpipers.



Greene-Sullivan SF, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 20, 2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: At edge of forest on either side (north, south) of intersection of CR1475 and 50S, near (east of) Wampler Lake. Birded forest edge (taller trees on west side of road) and short-stature tree row along ditch on east side. Clear, calm, 70 degrees F, rain last night.
35 species (+1 other taxa)

Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 flying away along tree-row; relatively small size, square-tipped tail
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 fed at purple thistle
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Eastern Phoebe 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 1 foraging low in tree row, silent
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 3
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 1
Gray-cheeked Thrush 2
Swainson's Thrush 6
American Robin 8
thrush sp. 3
Gray Catbird 4
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Tennessee Warbler 3
Nashville Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 7
American Redstart 2
Northern Parula 1
Magnolia Warbler 3
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Summer Tanager 1 call heard
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 6
American Goldfinch 4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool East, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 20, 2017 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Entered over footbridge from north. Met Bill Sharkey. Checked MPE2, then walked grassy levee on east side of MPE4, and looped back along north side of MPE3, and east side of MPE2. Hot, humid, calm, clear; 82 degrees F but felt hotter.
23 species

Wood Duck 15
Blue-winged Teal 2
Pied-billed Grebe 7
Double-crested Cormorant 5
American White Pelican 25 swimming in MPE2, feeding in group, some flight
Great Blue Heron 3
Great Egret 20
Common Gallinule 6
American Coot 75
Semipalmated Plover 2
Killdeer 5
Least Sandpiper 2
White-rumped Sandpiper 5 in southwest corner of MPE4 with most of other shorebirds. Foraging on muddy sandbar at edge of large shallow pond, with other shorebirds; also resting/hiding in shade of knotweed (or similar-height) plants. Observed at close range in scope. Apparent adults, mostly dull gray. Long-winged, considerably larger than nearby Least and Semipalmated Sandpipers and plovers. Prominent light line above eye. Dark streaks on flanks and sides of breast bordering folded wing; variable among individuals, but at least some blurry lines (more prominent in others). Occasional flashes of white rump as they preened. Dark bill, slightly drooped at tip. Gray legs.
Semipalmated Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 2
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
American Crow 5
Tree Swallow 50
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1 heard in trees along Black Ditch
Red-winged Blackbird 100 a flock of females in marsh vegetation

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



Goose Pond FWA--Thousand Island Woods, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 20, 2017 11:25 AM - 11:55 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Birded the western-most entry off CR25S.
25 species

Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Philadelphia Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 3
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 4
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren 2
Gray-cheeked Thrush 1
American Robin 4
Black-and-white Warbler 3
American Redstart 4
Northern Parula 1
Magnolia Warbler 1
Bay-breasted Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 3
Chipping Sparrow 8 along road
Northern Cardinal 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



Subject: Wabashiki FWA - passerine migrants
Date: Wed Sep 20 2017 5:46 am
From: Peter.Scott AT indstate.edu
 
Yesterday morning, after the previous night's rain, there was a fair bit of warbler and thrush activity along the river levee trail.  (No water in the interior ponds 1 mile south of US 40, but plenty at Ellis pond and others visible from Dewey Point.) 

Wabashiki FWA - Wabash levee, Vigo, Indiana, US
Sep 19, 2017 9:05 AM - 11:35 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Walked from Dresser parking lot south to entrance to "interior ponds", which seem to have no water at present. Mainly birding for passerine migrants. Overcast, 74 deg F, 6 mph South wind. Lots of warbler, thrush activity.
35 species (+1 other taxa)

Turkey Vulture 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 5
Empidonax sp. 1
Red-eyed Vireo 3
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 2
Carolina Chickadee 6
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 5
House Wren 7
Carolina Wren 5
Gray-cheeked Thrush 3
Swainson's Thrush 8
American Robin 10
Gray Catbird 5
Brown Thrasher 2
Ovenbird 2 heard only, alarm call
Golden-winged Warbler 1 adult male
Black-and-white Warbler 3
Tennessee Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 5
American Redstart 19 including about 6 adult males
Northern Parula 4
Magnolia Warbler 9
Bay-breasted Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
Palm Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 6
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 5
Indigo Bunting 3
Baltimore Oriole 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



Subject: Celery Bog Migrants 9/19
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 21:28 pm
From: gamajewski AT gmail.com
 
I stopped at Celery Bog late this afternoon from 4:00-5:15 to try for Cinnamon Teal but didn't see it. No matter. The storms that came through earlier dropped TONS of migrants. There was almost too much to keep track of, and I am sure I missed a lot. Highlights only:
Golden-winged Warbler - 1 femaleBay-breasted Warbler - manyBlack-throated Green Warbler - manyAmerican Redstart - manyTennessee Warbler - manyMagnolia Warbler - 3Nashville Warbler - 1Black-and-White Warbler - 1Common Yellowthroat - 1
Red-eyed Vireo - manyWarbling Vireo - manyYellow-throated Vireo - 1
Summer Tanager - 1Scarlet Tanager - 1
Swainson's Thrush - many
A few each of both Blue- and Green-winged Teal were also present. I am unfamiliar with this part of the state, but it seemed a bit early for those.
Greg M.Fort Wayne



Subject: Marbled Godwit, Union County
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 18:31 pm
From: billb AT earlham.edu
 
I found a single individual on the Dunlapsville Beach, Brookville Lake, Union County this afternoon. A helicopter flyover sent the bird and associated gulls southward (I suspect not chasuble). Bill



Subject: Illiana Birds: North Hammond
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 18:02 pm
From: cmarshbird AT prodigy.net
 
19 September
2017 “ At the Hammond Bird Sanctuary there were 14 warblers late
morning.




Cooper™s Hawk 1
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Mourning Dove 6


Chimney Swift 10


Downy Woodpecker 2


Northern Flicker 7


Peregrine Falcon 1


Yellow-bellied
Flycatcher 1


Least Flycatcher 1


Blue-headed Vireo 2


Philadelphia Vireo 1


Red-eyed Vireo 1


American Crow 4


Black-capped Chickadee
5


House Wren 1


Winter Wren 1


Gray-cheeked Thrush 1


Swainson™s
Thrush 2


American Robin 12


Gray Catbird 3


Brown Thrasher 5




Ovenbird 1


Black-and-white
Warbler 1


Nashville Warbler 1


Common Yellowthroat 3


American Redstart 1


Cape May
Warbler 1


Magnolia Warbler 2


Bay-breasted Warbler 1


Yellow Warbler 1


Blackpoll Warbler 3


Palm Warbler 1


Yellow-rumped Warbler
1


Black-throated Green 1


Wilson™s Warbler
1




White-throated Sparrow
3


Dark-eyed Junco 2


Scarlet Tanager 1 F


Northern Cardinal 3


Rose-breasted Grosbeak
F


House Finch 8


American Goldfinch 6




Forsythe
Park/Wolf Lake

Mallard 18


Blue-winged Teal 1


Pied-billed Grebe 2


Great Blue Heron 6


Great Egret 5


Black-crowned
Night-Heron 2


American Coot 12


Semipalmated Plover 10


Killdeer 6


Spotted Sandpiper 1


Lesser Yellowlegs 1




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Mute Swan 4


Mallard 20


Blue-winged Teal 5


Northern Pintail 7


Pied-billed Grebe 5


Great Blue Heron 3


Great Egret 2


Black-bellied Plover 2


Killdeer 23


American Coot 29




Carolyn
Marsh, Whiting



Subject: Buff-breasted and Merlin
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 16:35 pm
From: Nighthawk AT prograde.net
 
Having just returned from birding in Washington State I took another shot at Buff-breasted Sandpiper at the sod farm along CR600N in Jackson County. I had made several checks of this area beginning in mid August based on some success I had last year but had not scored until today. Plus I had a blue/gray speeding bullet of a Merlin cross my path. Pretty neat for less than an hour afield. Please see the attached Ebird report:    Dave Crouch  Seymour
Jackson County North of US 50, Jackson, Indiana, USSep 19, 2017 12:45 PM - 1:40 PMProtocol: Traveling6.0 mile(s)Comments: From CR400E on CR550N then west and north to CR600N then west to Myer's Sod farm and Starr Lake. Returned along bridge at 400E and 600N.14 speciesCanada Goose 75Pied-billed Grebe 1Great Blue Heron 4Green Heron 1 At 600N /400E bridgeTurkey Vulture 3Killdeer 100Buff-breasted Sandpiper 2 Fine featured, black bill, dark crown. Plain, buffy colored from neck to tail coverts. Wing pattern was somewhat subdued indicating adult birds. Light eye ring. Birds were above the sod harvest scrapes and not in the shallow wet indentions. Did not get to observe leg color but two wing stretches / flaps showed mostly bright white wing undersides bordered by black.Mourning Dove 6American Kestrel 1Merlin 1 Along CR550N. Stopped in car watching Crows and TV in field when Blue - Gray bird flew from north to south so I tracked for a few seconds through windshield and then open window. As bird banked to east my best views were of top side which was entirely blue - gray with somewhat small head projection and broad but very pointed wings. Tail was stripped. No obvious sideburns and underside was dark brownish. I pegged as Taiga adult.American Crow 2Horned Lark 4Northern Cardinal 1House Sparrow 12View this checklist online athttp://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch... report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



Subject: NO SIGHTINGS: Beckham Bird Club field trip to Big Oaks NWR
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 15:26 pm
From: estiles74 AT gmail.com
 
Posting to both Kentucky and Indiana lists because BBC has members on both sides of the river:
For those planning to attend the Beckham Bird Club field trip on Saturday at Big Oaks NWR, please note the following information from the refuge:
We have the Beckham Bird Club scheduled for a tour of Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge at8:30 amonSaturday 23 September 2017.
A few points to remember:
Since the refuge is an old military proving ground, everyone must view the 20-minute safety briefing video and sign an Acknowledgement of Danger form.
There will be a $3.00 entry fee for everyone over the age of 15. We do honor the federal America the Beautiful Passes which will waive the entry fee for the card holder and up to three guests. A current federal Duck Stamp will also waive the entry fee.
The Indiana Air National Guard operates a shooting range within the refuge. Most of the refuge must be closed during some of these flights due to potential hazards. While they currently do not have flights scheduled for23 September, they will occasionally schedule last minute flights. Should this happen, then your tour will have to be rescheduled. The Air Guard generally gives us 24 hour advanced notice.
In the event of a cancellation, that information will be posted to these listservs as soon as it is received.
Andrew Melnykovych, BBC Field Trip CoordinatorLouisville KY



Subject: Cinnamon Teal and Buff-breasted Sandpiper Sept 18
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 7:01 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Serendipity struck twice for Becky Heck and me on September 18. I would not have chased the Cinnamon Teal in Tippecanoe County had I not been volunteering with Becky at the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired on the north side of Indy on Monday morning. At the end of our time birding with a group of awesome students, I saw Landon Neumann's post about him finding a Cinnamon Teal at Celery Bog, West Lafayette (a rare fall sighting for the species in IN.) 
Becky and I drove to Celery Bog and saw the teal while hanging out with the Chicken Lady and Birthday Girl, Shari McCullough. Once we left Celery Bog, Google Maps told me to take SR 52 home because of a delay on I65. As usual, I dutifully complied with Google Maps and took SR 52 back to Indy. Since we were literally going right past the Lebanon Sod Farm we stopped to look for shorebirds. Lots of Killdeer....and then....two Buff-breasted Sandpipers about 25 feet from the road. Becky and I took photos from the car before the two birds flew off to the other side of the field. If I had taken I65 home, I would not have stopped at the sod farm and we would not have seen the buffies at the side of the road. Good ol' happenstance provided us with a few hours of birding fun.
The molting adult male Cinnamon Teal was seen by birders throughout the day at Celery Bog on Sept 18. Per Landon's instructions, take the dirt trail that is directly behind the nature center towards the water. On Monday, there was a large mulch pile at the trailhead. Follow the trail for a few hundred feet until you come to an opening where you can view the water. The teal spent much of the time loafing/napping on logs closer to the opposite shore. See Facebook's Indiana Rare Bird Alert group for updates.
The window for Buff-breasted Sandpipers being present at the Lebanon Sod Farm is closing quickly. If you want to see the species, now is the time to do it. A scope is often required to see any birds that might be present. My checklist for the sod farm that includes two pics of the buffies: https://ebird.org/ebird/view/c...

Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com



Subject: Lakefront Least Tern
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 18:39 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Instead of missing what was likely a mega Broadwing flight at Lake Erie Metro Park, I tried the lakefront, hoping for a Hurricane rarity.
Birding was slow, getting better as I headed east from Hammond, culiminating in seeing my first lakefront juvenile Least Tern land on the outer breakwall after coming in from offshore with a group of Common Terns.

