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26 Sep: @ 10:23:40 
Warblers, Celery Bog Nature Area, Sep 26, 2016 [Dunning, John B]
26 Sep: @ 04:12:50 
Re: Chain O' Lakes S.P. [bandtgorney]
25 Sep: @ 20:20:23 
Chain O' Lakes S.P. [John Winebrenner]
25 Sep: @ 20:15:47 
Stone Head Nature Preserve, Sep 24, 2016 [Hengeveld, James David]
25 Sep: @ 12:31:38 
Eagle Creek Park, Sunday September 25, 2016 [Don Williams]
25 Sep: @ 10:58:23 
Ft. Harrison SP - YB Flycatcher, RB Nuthatch [Don Gorney]
25 Sep: @ 09:27:36 
Re: Foster Park BWHAs [Greg Majewski]
25 Sep: @ 08:49:10 
Foster Park BWHAs [Greg Majewski]
25 Sep: @ 04:44:08 
Eagle Marsh-- Sep. 24 Evening [Rodger Rang]
24 Sep: @ 19:43:12 
Red Knot update [Sanderson, Ryan J]
24 Sep: @ 18:49:42 
Pigeon River FWA - Area D Marsh [Sam Plew]
24 Sep: @ 17:19:26 
Hawk Flight [Stephanie Wagner]
24 Sep: @ 16:50:09 
Pumpkinvine Nature Trail, Elkhart County - Vireos, Warblers, Flycatchers, Wild Turkey [Robert Guth]
24 Sep: @ 16:29:59 
Lakefront (24-Sep-2016) Red Knot & Parasitic Jaeger [Kenneth J. Brock]
24 Sep: @ 16:03:07 
9/24/16 Goose Pond FWA Sunrise to noon [Steven]
24 Sep: @ 16:01:00 
modest warblers, Celery Bog Nature Area, Sep 24, 2016 [Dunning, John B]
24 Sep: @ 15:16:47 
Martin State Forest - RBNU, YRWA, GWWA [Don Gorney]
24 Sep: @ 13:46:29 
Fox Island County Park, Allen County [zzedpowers]
24 Sep: @ 11:06:36 
RED KNOT CONTINUES, Miller Beach [Sanderson, Ryan J]
23 Sep: @ 21:26:52 
Pike county - American avocets and others [Jeremy Ross]
23 Sep: @ 20:38:10 
Owls, whip-poor-will, others--SW Monroe Co [Greene, Terri B]
23 Sep: @ 18:39:29 
N.W.Indiana - 9/23 - 20sps. of Warblers, Wrens, Kinglets, Juncos and a Red Knot. [MTopp7927]
23 Sep: @ 18:32:09 
Lake Co - Red Knot, warblers, and fall/winter migrant songbirds [Don Gorney]
23 Sep: @ 17:41:59 
Foster Park, 9/23 afternoon [Greg Majewski]
23 Sep: @ 16:23:49 
Illiana Birds: 21 warblers [Carolyn A. Marsh]
23 Sep: @ 13:22:58 
Starkey Park [Roger]
23 Sep: @ 13:20:04 
Osprey [Russ Allison]
23 Sep: @ 12:23:04 
Re: Red-breasted Nuthatch! [Eric Lundquist]
23 Sep: @ 12:04:56 
Re: Red-breasted Nuthatch! [Tom]
23 Sep: @ 10:15:51 
Re: Red-breasted Nuthatch! [belthbirds]
23 Sep: @ 10:05:15 
Last Sighting of year for Osprey [Trice Berkley]
23 Sep: @ 09:43:57 
Red-breasted Nuthatch! [John Winebrenner]
22 Sep: @ 19:57:47 
Re: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] 1999 record for Western Scrub-Jay [Scott Evans]
22 Sep: @ 17:27:53 
Re: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] 1999 record for Western Scrub-Jay [Andrew Birch]
22 Sep: @ 08:42:27 
Re: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] 1999 record for Western Scrub-Jay [Don Gorney]
22 Sep: @ 07:00:07 
Re: 1999 record for Western Scrub-Jay [Don Gorney]
22 Sep: @ 06:30:47 
1999 record for Western Scrub-Jay [Angela Archer]
21 Sep: @ 17:25:18 
BUFF BREASTED-SANDPIPER [Victor Riemenschneider]
21 Sep: @ 17:25:02 
(no subject) [MTopp7927]
21 Sep: @ 16:57:21 
(LAKE) Gibson Woods Nature Preserve Wed Bird Hike [L Fandrei]
21 Sep: @ 15:20:23 
Fw: eBird Report - Elkhart River Preserve--Benton Spillway, Sep 21, 2016 [John Harley]
20 Sep: @ 22:15:34 
Fox Island, Allen County [zzedpowers]
20 Sep: @ 20:49:11 
Eagle Marsh, Scouted and Skunked-- Sep. 20 PM [Rodger Rang]
20 Sep: @ 16:22:06 
Lake Lemon--Hengeveld's, Sep 18, 2016 [Hengeveld, James David]
20 Sep: @ 15:33:49 
Illiana Birds: No Brant - 19 warblers [Carolyn A. Marsh]
20 Sep: @ 15:15:45 
Brant no, Miller Lakewatch- Red Knot [Landon Neumann]
20 Sep: @ 14:04:37 
Goose Pond FWA shorebirds, waders [Kearns, Amy]
19 Sep: @ 15:02:16 
Illiana Birds: Brant 9.19.16 [Carolyn A. Marsh]
19 Sep: @ 13:50:06 
Wabash River Conservation Area Unit 402, Clinton [Peter Scott]
19 Sep: @ 06:35:51 
Elkhart County Ruby-crowned Kinglets [Robert Guth]





Subject: Warblers, Celery Bog Nature Area, Sep 26, 2016
Date: Mon Sep 26 2016 10:23 am
From: jdunning AT purdue.edu
 
A short trip to Celery Bog this morning yielded some migrant warblers and vireos. Most were around the edges near the Lilly Nature Center.

Barny
Misner13@frontier.com

Celery Bog Nature Area, Tippecanoe, Indiana, US Sep 26, 2016 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
36 species

Canada Goose 50
Wood Duck 100
Mallard 30
Blue-winged Teal 30
Double-crested Cormorant 14
Great Blue Heron 30
Great Egret 15
Green Heron 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 1
Killdeer 1
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Mourning Dove 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Philadelphia Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 5
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren 2
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 2
Golden-winged Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Tennessee Warbler 1
Nashville Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
American Redstart 1
Magnolia Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 3
Black-throated Green Warbler 3
Northern Cardinal 2
American Goldfinch 1

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

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



Subject: Chain O' Lakes S.P.
Date: Mon Sep 26 2016 4:12 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Beautiful weekend to be out, nice descriptions.

Ken Brunswick received the Sagamore of the Wabash at the Limberlost Dinner.

