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24 Apr: @ 22:54:30 
Illiana Birds: 129th/Wolf Lake and Hammond Bird Sanctuary [Carolyn A. Marsh]
24 Apr: @ 22:17:37 
Indy velodrome, cliff swallow [Liz Day]
24 Apr: @ 22:05:26 
Monroe & Brown Counties - 4/22-24 [Hengeveld, James David]
24 Apr: @ 21:41:50 
Gilmore Ridge Road [Jeff Timmons]
24 Apr: @ 21:23:27 
Curlew Sandpiper directions error [Chuck Mills]
24 Apr: @ 21:22:09 
Virginia Rails, Warbling Vireos [Landon Neumann]
24 Apr: @ 21:03:30 
Curlew Sandpiper info [Chuck Mills]
24 Apr: @ 20:19:55 
Curlew Sandpiper Update [Chuck Mills]
24 Apr: @ 17:28:47 
Curlew Sandpiper [Chuck Mills]
24 Apr: @ 16:04:14 
Fox Island-- April 24 AM [Rodger Rang]
24 Apr: @ 14:08:33 
Gross Rd, Paynetown [Whitehead, Donald R.]
24 Apr: @ 11:13:26 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird [Margaret Thomas]
24 Apr: @ 10:53:29 
Franke Park [James Haw]
24 Apr: @ 09:10:46 
2 Lake County Locations - 4/23/15 [Matt Kalwasinski]
24 Apr: @ 07:34:37 
Eagle Marsh WAVI-- April 24 AM [Rodger Rang]
23 Apr: @ 19:57:21 
Rusty Blackbird, Celery Bog Nature Area, Apr 23, 2015 [Dunning, John B]
23 Apr: @ 19:11:29 
Dearborn Co Eastern Whip-poor-will- Ripley Co Birds [Bob Decker]
23 Apr: @ 19:10:14 
Super day to be out! [Dan Kaiser]
23 Apr: @ 15:25:18 
Cane Ridge Avocet [Kirk Roth]
23 Apr: @ 15:18:16 
DePauw Nature Park 4-23-15 [Carl Huffman]
23 Apr: @ 14:52:42 
Dearborn County Osprey [Bob Decker]
23 Apr: @ 14:51:06 
Dearborn County Psprey [Bob Decker]
23 Apr: @ 14:46:39 
Limberlopst-Loblolly [James Haw]
23 Apr: @ 14:11:16 
DePauw Nature Park 4-23-15 [Carl Huffman]
23 Apr: @ 14:06:08 
Serv-All Swift, Allen County-- April 23 [Rodger Rang]
23 Apr: @ 13:13:37 
Fwd: eBird Report - DePauw Nature Park, Apr 23, 2015 [Carl Huffman]
23 Apr: @ 10:14:12 
FW: eBird Report - Goose Pond FWA, Apr 22, 2015 [David Rupp]
22 Apr: @ 22:09:29 
Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne [zzedpowers]
22 Apr: @ 20:28:22 
Virginia Rail, Wilson's Snipe Winnowing [Landon Neumann]
22 Apr: @ 20:25:10 
Eagle Marsh Dusk-- April 22 [Rodger Rang]
22 Apr: @ 19:46:31 
RE: Hudsonian Godwit Gibson Co [Amy Kearns]
22 Apr: @ 19:17:11 
O'Bannon Woods SP, Harrison County [Del Striegel]
22 Apr: @ 14:02:58 
Eagle Marsh CCSP-- April 22 AM [Rodger Rang]
22 Apr: @ 09:21:49 
FOY Newark - Greene Co [Maureen Forrest]
22 Apr: @ 08:22:31 
Hudsonian Godwit Gibson Co [Amy Kearns]
21 Apr: @ 21:36:20 
Vigo County - Wabash River Bottoms & Hawthorn Park [A Betuel]
21 Apr: @ 21:29:06 
Dearborn County Birds [Bob Decker]
21 Apr: @ 17:15:55 
Maloney Rd indianapolis ( no sightings) [Liz Day]
21 Apr: @ 16:20:38 
Celery Bog [russ Allison]
21 Apr: @ 16:17:24 
Chimney Swifts [Landon Neumann]
21 Apr: @ 15:22:31 
Pigeon River [James Haw]
21 Apr: @ 14:21:08 
Goose Pond FWA Main Pool West April 21 2015 [Sterrenburg, Lee W.]
21 Apr: @ 14:10:40 
Paynetown - Eastern Kingbird [Whitehead, Donald R.]
21 Apr: @ 13:42:38 
Cane Ridge, Wilson phalarope [tatms@fullnet.com]
21 Apr: @ 11:08:48 
Welker Road HESP-- April 21 AM [Rodger Rang]
21 Apr: @ 07:18:46 
Eagle Marsh West, Osprey-- April 21 AM [Rodger Rang]
20 Apr: @ 20:01:22 
White-winged Crow, Porter County [Brendan Grube]
20 Apr: @ 08:43:16 
e. Lake Lemon - Apr 19, 2015 [Hengeveld, James David]
19 Apr: @ 19:56:46 
Birders departed and those emerging [David Crouch]
19 Apr: @ 19:36:22 
Fwd: Amos Butler Audubon Trip Goose Pond Saturday, April 18 omission [msenochs]





Subject: Illiana Birds: 129th/Wolf Lake and Hammond Bird Sanctuary
Date: Fri Apr 24 2015 22:54 pm
From: cmarshbird AT prodigy.net
 
24 April 2015 - A few shorebirds at the 129th Mitigation Area/Wolf Lake:



12 Canada Geese (at least 3 nests)

2 Great Egrets

5 Pied-billed Grebes

14 Blue-winged Teals

2 Green-winged Teals

11 Redheads

8 Red-breasted Mergansers

8 American Coots

6 Killdeers

4 Lesser Yellowlegs

1 Spotted Sandpiper

1 Pectoral Sandpiper

1 Common Snipe

1 Caspian Terns

2 Mute Swan (on nest)

2 Northern Rough-winged Swallows

10 Tree Swallows

1 Brown Thrasher



Highlights at the Hammond Bird Sanctuary feeder station

1 Hairy Woodpecker

3 Blue Jays

1White-breasted Nuthatch

1 RUSTY BLACKBIRD

1 Chipping Sparrow



Also, 2 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULLS (1 ad and 1 first cycle) on the Whiting
Refinery Beach



Carolyn Marsh, Whiting, IN






Subject: Indy velodrome, cliff swallow
Date: Fri Apr 24 2015 22:17 pm
From: lizday44 AT sbcglobal.net
 
The swallows that live under the I65 bridge at River Rd. are back.Liz



Subject: Monroe & Brown Counties - 4/22-24
Date: Fri Apr 24 2015 22:05 pm
From: jhengeve AT indiana.edu
 
Late Wednesday afternoon, Susan & I visited Yellowwood Lake and saw an ad. male BLUE GROSBEAK near the main parking area by the lake.

