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19 Apr: @ 17:58:39 
2 Porter County sites - 4/19/14 [Matt Kalwasinski]
19 Apr: @ 17:16:22 
NW Indiana 19-Apr-2014 L-b Dowitcher & Smith's Longspur [Kenneth J. Brock]
19 Apr: @ 16:42:06 
Franke Park, Ft Wayne [zzedpowers]
19 Apr: @ 16:26:29 
Sassafras Audubon trip to Goose Pond, April 19 [David Rupp]
19 Apr: @ 16:01:11 
Chain O' Lakes State Park [John Winebrenner]
19 Apr: @ 15:49:09 
kingbird, yellow warbler, swamp sparrow Morgan Co. [Doug Johnstone]
19 Apr: @ 15:25:01 
Pine Warbler - Yard bird and Lifer! [John Winebrenner]
19 Apr: @ 14:54:26 
Fwd: eBird Report - Lakefront dunes green tower, Apr 19, 2014 [Brendan Grube]
19 Apr: @ 14:15:39 
Gray-cheeked Thrush, Hamilton Co [Don Gorney]
19 Apr: @ 12:47:51 
Eagle Marsh- April 19 Early AM [Rodger Rang]
19 Apr: @ 12:13:36 
Howell Wetlands Park April 19th [Tim Griffith]
19 Apr: @ 12:06:51 
Gene Stratton-Porter Survey Results- Warblers, Teal and Bunting [Conrad, Tiffany]
19 Apr: @ 11:31:14 
Franklin County birds [Bob Decker]
19 Apr: @ 11:00:52 
Eagle Slough - nine warbler species, eastern kingbird and rusty blackbirds [Dan Collins]
19 Apr: @ 10:15:03 
Eastern Kingbird FOY [Gary Dorman]
19 Apr: @ 10:12:15 
Chinook mine-Henslow's Sparrow, Western Grebe, SPSA, two warblers [Peter Scott]
19 Apr: @ 10:12:11 
Muscatatuck NWR 18APR [Gary Dorman]
19 Apr: @ 09:06:19 
Stillwater & Yellowwood SF 041814 [Jerry Downs]
19 Apr: @ 08:05:16 
Mucatatuck NWR [Colleen Craven-Becker]
19 Apr: @ 08:03:10 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Gibson Co [Margaret Thomas]
19 Apr: @ 06:07:35 
correction my Sunday Eagle Creek count April 13,, 2014 [Spike Selig]
19 Apr: @ 06:03:06 
Chuck-will's-widow, Warrick County [Evan Speck]
19 Apr: @ 03:41:49 
Eastern Whip-poor-wills April 18 2014 [Lee Sterrenburg]
18 Apr: @ 21:27:12 
Chinook mine, Woodcocks [Peter Scott]
18 Apr: @ 20:51:01 
eBird Report - Fidler's Pond (Goshen), Apr 18, 2014 [John Harley]
18 Apr: @ 20:48:08 
female Hooded Warbler [Sharon Sorenson]
18 Apr: @ 20:46:46 
eBird Report - Wakarusa Wastewater Treatment Facility, Apr 17, 2014 [John Harley]
18 Apr: @ 20:43:23 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Gibson Co [Margaret Thomas]
18 Apr: @ 20:43:12 
eBird Report - Elkhart River, Millrace and Woods, Apr 16, 2014 [John Harley]
18 Apr: @ 20:18:00 
Eagle Marsh-- April 18 [Rodger Rang]
18 Apr: @ 19:10:32 
eBird -- Muscatatuck NWR -- Apr 18, 2014 [Gary Dorman]
18 Apr: @ 18:59:56 
Lawrence Co [Amy Kearns]
18 Apr: @ 18:42:48 
N.W.Indiana - 4/18 - Piping Plover, Iceland Gull [MTopp7927]
18 Apr: @ 17:58:45 
Fwd: eBird -- Muscatatuck NWR -- Apr 18, 2014 [Gary Dorman]
18 Apr: @ 15:14:23 
Fwd: eBird -- Muscatatuck NWR -- Apr 18, 2014 [Gary Dorman]
18 Apr: @ 14:44:41 
Fox Island-- April 18 [Rodger Rang]
18 Apr: @ 12:15:17 
Gross Road, Friendship Road [Whitehead, Donald R.]
18 Apr: @ 12:02:04 
Great Egret [Tom]
18 Apr: @ 12:01:16 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Gibson Co [Margaret Thomas]
18 Apr: @ 11:09:17 
BWHA at Lower Cascades [Don Allen]
18 Apr: @ 10:56:14 
White Pelicans, Eagle Creek Park [Larry Peavler]
18 Apr: @ 10:12:44 
Fwd: eBird Report - Lakefront dunes green tower, Apr 18, 2014 [Brendan Grube]
18 Apr: @ 07:20:59 
SW Indiana April 13 2014 [Lee Sterrenburg]
18 Apr: @ 07:20:53 
Daviess County Loggerhead Shrike survey April 17, 2014 [Lee Sterrenburg]
17 Apr: @ 20:05:29 
Northern Parulas [Landon Neumann]
17 Apr: @ 17:55:13 
Monroe Co. 4/17 [Scott Evans]
17 Apr: @ 17:18:22 
Fwd: eBird Report - Lakefront dunes green tower, Apr 17, 2014 [Brendan Grube]
17 Apr: @ 15:01:18 
Pigeon River Blue-headed Vireo, Pine Warbler [James Haw]
17 Apr: @ 14:20:19 
RE: Goose Pond [David Rupp]
17 Apr: @ 13:49:58 
Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne [zzedpowers]





Subject: 2 Porter County sites - 4/19/14
Date: Sat Apr 19 2014 17:58 pm
From: mattkalwasinski AT yahoo.com
 
While
our son took a nap in the car, my wife and I made brief stops at McCool’s Pond
and Long Lake; both in Porter County. Highlights – the previously reported Dunlin at McCool’s Pond and
a late female Common Goldeneye at Long Lake.
Matt Kalwasinski
https://www.flickr.com/photos/...
 
McCool's Pond, Porter, US-IN

Canada Goose  2
Mallard  6
Blue-winged Teal  12
Northern Shoveler  4
Green-winged Teal  4
Killdeer  3
Greater Yellowlegs  6
Lesser Yellowlegs  12
Dunlin  1   
Pectoral Sandpiper  35
Wilson's Snipe  3
Ring-billed Gull  3
Caspian Tern  1
American Kestrel  1
Tree Swallow  7
Barn Swallow  1
American Robin  2
Red-winged Blackbird  7
Common Grackle  2
Indiana Dunes--Long Lake, Porter,
US-IN

Canada Goose  12
Wood Duck  2
Mallard  5
Blue-winged Teal  14
Northern Shoveler  2
Green-winged Teal  6
Ring-necked Duck  2
Bufflehead  5
Common Goldeneye  1    Female
Pied-billed Grebe  9
Horned Grebe  1
Great Blue Heron  2
Great Egret  2
Sandhill Crane  1
Killdeer  4
Ring-billed Gull  3
Northern Flicker  1
American Crow  4
American Robin  3
Field Sparrow  1
Red-winged Blackbird  12



Subject: NW Indiana 19-Apr-2014 L-b Dowitcher & Smith's Longspur
Date: Sat Apr 19 2014 17:16 pm
From: kj.brock AT comcast.net
 
Today (19-April-2014) John Cassady, Lynea Hinchman, Randy Pals, and I birded a combination of inland and lakefront sites.

To begin we joined Brendan Grube at the Dunes S.P. observation platform, but soon moved on. Following a brief stop at McCool Basin, we made our annual trip to Kankakee Sands for Smiths Longspur. Upon returning to the lakefront we found good birds at the Heron Rookery and at Beverly Shores. The days best birds included a Long-billed Dowitcher and three Smiths Longspurs; however, the beautiful sunshine yielded many other quality birds.

Highlights
BIRD OBSERVATION PLATFORM with Brendan Grube (formerly the Green Tower)
Brendan will submit a comprehensive list.

McCOOL BASIN
Lots of Pectoral Sandpipers and yellowlegs plus:
Green-winged Teal,9
Dunlin,1 molting bird

TNC KANKAKEE SANDS (met Ed Hopkins)
Blue-winged Teal,140 apx
Green-winged Teal,160 apx
Northern Pintail,17
Northern Shoveler,2
Northern Harrier,1
Greater Yellowlegs,14
Lesser Yellowlegs,12
Pectoral Sandpiper,100 apx
Wilsons Snipe,4
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER,1- CR 225 pond: basic plumage, thanks Ed
Vesper Sparrow,1
Savannah Sparrow,1
Henslows Sparrow,2 singing
SMITHS LONGSPUR,3- Unit G

WILLOW SLOUGH AREA
Blue-winged Teal,40
Green-winged Teal,4
Northern Flicker,4
Carolina Wren,1 singing
Yellow-rumped Warbler,1
Field Sparrow,3 singing

HERON ROOKERY (National Lakeshore)
Barred Owl,3 calling
Belted Kingfisher,1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker,1- first-cycle bird
Winter Wren,2
Yellow-rumped Warbler,3
Yellow-throated Warbler,3 singing
Louisiana Waterthrush,3 singing

BEVERLY SHORES (mainly along Beverly Drive- We met Kamal Islam and his group of Ball State students )
Common Loon,1- high flyby heading for L. Michigan
Double-crested Cormorant,5 flyby
Great Egret,2
We observed a modest hawk flight
Turkey Vulture,15- many very high
Sharp-shinned Hawk,4
Coopers Hawk,1
Bald Eagle,1 juv
Red-shouldered Hawk,1 calling- a local bird
Red-tailed Hawk,10
American Kestrel,1
Merlin,2
Virginia Rail,1 calling
Sandhill Crane,15
Belted Kingfisher,3
Red-headed Woodpecker,2
Purple Martin,1 male
Tree Swallow,49
N. Rough-winged Swallow,3
Brown Creeper,1
Golden-crowned Kinglet,1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet,3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,2
Brown Thrasher,1 singing
Yellow-rumped Warbler,4

Ken Brock
Chesterton, IN




Subject: Franke Park, Ft Wayne
Date: Sat Apr 19 2014 16:42 pm
From: zzedpowers AT aol.com
 

Stockbridge Audubon's field trip to Franke Park started with 20 participants. Some dribbled away before we were done, and missed the bird of the day: Black-crowned Night-Heron. This bird is rather rare in Northeast Indiana, but is actually regular in Franke Park, especially in Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. This one, spotted by Dave Messmann, was in a tree just outside the zoo.