Terri
On Sunday, September 25, 2016, John Winebrenner wrote:

Lisa and I did some camping at Chain O' Lakes this weekend, along with our granddaughter, Ella . The weather was great, and I ended up with a total of 26 species, which was actually pretty surprising, considering I had a crazy eight-year-old girl keeping me busy for most of the weekend.
We had a pretty nice raptor flight on the west side of Dock Lake, almost directly above the Park Headquarters. Among several Turkey Vultures, we had three Red-shouldered hawks calling and displaying (pair bonding in the fall?) together right above the woods. As I was watching them through the binoculars, an adult Peregrine Falcon flew by, directly above them. As far as I can remember, this is the first Peregrine I have ever seen in the park.
Speaking of Red-shouldered Hawks, we've been camping at Chain O' Lakes three times this summer, and Red-shoulders have been very prevalent each time we've been there. In past years, we hardly ever found them there.
As usual, we heard Barred Owls both night this weekend, and even heard one calling at 4:30 in the afternoon yesterday. Chain O' Lakes has always been a great place for Barred Owls.

Our list for Saturday, 9/24:

Canada Goose 35
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 20
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 2 Adults, 1 immature
Killdeer 2
Barred Owl 1 Calling at 4:30 PM (also heard calling both Friday and Saturday nights)
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 3
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Peregrine Falcon 1 Adult , migrating
Blue Jay 25
American Crow 6
Black-capped Chickadee 5
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 2
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 6
Gray Catbird 2
Cedar Waxwing 12
Eastern Towhee 2
Northern Cardinal 7
American Goldfinch 4

John Winebrenner
Fort Wayne








Subject: Chain O' Lakes S.P.
Date: Sun Sep 25 2016 20:20 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
     Lisa and I did some camping at Chain O' Lakes this weekend, along with our granddaughter, Ella . The weather was great, and I ended up with a total of 26 species, which was actually pretty surprising, considering I had a crazy eight-year-old girl keeping me busy for most of the weekend.   We had a pretty nice raptor flight on the west side of Dock Lake, almost directly above the Park Headquarters. Among several Turkey Vultures, we had three Red-shouldered hawks calling and displaying (pair bonding in the fall?) together right above the woods. As I was watching them through the binoculars, an adult Peregrine Falcon flew by, directly above them. As far as I can remember, this is the first Peregrine I have ever seen in the park.    Speaking of Red-shouldered Hawks, we've been camping at Chain O' Lakes three times this summer, and Red-shoulders have been very prevalent each time we've been there. In past years, we hardly ever found them there.   As usual, we heard Barred Owls both night this weekend, and even heard one calling at 4:30 in the afternoon yesterday. Chain O' Lakes has always been a great place for Barred Owls.
Our list for Saturday, 9/24:
Canada Goose  35
Great Blue Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  20
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Cooper's Hawk  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  3    2 Adults, 1 immature
Killdeer  2
Barred Owl  1    Calling at 4:30 PM  (also heard calling both Friday and Saturday nights)
Red-bellied Woodpecker  5
Downy Woodpecker  1
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  3
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Peregrine Falcon  1    Adult , migrating
Blue Jay  25
American Crow  6
Black-capped Chickadee  5
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Carolina Wren  2
Hermit Thrush  1
American Robin  6
Gray Catbird  2
Cedar Waxwing  12
Eastern Towhee  2
Northern Cardinal  7
American Goldfinch  4
John WinebrennerFort Wayne





       



Subject: Stone Head Nature Preserve, Sep 24, 2016
Date: Sun Sep 25 2016 20:15 pm
From: jhengeve AT indiana.edu
 
We had a good morning yesterday on our monthly census at the Stone Head Nature Preserve in Brown Co.  We recorded 65 species on the day, highlights including all 7 expected woodpecker species, 13 warbler species (35 Tennessees, our FOS Palm, and 3 Wilson’s), our FOS Ruby-crowned Kinglets, and 2 early Lincoln’s Sparrows (our FOS).  The list below includes a couple of owls as well as thrushes that we heard pre-dawn.

Stone Head Nature Preserve, Brown, Indiana, US
Sep 24, 2016
64 species (+1 other taxa)

Wood Duck 1

Great Blue Heron 1

Turkey Vulture 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 2

Killdeer 1

Mourning Dove 4

Eastern Screech-Owl 1
Great Horned Owl 2

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1

Red-headed Woodpecker 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
Downy Woodpecker 5
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 7
Pileated Woodpecker 4

American Kestrel 1

Eastern Wood-Pewee 8
Empidonax sp. 1
Eastern Phoebe 5
White-eyed Vireo 4
Yellow-throated Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 4
Blue Jay 18
American Crow 8
Carolina Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 7
Carolina Wren 11
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Eastern Bluebird 7
Gray-cheeked Thrush 2
Swainson's Thrush 40
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 6
Brown Thrasher 2
European Starling 13
Cedar Waxwing 70
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Tennessee Warbler 35
Nashville Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 21
American Redstart 8
Northern Parula 2
Magnolia Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 3
Yellow-Rumped Warbler 2
Palm Warbler 1
Yellow-throated Warbler 2
Black-throated Green Warbler 6
Wilson's Warbler 3
Field Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 4
Lincoln's Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 5
Scarlet Tanager 3
Northern Cardinal 3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 9
Indigo Bunting 13
Red-winged Blackbird 2
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 32

Jeff & Sandy Belth, Jim & Susan Hengeveld, Mike Kelley, Jeff Riegel, Rosemary Saurer
Bloomington, Nashville, Bedford




Subject: Eagle Creek Park, Sunday September 25, 2016
Date: Sun Sep 25 2016 12:31 pm
From: sailbird AT tds.net
 
Sunday morning bird walk tallied 80 species.  The list includes

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Mallard
Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great blue Heron
Great Egret
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Killdeer
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black and White Warbler
American Redstart
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson's Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

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

Don Williams



Subject: Ft. Harrison SP - YB Flycatcher, RB Nuthatch
Date: Sun Sep 25 2016 10:58 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
A beautiful Sunday morning turned up approximately 42 species of birds at Fort Harrison State Park, Indy, on Sept 25. For the fourth straight week we had Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, although the view of this bird was not the best. And, for the third time in four weeks we had a Red-breasted Nuthatch calling but it would not show itself. The bird walk started with a bevy of activity with great looks at several warblers, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Scarlet Tanagers, and Cedar Waxwings. The complete list is below.
Mallard  3Great Blue Heron (Blue form)  1Cooper's Hawk  1Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  6Mourning Dove  2Chimney Swift  10Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1Belted Kingfisher  1Red-bellied Woodpecker  4Downy Woodpecker  5Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  3Pileated Woodpecker  1Yellow-bellied Flycatcher  1Empidonax sp.  1Eastern Phoebe  1Warbling Vireo (Eastern)  1Blue Jay  37Carolina Chickadee  18Tufted Titmouse  4Red-breasted Nuthatch  1White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)  5Carolina Wren  3Swainson's Thrush (Olive-backed)  10American Robin  50Gray Catbird  5European Starling  15Cedar Waxwing  100Nashville Warbler  1Common Yellowthroat  1American Redstart  2Magnolia Warbler  1Bay-breasted Warbler  2Chestnut-sided Warbler  1Blackpoll Warbler  1Black-throated Green Warbler  8Chipping Sparrow  11Scarlet Tanager  2Northern Cardinal  8Rose-breasted Grosbeak  6Common Grackle  1House Finch  2American Goldfinch  5
There will be a bird walk at Ft. Harrison State Park every Sunday morning in October. Meet at 8am at Delaware Lake parking lot.  Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com



Subject: Re: Foster Park BWHAs
Date: Sun Sep 25 2016 9:27 am
From: gamajewski AT gmail.com
 
Several more groups, including another 40 or so directly over my house for
a conservative total of at least 100 this morning.