Yesterday morning and this morning, Susanís Biology of Birds class took field trips to Griffy Lake (GL) and Yellowwood Lake Rd. (YLR). Highlights included:

Thursday:

-1 Spotted Sandpiper (YLR)
-1 Greater Yellowlegs (YLR)
-1 E. Kingbird (GL) - we had our FOY (2) on the Lk. Lemon causeway (Monroe Co.) on Monday, 4/20
-2 White-eyed Vireos (YLR)
-3 Warbling Vireos (GL, YLR)
-1 Red-eyed Vireo (GL, YLR)
-Tree, No. Rough-winged, Barn, & Cliff Swallows (GL, YLR)
-4 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers (YLR)
-1 Wood Thrush (YLR)
-2 Ovenbirds (YLR)
-1 Louisiana Waterthrush (GL)
-2 Blue-winged Warblers (YLR)
-1 Prothonotary Warbler (GL)
-1 Hooded Warbler (YLR)
-2 Yellow Warblers (GL, YLR)
-1 Pine Warbler (YLR)
-2 Palm Warblers (GL)
-20 Yellow-rumped Warblers (GL)
-3 Yellow-throated Warblers (GL, YLR)

Friday:

-16 Double-cr. Cormorants (YLR)
-1 Osprey (YLR)
-1 Broad-winged Hawk (YLR)
-2 Killdeer (YLR)
-1 E. Kingbird (YLR)
-2 White-e. Vireos (YLR)
-2 Warbling Vireos (GL, YLR)
-1 Red-e. Vireo (GL, YLR)
-No. Rough-winged, Tree, Bank, & Barn Swallows (YLR, GL)
-1 House Wren (YLR)
-3 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers (YLR)
-1 Brown Thrasher (YLR)
-1 Ovenbird (YLR)
-1 Blue-w. Warbler (YLR)
-1 Prothonotary Warbler (GL)
-1 Hooded Warbler (YLR)
-3 Yellow Warblers (YLR)
-1 Pine Warbler (YLR)
-2 Palm Warblers (GL)
-16 Yellow-rumped Warblers (GL)
-2 Yellow-throated Warblers (YLR)
-1 Baltimore Oriole (YLR)

We had our first RUBY-THR. HUMMINGBIRD at our feeders yesterday and our first ROSE-BR. GROSBEAK today.

Jim & Susan Hengeveld
Unionville, IN



Subject: Gilmore Ridge Road
Date: Fri Apr 24 2015 21:41 pm
From: jeffreytimmons AT comcast.net
 
I birded along Gilmore Ridge Road by the TC Steele Memorial.  Overall birds
were slow. It seemed like there were Worm-eating Warblers everywhere.
Still more activity than I have seen anywhere else. I did have one small
tick crawling on me as well.




Species

Count


Wild Turkey

3


Great Blue Heron

1


Turkey Vulture

2


Red-tailed Hawk

3


Barred Owl

1


Ruby-throated Hummingbird

1


Red-bellied Woodpecker

1


Downy Woodpecker

1


Hairy Woodpecker

3


Northern Flicker

1


Eastern Phoebe

1


White-eyed Vireo

3


Warbling Vireo

1


Red-eyed Vireo

4


Blue Jay

5


American Crow

2


Carolina Chickadee

2


Tufted Titmouse

2


White-breasted Nuthatch

2


Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

4


Ruby-crowned Kinglet

2


American Robin

2


Ovenbird

1


Worm-eating Warbler

6


Louisiana Waterthrush

4


Black-and-white Warbler

3


Hooded Warbler

5


Cerulean Warbler

2


Northern Parula

2


Yellow Warbler

1


Yellow-rumped Warbler

2


Prairie Warbler

8


Yellow-breasted Chat

1


Eastern Towhee

3


Chipping Sparrow

2


Swamp Sparrow

1


White-throated Sparrow

5


Scarlet Tanager

1


Northern Cardinal

4


Indigo Bunting

2


Red-winged Blackbird

2


Brown-headed Cowbird

4


American Goldfinch

4






Subject: Curlew Sandpiper directions error
Date: Fri Apr 24 2015 21:23 pm
From: ccmills AT wowway.com
 
It was pointed out to me that I made an error in the directions for finding
the last location for the Curlew Sandpiper.

The road is 650 EAST not west.

Sorry



Chuck Mills




Subject: Virginia Rails, Warbling Vireos
Date: Fri Apr 24 2015 21:22 pm
From: landonneumann25 AT gmail.com
 
This morning I birded Cass Co. It was a really solid day out. Highlights
included 2 Virginia Rails, 2 vireo species, 6 warbler species and all the
swallows. This is only the 3rd record for Virginia Rail for Cass. I'd
assume this species comes through almost annually, but it is difficult to
find in the Great Corn Desert because of the lack of habitat.

France Park/Georgetown Rd
Canada Goose 4
Wood Duck 4
Great Blue Heron 5
Turkey Vulture 5
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Mourning Dove 2
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
White-eyed Vireo 4
Warbling Vireo 3
American Crow 3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 3
Tree Swallow 25
Bank Swallow 1
Cliff Swallow 2
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 1
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 10
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
American Robin 5
Brown Thrasher 1
European Starling 5
Louisiana Waterthrush 2
Northern Parula 3
Yellow Warbler 3
Palm Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
Yellow-throated Warbler 3
Eastern Towhee 1
Chipping Sparrow 10
Field Sparrow 4
Savannah Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 2
Swamp Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 4
White-crowned Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 5
Red-winged Blackbird 15
Eastern Meadowlark 3
Common Grackle 5
Brown-headed Cowbird 5
American Goldfinch 1

Royal Center Area
Blue-winged Teal 4
Northern Shoveler 2
Pied-billed Grebe 1
American Coot 10
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 4
Lesser Yellowlegs 1
Pectoral Sandpiper 20
Barn Swallow 2
American Robin 3
Red-winged Blackbird 15

Highway 17 Marshes
Canada Goose 4
Blue-winged Teal 6
Ring-necked Duck 6
Turkey Vulture 4
Virginia Rail 2 Calling. Good look at one. Only 3rd record for Cass.
New high count too.
Sora 3
American Coot 75
Greater Yellowlegs 15
Lesser Yellowlegs 2
Pectoral Sandpiper 3
American Robin 3
Brown Thrasher 1
Song Sparrow 1
Red-winged Blackbird 10

800N Flooded Fields
Northern Shovelers 2
Greater Yellowlegs 4

Landon Neumann
Logansport, Cass County



Subject: Curlew Sandpiper info
Date: Fri Apr 24 2015 21:03 pm
From: ccmills AT wowway.com
 
This is the second ABA code 3 (rare) sandpiper found this month in the
Wheeling Bottoms area of Gibson County. On April 3d Jeremy Ross found the
Black-tailed Godwit only a little over 2 miles to the northeast of the
Curlew location. Both locations are within the Patoka National Wildlife
Refuge management acquisition boundary.

We need to give a big thanks to both Evan and Jeremy for their great work..



Chuck Mills








Subject: Curlew Sandpiper Update
Date: Fri Apr 24 2015 20:19 pm
From: ccmills AT wowway.com
 
I was able to see the bird discovered by Evan Speck at about 6:20 CDT.
About 20 people were able to see the bird. At about 6:45 the bird flew and
was not relocated mainly because it was too dark.

The bird was last seen at 38.358518,-87442417.

Exit off I-69 to the west on Indiana 64 toward Francisco. Turn north at the
General Baptist Church onto 650 west. After about 2 miles you will see water
covering the road ahead. Stop about 200 yards before the water. There is a
gravel parking area to the right. The bird was seen about .2 miles to the
RIGHT or to the East of the road. Even though we couldn't re-find the bird
we believe that it is still in the area.