Otherwise, not a lot was seen. We had only two warbler species, where usually at this time of year you should see 20 or so. Nevertheless, a good time was had by all, especially those who stayed to the end.

Franke Park, Allen, US-IN
Apr 19, 2014 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.3 mile(s)
Comments: 40-50 F, light wind, clear.
44 species

Canada Goose 15
Wood Duck 1
Mallard X
Lesser Scaup 2
Pied-billed Grebe 3
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Cooper's Hawk 2
Killdeer 1
Ring-billed Gull 8
Mourning Dove 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Blue Jay 8
American Crow 3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 15
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
Winter Wren 1
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 6
Hermit Thrush 6
American Robin X
European Starling 1
Pine Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 7
Eastern Towhee 1
Chipping Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 15
Dark-eyed Junco 1
Northern Cardinal 6
Red-winged Blackbird X
Common Grackle 6
Brown-headed Cowbird 10
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 5
House Sparrow 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17960781

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

Ed Powers
Allen County



Subject: Sassafras Audubon trip to Goose Pond, April 19
Date: Sat Apr 19 2014 16:26 pm
From: david_rupp AT hotmail.com
 
Sassafras Audubon Society enjoyed a fabulous day at Goose Pond and its surrounding county roads in Greene County.
The highlights:- UPLAND SANDPIPER found by Don Whitehead in field just north of 100 S, east of 800 W- Vesper sparrows and American pipits in other fields east of Goose Pond- amazing views of pelicans in flight against a clear blue sky- one lone, late CANVASBACK- two eaglets in nest along 100 S- meeting an Amos Butler Audubon group led by Scott Enochs
Goose Pond FWA, Greene, US-IN
Apr 19, 2014 8:45 AM - 1:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
15.0 mile(s)
Comments: Sassafras Audubon field trip, covering most of the property
59 species

Canada Goose 70
Wood Duck 2
Gadwall 50
Mallard 20
Blue-winged Teal 300
Northern Shoveler 200
Green-winged Teal 15
Canvasback 1
Lesser Scaup 1
Wild Turkey 1
Pied-billed Grebe 8
Double-crested Cormorant 25
American White Pelican 200
Great Blue Heron 15
Great Egret 11
Turkey Vulture 3
Northern Harrier 2
Cooper's Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 4
American Coot 800
Black-necked Stilt 6
Killdeer 20
Greater Yellowlegs 100
Lesser Yellowlegs 25
Upland Sandpiper 1
Pectoral Sandpiper 10
Ring-billed Gull 10
Mourning Dove 12
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
American Kestrel 1
Eastern Phoebe 4
Blue Jay 6
American Crow 2
Horned Lark 15
Tree Swallow 40
Barn Swallow 10
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Eastern Bluebird 3
American Robin 12
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 10
American Pipit 6
Common Yellowthroat 1
Yellow Warbler 5
Eastern Towhee 2
Chipping Sparrow 2
Field Sparrow 15
Vesper Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 10
Swamp Sparrow 4
White-crowned Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 5
Red-winged Blackbird 75
Eastern Meadowlark 7
Common Grackle 50
Brown-headed Cowbird 5
American Goldfinch 2
House Sparrow 5

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17963998

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Good birding,
David RuppPresident, Sassafras Audubon Society
Bloomington, IN
IndiGo Birding Nature Tours, LLC "Personalized Guide Service to South-Central Indiana" http://www.indigobirding.com
http://www.facebook.com/indigo...
812-679-8978



Subject: Chain O' Lakes State Park
Date: Sat Apr 19 2014 16:01 pm
From: jcwinebrenner AT ymail.com
 
 Lisa and I spent about four hours at Chain O' Lakes this morning. Most of the time, there wasn't too much going on, but we got a few fun birds among our 34 species.
The best bird of the day was the Pine Warbler that was waiting for us in our back yard when we got home!

Here's the list :

Canada Goose 8
Wood Duck 2
Mallard 2
Turkey Vulture 15
Killdeer 1
Mourning Dove 6
Red-bellied Woodpecker 6
Downy Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 8
Pileated Woodpecker 4
Eastern Phoebe 5 One under every footbridge that we crossed!
American Crow 4
Tree Swallow 12
Black-capped Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 10 FOS
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
Eastern Bluebird 2
Hermit Thrush 1 FOS
American Robin 6
European Starling 6
Yellow-rumped Warbler 5
Eastern Towhee 3
Chipping Sparrow 2
Field Sparrow 1
Fox Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 3
White-throated Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 10
Red-winged Blackbird 15
Brown-headed Cowbird 12
American Goldfinch 2

John Winebrenner/Lisa Silvey
Fort Wayne



Subject: kingbird, yellow warbler, swamp sparrow Morgan Co.
Date: Sat Apr 19 2014 15:49 pm
From: dougcher2080 AT sbcglobal.net
 
This AM we had our FOY eastern kingbird, swamp sparrow,and yellow warbler. Continue to see common yellow-throat (being quite vocal), N. parula, white-eyed vireo, and yellow-rumped warblers as well as ruby and golden-crowned kinglets. Doug Johnstone, Morgan Co. 



Subject: Pine Warbler - Yard bird and Lifer!
Date: Sat Apr 19 2014 15:25 pm
From: jcwinebrenner AT ymail.com
 
 After spending about four hours at Chain O' Lakes State Park this morning and not getting anything really too exciting, we headed back home. As I was sitting on the back porch getting ready to do my bird list, a Pine Warbler flew down to the base of one of our trees to glean some suet from the feeder above. Since then, he's returned to the same tree several times and has even been eating suet right out of the feeder. Lisa and I both got really good looks asthe birdfed right out in the open just twenty-five feet away from us.
This new yard bird is the sixth species of Warbler for our yard list, and Lisa got a new lifer right here in our yard!

John Winebrenner
Fort Wayne



Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Lakefront dunes green tower, Apr 19, 2014
Date: Sat Apr 19 2014 14:54 pm
From: grube.brendan AT gmail.com
 
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From:
Date: Sat, Apr 19, 2014 at 3:53 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Lakefront dunes green tower, Apr 19, 2014
To: grube.brendan@gmail.com


Lakefront dunes green tower, Porter, US-IN
Apr 19, 2014 6:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Major North winds yesterday into the morning, but much
sunshine on the day. South to east wind by 10:25 a.m. turning to an
on-shore breeze at 1:00 p.m.. Temperature was 35-60F, but a warm 65 degrees
away from the lake. Helping with the count were Ken Brock, John Cassady,
Randy Pals, Lynea Hinchman. Also, John Kendall, Jeff McCoy and Leland Shaum
and his vivacious bunch.
65 species

Canada Goose 2
White-winged Duck 0
Redhead 2
Lesser Scaup 2
White-winged Scoter 4 Landing and flying near shore.
Long-tailed Duck 79 Rafting off shore.
Bufflehead 2
Red-breasted Merganser 26
Red-throated Loon 8
Common Loon 7
Horned Grebe 8
Double-crested Cormorant 92
Great Blue Heron 3
Great Egret 2
Turkey Vulture 31
Northern Harrier 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 10
Cooper's Hawk 5
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Broad-winged Hawk 3
Red-tailed Hawk 25
Sandhill Crane 74 A flock of 40.
Killdeer 2
Bonaparte's Gull 2
Herring Gull 23
Great Black-backed Gull 3
Caspian Tern 54
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 40
Mourning Dove 1
Chimney Swift 3
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 30
Merlin 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 10
Purple Martin 2
Tree Swallow 36
Barn Swallow 15
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 10
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 10
Brown Thrasher 1
European Starling 8
Yellow-rumped Warbler 6
Eastern Towhee 1
American Tree Sparrow 1
Chipping Sparrow 8
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 5
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird 612
Eastern Meadowlark 1
Common Grackle 7
Brown-headed Cowbird 28
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 5
House Sparrow 1

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17962985

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



Subject: Gray-cheeked Thrush, Hamilton Co
Date: Sat Apr 19 2014 14:15 pm
From: dongorney AT yahoo.com
 
I led a bird walk for Conner Prairie,  Hamilton County on the morning of April 19. The three participants and I ambled towards the White River without finding too many migrants. The clear highlight was a Gray-cheeked Thrush that is or is very close to being record early for Indiana. A participant spotted the bird and before long it came out onto the trail in full view in great light. Unfortunately, none of us had a camera. Details of the bird as posted to eBird are below.

Other highlights included a male Belted Kingfisher going to its nest cavity along the White River, two Blue Jays working on a nest, and two Ospreys. One of the Ospreys landed on the site's Osprey platform for about a second before a Red-tailed Hawk chased it off. To my knowledge, Ospreys have never nested at the site and I do not know how long the platform has been present. I could see there was no nest on the platform.


Conner Prairie is an interactive history park which charges an admission. They allow people to bird the public areas with admission. But, there are other similar sites elsewhere in Hamilton Co. so it really is not regularly birded.




Details: A complete surprise since it is early and I have not seen SWTH yet. Walk participant pointed out a thrush in amur honeysuckle and other understory along the levee trail towards the observation platform. Assuming it would be a HETH, I mentioned to look for the reddish tail. The bird gave excellent views including coming out onto the trail. Viewed clearly for approximately 45-60 seconds in total. Uniform cold brown color on upperparts and tail. Very weak, white partial eye ring that was more pronounced behind the eye and not really present at front of eye. Cold gray face with no buffy tones. Dark bill with a significant amount of bright yellow on mandible that accounted for about 50% of the lower portion of the bill. Underparts spotted on breast; buffyness was minimal. Discussed field marks with participants who probably would not have been able to independently identify the bird. Lack of reddish tail eliminates HETH. Cold brown upperparts and
smaller size among field marks that eliminate WOTH while upperparts eliminate VEER. SWTH eliminated by lack of eye ring, lack of buffy tones on face and only minimal amount of buff on breast. SWTH also eliminated by the bird's colder brown upperparts.


Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com



Subject: Eagle Marsh- April 19 Early AM
Date: Sat Apr 19 2014 12:47 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
Before meeting Stockbridge Audubon for the scheduled field trip at Franke Park, I visited eastern Eagle Marsh before first light. I parked in the gravel lane just west of the main gate off Engle Road and enjoyed for 10 minutes the calls and wing noises of displaying American Woodcock and winnowing Wilson's Snipe. A couple of Greater Yellowlegs were also somewhat vocal.

Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne



Subject: Howell Wetlands Park April 19th
Date: Sat Apr 19 2014 12:13 pm
From: timgrif396 AT gmail.com
 
We held two bird hikes at Howell Wetlands Park this morning 12 people on
the first and 4 on the second. I was out there from 6:45 till 10:35.
Species follow:

Howell Wetlands Park, Vanderburgh, US-IN
Apr 19, 2014 6:40 AM - 10:25 AM
51 species

Canada Goose 5
Mallard 3
Great Blue Heron 1
Green Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 2
Cooper's Hawk 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Mourning Dove 6
Chimney Swift 14
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
White-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 1
Fish Crow 1 smaller crow with short neck, typical uh, uh call
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 4
Tree Swallow 8
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 3
Carolina Wren 7
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 15
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
American Robin 5
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 3
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Prothonotary Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 1
Northern Parula 6
Yellow Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 11
Yellow-throated Warbler 2
Prairie Warbler 1
Eastern Towhee 2
Chipping Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 1
Swamp Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 5
Northern Cardinal 11
Red-winged Blackbird 10
Common Grackle 6
Brown-headed Cowbird 10
American Goldfinch 13
House Sparrow 6

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17960237

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

--
Tim E. Griffith
Evansville, IN 47715



Subject: Gene Stratton-Porter Survey Results- Warblers, Teal and Bunting
Date: Sat Apr 19 2014 12:06 pm
From: TConrad AT indianamuseum.org
 
After months of rain/cold/snow, it was nice to get out and survey the fields on such a beautiful morning Thursday. LOTS of great birds and signs of migration picking up. 26 total species for the morning!

Sandhill Crane- heard only
Common Loon- calling then spooked off the lake and circled overhead
Mallard 9
Red-winged Blackbird 13
Northern Cardinal 5
Canada Goose 3
Downy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 3
Starling 10
Blue Winged Teal (hanging out behind the farmhouse in a small pond, spent quite a bit of time feeding until the Canadas chased him off)
Red Tailed Hawk
Killdeer 2
Am. Tree Sparrow 3
Yellow Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped warbler 1
Eastern Blue Bird 5
Indigo Bunting
Northern Flicker 3
Eastern Phoebe 2
Wood Duck 2
Grackle
Crow
Robin 4
Ovenbird
House Finch 5
Brown-headed Cowbird

Next survey 5/1/14


Tiffany Conrad
Site Naturalist& Program Developer Gene Stratton-Porter SHS
e: tconrad@indianamuseum.org
p:260.854.3790

[e-mail Graphic_IAG-01]





Subject: Franklin County birds
Date: Sat Apr 19 2014 11:31 am
From: bdecker.bird AT gmail.com
 
Mounds SRA, Franklin, US-IN
Apr 19, 2014 9:45 AM - 2:10 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments: Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.7.1
48 species

White-eyed Vireo and a few warbler species

Canada Goose 17
Mallard 4
Wild Turkey 1
Double-crested Cormorant 4
Turkey Vulture 9
Osprey 2
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Coot 16
Ring-billed Gull 1
Mourning Dove 3
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 4
White-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 13
Tree Swallow 68
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 11
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Eastern Bluebird 9
American Robin 8
Brown Thrasher 4
European Starling 4
Northern Parula 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 3
Yellow-throated Warbler 1
Prairie Warbler 2
Eastern Towhee 12
Chipping Sparrow 75
Field Sparrow 22
Song Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 9
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 12
Northern Cardinal 17
Red-winged Blackbird 7
Eastern Meadowlark 2
Common Grackle 7
Brown-headed Cowbird 19
American Goldfinch 5

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17959831

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


Bob Decker

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Eagle Slough - nine warbler species, eastern kingbird and rusty blackbirds
Date: Sat Apr 19 2014 11:00 am
From: birder AT insightbb.com
 


Birded Eagle Slough with a large contingent of SW IN birders today...Chris Newman, Evan Speck, Mel Lodato, Jason Reffett, Chuck Mills, LD Harry, Jim Kittinger (sorry if I left anyone off), John "platinum ear" Meredig arrived as we were leaving.



Warblers included: Louisiana waterthrush, hooded , yellow-rumped, yellow-throated, black-throated green, northern parula, palm, common yellowthroat and prothonotary



Numerous rusty blackbirds - I conservatively posted 125 on eBird but I feel that is too low. 



Nice to see all the SW IN birders out at Eagle Slough.  Next week should be the deal if the weather holds!!



Good birding,


Dan Collins

Evansville, IN







Subject: Eastern Kingbird FOY
Date: Sat Apr 19 2014 10:15 am
From: cowboybirder AT yahoo.com
 
Just ran up to work for a minute and an Eastern Kingbird was singing next to the garage.


Gary Dorman II
New Albany, Floyd Co.,IN



Subject: Chinook mine-Henslow's Sparrow, Western Grebe, SPSA, two warblers
Date: Sat Apr 19 2014 10:12 am
From: Peter.Scott AT indstate.edu
 
Highlights this morning: 17 Henslow's Sparrow, Western Grebe completes a month in residence, Osprey, Wilson's Snipe 8 (one in winnowing flight), Spotted Sandpiper, Yellow and Prairie Warbler.

Chinook Mine Northeast (Clay Co.), Clay, US-IN
Apr 19, 2014 7:30 AM - 8:30, 9:00-9:50 AM
Protocol: Traveling
6.0 mile(s)
Comments: Drove the circuit of county roads 550W, 650W, 600 N, 500N, and out to Cory-Staunton Road. Walked prairie grass plantings on west side of 550W, from parking lot. Weather relatively calm (east wind 5 mph) and clear, 50 degrees.
31 species

Gadwall 2
Mallard 3
Blue-winged Teal 4
Northern Shoveler 5
Wild Turkey 7 scattered in open fields on first day of hunting season
Great Blue Heron 3
Great Egret 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Northern Harrier 2
American Coot 10
Wilson's Snipe 8 three along 650W in wet grass/marsh area, one in winnowing flight; five along 550W in marsh area
Mourning Dove 4
American Kestrel 1
American Crow 1
Tree Swallow 4
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 10
Brown Thrasher 2
Yellow Warbler 1 male singing along 500N near Vigo line (seen)
Prairie Warbler 1 heard singing in NE corner of mine, along 550W north of intersection with 600N. Another seen singing on Cory-Staunton Road east of mine, about 1 mile from the mine sighting.
Eastern Towhee 1
Field Sparrow 20 singing males, pairs seen
Vesper Sparrow 1 singing on south side of 500N near intersection with 650W
Henslow's Sparrow 17 I checked the usual spots carefully, saw several, heard the others. Four present along 650W, west side of road (cool season grass). Two along 600N near 550W (cool season grass). Seven in plantings west of 550W (warm season grass). Four in "Henslow's Hill" area along 500N, east of 550W (cool season grass).
Swamp Sparrow 4 three flushed, one singing
Northern Cardinal 5
Red-winged Blackbird 150 estimate
Eastern Meadowlark 50 estimate - many singing and giving buzzy call, flying around
Common Grackle 20
Brown-headed Cowbird 10
American Goldfinch 4

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Chinook Mine Northwest (Vigo Co), Vigo, US-IN
Apr 19, 2014 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: Drove Swalls Road, Tabertown, Felling Road, checking mainly the large lakes.
20 species

Canada Goose 10
Blue-winged Teal 5
Northern Shoveler 15
Lesser Scaup 11
Bufflehead 2
Red-breasted Merganser 1 female
Ruddy Duck 10
Pied-billed Grebe 10
Horned Grebe 1
WESTERN GREBE 1 continuing bird on lake adjacent to Tabertown Road, viewed from Swalls Rd, a few hundred yards north; head tucked into back, swimming next to Pied-billed Grebe. First seen 3/19, has been present a full month.
Double-crested Cormorant 4
Great Blue Heron 2
Osprey 1
American Coot 250
Killdeer 1
Spotted Sandpiper 1 flying and calling along Swalls Rd by big lake near Tabertown
Belted Kingfisher 1
Horned Lark 1
Tree Swallow 4
Swamp Sparrow 1 singing

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Subject: Muscatatuck NWR 18APR
Date: Sat Apr 19 2014 10:12 am
From: cowboybirder AT yahoo.com
 
Becky and I birded the refuge from just after 7AM until 3PM yesterday. 72 species. Mom and dad came late and birded by themselves they had a great egret and 2 belted kingfishers in addition to our results.