On Sep 25, 2016 9:48 AM, "Greg Majewski" wrote:

> Currently observing a kettle of ~30 Broad-winged Hawks over the vicinity
> of Foster Park in Fort Wayne. Very cool sight!
>



Subject: Foster Park BWHAs
Date: Sun Sep 25 2016 8:49 am
From: gamajewski AT gmail.com
 
Currently observing a kettle of ~30 Broad-winged Hawks over the vicinity of
Foster Park in Fort Wayne. Very cool sight!



Subject: Eagle Marsh-- Sep. 24 Evening
Date: Sun Sep 25 2016 4:44 am
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
 East end (7:15-7:45):  Black-crowned Night-Heron (4 adults), Belted Kingfisher (2 very vocal males, chasing), and Chimney Swift (30+)
West end at last light: Great Egret (33 gathering at shallow mud bar in main impoundment) and Green Heron (1 heard only)

Rodger Rang Fort Wayne



Subject: Red Knot update
Date: Sat Sep 24 2016 19:43 pm
From: RSanderson AT ecommunity.com
 
The Red Knot at Miller Beach was apparently present almost all day today. I saw it last around 530 local time. It was west of the boat launch about a half mile. About 1/4-1/3 mile west of the boat launch is a large stick/branch that is stuck in the sand, sticking up about ten feet in the air. The bird spent a lot of time in this area. 

I was able to get very close to the bird without disturbing it. The best strategy I found was to come within about 150 yards of the bird and then just sit still and let it come to you. I did not harass it this way and it never seemed to be remotely alarmed at my presence.

For a brief time around 450, the bird was seen east of the boat launch.

I had not seen it for several hours prior to that.

Ryan Sanderson
Indianapolis

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Subject: Pigeon River FWA - Area D Marsh
Date: Sat Sep 24 2016 18:49 pm
From: smplew AT gmail.com
 
Birders,

My family and I stopped by Area D Marsh on our way home to see if the
Common Gallinules were there and we had SIXTEEN out in the open! It was a
nice two minute stop over.

Go get the birds!

Sam Plew
Facebook: LaGrange County Birding



Subject: Hawk Flight
Date: Sat Sep 24 2016 17:19 pm
From: sewsings328 AT gmail.com
 
Stepped out onto the magical patio just now to be treated to a flight of
200+ hawks (conservative estimate). Primarily Broadwing with an occasional
Coopers. One Broadwing landed in a maple tree for a brief rest before
rejoining the kettle heading south toward the Wells County line.



Subject: Pumpkinvine Nature Trail, Elkhart County - Vireos, Warblers, Flycatchers, Wild Turkey
Date: Sat Sep 24 2016 16:50 pm
From: bobwgfsa AT gmail.com
 
Today I walked the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail, spotting 42 species.
Highlights were two groups of Sandhill Cranes, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, 4
warbler species, a Peregrine Falcon, and Philadelphia Vireos. There was a
northeast wind overnight, and 7 species less than last week when it was
rainy. Indigo Buntings and Blue Jays are peaking. Bird of the day was a
group of 13 Wild Turkeys. Details of the lists follow.

Elkhart CR33 N of CR26, Elkhart, Indiana, US
Sep 24, 2016 7:13 AM - 7:32 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.65 mile(s)
Comments: Overcast cloudy wind ENE5 temp 62F
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.3.0 Build 86
8 species

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 4
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 5 Singing 2
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) (Sitta carolinensis carolinensis) 1
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 3
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 3
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S31734036

Pumpkinvine Nature Trail--CR33 to CR26, Elkhart, Indiana, US
Sep 24, 2016 7:32 AM - 9:48 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.4 mile(s)
Comments: Overcast cloudy wind NE5 temp 62F
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.3.0 Build 86
33 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 6
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) 1
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 7
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 1
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 4
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 8
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus) 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) 1
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (Empidonax flaviventris) 1 Heard calling
Che-beck and puree
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 2 1 adult and 1 young with yellow
belly
Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus) 2 Greenish with yellow
throat and dark lores
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 15
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 1
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 8 Singing 1
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 7
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) (Sitta carolinensis carolinensis) 8
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) 1
Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) 2
Swainson's Thrush (Olive-backed) (Catharus ustulatus [swainsoni Group]) 3
Singing 1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 148
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 5
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 127
Nashville Warbler (Oreothlypis ruficapilla) 3 Eyering yellow throat
and gray top of head seen
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 4 Male and female seen
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) 1 Female
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens) 2 Male (dark throat)
and female (light dark throat)
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 12
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 7
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) 6
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 93
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 36

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S31734491

Pumpkinvine Nature Trail--CR26 to CR28, Elkhart, Indiana, US
Sep 24, 2016 9:18 AM - 10:35 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.9 mile(s)
Comments: Overcast cloudy wind E8 temp 63F
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.3.0 Build 86
24 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 18 Flying south
Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) 3 Flying NE
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 4
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 3
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus) 4
Saw the yellow
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) 1 Dark large falcon with very
pointed wings and too large for Merlin
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 12
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 3
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 3
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 3
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) (Sitta carolinensis carolinensis) 2
Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) 7
Swainson's Thrush (Olive-backed) (Catharus ustulatus [swainsoni Group]) 1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 19
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 2 1 in quiet song
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 3
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens) 1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 4
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 6
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) 4
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 40 Flying SE
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 2
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 52

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S31734939

Pumpkinvine Nature Trail--IN4 to CR28, Elkhart, Indiana, US
Sep 24, 2016 10:35 AM - 11:38 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.7 mile(s)
Comments: Mostly cloudy wind E13 temp 65F
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.3.0 Build 86
16 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 12
Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) 13 (photos are in the checklist)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 2
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) 1 Singing 1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 10
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 6
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 1
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) (Sitta carolinensis carolinensis) 1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 11
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 4 Quiet song 1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 20
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 1 Male
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) 1 Female
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) (Parulidae sp.) 1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 6

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S31735547

Butts Lake, Elkhart, Indiana, US
Sep 24, 2016 10:48 AM - 10:53 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Mostly cloudy wind E13 temp 65F water level is quite low
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5 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 52
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) (Ardea herodias [herodias Group]) 1
Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) 3
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 1

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Pumpkinvine Nature Trail--South of IN4, Elkhart, Indiana, US
Sep 24, 2016 11:43 AM - 11:57 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.7 mile(s)
Comments: Overcast cloudy wind E10 temp 68F
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8 species (+1 other taxa)

Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) 1
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus) 4
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) 1
Empidonax sp. (Empidonax sp.) 1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 1
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 1
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 1
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 3

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Bob Guth, Goshen, IN
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Subject: Lakefront (24-Sep-2016) Red Knot & Parasitic Jaeger
Date: Sat Sep 24 2016 16:29 pm
From: kj.brock AT comcast.net
 
Today (24-Sep-2016) John Cassady, Randy Pals, Lynn Vernon, and I birded the Indiana lakefront.

