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30 Jun: @ 13:23:26 
6/30/16 - Deep River County Park (Lake Co.) [Matt Kalwasinski]
30 Jun: @ 13:12:47 
7/1 - IAS Field Trip to Highland Rookery (no sightings) [Matt Kalwasinski]
30 Jun: @ 08:35:09 
FW: eBird Report - Celery Bog Nature Area, Jun 30, 2016 [Dunning, John B]
29 Jun: @ 21:12:34 
Michigan City Harbor Breakwall, Laporte County [Brendan Grube]
29 Jun: @ 20:08:22 
Orange County Loggerhead Shrikes [Amy Kearns]
28 Jun: @ 22:19:03 
Southern Indiana, Clark County [cbirding@aol.com]
28 Jun: @ 19:59:00 
Potato Creek SP -- Jun 28, 2016 [zzedpowers]
28 Jun: @ 17:57:54 
Eagle Marsh-- June 28 Early AM [Rodger Rang]
27 Jun: @ 19:06:24 
Eagle Marsh Dickcissel-- June 27 PM [Rodger Rang]
27 Jun: @ 07:48:17 
Snowy Egret [Richard Wood]
27 Jun: @ 06:07:13 
Johnson County Saturday [bob carper]
26 Jun: @ 12:57:33 
Eagle Creek Park, Sunday June 26, 2016 [Don Williams]
26 Jun: @ 08:06:51 
Yohne Road BLGR-- June 26 AM [Rodger Rang]
25 Jun: @ 15:10:51 
NW Ind (25-June-20160 [Kenneth J. Brock]
25 Jun: @ 14:04:00 
Salamonie [James Haw]
25 Jun: @ 13:58:59 
Miller Beach - 6/25 - Bank Swallows [MTopp7927]
25 Jun: @ 11:12:59 
Eagle Marsh-- June 24 Early AM [Rodger Rang]
25 Jun: @ 10:07:42 
Black-bellied Whistling Ducks MPW Goose Pond [Michael Brown]
25 Jun: @ 09:21:19 
Pigeon River FWA, Lagrange Co [zzedpowers]
24 Jun: @ 18:50:16 
6/24/16 - Grant Street Marsh (Lake County) [Matt Kalwasinski]
24 Jun: @ 14:08:16 
Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site Monthly Survey July 7 [Conrad, Tiffany]
24 Jun: @ 12:56:26 
N. Mockingbird (Ft. Wayne/Columbia City) [Casey Ryan]
24 Jun: @ 12:46:15 
Illiana Birds: 2 Black-necked Stilts & Snowy Egret [Carolyn A. Marsh]
24 Jun: @ 11:25:01 
Purdue University--Wildlife Area, Jun 24, 2016 Y.B.Chat [john skene]
23 Jun: @ 15:16:26 
Loggerhead Shrikes Daviess, Orange, Lawrence June 22-23 [Kearns, Amy]
23 Jun: @ 14:49:55 
Pigeon River [James Haw]
22 Jun: @ 23:10:04 
Re: PikeGibson recent sightings [Jeremy Ross]
22 Jun: @ 20:33:47 
Kosciusko Forster's Terns [John Kendall]
22 Jun: @ 09:46:51 
[no sightings] need a guide [Seth Loe]
21 Jun: @ 17:24:18 
Orange County Loggerhead Shrikes [Amy Kearns]
21 Jun: @ 14:19:16 
Grissom Uplands [James Haw]
21 Jun: @ 11:38:55 
Goose Pond Franklin Gull, Caspian Terns [Bob Decker]
21 Jun: @ 11:20:02 
6/21/16 - 3 Lake County locations [Matt Kalwasinski]
20 Jun: @ 20:28:34 
Daviess and Lawrence Co Loggerhead Shrikes [Amy Kearns]
19 Jun: @ 22:10:49 
Pigeon River Chuck-wills-widow [John Winebrenner]
19 Jun: @ 14:49:54 
Eagle Creek Park, Sunday June 19, 2016 [Don Williams]
19 Jun: @ 09:41:26 
6/19/16 - Southern Lake County locations [Matt Kalwasinski]
19 Jun: @ 09:02:29 
6/18/16 - 3 Lake County locations [Matt Kalwasinski]
18 Jun: @ 22:22:38 
Kosciusko Co. Summer Bird Count (SBC) Common Terns, grassland species [john kendall]
18 Jun: @ 18:20:15 
N.W.Indiana - 6/18 - Blue Grosbeaks [MTopp7927]
18 Jun: @ 17:26:21 
Kankakee Sands and LaSalle Fish and Wildlife Area, 6/18/16 [Robert D. Hughes]
18 Jun: @ 16:43:29 
Lakefront (18-June-2016) [Kenneth J. Brock]
18 Jun: @ 13:46:20 
Pigeon River Chuck-- June 17 PM [Rodger Rang]
17 Jun: @ 18:39:35 
wrens fledge [Julia Mast]
17 Jun: @ 17:32:41 
Brown County State Park (6/17) [Andrew Belt]
17 Jun: @ 12:28:47 
Putnam County - DePauw Nature Park [Carl Huffman]
17 Jun: @ 12:10:04 
Duke Gallagher plant wetlands (Floyd) [Joe and Debbie Caruso]
16 Jun: @ 18:00:23 
Daviess and Lawrence Co Loggerhead Shrikes update [Amy Kearns]
16 Jun: @ 15:58:34 
Eagle Marsh Sedge Wren-- June 16 AM [Rodger Rang]
16 Jun: @ 14:47:59 
6/16/16 - 2 Southern Lake County Locations [Matt Kalwasinski]





Subject: 6/30/16 - Deep River County Park (Lake Co.)
Date: Thu Jun 30 2016 13:23 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
  This morning, I checked out Deep River County Park in LakeCounty. Below is what I found.Matt KalwasinskiDeep River CountyPark, Lake, Indiana, US
Jun 30, 2016 7:40 AM - 9:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.25 mile(s)
43 species

Great Blue Heron  2
Green Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Killdeer  3 – 1 juv
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  2
Chimney Swift  3
Red-headed Woodpecker  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  2
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  3
Eastern Phoebe  4
Great Crested Flycatcher  2
Eastern Kingbird  2
Warbling Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo  2
Blue Jay  3
Tree Swallow  3
Barn Swallow  5
Black-capped Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  5
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
House Wren  3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2
Eastern Bluebird  1
Wood Thrush  1
American Robin  10
Gray Catbird  9
Brown Thrasher  1
European Starling  1
Common Yellowthroat  2 - males
Chipping Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  4
Eastern Towhee  1
Northern Cardinal  6
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1 – singing male
Indigo Bunting  1 - male
Red-winged Blackbird  4
Brown-headed Cowbird  2
House Sparrow  2



Subject: 7/1 - IAS Field Trip to Highland Rookery (no sightings)
Date: Thu Jun 30 2016 13:12 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
  Please join me tomorrow, July 1, for a free field trip tothe Highland Rookery in Highland, IN (Lake County) sponsored by the IndianaAudubon Society and Indiana Dunes Birding Festival. We will search for wadingbirds, waterfowl, and other wetland species. We will meet at the parking lot at7:00 am (Central Time) and reservations are not required. The trip willlast just over 1 hour.Location: Highland,IN – South of the 80/94 Expressway and West of Cline Avenue. On Cline Avenue(Exit 5 off of 80/94), head South to Highway Avenue (second stoplight) and turnRight. Go two blocks to Liable Road and turn right. The parking lot will be onyour right near LaPorte Street.If you have any questions, please contact me at mattkalwasinski@yahoo.comMatt Kalwasinski



Subject: FW: eBird Report - Celery Bog Nature Area, Jun 30, 2016
Date: Thu Jun 30 2016 8:35 am
From: jdunning AT purdue.edu
 
Celery Bog in West Lafayette was pretty quiet this morning, with just normal summer residents. One cormorant was probably the only non-breeder present.

Barny
Misner13@frontier.com

Celery Bog Nature Area, Tippecanoe, Indiana, US Jun 30, 2016 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
30 species

Canada Goose 147
Mute Swan 2
Wood Duck 16
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 8
Killdeer 11
Mourning Dove 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
Blue Jay 2
Tree Swallow 3
Barn Swallow 2
House Wren 3
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 6
Gray Catbird 1
Cedar Waxwing 4
Common Yellowthroat 1
Yellow Warbler 1
Field Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 4
Northern Cardinal 1
Indigo Bunting 3
Red-winged Blackbird 7
Common Grackle 1
American Goldfinch 2

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

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



Subject: Michigan City Harbor Breakwall, Laporte County
Date: Wed Jun 29 2016 21:12 pm
From: grube.brendan AT gmail.com
 
Afternoon breakwall watch from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All birds lounging atop the wall.
Caspian Tern-38
Willet-6
Unidentified Large Shorebird-2
A scope would have been helpful. Could not rule out a Whimbrel



Subject: Orange County Loggerhead Shrikes
Date: Wed Jun 29 2016 20:08 pm
From: greenpertplus AT hotmail.com
 
Gary Langell and I checked on some shrike spots in Orange County today, with some good results (four juveniles continuing at one successful nest site).

Birders, if you see a Loggerhead Shrike, please check it for bands. Some birds in the eastern migratory population have unique combinations of color bands. By noting the color and location of four bands, the individual birds can be identified from a distance. Reporting the sighting provides valuable information to researchers. Please email your shrike sightings to me at akearns@dnr.in.gov I appreciate your help!