G. Dorman II
Apr 18, 2014
Muscatatuck NWR
Traveling
15 miles
450 Minutes
Observers: 2
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Comments...3 miles on foot
63 Canada Goose
1 Wood Duck
4 Mallard -- One female leucistic
163 Blue-winged Teal
1 Northern Shoveler
1 Green-winged Teal
6 Pied-billed Grebe
1 Double-crested Cormorant
2 Great Blue Heron
3 Green Heron
1 Black Vulture
13 Turkey Vulture
1 Osprey
1 Bald Eagle
1 Northern Harrier
1 Cooper's Hawk
1 Red-tailed Hawk
11 American Coot
5 Killdeer
3 Solitary Sandpiper
5 Greater Yellowlegs
32 Lesser Yellowlegs
3 Pectoral Sandpiper
1 Wilson's Snipe
10 Mourning Dove
1 Barred Owl
13 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
5 Downy Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
4 Pileated Woodpecker
5 Eastern Phoebe
4 White-eyed Vireo
1 Red-eyed Vireo
2 Blue Jay
9 American Crow
7 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
23 Tree Swallow
1 Barn Swallow
3 Carolina Chickadee
7 Tufted Titmouse
5 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Brown Creeper
4 Carolina Wren
6 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1 Hermit Thrush
17 American Robin
6 Brown Thrasher
5 European Starling
2 Northern Parula
5 Yellow-throated Warbler
1 Prairie Warbler
1 Palm Warbler
3 Common Yellowthroat
1 Hooded Warbler
10 Eastern Towhee
6 Chipping Sparrow
14 Field Sparrow
4 Henslow's Sparrow
6 Song Sparrow
2 Swamp Sparrow
11 White-throated Sparrow
4 White-crowned Sparrow
34 Northern Cardinal
1 Blue Grosbeak
73 Red-winged Blackbird
1 Eastern Meadowlark
17 Common Grackle
10 Brown-headed Cowbird
8 American Goldfinch






Sent from my iPhone

Gary Dorman II
New Albany, Floyd Co.,IN



Subject: Stillwater & Yellowwood SF 041814
Date: Sat Apr 19 2014 9:06 am
From: jdowns66 AT yahoo.com
 
I went over to Stillwater & Yellowwwood yesterday morning. It looks to me that there are some migrants finally arriving as I had 11 species of warblers. Here are my numbers for the morning for the archives.

Jerry Downs
Bloomington, IN


Stillwater, Monroe, US-IN
Apr 18, 2014 7:40 AM - 8:10 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Just a short morning with a brief stop at Stillwater & then I went over to Yellowwood SF.
Submitted from BirdLog NA for Android v1.9.3
33 species

Canada Goose 15
Wood Duck 12
Blue-winged Teal 55
Northern Shoveler 2
Great Blue Heron 6
Bald Eagle 1
American Coot 50
Killdeer 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 5
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
White-eyed Vireo 1
American Crow 12
Tree Swallow 25
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 8
American Robin 4
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Hooded Warbler 1
Prairie Warbler 1
Eastern Towhee 2
Field Sparrow 6
Song Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 6
Red-winged Blackbird 12
Brown-headed Cowbird 4
American Goldfinch 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17943887

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Yellowwood SF, Brown, US-IN
Apr 18, 2014 8:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
Comments: Just a short morning with a brief stop at Stillwater & then I went over to Yellowwood SF.
Submitted from BirdLog NA for Android v1.9.3
44 species

Canada Goose 3
Turkey Vulture 12
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 5
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 3
Eastern Phoebe 2
White-eyed Vireo 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 11
Tree Swallow 8
Carolina Chickadee 12
Tufted Titmouse 11
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren 8
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 19
American Robin 4
Brown Thrasher 1
European Starling 2
Ovenbird 2
Worm-eating Warbler 1
Louisiana Waterthrush 3
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Kentucky Warbler 2
Hooded Warbler 1
Northern Parula 2
Palm Warbler 1
Pine Warbler 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Yellow-throated Warbler 10
Eastern Towhee 7
Chipping Sparrow 6
Field Sparrow 7
Song Sparrow 3
White-throated Sparrow 4
Dark-eyed Junco 2
Northern Cardinal 14
Red-winged Blackbird 22
Brown-headed Cowbird 17
American Goldfinch 12

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Subject: Mucatatuck NWR
Date: Sat Apr 19 2014 8:05 am
From: cbirding AT aol.com
 
Colleen and I had a very similar day to that of Gary and Becky Dorman. They took the early shift...

Muscatatuck NWR, Jackson, US-IN
Apr 18, 2014 2:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
16.999 mile(s)
Comments: Submitted from BirdLog NA for Android v1.9.3
65 species

Canada Goose 54
Wood Duck 2
Mallard 4
Blue-winged Teal 125
Northern Shoveler 22
Green-winged Teal 3
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Great Blue Heron 4
Great Egret 2
Green Heron 5
Black Vulture 1
Turkey Vulture 19
Osprey 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
American Coot 2
Killdeer 3
Solitary Sandpiper 6
Greater Yellowlegs 5
Lesser Yellowlegs 31
Pectoral Sandpiper 2
Wilson's Snipe 8
Mourning Dove 8
Barred Owl 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
Downy Woodpecker 3
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
White-eyed Vireo 3
Blue Jay 8
American Crow 3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 5
Tree Swallow 11
Carolina Chickadee 7
Tufted Titmouse 6
White-breasted Nuthatch 5
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 18
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Eastern Bluebird 2
American Robin 17
Brown Thrasher 2
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 8
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Northern Parula 6
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
Yellow-throated Warbler 5
Prairie Warbler 2
Eastern Towhee 9
Chipping Sparrow 7
Field Sparrow 5
Henslow's Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 5
White-throated Sparrow 6
White-crowned Sparrow 7
Northern Cardinal 27
Red-winged Blackbird 38
Eastern Meadowlark 1
Common Grackle 5
Brown-headed Cowbird 7
American Goldfinch 11

Tom and Colleen Becker
Floyd County, IN

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Subject: Ruby-throated Hummingbird Gibson Co
Date: Sat Apr 19 2014 8:03 am
From: tylee5839 AT yahoo.com
 





Just had our firstmaleRuby-throated Hummingbird at the feederat 11:50am .Friday. 04/18/2014


Wheeling
Gibson County
Margaret & Kevin



Subject: correction my Sunday Eagle Creek count April 13,, 2014
Date: Sat Apr 19 2014 6:07 am
From: spikeselig AT sbcglobal.net
 
Date at header above my list should have read 2014, not 2013. Iam scheduled for an operation to put new lensesin my eyes next Monday!
Spike



Subject: Chuck-will's-widow, Warrick County
Date: Sat Apr 19 2014 6:03 am
From: carroll656 AT msn.com
 
Heard one Chuck-will's-widow on Ditney Hill, Warrick County this morning around 5:25.

Evan Speck

Sent from my iPad



Subject: Eastern Whip-poor-wills April 18 2014
Date: Sat Apr 19 2014 3:41 am
From: sterren AT indiana.edu
 

Yesterday evening (April 18 2014) I listened for Nightjars at the end
of Friendship Road at Monroe Reservoir along with Kirk Roth.

I went down via Gross Road. Friendship Road just before Gross Road
still had standing water on it.


Friendship Road, Monroe, US-IN
Apr 18, 2014 8:15 PM - 9:05 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.1 mile(s)
Comments: End of Friendship Road. Walking near the DNR Oxbow II
pond briefly, then listening for Eastern Whip-poor-wills up the hill
with Kirk Roth. Local landowners Pete and Sally Link also stopped by.
11 species

Canada Goose 4
Wood Duck 2
Blue-winged Teal 5
American Woodcock 1
Eastern Whip-poor-will 2 1 seen flying, landing on a perch branch,
then taking off again, while another was singing in the distance.
First singing was at 8:43 PM, on an evening when sunset was 8:25 PM.
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 4
Eastern Towhee 2
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 3
Red-winged Blackbird 9

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17954047

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--Lee Sterrenburg, Bloomington





Subject: Chinook mine, Woodcocks
Date: Fri Apr 18 2014 21:27 pm
From: Peter.Scott AT indstate.edu
 
I drove the Clay County part of Chinook mine north of I-70 tonight shortly after dark, about 900-930, listened in suitable spots, and had 4 American Woodcocks peenting.
(No luck on Whippoorwill at one spot just north of mine where we usually get them by early May)



Subject: eBird Report - Fidler's Pond (Goshen), Apr 18, 2014
Date: Fri Apr 18 2014 20:51 pm
From: ekjwh68 AT hotmail.com
 
We walked around Fidler's Pond this afternoon.  We were surprised to see over 200 Bonaparte's Gulls.  We also saw 2 Common Loons.  Here is the list from the afternoon.  In addition, we have had Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Yellow-rumped Warblers and a Hermit Thrush at our house.   Today we had an Osprey hunting over the pond.  At one point it landed on a snag outside our bedroom window.  We still have a Red-breasted Nuthatch.

John and Elaine Harley, ekjwh68@hotmail.com, Goshen, IN


> Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:30:55 -0400
> From: do-not-reply@ebird.org
> To: ekjwh68@hotmail.com
> Subject: eBird Report - Fidler's Pond (Goshen), Apr 18, 2014
>
> Fidler's Pond (Goshen), Elkhart, US-IN
> Apr 18, 2014 3:00 AM - 4:00 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.5 mile(s)
> Comments: We walked around the pond. It was a pleasant 60 with no clouds in the sky and a light breeze.
> 13 species
>
> Mallard 6
> Redhead 2
> Common Loon 2
> Turkey Vulture 4
> American Coot 2
> Bonaparte's Gull 215 2 large groups of Bonaparte's were noted on the pond and as we watched more flew in. We counted twice and probably undercounted. When we left, the gulls were also leaving. No photos were taked. The gulls were clearly seen and were in varying stages of molt into breeding plumage. There were quite a few with black heads. In flight the white outer primaries with black trailing edges were readily seen.
> Ring-billed Gull 4
> Tree Swallow 4
> Eastern Bluebird 2
> American Robin 9
> Song Sparrow 2
> Red-winged Blackbird 4
> Common Grackle 2
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17952350
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



Subject: female Hooded Warbler
Date: Fri Apr 18 2014 20:48 pm
From: poseybirder AT yahoo.com
 
The female hooded warbler that arrived at a private residence in Vanderburgh County's far west side on April 13 apparently left during the night. It hung out in a little "thicket" of rhododendron and regained strength eating meal worms. Photos are on my Facebook page, open to anyone.

Sharon Sorenson
Posey County



Subject: eBird Report - Wakarusa Wastewater Treatment Facility, Apr 17, 2014
Date: Fri Apr 18 2014 20:46 pm
From: ekjwh68 AT hotmail.com
 
We visited Wakarusa Wastewater Treatment Facility yesterday in the late afternoon.  The Canada Geese are laying eggs--we saw 2 nests with 6 eggs each.  The gulls will likely not be far behind--but they have never successfully raised any young at WWTF--predators see to that.  We were pleased to see the Spotted Sandpipers.