Hammond:
5 warbler species
Philadelphia Vireo-1
Dark-eyed Junco-1
Lincoln's Sparrow-1
Golden-crowned Kinglet-1
Blue-headed Vireo-1
Least Flycatcher-1
Wood Thrush-1
lots of White-throated Sparrows

Wolf Lake:
Semipalmated Sandpiper-12
Semipalmated Plover-9
Spotted Sandpiper-1
Killdeer-5

Miller Beach Lake St.:
Pectoral Sandpiper-1
Ruddy Turnstone-1
Sanderling-11
Semi plover-1

Michigan City:
Least Tern-1 juvenile photos
Sanderling: 46 big flock moving east
Ruddy Turnstone-2
Common Tern-46
Forster's Tern-24

https://www.flickr.com/photos/...
John Kendall
Warsaw



Subject: Cinnamon Teal- Celery Bog
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 8:36 am
From: landonneumann25 AT gmail.com
 
There is currently a Cinnamon Teal at Celery Bog. The bird is a male that is molting into basic plumage. It has a reddish tint on the head suggesting it hasn't lost all it's breeding feathers. The eye is also red. There is nothing that appears to suggest hybrid. The flanks are warm. Bill fits cite. Nothing on the head suggests bwte. There are enough breeding feathers on it still that it should show bwte influence if it had it. The bird is in the middle pool at cbog hanging with bwte. Go to the trail behind the nature center take a left just after getting on trail. Follow it for 100 yards until you get to waters edge by a willow tree and cbog sign.Jordan Stewartgot photos, but more are needed
Landon NeumannWest Lafayette, IN



Subject: Barn owl cam egg (no sightings)
Date: Sun Sep 17 2017 21:34 pm
From: greenpertplus AT hotmail.com
 
Barn owls have been documented nesting during every month of the year. Still, it is rare for them to lay in September in Indiana. First egg was laid yesterday or today. Egg #2 could arrive tonight or tomorrow. I'm fascinated by this late nesting attempt so you know I'll be watching!


http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild...

Amy Kearns
Mitchell

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Whip-poor-will and other weekend incidentals, SW Monroe Co
Date: Sun Sep 17 2017 21:10 pm
From: tgreene AT indiana.edu
 
I heard a whip-poor-wlll tonight east of the housein the distance.


Terri Greene
SW Monroe Co




Terri's property and Snow Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US

Sep 17, 2017

Protocol: Incidental

28 species


Turkey Vulture 1

Red-shouldered Hawk 1

Mourning Dove 4

Eastern Whip-poor-will 1 (approximately 8:15pm to the east)

Chimney Swift 2

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4

Red-headed Woodpecker 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 2

Pileated Woodpecker 1

Eastern Wood-Pewee 1

Eastern Phoebe 1

White-eyed Vireo 1

Blue Jay 1

American Crow 2

Carolina Chickadee 1

Tufted Titmouse 2

White-breasted Nuthatch 2

Carolina Wren 1

Eastern Bluebird 1

American Robin 1

Gray Catbird 1

Brown Thrasher 1

European Starling 2

Common Yellowthroat 1

Northern Cardinal 3

Red-winged Blackbird 1

House Finch 4

American Goldfinch 2



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Terri's property and Snow Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US

Sep 16, 2017

Protocol: Incidental

16 species


Canada Goose 1

Mourning Dove 26

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4

Red-headed Woodpecker 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 2

White-eyed Vireo 2

Blue Jay 2

American Crow 2

Carolina Chickadee 2

White-breasted Nuthatch 1

Carolina Wren 1

Gray Catbird 1

Tennessee Warbler 1

Northern Cardinal 2

House Finch 2

House Sparrow 1



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Subject: Eagle Creek Bird Walk 9/17/17
Date: Sun Sep 17 2017 20:14 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
The Eagle Creek Bird Walk tallied 92 species today. The list is as follows:






Canada Goose



Wood Duck



Gadwall



American Black Duck



Mallard



Blue-winged Teal



Northern Shoveler



Green-winged Teal



Pied-billed Grebe



Double-crested Cormorant



Great blue Heron



Great Egret



Green Heron



Turkey Vulture



Osprey



Bald Eagle



Cooper's Hawk



Red-shouldered Hawk



Red-tailed Hawk



American Kestrel



American Coot



American Golden-Plover



Semipalmated Plover



Killdeer



Spotted Sandpiper



Greater Yellowlegs



Lesser Yellowlegs



Semipalmated Sandpiper



Least Sandpiper



Pectoral Sandpiper



Stilt Sandpiper



Wilson's Snipe



Ring-billed Gull



Laughing Gull



Rock Pigeon



Mourning Dove



Yellow-billed Cuckoo



Chimney Swift



Ruby-throated Hummingbird



Belted Kingfisher



Red-bellied Woodpecker



Downy Woodpecker



Pileated Woodpecker



Eastern Wood Pewee



Willow Flycatcher



Eastern Phoebe



Great Crested Flycatcher



White-eyed Vireo



Yellow-throated Vireo



Warbling Vireo



Philadelphia Vireo



Red-eyed Vireo



Blue Jay



American Crow



Horned Lark



Carolina Chickadee



Tufted Titmouse



White-breasted Nuthatch



Carolina Wren



Eastern Bluebird



Swainson's Thrush



American Robin



Gray Catbird



Northern Mockingbird



Brown Thrasher



European Starling



Cedar Waxwing



Blue-winged Warbler



Tennessee Warbler



Northern Parula



Chestnut-sided Warbler



Magnolia Warbler



Cape May Warbler



Black-throated Green Warbler



Blackburnian Warbler



Bay-breasted Warbler



Blackpoll Warbler



Black and White Warbler



American Redstart



Common Yellowthroat



Wilson's Warbler



Canada Warbler



Eastern Towhee



Chipping Sparrow



Scarlet Tanager



Northern Cardinal



Rose-breasted Grosbeak



Eastern Meadowlark



Common Grackle



House Finch



American Goldfinch



House Sparrow





The walk starts at 9AM at the Ornithology Center in Eagle Creek Park. All are welcome.



Subject: Ft. Harrison SP - Sept 17
Date: Sun Sep 17 2017 12:05 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
On an overcast Sunday morning, 49 species of birds were found at Ft. Harrison State Park, Indianapolis. Overall, birding was slow with just four individuals of two flycatcher species and 13 individuals of eight warbler species. The complete list is below.There will be a bird walk each Sunday in September and October at Ft. Harrison. Meet at 8am at Delaware Lake parking lot.

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1
Green Heron 1 seen before the walk began
Cooper's Hawk 1, adult flyover before the walk began
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 7
Mourning Dove 3
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1, quick look of a flyover bird
Chimney Swift 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 5
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 4
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Eastern Phoebe 3
Yellow-throated Vireo 2
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 2
Red-eyed Vireo 4
Blue Jay 8
Carolina Chickadee 11
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 4
Carolina Wren 5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Eastern Bluebird 10
Swainson's Thrush (Olive-backed) 23
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin 30
Gray Catbird 5
European Starling 14
Cedar Waxwing 42
Tennessee Warbler 1
Nashville Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 1
American Redstart 2
Magnolia Warbler 2
Bay-breasted Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 11
Field Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 12
Indigo Bunting 2
Common Grackle (Bronzed) 1, flyover as walk ended
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 22
House Sparrow 2
Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com



Subject: Lakefront birding, Sep 11-13
Date: Sun Sep 17 2017 11:16 am
From: Peter.Scott AT indstate.edu
 
Northern Indiana birding trip, part 2

Alan Bruner and I birded Lakefront sites for 3 days, joined by Mike Brattain for two of them. The weather was too nice for large warbler numbers, but we had spells where we got 10-15 individuals of 4-5 species per hour, and gradually built up a good list.
We had 21 warbler species and 187 individuals at the Lakefront over 3 days, compared to our previous 2-day results of 19 species, 265 individuals in Parke, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, and Newton counties. Selected Lakefront eBird lists follow.

Monday, Sep 11. Birding: Lakefront Park and Sanctuary (Hammond), Wolf Lake-Forsythe Park, Whiting Park, Marquette Park/Miller Beach, Long Lake. We added 4 warbler species today (Black-throated Blue, Palm, Yellow, Blue-winged) to the 19 seen further south
on two previous days, for a cumulative total of 23.

Lakefront Park and Sanctuary, Hammond, Lake, Indiana, US

Sep 11, 2017 6:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Protocol: Traveling

1.5 mile(s)

Comments: With Alan Bruner. (Met Carolyn Marsh, Ed Hopkins.) Walked from east to west end of Sanctuary slowly and returned. Quiet, little bird activity except near feeders and birdbaths. Weather "too nice" for a migrant wave: 51 deg F at 6:30, clear,
light wind 4 mph SW. Still, we had 12 warbler species and 39 individual warblers.

37 species (+1 other taxa)


Mallard 5

Double-crested Cormorant 25

Red-tailed Hawk 1

Ring-billed Gull 5

Mourning Dove 6

Chimney Swift 2

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1

Downy Woodpecker 2

Northern Flicker 1

Empidonax sp. 1

Eastern Phoebe 1

Warbling Vireo 1

Red-eyed Vireo 2

American Crow 8

Black-capped Chickadee 4

House Wren 1

Carolina Wren 1

Swainson's Thrush 15

American Robin 15

Gray Catbird 12

European Starling 1

Ovenbird 1

Black-and-white Warbler 2

Tennessee Warbler 1

Nashville Warbler 1

American Redstart 15

Northern Parula 1

Magnolia Warbler 3

Chestnut-sided Warbler 1

Blackpoll Warbler 8

Black-throated Blue Warbler 1 female, foraging at mid-height in sumac

Palm Warbler 2

Wilson's Warbler 3

Scarlet Tanager 1

Northern Cardinal 5

House Finch 5

American Goldfinch 6

House Sparrow 10


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WOLF LAKE-FORSYTHE PARK, Lake, Indiana, US

Sep 11, 2017 9:20 AM - 10:55 AM

Protocol: Traveling

1.0 mile(s)

Comments: With Alan Bruner. Entered park at north end on 119th St from Whiting, Calumet Ave. Scoped lake for shorebirds and waterfowl, then walked in grassy area under trees looking for warblers.

29 species


Mute Swan 10

Mallard 3

Pied-billed Grebe 1

Double-crested Cormorant 1

Great Blue Heron 4

Great Egret 5

Snowy Egret 1 continuing individual, present for weeks. Standing by itself, resting, northwest end of lake.

Cooper's Hawk 1 immature perched in tree with dead gray squirrel in talons (photo)

American Coot 3

Semipalmated Plover 9

Killdeer 5

Pectoral Sandpiper 1

Semipalmated Sandpiper 7

WESTERN SANDPIPER 1 Found and ID'd by Alan Bruner. Foraging along mud shore of small island, often near two Semipalmated Sandpipers, providing opportunity to compare body size, leg length, bill length, etc. Observed from about 60 yards in scope for 15
minutes. Non-breeding plumage, mainly gray and white. Long drooping bill. Long stilt-like legs, compared to SESA. Walked in somewhat deeper water than SESA. Clear white underparts except for gray smudge at neck. Strong eye line, set off by somewhat darker
cap. Photos, video. We posted a report on IN-BIRD. The bird was seen by others later today and the next day, but was not seen Sep 13when we checked again.

Spotted Sandpiper 1

Ring-billed Gull 20

Herring Gull 1

Caspian Tern 2

Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 50 on industrial plant bordering lake to west

Mourning Dove 5

Downy Woodpecker 1

Barn Swallow 20

European Starling 25

American Redstart 4

Cape May Warbler 1

Blackpoll Warbler 6

Song Sparrow 1

Northern Cardinal 1

Common Grackle 10


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WHITING PARK, Lake, Indiana, US

Sep 11, 2017 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM

Protocol: Traveling

1.0 mile(s)

Comments: With Alan Bruner. We ate a picnic lunch, then looked for warblers in trees on slope near stone fence; then walked out elevated walkway extending 100 yards into Lake Michigan, and observed terns, etc. Warm, clear, sunny.

14 species


Canada Goose 4

Double-crested Cormorant 53

Ring-billed Gull 20

Herring Gull 10

Forster's Tern 12 2 flew by park close, then 10 were seen a few hundred yards eastward, flying out of BP Warm Water Refinery beach area along the border of the steel mill. They rested on the water, then flew toward us.

Northern Flicker 1

American Kestrel 2

Warbling Vireo 1

American Robin 10

American Redstart 1

Bay-breasted Warbler 1

Yellow Warbler 2 in top of one slender tree, chipping; quite yellow, plain faced, no red streaking on breast, female type plumage

Blackpoll Warbler 6

Northern Cardinal 3


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LAKE GEORGE, Whiting, Lake, Indiana, US

Sep 11, 2017 1:30 PM - 1:55 PM

Protocol: Traveling

1.0 mile(s)

Comments: With Alan Bruner. Followed signs for Wildlife Viewing Platform. Lake level is low, providing good conditions for shorebirds, herons, etc.; but diversity low. Weather clear, sunny, windy, relatively warm.

19 species


Canada Goose 300

Mute Swan 6

Wood Duck 1

Mallard 40

Northern Pintail 3

Green-winged Teal 6

Pied-billed Grebe 8

Great Blue Heron 3

Great Egret 4

American Coot 20

Killdeer 5

Ring-billed Gull 3

Caspian Tern 1

Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 15

Northern Flicker 1

American Robin 3

European Starling 2

Northern Cardinal 2

Red-winged Blackbird 2


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Indiana Dunes NL--LONG LAKE, Porter, Indiana, US

Sep 11, 2017 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Protocol: Traveling

2.0 mile(s)

Comments: With Alan Bruner. We scoped Long Lake, then explored some woodland back to west near entrance station.

27 species


Canada Goose 2

Wood Duck 56 half-hidden in the "lily pads"

Green-winged Teal 2

Pied-billed Grebe 20

Great Blue Heron 2

Common Gallinule 1

American Coot 15

Red-bellied Woodpecker 1

Downy Woodpecker 2

Hairy Woodpecker 1

Northern Flicker 1

Eastern Wood-Pewee 1

Blue Jay 10

American Crow 4

Black-capped Chickadee 2

Swainson's Thrush 2

American Robin 5

Gray Catbird 1

Brown Thrasher 1

Blue-winged Warbler 1

Common Yellowthroat 1

American Redstart 3

Cape May Warbler 1

Magnolia Warbler 1

Field Sparrow 2

Eastern Towhee 2

Northern Cardinal 2


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Tuesday, Sep 12. Birding: Michigan City Harbor, Mt Baldy trail, Beverly Shores, Great Marsh Trail, Kemil Road, Michigan City Harbor. We added 2 warbler species today (Yellow-rumped, Northern Waterthrush), to reach 25 cumulative species.