Orleans, Orange County, IN, US, Orange, Indiana, US
Jun 29, 2016 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
10.0 mile(s)
Comments: checked 3 active LOSH territories and 2 inactive territories
43 species

Wood Duck 2
Northern Bobwhite 2
Green Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 25
Red-tailed Hawk 3
Killdeer 25
Least Sandpiper 5 fall migrant adults in a flooded farm field, with KILL. Yellowish legged peeps, short downcurved bill, brownish upperparts, small and crouching
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 10
Mourning Dove 20
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
American Kestrel 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
Eastern Kingbird 15
Loggerhead Shrike 8 At 4 sites. 1 adult male feeding 4 partially independent fledglings at first site. Single adults at 3 other sites with no evidence of nesting this year.
American Crow 5
Purple Martin 30
Barn Swallow 25
House Wren 1
Eastern Bluebird 3
American Robin 20
Gray Catbird 1
Brown Thrasher 2
Northern Mockingbird 5
European Starling 50
Cedar Waxwing 2
Common Yellowthroat 1
Field Sparrow 2
Savannah Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 5
Northern Cardinal 1
Blue Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 5
Dickcissel 20
Red-winged Blackbird 25
Eastern Meadowlark 10
Common Grackle 5
Brown-headed Cowbird 5
Orchard Oriole 1
American Goldfinch 10
House Sparrow 50

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

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


Amy Kearns, Mitchell
Gary Langell, Ellettsville






Subject: Southern Indiana, Clark County
Date: Tue Jun 28 2016 22:19 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 

What a beautiful evening for exploring new habitat. Colleen and I managed to gain access to parts of the closed
ammunition plant near Charlestown, IN. Unfortunately, the majority of new trees seem to be groves and groves of Tree of Heaven.
The good news is lots and lots of open grassland.


Charleston Ammunition Plant And Industrial Center, Clark, Indiana, US
Jun 28, 2016 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.7 mile(s)
Comments: Submitted from eBird Android 1.2.3
38 species

Northern Bobwhite 11 Saw 5 along abandoned roads at ammunition plant. Heard several others.
Wild Turkey 1
Black Vulture 1
Killdeer 9
Mourning Dove 14
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
American Kestrel 2
Eastern Kingbird 3
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 2
Barn Swallow 2
Carolina Chickadee 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
American Robin 32
Gray Catbird 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 17
Common Yellowthroat 4
Yellow-breasted Chat 4
Grasshopper Sparrow 1
Field Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 3
Eastern Towhee 7
Summer Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 4
Blue Grosbeak 3
Indigo Bunting 15
Dickcissel 11
Eastern Meadowlark 13
Common Grackle 25
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
Orchard Oriole 2
Baltimore Oriole 2
House Finch 11
American Goldfinch 9


Waterline Road (IN Ammunition Plant), Clark, Indiana, US
Jun 28, 2016 9:00 PM - 9:40 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
Comments: Submitted from eBird Android 1.2.3
21 species

Northern Bobwhite 4
Killdeer 1
Mourning Dove 11
Great Horned Owl 1
American Kestrel 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
Blue Jay 2
Eastern Bluebird 5
Wood Thrush 3
American Robin 23
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 4
Field Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 4
Summer Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 5
Indigo Bunting 4
Dickcissel 2
Red-winged Blackbird 7
Eastern Meadowlark 3
Common Grackle 5

Tom and Colleen Becker
Floyd County, IN


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Subject: Potato Creek SP -- Jun 28, 2016
Date: Tue Jun 28 2016 19:59 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 



On our way to Michigan, we stopped for a couple of hours at Potato Creek SP, to add to our state park lists. I got six, putting me over 100 for the centennial year. Cynthia is still a little short, but getting close. 

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: zzedpowers
Date: 2016/06/28 20:50 (GMT-05:00)
To: zzedpowers@aol.com
Subject: eBird -- Potato Creek SP -- Jun 28, 2016

Potato Creek SP
Jun 28, 2016
10:45 AM
Traveling
4.00 miles
140 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:
66 F, cloudy, strong wind
Submitted from eBird Android 1.2.0

1 Green Heron
2 Mourning Dove
1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Great Crested Flycatcher
2 Warbling Vireo (Eastern)
1 Blue Jay
1 American Crow
1 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
4 Tree Swallow
1 Black-capped Chickadee
1 Tufted Titmouse
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
2 House Wren
1 American Robin
1 Gray Catbird
5 Common Yellowthroat
1 Hooded Warbler
1 Yellow Warbler
1 Chestnut-sided Warbler
2 Field Sparrow
3 Song Sparrow
3 Northern Cardinal
2 Indigo Bunting
1 Dickcissel
4 Common Grackle
2 Baltimore Oriole
2 House Finch
5 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 29

Ed Powers, Allen County 
Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone



Subject: Eagle Marsh-- June 28 Early AM
Date: Tue Jun 28 2016 17:57 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
I walked part of the main drive of Eagle Marsh this morning before work (05:05-05:20) and heard:

Canada Goose- 1
Great Blue Heron- 1
Killdeer- 2
Willow Flycatcher- 3
Barn Swallow- several
Marsh Wren- 5
American Robin- several
Common Yellowthroat- 3
Song Sparrow- 2
Indigo Bunting- 1
Red-winged Blackbird- 1

Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne



Subject: Eagle Marsh Dickcissel-- June 27 PM
Date: Mon Jun 27 2016 19:06 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
 A brief after-work stop at the west end of the property netted a singing Dickcissel, the first I've noted at Eagle Marsh this year.  It sang numerous times, flying perch to perch westward, until it finally took off for good in the direction of I-69.  Just amblin' by, I guess.
Rodger RangFort Wayne



Subject: Snowy Egret
Date: Mon Jun 27 2016 7:48 am
From: Richard.Wood AT purduecal.edu
 
I had the opportunity to stop at the 129th St. marsh in Hammond twice yesterday, once at 7:40 AM and a second time at around 12:30 or so.

The first time I stopped, I struck out on the Snowy Egret, as it had just begun to rain very hard, so I had to cut my visit shorter than the time allowed (I was on my way to an 8 AM field trip at Eggers Grove).

The second time I stopped, I struck paydirt. The Snowy was near the back of the marsh, in a small body of water, just south of Wolf Lake. Since I had done my homework prior, and refreshed my memory as to what a Snowy looks like, I was able to ID him: black bill, black legs, yellow feet.

Also had an Eastern Meadowlark on the "Indiana" side of Eggers Grove, sitting on one of the electric towers that run along I-90. One of the birders in out group got his scope on the Meadowlark, enabling me to have a killer look.

Richard



Subject: Johnson County Saturday
Date: Mon Jun 27 2016 6:07 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
It's that time of year when not much is happening. So I took the opportunity to work on my Johnson County IAS Summer Count.  I ended up adding 5 species - Eastern Screech-Owl, Great Horned Owl, Red-headed Woodpecker, Spotted Sandpiper, and Purple Martin - before the birds stopped calling in the mid-morning heat. All of them relatively easy additions but I just hadn't got out yet this summer looking for them.

More of the story and a few photos - http://bushwhackingbirder.com

Bob Carper
Indianapolis



Subject: Eagle Creek Park, Sunday June 26, 2016
Date: Sun Jun 26 2016 12:57 pm
From: sailbird AT tds.net
 
Sunday morning bird walk tallied 82 species.  The list includes

Canada Goose
Mallard
Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great blue Heron
Green Heron
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Killdeer
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Great Horned Owl
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Wood Pewee
Acadian Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
White-eyed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Prairie Warbler
American Redstart
Prothonotary Warbler
Kentucky Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow-breasted Chat
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Henslow's Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Blue Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

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

Don Williams



Subject: Yohne Road BLGR-- June 26 AM
Date: Sun Jun 26 2016 8:06 am
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
 The most notable species on my Sunday morning coffee run was a Blue Grosbeak on the south side of Yohne Road.  For the first time this year, I heard one singing from the large roadside tree as I sat parked in the pull-off about 100 yards west of Smith Road.  This is where the species has held territory in seasons past.  I also sat for a bit at the extreme southeast corner of Fox Island County Park further west along Yohne.  This is where I've had better luck with this species this spring, but I didn't hear it here this morning.
Rodger RangFort Wayne



Subject: NW Ind (25-June-20160
Date: Sat Jun 25 2016 15:10 pm
From: kj.brock AT comcast.net
 
Today (25-June-2016) John Cassady, Randy Pals, and I birded both the lakefront and a few inland sites.

Following a quick stop at Michigan City Harbor we made a run for Tippecanoe River S.P., a site we had not birded since 2008. Following a subsequent drive-around at Winamac FWA we then headed for the lakefront, but terminated when the temperature reached 90 degrees. The days best bird was a singing Blue Grosbeak at Winamac FWA.