Winter is coming! The days list included Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, both Kinglets, Brown Creeper, and the dreaded Dark-eyed Junco. We visited Miller Beach both in the morning and again after lunch. During the AM visit we met Aidan Rominger and Ryan Hamilton. In the afternoon we met Ryan Sanderson plus Annie Aguirre, Allee Forsberg, Carol Goodall, and Lindsey Grossmann.

MICHIGAN CITY HARBOR (met Mike Bourdon)
Double-crested Cormorant,24
Sanderling,1 juv
Ring-billed Gull,300
Herring Gull,400
Lesser Black-backed Gull,2- adult & 3rd-cycle
Peregrine Falcon,1

MILLER BEACH (with Jeff McCoy et al. in PM)
Northern Pintail,16 flock
Double-crested Cormorant,7
Merlin,1
Peregrine,1
Semipalmated Plover,1 juv
Red Knot,1 juv- Don Gorneys bird
Sanderling,41 juvs
Parasitic Jaeger,1- far out on the lake. It chased a Ring-billed Gull for two minutes allowing a close size comparison: it was smaller than the gull. Also noted were upper-wing white primary flashes and a warm brown tone to the plumage.
Chimney Swift,2

HAMMOND SANCTUARY (joined Ryan Hamilton, Ryan Hamilton Bob Huguenard, Jeff McCoy, Aidan Rominger, and Michael Topp).
Mallard,52
Green-winged Teal,1
American Kestrel,1
Mourning Dove,12
Northern Flicker,38- migration was occurring
Eastern Wood-Pewee,2- adult & juv
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher,1
Least Flycatcher,1
Eastern Phoebe,3
Red-breasted Nuthatch,2
House Wren,2
Golden-crowned Kinglet,5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet,1
Gray-cheeked Thrush,1 Aidan found it dead in parking lot
Swainsons Thrush,2
Gray Catbird,4
Brown Thrasher,4
Northern Mockingbird,3
Cedar Waxwing,1
Orange-crowned Warbler,1
Nashville Warbler,4
Mourning Warbler,1- Aidan
Common Yellowthroat,5
American Redstart,3- ad male & 2 IMFs
Cape May Warbler,2- 1st-cycle female & 1st-cycle male
Magnolia Warbler,4
Blackpoll Warbler,4
Palm Warbler,12
Pine Warbler,1- first-cycle female
Yellow-rumped Warbler,4
Black-throated Green Warbler,2
Wilsons Warbler,3
Indigo Bunting,1
Chipping Sparrow,6
Clay-colored Sparrow,1
Song Sparrow,2
Savannah Sparrow,1
Lincolns Sparrow,5
Swamp Sparrow,2
White-throated Sparrow,50
White-crowned Sparrow,2 adults
Dark-eyed Junco,7

WHITING PARK (with Michael Topp and Jeff McCoy)
Red-tailed Hawk,1
Chimney Swift,3
Belted Kingfisher,1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker,1
Northern Flicker,4
Eastern Wood-Pewee,2
Least Flycatcher,1
Eastern Phoebe,1
Red-breasted Nuthatch,1
Golden-crowned Kinglet,3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet,3
Swainsons Thrush,1
Nashville Warbler,4
Common Yellowthroat,2
Cape May Warbler,3- ad male, ad fem &1st-cycle fem
Magnolia Warbler,5
Blackpoll Warbler,20
Palm Warbler,9
Pine Warbler,1- first-cycle female
Yellow-rumped Warbler,5
Black-throated Green Warbler,7
Chipping Sparrow,3
Clay-colored Sparrow,1
Song Sparrow,2
Savannah Sparrow,11
Lincolns Sparrow,2
Swamp Sparrow,2
White-throated Sparrow,10
White-crowned Sparrow,3 adults

FORSYTHE PARK and adjacent Wolf Lake
Pied-billed Grebe,1
Great Blue Heron,1
Great Egret,2
Common Yellowthroat,1 adult male
Blackpoll Warbler,1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak,1
White-throated Sparrow,1

Ken Brock
Chesterton





Subject: 9/24/16 Goose Pond FWA Sunrise to noon
Date: Sat Sep 24 2016 16:03 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Was a bit foggy this morning. Sightings mainly from driving around the pools.
I spent much of the morning along 100s between GP9 and GP13.  I had the pleasure of a couple egrets posing for me in the trees that border the road and seemed unconcerned with me in the car.  The other thing I was fascinated with was the air show put on by the pelicans They were continuously taking off toward GP11 and coming back around to land in GP13 again.  Then parking in the parking area for GP13 by the ditch where I could see all the pelicans on the south end and a large group of egrets with some GBHs on the north end.  What a fun time this morning.
Oh yeah, the new center looks great.
Pictures  - ntime60

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MPWRed Winged Blackbirds - a couple hundredGreat Blue Herons -  about 8Great White Egrets - 7American pelicans - 6American black duck - 20
Gp 7 & 16Red Winged Blackbirds - 40 along 59.Great Blue Herons -  about 8Great White Egrets - 7American pelicans - 6American Black Duck - 10
200s west of 59Too many Redwinged Blackbirds to count on both sides of the roadThe same for Tree swallows along the power lines.
GP10American KestrelSaw a hawk I fail to ID, got a bad shot of it into the sun.
GP13 - This was fun
American Pelicans - 120Great Egret - 70Great Blue Heron 15Field sparrowsPossible Juv Bald Eagle - mostly black.  Not sure. Check the picture.

GP5NGreat Egret - 100+Great Blue Heron - 20Tree Swallows - 30

BH2
Great Egret - 10Great Blue Heron - 6



Subject: modest warblers, Celery Bog Nature Area, Sep 24, 2016
Date: Sat Sep 24 2016 16:01 pm
From: jdunning AT purdue.edu
 
Four people gathered for the morning walk at Celery Bog by the Sycamore Audubon Society, West Lafayette.  We had a mostly quiet morning with two warbler flocks, one of which was mostly our first Yellow-rumped Warblers of the fall.  In general migrants were few and far between - another pair of birders told us that there had been much larger numbers yesterday afternoon.  Wetland birds included the normal grebes, cormorants, Great Egrets, etc. One thing of note was a pair of Cooper's Hawks that mobbed an adult Red-shouldered Hawk.