Indiana Dunes NL--Mt. Baldy, LaPorte, Indiana, US

Sep 12, 2017 8:50 AM - 10:00 AM

Protocol: Traveling

1.0 mile(s)

Comments: With Alan Bruner, Mike Brattain. Parking lot, and Mt Baldy Beach Trail (oak woods). Sunny, clear, light wind.

17 species


Eastern Screech-Owl 1 calling bird, gray-phase, spotted by Alan in thicket

Red-headed Woodpecker 1

Downy Woodpecker 3

Eastern Wood-Pewee 1

Yellow-throated Vireo 1

Red-eyed Vireo 1

Blue Jay 5

Black-capped Chickadee 4

Tufted Titmouse 4

White-breasted Nuthatch 6

Swainson's Thrush 3

Golden-winged Warbler 1

Bay-breasted Warbler 1

Blackpoll Warbler 8

Yellow-rumped Warbler 1

Black-throated Green Warbler 3

Scarlet Tanager 2


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Indiana Dunes NLGREAT MARSH TRAIL, Porter, Indiana, US

Sep 12, 2017 12:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Protocol: Traveling

1.5 mile(s)

Comments: With Alan Bruner, Mike Brattain. After picnic, took a long slow walk on this trail, exploring all side trails; ended up at observation deck by pond, then back along road. Warm weather, light wind.

45 species


Canada Goose 10

Wood Duck 14

Mallard 12

Green-winged Teal 16

Great Blue Heron 3

Great Egret 1

Turkey Vulture 4

Red-shouldered Hawk 2

Red-tailed Hawk 1

Killdeer 1

Chimney Swift 1

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4

Red-headed Woodpecker 3

Downy Woodpecker 5

Hairy Woodpecker 1

Northern Flicker 1

Eastern Wood-Pewee 4

Least Flycatcher 1

Eastern Phoebe 1

Yellow-throated Vireo 1

Philadelphia Vireo 1

Blue Jay 5

American Crow 5

Black-capped Chickadee 2

White-breasted Nuthatch 4

Eastern Bluebird 5

Gray-cheeked Thrush 1

Swainson's Thrush 12

American Robin 2

Gray Catbird 15 much fruit in trail side shrubs

European Starling 100 flycatching from snags - seemed like one or a few was on every snag

Northern Waterthrush 4 chipping

Common Yellowthroat 8

Cape May Warbler 1 flycatching repeatedly near ground

Blackpoll Warbler 3

Palm Warbler 3

White-crowned Sparrow 2 immatures; in densely-stemmed large shrub by trail, with Lincoln's Sparrow

Song Sparrow 1

Lincoln's Sparrow 2

Swamp Sparrow 4

Northern Cardinal 4

Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1

Red-winged Blackbird 10

House Finch 1

American Goldfinch 10


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MICHIGAN CITY HARBOR, LaPorte, Indiana, US

Sep 12, 2017 5:10 PM - 6:40 PM

Protocol: Traveling

1.0 mile(s)

Comments: With Alan Bruner, Mike Brattain. Warm day, but wind picked up in afternoon and was about 10 mph NE during these observations. We briefly scoped the gulls on beach, then noticed terns flying offshore and walked out to lighthouse to improve chances
of close views. Waves were crashing on the walkway and often splashing water over the wall, but in a minor way compared to windier days.

7 species (+1 other taxa)


Double-crested Cormorant 10

Sanderling 7 on walkway to lighthouse and especially around lighthouse itself (at our feet), plus a few visible on breakwater

Ring-billed Gull 250

Herring Gull 60

Caspian Tern 2

Common Tern 6 a few adults and juveniles seen well, perched on breakwater, and in flight around us at lighthouse. One juvenile begged for food from adult, while perched on breakwater and again dropping to water and floating; it opened its beak and called,
and the adult dropped down in flight to put something in its bill. Some red on juvenile's bill. two-syllable call, kee-arrr, heard a few times. Adult had dark carpal bar on leading edge of inner wing, and dark wedge on primaries.


Forster's Tern 50 the Sterna flock that foraged between lighthouse, breakwater, and shoreline at Nipsco station featured this species in the majority. Adults in breeding plumage (or transitioning out of it), with more black on head, and many in non-breeding
plumage with black ear patch and a largely white rear of head. Also juveniles with brown or gray caps, napes. Wings mainly white, no pronounced dark areas. Calling heard when near us, single-syllable shrieks in series.


Common/Forster's Tern 1450 for over an hour, terns flew along shore, most moving steadily from west to east; some relatively near shore, but most well beyond lighthouse; many plunge-diving as they went. Numbers estimated by Alan based on an average
count of 62 per minute, continuing for 24 minutes (62 birds/min * 24 minutes = 1,488 birds). Some birds (scores) circled back and began foraging near lighthouse, toward shore from the harbor breakwater, and continued here for 40 minutes or so. Small groups
landed and rested on breakwater for 5 minutes or so. Our impression was the majority were Forster's, but some Common also present.


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Wednesday, Sep 13. Birding: Dunes SP (aborted), Wolf Lake-Forsythe Park, Hammond Sanctuary, 129th St Wetlands, Grant St. Marsh, Griffith Monk Parakeet spot.

It was raining at dawn so we took our time at breakfast, then drove to the Observation Tower in Dunes SP, hoping for a double whammy of Parasitic Jaeger and warblers. But skies were fully overcast, and it mostly drizzled or rained for the next 45 minutes.
We decided to try our luck further west. It was a good move weather-wise, as we avoided rain for most of the rest of day.

We added no new warbler species today, so finished at 25 species for the trip. The missed species that would be seasonally expected this week are Mourning, Connecticut and Canada warblers. A Hooded Warbler was also reported at the lakefront this week.


LAKEFRONT PARK AND SANCTUARY, Hammond, Lake, Indiana, US

Sep 13, 2017 9:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Protocol: Traveling

2.0 mile(s)

Comments: With Alan Bruner, Mike Brattain. (Met Matt Beatty, Leland and Thaddeus Schaum, Carolyn Marsh.) East wind 5-10 mph. Misty, overcast, warm.

29 species (+1 other taxa)


Mourning Dove 5

Downy Woodpecker 5

Northern Flicker 2

Eastern Wood-Pewee 1 unusual individual with white tail (photo)

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1

Empidonax sp. 1

Great Crested Flycatcher 1

American Crow 4

Black-capped Chickadee 12

House Wren 1

Winter Wren 1 seen, heard by Alan Bruner only

Veery 2

Swainson's Thrush 10

American Robin 15

Gray Catbird 10

Ovenbird 3

Nashville Warbler 1

Common Yellowthroat 1

American Redstart 6

Magnolia Warbler 3

Blackpoll Warbler 8

Black-throated Blue Warbler 1 female

Palm Warbler 20

Wilson's Warbler 1

Lincoln's Sparrow 1

Scarlet Tanager 1

Northern Cardinal 5

House Finch 10

American Goldfinch 6

House Sparrow 20

GRANT ST. MARSH, Lake, Indiana, US

Sep 13, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Protocol: Traveling

1.0 mile(s)

Comments: With Alan Bruner, Mike Brattain. Walked levee on southeast, south sides.

31 species (+2 other taxa)


Canada Goose 5

Wood Duck 30

Northern Shoveler 4

Mallard 4

teal sp. 5

Pied-billed Grebe 10

Double-crested Cormorant 10

Great Blue Heron 12

Great Egret 10

Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 flew by parking lot

Sora 5 3 calling, 2 seen

Common Gallinule 11 one group of 2 adults, 6 juveniles; another of 2 adults, 1 juvenile

American Coot 40 in one flock; moved from hiding in cattails out into open of small sub-pond

Greater Yellowlegs 3

Lesser Yellowlegs 2

Ring-billed Gull 9

Herring Gull 1

Caspian Tern 1

Mourning Dove 3

Common Nighthawk 36 foraging, flying generally westward

Chimney Swift 20

large falcon sp. 1 perched about 1 mile distant to west in snag, then flew; brownish; probably a Peregrine

Barn Swallow 2

Marsh Wren 2 singing weakly but persistently in cattails near levee, south side

American Robin 5

Gray Catbird 1

Palm Warbler 10 along levee road (in road and adjacent grass), and on chain link fence surrounding metal structures

Savannah Sparrow 4 on levee road; seen well

Song Sparrow 1 song heard

Lincoln's Sparrow 1 in a muddy gap between cattails

Swamp Sparrow 1

Red-winged Blackbird 150 flocks in flight, and 50 roosting in reed canary-grass


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NIPSCO Griffith Power Substation, Lake, Indiana, US

Sep 13, 2017 5:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Protocol: Traveling

1.0 mile(s)

Comments: With Alan Bruner, Mike Brattain. Parked at sub-station, looked for parakeets.

4 species


Mourning Dove 3

American Kestrel 2

Monk Parakeet 2 located by calls; pair perched on roadside wire northeast of substation, then flew to crabapple tree in front yard of house on Kennedy, ate apples. One nest noted in substation power structure.

Blue Jay 1


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Subject: Shades SP, Celery Bog, Pine Creek, Willow Slough, LaSalle FWA - two days of birding
Date: Sun Sep 17 2017 10:49 am
From: Peter.Scott AT indstate.edu
 
Alan Bruner and I birded our way northward to Lake Michigan Sep 9-10, then spent 3 days birding the Lakefront. Mike Brattain joined us for 3 days. Highlights included a Western Sandpiper at Wolf Lake, 25 warbler species and 452 individuals, a Forsters/Common
Tern flight of 1500 birds at Michigan City, and 151 species overall plus Chandeleur Gull. Some representative eBird lists are attached to this post (days 1 and 2, Shades SP to LaSalle FWA) and the next (Lakefront sites).

SATURDAY, SEP 9, 2017. Lake Waveland, Shades SP, Celery Bog, Mulvey Pond, Pine Creek Gamebird Habitat Area. By end of day, our warbler count was 18 species.

Shades SP (Montgomery Co.), Montgomery, Indiana, US

Sep 9, 2017 9:30 AM - 12:10 PM

Protocol: Traveling

2.0 mile(s)

Comments: Birded three areas near (within 1 mile of) main southeast entrance to state park, where fees are collected. Pine stands, shrubbery, mixed forest, trails, some dense fields.

40 species (+1 other taxa)


Turkey Vulture 4

Broad-winged Hawk 1 soaring near maintenance yard

Mourning Dove 2

Eastern Screech-Owl 1 called in response to recording

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 6

Belted Kingfisher 1

Downy Woodpecker 5

Northern Flicker 1

Eastern Wood-Pewee 1

Empidonax sp. 1

White-eyed Vireo 5

Yellow-throated Vireo 1

Red-eyed Vireo 21

Blue Jay 12

Carolina Chickadee 21

Tufted Titmouse 14

Red-breasted Nuthatch 5

White-breasted Nuthatch 7

House Wren 3

Carolina Wren 2

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1

Gray-cheeked Thrush 1

Swainson's Thrush 26

Gray Catbird 8

Brown Thrasher 2

Ovenbird 3

Tennessee Warbler 9

Common Yellowthroat 2

American Redstart 11

Cape May Warbler 2

Northern Parula 1

Magnolia Warbler 9

Prairie Warbler 2

Black-throated Green Warbler 2

Chipping Sparrow 1

Eastern Towhee 1

Scarlet Tanager 3

Northern Cardinal 10

Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1

Baltimore Oriole 1

American Goldfinch 1

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CELERY BOG NATURE AREA, Tippecanoe, Indiana, US

Celery Bog Nature Area, Tippecanoe, Indiana, US

Sep 9, 2017 1:50 PM - 5:15 PM

Protocol: Traveling

2.0 mile(s)

Comments: Walked most of trail system, to north end of lake/wetland, along west edge of forest on return south, then along southeast side of wetland. It took perhaps an hour to find a flock of warblers, but for the next 1.5 hours we had plenty, a wave
(15 species, 65 individuals). Met Peter D. birding.

57 species (+1 other taxa)


Canada Goose 200

Mute Swan 4 adults

Wood Duck 90

Northern Shoveler 3

Mallard 20

Green-winged Teal 4

Pied-billed Grebe 8

Double-crested Cormorant 32

Great Blue Heron 6

Green Heron 6

Turkey Vulture 4

Osprey 2 one flies from snag carrying fish

Red-tailed Hawk 1

American Coot 10

Mourning Dove 5

Chimney Swift 3

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 5

Belted Kingfisher 3

Red-headed Woodpecker 2

Red-bellied Woodpecker 4

Downy Woodpecker 8

Hairy Woodpecker 1

Northern Flicker 2

Eastern Wood-Pewee 6

Empidonax sp. 1

Eastern Phoebe 6

Eastern Kingbird 1

Red-eyed Vireo 6

Blue Jay 2

Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2

Barn Swallow 8

Carolina Chickadee 8

Tufted Titmouse 8

White-breasted Nuthatch 3

House Wren 1

Carolina Wren 4

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2

Swainson's Thrush 6

American Robin 1

European Starling 5

Cedar Waxwing 12

Ovenbird 2

Golden-winged Warbler 1

Black-and-white Warbler 4

Tennessee Warbler 6

Nashville Warbler 3

Common Yellowthroat 4

American Redstart 15

Northern Parula 2

Magnolia Warbler 5

Bay-breasted Warbler 5

Blackburnian Warbler 2

Chestnut-sided Warbler 4

Blackpoll Warbler 3

Black-throated Green Warbler 7

Wilson's Warbler 2

Northern Cardinal 3

American Goldfinch 6


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PINE CREEK GAMEBIRD HABITAT AREA, Benton, Indiana, US

Sep 9, 2017 6:20 PM - 7:30 PM

Protocol: Traveling

1.5 mile(s)

Comments: With Alan Bruner. Hiked from hilltop parking lot north and downhill to wide basin of marsh, upland veg., and mudflats with a little water running in the creek that drains the area. Temp 68 deg F, calm, sunny (sunset). With so many Killdeer,
Pectorals and Snipe, we hoped for more shorebird diversity, but could find only 6 species.