The Curlew Sandpiper is in full breeding plumage.

I didn't check the other birds out closely but I do remember seeing both
yellowleg species, Dowitcher, and Dunlin.

This bird was found by a member of one of the teams doing a big day as a
part of the Ohio Valley Birding Fest.



Chuck Mills

Newburgh, IN




Subject: Curlew Sandpiper
Date: Fri Apr 24 2015 17:28 pm
From: ccmills AT wowway.com
 
L D Harry, Chris Newman, and Evan Speck just informed me that they had a
Curlew Sandpiper in the Wheeling Bottoms.

This bird was on Gibson County road 650 East north of Francisco. It was to
the left where the road ends in the high water. It was seen at 5:15 CDT.

This area is just south of the last location of the Black-tailed Godwit one
rad to the East

Chuck Mills

Newburgh, IN




Subject: Fox Island-- April 24 AM
Date: Fri Apr 24 2015 16:04 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
 With winds gusty and basically from the wrong direction to be migration-friendly for the past few days, I didn't expect many new arrivals today, and, in fact, my only annual was Warbling Vireo.  But a morning of sunny skies AND calm winds is a combination we haven't had in a while, and I figured that those few birds that HAVE made it this far north would likely be vocal.  True, for the most part.   Considering mostly just the recently arrived, these were my highlights in the northeastern and western areas of Fox Island County Park:
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker- 2E. Phoebe- 3Blue-headed (1 singing) and Warbling (2 singing, calling) VireosBank Swallow- 1 flyover, callingBrown Creeper- 1 calling, singingHouse Wren- 2 singingWinter Wren- 2 chep-cheppingBlue-gray Gnatcatcher- 13, some singingRuby-crowned Kinglet- 3, some singingHermit Thrush- 12, no singing :-(N. Parula (2 singing), Yellow (3 singing), Pine (2 singing), Yellow-rumped (10+, some singing), and Yellow-throated (4 singing) WarblersWhite-throated Sparrow- 20+, some singingDark-eyed Junco- 1 still around the feedersRusty Blackbird- 4
Rodger RangFort Wayne



Subject: Gross Rd, Paynetown
Date: Fri Apr 24 2015 14:08 pm
From: whitehea AT indiana.edu
 
This morning Betsy and I birded Gross Rd and then Paynetown - a lot of new birds for the year.



Gross Rd:

Yellow-thr. Vireo - 5

Blue-headed Vireo - 1 (FOY)

Red-eyed Vireo - 12

Wood Thrush - 2 (FOY)

No. Parula - 2

Yellow-rumped Warbler - 1

Yellow-thr. Warbler - 1

Cerulean Warbler - 4 (FOY)

Am. Redstart - 1 (FOY)

Prothonotary Warbler - 1

Worm-eating Warbler - 2

Ovenbird - 6

Louisiana Waterthrush - 2

Kentucky Warbler - 2

Hooded Warbler - 1

Scarlet Tanager - 4 (FOY)

Indigo Bunting - 1 (FOY)



Paynetown:

Canada Goose - 28

Mallard - 3

Lesser Scaup - 9

Double-cr. Cormorant - 6

Great Blue Heron - 1

Black Vulture - 4

turkey Vulture - 9

Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1

Killdeer - 6

Ring-billed Gull - 12

e. Phoebe - 2

E. Kingbird - 1

Warbling Vireo - 6

Red-eyed Vireo - 6

Tree Swallow - 12

Barn Swallow - 4

Gray Catbird - 1 (FOY)

Brown Thrasher - 3

No. Parula - 2

Yellow Warbler - 1

Yellow-thr. Warbler - 2

Cerulean Warbler - 1

Am. Redstart - 1

Louisiana Waterthrush - 2

E. Towhee - 3

Chipping Sparrow - 9

Co. Grackle - 35

Brown-headed Cowbird - 9

Orchard Oriole - 1 (FOY)

Baltimore Oriole - 1 (FOY)

House Finch - 9

Peggy Harger-Allen, plus husband and dog (foy)



Don Whitehead

Bloomington

whitehea@indiana.edu



Subject: Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Date: Fri Apr 24 2015 11:13 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Just had our FOY male Ruby-throated Hummingbird at the feeder. I believe it is the only one for now.
Margaret & KevinWheelingGibson County



Subject: Franke Park
Date: Fri Apr 24 2015 10:53 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
75 minutes in Franke Park, Ft. Wayne, on this sunny but cold morning confirmed that the cold front has stalled migration there. Incoming birds were:
Blue-winged Teal 2
Red-breasted Merganser 3
E. Phoebe 2
N. Rough-winged Swallow 3
Brown Creeper 1
House Wren 1
Ruby-cr. Kinglet 7
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Hermit Thrush 4
Yellow-rumped Warbler 4
Pine Warbler 1
White-throated Sparrow 6


Jim Haw



Subject: 2 Lake County Locations - 4/23/15
Date: Fri Apr 24 2015 9:10 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Yesterday, after dinner, I decided to check 2 spots in LakeCounty. My first stop was the Little Calumet River portion of Carlson Oxbow. Iwas hoping for a new shorebird or two, but I only found Killdeer. I did have anice mix of swallows flying around. 
Next, I stopped by the Highland Rookery(there is a new sign here and this is what the Town of Highland is calling it).I found the 2 young Great Horned Owls in the nest, but I did not see the adult.Tree Swallows were everywhere, and I believe my estimate of 350 is very conservative.The other highlight was hearing a Virginia Rail and a Sora in the southwestcorner as a I left. Below is what I saw/heard.
Matt Kalwasinski
Carlson OxbowNature Park, Lake, US-IN
Apr 23, 2015 6:30 PM - 6:56 PM
Comments:    Only checked the Little Calumet River portion; not thepark itself

Canada Goose  3
Mallard  2
Red-breasted Merganser  2
Pied-billed Grebe  2
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Great Blue Heron  3
Turkey Vulture  1
Killdeer  3
Ring-billed Gull  5
Mourning Dove  1
Chimney Swift  1
Northern Flicker  1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  1
Tree Swallow  27
Barn Swallow  2
Cliff Swallow  2
American Robin  3
Song Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  1
Red-winged Blackbird  5
Common Grackle  2
House Sparrow  2

Highland Rookery,Lake, US-IN
Apr 23, 2015 7:04 PM - 8:03 PM
Comments:    Despite the large amount of Tree Swallows, I was notable to find any other swallows in the mix

Canada Goose  23
Wood Duck  7
Gadwall  3
Mallard  7
Blue-winged Teal  9
Northern Shoveler  32
Green-winged Teal  6
Ring-necked Duck  13
Bufflehead  2
Pied-billed Grebe  2
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Great Blue Heron  33
Great Egret  19
Black-crowned Night-Heron  1 - adult
Virginia Rail  1    - heard only
Sora  1    - heard only
American Coot  175
Ring-billed Gull  7
Mourning Dove  1
Great Horned Owl  2  -  2 young on nest; did not see adult
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  1
Tree Swallow  350  -  Everywhere; resting on the trees andflying; estimate and conservative
American Robin  6
European Starling  3
Song Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  1
Red-winged Blackbird  9
Common Grackle  4
Brown-headed Cowbird  1



Subject: Eagle Marsh WAVI-- April 24 AM
Date: Fri Apr 24 2015 7:34 am
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
A quick stop at the pump road overlook of Eagle Marsh this early morning netted my FOS Warbling Vireo singing and calling (actually, just north of the property boundary in the woods bordering the old canal path).  A Yellow Warbler was also singing east of the pump road gate.
Rodger RangFort Wayne



Subject: Rusty Blackbird, Celery Bog Nature Area, Apr 23, 2015
Date: Thu Apr 23 2015 19:57 pm
From: jdunning AT purdue.edu
 
Our weekly walk at Celery Bog showed that a lot of waterbirds have moved out but spring migrants are beginning to filter in.  We had my first of spring Blue-gray Gnatcatchers and increasing numbers of swallows. Most interesting were several Rusty Blackbirds moving along the water's edge, mingling with some female Red-winged Blackbirds.