DUNE STATE PARK BOUNDARY ROAD (John only)
Veery,2
Wood Thrush,1
Cerulean Warbler,2

MICHIGAN CITY HARBOR
Ring-billed Gull,50 apx
Herring Gull,10 apx
Caspian Tern,5
Barn Swallow,20 apx

TIPPECANOE RIVER S.P. (primarily by driving the roads)
Canada Goose,50
Mallard,4 downy chicks
Wild Turkey,2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo,1 singing
Ruby-throated Hummingbird,1
Belted Kingfisher,1
Red-bellied Woodpecker,2
Downy Woodpecker,1
Northern Flicker,1
Eastern Wood-Pewee,3
Acadian Flycatcher,9 singing
Eastern Phoebe,2
Great Crested Flycatcher,2
Eastern Kingbird,1
Yellow-throated Vireo,5
Warbling Vireo,2
Red-eyed Vireo,1
Blue Jay,9
American Crow,8
Black-capped Chickadee,4
Tufted Titmouse,5
White-breasted Nuthatch,5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,4
Eastern Bluebird,1
Veery,4
Wood Thrush,2
Gray Catbird,3
Ovenbird,6
Kentucky Warbler,2 singing
Common Yellowthroat,2
Yellow Warbler,1
Scarlet Tanager,3
Northern Cardinal,6
Indigo Bunting,16
Eastern Towhee,2
Chipping Sparrow,15
Song Sparrow,3
Swamp Sparrow,1
Common Grackle,1
Brown-headed Cowbird,14

WINAMAC FWA
Great Blue Heron,1
Turkey Vulture,7
Red-shouldered Hawk,1
Red-tailed Hawk,1
Mourning Dove,1
Chimney Swift,1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird,1
Red-headed Woodpecker,5
Downy Woodpecker,2
Pileated Woodpecker,1
Eastern Wood-Pewee,2
Great Crested Flycatcher,1
Eastern Kingbird,2
Yellow-throated Vireo,4
Warbling Vireo,3
Red-eyed Vireo,6
Blue Jay,2
Black-capped Chickadee,2
Tufted Titmouse,2
White-breasted Nuthatch,2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,1
Eastern Bluebird,1
Veery,2
Gray Catbird,7
Brown Thasher,1
Ovenbird,2
Common Yellowthroat,2
Yellow Warbler,1
Scarlet Tanager,2
Eastern Towhee,5
Chipping Sparrow,12
Song Sparrow,10
Vesper Sparrow,3
Northern Cardinal,1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak,1
BLUE GROSBEAK,1 singing- a first Pulaski Co record
Indigo Bunting,11
Red-winged Blackbird,4
House Finch,2
Brown-headed Cowbird,6
American Goldfinch,4

OLD SHAMROCK SOD FARM
Brewers Blackbird,1 male

WEST BEVERLY SHORES (mainly along Beverly Drive)
Great Blue Heron,1
Green Heron,1
Turkey Vulture,2
Red-shouldered Hawk,3
Red-tailed Hawk,1
Willow Flycatcher,2 singing
Tree Swallow,32
Marsh Wren,7
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,2
American Robin,3
Gray Catbird,3
Common Yellowthroat,6
American Redstart,3
Yellow Warbler,5
Song Sparrow,3
Swamp Sparrow,7
Indigo Bunting,2
Baltimore Oriole,2 males- one carrying food
American Goldfinch,4

CENTRAL BEVERLY SHORES (along Beverly Drive)
Great Blue Heron,2
Northern Flicker,1
Warbling Vireo,1
Red-eyed Vireo,1
Tree Swallow,30
Marsh Wren,3
American Robin,4
Gray Catbird,4
European Starling,20
Common Yellowthroat,8
Yellow Warbler,6
Song Sparrow,14
Swamp Sparrow,6
Indigo Bunting,1
Red-winged Blackbird,10
Baltimore Oriole,1
American Goldfinch,2

EAST BEVERLY SHORES (along Beverly Drive)
Red-shouldered Hawk,1
Eastern Wood-Pewee,1
Red-eyed Vireo,1
Tree Swallow,32
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,1
Gray Catbird,6
Cedar Waxwing,2
Common Yellowthroat,9
American Redstart,2
Yellow Warbler,7
Eastern Towhee,1
Song Sparrow,1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak,1
Indigo Bunting,1

FURNESSVILLE (drove the roads)
Red-headed Woodpecker,1
Downy Woodpecker,1
Eastern Phoebe,1
White-eyed Vireo,2 singing
Red-eyed Vireo,3
Black-capped Chickadee,2
Tufted Titmouse,1
Gray Catbird,1
Common Yellowthroat,1
American Redstart,3
Yellow Warbler,1
Eastern Towhee,1
Chipping Sparrow,4
Indigo Bunting,2

PORTAGE LAKEFRONT PARK (at Michael Topps site)
Blue Grosbeak,1 female

Ken Brock
Chesterton




Subject: Salamonie
Date: Sat Jun 25 2016 14:04 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Sandy Schacht and I got 52 species, including a Yellow-billed Cuckoo, a Pine Warbler, and a Henslow's Sparrow.


Jim Haw



Subject: Miller Beach - 6/25 - Bank Swallows
Date: Sat Jun 25 2016 13:58 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
6/25
I checked Miller Beach this am. - Walked to the breakwall.

Miller Beach and Woods :
The highlight were nesting Bank Swallows.
*Photos I will Post Later.
1-D.C.Cormorant
1-G.B.Heron
2-Great Egrets
1-Green Heron
2-Mallards
4-Canada Geese
4-Turkey Vultures
1-A.Kestrel
5-Killdeer (plus 2 chicks)
4-Spotted Sandpipers (Plus 4 chicks)
20-Ring-billed Gulls
1-Herring Gull
1-Caspian Tern
8-Mourning Doves
3-Chimney Swifts
1-Red-bellied W.P.
1-N.Flicker
1-Downy W.P.
2-B.C.Chickadees
1-Great-crested F.C.
4-E.Kingbirds
1-Rough-winged Swallow
10-Barn Swallows
80+Bank Swallows # - *
1-Blue Jay
4-A.Crows
1-House Wren
8-A.Robins
2-Catbirds
4-E.Starlings
1-Warbling Vireo
2-Yellow Warblers
3-C.Yellowthroats
1-A.Redstart
2-E.Towhees
9-Field Sparrows
4-Song Sparrows
8-R.W.Blackbirds
2-C.Grackles
2-B.H.Cowbirds
10-A.Goldfinch

# - Due to the severe beach erosion over the winter
10-15ft. "cliffs" have formed
along the parts of the beach (shrinking the beach) - Bank Swallows
have moved in to nest.
West of Lake St. there were about 36 nests with about 6- 8 still
active. To The east of
Lake St. there were about 175+ nests with about 3 dozen still active.

Michael Topp

Highland IN.
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Subject: Eagle Marsh-- June 24 Early AM
Date: Sat Jun 25 2016 11:12 am
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
I took a brief but very enjoyable walk on the main drive of Eagle Marsh early Friday morning before work (5:00-5:20).  The mostly clear sky allowed the waning gibbous moon to shine bright on my path, and the light breezes comprised of cooler, drier air were down-right refreshing.  I was hoping the overnight northerly winds would deposit a Sedge Wren at the wet meadow along that road, but I had to settle for less exciting fare.  And my short heard-only list does not include Least Bittern as I didn't make it as far as the barn before needing to turn around:


Virginia Rail- 1 "kiddick" calls the whole time I was there
Killdeer- 2
Wilson's Snipe- 1; alarm call when flushed
Willow Flycatcher- 2 singing
Eastern Kingbird- 1; fussy call notes
Barn Swallow- several
Marsh Wren- 5 singing
Common Yellowthroat- 3 singing
Song Sparrow- 2
Indigo Bunting- 1 singing
Red-winged Blackbird- 2 singing


Also of note: After work while in the garden, I heard one of the neighborhood Broad-winged Hawks vocalizing intermittently.


Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne



Subject: Black-bellied Whistling Ducks MPW Goose Pond
Date: Sat Jun 25 2016 10:07 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
6-25-16

Black-bellied Whistling Ducks (2) together in MPW 2 flushed when something unseen flushed a flock of 24 Great Egrets and 2 Great Blue Herons that were in the water about half way between the double-ditches parking lot and the 1200 bridge parking area where I was located. The Egrets and Herons flew toward GP7 but the two Black-bellied Whistling Ducks flew the opposite direction and landed out of sight in green vegetation hundreds of yards north of the western end of the Least Tern Island.

Michael Brown
Terre Haute, IN



Subject: Pigeon River FWA, Lagrange Co
Date: Sat Jun 25 2016 9:21 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Cynthia and I finally made the trek to Pigeon River for the much-reported nightjars.  Two Whip-poor-wills started calling promptly at 9:45, but the Chuck-will's-widow apparently took the night off.  Jeff McCoy showed up at parking lot I-3 soon after we arrived there, and stayed after we left at 10:30 -- maybe he had better luck.


Pigeon River FWA (LaGrange Co.), LaGrange, Indiana, US
Jun 24, 2016 8:25 PM - 10:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
15.0 mile(s)
Comments: 66-70 F, clear, calm
25 species

Great Blue Heron 2
Osprey 1
Mourning Dove 1
Barred Owl 1
Eastern Whip-poor-will 2
Chimney Swift 1
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 2
House Wren 1
Marsh Wren 2
Carolina Wren 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
Veery 2
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 2
European Starling 200
Common Yellowthroat 2
Yellow Warbler 2
Field Sparrow 1
Lark Sparrow 1 Identified by song. The bird has been identified by several others in the same spot.
Savannah Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 4
Eastern Towhee 2
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird 50

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Ed Powers, Allen County



Subject: 6/24/16 - Grant Street Marsh (Lake County)
Date: Fri Jun 24 2016 18:50 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
  This morning, I headed to Grant Street Marsh in Lake Countyto see if I could find anything new or unique, but I only could find the usualspecies. I only saw the continuing male Yellow-headed Blackbird once in flight,and for the first time since April, I did not hear it. Below is what I had.Matt KalwasinskiGrant St. Marsh,Lake, Indiana, US
Jun 24, 2016 5:55 AM - 7:30 AM

Canada Goose  61 -   juvs seen, but did not count
Wood Duck  54
Mallard  14
Double-crested Cormorant  2
Great Blue Heron  62
Great Egret  8
Black-crowned Night-Heron  4    1 juv
Osprey  1
Bald Eagle  2 - adults
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Common Gallinule  3 - adults
American Coot  2
Killdeer  9 – all adults
Spotted Sandpiper  3 - adults
Ring-billed Gull  84
Caspian Tern  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  9
Mourning Dove  2
Chimney Swift  1
Willow Flycatcher  2
Tree Swallow  19
Barn Swallow  2
Marsh Wren  9 – singing males
American Robin  4
Gray Catbird  2
European Starling  125   - estimate; majority were juvs
Common Yellowthroat  5 – singing males
Yellow Warbler  2 – singing males
Song Sparrow  3
Red-winged Blackbird  23
Yellow-headed Blackbird  1   
Common Grackle  3
American Goldfinch  5



Subject: Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site Monthly Survey July 7
Date: Fri Jun 24 2016 14:08 pm
From: TConrad AT indianamuseum.org
 
The Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site is conducting a base line survey on 80 acres of former farm land in Rome City, Indiana. The information will be used to reference against once the land is restored to wetland and prairie grassland. Monthly surveys of the land will be compiled for 5 years and submitted to the Indiana Academy of Science discussing the impact of the restoration of the land and the increased diversity of bird species.  The survey will be taking place in the farm fields to the west of the Gene Stratton-Porter main property, with 5 specific locations in the fields as survey points. We will meet at the Carriage House Visitor's Center at the Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday July 7th. We are located at 1205 Pleasant Point, Rome City, IN 46784. If you have any questions please contact the site naturalist, Tiffany, at 260.854.3790.