27 species


Wood Duck 10

Blue-winged Teal 50

Mallard 5

Green-winged Teal 20

Great Blue Heron 6

Turkey Vulture 2

Red-tailed Hawk 2

Sora 2

Killdeer 150

Least Sandpiper 10

Pectoral Sandpiper 150

Wilson's Snipe 50

Solitary Sandpiper 1

Lesser Yellowlegs 6

Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 20

Mourning Dove 30

Belted Kingfisher 1

American Kestrel 2 on roads near site

Eastern Phoebe 1

Blue Jay 1

American Robin 5

European Starling 500

Common Yellowthroat 1

Vesper Sparrow 1 en route, a few miles east, flushed from road

Bobolink 2 flushed from marsh, gave "bink" call; yellow non-breeding plumage

Red-winged Blackbird 20

Brown-headed Cowbird 10


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SUNDAY, Sep 10. Birding: Willow Slough FWA, LaSalle FWA. We added 1 warbler species today (Pine), to reach 19 species.

WILLOW SLOUGH FWA, Newton, Indiana, US

Sep 10, 2017 6:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Protocol: Traveling

10.0 mile(s)

Comments: With Alan Bruner, Mike Brattain. Began at Murphy Lake (headquarters parking lot), birded along west side of lake and into woods there, the trees catching morning light, plenty of birds. Worked west down a trail that bordered a drainage ditch,
then returned to car. Drove north to a unit on northwest side (possibly Salisbury, or near there), then north and east to the Patrol Road that comes down to marshes from north. Returned to Murphy lake. Weather: cool to begin (55 deg F), clear, sunny, warmed
up to be hot by midday.

74 species


Canada Goose 20

Pied-billed Grebe 15

Double-crested Cormorant 1

Great Blue Heron 9

Turkey Vulture 10

Osprey 1

Northern Harrier 1

Red-shouldered Hawk 4

Red-tailed Hawk 1

Sora 13

American Coot 130 one tight flock on JC Murphy Lake, on water near cattails

Sandhill Crane 7

Killdeer 26

Mourning Dove 10

Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1

Eastern Screech-Owl 1

Chimney Swift 12

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 45 in patches of jewelweed

Belted Kingfisher 5

Red-headed Woodpecker 10

Red-bellied Woodpecker 12

Downy Woodpecker 19

Hairy Woodpecker 1

Northern Flicker 5

Merlin 1 perched at dawn on prominent snag overlooking Murphy Lake on west side; observed for 10 minutes, then it flew (photo)

Eastern Wood-Pewee 12

Acadian Flycatcher 1 whit call heard in woods; bird not seen

Least Flycatcher 1

Eastern Phoebe 7

Yellow-throated Vireo 2

Philadelphia Vireo 3

Warbling Vireo 3

Red-eyed Vireo 10

Blue Jay 55

American Crow 7

Barn Swallow 1

Black-capped Chickadee 12

Tufted Titmouse 14

White-breasted Nuthatch 15

House Wren 4

Marsh Wren 1

Carolina Wren 4

Eastern Bluebird 1

Veery 1

Gray-cheeked Thrush 2

Swainson's Thrush 10

American Robin 64

Gray Catbird 12

European Starling 1

Cedar Waxwing 22

Ovenbird 2

Black-and-white Warbler 7

Tennessee Warbler 35

Nashville Warbler 1

Common Yellowthroat 12

American Redstart 7

Cape May Warbler 2

Magnolia Warbler 5

Bay-breasted Warbler 10

Blackpoll Warbler 1

Pine Warbler 2 seen by Alan only

Black-throated Green Warbler 13

Wilson's Warbler 2

Field Sparrow 1

Swamp Sparrow 1

Eastern Towhee 5

Scarlet Tanager 1

Northern Cardinal 8

Rose-breasted Grosbeak 5

Indigo Bunting 2

Dickcissel 5 4 juveniles and a female-type adult (one group)

Red-winged Blackbird 400

Common Grackle 19

American Goldfinch 19


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LASALLE FISH & WILDLIFE AREA, Newton, Indiana, US

Sep 10, 2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Protocol: Traveling

8.0 mile(s)

Comments: With Alan Bruner, Mike Brattain.

45 species (+1 other taxa)


Wood Duck 1

Great Blue Heron 5

Great Egret 8

Turkey Vulture 5

Bald Eagle 1

Killdeer 8

Spotted Sandpiper 1

Mourning Dove 5

Chimney Swift 1

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2

Red-headed Woodpecker 6

Red-bellied Woodpecker 3

Downy Woodpecker 3

Eastern Wood-Pewee 5

Empidonax sp. 1

Eastern Phoebe 2

Great Crested Flycatcher 1

White-eyed Vireo 1

Yellow-throated Vireo 1

Red-eyed Vireo 3

Blue Jay 10

American Crow 6

Black-capped Chickadee 10

Tufted Titmouse 5

Red-breasted Nuthatch 2 in pine stand

White-breasted Nuthatch 5

House Wren 2

Carolina Wren 1

Eastern Bluebird 4

Swainson's Thrush 2

American Robin 15

Gray Catbird 4

Ovenbird 1

Black-and-white Warbler 2

Tennessee Warbler 4

Common Yellowthroat 1

American Redstart 8

Magnolia Warbler 2

Bay-breasted Warbler 1

Blackpoll Warbler 1

Black-throated Green Warbler 4

Eastern Towhee 2

Northern Cardinal 5

Red-winged Blackbird 10

Common Grackle 300

American Goldfinch 10


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Subject: Lakefront (16-Sep-17) White-rumped Sandpipers
Date: Sat Sep 16 2017 17:32 pm
From: kj.brock AT comcast.net
 
Today (16-Sep-17) John Cassady, Lynea Hinchman, Jeff McCoy, Randy Pals, and Lynn Vernon, were joined by Adam and Sarah Wilson as we birded the lakefront.

The day was sunny and warm. We logged a very disappointing eight warblers for the day, about half of the expected number for this date. However, we compensated with a better than average thirteen shorebird species, including White-rumped Sandpipers.

”GEORGE LAKE (met Kristin Stratton)
Mallard,8
Northern Pintail,1
Pied-billed Grebe,4
Great Blue Heron,2
Great Egret,3
Snowy Egret,1
Green Heron,1 juv
Black-bellied Plover,1 juv
Semipalmated Plover,1 juv

”FORSYTHE PARK & ADJACENT WOLF LAKE (with Michael Topp)
Black-crowned Night-Heron,7
Cooper™s Hawk,2 adults chasing a squirrel
Black-bellied Plover,2 juvs
Semipalmated Plover,29 juv
Killdeer,15
Least Sandpiper,1 juv
Semipalmated Sandpiper,22
White-rumped Sandpiper,5 adults- this is the lakefront™s largest count of fall adults
Eastern Phoebe,1
Palm Warbler,1
Blackpoll Warbler,5

”HAMMOND SANCTUARY (with Matt Beatty & Michael Topp)
Double-crested Cormorant,80
Cooper™s Hawk,1 immature
Red-tailed Hawk,1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird,1
Northern Flicker,2
American Kestrel,1
House Wren,1
Gray-cheeked Thrush,1
Swainson™s Thrush,4
Gray Catbird,6
Cedar Waxwing,2
Nashville Warbler,2
Magnolia Warbler,2- including a 1st-cycle fem
Yellow-rumped Warbler,1
Black-throated Green Warbler,1 adult male
Palm Warbler,5
Blackpoll Warbler,15
Black-and-white Warbler,2 including an adult female
American Redstart,2 1st“cycle females
Lincoln™s Sparrow,1
Swamp Sparrow,3

”129th STREET WETLAND
Killdeer,2
Least Sandpiper,5 juvs
Marsh Wren,1 call notes
Song Sparrow,3

”CARLSON OXBOW PARK
Mallard,20
Great Blue Heron,1
Great Egret,3
Snowy Egret,1 juv
Greater Yellowlegs,1 juv
Lesser Yellowlegs,7 Juvs
Solitary Sandpiper,1
Spotted Sandpiper,1 juv
Stilt Sandpiper,3 molting juvs
American Kestrel,1

”MILLER BEACH
Double-crested Cormorant,4
Cooper™s Hawk,1
Red-tailed Hawk,3
Horned Grebes,2 basic plumage
Chimney Swift,12

”MICHIGAN CITY HARBOR
Double-crested Cormorant,8
Sanderling,3 juvs
Semipalmated Sandpiper,1
Herring Gull,80 est.
Chandeleur Gull,1 continuing adult
Common Tern,11
Ruby-throated Hummingbird,2

Ken Brock
Chesterton



Subject: Black-throated Blue Warbler, Purdue University--Wildlife Area, Sep 16, 2017
Date: Sat Sep 16 2017 12:39 pm
From: jdunning AT purdue.edu
 
Sycamore Audubon Society had a field trip this morning to look for fall migrants at the Purdue Wildlife Area, which is a mix of woodlands, marsh and open country in western Tippecanoe County.  While the number of warbler species was low, we were pleased with a nice adult male Black-throated Blue Warbler. We also had my first-of-the-fall Red-breasted Nuthatch and a sizable number of Brown Thrashers (most of which were in one spot and therefore were probably a small migrant flock).  A female-plumaged Indigo Bunting was "getting kinda late" while a Savannah Sparrow treed up overlooking one of the marshes was in an unusual habitat for that species.

Barny
Misner13@frontier.com

Purdue University--Wildlife Area, Tippecanoe, Indiana, US Sep 16, 2017 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
34 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose 4
Wood Duck 75
Blue-winged Teal 2
Mallard 5
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Great Blue Heron 5
Killdeer 2
Mourning Dove 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Phoebe 3
White-eyed Vireo 3
Blue Jay 5
American Crow 2
swallow sp. 1
Tufted Titmouse 4
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Swainson's Thrush 2
Gray Catbird 10
Brown Thrasher 7
European Starling 2
Cedar Waxwing 10
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Tennessee Warbler 2
American Redstart 4
Bay-breasted/Blackpoll Warbler 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Savannah Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 3
Indigo Bunting 1
American Goldfinch 1

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Subject: 6 Great Egret Jackson County
Date: Fri Sep 15 2017 16:28 pm
From: dhkaiser AT sprynet.com
 
1200 north and US 31, 6 Great Egret fishing.  Got one action photo, see
https://www.flickr.com/photos/...

Dan Kaiser



Subject: Great Horned Owl, SW Monroe Co
Date: Fri Sep 15 2017 8:49 am
From: tgreene AT indiana.edu
 
Heard a Great Horned Owl this morning.

Terri Greene
SW Monroe Co



Terri's property and Snow Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US
Sep 15, 2017 6:50 AM

Great Horned Owl 1 (from southwest of house; repeated "hoo-h™HOO-hoo-hoo" frequently while I was outside between 6:50 and 7:10am)

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Subject: Kosciusko Shorebird Farm Buff-breasted Sandpiper and American Golden-plovers still present
Date: Thu Sep 14 2017 13:23 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
The flock was out of the hay field and down to the wet mudflat at 2 pm.  
The buffie is easy to miss even at close range as it blends in so well and amongst so many Killdeer. It likes the puddle edges when there-otherwise all the birds go far off into the grass and are very hard to see.
John Kendall
Warsaw

Sent from my iPhone

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Subject: east Lake Lemon - Sep 13
Date: Thu Sep 14 2017 7:19 am
From: jhengeve AT indiana.edu
 
From our deck yesterday evening, we recorded 48 species, including 10 shorebird species, highlights of which were 5 Stilt Sandpipers.  There were also 5 Caspian Terns present.

Jim & Susan Hengeveld
Unionville, IN

Canada Goose 4
Wood Duck 3
Blue-winged Teal 18
Northern Shoveler 1 - our first of the fall
Mallard 8

Double-crested Cormorant 2

Great Blue Heron 2
Green Heron 4

Turkey Vulture 23
Osprey 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1

Semipalmated Plover 2
Killdeer 17
Stilt Sandpiper 5
Pectoral Sandpiper 2
Semipalmated Sandpiper 1
Wilson's Snipe 2
Spotted Sandpiper 3
Solitary Sandpiper 4
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 24
Ring-billed Gull 3
Caspian Tern 5

Mourning Dove 1

Chimney Swift 10
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3

Belted Kingfisher 2

Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1

Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
American Crow 11
Tree Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 45
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 5
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren 2
European Starling 30
Tennessee Warbler 3
Northern Parula 1
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Song Sparrow 7
Northern Cardinal 4
Red-winged Blackbird 150
House Finch 3
American Goldfinch 8

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Subject: Goose Pond FWA shorebirds Hudsonian godwits white-rumped sandpipers long-billed dowitchers
Date: Wed Sep 13 2017 21:44 pm
From: AKearns AT dnr.in.gov
 
Gary Langell and I found 19 shorebird species from 961 individuals at Goose Pond FWA today. The most numerous species were pectoral sandpiper(259), lesser yellowlegs (218),killdeer (153), and stilt sandpiper (114).Highlights were 4 plover species (esp.
adult black-bellied and golden-plovers),2 Hudsonian godwits(could one or bothbe the same adult(s) staging since Aug 27 or 30?), ajuvenile dunlin, 4 Baird's sandpipers, 22 adult white-rumped sandpipers, a buff-breasted sandpiper, and 2 adult long-billed
dowitchers.