Barny
misner13@frontier.com

Celery Bog Nature Area, Tippecanoe, Indiana, US
Sep 24, 2016 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
37 species

Canada Goose 50
Mute Swan 6
Wood Duck 100
Mallard 50
Blue-winged Teal 35
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Double-crested Cormorant 9
Great Blue Heron 26
Great Egret 30
Green Heron 3
Cooper's Hawk 2
Bald Eagle 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 3
Mourning Dove 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 4
Blue Jay 6
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 2
European Starling 20
Cedar Waxwing 3
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
American Redstart 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 5
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Song Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 1
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 2

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Subject: Martin State Forest - RBNU, YRWA, GWWA
Date: Sat Sep 24 2016 15:16 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
I visited Martin State Forest, Martin County for the first time on Saturday. Most of my sightings were either at the office or around the "grass triangle" at the south entrance. Highlights included Red-breasted Nuthatch (3), Golden-winged Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Philadelphia Vireo, and Gray-cheeked Thrush (5). The nuthatches were in the evergreens at the office. The Gray-cheeked Thrushes were at the south entrance taking advantage of various berries. 
Martin State Forest, Martin, Indiana, USSep 24, 2016 8:46 AM - 10:16 AMProtocol: Traveling3.2 mile(s)42 species

Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2Red-bellied Woodpecker  8Downy Woodpecker  2Hairy Woodpecker  3Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  4Pileated Woodpecker  1Eastern Wood-Pewee  5Acadian Flycatcher  1    Empidonax with green upperparts, whitish below, weak eye ring.Great Crested Flycatcher  1White-eyed Vireo  2Yellow-throated Vireo  1Philadelphia Vireo  1Red-eyed Vireo  3Blue Jay  11American Crow  1Carolina Chickadee  8Tufted Titmouse  2Red-breasted Nuthatch  3White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)  8Carolina Wren  4Gray-cheeked Thrush  5Swainson's Thrush (Olive-backed)  6Wood Thrush  4American Robin  2Gray Catbird  1Golden-winged Warbler  1Tennessee Warbler  3Hooded Warbler  1Magnolia Warbler  1Bay-breasted Warbler  4Chestnut-sided Warbler  1Blackpoll Warbler  1Yellow-rumped Warbler  1Black-throated Green Warbler  1Chipping Sparrow  2Eastern Towhee  1Summer Tanager  4Scarlet Tanager  2Northern Cardinal  12Rose-breasted Grosbeak  5American Goldfinch  2
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Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com



Subject: Fox Island County Park, Allen County
Date: Sat Sep 24 2016 13:46 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
It was a depressingly slow day for the 14 birders on Stockbridge Audubon's field trip to Fox Island.  As we were standing in the parking lot getting ready to leave, Mary Helfrich discovered a flock of warblers and others, which lifted our spirits considerably.  In the end we managed 35 total species, with five warblers.


Fox Island County Park, Allen, Indiana, US
Sep 24, 2016 7:50 AM - 12:20 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: 57-70 F, cloudy, light wind
35 species

Canada Goose 20
Mallard 1
Double-crested Cormorant 21
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 1
Turkey Vulture 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3
Bald Eagle 1
Mourning Dove 8
Barred Owl 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 6
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Least Flycatcher 1
Blue Jay 255
American Crow 6
Carolina Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 7
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
House Wren 3
Carolina Wren 3
Swainson's Thrush 1
American Robin 5
Gray Catbird 9
European Starling 20
Tennessee Warbler 1
Nashville Warbler 1
American Redstart 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
Northern Cardinal 4
Indigo Bunting 3
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 15

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Ed Powers and Erich Helfrich, co-leaders



Subject: RED KNOT CONTINUES, Miller Beach
Date: Sat Sep 24 2016 11:06 am
From: RSanderson AT ecommunity.com
 
RED KNOT continuing at Miller Beach. 1/3-1/2 mile west of boat launch. Loosely associating with 25-30 Sanderling. 1106 CDT. 

Ryan Sanderson
Indianapolis

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Subject: Pike county - American avocets and others
Date: Fri Sep 23 2016 21:26 pm
From: jeremy.ross AT hotmail.com
 
I have been daily checking a private shallow pool immediately adjacent to white river bottoms WMA near Petersburg. On Tuesday it had 70 blue winged teal. On Wednesday, the teal were gone but were replaced by 8 avocets. ( I think this could be the first sighting in pike county.)  Then on Thursday the amav were gone and more teal had moved in. There are birds migrating despite the warmth. There are also least, pectoral, and stilt sandpipers with the kildeer and one golden plover has been there all week. Yellowlegs seem to move through quickly and not tarry from day to day.

Jeremy Ross
Petersburg, Indiana



Subject: Owls, whip-poor-will, others--SW Monroe Co
Date: Fri Sep 23 2016 20:38 pm
From: tgreene AT indiana.edu
 
The screech-owl is becoming a regular.  Heard a whip-poor-will again on Wednesday morning . . . and a Great Horned Owl yesterday (Thursday) morning.

Terri Greene
SW Monroe Co
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Sep 23, 2016
Protocol: Incidental

Canada Goose 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 2
Eastern Screech-Owl 1 (8:15pm)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue Jay 2
Carolina Chickadee 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
Gray Catbird 1
Northern Cardinal 3
American Goldfinch 5
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Sep 22, 2016 7:05 AM

Great Horned Owl 1
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Sep 21, 2016

Eastern Screech-Owl 1 (8:10pm)
Eastern Whip-poor-will 1 (7:05am)
Belted Kingfisher 1
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Sep 20, 2016 8:15 PM

Eastern Screech-Owl 1
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Sep 19, 2016

Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 6
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Empidonax sp. 1 Eastern Wood Pewee?
Eastern Phoebe 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Gray Catbird 1
European Starling 13
Scarlet Tanager 1 Movement in the giant ragweed caught my attention this morning. Bird appeared to be a female Scarlet Tanager (or maybe a young male) as it moved around in the weeds: olive head, back, and rump; bright yellow below. No noticeable markings; did not see white wing linings.
House Finch 7
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Subject: N.W.Indiana - 9/23 - 20sps. of Warblers, Wrens, Kinglets, Juncos and a Red Knot.
Date: Fri Sep 23 2016 18:39 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
9/23
I checked a couple of spots today.
I started at the Hammond Bird Sanctuary and made a brief stop at Miller
Beach.
Highlights include 20 species of Warbler ( 21 for our group of Don
Gorney and
Caroline Marsh). Winter Wrens, Y.B.Sapsucker, Kinglets, 2 Species of
Vireos
and lots of W.T.Sparrows, and my first Juncos of the season. Miller
beach had a
Red Knot and Sanderlings seen with a brief stop there. Here is what I
saw.
Photos* I wil post later