Also noteworthy was a male PURPLE FINCH at my feeders at home in the early morning.

Barny
misner13@frontier.com

Celery Bog Nature Area, Tippecanoe, US-IN
30 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 20
Greater White-fronted x Canada Goose (hybrid) 1 long time resident
Mute Swan 1
Wood Duck 3
Mallard 10
Blue-winged Teal 10
Northern Shoveler 10
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Great Blue Heron 3
American Coot 75
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
Blue Jay 15
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Tree Swallow 30
Bank Swallow 6
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
American Robin 15
Palm Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 20
Chipping Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 20
Dark-eyed Junco 1
Northern Cardinal 7
Red-winged Blackbird 20
Rusty Blackbird 3
Common Grackle 5
Brown-headed Cowbird 15

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S23021466

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



Subject: Dearborn Co Eastern Whip-poor-will- Ripley Co Birds
Date: Thu Apr 23 2015 19:11 pm
From: bdecker.bird AT gmail.com
 
HOME-US-IN-Sunman-22883 Mockingbird Lane, Dearborn, US-IN
Apr 23, 2015 6:30 AM - 7:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.25 mile(s)
Comments: Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.8
23 species

Northern Harrier 1
Mourning Dove 5
Eastern Whip-poor-will 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
White-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
Eastern Towhee 2
Chipping Sparrow 5
Field Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 5
Northern Cardinal 8
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
House Finch 2
Purple Finch 3
American Goldfinch 4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S23019754

Versailles SP, Ripley, US-IN
Apr 23, 2015 8:17 AM - 10:47 AM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
Comments: Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.8
37 species

Canada Goose 13
Wood Duck 3
Northern Shoveler 1
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 3
Bald Eagle 2 Mature Eagle swooped a fish out of the lake for lunch
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 5
Belted Kingfisher 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 5
American Crow 3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 10
Purple Martin 11
Tree Swallow 10
Barn Swallow 5
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
Eastern Bluebird 2
American Robin 5
Ovenbird 1
Northern Parula 4
Yellow-throated Warbler 7
Prairie Warbler 5
Eastern Towhee 3
Chipping Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 3
White-throated Sparrow 7
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Eastern Meadowlark 1
Common Grackle 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 9
American Goldfinch 11

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S23012951

5 mile radius of Riehle Farm- US-IN-Sunman-9722-9964 N Co Rd 800 E, Ripley, US-IN
Apr 23, 2015 12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
8.0 mile(s)
Comments: Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.8
22 species

Canada Goose 2
Black Vulture 21 All feasting on deer corpus
Turkey Vulture 2
Northern Harrier 1
Mourning Dove 6
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
American Kestrel 3
White-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Tree Swallow 2
American Robin 3
European Starling 1
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird 5
Eastern Meadowlark 2
Common Grackle 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S23016630

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

Bob Decker

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Super day to be out!
Date: Thu Apr 23 2015 19:10 pm
From: dhkaiser AT sprynet.com
 
What a great day.  Thanks to friends I was pointed to a Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher nest and a Ross's Goose. I also visited the Great Horned
Owl nest with it's two owlets getting pretty big.

I must note the similarity between the gnatcatcher nest and a
hummingbird nest I photographed several years ago. Take a look and note
also they both use lichen and spider web.

Photos and a short video at www.flicker.com/photos/dhkaiser

Dan Kaiser
Columbus



Subject: Cane Ridge Avocet
Date: Thu Apr 23 2015 15:25 pm
From: kirkleeroth AT gmail.com
 
There is an American Avocet at the marsh south of the observation tower at
Cane Ridge Fish and Wildlife Area, Gibson County. No sign of the Hudsonian
Godwit reported yesterday.



Subject: DePauw Nature Park 4-23-15
Date: Thu Apr 23 2015 15:18 pm
From: cahuff AT depauw.edu
 

Whitney Morrill, Don Williams and I birded the DePauw Nature Park in Putnam County this morning.

Highlights: 1st year male summer tanager, blue grosbeak, prairie warbler, Nashville warbler, black vulture, catbird, warbling vireo Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.8
43 species

Canada Goose 14
Wood Duck 2
Mallard 1
Blue-winged Teal 4
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Great Blue Heron 3
Black Vulture 3
Turkey Vulture 7
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 1
Mourning Dove 5
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
White-eyed Vireo 2
Warbling Vireo 3
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 5
Tree Swallow 4
Barn Swallow 1
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 8
American Robin 4
Gray Catbird 1
Nashville Warbler 1
Northern Parula 2
Prairie Warbler 2
Chipping Sparrow 6
Field Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 1
Summer Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 14
Blue Grosbeak 1
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 6
American Goldfinch 6



Subject: Dearborn County Osprey
Date: Thu Apr 23 2015 14:52 pm
From: bdecker.bird AT gmail.com
 
5 MILE RADIUS from home-US-IN-Sunman - 39.2007x-84.9998, Dearborn, US-IN
Apr 22, 2015 11:00 AM - 11:03 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.1 mile(s)
Comments: Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.8
3 species

Osprey 1 500 yards from our property.
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 2

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Bob Decker

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Dearborn County Psprey
Date: Thu Apr 23 2015 14:51 pm
From: bdecker.bird AT gmail.com
 
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Subject: Limberlopst-Loblolly
Date: Thu Apr 23 2015 14:46 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Sandy Schacht and I returned to the Geneva area on a cold, very windy, mostly cloudy day.  Sandy got her FOS Sora and N. Rough-winged Swallow among a modest 48 speices.
Canada Goose
Mallard
Blue-winged Teal 30
N. Shoveler 10
Green-winged Teal 6
Hooded Merganser 2
Pied-billed Grebe 6
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture 1
Bald Eagle 3
N. Harrier 1
Red-tailed Hawk
Am Kestrel
Sora 1
Am. Coot
Killdeer
Solitary Sandpiper 4
Greater Yellowlegs 4
Lesser Yellowlegs 14
Pectoral Sandpiper 100
Dunlin 4
Ring-billed Gull 2
Rock :Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Woodpecker: Red-bellied, Downy
Blue Jay
Am. Crow
Horned Lark
Purple Martin
Swallow: Tree, N. Rough-winged 2, Bank 2, Barn
Am. Robin
Brown Thrasher 1
Eur. STarling
Sparrow: Chipping, Field, Savannah, Song
N. Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
E. Meadowlark
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Am. Goldfinch
House Sparrow


Jim Haw



Subject: DePauw Nature Park 4-23-15
Date: Thu Apr 23 2015 14:11 pm
From: cahuff AT depauw.edu
 
Whitney Morrill, Don Williams and I birded the DePauw Nature Park in Putnam County this morning.