A note that we did mostof our survey before teal and goose hunting began at 11:30 AM today, and the remainder of our survey only in units without waterfowlhunters (thus we did notsurvey GP4 today). Wednesdays are the only dayduring waterfowl season that
have this delayed start. Hunting ends at noon Sundays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. The current teal season goes until Sept 24 and thisgoose season until Sept 17. Then the next waterfowl hunting doesn't begin until youth weekendOct 21. Anytimeyou're planning
a trip, I recommend checking the DNR website or calling the DNR office to learn more about hunting that might be going on when you visit.



Goose Pond FWA home page:

http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild...



Waterfowl seasons (GPFWA is in central zone):

http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild...





Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool West, Greene, Indiana, US

Sep 13, 2017 8:02 AM - 10:30 AM

Protocol: Traveling

2.7 mile(s)

Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = L Viewing shorebirds from the east levee. As on many other trips this fall, there were three main areas of shorebird concentration. The first is at 38.965836, -87.162265 The second, which held one of the
HUGO today, is at 38.970975, -87.164991 And the third location, which held the second HUGO today, is just south of the double ditches at 38.977401, -87.169935 For the first time this fall, there were good numbers of shorebirds in the north part of the unit
(mostly yellowlegs but also some PESA and a single WRSA)

36 species (+1 other taxa)


Canada Goose 1

Wood Duck 26

Blue-winged Teal 112

Northern Shoveler 10

Double-crested Cormorant 11

American White Pelican 120

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 36

Great Egret 118

Black-crowned Night-Heron 5 four adults and one second year

Cooper's Hawk 1

Sora 1

Black-bellied Plover 1 Exact count; adult in mostly alternate plumage

American Golden-Plover 11 Exact count; 2 flyovers not aged, 4 juvenile; 5 adults still in mostly alternate plumage

Semipalmated Plover 21 Exact count;

Killdeer 80 Exact count;

Hudsonian Godwit 2 Exact count; 2 mostly basic adults. Could be same birds continuing since August 27 or 30. Photos

Stilt Sandpiper 112 Exact count;

Dunlin 1 Exact count; juvenile transitioning into basic; possibly same bird continuing from last week. Today was associating with WRSA

Baird's Sandpiper 2 Exact count; juvs

Least Sandpiper 66 Exact count;

White-rumped Sandpiper 20 Exact count; all adults. Larger than LESA and SESA, smaller than PESA, grayish overall, most birds mostly in basic and very dull. Attenuated shape, long primary projection, some streaking on flanks, short down curved black bill
with red spot on lower mandible (not seen on all birds), white rumps viewed in flight on some birds. Photos

Pectoral Sandpiper 242 Exact count;

Semipalmated Sandpiper 16 Exact count;

Long-billed Dowitcher 1 basic adult, very plain gray overall, round shape, upperparts plain gray without light fringes on feathers, solid gray tertials, gray breast, wide smudgy barring on flanks which contrasted with more defined white/black barring in
undertail. Photos

Wilson's Snipe 7 Exact count;

Spotted Sandpiper 2 Exact count;

Greater Yellowlegs 14 Exact count;

Lesser Yellowlegs 178 Exact count;

Chimney Swift 5

American Crow 1

Purple Martin 1

Tree Swallow 300

Barn Swallow 30

swallow sp. 5

Gray Catbird 2

Common Yellowthroat 2

Song Sparrow 4


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Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool East, Greene, Indiana, US

Sep 13, 2017 7:17 AM - 8:02 AM

Protocol: Traveling

2.3 mile(s)

Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = N

24 species


Canada Goose 61

Wood Duck 97

Blue-winged Teal 60

Northern Shoveler 4

Mallard 95

American Black Duck 1

Northern Pintail 2

Green-winged Teal 4

Pied-billed Grebe 1

American White Pelican 90 Flying over MPW

Northern Harrier 1

Red-tailed Hawk 1

Common Gallinule 1

American Coot 20

Killdeer 15 Exact count;

Least Sandpiper 4 Exact count;

Greater Yellowlegs 2 Exact count;

Lesser Yellowlegs 4 Exact count;

Downy Woodpecker 1

Hairy Woodpecker 1

Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 4

Tufted Titmouse 1

Common Yellowthroat 1

Northern Cardinal 1


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Goose Pond FWA--GP8, Greene, Indiana, US

Sep 13, 2017 10:40 AM - 10:56 AM

Protocol: Traveling

1.9 mile(s)

Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = H

11 species


Wood Duck 4

Mallard 1

Double-crested Cormorant 2

American White Pelican 75

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 4

Great Egret 7

Killdeer 10 Exact count;

White-rumped Sandpiper 1 Exact count; adult

Greater Yellowlegs 3 Exact count;

Lesser Yellowlegs 3 Exact count;

American Crow 9


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Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool West south bridge (CR1200W), Greene, Indiana, US

Sep 13, 2017 11:30 AM - 11:55 AM

Protocol: Traveling

0.2 mile(s)

Comments: From bridge working the ditch line to south

21 species


Downy Woodpecker 1

Hairy Woodpecker 1

Eastern Kingbird 1

Philadelphia Vireo 1

Warbling Vireo 1

Blue Jay 2

Carolina Chickadee 2

Tufted Titmouse 2

Carolina Wren 1

Gray Catbird 1

Tennessee Warbler 2

Nashville Warbler 2

Common Yellowthroat 5

American Redstart 3

Black-throated Green Warbler 1

Song Sparrow 3

Lincoln's Sparrow 1

Indigo Bunting 7

Bobolink 2

Red-winged Blackbird 25

American Goldfinch 3


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Goose Pond FWA--GP11S, Greene, Indiana, US

Sep 13, 2017 12:14 PM - 12:44 PM

Protocol: Traveling

1.0 mile(s)

Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = L Finally found a BBSA in this unit that has been looking perfect for them all fall!

20 species


Wood Duck 50

Blue-winged Teal 40

Mallard 6

Green-winged Teal 12

Northern Bobwhite 6

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1

American Golden-Plover 2 Exact count; Juveniles

Killdeer 23 Exact count;

Stilt Sandpiper 1 Exact count;

Baird's Sandpiper 2 Exact count; juveniles

Buff-breasted Sandpiper 1 exact count

Wilson's Snipe 2 Exact count;

Lesser Yellowlegs 3 Exact count;

Eastern Phoebe 1

Tree Swallow 15

Barn Swallow 5

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1

Gray Catbird 1

Common Yellowthroat 2

Field Sparrow 6


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Goose Pond FWA--GP10N, Greene, Indiana, US

Sep 13, 2017 12:47 PM - 1:25 PM

Protocol: Traveling

1.9 mile(s)

Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = H;

19 species


Wood Duck 4

American White Pelican 31

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 12

Great Egret 47

Green Heron 3

Red-shouldered Hawk 1

Killdeer 4 Exact count;

Least Sandpiper 4 Exact count;

Pectoral Sandpiper 2 Exact count;

Semipalmated Sandpiper 3 Exact count;

Greater Yellowlegs 8 Exact count;

Lesser Yellowlegs 2 Exact count;

Mourning Dove 1

American Crow 2

Tree Swallow 28

Barn Swallow 2

Gray Catbird 1

Common Yellowthroat 3

Field Sparrow 3


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Goose Pond FWA--Beehunter Marsh BH4, Greene, Indiana, US

Sep 13, 2017 3:55 PM - 4:39 PM

Protocol: Traveling

1.5 mile(s)

Comments: Disturbance a water n

17 species


Blue-winged Teal 3

Green-winged Teal 2

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 4

Cooper's Hawk 1

Killdeer 21

Stilt Sandpiper 1

Least Sandpiper 3

White-rumped Sandpiper 1 Transitional adult

Pectoral Sandpiper 15

Long-billed Dowitcher 1 Basic adult

Wilson's Snipe 4

Solitary Sandpiper 1

Greater Yellowlegs 11

Lesser Yellowlegs 28

Eastern Wood-Pewee 1

European Starling 8

Red-winged Blackbird 4


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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) 849-4586ext. 223 (office)

(812) 844-3042 (cell)



Subject: odd incidental bird sighting
Date: Wed Sep 13 2017 19:13 pm
From: StarrettDA AT hotmail.com
 
Given the pelagicsightingsrelated to Irma far inland and withIrma's path, it isn't impossible that it WASa tropic bird.


Dave


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

David Starrett

Columbia, MO

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~




From: MARGARET BAUER <margaretbauer09@comcast.net>
Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 9:06 AM
To: in-bird-l@list.indiana.edu
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] odd incidental bird sighting



Got a couple of quick queries about where the bird was in Indianapolis. I was at the corner of Kessler and Lafayette Road in the near-northwest side of Indianapolis. The bird was flying in the direction of downtown Indianapolis. Only other thing I recall
about the bird was long wings for the size of the bird.

On September 13, 2017 at 9:58 AM MARGARET BAUER <margaretbauer09@comcast.net> wrote:

Driving to work just now (Indianapolis), I saw a single bird flying overhead--mostly white, maybe size of a small egret or a gull--but I'm really
bad at estimatings sizes. Most distinguishing feature was very long, ribbon-like tail feathers that undulated in the wind as the bird flew (not held in place like normal tail feathers). Reminded me of a tropicbird's tail. From in my car (no binocs or camera)
and only the length of a red light to view it, that's all that registered.



I know I cannot get a definitive ID from just this description, but I'm very curious about what the bird may be. I am hoping someone on this forum
might have answers to what kinds of birds (migrants probably) would be seen around here with those very long ribbon-like tailfeathers.




Thanks for any insight you can provide,

Margaret Bauer



Subject: Fw: (LAKE) eBird Report - Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, Sep 13, 2017
Date: Wed Sep 13 2017 15:33 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
----- Forwarded Message -----
From: "ebird-checklist@cornell.edu" <ebird-checklist@cornell.edu>
To: lafan2018@rocketmail.com
Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 2:48 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, Sep 13, 2017

Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, Lake, Indiana, US
Sep 13, 2017 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: 2:00 pm count at feeder station included
38 species

Cooper's Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 5
Red-headed Woodpecker 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 6
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker 4
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 8
Black-capped Chickadee 6
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Eastern Bluebird 4
Gray-cheeked Thrush 1
Swainson's Thrush 14
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 3
European Starling 12
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Nashville Warbler 4
Common Yellowthroat 3
American Redstart 4 3 male 1 female
Bay-breasted Warbler 3
Blackpoll Warbler 5
Palm Warbler 2
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 2
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 5
Red-winged Blackbird 4
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
Common Grackle 10
House Finch 7
American Goldfinch 20
House Sparrow 38

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Subject: odd incidental bird sighting
Date: Wed Sep 13 2017 9:06 am
From: margaretbauer09 AT comcast.net
 
Got a couple of quick queries about where the bird was in Indianapolis. I was at the corner of Kessler and Lafayette Road in the near-northwest side of Indianapolis. The bird was flying in the direction of downtown Indianapolis. Only other thing I recall about the bird was long wings for the size of the bird.
On September 13, 2017 at 9:58 AM MARGARET BAUER <margaretbauer09@comcast.net> wrote:

Driving to work just now (Indianapolis), I saw a single bird flying overhead--mostly white, maybe size of a small egret or a gull--but I'm really bad at estimatings sizes. Most distinguishing feature was very long, ribbon-like tail feathers that undulated in the wind as the bird flew (not held in place like normal tail feathers). Reminded me of a tropicbird's tail. From in my car (no binocs or camera) and only the length of a red light to view it, that's all that registered.

I know I cannot get a definitive ID from just this description, but I'm very curious about what the bird may be. I am hoping someone on this forum might have answers to what kinds of birds (migrants probably) would be seen around here with those very long ribbon-like tailfeathers.

Thanks for any insight you can provide,
Margaret Bauer



Subject: odd incidental bird sighting
Date: Wed Sep 13 2017 8:58 am
From: margaretbauer09 AT comcast.net
 
Driving to work just now (Indianapolis), I saw a single bird flying overhead--mostly white, maybe size of a small egret or a gull--but I'm really bad at estimatings sizes. Most distinguishing feature was very long, ribbon-like tail feathers that undulated in the wind as the bird flew (not held in place like normal tail feathers). Reminded me of a tropicbird's tail. From in my car (no binocs or camera) and only the length of a red light to view it, that's all that registered.

I know I cannot get a definitive ID from just this description, but I'm very curious about what the bird may be. I am hoping someone on this forum might have answers to what kinds of birds (migrants probably) would be seen around here with those very long ribbon-like tailfeathers.

Thanks for any insight you can provide,
Margaret Bauer



Subject: Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne
Date: Tue Sep 12 2017 23:17 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
I spent about 1.5 hours at the west end this afternoon.  A beautiful day to be out.  I hoped for a little more variety in shorebirds.



Eagle Marsh, Allen, Indiana, US
Sep 12, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: 77 F, partly cloudy, light wind
20 species

Blue-winged Teal 5
Mallard 55
Green-winged Teal 2
Great Blue Heron 6
Great Egret 8
Turkey Vulture 5
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 9
Greater Yellowlegs 10
Lesser Yellowlegs 15
Ring-billed Gull 28
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
American Crow 2
Purple Martin 1
Tree Swallow 5
Bank Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 3
European Starling 110
Red-winged Blackbird 50
American Goldfinch 2

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Ed Powers, Allen County



Subject: Lake Lemon shorebirds - Sep 12 - White-r. Sandpipers
Date: Tue Sep 12 2017 20:47 pm
From: jhengeve AT indiana.edu
 
With a water draw-down on Lk. Lemon, some shorebird habitat has been created adjacent to the channel.  This evening, we had 7 shorebird species from the deck, including a Stilt Sandpiper and 7 White-rumped Sandpipers (all adults).  We took kayaks out to get a closer look at the White-rumps and Susan got some diagnostic photos.