This is a monthly survey that occurs on the first Thursday of each month (also the third Thursday during peak migratory months), weather permitting.


Tiffany Conrad
Interpretive Naturalist
Gene Stratton-Porter SHS
Rome City, IN 46784
tconrad@indianamuseum.org
260.854.3790





Subject: N. Mockingbird (Ft. Wayne/Columbia City)
Date: Fri Jun 24 2016 12:56 pm
From: borntobird500 AT gmail.com
 
While on a bike ride I noted a Northern Mockingbird at 5285 E 400 S in
between Ft. Wayne and Columbia City. It flew out and back into the small
wooded strip to the west of the house. I believe that species is fairly
uncommon to rare in N. Indiana. To get the address into google type "5285
E 400 S Columbia City". The marker shows a bit north of the road. This is
just EAST of the intersection of the Northeast Purdue Agricultural Center.

Casey Ryan
Ft. Wayne



Subject: Illiana Birds: 2 Black-necked Stilts & Snowy Egret
Date: Fri Jun 24 2016 12:46 pm
From: cmarshbird AT prodigy.net
 
24 June 2016  I watched the ad Snowy Egret and pr of Black-necked Stilts at
the 129th St. Mitigation Wetland/Wolf Lake/Hammond for 1-1/2 hrs. late
morning. An adult Black-crowned Night Heron flushed into deeper vegetation.



Carolyn Marsh, Whiting, IN




Subject: Purdue University--Wildlife Area, Jun 24, 2016 Y.B.Chat
Date: Fri Jun 24 2016 11:25 am
From: jkskene AT hotmail.com
 



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Purdue University--Wildlife Area, Tippecanoe, Indiana, US
Jun 24, 2016 7:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.2 mile(s)
48 species

Wood Duck 15
Ring-necked Pheasant 2
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Turkey Vulture 4
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 2
Mourning Dove 4
Chimney Swift 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Willow Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
White-eyed Vireo 2
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 1
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 6
Tree Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 2
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 2
House Wren 3
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 7
Gray Catbird 15
Brown Thrasher 2
European Starling 7
Common Yellowthroat 8
Yellow Warbler 9
Yellow-breasted Chat 2
Chipping Sparrow 1
Field Sparrow 6
Song Sparrow 4
Eastern Towhee 3
Summer Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 7
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 8
Indigo Bunting 11
Dickcissel 3
Red-winged Blackbird 18
Eastern Meadowlark 1
Common Grackle 9
Brown-headed Cowbird 15
Orchard Oriole 3
American Goldfinch 8

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Subject: Loggerhead Shrikes Daviess, Orange, Lawrence June 22-23
Date: Thu Jun 23 2016 15:16 pm
From: AKearns AT dnr.in.gov
 
I followed up on some shrikes yesterday and today, confirming that a nest in Daviess County did not fledge young, and two birds in Orange County appear to be singles (no nesting evidence found).

Huron, Lawrence, Indiana, US
Jun 22, 2016 6:45 AM - 7:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.1 mile(s)
11 species

Cooper's Hawk 1 Adult chasing a MODO
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Loggerhead Shrike 1 perched near active nest
White-eyed Vireo 1
American Crow 4 Fl
Barn Swallow 5
Song Sparrow 2
Scarlet Tanager 1
Blue Grosbeak 1
Red-winged Blackbird 4
Brown-headed Cowbird 1

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Loogootee, Martin, Indiana, US
Jun 22, 2016 7:30 AM
Protocol: Incidental
1 species

Eurasian Collared-Dove 2 Near brick church east of 231

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Montgomery, Daviess, Indiana, US
Jun 22, 2016 7:45 AM - 9:41 AM
Protocol: Traveling
10.0 mile(s)
Comments: checked one active LOSH site looking for Fledglings
33 species

Northern Bobwhite 2
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 2
Killdeer 5
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 5
Mourning Dove 15
Chimney Swift 5
American Kestrel 1
Eastern Kingbird 10
Loggerhead Shrike 2 Adults nest building. No fledglings from earlier nest attempt were seen despite over an hour's concentrated efforts. This nesting attempt almost certainly failed during the late nestling or early fledgling stage. A dead nestling was recovered from underneath this nest site two days prior to this, the nest was checked (empty), and over an hour was spent looking on that date as well, with no fledglings seen.
Horned Lark 4 Fledgling following adult
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 5 Fl
Purple Martin 15 On
Tree Swallow 20 Fl
Barn Swallow 17 Fl
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
American Robin 22 Ny
Gray Catbird 1
Brown Thrasher 5
Northern Mockingbird 5
European Starling 40
Common Yellowthroat 2
Chipping Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 4
Northern Cardinal 3
Blue Grosbeak 2
Indigo Bunting 29
Dickcissel 30
Red-winged Blackbird 30
Eastern Meadowlark 20
Common Grackle 36 Fl
American Goldfinch 2
House Sparrow 50 On

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Orleans, Orange County, IN, US, Orange, Indiana, US
Jun 23, 2016 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
10.0 mile(s)
Comments: checked two LOSH territories where single birds have been seen, looking for nesting evidence. Single birds were seen but no evidence of nesting.
39 species

Turkey Vulture 5
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 3
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 10
Mourning Dove 10
Red-headed Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
American Kestrel 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Eastern Kingbird 10
Loggerhead Shrike 2 adults at two different territories. Acted like single birds on territory without mates
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 5
Purple Martin 30
Tree Swallow 10
Barn Swallow 30
House Wren 2
Eastern Bluebird 5
American Robin 10
Brown Thrasher 2
Northern Mockingbird 5
European Starling 30
Common Yellowthroat 2
Prairie Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 1
Savannah Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 10
Northern Cardinal 5
Blue Grosbeak 2
Indigo Bunting 20
Dickcissel 20
Red-winged Blackbird 30
Eastern Meadowlark 20
Common Grackle 20
Brown-headed Cowbird 10
Orchard Oriole 1
American Goldfinch 5
House Sparrow 20

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




Subject: Pigeon River
Date: Thu Jun 23 2016 14:49 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Sandy Schacht and I got 68 species at Pigeon River, inlcuding Sedge Wren, Marsh Wren, and Chestnut-sided Warbler.


Jim



Subject: Re: PikeGibson recent sightings
Date: Wed Jun 22 2016 23:10 pm
From: jeremy.ross AT hotmail.com
 
Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE SmartphoneOn Jun 22, 2016 11:41 PM, Jeremy Ross <jeremy.ross@hotmail.com> wrote:I hiked late Tuesday morning at Columbia mine. Pleased to find 3 Henslows sparrows amid many bell's vireo, dickcissel and chats. One Mississippi kite was seen flying over the prairie as well. Today I saw my first Gibson county lark sparrow as they aren't seen in east Gibson where I usually bird. This was close to Union.  Also today at my house, lark sparrows were active all day; singing, flying and even making more baby sparrows.  And two other interesting things from my yard was finding a family of newly hatched quail with a nervous hen and calling cock Saturday 6/18 and a woodcock flying at dark on 6/20 & 6/21. Jeremy Ross, PetersburgSent from my Verizon 4G LTE Smartphone



Subject: Kosciusko Forster's Terns
Date: Wed Jun 22 2016 20:33 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Two alternate-plumaged Forster's Terns were resting on a buoy and feeding on Big Chapman Lake-presumably for the past two afternoons as I saw them yesterday from across the lake.  I finally got out to study and photo them today. 

John Kendall
Warsaw
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Subject: need a guide
Date: Wed Jun 22 2016 9:46 am
From: sgtloe AT hotmail.com
 
If there's a responsible way to see a Barn Owl in the wild in Indiana, I'd be glad to take a guide and a guest out to dinner by way of saying thanks for taking us there. 

We live in Northern Indiana and my family of 5 has always wanted to see one. Have binoculars, will travel.

Thanks,

Seth Loe



Subject: Orange County Loggerhead Shrikes
Date: Tue Jun 21 2016 17:24 pm
From: greenpertplus AT hotmail.com
 
Gary Langell and I did a Loggerhead Shrike survey in Orange County today. We found shrikes at 3 sites:
#1 site: Site has been active for >5 years. 2 adults were busy feeding 3 recent fledglings (fledged Thur or Fri). We were happy to see them all still surviving after 5 days out of the nest. They were flying well but not doing any independent foraging. The male was doing almost all of the feeding. He never stopped foraging for insects in over an hour of observation. He would feed his young a bug every 3-5 minutes.
#2 site: 1 adult foraging and consuming prey. I have seen an adult here several times this year, but no sign of nesting (yet)
#3 site: 1 adult foraging and consuming prey at a new site where I've not seen shrikes before. No breeding evidence observed.
At another site, where I had observed a single adult a couple times earlier in the season, no shrikes were seen. It was my third time in a row here without seeing shrikes and it doesn't look like nesting is taking place there this year.

Our most surprising bird of the day was a singing WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW. Location given in checklist below.