Highlights: 1st year male summer tanager, blue grosbeak, prairie warbler, Nashville warbler, black vulture, catbird, warbling vireo Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.8
43 species

Canada Goose 14
Wood Duck 2
Mallard 1
Blue-winged Teal 4
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Great Blue Heron 3
Black Vulture 3
Turkey Vulture 7
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 1
Mourning Dove 5
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
White-eyed Vireo 2
Warbling Vireo 3
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 5
Tree Swallow 4
Barn Swallow 1
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 8
American Robin 4
Gray Catbird 1
Nashville Warbler 1
Northern Parula 2
Prairie Warbler 2
Chipping Sparrow 6
Field Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 1
Summer Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 14
Blue Grosbeak 1
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 6
American Goldfinch 6



Subject: Serv-All Swift, Allen County-- April 23
Date: Thu Apr 23 2015 14:06 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
 A brief mid-afternoon visit to the ponds along Engle Road netted my FOS Chimney Swift (1) flying with the dozens of swallows (mostly Tree, a few Barn).  I also noted Blue-winged Teal (2); Pied-billed (3) and Horned (1) Grebes; Double-crested Cormorant (55); and Bald Eagle (1 adult on nest).
Rodger RangFort Wayne



Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - DePauw Nature Park, Apr 23, 2015
Date: Thu Apr 23 2015 13:13 pm
From: cahuff AT depauw.edu
 


>
>
>
> DePauw Nature Park, Putnam, US-IN
> Apr 23, 2015 8:04 AM - 11:55 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 4.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Whitney Morrill, Don Williams and Carl Huffman. Sunny but in the 30s to start. Highlights: 1st year male summer tanager, blue grosbeak, prairie warbler, Nashville warbler, black vulture, catbird, warbling vireo Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.8
> 43 species
>
> Canada Goose 14
> Wood Duck 2
> Mallard 1
> Blue-winged Teal 4
> Pied-billed Grebe 1
> Great Blue Heron 3
> Black Vulture 3
> Turkey Vulture 7
> Red-tailed Hawk 1
> Killdeer 1
> Mourning Dove 5
> Belted Kingfisher 1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
> Pileated Woodpecker 1
> Eastern Phoebe 1
> White-eyed Vireo 2
> Warbling Vireo 3
> Blue Jay 1
> American Crow 3
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow 5
> Tree Swallow 4
> Barn Swallow 1
> Carolina Chickadee 3
> Tufted Titmouse 4
> White-breasted Nuthatch 2
> House Wren 1
> Carolina Wren 2
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 8
> American Robin 4
> Gray Catbird 1
> Nashville Warbler 1
> Northern Parula 2
> Prairie Warbler 2
> Chipping Sparrow 6
> Field Sparrow 2
> Song Sparrow 2
> White-throated Sparrow 1
> Summer Tanager 1
> Northern Cardinal 14
> Blue Grosbeak 1
> Red-winged Blackbird 2
> Brown-headed Cowbird 6
> American Goldfinch 6
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S23013128
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)




Subject: FW: eBird Report - Goose Pond FWA, Apr 22, 2015
Date: Thu Apr 23 2015 10:14 am
From: david_rupp AT hotmail.com
 
Three of us birded Goose Pond in western Greene County yesterday.  Flood waters had receded, leaving roads in relatively decent shape... certainly passable.  We found 150-200 pelicans still on the property, heard a couple of American bitterns and sora south of 200 W, and saw the following that were FOYs for me: eastern kingbird, orchard oriole, and chimney swift.
We didn't spend much time looking for shorebirds (mostly because of the wind and cold), but Main Pool West had good habitat. Plenty of black-necked stilts and pectoral sandpipers (more than the estimates in my list below).
David RuppBloomington, IN

> Goose Pond FWA, Greene, US-IN
> Apr 22, 2015 4:45 PM - 8:45 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 12.0 mile(s)
> Comments: IndiGo Birding tour. Numbers are estimates.
> 51 species
>
> Canada Goose 50
> Mallard 10
> Blue-winged Teal 80
> Northern Shoveler 6
> Northern Bobwhite 2 flushed from weeds near bridge entering GP5N
> Pied-billed Grebe 2
> Double-crested Cormorant 70
> American White Pelican 150 MPE and GP11N
> American Bittern 2 Heard in GP16
> Great Blue Heron 5
> Great Egret 10
> Turkey Vulture 2
> Bald Eagle 2 One was seen leaving nest along 100S
> Red-tailed Hawk 2
> Sora 2 Heard at MPW and GP16
> American Coot 400
> Black-necked Stilt 10
> Killdeer 1
> Greater Yellowlegs 1
> Pectoral Sandpiper 25 MPW
> Herring Gull 1
> Mourning Dove 3
> Chimney Swift 1
> Northern Flicker 1
> American Kestrel 1
> Eastern Phoebe 1 At bridge entering GP5N
> Eastern Kingbird 1 Near bridge entering GP5N
> Blue Jay 1
> American Crow 2
> Horned Lark 5
> Tree Swallow 300 No idea how many, but they were everywhere
> Barn Swallow 50
> Eastern Bluebird 1
> American Robin 4
> Brown Thrasher 2
> European Starling 10
> Yellow Warbler 1
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
> Eastern Towhee 1 Heard calling at Beehunter check-in station
> Chipping Sparrow 1
> Field Sparrow 4
> Song Sparrow 2
> White-crowned Sparrow 4
> Northern Cardinal 1
> Red-winged Blackbird 100
> Eastern Meadowlark 3
> Common Grackle 10
> Brown-headed Cowbird 25
> Orchard Oriole 1 Near bridge entering GP5N
> American Goldfinch 1
> House Sparrow 10
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S23008679
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



Subject: Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne
Date: Wed Apr 22 2015 22:09 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 

I again helped Dr Mark Jordan with his IPFW class, this time the east end of Eagle Marsh.

Eagle Marsh, Allen, US-IN
Apr 22, 2015 12:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: 40 deg, cloudy, brief light snow, strong wind
27 species

Canada Goose 12
Mute Swan 2
Wood Duck 6
Mallard 20
Blue-winged Teal 8
Northern Shoveler 1
Great Blue Heron 2
Turkey Vulture 1
Bald Eagle 1
Virginia Rail 1
Sora 5
American Coot 50
Killdeer 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 1
Wilson's Snipe 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 5
Tree Swallow 20
Barn Swallow 1
Carolina Chickadee 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
American Robin 7
European Starling 3
Song Sparrow 5
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 40

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Ed Powers, Allen County



Subject: Virginia Rail, Wilson's Snipe Winnowing
Date: Wed Apr 22 2015 20:28 pm
From: landonneumann25 AT gmail.com
 
This morning Steve Doud and I birded the Mississinewa Area. The plan was to
walk the spillway for rails and then bird the reservoir afterward. The
habitat at the spillway is great for that right now. Not many rails though.
The highlight included Virginia Rail and many Wilson's Snipe. Many of the
snipe were winnowing. One bird was perched on a post along the road and was
calling quite loudly for a long period Almost like it was on territory.
Kind of felt like one was in the Dakotas. Perhaps Wilson's Snipe nests here
more often than we give it credit.