John and Elaine Harley, ekjwh68@hotmail.com, Goshen, IN


> Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:07:23 -0400
> From: do-not-reply@ebird.org
> To: ekjwh68@hotmail.com
> Subject: eBird Report - Wakarusa Wastewater Treatment Facility, Apr 17, 2014
>
> Wakarusa Wastewater Treatment Facility, Elkhart, US-IN
> Apr 17, 2014 6:00 AM - 7:00 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Gull numbers are increasing and Canada Geese are laying eggs.
> 18 species
>
> Canada Goose 23
> Mute Swan 1
> Mallard 2
> Blue-winged Teal 45
> Northern Shoveler 6
> Redhead 9
> Ring-necked Duck 20
> Lesser Scaup 36
> Bufflehead 6
> Ruddy Duck 16
> Great Blue Heron 1
> Killdeer 2
> Spotted Sandpiper 4
> Ring-billed Gull 66
> Herring Gull 1
> Barn Swallow 1
> American Robin 9
> Red-winged Blackbird 5
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17951979
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



Subject: Ruby-throated Hummingbird Gibson Co
Date: Fri Apr 18 2014 20:43 pm
From: tylee5839 AT yahoo.com
 


Just had our firstmaleRuby-throated Hummingbird at the feederat 11:50am today....Friday.


Wheeling
Gibson County
Margaret & Kevin



Subject: eBird Report - Elkhart River, Millrace and Woods, Apr 16, 2014
Date: Fri Apr 18 2014 20:43 pm
From: ekjwh68 AT hotmail.com
 
Here is the report from the Wed morning birdwalk in Goshen.  The best bird was the Common Loon.

John and Elaine Harley, ekjwh68@hotmail.com, Goshen, IN


> Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:58:46 -0400
> Subject: eBird Report - Elkhart River, Millrace and Woods, Apr 16, 2014
>
> Elkhart River, Millrace and Woods, Elkhart, US-IN
> Apr 16, 2014 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 3.0 mile(s)
> Comments: A cool mostly sunny day with a slight breeze. temp was in the upper 30's-low 40's. In addition to the birds listed we saw 1 mink hunting along the Ekhart River. It went in and out of the water as it moved along and at one point had a crayfish in its jaws. Observers were Willie Buck, Don Beyeler, Larry Ford, Jim Bare, Liz Jacobs, Elaine Harley and John Harley.
> 36 species
>
> Mute Swan 3
> Wood Duck 5
> Mallard 10
> Common Loon 1
> Pied-billed Grebe 1
> Great Blue Heron 2
> Turkey Vulture 1
> Cooper's Hawk 2
> Ring-billed Gull 8
> Mourning Dove 3
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
> Downy Woodpecker 3
> Eastern Phoebe 3
> Blue Jay 1
> American Crow 6
> Black-capped Chickadee 6
> Tufted Titmouse 6
> Brown Creeper 6
> House Wren 1
> Carolina Wren 7
> Golden-crowned Kinglet 2
> Hermit Thrush 4
> American Robin 26
> European Starling 5
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 3
> Eastern Towhee 1
> Chipping Sparrow 5
> Field Sparrow 2
> Song Sparrow 2
> White-throated Sparrow 1
> Dark-eyed Junco 3
> Northern Cardinal 6
> Red-winged Blackbird 6
> Brown-headed Cowbird 9
> American Goldfinch 4
> House Sparrow 2
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17951807
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



Subject: Eagle Marsh-- April 18
Date: Fri Apr 18 2014 20:18 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
Early this morning I walked the main drive down to the barn and back. The morning was pleasant enough, if not terribly birdy. Best birds were a Green Heron, an adult Bald Eagle, and a good number of singing Swamp Sparrows (6). A quick pass of the north boundary of the property was unremarkable.

I returned this evening (6:00 to 8:15)to walk Trail 2 from the Boy Scout lot to its end, diverting briefly to walk the pump road to the bridge and back. The biggest change from this morning was the large burn that LRWP had done-- and was still doing-- the whole length of the trail east of the pump road. The affected area was on the north side of the path and stretched all the way to the Towpath Trail-- quite an extensive burn, but patchy due to the many smallwet areas. Despite all this new ideal habitat for the species, I failed to find even one Rose-broasted Grosbake! The birds I was able to find tonight included the following in somewhat rough, in any, numbers:

Canada Goose
Swan species- 1 distant bird flying off the property over I-69
Wood Duck- 10
American Wigeon- 2, a pair
Mallard
Blue-winged Teal- gobs
Northern Shoveler- 20
Green-winged Teal- 10
Hooded Merganser- 1 male
Pied-billed Grebe- 1
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret- 1
Turkey Vulture- 3
Bald Eagle- 1 adult
Northern Harrier- 2; 1m, 1f foraging together
Red-tailed Hawk- 1
Sora- 1 whinnied at end of Trail 2; my FOS
American Coot- gobs
Killdeer- 5
Lesser Yellowlegs- 5
Wilson's Snipe- 7; one bird winnowing for 15 minutes at end of Trail 2 was fun; also many "scaip!" and "wick, wick, wick" calls
Ring-billed Gull- 21
Belted Kingfisher- 1
American Kestrel- 1 male
American Crow- 3
Tree Swallow- 10
American Robin
American Tree Sparrow- 2
Savannah Sparrow- 1
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow- 2
White-crowned Sparrow- 1
Red-winged Blackbird- several hundred; many small flocks arriving at end of hike
Common Grackle- 2
House Finch- 1

Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne



Subject: eBird -- Muscatatuck NWR -- Apr 18, 2014
Date: Fri Apr 18 2014 19:10 pm
From: cowboybirder AT yahoo.com
 
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,"Comments...3 miles on foot Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.7.1"
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TC000242,1|
TC000257,1|
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TC001130,3|
TC001193,1|
TC001194,13|
TC001205,1|
TC001261,1|
TC001312,1|
TC001371,1|
TC001450,1|
TC001821,11|
TC001937,5|
TC001995,3|
TC002002,5|
TC002008,32|
TC002058,3|
TC002097,1|
TC002542,10|
TC003569,1|
TC004885,13|
TC004889,1|
TC004950,5|
TC004999,1|
TC005027,4|
TC006252,5|
TC007362,4|
TC007408,1|
TC007696,2|
TC007761,9|
TC008020,7|
TC008038,23|
TC008059,1|
TC008128,3|
TC008185,7|
TC008259,5|
TC008284,1|
TC008355,4|
TC008426,6|
TC008586,2|
TC009446,1|
TC009538,17|
TC009999,6|
TC010089,5|
TC010493,2|
TC010531,5|
TC010542,1|
TC010544,1|
TC010571,3|
TC010586,1|
TC011175,10|
TC011210,6|
TC011219,14|
TC011247,4|
TC011267,6|
TC011269,2|
TC011271,11|
TC011276,4|
TC011406,34|
TC011441,1|
TC011453,73|
TC011467,1|
TC011480,17|
TC011520,10|
TC011743,8|



Subject: Lawrence Co
Date: Fri Apr 18 2014 18:59 pm
From: greenpertplus AT hotmail.com
 
FOY Ruby-throated Hummingbird and Prairie Warbler in the yard today.



Home Sunset Ridge, Lawrence, US-IN
Apr 18, 2014
Protocol: Incidental
24 species

Turkey Vulture 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 immature
Mourning Dove 5 watched one as it fed young on the nest as I ate my own dinner outside on the porch
Barred Owl 2 pair usually duets around 6 PM every night
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 FOY adult male at the feeder
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 2
Blue Jay 5
American Crow 5
Carolina Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 5
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 2
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
American Robin 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 1
Prairie Warbler 1 FOY singing
Eastern Towhee 1
Chipping Sparrow 1
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 2
Northern Cardinal 10
American Goldfinch 5

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17950812

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


Amy, Noah & June Kearns
Mitchell



Subject: N.W.Indiana - 4/18 - Piping Plover, Iceland Gull
Date: Fri Apr 18 2014 18:42 pm
From: MTopp7927 AT aol.com
 
4/18
I checked a few spots today along the Lakefront. Highlights were Piping
Plover, Iceland Gull,
Glaucous Gull.
HAMMOND IN. LAKEFRONT PARK (SANCTUARY)
1-Horned Grebe
24-D.C.Cormorants
2-Lesser Scaup
2-Bufflehead
10-R.B.Mergansers
1-ICELAND Gull (adult)
1-Turkey Vulture
1-Coopers Hawk
1-A.Kestrel
1-Killdeer
1-Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
2-N.Flickers
6-Tree Swallows
3-Brown Creepres
1-R.C.Kinglet
1-B.G.Gnatcatcher
2-Hermit Thrush
8-Eastern Towhees
2-Tree Sparrows
1-Chipping Sparrow
2-Field Sparrows
1-Swamp Sparrow
4-Fox Sparrows
10-W.T.Sparrows
8-Song Sparrows
20-N.Juncos

MILLER BEACH: (walked to breakwall)
6-Horned Grebes
40-D.C.Cormorants
1-Great Blue Heron
2-B.W.Teal
2-N.Shovelers
2-Redheads
6-R.B.Mergansers
1-Bufflehead
2-Turkey Vulutures
1-R.T.Hawk
1- PIPING PLOVER (Unbanded) - Photos
4-Killdeer
1-Great Black-backed Gull (Juv.)
1-Glaucous Gull (Juv.)
1-Bonaparte's Gull (mostly basic plumage)
10-Caspian Terns
6-Tree Swallows
3-Bank Swallows
1-Blue Jay
2-Field Sparrows (singing)
1-Horned Larks

Michael Topp

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





Subject: Fwd: eBird -- Muscatatuck NWR -- Apr 18, 2014
Date: Fri Apr 18 2014 17:58 pm
From: cowboybirder AT yahoo.com
 
Becky and I spent the day at the refuge. Only  2 observers and the female mallard was leucistic. Mom an dad birder separate from us and had a great egret and 2 belted kingfishers