Orleans, Orange County, IN, US, Orange, Indiana, US
Jun 21, 2016 7:00 AM - 1:03 PM
Protocol: Traveling
49.999 mile(s)
Comments: Orange County Loggerhead Shrike survey
65 species

Canada Goose 1
Wood Duck 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Black Vulture 7
Turkey Vulture 17
Bald Eagle 1 adult over the Lost River
Red-tailed Hawk 5
Killdeer 54
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 29
Eurasian Collared-Dove 5
Mourning Dove 53
Barn Owl 3 3 roosting in a private barn with successful DNR nest box.
Chimney Swift 7
Red-headed Woodpecker 7
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 2
American Kestrel 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Eastern Phoebe 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 3
Eastern Kingbird 13
Loggerhead Shrike 7 At 3 territories. 1st territory had 2 adults feeding 3 dependent fledglings. Second territory had 1 adult observed. Third territory (a new site) had 1 adult observed.
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 4
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 6
American Crow 4
Horned Lark 3 1 fledgling
Purple Martin 83 individually counted at nesting colonies
Barn Swallow 26
Carolina Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 1
House Wren 7
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Eastern Bluebird 23
American Robin 16
Gray Catbird 2
Brown Thrasher 25 common in fencerows here
Northern Mockingbird 43 Individually counted
European Starling 73
Cedar Waxwing 2
Common Yellowthroat 10
Northern Parula 1
Yellow Warbler 1
Prairie Warbler 2
Yellow-breasted Chat 3
Henslow's Sparrow 4
Chipping Sparrow 8
Field Sparrow 8
White-crowned Sparrow 1 One heard singing 4 times on CR 200 N west of 300 E. 38.5862, -86.4123 Later seen in flight; a large, buffy sparrow
Savannah Sparrow 2 One singing on CR 200 N west of 300 E. 38.5863, -86.4098. And another one singing on 625 E south of 175 N.
Song Sparrow 26
Eastern Towhee 2
Northern Cardinal 2
Blue Grosbeak 4
Indigo Bunting 30
Dickcissel 22
Red-winged Blackbird 157
Eastern Meadowlark 17
Common Grackle 42
Brown-headed Cowbird 6
Orchard Oriole 2
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 8
House Sparrow 90

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Amy Kearns, Mitchell
Gary Langell, Ellettsville



Subject: Grissom Uplands
Date: Tue Jun 21 2016 14:19 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Sandy Schacht and Marisa Windell and I found 2 Upland Sandpipers at Grissom AFB.  also a Common Tern at Mississinewa beach, Wabash Co.


Jim Haw



Subject: Goose Pond Franklin Gull, Caspian Terns
Date: Tue Jun 21 2016 11:38 am
From: bdecker.bird AT gmail.com
 
Some early morning birds

Goose Pond FWA--GP10N, Greene, Indiana, US
Jun 20, 2016 9:02 AM - 10:27 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Walking Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.1.3 Build 30
16 species

Wood Duck 2 Flyover
Northern Bobwhite 2
Killdeer 57
Franklin's Gull 1 Standing at waters edge with 4 Caspian terns at the back NE end of GP10N. Dark half hood on forehead to back of most of the head. White neck all the way around, very visible white primary tips, white eye arcs. Bill short and dark, thicker than a Bonaparte's,
Caspian Tern 4
Willow Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 2
American Crow 4
Cliff Swallow 2
Brown Thrasher 1
Common Yellowthroat 2
Yellow Warbler 1
Song Sparrow 2
Indigo Bunting 2
American Goldfinch 1

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Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool East, Greene, Indiana, US
Jun 20, 2016 7:10 AM - 8:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.8 mile(s)
Comments: Walking Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.1.3 Build 30
28 species

Mallard 5
Blue-winged Teal 2
Great Blue Heron 5
Great Egret 4
Green Heron 1
Bald Eagle 1
Black-necked Stilt 13
Killdeer 17
Mourning Dove 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Willow Flycatcher 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 4
American Crow 3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 6
Tree Swallow 26
Barn Swallow 4
Cliff Swallow 3
American Robin 2
European Starling 2
Common Yellowthroat 2
Indigo Bunting 3
Red-winged Blackbird 16
Common Grackle 4
Orchard Oriole 3
American Goldfinch 4

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Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool West, Greene, Indiana, US
Jun 20, 2016 6:15 AM - 6:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Driving and stationary Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.1.3 Build 30
16 species

Canada Goose 63 45 Flyovers
Wood Duck 5
Mallard 9
Blue-winged Teal 3
Northern Bobwhite 2
Great Blue Heron 3
Great Egret 2
Common Gallinule 1
Black-necked Stilt 2
Killdeer 3
Least Tern 2 Flying and hovering near term Island
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 3
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 1
American Robin 2

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Goose Pond FWA (Please consider using a more specific location.), Greene, Indiana, US
Jun 20, 2016 6:00 AM - 7:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
7.0 mile(s)
Comments: Traveling to different locations Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.1.3 Build 30
35 species

Canada Goose 18
Wood Duck 2
Mallard 3
Northern Bobwhite 2
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 3
Great Egret 1
Mourning Dove 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Acadian Flycatcher 1
Willow Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 2
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 2
Tree Swallow 6
Barn Swallow 7
Cliff Swallow 8
House Wren 5
Carolina Wren 1
American Robin 2
Brown Thrasher 2
Northern Mockingbird 1
Cedar Waxwing 2
Grasshopper Sparrow 1
Henslow's Sparrow 1
Field Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 2
Indigo Bunting 18
Dickcissel 8
Red-winged Blackbird 85
Eastern Meadowlark 2
Common Grackle 23
American Goldfinch 6

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Bob Decker

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Subject: 6/21/16 - 3 Lake County locations
Date: Tue Jun 21 2016 11:20 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
  This morning, I did some more birding in Lake County.Highlights include two singing Sedge Wrens at two different locations alongwith 49 species at Oak Ridge Prairie in Griffith. Below is what I found.Matt Kalwasinskihttps://www.flickr.com/photos/... Cal RiverTrail between Columbia and Indianapolis Blvd, Lake, Indiana, US
Jun 21, 2016 5:00 AM - 5:35 AM

Canada Goose  39   - at least 22 juvs
Wood Duck  2
Mallard  4
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  1
Green Heron  1
Killdeer  1
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Ring-billed Gull  22
Caspian Tern  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  9
Mourning Dove  2
Chimney Swift  4
Red-headed Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Warbling Vireo  1 – singing male
Blue Jay  1
Tree Swallow  11
Barn Swallow  8
Cliff Swallow  4 – probable nest under Indy Blvd bridge
House Wren  4  - singing males
Sedge Wren  1 – singing male
American Robin  19
Gray Catbird  1
European Starling  75   - estimate; everywhere
Common Yellowthroat  1 – singing male
Yellow Warbler  1 – singing male
Song Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  2
Red-winged Blackbird  29
Common Grackle  11
Brown-headed Cowbird  3
American Goldfinch  2
House Sparrow  9 Oak Ridge PrairieCounty Park, Lake, Indiana, US
Jun 21, 2016 7:15 AM - 9:50 AM


Canada Goose  49  -  at least 22 juvs
Mute Swan  1
Mallard  3
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  1
Turkey Vulture  4
Killdeer  1
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Ring-billed Gull  3
Mourning Dove  2
Red-headed Woodpecker  4
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker  4
Eastern Wood-Pewee  4
Willow Flycatcher  5 - singing  males
Eastern Phoebe  3
Warbling Vireo  4 – singing males
Red-eyed Vireo  2 – singing males
Blue Jay  2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  1
Tree Swallow  32   - 4 juvs seen
Barn Swallow  2 – occupied nest
Tufted Titmouse  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  4
House Wren  7 – at least 6 were singing males
Sedge Wren  1 – singing males
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  4
Eastern Bluebird  3
Wood Thrush  2
American Robin  23
Gray Catbird  11
European Starling  8
Common Yellowthroat  19 – only two females were seen
Yellow Warbler  4 – 3 singing males; 1 female
Field Sparrow  7
Savannah Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  8
Eastern Towhee  7 – all singing males
Northern Cardinal  5
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1 – singing male
Indigo Bunting  2 - pair
Red-winged Blackbird  24
Eastern Meadowlark  2
Common Grackle  9
Brown-headed Cowbird  11
Orchard Oriole  3   - 2 males and a female
House Finch  3
American Goldfinch  11 NIPSCO GriffithPower Substation, Lake, Indiana, US
Jun 21, 2016 10:10 AM - 10:15 AM

Red-tailed Hawk  1
Monk Parakeet  3
European Starling  3
Song Sparrow  1
Red-winged Blackbird  5
House Sparrow  1



Subject: Daviess and Lawrence Co Loggerhead Shrikes
Date: Mon Jun 20 2016 20:28 pm
From: greenpertplus AT hotmail.com
 
I checked 3 Loggerhead Shrike territories today (half of the known nesting sites in the state this year). Results were a mixed bag. I plan to return to Daviess in the AM later this week to search again for the missing fledglings. I was there in the hot afternoon today and may have just missed them. 


Montgomery, Daviess, Indiana, US
Jun 20, 2016 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
6.0 mile(s)
Comments: checked 2 LOSH territories
1 species

Loggerhead Shrike 4 all adults. At #1 site, one dead nestling was collected from below the nest. The nest was empty. Chicks should have fledged within the last day or two, but no sign of them today. The adults were nearby, foraging for themselves and nest building. They were adding the finishing touches on a new nest. Both male and female were building and testing out the nest cup. With the female perched nearby, the male briefly did a short display, with bill held in the air, he sang a song with a single note repeated and gave a series of small hops in place. They were eating small insects, including a beetle and a large green caterpillar (looked like a hornworm).

At #2 site, where the nest blew out of the tree last week, they were rebuilding in the same tree. An adult was seen carrying nesting material to the nest. Both adults also seen foraging nearby.