Jim & Susan Hengeveld
Unionville, IN

Canada Goose 16
Wood Duck 4
Blue-winged Teal 5
Mallard 14

Pied-billed Grebe 1

Double-crested Cormorant 3

Great Blue Heron 1
Green Heron 3

Turkey Vulture 22
Osprey 1

Semipalmated Plover 2
Killdeer 7
Stilt Sandpiper 1
White-rumped Sandpiper 7 ads.
Pectoral Sandpiper 1
Semipalmated Sandpiper 1 juv.
Lesser Yellowlegs 3

Mourning Dove 1

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3

Belted Kingfisher 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1

Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Carolina Chickadee 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
European Starling 50
Song Sparrow 7
Red-winged Blackbird 100
American Goldfinch 8



Subject: Lake County locations - 9/12
Date: Tue Sep 12 2017 20:15 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
I birded a handful of Northwest Indiana locations today. Istarted at Wolf Lake/Forsythe Park where I was able to see the WesternSandpiper that was reported the day before. It was mixed in with a good numberof Semipalmated Plovers and Sandpipers. Next, I headed to Whiting Park where Ifound zero migrants. After that, I headed to the Hammond Bird Sanctuary wherethings were quiet overall, but I did find a patch of warblers about halfwaythrough the sanctuary; just before the opening with the concrete benches. Ithen checked out Lake George, which has some excellent shorebird habitat due tothe lack of rain. However, I found only a few shorebirds. Lastly, I checked outthe 129th Street Wetland Mitigation Area of Wolf Lake, but the onlyshorebirds that I found where Killdeer. Below are some highlights.
Matt KalwasinskiWolfLake--Forsythe Park, Lake, Indiana, USGreen-winged Teal 9Snowy Egret 1 Black-crowned Night-Heron 2Semipalmated Plover 25Killdeer 4Least Sandpiper 1Pectoral Sandpiper 1Semipalmated Sandpiper 17Western Sandpiper 1 Bonaparte's Gull 2Eastern Wood-Pewee 1Eastern Phoebe 1Nashville Warbler 1American Redstart 1Blackpoll Warbler 1WhitingParkI could not find one single migrant. Extremely quietLakefrontPark and Sanctuary, Hammond, Lake, Indiana, USSwainson's Thrush 3Black-and-white Warbler 1Nashville Warbler 2Connecticut Warbler 1Hooded Warbler 1American Redstart 1Bay-breasted Warbler 2LakeGeorge, Whiting, Lake, Indiana, USSep 12, 2017 12:40 PM - 1:13 PMKilldeer 5Semipalmated Sandpiper 1129th Street WetlandAreaThe onlyshorebirds that I found where 9 Killdeer



Subject: Irma birds (no sightings)
Date: Tue Sep 12 2017 16:23 pm
From: otus44 AT sbcglobal.net
 
Thanks, Jeff.  An interesting article.

Gary Bowman
Vincennes

At 04:11 PM 9/12/2017 -0400, Jeff McCoy wrote:
>For those interested in the sightings of tropical seabirds deposited by the remnants of Hurricane Irma as it tracks into the interior...
>
>http://birdcast.info/forecast/...
>
>Scroll down for a map of real time reports.
>
>--
>Jeff McCoy
>Columbia City, Indiana



Subject: Irma birds (no sightings)
Date: Tue Sep 12 2017 15:11 pm
From: jeffmccoy AT embarqmail.com
 
For those interested in the sightings of tropical seabirds deposited by the remnants of Hurricane Irma as it tracks into the interior...

http://birdcast.info/forecast/...

Scroll down for a map of real time reports.

--
Jeff McCoy
Columbia City, Indiana



Subject: Revised sighting
Date: Tue Sep 12 2017 8:44 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
I am told that the Great Black-backed Gull I reported at Michigan City harbor was almost certainly a Kelp x Herring hybrid.


Ed Powers, Allen County



Subject: Forsythe Park/ Wolf Lake - WESA present 9/12
Date: Tue Sep 12 2017 8:23 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
As of 8:20 am local time, the Western sandpiper that was originally found by Peter Scott yesterday at Forsythe Park/wolf lake is still present this morning. The bird is moving around with a number of semipalmated sandpipers and semipalmated plovers within the vegetation on an island. 

The birds are on the far western island just north of the ball fields.

Matt Kalwasinski

Sent from my iPhone

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Subject: Kosciusko Buff-breasted Sandpiper continues
Date: Mon Sep 11 2017 18:46 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
The bird was on the mudflat at the same time as last evening: 5:30 pm.  People missed it at 4 pm.  There was apparently a farm dog chasing the birds. There is also a kid on a dirt bike who rides after school but not near the mudflat. There were Killdeer, Yellowlegs and a Pectoral. 
Also check the pond north just across the RR.
John Kendall
Warsaw

Sent from my iPhone

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Subject: Tribute to Rodger Rang
Date: Mon Sep 11 2017 15:30 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Indiana lost another superb birder on September 9, when Rodger Rang passed away due to cancer. Despite Rodger's prowess as a birder, even some long-time Hoosier birders were not very familiar with him. Rodger did not bird away from northeast Indiana very often and typically did not even leave Allen County. He was very content to bird locally as that allowed him more time to spend with his family. Occasionally, he did bird elsewhere in the state and he birded a number of times out of state with his mentor, Jim Haw, and others from the Fort Wayne area.
Rodger was one of the best birding by ear people I have known. As a new birder in Fort Wayne in the 1990's, I was impressed that Rodger could identify every song and call note. It was a pleasure birding with him at Fox Island County Park in my early days as a birder. Just by birding with him, Rodger taught me about bird vocalizations and migration timing. After I moved to Indianapolis in 1998, I did not see Rodger nearly as often but we kept in touch through occasional emails. I did see him at the annual Fort Wayne Christmas Bird Count that I attended for several yeas after I moved. In 2014, I oversaw the bird taxon for a biodiversity survey at Eagle Marsh in Fort Wayne. I was pleased that Rodger participated since he knew the property very well and was such an accomplished birder.
I am certain I met Rodger before I became a birder but my memory is fuzzy. I think he came to our house when I was college-aged when my mom invited co-workers to the house for dinner and probably swimming. In the small world that is life, Rodger worked in the laboratory at Lutheran Hospital with my mom for 30+ years (Cynthia Powers also worked with my mom and Rodger at the hospital.)
Affable is probably the word that best describes Rodger. He was easy to talk to, a pleasure to bird with, and nice to everyone. Below is a tribute that Rodger wrote for Jim Haw in January 2017, after Jim's passing. I think it provides a better glimpse of Rodger as a person and a birder than I could write.
Rodger was taken much too early. I already miss seeing his bird reports from Eagle Marsh and other sites. Ted Heemstra, Jim Haw, and now, Rodger Rang - pillars of the northeast Indiana birding community - all gone within the last 16 months. Great memories of each but profound sadness they are gone.

Don GorneyIndianapolis, IN317.501.4212dongorney AT yahoo.com


On Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 3:15 PM, Rodger Rang<rrang@frontier.com> wrote:[IN-BIRD-L] Jim Haw-- History Teacher, Birding Mentor, Birding Friend
I met Jim Haw for the first time in 1980, before I was a "birder"...or even a "bird watcher". I was finishing up my B.S. in biology at IPFWand hadfilled one of my last elective slots with a U.S. History course he was teaching that semester. I sat next to a fellow biology major,a self-proclaimed birder,and before class,Jim would often initiate conversation with her about which, where,and when birds were being seen and by whom. Of course, the bird names meant nothing to me at the time, nor did the observer names he likely mentioned. (I can only imagine now that those names included the likes of Ken Brock, Ed Hopkins, and, closer to home, Jeff Moore,Doug Rood, Sandy Schacht, and Ted Heemstra.) But, despite my total ignorance of the "hobby" and its enthusiasts, it was very obvious to me at the time that Jim was very passionate about it. Not surprising now, that passion seemed to grow as that spring semester-- and that spring migration--progressed through April and May.I worked for one of my ecology profs that following summer,and that same fellow biology major would point out all the summering birds our group would encounter as we sampled ponds scattered across NE Indiana. Perhaps it was the killer looks at amale Rose-breasted Grosbeak that triggered my interest, but I found myself attending the occasional Stockbridge Audubon field trip not long afterward. It was on those where I experienced not only againJim Haw's passion for birding, but also his extensive knowledge, his amazing talent, and his incredible patience and generosity in mentoring new birders, myself and many others included. Even as our skills and confidence grew, Jim was always available to provide some perspective and some encouragement in helping us with our various birding conundrums. But, too, he was often eager to know what others, beginner or not, thought about certain topics, whether it be discussion of an ID, or what birding stop to try next, or even whether it was time for lunch.Through those field trips, as well as throughother special birding activities like CBCs, May Day Counts, and Breeding Bird Surveys, many of us grew close enough over the yearsthat we started going on extended birding trips together. Jim was always the planner. Though he always invited input from the group as to where and when we wanted to go and what birds or places we wanted to see, Jim always planned the specifics, the gritty details that make a rough idea become a pleasant memory. Because of him, I saw many corners of the country, many incredible places, and so many amazing birds that I would never haveseen otherwise. And what great times, so deeply ingrained in my mind. The skunk that we couldn't get our vehicle around as it wobbled down the road ahead of us as we descended a slope at Cave Creek Canyon. The Elf Owl one nightin south Texas that flew throughour vehicle's barely opened window to end up on the dash. The list of rarities thatwe got on another Texas trip, where we went five-for-five on the potential group lifers (tough to do in a week when most of your group has life lists in the mid-700s). The silly trip songs that Jim would write (cute) and then attempt to sing (hilarious). Even at the end of a day, whenthe group was tired, grimy, andhungry, laughter was never more than tortured pun, of which Jim reigned supreme, away.I'm sure many other members of the birding community have their own stories of how Jim affected their lives, aswell as their ownspecial memories of their experiences with him. But, as for me, let me just end simply with:Jim, I will miss your expertise, your leadership, your dry wit, your friendship. And maybe someday I willeven miss your singing.Rest in peace,Rodger



Subject: Canada Warbler
Date: Mon Sep 11 2017 14:09 pm
From: sueandtedulrich AT msn.com
 
A Canada Warbler surprised me yesterday afternoon
while I was working in the kitchen. It landed on our winder shelf feeder which has sunflower seed and bread pieces. Guess it was checking out the bird activity to see what was going on.




Susan Ulrich,
Warren Township, Warren County



Subject: Western Sand piper, Forsythe park, lake co.
Date: Mon Sep 11 2017 12:31 pm
From: Peter.Scott AT indstate.edu
 
1 western with several Semis, on island at north end of park near entrance


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Subject: Snowy egret
Date: Mon Sep 11 2017 8:19 am
From: cmarshbird AT prodigy.net
 
11 Sept. 2017 - At 8 am the Snowy Egret is present at Forsythe Park/Wolf Lake. I wonder if Oxbow is showing a snowy this am.
Carolyn Marsh, Whiting

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Subject: SW Monroe Co: Red-headed Woodpecker, Golden-winged Warbler, owls, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, etc.
Date: Sun Sep 10 2017 20:45 pm
From: tgreene AT indiana.edu
 
All birds were seen/heard around my property unless otherwise noted.


Terri Greene
SW Monroe Co


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Sep 10, 2017

Comments: Several warblers this morning bouncing around in the giant ragweed and willows in the pasture south of house.


Turkey Vulture 2

Red-headed Woodpecker 1 (adult)

Golden-winged Warbler 1

Tennessee Warbler 4




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Sep 9, 2017


Canada Goose 10

Red-shouldered Hawk 1

Mourning Dove 20

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 5

Belted Kingfisher 1

Red-headed Woodpecker 1 (immature)

Red-bellied Woodpecker 1

Eastern Wood-Pewee 1

Eastern Phoebe 1

White-eyed Vireo 1

Red-eyed Vireo 1

American Crow 1

Tufted Titmouse 1

White-breasted Nuthatch 1

Carolina Wren 1

Gray Catbird 1

European Starling 3

Tennessee Warbler 3

Common Yellowthroat 1

Prairie Warbler 1

Chipping Sparrow 1

Northern Cardinal 5

House Finch 4

American Goldfinch 3

House Sparrow 4




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Sep 8, 2017


Canada Goose 10

Red-shouldered Hawk 1

Mourning Dove 24

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 7

Belted Kingfisher 1

Red-headed Woodpecker 1(immature)

Red-bellied Woodpecker 2

Downy Woodpecker 1

Hairy Woodpecker 1

Pileated Woodpecker 1

Eastern Phoebe 1

White-eyed Vireo 1

American Crow 2

Carolina Chickadee 1

Tufted Titmouse 1

White-breasted Nuthatch 1

Carolina Wren 1

Gray Catbird 1

European Starling 5

Chipping Sparrow 2

Eastern Towhee 1

Northern Cardinal 2

House Finch 7

American Goldfinch 2




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Lee Phillips Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US

Sep 8, 2017


Turkey Vulture 10

American Kestrel 3


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Sep 4, 2017


Great Blue Heron 1

Mourning Dove 3

Barred Owl 1 (heard Barred Owl shout out between 6 and 6:30pm and again at 7:20pm, SW of house)