HAMMOND IN. BIRD SANCTUARY (Lakefront Park ) and Marina.
I took 2 walks through the 1st one by myself and the 2nd one with Don
Gorney
and Caroline Marsh.
Highlights:
20-D.C.Cormorants
10-Mallards
6-G.W.Teal (With the Mallards)
1-Cooper's Hawk
1-A.Kestrel
6-Chimney Swifts
1-Y.B.Sapsucker
11-N.Flickers
2-E.W.Pewees
2-Least F.C.
1-Y.B.Flycatcher
2-E.Phoebes
3-R.B.Nuthatchs
1-House Wren
2-Winter Wrens
3-R.C.Kinglets
2-G.C.Kinglets *
1-Gray-cheecked Thrush
11-Swainson's Thrush
1-Brown Thrasher
1-Yellow-throated Vireo *
1-R.E.Vireo
1-Golden-winged Warbler (Male) - Found by Don
2-Nashville Warblers
2-Chestnut-sided Warblers *
4-Magnolia Warblers *
3-Cape May (2-1st year birds)
1-Black-throated Blue Warbler (Female)
3-Y.R.Warblers
5-B.T.Green Warblers
2-Blackburnian Warblers
1-Pine Warbler
7-Palm Warblers
4-Bay-breasted Warblers *
9-Blackpoll Warblers
2-B&W Warblers *
9-A.Redstarts (2 ad males) *
2-Ovenbirds *
1-CONNECTICUT Warbler (Found by Don)
4-C.Yellowthroats *
4-Wilson's Warblers
1-Canada Warbler (found by Don)
1-Rose-breasted Grosbeak
1-E.Towhee
2-Chipping Sparrows
1-Field Sparrow
3-Lincoln's Sparrows
1-Swamp Sparrow
29-White-throated Sparrows *
6-N.Juncos *
2-House Finch
6-A.Goldfinch

MILLER BEACH : (Brief stop)
10-D.C.Cormorants
5-Herring Gulls
1-RED KNOT *
26-Sanderlings (Juvs)*
Michael Topp
Highland IN.
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Subject: Lake Co - Red Knot, warblers, and fall/winter migrant songbirds
Date: Fri Sep 23 2016 18:32 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
I planned on spending the morning doing a lakewatch at Lake Street Beach, Gary, Lake Co on Friday. About 15 minutes into the watch I saw what appeared to be a Red Knot and Sanderling down the beach to the west approx .5 mile. I walked down the beach to be certain and to obtain photos. The knot was very obliging and I watched it for at least 30 minutes as it walked towards the boat launch ahead of me. Even if I remained for several more hours, I doubted I would find a better species than the knot so I left. Pics are in the checklist.
Lake Street Beach, Lake, Indiana, USSep 23, 2016 7:47 AM - 8:55 AMProtocol: Traveling0.5 mile(s)9 species

Wood Duck  1Green-winged Teal  1Double-crested Cormorant  9Turkey Vulture  1Red Knot  1    Sanderling  1Ring-billed Gull  125Herring Gull  3Chimney Swift  2
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After Lake Street, I headed to Hammond Park and Bird Sanctuary where I met Michael Topp and Carolyn Marsh. They had been at the site for a bit but all three of us walked the breadth of the sanctuary and back. There was a nice mix of warblers and fall/winter migrants including both kinglets, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, White-throated Sparrows, Lincoln Sparrow, Dark-eyed Juncos, and Red-breasted Nuthatches. Warblers included Connecticut, Golden-winged, Black-throated Blue, Canada, Yellow-rumped, Palm, and Ovenbird. 
Lakefront Park and Sanctuary Migrant Trap, Lake, Indiana, USSep 23, 2016 10:06 AM - 2:05 PMProtocol: Traveling1.0 mile(s)48 species

Canada Goose  4Double-crested Cormorant  45Ring-billed Gull  2Mourning Dove  1Red-bellied Woodpecker  2Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  19American Kestrel  1Eastern Wood-Pewee  2Least Flycatcher  2Eastern Phoebe  1Red-eyed Vireo  1American Crow  1Black-capped Chickadee  9Red-breasted Nuthatch  3House Wren  1Golden-crowned Kinglet  1Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1Swainson's Thrush  12American Robin  32Gray Catbird  5European Starling  5Cedar Waxwing  2Ovenbird  1Golden-winged Warbler  1Tennessee Warbler  1Nashville Warbler  1Connecticut Warbler  1American Redstart  11Cape May Warbler  2Magnolia Warbler  7Bay-breasted Warbler  4Blackburnian Warbler  1Blackpoll Warbler  20Black-throated Blue Warbler  1Palm Warbler (Western)  2Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  5Black-throated Green Warbler  7    All seenCanada Warbler  1Wilson's Warbler  3Dark-eyed Junco  5White-throated Sparrow  32Lincoln's Sparrow  1Summer Tanager  1Northern Cardinal  7House Finch  2American Goldfinch  6House Sparrow  7 
Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com



Subject: Foster Park, 9/23 afternoon
Date: Fri Sep 23 2016 17:41 pm
From: gamajewski AT gmail.com
 
From 1:00-2:30 I birded Foster Park in Fort Wayne. Highlights:
2 Black-throated Green Warbler
2 Blackpoll Warbler
1 American Redstart
1 Barred Owl that gave me absolutely incredible looks from about 10 feet
away when it landed right in front of me.

I also counted at least 16 Monarch butterflies floating around in the woods
by the river.

I also heard my first Red-breasted Nuthatch in the surrounding neighborhood
on Sunday.

Greg M.
Fort Wayne



Subject: Illiana Birds: 21 warblers
Date: Fri Sep 23 2016 16:23 pm
From: cmarshbird AT prodigy.net
 
September 23, 2016 - This is a heads up that the Hammond Bird Sanctuary
continues to harbor warblers. The compiled list numbered 21 from Michael
Topp, Don Gorney and myself. Don called a Connecticut, Black-throated Blue
female, and Canada. I saw a Clay-colored Sparrow at the feeding Station and
it was relocated later when walking to the car from the feeder area. Another
new fall arrival is Dark-eyed Junco.



Carolyn Marsh, Whiting, Lake County




Subject: Starkey Park
Date: Fri Sep 23 2016 13:22 pm
From: randmhedge AT comcast.net
 
Although I didn't start until mid-morning, I had a nice assortment of birds today at Starkey Park in Zionsville.

Turkey Vulture - 1
Barred Owl - 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 5
Downy Woodpecker - 8
Eastern Phoebe - 1
Blue Jay - 8
Carolina Chickadee - 13
Tufted Titmouse - 7
White-breasted Nuthatch - 6
Carolina Wren - 4
Swainson's Thrush - 3
American Robin - 15
Golden-winged Warbler - 2
Blue-winged Warbler - 1
Tennessee Warbler - 4
Nashville Warbler - 1
Common Yellowthroat - 2
American Redstart - 4
Northern Parula - 1
Magnolia Warbler - 2
Bay-breasted Warbler - 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 1
Northern Cardinal - 8
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 2
Indigo Bunting - 8
American Goldfinch - 9

Roger Hedge
Lebanon



Subject: Osprey
Date: Fri Sep 23 2016 13:20 pm
From: grounds11 AT frontier.com
 
The Osprey is still fishing at the Celery Bog. I had a close fly-over today
at 10:30am. I still have a few Ruby throated Hummingbirds fighting at my
feeders. It was very hot and humid at the Celery Bog. Very few birds
present.