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

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


Huron, Lawrence, Indiana, US
Jun 20, 2016 2:00 PM - 2:10 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.1 mile(s)
Comments: checked 1 LOSH territory
1 species

Loggerhead Shrike 3 2 adults, 1 nestling about 5-6 days old, and 1 egg

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

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

Amy Kearns
Mitchell



Subject: Pigeon River Chuck-wills-widow
Date: Sun Jun 19 2016 22:10 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
    Sorry for the late post - Following up on Rodger Rang's report, I pulled into parking area I-3 just a few minutes after 10:00 last night (6/18). As soon as I stepped out of the car, I heard a Whip-poor-will calling. After about ten minutes, the Chuck-wills-widow joined in. In the half hour that I was there, The Whip-poor-will called from several places, but I still couldn't confirm any more than one bird. The Chuck-wills-widow was more sedentary. Those were the only two birds that I heard during my visit.   Thanks to Rodger for alerting us to these two uncommon birds!
John WinebrennerFort Wayne



Subject: Eagle Creek Park, Sunday June 19, 2016
Date: Sun Jun 19 2016 14:49 pm
From: sailbird AT tds.net
 
Sunday morning bird walk tallied 80 species.  The list includes

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

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

Don Williams



Subject: 6/19/16 - Southern Lake County locations
Date: Sun Jun 19 2016 9:41 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
  This morning (6/19/16), I headed to southern Lake County tocheck a few locations, which is included two Osprey nest locations. I foundmany juveniles, a male Ring-necked Duck, and one successful Osprey nest. Belowis what I found.Matt Kalwasinski
W 77th AvenueWetland in Schererville, IN, Lake, Indiana, US
Jun 19, 2016 5:30 AM - 5:40 AM

Wood Duck  34  -  14 juvs
Great Blue Heron  1
Green Heron  1
Black-crowned Night-Heron  5   - 1 juv
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Mourning Dove  1
Tree Swallow  9
Red-winged Blackbird  8 121st Avenue westof Calumet Avenue, Lake, Indiana, US
Jun 19, 2016 5:55 AM - 7:00 AM

Wood Duck  23  -  11 juvs
Mallard  21  -  11 juvs
Blue-winged Teal  1
Ring-necked Duck  1  -  previously reported to ebird by Geoff W andDavid A
Hooded Merganser  6   - 3 juvs
Ruddy Duck  6
Pied-billed Grebe  17  -  13 juvs; multiple family groups werespread out.
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Great Blue Heron  9
Great Egret  12
Green Heron  1
American Coot  1
Killdeer  7
Spotted Sandpiper  3
Ring-billed Gull  16
Caspian Tern  5
Mourning Dove  9
American Crow  1
Barn Swallow  2
European Starling  6
Cedar Waxwing  5
Song Sparrow  1
Dickcissel  1
Red-winged Blackbird  11
Eastern Meadowlark  1
Common Grackle  5 Cedar Lake OspreyNest, Lake, Indiana, US
Jun 19, 2016 7:15 AM - 7:35 AM

Osprey  2 – 1 adult and 1 juv on the nest
Killdeer  2
Ring-billed Gull  2
Mourning Dove  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Warbling Vireo  1
House Wren  1
American Robin  2
Gray Catbird  1
Brown Thrasher  1
European Starling  2
Yellow Warbler  1
Savannah Sparrow  2
Red-winged Blackbird  4
American Goldfinch  1 Osprey nest southof 231 east of 41Empty – no adults or juvs – failed attempt?



Subject: 6/18/16 - 3 Lake County locations
Date: Sun Jun 19 2016 9:02 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
 Yesterday, 6/18/16, I birded three locations in Lake County. Below is what I found.
Matt Kalwasinski
Taft StreetWetland, Lake, Indiana, US
Jun 18, 2016 7:55 AM - 8:25 AM

Canada Goose  18
Wood Duck  33  -  9 juvs
Mallard  6
Double-crested Cormorant  2
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  1
Killdeer  10  -  2 juvs
Ring-billed Gull  1
Eastern Kingbird  1
Tree Swallow  7
American Robin  6
European Starling  4
Yellow Warbler  2  -  pair
Song Sparrow  2
Red-winged Blackbird  23
Common Grackle  12
Brown-headed Cowbird  2
American Goldfinch  1MLK Jr Wetland,Lake, Indiana, US
Jun 18, 2016 8:35 AM - 8:55 AM

Wood Duck  14
Great Blue Heron  2
Black-crowned Night-Heron  1 - adult
Mourning Dove  1
Willow Flycatcher  1
Tree Swallow  21
American Robin  3
Gray Catbird  1
European Starling  2
Yellow Warbler  1
Song Sparrow  2
Red-winged Blackbird  11
Common Grackle  3
American Goldfinch  2Gordon and  Faith Greiner Nature Preserve, Lake, Indiana, US
Jun 18, 2016 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM


Canada Goose  105  -  many juvs seen
Mute Swan  6  -  4 juvs
Wood Duck  26
Mallard  1
Double-crested Cormorant  2
Great Blue Heron  2
Great Egret  4
Killdeer  2
Ring-billed Gull  1
Mourning Dove  1
Chimney Swift  4
Red-headed Woodpecker  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker  2
Warbling Vireo  2
Blue Jay  2
Tree Swallow  16
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2
American Robin  11
Gray Catbird  5
European Starling  12
Common Yellowthroat  2 – singing males
Yellow Warbler  2
Chipping Sparrow  1
Field Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  4
Northern Cardinal  2
Red-winged Blackbird  10
Common Grackle  8
Baltimore Oriole  1 - male
American Goldfinch  2



Subject: Kosciusko Co. Summer Bird Count (SBC) Common Terns, grassland species
Date: Sat Jun 18 2016 22:22 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
A couple of highlights this week from doing SBC surveys in Kosciusko Co.: 2 Common Terns (in photos, one definitely appears in HY/first-summer plumage) on Big Chapman Lake 6/13, the breeding Grasshopper Sparrows, Dickcissels, Bobolinks, and Savannah Sparrows finally returned to the farm I saw them last year just west of Sidney, and a summering Common Loon on Big Chapman Lake.  I also did some woodland birding, including a hike deep into Tri-county FWA, the Black and White Warblers found last week must have moved on.
photos of the grassland birds and Terns:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/...


900 S./400 E. area:
Bobolink-7
Dickcissel-12
Grasshopper Sparrow-6
Savannah Sparrow-5
Tri-county FWA 6/12:
Wood Duck-34
Sandhill Crane-5
Wild Turkey-7
Barred Owl-2
Great Horned Owl-1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo-2
Green Heron-2
Osprey-2 traditional nest
Bald Eagle-1 possibly nesting
Carolina Wren-4
Yellow-throated Vireo-3
White-eyed Vireo-2
Wood Thrush-5
Veery-3
Cedar Waxwing
Yellow Warbler-4
Chestnut-sided Warbler-2
Cerulean Warbler-7
Yellow-throated Warbler-2
American Redstart-6
Prothonotary Warbler-5
Blue-winged Warbler-1
N. Parula-1
Hooded Warbler-6
Common Yellowthroat-3
dipped on Chat
Scarlet Tanager-5
Rose-breasted Grosbeak-4
Indigo Bunting-2
Baltimore Oriole-3
Orchard Oriole-1
John Kendall
Warsaw



Subject: N.W.Indiana - 6/18 - Blue Grosbeaks
Date: Sat Jun 18 2016 18:20 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
6/18
Potage Lakefront Park (Porter Co.)
I found 3 Blue Grosbeaks on the west side of the Park today
2 Males (Both singing) and 1 Female carrying food. *

Michael Topp
Highland IN.
*Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/m...




Subject: Kankakee Sands and LaSalle Fish and Wildlife Area, 6/18/16
Date: Sat Jun 18 2016 17:26 pm
From: rhughes.enteract AT rcn.com
 

I spent the morning birding Kankakee Sands and LaSalle Fish and Wildlife
Area in Newton County. It was a beautiful day to be in Newton County,
one of my favorite places to bird in the summer. I didn't see anything
unexpected at Kankakee Sands, just loads of the expected Grasshopper and
Henslow's Sparrows and Dickcissels, plus most of the other Sands summer
specialties. I ended up with 62 species. See my eBird checklist, URL
below, for the full list.

After the Sands I headed over to LaSalle Fish and Wildlife Area. I
didn't spend a lot of time there, mostly driving around and birding from
my car. Sometime this summer I'd like to really bird LaSalle since I
think it has a lot of potential. The most unexpected thing I had were 20
or so American White Pelicans at Black Oak Bayou. I've never had AWPEs
at LaSalle before so they were something of a surprise but probably not
unexpected given their recent increase and occurrence at Willow Slough.
See my eBird checklist, URL below, for the full list

Lastly, I had 2 Caspian Terns flying north over US 41 in Highland, Lake
County around dawn while headed to Newton County. Both birds were
carrying fish and making a bee line north. These birds must be from one
of the breeding colonies on southern Lake Michigan. I do wonder where
they went fishing. Looking at a map there are several small lakes in
Lake County not far from 41. They could also have gone to JC Murphy Lake
at Willow Slough.

June 18, 2016 Kankakee Sands eBird Checklist
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...

June 18, 2016 LaSalle Fish and Wildlife Area eBird Checklist
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...

Robert D. Hughes
Chicago, Illinois


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Subject: Lakefront (18-June-2016)
Date: Sat Jun 18 2016 16:43 pm
From: kj.brock AT comcast.net
 
Today (18-June-20160) John Cassady, Randy Pals, Lynn Vernon, and I birded several sites on the lakefront.

A day in the summer birding doldrums can be fairly unexciting, but today we enjoyed some exceptional birds. Highlights included a Canvasback, a breeding-plumed Dunlin, a singing Alder Flycatcher, and a record Dickcissel count.