Mississinewa Reservoir and Spillway Wabash County
Canada Goose 6
Wood Duck 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Virginia Rail 1 heard calling.
Sora 3
Killdeer 1
Wilson's Snipe 30 Many winnowing. One bird was calling from a post.
Seemed like it was on territory.
Barn Swallow 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
American Robin 2
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Yellow Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 3
Field Sparrow 1
Savannah Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 20
Eastern Meadowlark 4
Common Grackle 8
American Goldfinch 1


Mississinewa Reservoir Miami County
Canada Goose 4
Blue-winged Teal 8
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Coot 1
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Ring-billed Gull 6
Northern Flicker 1
Tree Swallow 100
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
American Robin 5
Brown Thrasher 2
Yellow Warbler 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Chipping Sparrow 2
Red-winged Blackbird 5

Landon Neumann
Logansport, Cass County



Subject: Eagle Marsh Dusk-- April 22
Date: Wed Apr 22 2015 20:25 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
Winds became very light tonight, so I stopped briefly at the pump road overlook, but not much was vocalizing in the cold.  Best birds were a peenting Amer. Woodcock and five Great Egrets, the most I've seen so far this spring, flying somewhat high southwest down the property at last light.
Happy Earth Day.
Rodger RangFort Wayne



Subject: Hudsonian Godwit Gibson Co
Date: Wed Apr 22 2015 19:46 pm
From: greenpertplus AT hotmail.com
 

>
> HUGO is still present 6:00 pm Central @ Cane Ridge far south end of moist soil
> unit.
>
> Chris Newman
> Evansville



Subject: O'Bannon Woods SP, Harrison County
Date: Wed Apr 22 2015 19:17 pm
From: ddstriegel AT frontier.com
 
Birded this morning with Kayla Leach (Turkey Run SP, Interpretive Naturalists) around the Nature Center  at O'Bannon Woods SP and then we inspected a couple Prothonotary Warbler nest boxes along Blue River.  Three of the five boxes we checked had nesting material/moss placed inside box.  Two Northern Parula were aggressively chased away by a male Prothonotary Warbler
when they were near the nest box. That was the first time I've seen a Northern Parula on the ground, maybe gathering nesting material?

O'Bannon Woods SP, Harrison, US-IN
Apr 22, 2015 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)

40 species

Wood Duck 1
Great Blue Heron 2
Turkey Vulture 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 3
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
White-eyed Vireo 2
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 5
Carolina Chickadee 57
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5
American Robin 3
Ovenbird 3
Worm-eating Warbler 1 (FOY) Blue River Bluff Trail
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Blue-winged Warbler 1 (FOY) Blue River Bluff Trail
Prothonotary Warbler 4
Common Yellowthroat 1 Blue River Bluff Trail
Cerulean Warbler 1 (FOY) Blue River Bluff Trail
Northern Parula 5
Yellow-rumped Warbler 7 Tulip Valley Nature Trail
Yellow-throated Warbler 2 Blue River Bluff Trail
Prairie Warbler 2 Blue River Bluff Trail
Eastern Towhee 2
Chipping Sparrow 4
Field Sparrow 1
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 4
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Common Grackle 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 10
Orchard Oriole 1 (FOY) Class A Campground
American Goldfinch 5

Del Striegel
Georgetown, IN (Floyd County)

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Subject: Eagle Marsh CCSP-- April 22 AM
Date: Wed Apr 22 2015 14:02 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
 I heard a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW sing several times early this Earth Day morning (07:15) just west of the pump road gate at Eagle Marsh .  I looked for it unsuccessfully but was in a hurry to get to an appointment.  By the time I got back to the area afterward, it was 12:30, and little was singing.  By then, the wind had picked up again, and we'd experienced intermittent light rain, sleet, and even a brief snow shower.  Bleh.  Though later than the record-early spring date for the area, CCSP still seems early, given the cool spring we've had overall and the lack of records throughout the rest of the state so far this year.
Also at my early visit, I noted one Sora (whinnied once), one Yellow Warbler (sang once), and two adult Bald Eagles (a pair, one bird noticeably larger than the other, traveling playfully down the valley toward the interstate).  A few minutes later as I was waiting at the West Jefferson traffic light, another adult BAEA passed over the Lutheran Hospital campus heading the same direction.
Rodger RangFort Wayne



Subject: FOY Newark - Greene Co
Date: Wed Apr 22 2015 9:21 am
From: jagmo AT bluemarble.net
 
We had our FOY male Ruby-throated Hummingbird on Friday the 17th and he has
been feeding regularly since.

Yesterday morning we had our first Baltimore Oriole. He was feeding on our
hummingbird feeder with success.

The male RTHU was flying around it while it was feeding but not dive bombing
in a territorial display as he would

if it was another Ruby.

I quickly put out our 'all natural grape jelly' feeder and the BAOR has been
feeding regularly since.



-Maureen & Jess

@ The Gwinn-Forrest Preserve




Subject: Hudsonian Godwit Gibson Co
Date: Wed Apr 22 2015 8:22 am
From: greenpertplus AT hotmail.com
 
There is currently a Hudsonian Godwit South of the observation deck at Cane Ridge. (It is definitely a HUGO not a black-tailed). Great views right from the road right now 8:20 AM central time.

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Subject: Vigo County - Wabash River Bottoms & Hawthorn Park
Date: Tue Apr 21 2015 21:36 pm
From: ykcul88 AT gmail.com
 
Went looking for shorebirds and warblers and kinda struck out on both. I
did however find some nice birds and many FOY birds (in bold). Good birding!

Kennett and Arbuckle river bottoms, Vigo, US-IN
Apr 21, 2015 7:49 AM - 10:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.8 mile(s)
Comments: Submitted from BirdLog NA for Android v1.9.6
53 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 2
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 9
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 2
Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors) 27
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) 3
*Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) 3*
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) 1
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 3
Green Heron (Butorides virescens) 1
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 5
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) 1
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) 1
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 1
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 6
*Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) 1*
Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) 1
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 2
Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 3
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus) 1
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 1
*Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus) 5*
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 31
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 12
Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis) 1
*Purple Martin (Progne subis) 6*
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 18
*Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 7*
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 5
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 16
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 11
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) 2
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 37
*Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) 2*
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) 1
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 5
Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) 12
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) 15
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 14
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) 1
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 5
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) 4
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 18
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 64
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 53
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 15
*Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) 1*
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 16
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 3

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Hawthorne Park, Vigo, US-IN
Apr 21, 2015 7:38 PM - 8:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.99 mile(s)
Comments: Submitted from BirdLog NA for Android v1.9.6
37 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 28 1 female sitting on the nest
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 1
Gadwall (Anas strepera) 3
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 3
Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors) 5
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) 1
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 2
Great Egret (Ardea alba) 1
*Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) 1*
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) 1
American Coot (Fulica americana) 55
*Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius) 1*
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 1
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 2
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) 1
*Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) 1*
Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus) 1
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 1
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 10
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 1
Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) 7
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 6
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 14
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 3
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 5
Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) 1
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) 2
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) 1
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) 2
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 7
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 4
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 21
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 8
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 2

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--
*Adam M Betuel*
*Indiana State University*
*PhD Candidate - Biology*
*ykcul88@gmail.com *
*abetuel@sycamores.indstate.edu *