Sent from my iPhone

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> To: cowboybirder@yahoo.com
> Subject: eBird -- Muscatatuck NWR -- Apr 18, 2014
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> G. Dorman II
> Apr 18, 2014
> Muscatatuck NWR
> Traveling
> 15 miles
> 450 Minutes
> Observers: 12
> All birds reported? Yes
> Comments: Comments...3 miles on foot
> 63 Canada Goose
> 1 Wood Duck
> 4 Mallard -- One female leu caustic
> 163 Blue-winged Teal
> 1 Northern Shoveler
> 1 Green-winged Teal
> 6 Pied-billed Grebe
> 1 Double-crested Cormorant
> 2 Great Blue Heron
> 3 Green Heron
> 1 Black Vulture
> 13 Turkey Vulture
> 1 Osprey
> 1 Bald Eagle
> 1 Northern Harrier
> 1 Cooper's Hawk
> 1 Red-tailed Hawk
> 11 American Coot
> 5 Killdeer
> 3 Solitary Sandpiper
> 5 Greater Yellowlegs
> 32 Lesser Yellowlegs
> 3 Pectoral Sandpiper
> 1 Wilson's Snipe
> 10 Mourning Dove
> 1 Barred Owl
> 13 Red-bellied Woodpecker
> 1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
> 5 Downy Woodpecker
> 1 Northern Flicker
> 4 Pileated Woodpecker
> 5 Eastern Phoebe
> 4 White-eyed Vireo
> 1 Red-eyed Vireo
> 2 Blue Jay
> 9 American Crow
> 7 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
> 23 Tree Swallow
> 1 Barn Swallow
> 3 Carolina Chickadee
> 7 Tufted Titmouse
> 5 White-breasted Nuthatch
> 1 Brown Creeper
> 4 Carolina Wren
> 6 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
> 2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
> 1 Hermit Thrush
> 17 American Robin
> 6 Brown Thrasher
> 5 European Starling
> 2 Northern Parula
> 5 Yellow-throated Warbler
> 1 Prairie Warbler
> 1 Palm Warbler
> 3 Common Yellowthroat
> 1 Hooded Warbler
> 10 Eastern Towhee
> 6 Chipping Sparrow
> 14 Field Sparrow
> 4 Henslow's Sparrow
> 6 Song Sparrow
> 2 Swamp Sparrow
> 11 White-throated Sparrow
> 4 White-crowned Sparrow
> 34 Northern Cardinal
> 1 Blue Grosbeak
> 73 Red-winged Blackbird
> 1 Eastern Meadowlark
> 17 Common Grackle
> 10 Brown-headed Cowbird
> 8 American Goldfinch
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Subject: Fox Island-- April 18
Date: Fri Apr 18 2014 14:44 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
A brief noon-time visit to Fox Island County Park netted a couple of annuals. My FOS Blue-headed Vireo wassinging in the geogarden area down low in great light, a day later than Jim Haw's early-date-tying bird from yesterday up at Pigeon River. This bird, along with twovery vocalgnatcatchers and my FOS Ruby-crowned Kinglet in the same general vicinity prompted yet another trip to the NE section of the park in hopes of an early warbler or two. No luck with that; I detected no additionalnew species and noted fewer birds than previous hikes-- only 5 Hermit Thrushes, two more gnatcatchers,a couple of Yellow-rumps, and again no sapsuckers or Winter Wrens. Maybe tomorrow's hike with Stockbridge Audubon at Franke Park will be more productive.

Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne



Subject: Gross Road, Friendship Road
Date: Fri Apr 18 2014 12:15 pm
From: whitehea AT indiana.edu
 
This morning Betsy and I birded down Gross Road and then down
Friendship to the end. Relatively quiet, but a number of new things for
the year. The highlights:

Canada Goose - 4
Wood Duck - 8
Mallard - 2
Blue-winged Teal - 6
Wild Turkey - 1
Bald Eagle - 1 (juv)
Am. Coot - 14
Pileated Woodpecker - 4
E. Phoebe - 2
White-eyed Vireo - 4 (FOY)
Yellow-thr. Vireo - 2
Red-eyed Vireo - 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 6
Gray Catbird - 1 (FOY)
Brown Thrasher - 3
No. Parula - 1
Yellow-thr. Warbler - 4
Prairie Warbler - 2 (FOY)
Prothonotary Warbler - 1 (FOY)
Ovenbird - 1 (FOY)
Louisiana Waterthrush - 2
E. Towhee - 4
White-thr. Sparrow - 2
Scarlet Tanager - 1 (FOY)
Gary Langell - 1
Don Allen - 1
Annie Allen - 1

Don Whitehead
Bloomington
whitehead@indiana.edu




Subject: Great Egret
Date: Fri Apr 18 2014 12:02 pm
From: annntom AT embarqmail.com
 
We saw a Great Egret  viewed from 500 W (Spearsville Rd. )  Since coming
back to Indiana in late 2000 this is the first Great Egret that we have
seen in the Lamb Lake area.
Curiously enough while out for a morning walk, I saw nor heard any
warblers, vireos or other migrating species. The closest I came was a
Brown Thrasher, actually several of them, which has been hanging around
for weeks. I heard a Barred Owl and saw a Co Loon on the lake. Lots of
singing birds but only ones that we have year round.
Tom Hougham
on Lamb Lake in SW Johnson Co

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Subject: Ruby-throated Hummingbird Gibson Co
Date: Fri Apr 18 2014 12:01 pm
From: tylee5839 AT yahoo.com
 
Just had our firstmale Ruby-throated Hummingbird at the feederat 11:50am today.

Wheeling
Gibson County
Margaret & Kevin



Subject: BWHA at Lower Cascades
Date: Fri Apr 18 2014 11:09 am
From: donandchar2 AT gmail.com
 
Just had 3 Broad-winged Hawks circling over Lower Cascades Playground in Bloomington.

Don Allen mobile



Subject: White Pelicans, Eagle Creek Park
Date: Fri Apr 18 2014 10:56 am
From: larry.peavler AT att.net
 
There were three this morning in the main channel behind the Ornithology Center.

There is at least one Sora in the skating pond.

Larry Peavler
Indianapolis, IN.



Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Lakefront dunes green tower, Apr 18, 2014
Date: Fri Apr 18 2014 10:12 am
From: grube.brendan AT gmail.com
 
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Lakefront dunes green tower, Porter, US-IN
Apr 18, 2014 6:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: North winds but light. Sunny and 47-50F. John Cassidy, John
DeVaney, and Kim Ehn helped with the abbreviated count.
55 species

Canada Goose 5
Wood Duck 3
Mallard 2
Blue-winged Teal 2
Red-breasted Merganser 39
Red-throated Loon 10
Common Loon 8
Double-crested Cormorant 37
Great Egret 5
Turkey Vulture 4
Northern Harrier 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Sandhill Crane 5
Killdeer 1
Great Black-backed Gull 1
Caspian Tern 78
Mourning Dove 24
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 3
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 30
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Purple Martin 1
Tree Swallow 3
Barn Swallow 3
Black-capped Chickadee 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
Eastern Bluebird 1
Hermit Thrush 2
American Robin 4
Brown Thrasher 7
European Starling 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
Eastern Towhee 1
American Tree Sparrow 4
Chipping Sparrow 1
Field Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 5
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird 9
Eastern Meadowlark 1
Common Grackle 4
Brown-headed Cowbird 10
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 2
House Sparrow 1

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Subject: SW Indiana April 13 2014
Date: Fri Apr 18 2014 7:20 am
From: sterren AT indiana.edu
 

Last Sunday (April 13 2013) Kathy McClain and I birded at various sites in SW Indiana. We ended by visiting parts of Patoka River NWR and environs. Flood levels were very high at some Refuge and nearby locations. Several roads were impassible. Windy conditions prevailed, especially from mid-day onward.

Highlights were 1 SNOWY EGRET and 4 FISH CROWS, plus 1 somewhat early INDIGO BUNTING seen by several other observers as well.

Our tally of 101 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS on the day just made it into the ebird Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz. The last date for the Rusty Blackbird Blitz for Indiana was April 15.

Times are a mix of Eastern and Central.

Jasper, Dubois, US-IN
Apr 13, 2014 9:05 AM
Protocol: Incidental
Comments: With Kathy McClain on West Division Road, at a location where we have found EUCD previously
2 species

Eurasian Collared-Dove 1
Mourning Dove 4

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Patoka River--Stewart Public Access Site, Dubois, US-IN
Apr 13, 2014 9:10 AM - 9:35 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.4 mile(s)
Comments: With Kathy McClain, still considerable flooding from the Patoka River but roads now open. Some fields flooded and some were muddy with small lines of water. Rusty Blackbirds were in the latter.
16 species

Blue-winged Teal 33
Northern Shoveler 2
Northern Bobwhite 1
Great Egret 2
Killdeer 2
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Pectoral Sandpiper 106
Horned Lark 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
European Starling 6
American Pipit 8 part of the time four were attempting to hover while catching insects above a wet runoff channel in a field
Song Sparrow 2
Red-winged Blackbird 55
Eastern Meadowlark 2
Rusty Blackbird 71
Brown-headed Cowbird 6

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Eagle Slough, Vanderburgh, US-IN
Apr 13, 2014 9:50 AM - 11:35 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: With Kathy McClain, about half the time also with Jim Campbell and P. J Arant
32 species

Blue-winged Teal 4
Northern Shoveler 8
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Cooper's Hawk 3 all flying west
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 3
White-eyed Vireo 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Tree Swallow 3
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 7
Brown Creeper 1
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 12
Golden-crowned Kinglet 9
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
American Robin 7
Northern Waterthrush 2
Prothonotary Warbler 1
Northern Parula 9
Palm Warbler 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 5
Yellow-throated Warbler 4
Prairie Warbler 2
Song Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 7
INDIGO BUNTING 1 Presumably the same individual male seen and reported by other observers earlier in the day.. Male on the ground in the middle of the trail. Bright indigo blue with some brown mottling on the back remaining; smaller size and small bill etc eliminate Blue Grosbeak, which is not expected here. Seen along with Jim Campbell and P. J. Arant.
Red-winged Blackbird 20
Rusty Blackbird 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 18

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Pond next to I69, Vanderburgh, US-IN
Apr 13, 2014 11:50 AM - 11:54 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: With Kathy McClain, seeing a likely Snowy Egret in a pond while driving by on I69. At next exit (St Hwy 57) turned around and retraced route. Pulled along roadside and briefly photographed the Snowy Egret.
2 species

Great Egret 1
SNOWY EGRET 1 plumage all white with prominent breeding plumes on back of the head, long thin black bill, yellow lores, black legs, yellow feet not seen because the feet were under water. About 60% of the size of a Great Egret nearby in the same pond. Photos will be placed on Kathy McClain's Flickr and my Birding Indiana Facebook. One of my photos is now up on Kathy McClain's Flickr:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/...