MICHIGAN CITY HARBOR
Ring-billed Gull,120
Herring Gull,15
Caspian Tern,4
Barn Swallow,20
Bank Swallow,1

EAST BEVERLY SHORES (along Beverly Drive)
Wood Duck,17
Mallard,10
Double-crested Cormorant,7 flyby flock
Downy Woodpecker,3
Eastern Wood-Peewee,3
Willow Flycatcher,6 all vocalized
Great Crested Flycatche,2
Yellow-throated Vireo,2
Red-eyed Vireo,1
American Crow,2
Tufted Titmouse,4
White-breasted Nuthatch,2
House Wren,3
Marsh Wren,1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,4
Eastern Bluebird,2
Wood Thrush,1 singing
American Robin,11
Gray Catbird,22
Brown Thrasher,3 including a fledgling
Cedar Waxwing,4
Common Yellowthroat,8
American Redstart,6
Yellow Warbler,16
Eastern Towhee,8
Song Sparrow,5
Swamp Sparrow,5
Summer Tanager,1
Northern Cardinal,9
Rose-breasted Grosbeak,2
Indigo Bunting,3
Red-winged Blackbird,40
American Goldfinch,7

CENTRAL BEVERLY SHORES (along Beverly Drive)
Canada Goose,25
Wood Duck,6
Great Egret,7
Green Heron,3
Killdeer,1
Red-bellied Woodpecker,1
Downy Woodpecker,2
Northern Flicker,1
Willow Flycatcher,4
Great Crested Flycatcher,2
Eastern Kingbird,2
Warbling Vireo,3
Red-eyed Vireo,1
Tree Swallow,15
Barn Swallow,1
Black-capped Chickadee,1
House Wren,2
Marsh Wren,3
Eastern Bluebird,1
American Robin,2
Gray Catbird,2
Cedar Waxwing,1
Prothonotary Warbler,1
Common Yellowthroat,6
Yellow Warbler,8
Song Sparrow,3
Swamp Sparrow,6
Indigo Bunting,2
Red-winged Blackbird,30
American Goldfinch,6

WEST BEVERLY SHORES (mainly along Beverly Drive- met Bruce Glicks crew)
Wood Duck,10 fem & young
Great Blue Heron,2
Green Heron,1
Turkey Vulture,1
Mourning Dove,3
Red-headed Woodpecker,3
Hairy Woodpecker,1
Northern Flicker,3
Pileated Woodpecker,3
ALDER FLYCATCHER,1 singing
Willow Flycatcher,1
Eastern Kingbird,3
Warbling Vireo,3
Tree Swallow,32
Black-capped Chickadee,1
House Wren,2
Sedge Wren,1 singing
Marsh Wren,5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,2
Eastern Bluebird,3
American Robin,5
Gray Catbird,7
Cedar Waxwing,4
Common Yellowthroat,6
Yellow Warbler,11
Prairie Warbler,1 heard singing from Kemil Road
Song Sparrow,4
Swamp Sparrow,4
Indigo Bunting,3
Red-winged Blackbird,10
American Goldfinch,3

JACKSON MORAINE PRESERVE
Eastern Wood-Pewee,2
Eastern Phoebe,1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,2
Red-eyed Vireo,2
Wood Thrush,1
Gray Catbird,2
Common Yellowthroat,1
American Redstart,2
Yellow Warbler,1
Chestnut-sided Warbler,1 fem carrying food
Eastern Towhee,1
Chipping Sparrow,1

McCOOL BASIN
Killdeer,11
Spotted Sandpiper,4
Common Grackle,3

GRANT STREET WETLAND (met Bruce Glicks crew)
Wood Duck,2
Great Blue Heron,58
Great Egret,41
Bald Eagle,2 adults
Common Gallinule,1
Killdeer,5
Spotted Sandpiper,1
Ring-billed Gull,4
Willow Flycatcher,1 singing
Tree Swallow,25
Bank Swallow,5
Bank Swallow,10
European Starling,150- large flock
Common Yellowthroat,2
Yellow Warbler,2
Yellow-headed Blackbird,1- continuing male

CHASE STREET WETLAND (immediately west of Grant St wetland)
Great Blue Heron,2 young in nest
Great Egret,3
Green Heron,1
Killdeer,2
Spotted Sandpiper,2
Red-headed Woodpecker,1
Northern Flicker,3
Willow Flycatcher,2
Eastern Kingbird,1
Warbling Vireo,1
Tree Swallow,10
House Wren,2
Gray Catbird,3
Common Yellowthroat,1
Yellow Warbler,4
Song Sparrow,3
Baltimore Oriole,1

GARY SEWAGE LAGOON- from I-90 CANVASBACK,1 male Indianas 3rd June record

129th STREET WETLAND (met Bruce Glicks crew & Carolyn Marsh)
Mute Swan,2 in Wolf Lake
Great Egret,1
Black-necked Stilt,1 male on Wolf Lake- Carolyn saw two earlier
Spotted Sandpiper,5 including a downy chick
DUNLIN,1 alternate plumage- ties Indianas second latest spring record
Caspian Tern,2 on Wolf Lake

REYNOLDS CREEK G.H.A.
Great Blue Heron,1
Great Egret,1
Turkey Vulture,5
Killdeer,2
Eastern Kingbird,1
Warbling Vireo,1
Tree Swallow,4
Sedge Wren,1 singing
Eastern Bluebird,1
Common Yellowthroat,1
Chipping Sparrow,1
Field Sparrow,1
Vesper Sparrow,1
Grasshopper Sparrow,2
Dickcissel,55- careful count, a record for the lakefront
Eastern Meadowlark,1
Orchard Oriole,2- pair
Baltimore Oriole,2

Ken Brock
Chesterton




Subject: Pigeon River Chuck-- June 17 PM
Date: Sat Jun 18 2016 13:46 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
Sandy Schacht, Marisa Windell, and I made the drive to Pigeon River yesterday for some evening birding (6:30-10:30) and acquired our primary target of Chuck-will's-widow.  We had more modest success with our secondary targets, picking up Common Gallinule, Eastern Whip-poor-will, Sedge Wren, and Lark Sparrow, but dipping on Least Bittern and Alder Flycatcher.

The early part of our visit felt hot (mid-80s), and the biting flies were numerous and fairly annoying.  But that high-pressure, cloudless sky was beautiful, and temps cooled nicely into the 60s as the day waned.  After sunset, the mosquitoes weren't bad, and the nearly full moon allowed for easy walking at the nightjar spot.  We were accompanied there by Eric and Mary Helfrich, who we'd fortuitously bumped into at our previous stop where we unsuccessfully tried for the bittern.

The CWWI was vocalizing when we arrived at Parking Lot I-3 (9:45), as was at least one whip-poor-will.  Both species could be heard with the un-aided ear, but cupping our hands behind our ears made a huge difference in appreciating both vocalists' entire songs.  We also had the unexpected bonus on that short walk of a singing Lark Sparrow, a target we'd missed earlier in the day.  Although it was by then nearly 10:00, I guess it just felt like singing a couple of times in the strong moonlight.


Our list of 66 species includes two that Eric and Mary had just prior to our meeting:

Canada Goose
Wood Duck- several, including a female with brood
Mallard
Great Blue Heron
Green Heron- 1
Turkey Vulture
Osprey- 4; two adults and two nestlings
Common Gallinule- 1
Sandhill Crane- 2
Killdeer
American Woodcock- 1
Mourning Dove
Barred Owl- 1 (Eric and Mary only)
Chuck-will's-widow- 1; our FOS
Eastern Whip-poor-will- 1 or 2; our FOS for Indiana
Chimney Swift- 1
Belted Kingfisher- 1
Northern Flicker- 1
Pileated Woodpecker- 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee- several
Acadian Flycatcher- 1
Willow Flycatcher- 2; heard singing after dark at waterfowl resting overlook; none heard at all during daylight
Eastern Phoebe- 1
Great Crested Flycatcher- 1
Eastern Kingbird- 3
White-eyed (3), Yellow-throated (8+), Warbling (4), and Red-eyed (2) Vireos
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tree (2), N. Rough-winged (2), and Barn (1) Swallows
Tufted Titmouse- 1
White-breasted Nuthatch- 2
House (several) and Marsh (2) Wrens
Sedge Wren- 1 singing on north side of 300N west of Mongo; FOS for Marisa, who first heard the bird and did a little dance
Eastern Bluebird- 2
Veery- several singing and calling
Wood Thrush- several
American Robin
Gray Catbird- several +
Brown Thrasher- 2
European Starling
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler- 1
American Redstart- 2
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat- 1 (Eric and Mary only)
Eastern Towhee- several
Chipping Sparrow- several +
Field Sparrow- several +
Lark Sparrow- 1 singing after dark; FOS for some
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow- 1
Scarlet Tanager- 2
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak- 2
Indigo Bunting- several
Red-winged Blackbird
Orchard Oriole- 2
Baltimore Oriole- 2
American Goldfinch- several
House Sparrow

Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne



Subject: wrens fledge
Date: Fri Jun 17 2016 18:39 pm
From: mastjul AT gmail.com
 
The House Wrens fledged today.  Its been fun to watch the process from the windowed porch and a big relief to know that the babes finally have some room out of that hot box.  They had been poking their heads out the door for several days so I knew the fledge was coming.

They were out when I came home from work at about 1. I could hear the scolding parents in the nearby trees when I went out, and eventually caught sight of the young - flying!

One swooped about 15 feet from tree to tree. By late afternoon they were all over the place, going from limb to limb around the hedgerow surrounding the house, giving the parents fits keeping them safe and feeding them bugs. At one point a fledgling wren landed in the lilac bush near a fledgling cardinal. The huge in comparison cardinal sidled up to the baby wren, mouth gaping in a beg for food. Everyone seems confused the first day. The young wren, its own mouth still marked with put the bug here white, moved off.