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 9

Red-bellied Woodpecker 1

Downy Woodpecker 1

White-eyed Vireo 1

Northern Cardinal 2



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Sep 2, 2017


Canada Goose 22

Wild Turkey 10

Turkey Vulture 1

Red-shouldered Hawk 2

Mourning Dove 26

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 22

Belted Kingfisher 1

Downy Woodpecker 2

Pileated Woodpecker 1

Eastern Wood-Pewee 1

American Crow 2

Carolina Chickadee 2

Tufted Titmouse 1

White-breasted Nuthatch 1

Carolina Wren 1

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1

Gray Catbird 2

Tennessee Warbler 2 (in giant ragweed)

Prairie Warbler 1

Chipping Sparrow 3

Scarlet Tanager 2 (male in winter plumage)

Northern Cardinal 4

Red-winged Blackbird 1

House Finch 6

American Goldfinch 3



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Aug 31, 2017


Belted Kingfisher 1

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Aug 27, 2017


Wild Turkey 1

Turkey Vulture 1

Mourning Dove 5

Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 16

Red-bellied Woodpecker 1

Downy Woodpecker 1

Pileated Woodpecker 2

American Crow 2

Tufted Titmouse 1

White-breasted Nuthatch 1

Carolina Wren 1

Eastern Bluebird 1

Gray Catbird 1

Common Yellowthroat 1

Chipping Sparrow 1

Song Sparrow 1

Eastern Towhee 2

Northern Cardinal 7

House Finch 11

American Goldfinch 3



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Aug 26, 2017


Wild Turkey 11




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Aug 18, 2017


Red-headed Woodpecker 1 (immature)




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Aug 13, 2017


Canada Goose 1

Wild Turkey 2

Turkey Vulture 2

Mourning Dove 8

Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 10

Downy Woodpecker 1

Eastern Wood-Pewee 1

Eastern Kingbird 1

American Crow 3

Carolina Chickadee 1

White-breasted Nuthatch 1

Carolina Wren 1

Gray Catbird 1

Chipping Sparrow 1

Field Sparrow 1

Eastern Towhee 1

Northern Cardinal 6

Indigo Bunting 1

Red-winged Blackbird 1

House Finch 12

American Goldfinch 4




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Aug 13, 2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Protocol: Traveling

2.0 mile(s)

Comments: Jack Haddan and I walked and birded along Snow Rd. between Thacker Rd. and Lee Phillips Rd. and back (SW Monroe Co).


Black Vulture 3

Turkey Vulture 13

Red-shouldered Hawk 1

Red-tailed Hawk 1

Mourning Dove 3

Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1

Red-headed Woodpecker 1

Eastern Wood-Pewee 3

Eastern Kingbird 1

Red-eyed Vireo 1

Blue Jay 2

American Crow 1

Tufted Titmouse 1

Carolina Wren 1

Eastern Bluebird 1

American Robin 1

Northern Mockingbird 1

European Starling 1

Chipping Sparrow 2

Field Sparrow 1

Song Sparrow 1

Eastern Meadowlark 2

American Goldfinch 1




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Aug 11, 2017


Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2

Yellow-breasted Chat 1




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Aug 10, 2017 7:30 PM


Barred Owl 2 (vocalizing; one from SW, one from NE)




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Aug 4, 2017 9:30 PM


Eastern Screech-Owl 1




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Aug 3, 2017


Barred Owl 1 (early evening)



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Aug 12, 2017 9:15 PM


Barred Owl 1




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Aug 12, 2017


Turkey Vulture 1

Mourning Dove 19

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 17

Downy Woodpecker 1

Pileated Woodpecker 2

Eastern Wood-Pewee 1

White-eyed Vireo 1

Blue Jay 1

American Crow 4

Barn Swallow 1

Carolina Chickadee 1

Tufted Titmouse 1

White-breasted Nuthatch 1

Carolina Wren 1

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1

Gray Catbird 1

Chipping Sparrow 1

Field Sparrow 1

Song Sparrow 2

Northern Cardinal 7

Indigo Bunting 2

Red-winged Blackbird 2

House Finch 8

American Goldfinch 2




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Jul 29, 2017


Turkey Vulture 3

Mourning Dove 5

Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 26

Red-bellied Woodpecker 1

Downy Woodpecker 2

Eastern Phoebe 1

White-eyed Vireo 1

American Crow 2

Carolina Chickadee 1

Tufted Titmouse 1

White-breasted Nuthatch 1

Carolina Wren 1

Eastern Bluebird 1

Gray Catbird 1

Common Yellowthroat 1

Field Sparrow 1

Song Sparrow 3

Eastern Towhee 3

Northern Cardinal 2

Indigo Bunting 1

Orchard Oriole 1

House Finch 11

American Goldfinch 1

House Sparrow 1




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Jul 23, 2017


Wild Turkey 1

Great Blue Heron 1

Turkey Vulture 1

Red-shouldered Hawk 1

Mourning Dove 8

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 21

Belted Kingfisher 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 1

Downy Woodpecker 2

Eastern Wood-Pewee 1

Eastern Phoebe 3

White-eyed Vireo 1

Red-eyed Vireo 1

American Crow 4

Carolina Chickadee 1

Tufted Titmouse 1

White-breasted Nuthatch 2

Carolina Wren 1

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1

Eastern Bluebird 1

Gray Catbird 1

Common Yellowthroat 2

Chipping Sparrow 1

Field Sparrow 2

Song Sparrow 1

Eastern Towhee 4

Yellow-breasted Chat 1

Northern Cardinal 3

Indigo Bunting 2

Red-winged Blackbird 1

House Finch 15

American Goldfinch 4

House Sparrow 1

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These reports were generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



Subject: Ft. Harrison SP - nighthawk, Balt Oriole, juv. sparrows
Date: Sun Sep 10 2017 17:58 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Birding on Sunday morning at Fort Harrison State Park, Indy, turned up 57 species. The bird walk got off to a quick start with awesome looks at a perched Common Nighthawk and a number of warblers and vireos at the edge of Delaware Lake parking lot. An adult male Baltimore Oriole, dozens of waxwings, and side by side views of juvenile Chipping and Field Sparrows were some additional highlights. Below is my complete list most of which was seen during the bird walk. But, I did have several species on my own before the walk.
Canada Goose 2
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 13
Mourning Dove 5
Common Nighthawk 1
Chimney Swift 8
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 6
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 3
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 8
Eastern Phoebe 3
Yellow-throated Vireo 2
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 5
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 17
Carolina Chickadee 10
Tufted Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 5
House Wren 3
Carolina Wren 6
Veery 1
Swainson's Thrush (Olive-backed) 30
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin 35
Gray Catbird 9
Brown Thrasher 1
European Starling 15
Cedar Waxwing 75
Northern Waterthrush 1
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Tennessee Warbler 5
Nashville Warbler 1
American Redstart 9
Northern Parula 1
Magnolia Warbler 5
Bay-breasted Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Yellow-throated Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
Chipping Sparrow 6
Field Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 14
Indigo Bunting 1
Baltimore Oriole 1
Red-winged Blackbird 45
House Finch 5
American Goldfinch 5
House Sparrow 4

View this checklist online athttp://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...
There will be a bird walk each Sunday in September and October at Fort Harrison State Park. Meet at 8am at the Delaware Lake parking lot (NE corner).
Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com



Subject: Kosicusko Co. Buff-breasted Sandpiper and American Golden-Plovers
Date: Sun Sep 10 2017 17:43 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
I had nearly given up hope for finding my targeted buffie at this site, as it has nearly dried up and it is getting late in the season for the species. However, the owner mowed the entire 100 acre grass field this weekend, creating short grass habitat. 
At 6: 15 pm, after scanning the grass fields and mudflat from 3 points along 400 E., I decided to have one last scan 1/2 mile or more northwest of the mudflat. Watching Killdeer fly, I noticed a smaller, light-colored bird fly all the way in to the mudflat and it was a Buffie-a new county bird that completes the list of unusual species found at this site.
I also saw 2 American Golden-Plovers flying and feeding with the Killdeer in the grassy field-well to the Northwest of the mudflat and road.

John Kendall
Warsaw

photos of the Buff-breasted & more:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/...



Subject: ECP Bird Hike
Date: Sun Sep 10 2017 17:03 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
The Eagle Creek Sunday morning bird hike identified 90 species today. The list is as follows:





Canada Goose



Wood Duck



Mallard



Double-crested Cormorant



Great blue Heron



Great Egret



Green Heron



Turkey Vulture



Osprey



Bald Eagle



Cooper's Hawk



Red-shouldered Hawk



Broad-winged Hawk



Killdeer



Spotted Sandpiper



Solitary Sandpiper



Greater Yellowlegs



Lesser Yellowlegs



Pectoral Sandpiper



Stilt Sandpiper



Ring-billed Gull



Laughing gull



Rock Pigeon



Mourning Dove



Chimney Swift



Ruby-throated Hummingbird



Belted Kingfisher



Red-bellied Woodpecker



Downy Woodpecker



Hairy Woodpecker



Northern Flicker



Pileated Woodpecker



Eastern Wood Pewee



Alder Flycatcher



Eastern Phoebe



Eastern Kingbird



White-eyed Vireo



Warbling Vireo



Philadelphia Vireo



Red-eyed Vireo



Blue Jay



American Crow



Fish Crow



Horned Lark



Barn Swallow



Carolina Chickadee



Tufted Titmouse



White-breasted Nuthatch



Carolina Wren



Blue-gray Gnatcatcher



Eastern Bluebird



Veery



Gray-cheeked Thrush



Swainson's Thrush



Wood Thrush



American Robin



Gray Catbird



Brown Thrasher



European Starling



Cedar Waxwing



Tennessee Warbler



Nashville Warbler



Northern Parula



Chestnut-sided Warbler



Magnolia Warbler



Cape May Warbler



Black-throated Blue Warbler



Black-throated Green Warbler



Blackburnian Warbler



Palm Warbler



Bay-breasted Warbler



Blackpoll Warbler



Black and White Warbler



American Redstart



Ovenbird



Wilson's Warbler



Canada Warbler



Eastern Towhee



Chipping Sparrow



Field Sparrow



Song Sparrow



Scarlet Tanager



Northern Cardinal



Red-winged Blackbird



Common Grackle



Brown-headed Cowbird



House Finch



American Goldfinch



House Sparrow




The walks start at 9:00 AM and all are welcome.






Becky Lomax-Sumner



Subject: Lake Michigan lakefront
Date: Sat Sep 9 2017 22:25 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Stockbridge Audubon gathered five birders in Fort Wayne for a field trip to the lakefront on a beautiful day, cool early but warming into the 70s later. 












We started at Michigan City Harbor, hoping in vain for a Little Gull, but setting for a big one -- a Great Black-backed Gull. Four Sanderlings were a treat, and we were surprised by a small flock of early Snow Geese.
















Michigan City Harbor, LaPorte, Indiana, USSep 9, 2017 9:15 AM - 10:20 AMProtocol: Traveling0.3 mile(s)10 species (+1 other taxa)Snow Goose 7 Seven geese in a tight group, flying overhead; 5 "Blue", 2 whiteDouble-crested Cormorant 10Sanderling 4Spotted Sandpiper 2Ring-billed Gull 300Herring Gull 50Great Black-backed Gull 1 Very large gull, black back, white head and underparts. Standing on beach with Ring-billed and Herring Gullstern sp. 25 SternaRuby-throated Hummingbird 1American Crow 1Barn Swallow 8View this checklist online athttp://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch... report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

















Driving along Beverly Drive, we were astounded by a huge flock of Palm Warblers, more of any warbler species in one place than any of us could remember.
















Beverly Shores--Beverly Drive Central, Broadway to Lake Shore County Road, Porter, Indiana, USSep 9, 2017 10:25 AM - 11:15 AMProtocol: Traveling5.0 mile(s)17 speciesCanada Goose 15Wood Duck 5Mallard 3Great Blue Heron 1Great Egret 1Turkey Vulture 1Cooper's Hawk 1Red-shouldered Hawk 2Broad-winged Hawk 1Eastern Phoebe 1Black-capped Chickadee 2Eastern Bluebird 2American Robin 1European Starling XPalm Warbler 60 best guess -- they really were uncountableRed-winged Blackbird 2American Goldfinch 1View this checklist online athttp://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch... report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)













A visit to Miller Beach, Lake Street, was prolonged by my getting my car grounded on a curb, requiring a tow truck to wince it off. The others walked a trail while waiting.












Miller Beach, Lake Street, Lake, Indiana, USSep 9, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:15 PMProtocol: Traveling0.5 mile(s)4 speciesRing-billed Gull 30Yellow-throated Vireo 1Swainson's Thrush 1Bay-breasted Warbler 2View this checklist online athttp://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch... report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)









In spite of the delay, we agreed to head for Lakefront Park in Hammond. We were rewarded for our decision by Red-breasted Nuthatch and five warblers, including Connecticut.








Lakefront Park and Sanctuary, Hammond, Lake, Indiana, USSep 9, 2017 3:30 PM - 5:05 PMProtocol: Traveling1.0 mile(s)20 speciesDouble-crested Cormorant 1Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2Mourning Dove 7Red-eyed Vireo 1Red-breasted Nuthatch 1House Wren 1Swainson's Thrush 2American Robin 15Gray Catbird 1Blue-winged Warbler 1Black-and-white Warbler 1Connecticut Warbler 1American Redstart 2Magnolia Warbler 1Scarlet Tanager 1Northern Cardinal 2Common Grackle 1House Finch 5American Goldfinch 6House Sparrow 6View this checklist online athttp://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch... report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)





Ed Powers, Allen County



Subject: Lakefront (9-Sep-2017) Warbs & Little Gull
Date: Sat Sep 9 2017 16:47 pm
From: kj.brock AT comcast.net
 
Today (9-Sep-2017) John Cassady, Lynea Hinchman, Jeff McCoy, Lynn Vernon, and I birded the Indiana lakefront.