Good birding

Russ Allison, West Lafayette

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Subject: Red-breasted Nuthatch!
Date: Fri Sep 23 2016 12:23 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
All-
I seem to recall that Red-breasted Nuthaches are on a 2-year cycle.  That 2-year cycle is an average.  Some years with longer intervals between winters with them.  
It's all driven by food up north.  The winter finch forecast is out.  Here is the link:
Winter Finch Forecast 2016-2017


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Of interest in the forecast is that Evening Grosbeak numbers are rebounding as the Spruce Budworm outbreak is more widespread this year. Up until the 1980's, Spruce Budworm outbreaks were more widespread and frequent than they are now.  Nesting birds rely on Spruce Budworm for feeding nestlings.  Maybe we will have a few more Grosbeaks in winter this year than usual.
Eric Eric Lundquist Mundelein, IL brewbird1 [at] yahoo dot com

From: Tom
To: in-bird-l@list.indiana.edu
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 12:04 PM
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Red-breasted Nuthatch!

I had one a couple of days ago.  Is this early-I seem to see them only in winter except for this sighting?  It seems that in the past there have been good years and not so good years for this nuthatch.  Is a big year predictable like with some of the finches? Tom Hougham on Lamb Lake in SW Johnson Co

On 9/23/2016 11:15 AM, belthbirds wrote:

I heard one at Griffy yesterday morning

Sandy Belth
Assistant Naturalist,
Monroe County Parks and Recreation
Master Gardener
812-825-8353


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From: John Winebrenner
To: IN- BIRD- L (to post)
Sent: Fri, Sep 23, 2016 10:43 am
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Red-breasted Nuthatch!

    Lisa just texted me this morning and said that she heard a Red-breasted Nuthatch behind our house. It's been a couple years since we've had one in our yard.
John Winebrenner Fort Wayne



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Subject: Red-breasted Nuthatch!
Date: Fri Sep 23 2016 12:04 pm
From: annntom AT embarqmail.com
 
I had one a couple of days ago.  Is this early-I seem to see them only
in winter except for this sighting? It seems that in the past there
have been good years and not so good years for this nuthatch. Is a big
year predictable like with some of the finches?

Tom Hougham

on Lamb Lake in SW Johnson Co


On 9/23/2016 11:15 AM, belthbirds wrote:
> I heard one at Griffy yesterday morning
>
> Sandy Belth
> Assistant Naturalist,
> Monroe County Parks and Recreation
> Master Gardener
> 812-825-8353
>
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> Lisa just texted me this morning and said that she heard a
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> we've had one in our yard.
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Subject: Red-breasted Nuthatch!
Date: Fri Sep 23 2016 10:15 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
I heard one at Griffy yesterday morning


Sandy Belth
Assistant Naturalist,
Monroe County Parks and Recreation
Master Gardener
812-825-8353




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Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Red-breasted Nuthatch!



Lisa just texted me this morning and said that she heard a Red-breasted Nuthatch behind our house. It's been a couple years since we've had one in our yard.


John Winebrenner
Fort Wayne





Subject: Last Sighting of year for Osprey
Date: Fri Sep 23 2016 10:05 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
The last time I spotted an Osprey on either the Naquin or Hayden Towers on the westside of Elkhart was 9/8 at 1:30pm. This is the latest (by 2 weeks) I have ever seen any in Elkhart County. I am not sure what the normal departure date is for northern Indiana. Does anyone else have any info?



Subject: Red-breasted Nuthatch!
Date: Fri Sep 23 2016 9:43 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
     Lisa just texted me this morning and said that she heard a Red-breasted Nuthatch behind our house. It's been a couple years since we've had one in our yard.
John WinebrennerFort Wayne



Subject: 1999 record for Western Scrub-Jay
Date: Thu Sep 22 2016 19:57 pm
From: scottev68 AT gmail.com
 
Andrew,
I don't have any additional photos but I think this is an interesting
topic. Thanks for bringing this to Indiana birders attention. Please let
us know if any other photographs surface.

Scott

On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 6:27 PM, Andrew Birch
wrote:

> Hi all, I was curious if there were any other photos of the 1999 bird
> aside from the one at the link below?
>
> https://sora.unm.edu/sites/def...
> v054n01/p00113-p00116.pdf
>
> It's hard to get too much detail from this one photo but if it is a
> Woodhouse's, it's quite educational as it shows several (to my eyes)
> pro-California features eg quite broad, dark and contrasting blue breast
> patches among others.
>
> I've recently assembled some ID notes on the separation of the two species
> at the link below and would love to add the Indiana bird in to the
> dispersal/vagrancy discussion. As more people start looking closer at
> Scrub-Jays, hopefully it should add to our education about their ID.
>
> http://www.surfbirds.com/Featu...
>
> Best wishes, Andy Birch
> Los Angeles
>
>
>
>
> On Thursday, September 22, 2016 2:28 PM, Don Gorney <
> in-bird-l@list.indiana.edu> wrote:
>
>
> Prior to the recent Western Scrub-Jay split, all eBird records for the
> Indiana bird were listed as Western Scrub-Jay. When the split occurred this
> summer, the great people at Cornell went through the various eBird records
> that were affected and changed records to the correct subspecies. Since
> California Scrub-Jay is not a long-range wanderer, all WSJA records east of
> the Rockies (using Rockies for simplicity) were changed to Woodhouse's
> Scrub-Jay by Cornell. Regional reviewers really have no true editing
> capabilities so such changes have to be done by the Cornell team. The
> Indiana Bird Records Committee had already determined the bird to be of the
> woodhouseii subspecies when it voted on the record.
>
> Indeterminate records from the Sierras area were either recorded as
> California/Woodhouse's or, I believe, the regional reviewers had a part in
> the process. I did not pay attention to the details of this since it did
> not affect Indiana.
>
> Cornell likes data as specific as possible. Some examples of being more
> specific:
>
> 1. Limiting traveling checklists to about 5 miles, if possible. Longer
> trips do not provide the same scientific value as shorter trips. But, any
> data is preferable over no data.
>
> 2. If all species of birds that you could identify are no included on the
> checklist, then indicate "no", not all species are being reported.
>
> 3. If birding is not your primary activity and you identify birds and
> complete a checklist, the protocol should be listed as "incidental."
>
> 4. Using subspecies if you have enough knowledge to accurately determine
> subspecies. I'd caution people about using subspecies though. One is that
> you should have experience with the various subspecies of the species in
> question and if it is an uncommon or rare subspecies then the comments
> should reflect the field marks that allowed you to make the identification.
>
> Red-tailed Hawk is a great example. The default subspecies in Indiana is
> borealis. But, Indiana does get calurus, harlanii, kriderii, and
> abietecola. In my experience, birders who do not have a lot of experience
> with western or northern RTHA, are likely to assign them to the wrong
> subspecies (this is when a picture is included) or offer little to no
> supporting comments on what field marks led to the subspecies
> determination.
>
> If you have experience to tell a calurus RTHA from the much rarer Harlan's
> or a pale borealis from a Krider's, then I think it is appropriate to use
> subspecies. If the identification is based on a picture in a field guide or
> internet rather than specific field marks seen on the individual bird, it
> might be better to leave it as the species level.
>
> A species search in eBird should bring up the various subspecies as well.
> A subspecies search will only bring up the subspecies.
>
>
> Don Gorney
> eBird Reviewer for Indiana
> Indianapolis, IN
> 317.501.4212
> dongorney AT yahoo.com
>
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* "Sanderson, Ryan J"
> *To:* "dongorney@yahoo.com"
> *Cc:* In Bird
> *Sent:* Thursday, September 22, 2016 8:17 AM
> *Subject:* Re: [External] Re: [IN-BIRD-L] 1999 record for Western
> Scrub-Jay
>
> Interesting, Don. If someone logged it simply as "Western Scrub-Jay" in
> eBird and not to subspecies level in eBird, would it change over
> automatically to Woodhouse's? Did something happen behind the scenes so
> that all sightings of that particular bird were changed to Woodhouse's?
> I'm interested in learning about the eBird process.
>
> A second question may come out of this. Should all species be logged to
> subspecies level if possible? If I search in the eBird records for a given
> species with five known subspecies, would a generic search for that species
> show sightings of all subspecies as well, or only show birds entered only
> to the species level? Presumably a search for a given subspecies would
> only display records of said subspecies.
>
> Ryan Sanderson
> Indianapolis
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Sep 22, 2016, at 8:00 AM, Don Gorney
> wrote:
>
> It is Woodhouse's Scrub Jay. If the record was already recorded in eBird
> it automatically converted to Woodhouse's following the split.
>
> *Don Gorney*
> *Indianapolis, IN*
> *Sent from my cell phone*
> On Sep 22, 2016 7:30 AM, Angela Archer wrote:
>
> On a recent trip to Colorado, I saw many Scrub-Jays which are now the
> Woodhouse's Scrub Jays. Back in 1999, the Western Scrub-Jay was recorded in
> Tippecanoe county. I'm hoping someone can remember if it was a Pacific or
> Interior bird. It would be great to add another bird.
>
> Thank you,
> Angie Archer
>
>
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Subject: 1999 record for Western Scrub-Jay
Date: Thu Sep 22 2016 17:27 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Hi all, I was curious if there were any other photos of the 1999 bird aside from the one at the link below?
https://sora.unm.edu/sites/def...