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Patoka River NWR -- Monty's Station, Gibson, US-IN
Apr 13, 2014 1:16 PM - 1:24 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.4 mile(s)
Comments: With Kathy McClain, stopping very briefly at the Monty's Station parking lot where flood water waters were extremely high. Then drove east over hill on CR 50 N looking for the Loggerhead Shrike. No Shrike but 4 Fish Crows were present, as per the below. Very windy.
6 species

American White Pelican 9 Only birds in view on the waters of the extremely flooded field complex at Monty's Station
American Crow 1 vocalizing in the distance to the west from Monty's Station
FISH CROW 4 As we drove eastward over the hill on 50 N a group of 4 crows flew off; one to the left (north) and one to the right (south) doing repeated diagnostic "ca-ah" or "uh uh"calls at the same time. After we turned around and drove back west the group of 4 came tother and flew NW together doing "ca" calls. All four together looked very similar in flight: longer narrower tails than American Crow, slightly more pointed wings; somewhat more rolling, liquid. and acrobatic flight with wingbeats that appeared faster than American Crow. Moments later an American Crow did familiar "caw" calls to the west for vocal contrast. This was a regular location for Fish Crow during 2013, as reported by many observers.
Eastern Towhee 1 in reverting field immediately east of CR 1050 E
Chipping Sparrow 1 singing from small conifers and grassy area next to the pond, over the hill eastward from Monty's Station
Red-winged Blackbird 4

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Patoka River NWR -- Oatsville Bottoms, Gibson, US-IN
Apr 13, 2014 1:33 PM - 2:02 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.1 mile(s)
Comments: With Kathy McClain, actually on CR 805 E well south of the main Patoka River NWR part of the Oatsville Bottoms. Very high water completely covered the intersection of CR 50 N and CR 850 E. No way to drive northward toward Oatsville or the Bottoms. Further south standing water on CR 850 E to within 100 yards of the intersection with Base Road. This observation was in flooded fields at the intersection of CR 850 E and CR 50 S.
10 species

Blue-winged Teal 46
Northern Shoveler 4
Killdeer 3
Greater Yellowlegs 31
Lesser Yellowlegs 126
Pectoral Sandpiper 122
Downy Woodpecker 1
Carolina Chickadee 1
European Starling 50
Red-winged Blackbird 6

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Wheeling Bottoms, Gibson, US-IN
Apr 13, 2014 2:25 PM - 3:05 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: With Kathy McClain. With the other south-north roads in the Wheeling Bottoms area flooded, and CR 50 N severely flooded at several points, we attempted to venture north on paved CR 550 E and to cross the Patoka River and head toward the town of Wheeling. No such luck. Water was roaring across the CR 550 E south of the bridge over the Patoka River. Observations here were along CR 550 E south of the River and around the corner on Carruthers Road, where most fields were also flooded.
10 species

Blue-winged Teal 45
American Coot 250
Killdeer 3
Greater Yellowlegs 32
Lesser Yellowlegs 82
Pectoral Sandpiper 133
Horned Lark 5
Tree Swallow 30
Barn Swallow 2
House Finch 6 small group together

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Patoka River NWR--Dillin Bottoms, Pike, US-IN
Apr 13, 2014 4:40 PM - 5:10 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: With Kathy McClain, birding from the parking lot only. Road washed out immediately before the parking lot.
14 species

Blue-winged Teal 12
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Turkey Vulture 6
Bald Eagle 2 pair of adults perched together on bare dead tree snags. Do they have a nest?
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 imm
Killdeer 1
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 2
Tree Swallow 20
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
American Robin 2
Eastern Towhee 1
Red-winged Blackbird 60
Rusty Blackbird 27

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Monday April 14 2014:

West Boggs Lake, Daviess, US-IN
Apr 14, 2014 1:35 PM - 1:42 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: At Stoll's Restaurant parking lot on US 231 in Martin County, looking across the County Line into the Daviess County side of the the east end of West Boggs Lake.
2 species

Common Loon 3
Tree Swallow 20 many more closer on the Martin County side of the water

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--Lee Sterrenburg, Bloomington & Kathy McClain, Jasper






Subject: Daviess County Loggerhead Shrike survey April 17, 2014
Date: Fri Apr 18 2014 7:20 am
From: sterren AT indiana.edu
 
Yesterday (April 17 2014) I assisted Amy Kearns of the DNR on a Loggerhead Shrike survey route in Daiviess County.  We found 4 LOGGERHEAD SHRIKES on three territories as per the below.

Daviess, Daviess, US-IN
Apr 17, 2014 8:36 AM - 5:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
76.0 mile(s)
Comments: The first Daviess Co LOSH survey of the year (7.5 hrs and 66 mi) followed by an investigation into reported breeding "Tundra Swans" south of Viking reclaimed mineland (which turned out to be nesting Mute Swans)
55 species

Canada Goose 4 two pairs on nests
Mute Swan 3 one on nest
Wood Duck 3
Mallard 5
Blue-winged Teal 4
Northern Shoveler 2
Lesser Scaup 6 Viking mine
Double-crested Cormorant 200 a single large migrating flock very high in the sky
Great Blue Heron 3
Turkey Vulture 38
Northern Harrier 1 female over viking mine
Bald Eagle 4 two adults and two nestlings
Red-tailed Hawk 6
American Coot 13
Killdeer 34
Solitary Sandpiper 2
Pectoral Sandpiper 15
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 25
Mourning Dove 50
Red-headed Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 5
American Kestrel 3 seems unusually low for this area
Eastern Kingbird 2 FOY for Lee and Amy
LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE 4 adults. Three territories found. Two with nests and probable incubating females, one territory with a shrike nest building (may be only one adult at this territory)
Blue Jay 5
American Crow 10
Horned Lark 10
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 4
Purple Martin 182 individually counted, most at nesting colonies
Tree Swallow 20
Barn Swallow 15
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 2
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Eastern Bluebird 2
American Robin 100
Brown Thrasher 6
Northern Mockingbird 37 individually counted. a rather low count for Daviess Co
European Starling 100
Common Yellowthroat 1
Northern Parula 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Chipping Sparrow 25
Field Sparrow 3
Savannah Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 30
White-crowned Sparrow 15 individually counted
Northern Cardinal 30
Red-winged Blackbird 200
Eastern Meadowlark 178 individually counted. 169 along the shrike survey route and 9 additional in viking mine
Common Grackle 150
Brown-headed Cowbird 5
American Goldfinch 15
House Sparrow 300

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Of interest from the day's findings: At one location where Loggerhead Shrikes successfully reared young last year they remained at that same location. At two locations where nests were predated or failed last year in 2013 the Shrikes had moved to new nesting territory locations. Pressure on nest sites does appear to be a concern for this State Endangered species.

With nest predation an issue for many species of birds we kept track of cats seen hunting out in fields or in roadside ditches (not in yards or the immediate vicinity of houses). Our tally on hunting cats was seven.

--Amy Kearns, Mitchell, & Lee Sterrenburg, Bloomington








Subject: Northern Parulas
Date: Thu Apr 17 2014 20:05 pm
From: landonneumann25 AT gmail.com
 
This morning Bud Dodrill and I birded a few Cass County spots. The
highlights were three Norther Parulas.

France Park/Georgetown Rd
Canada Goose 10
Wood Duck 1
Hooded Merganser 1
Pied-billed Grebe 3
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1
Turkey Vulture 60
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
American Coot 1
Killdeer 1
Mourning Dove 2
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
American Crow 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Tree Swallow 5
Carolina Chickadee 5
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 1
House Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
Eastern Bluebird 2
American Robin 10
European Starling 30
Northern Parula 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 5
Yellow-throated Warbler 3
Eastern Towhee 5
Chipping Sparrow 4
Field Sparrow 2
Savannah Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 3
Swamp Sparrow 3
White-throated Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 1
Northern Cardinal 5
Red-winged Blackbird 15
Eastern Meadowlark 3
Common Grackle 5
Brown-headed Cowbird 15
American Goldfinch 2

Highway 17 Marshes
Canada Goose 5
Mute Swan 1
Wood Duck 2
Mallard 4
Blue-winged Teal 10
Green-winged Teal 2
Ring-necked Duck 7
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1
American Coot 10
Greater Yellowlegs 10
Lesser Yellowlegs 2
Mourning Dove 1
Tree Swallow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Red-winged Blackbird 20

Lake Perry
Canada Goose 10
Osprey 2

800N/600E Flooded Fields
Mute Swan 1
Blue-winged Teal 5
Northern Shoveler 5
Green-winged Teal 2
Redhead 1
Lesser Scaup 20
Greater Yellowlegs 30
Lesser Yellowlegs 15
Pectoral Sandpiper 40
Wilson's Snipe 1

Landon Neumann
Logansport, Cass County



Subject: Monroe Co. 4/17
Date: Thu Apr 17 2014 17:55 pm
From: scottev AT harmonyschool.org
 
I had several FoY birds today on Friendship Road in Monroe Co. including;
Warbling Vireo Red-eyed Vireo, Nashville Warbler, American Redstart, and
Blue Grosbeak. I also had two FoY Forster's Tern at Paynetown.

Scott Evans
Monroe Co.



Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Lakefront dunes green tower, Apr 17, 2014
Date: Thu Apr 17 2014 17:18 pm
From: grube.brendan AT gmail.com
 
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From: Brendan Grube
Date: Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 3:54 PM
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Lakefront dunes green tower, Apr 17, 2014
To: Brad Bumgardner




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Date: Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 3:54 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Lakefront dunes green tower, Apr 17, 2014
To: grube.brendan@gmail.com


Lakefront dunes green tower, Porter, US-IN
Apr 17, 2014 6:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: South winds gusting to 25mph and sunshine. Temperature
35-60F. Other birders were Ken Brock, Brad Bumgardner, Ben Mitchell and
Eric Delbecq.
67 species

Canada Goose 3
Wood Duck 1
Gadwall 1
American Wigeon 1
Blue-winged Teal 2
Northern Shoveler 1
Green-winged Teal 2
White-winged Scoter 9 lingering.
Long-tailed Duck 3 lingering.
Bufflehead 1
Hooded Merganser 1
Red-breasted Merganser 13
Red-throated Loon 8
Common Loon 5
Horned Grebe 1
Double-crested Cormorant 61
Great Blue Heron 6
Great Egret 1
Turkey Vulture 8
Osprey 1
Northern Harrier 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 4
Sandhill Crane 21
Killdeer 3
Solitary Sandpiper 3 FOY
Lesser Yellowlegs 3 FOY
Upland Sandpiper 1 Landed in the meadow.
Wilson's Snipe 1 FOY
Bonaparte's Gull 3
Caspian Tern 31
Mourning Dove 8
Belted Kingfisher 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 3
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 25
Pileated Woodpecker 1
American Kestrel 1
Merlin 4 Zipping by.
Eastern Phoebe 2
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 3
Tree Swallow 31
Barn Swallow 8
Brown Creeper 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
Eastern Bluebird 1
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 48
European Starling 20
Lapland Longspur 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 30
American Tree Sparrow 2
Chipping Sparrow 2
Field Sparrow 6
Song Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 3
Red-winged Blackbird 1420
Rusty Blackbird 1525 Early flocks going west.
Brewer's Blackbird 1 Fly-by going west.
Common Grackle 1048
Brown-headed Cowbird 28
Purple Finch 1
American Goldfinch 3

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Subject: Pigeon River Blue-headed Vireo, Pine Warbler
Date: Thu Apr 17 2014 15:01 pm
From: jhawillet AT aol.com
 
As the weather rose above freezing and then into the 60s, I birded Pigeon River FWA, Fawn River Fish Hatchery (ponds E of hwy. 120 largely filled, 2 still down W of 120; looks like the fish hatchery people will insist on managing for hatching fish rather than shorebird habitat again this year), and Lake Gage in Steuben Co.  I came up with 66 species for the day, 56 of them at Pigeon River.


Best bird easily was a vigorously singing (but not seen) Blue-headed Vireo, tying the earliest spring arrival date for this species in my NE IN survey area. A vigorously singing Pine Warbler (seen, too) gave me my first two-warbler day of the spring. Both were along the main road from Mongo to Ontario (300N at Mongo but becoming 400N farther west). Park at lot D-7 and walk east along the main road for perhaps 1/4 mi. to the top of a rise with a small clearing on the south side of the road (formerly a parking lot). Both birds were in this area, which is in the general area where both species have been on territory most recent summers. Perhaps they will stay. I also picked up Osprey, Sora, Purple Martin, and Savannah Sparrow for my IN year list.


The list and numbers for Pigeon River only:

Canada Goose 65
Mute Swan 2
Wood Duck 4
Mallard 10
Blue-winged Teal 23
Ring-necked Duck 2
Wild Turkey 2 male displaying to apparently indifferent female
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Great Blue Heron 4
Turkey Vulture 8
Osprey 4
Bald Eagle 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Sora 1
American Coot 20
Sandhill Crane 18
Killdeer 1
Mourning Dove 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 7
Downy Woodpecker 4
Northern Flicker 4
American Kestrel 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Blue-headed Vireo 1 ties my earliest arrival date for NE IN
Blue Jay 11
American Crow 11
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 3
Purple Martin 1
Tree Swallow 22
Barn Swallow 1
Black-capped Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 5
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Eastern Bluebird 5
Hermit Thrush 5
American Robin 8
European Starling 7
Pine Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 4
Eastern Towhee 3
Chipping Sparrow 19
Field Sparrow 16
Vesper Sparrow 2
Savannah Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 23
Swamp Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 25
Red-winged Blackbird 66
Rusty Blackbird 2
Common Grackle 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 5
American Goldfinch 3
House Sparrow 1

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Species added elsewhere:
Common Loon 1 L. Gage
Horned Grebe 1 L. Gage
Ring-billed Gull 1 Fawn R.
Bonaparte's Gull 1 L. GAge
Rock Pigeon along road on way
Belted Kingfisher 1 Fawn R
Horned Lark road
Carolina Wren 1 L. Gage
E. Meadowlark road
House Finch L. Gage
Birderes should be aware that waking will be prohibited on the Pigeon River property during spring Turkey season,, except for registered turkey hunters and fishermen.. Apr. 19-20 and Apr. 23-May 11.
Jim Haw



Subject: RE: Goose Pond
Date: Thu Apr 17 2014 14:20 pm
From: david_rupp AT hotmail.com
 
Just to follow up on Don's post from yesterday's visit to Goose Pond.  I led an IndiGo Birding Nature Tours group to Goose Pond in the evening.  We saw mostly the same species, though we didn't do much counting of individuals.  The pelican numbers were significantly down from a week ago or so... they are likely starting to move on to the north.  Same with the short-eared owls: we struck out on our search for that species.  Highlights included a couple of eaglets in the nest along 100 S, a total of 6 black-necked stilts (4 at GP11S and 2 at GP6W), and a covey of bobwhite along 500 S.
Sassafras Audubon is taking a field trip to Goose Pond this Saturday, the 19th. We are meeting at the Wal-mart parking lot on the west side of Bloomington to carpool at 8:00 a.m. All are welcome, and if you'd like to meet us at Goose Pond, just let me know.

Thanks!
David RuppPresident, Sassafras Audubon Society
Bloomington, IN
IndiGo Birding Nature Tours, LLC "Personalized Guide Service to South-Central Indiana" http://www.indigobirding.com
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812-679-8978

> Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:57:02 -0400
> From: whitehea@indiana.edu
> Subject: [B-BIRDS-L] goose Pond
> To: bloomington-birds-l@list.indiana.edu; in-bird-l@list.indiana.edu
>
> This morning Bob Dodd, Bob Kissel, Dan Weber and I birded a number of
> localities in the Goose Pond complex. Lots of birds and some wonderful
> views. The highlights:
> Bald Eagle - 3 (2 juv, 1 adult)
> Red-tailed Hawk - 2
> Killdeer - 2
> Red-headed Woodpecker - 2
> E. Phoebe - 1
> Horned Lark - 4
> Tree Swallow - 14
> Barn Swallow - 6
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 1
> E. Bluebird - 2
> Am. Robin - many
> Brown Thrasher - 2
> E. Towhee - 2
> Chipping Sparrow - 6
> Field Sparrow - 2
> White-cr. Sparrow - 6
> Brown-headed Cowbird - 3
>
> BH4/5:
> Canada Goose - 12
> Wood Duck - 4
> Mallard - 6
> Blue-winged Teal - 40
> No. Shoveler - 4
> Pied-billed Grebe - 1
> Am. White Pelican - 310
> Great blue Heron - 2
> Killdeer - 4
> Lesser Yellowlegs - 6
> Pectoral Sandpiper - 40
> Wilson's Snipe - 2
> Purple Martin - 1 (FOY - corner of 200S and 1000W)
> Tree Swallow - 10
> Barn Swallow - 4
> Field Sparrow - 2
> Savannah Sparrow - 4
> White-cr. Sparrow - 4
>
> GP9/10:
> Canada Goose - 8
> Wood Duck - 3
> Gadwall - 2
> Mallard - 6
> Blue-winged Teal - 14
> No. Shoveler - 6
> Lesser Scaup - 1
> Bufflehead - 14
> Ruddy Duck - 1
> Pied-billed Grebe - 4
> Am. White Pelican - 350
> Double-cr. Cormorant - 40
> Osprey - 2
> Bald Eagle - 3 (juv)
> No. Harrier - 1 (fem)
> Red-tailed Hawk - 3
> Rough-legged Hawk - 3 (light imm)
> Am. Kestrel - 1
> Am. Coot - 200
> Killdeer - 4
> E. Meadowlark - 6
>
> GP11/12/13:
> Canada Goose - 10
> Wood Duck - 3
> Gadwall - 6
> Mallard - 8
> Blue-winged Teal - 300
> No. Shoveler - 90
> Green-winged Teal - 12
> Red-br. Merganser - 2
> Pied-billed Grebe - 6
> Am. White Pelican - 250
> Double-cr. Cormorant - 25
> Great Blue Heron - 2
> Great Egret - 1 (FOY)
> Red-tailed Hawk - 2
> Am. Coot - 175
> Sandhill Crane - heard
> Killdeer - 6
> Black-necked Stilt - 3
> Greater Yellowlegs - 50
> Lesser Yellowlegs - 400
> Pectoral Sandpiper - 1000
> Tree Swallow - 18
> Barn Swallow - 6
>
> BH2/3:
> Canada Goose - 12
> Gadwall - 2
> Blue-winged Teal - 150
> No. Shoveler - 20
> Green-winged Teal - 8
> Greater Yellowlegs - 10
> Lesser Yellowlegs - 45
> Wilson-s Snipe - 9
> Ring-billed Gull - 6
>
> Don Whitehead
> Bloomington
> whitehea@indiana.edu
>



Subject: Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne
Date: Thu Apr 17 2014 13:49 pm
From: zzedpowers AT aol.com
 

I assisted Dr Mark Jordan, of IPFW, with a bird class at Eagle Marsh yesterday afternoon. There were about 20 in the class, divided into three groups. The list below is an aggregate of the groups.

Eagle Marsh, Allen, US-IN
Apr 16, 2014 2:10 PM - 4:10 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: 50 F, partly cloudy, light wind
27 species

Canada Goose 5
Wood Duck 1
Mallard 16
Blue-winged Teal 30
Bufflehead 1
Ruddy Duck 2
Great Blue Heron 2
Great Egret 2
Turkey Vulture 1
Northern Harrier 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Coot 20
Wilson's Snipe 1
American Kestrel 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 12
Purple Martin 8
Tree Swallow 30
Barn Swallow 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
American Robin 9
Chipping Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird 10
Common Grackle 2
American Goldfinch 3

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Ed Powers
Allen County



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