We began with an unsuccessful effort for yesterday™s Little Gull at Michigan City Harbor and then headed for the traps, which proved about average for this time of year. We logged 14 warbler species (including Golden-winged) and a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher. At lunch Jeff received a message from Kevin Cornell that the juvenile Little Gull was on the lake at Central Avenue Beach (located just west of Mt. Baldy). While we were enroute the bird flew eastward, so we headed for Michigan City Harbor. After a two-hour watch at the harbor we again tried Central Ave Beach and nailed the bird in 8 seconds. The perfect way to end a fine birding day.

”MICHIGAN CITY HARBOR
Double-crested Cormorant,24
Sanderling,13 juvs
Semipalmated Sandpiper,2 juv
Herring Gull,190
Kelp x Herring Gull hybrid,1 continuing adult
Common Tern,2 juvs
Forster™s Tern,1 juv
Barn Swallow,9

”GARY (From I-90) Wild Turkey,2

”HAMMOND (From I-90)
Great Egret,2
Green Heron,1
Belted Kingfisher,1
American Kestrel,1

”FORSYTHE PARK & ADJACENT WOLF LAKE
Pied-billed Grebe,2 adults
Great Blue Heron,4
Great Egret,2
Snowy Egret,1
Cooper™s Hawk,1 juv
Red-tailed Hawk,1
Semipalmated Sandpiper,12 juvs
Killdeer,6
Greater Yellowlegs,2
Lesser Yellowlegs,1
Least Sandpiper,1 juv
Semipalmated Sandpiper,4 juv
Caspian Tern,4
Chimney Swift,15
Barn Swallow15
Swainson™s Thrush,1
American Redstart,15 IMFs
Cape May Warbler,3
Northern Parula,1 first-cycle fem
Magnolia Warbler,1
Bay-breasted Warbler,1 IMF & 1st fem
Chestnut-sided Warbler,1
Blackpoll Warbler,16
Yellow-rumped Warbler,1
Wilson™s Warbler,1 fem

”HAMMOND SANCTUARY (met Steve Bell, Bob Huguenard, Carolyn Marsh, Kristin Stratton, and Michael Topp)
Double-crested Cormorant,45
Red-tailed Hawk,1
Downy Woodpecker,2
Eastern Wood-Pewee,2 juvs
Eastern Phoebe,3 juvs
Red-eyed Vireo,1
Red-breasted Nuthatch,1
Gray-cheeked Thrush,1
Swainson™s Thrush,9
Wood Thrush,1
Gray Catbird,4
Golden-winged Warbler,1 fem
Black-and-white Warbler,1 fem
American Redstart,5 IMFs
Cape May Warbler,1 first-cycle fem
Northern Parula,2 first-cycle fem & IMF
Magnolia Warbler,1 IMF
Blackpoll Warbler,5
Black-throated Blue Warbler,1 first-cycle fem
Palm Warbler,4
Dark-eyed Junco,1- ties lakefront™s 9th earliest record
Indigo Bunting,1

”WHITING PARK
Cooper™s Hawk,1 juv
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher,1
Red-breasted Nuthatch,2
American Redstart,1 IMF
Black-throated Green Warbler,1 singing! First-cycle male

”CENTRAL AVENUE BEACH (with Allee Forsberg, Kevin Cornell, Matthew Bowman, & ____?)
Bonaparte™s Gull,1 juv
Little Gull,1 juv in mint plumage- Thanks to Allee & Kevin

Ken Brock
Chesterton



Subject: Lakefront Connecticut Warbler, Sabine's and Little Gulls.... how lucky can you get?
Date: Fri Sep 8 2017 20:46 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
The overnight NE winds didn't arrive until noon, but I started at Hammond Sanctuary anyhow, hoping for passerines.It was a bit slow, with a few good species and finally pulling a Connecticut Warbler out of the West End.At Miller, the winds shifted to NE and a few few terns and a handful of Bonaparte's Gulls were moving eastward that I noticed were accompanied by a juvenile Sabine's Gull. Finally, an adult Little Gull was found flying east, past the breakwall with Common Terns at Michigan City. 
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Hammond Sanctuary:16 warbler speciesRed-breasted Nuthatch-thanks, CarolynConnecticut Warbler -first-year male (photos)http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...
Miller Beach:Juvenile Little Gull-1 also viewed by Michael ToppBonaparte's Gull-5 one in beautiful juvenal plumage (photos)Sanderling-60Least Sandpiper-1http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...
Michigan City: 3:15 -5 pmLittle Gull-1 adult also seen by Eric Michael and Tanner Troyerhttp://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...
John KendallWarsaw



Subject: Purple finch, Indiana Dunes
Date: Thu Sep 7 2017 15:10 pm
From: grube.brendan AT gmail.com
 
A calling flyover PUFI just flew over Dune Park train station. First I have
heard this fall.

Brendan Grube



Subject: Celery Bog Nature Area, Sep 7, 2017 Ospreys
Date: Thu Sep 7 2017 12:23 pm
From: jkskene AT hotmail.com
 
Celery Bog Nature Area, Tippecanoe, Indiana, US

Sep 7, 2017 8:00 AM - 11:35 AM

Protocol: Traveling

1.3 mile(s)

62 species (+5 other taxa)
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Canada Goose 65

Mute Swan 4

Wood Duck 115

Mallard 27

Green-winged Teal 28

teal sp. 6

Pied-billed Grebe 11

Double-crested Cormorant 21

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 9

Osprey 2

Bald Eagle 2

Red-shouldered Hawk 1

Red-tailed Hawk 1

American Coot 1

Killdeer 2

shorebird sp. 16 FLYOVER

Mourning Dove 2

Chimney Swift 150

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4

Belted Kingfisher 2

Red-headed Woodpecker 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 6

Downy Woodpecker 3

Hairy Woodpecker 2

Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1

Pileated Woodpecker 2

Eastern Wood-Pewee 6

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1

Least Flycatcher 1

Empidonax sp. 1

Eastern Phoebe 3

Philadelphia Vireo 1

Warbling Vireo 2

Red-eyed Vireo 5

Blue Jay 5

American Crow 2

Northern Rough-winged Swallow 5

Barn Swallow 35

swallow sp. 4

Carolina Chickadee 5

Tufted Titmouse 3

White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 4

Carolina Wren 3

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1

Swainson's Thrush 8

American Robin 3

Gray Catbird 7

European Starling 15

Cedar Waxwing 30

Ovenbird 4

Northern Waterthrush 2

Black-and-white Warbler 5

Tennessee Warbler 3

Nashville Warbler 1

Common Yellowthroat 1

American Redstart 22

Magnolia Warbler 1

Bay-breasted Warbler 5

Blackburnian Warbler 2

Chestnut-sided Warbler 14 All hatch year birds

Blackpoll Warbler 6

Black-throated Green Warbler 2

warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) 5

Northern Cardinal 5

Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1

House Finch 4

American Goldfinch 2


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Subject: Goose Pond FWA shorebirds Western sandpiper, juvenile dunlin, Hudsonian godwit
Date: Wed Sep 6 2017 20:45 pm
From: AKearns AT dnr.in.gov
 
The raptors made the morning's DNR shorebird field trip exciting for 11 participants. See commentsbelow in MPE checklist. After lunch, Bob Meier, Lee Sterrenburg, and I noted a fair amountofturnover in shorebirds in MPW. 15 species and 490 individual
shorebirds were found on the day. Besides the raptor show, highlights were American golden-plovers,Hudsonian godwit, Western sandpiper, and ajuvenile plumaged dunlin.



Goose Pond FWA--GP4, Greene, Indiana, US

Sep 6, 2017 8:53 AM - 9:57 AM

Protocol: Traveling

0.25 mile(s)

Comments: Disturbance a water l. DNR fall shorebirds field trip. Parked at east parking lot and hiked west into unit.

26 species


Canada Goose 100

Wood Duck 20

Blue-winged Teal 2

Mallard 8

Pied-billed Grebe 1

Double-crested Cormorant 1

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 2

Great Egret 2

Red-shouldered Hawk 1

Common Gallinule 6 Adult and five young

American Golden-Plover 1 Adult transitioning into basic

Killdeer 100 Estimated

Least Sandpiper 1 Basic adult

Pectoral Sandpiper 100 Estimated. 86 counted individually but there were many more inside the unit that were seen but not counted exactly

Wilson's Snipe 2

Solitary Sandpiper 1

Greater Yellowlegs 1 Juv

Mourning Dove 10

Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 2

American Crow 2

Horned Lark 3

Marsh Wren 2

European Starling 5

Common Yellowthroat 2

Song Sparrow 1

Red-winged Blackbird 6


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Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool East, Greene, Indiana, US

Sep 6, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:22 PM

Protocol: Traveling

0.5 mile(s)

Comments: Disturbance b water l. DNR fall shorebird field trip. Parked at north end, walked over ruined bridge and south along east levee to view shorebirds in MPE4.


We had an amazing raptor show in MPE4. First, a peregrine falcon was seen hunting teal, and T'd up in a snag for everyone to get scope views. Later, an American kestrel spent time in another snag (scope views), and was also seen diving on a distant hunting
peregrine. Most spectacularly, while watching a group of pectoral sandpipers inside the unit, a merlin come from out of nowhere and just barely missed catching a pec. Afterwards, the merlin T'd up in a snag and everyone had scope views. So we had scope views
of 3 falcon species in one sub-unit at Goose Pond FWA - pretty spectacular!

43 species


Canada Goose 100

Wood Duck 30

Blue-winged Teal 235

Northern Shoveler 2

Mallard 4

Green-winged Teal (American) 4

Double-crested Cormorant 2

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 2

Great Egret 5

Osprey 1

Bald Eagle 2 Adults

American Coot 35

Semipalmated Plover 2

Killdeer 75 Estimated

Least Sandpiper 6 Including one or two adults

Pectoral Sandpiper 40 Estimated

Semipalmated Sandpiper 1

Lesser Yellowlegs 4

Mourning Dove 4

Chimney Swift 5

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2

Belted Kingfisher 1

Downy Woodpecker 1

American Kestrel 1 Adult male

Merlin (Taiga) 1 Came in and narrowly missed a pectoral sandpiper right in front of the group

Peregrine Falcon 1 Immature

Eastern Wood-Pewee 1

Eastern Phoebe 1

Warbling Vireo 5

American Crow 2

Horned Lark 1

Tree Swallow 150

Carolina Chickadee 1

Tufted Titmouse 1

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1

Gray Catbird 4

Tennessee Warbler 2

Common Yellowthroat 4

American Redstart 1

Magnolia Warbler 1

Chestnut-sided Warbler 1

Indigo Bunting 1

American Goldfinch 2


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Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool West, Greene, Indiana, US

Sep 6, 2017 1:40 PM - 2:42 PM

Protocol: Traveling

2.0 mile(s)

Comments: Disturbance a water n. All shorebirds seen from the east and north levee. Nearly zero shorebirds in southeast corner (possibly because of peregrine falcon activity). Finally found a small mixed flock just south of the double ditches that had the
dunl and wesa individuals.

22 species (+1 other taxa)


Canada Goose 25

Blue-winged Teal 120

Northern Shoveler 25

Mallard 20

Double-crested Cormorant 2

American White Pelican 21

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 50

Great Egret 75

Black-necked Stilt 6

American Golden-Plover 1 Juvenile , pic

Killdeer 48

Stilt Sandpiper 1 juv

Dunlin 1 Juvenile transitioning into basic. Chunky body shape, rather short black legs, long droopy bill (longer than pesa, similar to nearby stsa). Line of rufous scaps on otherwise basic solid gray mantle, brownish wings, scattered small black feathers
on belly, brownish line up rump and tail. Pics

Least Sandpiper 2

Pectoral Sandpiper 31

Semipalmated Sandpiper 9

Western Sandpiper 1 Juvenile. Peep similar to nearby sesa but long droopy bill. Whiter underneath than sesa and more chesty in build. Subtle line of rufus scaps. Pics

Greater Yellowlegs 1

Peregrine Falcon 2 Immatures calling and dog fighting in a friendly manner, often one was flipping upside down in flight

Tree Swallow 10

Bank Swallow 2

swallow sp. 100

Red-winged Blackbird 1


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Goose Pond FWA--GP8, Greene, Indiana, US

Sep 6, 2017 3:03 PM - 3:29 PM

Protocol: Traveling

1.0 mile(s)

Comments: Disturbance a water level H

13 species


Canada Goose 1

Mallard 6

Double-crested Cormorant 6

Great Egret 15

Turkey Vulture 1

American Golden-Plover 1 Juv

Killdeer 14

Hudsonian Godwit 1 Continuing adult from yesterday. On a small mud island in SE corner of unit. Photos

Least Sandpiper 3

Greater Yellowlegs 10

Lesser Yellowlegs 1

American Crow 50

American Goldfinch 2


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Goose Pond FWA--GP10N, Greene, Indiana, US

Sep 6, 2017 3:40 PM - 4:25 PM

Protocol: Traveling

1.5 mile(s)

Comments: Disturbance a water h

19 species (+2 other taxa)


Canada Goose 6

Wood Duck 15

Blue-winged Teal 53

Mallard 5

Green-winged Teal (American) 20

Great Blue Heron 30

Great Egret 30

Northern Harrier 1

Semipalmated Plover 2

Killdeer 7

Least Sandpiper 1

Pectoral Sandpiper 4

peep sp. 7

Greater Yellowlegs 2

Lesser Yellowlegs 2

Belted Kingfisher 1

Peregrine Falcon 1 Hunting teal

Warbling Vireo 1

American Crow 15

swallow sp. 15

Common Yellowthroat 1


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Amy Kearns

Assistant Nongame Bird Biologist

Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife

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