Subject: Dearborn County Birds
Date: Tue Apr 21 2015 21:29 pm
From: bdecker.bird AT gmail.com
 
HOME-US-IN-Sunman-22883 Mockingbird Lane, Dearborn, US-IN
Apr 20, 2015 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.4 mile(s)
Comments: Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.8
31 species

Canada Goose 2
Turkey Vulture 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 3
Mourning Dove 7
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
White-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 8
American Crow 3
Tree Swallow 2
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
American Robin 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 1
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Prairie Warbler 1
Eastern Towhee 2
Chipping Sparrow 4
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 5
Northern Cardinal 5
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
House Finch 3
Purple Finch 2
American Goldfinch 5

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5 MILE RADIUS from home-US-IN-Sunman - 39.2007x-84.9998, Dearborn, US-IN
Apr 20, 2015 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
6.0 mile(s)
Comments: Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.8
33 species

Canada Goose (parvipes) 4
Mallard 2
Wild Turkey 2
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 3
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 1
Mourning Dove 3
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 2
Tree Swallow 3
Carolina Wren 1
American Robin 4
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 3
Louisiana Waterthrush 4
Eastern Towhee 2
Chipping Sparrow 3
Field Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 6
Eastern Meadowlark 2
Rusty Blackbird 1
Common Grackle 7
Brown-headed Cowbird 4
American Goldfinch 3

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Bob Decker

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Maloney Rd indianapolis ( no sightings)
Date: Tue Apr 21 2015 17:15 pm
From: lizday44 AT sbcglobal.net
 
Has anyone checked this place since Sunday?thanks,LizIndy



Subject: Celery Bog
Date: Tue Apr 21 2015 16:20 pm
From: grounds11 AT frontier.com
 
Before the wind really picked up I spent 3 hours at the Celery Bog. This was
from 10:00am to 1:00pm. There was a large bunch of Blackbirds along the
lower trail. Grackles, Red wing Blackbirds, Cowbirds, and Starlings. They
were all making a lot of noise. There were also many Swallows flying low
over the water. I saw my first of the year Chimney Swifts today.

Birds seen today:

Yellow Warbler--1--FOY

Chimney Swift--15--FOY

American Coot--200

Ring necked Duck--10

Canada Goose-20--Saw at least 5 on a nest

Wood Duck--2

Mallard--20

Northern Shoveler--10

Mute Swan--2

Blue winged Teal--20

Great Egret--3

Great blue Heron--5

Cooper's Hawk--1

American Crow--3

Red winged Blackbird--40

Northern Cardinal--8

Brown headed Cowbird--10

Common Grackle--30

Blue Jay--2

Eastern Phoebe--2

American Robin--10

House Sparrow--5

Song Sparrow--2

European Starling--10

Tufted Titmouse--2

Eastern Towhee--2

Yellow rumped Warbler--7

Mourning Dove--4

Barn Swallow--4

Rough winged Swallow--10

Tree Swallow--20

Northern Flicker--2

Downy Woodpecker--3

Red bellied Woodpecker--4

Good birding

Russ Allison, West Lafayette

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Subject: Chimney Swifts
Date: Tue Apr 21 2015 16:17 pm
From: landonneumann25 AT gmail.com
 
4 arrived back in the neighborhood today.

Landon Neumann
Logansport, Cass County



Subject: Pigeon River
Date: Tue Apr 21 2015 15:22 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Sandy Schacht and I found 50 species on a very windy day, so gusty pm. that there was little songbird activity after noon.
FOS for both of us was Yellow Warbler at the south end of area D marsh. Other birds of some significance at Pigeon R. were Green-winged Teal 2, Hooded Merganser 3, Osprey 2, Sandhill Crane 8, Pine Warbler 1, Rusty Blackbird 10 or so (heard only), and Pine Siskin 1 at a feeder in Mongo.


The pond on SR 327 south of Orland added 3 Gadwall and a Blue-winged Teal.


At Fawn River Fish Hatchery, all ponds except one are filled. The remaining pond will surely be filled before long. The one low pond had Killdeer, 1 Solitary Sandpiper, and 1 Greater Yellowlegs.


Jim Haw



Subject: Goose Pond FWA Main Pool West April 21 2015
Date: Tue Apr 21 2015 14:21 pm
From: sterren AT indiana.edu
 

CR 200 S west of Highway 59 extensively flooded.

Goose Pond FWA Main Pool West, Greene, US-IN
Apr 21, 2015 12:20 PM - 12:40 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.3 mile(s)
Comments: stops at the small pullout N of Brewer Ditch and at the Brewer Ditch bridge on Hwy 59. Very windy into mid 30s mph and much flooding.
14 species

Canada Goose 1
Mallard 4
Blue-winged Teal 7
Northern Shoveler 22
Double-crested Cormorant 4
American White Pelican 65
Great Egret 3
American Coot 38
Killdeer 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 29 included flock of 28 that flew in, circled four times, then flew offf
Mourning Dove 2
Tree Swallow 4
Barn Swallow 8
Red-winged Blackbird 9

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GPFWA Unit GP11N:
American White Pelican 42

Lee Sterrenburg
Bloomington






Subject: Paynetown - Eastern Kingbird
Date: Tue Apr 21 2015 14:10 pm
From: whitehea AT indiana.edu
 
Betsy and I visited Paynetown mid-morning today - sunny, but cold and very windy - very difficult to hear passerines. However, one nice bird near the launch ramp - an Eastern Kingbird - (FOY)



Don Whitehead

Bloomington

whitehea@indiana.edu



Subject: Cane Ridge, Wilson phalarope
Date: Tue Apr 21 2015 13:42 pm
From: tatms AT fullnet.com
 
Took a quick round through Cane Ridge today since we were in the area. My highlight was a Wilson phalarope in with a large group of Greater and Lesser yellowlegs. Also in this group was a couple of dowitchers, I'm gonna say long-billed and sone pectoral sandpipers. At least a dozen black-neck stilts. Five Bonapartes gulls were there. And an assortment of ducks... Shovelers, gadwall, green winged teal and a. Wigeon. This was south of the Cane Ridge platform.

Theresia Schwinghammer

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Welker Road HESP-- April 21 AM
Date: Tue Apr 21 2015 11:08 am
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
 I went back out briefly to check some recently refreshed fluddles for shorebirds and found only a few Killdeer.  I did, however, pick up a HENSLOW'S SPARROW (my FOS) singing on Welker Road south of US-24 just barely into Huntington County.  As one starts south from the highway, the bird was on the left side of the road beyond the point where the lane bends southwest, and about half-way between the only pond and the only house on that same side.  It sang consistently for several minutes and sounded pretty close but was down low in the windy conditions, so I couldn't pick it up visually.  When a Cooper's Hawk flew over, it shut up, so I moved on.  Also along this road a bit farther down, I heard singing one each of Brown Thrasher and Yellow Warbler.
I stopped briefly, then, at Fox Island County Park but found little of interest.  Best birds were in the wooded area of the lake road: Blue-headed Vireo (1 singing), House Wren (1 singing), Ruby-crowned Kinglet (1 singing and flaring that ruby), Hermit Thrush (2), and White-throated Sparrow (several singing).  More woodland birding would have likely been productive, but I was anxious to get home, and the continued gusty winds and a bus load of kids made it easier to leave.
Rodger RangFort Wayne