Subject: Brown County State Park (6/17)
Date: Fri Jun 17 2016 17:32 pm
From: abelt AT umail.iu.edu
 
This morning and early afternoon, I hiked roughly 6 miles at Brown County
State Park along trails 4, 5, 7, and 9. I saw and/or heard 44 species and
had great views of Kentucky, worm-eating, and hooded warblers. I've
included pictures of those warblers and more in the second checklist from
today.


Brown County SP, Brown, Indiana, US
Jun 17, 2016 9:25 AM - 11:50 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.25 mile(s)
Comments: Sunny morning with temperatures in the low 70s. Primarily
along Trail 7 at Ogle Lake but also hiked half of Trail 4 and 5.Submitted from eBird Android 1.2.2
38 species

Canada Goose 5
Wood Duck 4
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
Acadian Flycatcher 3
Least Flycatcher 2
Eastern Phoebe 4
Great Crested Flycatcher 3
Eastern Kingbird 1
Red-eyed Vireo 7
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 3
Barn Swallow 1
Carolina Chickadee 8
Tufted Titmouse 9
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 5
House Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 4
Brown Thrasher 1
Cedar Waxwing 5
Worm-eating Warbler 9
Kentucky Warbler 8
Common Yellowthroat 2
Hooded Warbler 1
Northern Parula 5
Yellow-throated Warbler 2
Chipping Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 2
Red-winged Blackbird 6
Brown-headed Cowbird 7

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


Brown County SP, Brown, Indiana, US
Jun 17, 2016 12:30 PM - 2:35 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: Sunny afternoon with temperatures in the high 70s. Hiked
along Trail 9.Submitted from eBird Android 1.2.2
26 species

Chimney Swift 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Acadian Flycatcher 3
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Red-eyed Vireo 8
Blue Jay 5
American Crow 3
Tree Swallow 1
Barn Swallow 3
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 3
Wood Thrush 3
American Robin 4
Worm-eating Warbler 5
Louisiana Waterthrush 2
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Kentucky Warbler 3
Hooded Warbler 3
Northern Parula 1
Scarlet Tanager 3
Northern Cardinal 3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 1

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


Andy Belt
Indianapolis



Subject: Putnam County - DePauw Nature Park
Date: Fri Jun 17 2016 12:28 pm
From: cahuff AT depauw.edu
 
Don Williams, Roxanne Pannell, Whitney Morrill, John Bean and I birded the DePauw Nature Park Yesterday. It was a great summer morning. Highlights were good looks at a Blue Grosbeak, a Summer Tanager (Don located a nest), several Prairie Warblers and a Prothonotary Warbler.

Here is the full list:

DePauw Nature Park, Putnam, Indiana, US
Jun 16, 2016 7:14 AM - 11:48 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.9 mile(s)
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.2.1 Build 65
55 species

Canada Goose 1
Great Blue Heron 3
Black Vulture 3
Turkey Vulture 28
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Mourning Dove 4
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 4
Chimney Swift 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 5
Acadian Flycatcher 6
Eastern Phoebe 3
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
White-eyed Vireo 6
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 3
Red-eyed Vireo 4
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Tree Swallow 2
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 3
Carolina Wren 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
Eastern Bluebird 1
Wood Thrush 6
Gray Catbird 3
European Starling 3
Cedar Waxwing 5
Prothonotary Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 3
Yellow Warbler 2
Yellow-throated Warbler 1
Prairie Warbler 5
Yellow-breasted Chat 2
Chipping Sparrow 2
Field Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 5
Eastern Towhee 1
Summer Tanager 2
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 12
Blue Grosbeak 2
Indigo Bunting 8
Eastern Meadowlark 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 10
Baltimore Oriole 1
American Goldfinch 3



Subject: Duke Gallagher plant wetlands (Floyd)
Date: Fri Jun 17 2016 12:10 pm
From: caruso1914 AT gmail.com
 
Yesterday (6/16) I got the opportunity to bird the north and south wetland
areas of the Duke Energy's plant in New Albany. Several weeks ago I
requested access in order to bird the area for the Floyd SBC. Daniel Arndt,
one of Duke's Environmental Scientists, accompanied me on the trip. While
most of the results reflect typical summer doldrums, there were several
highlights. Before we even checked in, a juvenile Peregrine Falcon
(possibly a recently fledged bird from the tower nest) landed on a railing
on the north tower. Later, we had a Red-headed Woodpecker adjacent to the
north wetland (lots of wet woodland), and a Willow Flycatcher in the south
(more open), along with 6 Prothonotary Warblers. The Red-headed & Willow
are uncommon here and were only the 2nd individuals of each seen for this
year's count.

Special thanks to Daniel and Duke for making this possible.

Joe Caruso
New Albany, IN

Duke Gallagher North Wetland (restricted access), Floyd, Indiana, US
Jun 16, 2016 6:45 AM - 8:05 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.92 mile(s)
Comments: With Daniel Arndt (Duke staff Environmental Scientist),
walking. None of this property is ordinarily available to birders. Duke
allowed me access as part of the Floyd County Summer Bird Count.
30 species

Wood Duck 1
Great Blue Heron 4
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 4
Chimney Swift 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Peregrine Falcon 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 3
Blue Jay 3
Purple Martin 1
Barn Swallow 1
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 4
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 3
European Starling 17
Prothonotary Warbler 4
Yellow-breasted Chat 2
Song Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 2
Indigo Bunting 3
Common Grackle 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
American Goldfinch 1

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Duke Gallagher South Wetland (restricted access), Floyd, Indiana, US
Jun 16, 2016 8:20 AM - 10:04 AM
Protocol: Traveling
5.4 mile(s)
Comments: With Daniel Arndt, (Duke Environmental Scientist.) Daniel
graciously agreed to accompany me onto the normally closed Duke property
for the Floyd County Summer Bird Count.
36 species

Canada Goose 4
Wood Duck 8
Great Blue Heron 1
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2
Chimney Swift 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Acadian Flycatcher 1
Willow Flycatcher 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 2
Barn Swallow 1
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 2
American Robin 3
Gray Catbird 2
European Starling 47
Prothonotary Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 5
Yellow-breasted Chat 2
Song Sparrow 7
Northern Cardinal 3
Indigo Bunting 5
Red-winged Blackbird 20
Common Grackle 6
Orchard Oriole 4
Baltimore Oriole 1
American Goldfinch 2

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Subject: Daviess and Lawrence Co Loggerhead Shrikes update
Date: Thu Jun 16 2016 18:00 pm
From: greenpertplus AT hotmail.com
 
On my way home from Goose Pond FWA today, I checked 3 active Loggerhead Shrike territories.

#1 in Daviess County - 2 adults feeding nestlings. At least 3 young were peaking over the rim of the nest.

#2 in Daviess County - 1 adult foraging in the area. The nest I found last week has blown out of the tree. They were in the egg laying/early incubation phase, based on behavior I saw last week. Hopefully they'll try again, but they may not since this was already likely their second attempt for the year.

#3 in Lawrence County - 2 adults. I checked the nest contents since I had just found it last week with 2 eggs. I was expecting more eggs (last week I'd assumed it was an incomplete clutch). To my surprise, I found 1 egg and one chick about a day old.


Amy Kearns

Mitchell



Subject: Eagle Marsh Sedge Wren-- June 16 AM
Date: Thu Jun 16 2016 15:58 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
 A Sedge Wren was singing just west of the water utility this morning at 05:00.  Could this be a bird from the north already scouting out potential sites for a second nesting attempt before it migrates back south?  Or just a more local post-breeding wanderer?  Or even a very late north-bound individual?  Whatever he is, he's new at this site.  I've been eating my breakfast overlooking the property two or three early mornings each week before work, and this is the first Sedge Wren I've heard here since early May.
Not much doin' otherwise-- a few Willow Flycatchers, catbirds, and Indigo Buntings were among the more notable common fare.  I also haven't heard any woodcock for about two weeks now.
Rodger RangFort Wayne



Subject: 6/16/16 - 2 Southern Lake County Locations
Date: Thu Jun 16 2016 14:47 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
  This morning, I headed to southern Lake County to see whatgrassland species I could find, and I was able to find a few. However, thehighlight was hearing a Northern Bobwhite call repeatedly, which is a new LakeCounty species for me. After, I decided to check out nearby Stoney Run CountyPark. I had hoped I could refind the male Kentucky Warbler that I had at theend of May, but I could not find it today. Below is what I had.Matt Kalwasinskihttps://www.flickr.com/photos/... &Montgomery b/t Leroy and Hebron, IN, Lake, Indiana, US
Jun 16, 2016 6:55 AM - 7:50 AM
32 species

Northern Bobwhite  1
Great Blue Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Killdeer  5
Ring-billed Gull  6
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  4
Mourning Dove  4
Downy Woodpecker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Warbling Vireo  1 – singing male
Tree Swallow  1
Barn Swallow  2
House Wren  3 – singing males
Eastern Bluebird  1
American Robin  21
European Starling  32
Cedar Waxwing  2
Yellow Warbler  2    pair
Chipping Sparrow  2
Field Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  2
Dickcissel  6   - singing males
Bobolink  1   - male
Red-winged Blackbird  22
Eastern Meadowlark  9
Common Grackle  8
Brown-headed Cowbird  2
Baltimore Oriole  2
House Finch  2
House Sparrow  5 Stoney Run CountyPark, Lake, Indiana, US
Jun 16, 2016 7:55 AM - 9:20 AM
Comments:    Most of my effort was spent on and around the FitnessTrail

Turkey Vulture  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Mourning Dove  1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  3
Eastern Phoebe  2  - one was on a nest
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  6
American Crow  1
Barn Swallow  1
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Tufted Titmouse  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
House Wren  2 – singing males
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
Eastern Bluebird  4
American Robin  5
Gray Catbird  3
Yellow Warbler  1 – singing male
Chipping Sparrow  2
Field Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  1
Indigo Bunting  1 - male
Red-winged Blackbird  2
Brown-headed Cowbird  4
American Goldfinch  2



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