Subject: Eagle Marsh West, Osprey-- April 21 AM
Date: Tue Apr 21 2015 7:18 am
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
 Just a few things to note from the pump road overlook:
American Kestrel- 1 male being bombed by Tree Swallows as it sat on a utility poleBrown Thrasher- 1 singingYellow Warbler- 1 singing (my FOS)
Then, as I pulled out onto W. Jefferson to head home, I noted an Osprey.  It flew parallel to the road long enough to pass over my vehicle before angling away toward the marsh (maybe to look for another orange fish?).  This is the fourth record of which I'm aware in the past three weeks.  I wonder if it's been the same bird each time.
Rodger RangFort Wayne



Subject: White-winged Crow, Porter County
Date: Mon Apr 20 2015 20:01 pm
From: grube.brendan AT gmail.com
 
In-bird

Reynold's Creek
Driving along 1500N just west of 600W in the Reynold's Creek fields, I came
across a group of American Crows and a smallish one with them has white
wing patches. I understand that this is an observed anomaly in crow species
and I have seen this before. But began to wonder if this is in truth an as
yet undetermined species of crow.
I would also speculate about our readiness to account for all known
sandpiper species. Are there species of shorebirds not yet documented, in
our very own existence? Waiting for scientific discovery.
Why not?

Brendan Grube



Subject: e. Lake Lemon - Apr 19, 2015
Date: Mon Apr 20 2015 8:43 am
From: jhengeve AT indiana.edu
 
We had a number of FOYs yesterday from our yard yesterday and added Black-and-white Warbler from County Line Rd. (making 17 warbler species for the weekend).  We had all six swallow/martin species and had both Purple Finch (single ad. male) and Pine Siskin at the feeders.

Lake LemonóHengeveld's + County Line Rd. (CLR), Brown, US-IN
Apr 19, 2015

Canada Goose 7
Wood Duck 2
Gadwall 11
Mallard 3

Double-crested Cormorant 7

Great Blue Heron 4

Turkey Vulture 13
Bald Eagle 1

American Coot 4

Mourning Dove 6

Chimney Swift 7

Red-bellied Woodpecker 8
Downy Woodpecker 7
Hairy Woodpecker 4
Northern Flicker 5
Pileated Woodpecker 4

Eastern Phoebe 2
White-eyed Vireo 1 - our FOY from yard
Yellow-throated Vireo 6 - our FOY from yard
Red-eyed Vireo - CLR
Blue Jay 11
American Crow 5
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Purple Martin 8
Tree Swallow 20
Bank Swallow 1 - our FOY
Barn Swallow 6
Cliff Swallow 3 - our FOY
Carolina Chickadee 10
Tufted Titmouse 9
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
Carolina Wren 2
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 2
Brown Thrasher 1
European Starling 5
Ovenbird 1 - CLR
Worm-eating Warbler 1 - CLR
Louisiana Waterthrush 1 - our FOY from yard
Black-and-white Warbler - CLR - our FOY
Prothonotary Warbler 1
Cerulean Warbler 1 - CLR
Northern Parula 1 - our FOY from yard
Yellow Warbler 1 - our FOY
Eastern Towhee 6
Chipping Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 4
White-throated Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 8
Red-winged Blackbird 8
Common Grackle 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 45
House Finch 5
Purple Finch 1
Pine Siskin 2
American Goldfinch 15
House Sparrow 3

Jim & Susan Hengeveld
Unionville, IN



Subject: Birders departed and those emerging
Date: Sun Apr 19 2015 19:56 pm
From: Nighthawk AT prograde.net
 
Yesterday morning Sally and I stopped at the Deem Wilderness area on our way to Stillwater Marsh where we met with SAS members and other friends of Jim Mitchell, birder buddy who we lost in December and for whom we were gathering to honor. We then picked up my sister and brother - in -law, non birders but ready for whatever types, and drove into Bee Hunter Marsh and Goose Pond. I had hoped to show them American White Pelican, Black-necked Stilt and Bald Eagle and we got all three. Jim would have been pleased!		Dave Crouch, 	Seymour.

Goose Pond / Bee hunter WMA , Greene, US-IN
Apr 18, 2015 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
8.0 mile(s)
Comments: With C & C drive along 100S, 200S, 1200W from North, hwy 59, 500S and 1200W from South.
24 species

Canada Goose 20
Blue-winged Teal 4
Northern Shoveler 11
Wild Turkey 1
Double-crested Cormorant 44
American White Pelican 135 Spiraling above and along shore of MPE as seen from the Field road off of 1200W North end.
Great Blue Heron 3
Turkey Vulture 3
Bald Eagle 2 Both adults perched on staubs 10 feet above MPW from 1200W South end.
Rough-legged Hawk 2 One dark morph, one light both at BH farmhouse road.
American Coot X Numerous
Black-necked Stilt 2 Near East side of 1200W South end.
Killdeer 11
Chimney Swift 3 Linton
Pileated Woodpecker 1
American Kestrel 1
Barn Swallow 7
Yellow Warbler 2
Vesper Sparrow 2
Red-winged Blackbird X
Eastern Meadowlark 2
Common Grackle X
Brown-headed Cowbird X
House Sparrow X


Stillwater Marsh, Monroe, US-IN
Apr 18, 2015 8:55 AM - 9:48 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: Departing the remembrance of Jim Mitchell at the viewing platform and slowly driving along McGowan road.
4 species

Wood Thrush 1 Knockout views for four minutes as it hopped along the wet forest floor and periodically perched on stumps.
Prothonotary Warbler 1
Northern Parula 2 One seen very well.
Prairie Warbler 1

Hoosier NF-Tower Ridge Road, Monroe, US-IN
Apr 18, 2015 8:05 AM - 8:20 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Stopped at Blackwell Pond picnic area.
3 species

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Pine Warbler 1
Yellow-throated Warbler 2

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Subject: Amos Butler Audubon Trip Goose Pond Saturday, April 18 omission
Date: Sun Apr 19 2015 19:36 pm
From: msenochs AT comcast.net
 
I omitted Black-necked Stilt.  There were several individuals in MPW. 
Scott

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From: msenochs@comcast.net
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Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2015 8:08:20 PM
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Amos Butler Audubon Trip Goose Pond Saturday, April 18

Yesterday, I was joined by 17 eager birders on Amos Butler Audubon's shorebird trip.  Shorebirds proved difficult to detect, but we made up for the lack of shorebird numbers as Goose Pond never disappoints.  Spring's return was immediately evident as Gray Catbird, Eastern Kingbird, and Yellow Warbler were among the first birds detected.  We visited Field C, MPW from Hwy 59 and the 1200 Bridge, GP9, and GP11S.  Things have changed significantly in the last week as Fields B and C were almost completely dry.  Weather-wise, we couldn't have asked for a better day, and I couldn't have asked for a better group.  Below are our highlights:
Wood Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
American White Pelican
American Bittern  - 3 Heard only (11S, 9, and 10S)
Northern Harrier
American Kestrel
Sora - working the ditch along Field C
Killdeer
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Pectoral Sandpiper
Wilson's Snipe - heard winnowing in 10S by Aidan and I after the trip
Eastern Kingbird
Warbling Vireo
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Yellow Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
American Tree Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Eastern Meadowlark
 
Thank you to all who participated!  I look forward to seeing you on the next trip.
 
Scott Enochs
Indianapolis




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