It's hard to get too much detail from this one photo but if it is a Woodhouse's, it's quite educational as it shows several (to my eyes) pro-California features eg quite broad, dark and contrasting blue breast patches among others.
I've recently assembled some ID notes on the separation of the two species at the link below and would love to add the Indiana bird in to the dispersal/vagrancy discussion. As more people start looking closer at Scrub-Jays, hopefully it should add to our education about their ID.
http://www.surfbirds.com/Featu...

Best wishes, Andy BirchLos Angeles



On Thursday, September 22, 2016 2:28 PM, Don Gorney wrote:


Prior to the recent Western Scrub-Jay split, all eBird records for the Indiana bird were listed as Western Scrub-Jay. When the split occurred this summer, the great people at Cornell went through the various eBird records that were affected and changed records to the correct subspecies. Since California Scrub-Jay is not a long-range wanderer, all WSJA records east of the Rockies (using Rockies for simplicity) were changed to Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay by Cornell. Regional reviewers really have no true editing capabilities so such changes have to be done by the Cornell team. The Indiana Bird Records Committee had already determined the bird to be of the woodhouseii subspecies when it voted on the record. 
Indeterminate records from the Sierras area were either recorded as California/Woodhouse's or, I believe, the regional reviewers had a part in the process. I did not pay attention to the details of this since it did not affect Indiana.   
Cornell likes data as specific as possible. Some examples of being more specific:
1. Limiting traveling checklists to about 5 miles, if possible. Longer trips do not provide the same scientific value as shorter trips. But, any data is preferable over no data. 
2. If all species of birds that you could identify are no included on the checklist, then indicate "no", not all species are being reported. 
3. If birding is not your primary activity and you identify birds and complete a checklist, the protocol should be listed as "incidental."
4. Using subspecies if you have enough knowledge to accurately determine subspecies. I'd caution people about using subspecies though. One is that you should have experience with the various subspecies of the species in question and if it is an uncommon or rare subspecies then the comments should reflect the field marks that allowed you to make the identification.
Red-tailed Hawk is a great example. The default subspecies in Indiana is borealis. But, Indiana does get calurus, harlanii, kriderii, and abietecola. In my experience, birders who do not have a lot of experience with western or northern RTHA, are likely to assign them to the wrong subspecies (this is when a picture is included) or offer little to no supporting comments on what field marks led to the subspecies determination. 
If you have experience to tell a calurus RTHA from the much rarer Harlan's or a pale borealis from a Krider's, then I think it is appropriate to use subspecies. If the identification is based on a picture in a field guide or internet rather than specific field marks seen on the individual bird, it might be better to leave it as the species level. 
A species search in eBird should bring up the various subspecies as well. A subspecies search will only bring up the subspecies.
 Don GorneyeBird Reviewer for Indiana
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com


From: "Sanderson, Ryan J"
To: "dongorney@yahoo.com"
Cc: In Bird
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2016 8:17 AM
Subject: Re: [External] Re: [IN-BIRD-L] 1999 record for Western Scrub-Jay

Interesting, Don. If someone logged it simply as "Western Scrub-Jay" in eBird and not to subspecies level in eBird, would it change over automatically to Woodhouse's?  Did something happen behind the scenes so that all sightings of that particular bird were changed to Woodhouse's?  I'm interested in learning about the eBird process. 
A second question may come out of this.  Should all species be logged to subspecies level if possible?  If I search in the eBird records for a given species with five known subspecies, would a generic search for that species show sightings of all subspecies as well, or only show birds entered only to the species level?  Presumably a search for a given subspecies would only display records of said subspecies. 
Ryan SandersonIndianapolis

Sent from my iPhone
On Sep 22, 2016, at 8:00 AM, Don Gorney wrote:


It is Woodhouse's Scrub Jay. If the record was already recorded in eBird it automatically converted to Woodhouse's following the split.
Don GorneyIndianapolis, INSent from my cell phoneOn Sep 22, 2016 7:30 AM, Angela Archer wrote:

On a recent trip to Colorado, I saw many Scrub-Jays which are now the Woodhouse's Scrub Jays. Back in 1999, the Western Scrub-Jay was recorded in Tippecanoe county. I'm hoping someone can remember if it was a Pacific or Interior bird. It would be great to add another bird.
Thank you,Angie Archer




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Subject: 1999 record for Western Scrub-Jay
Date: Thu Sep 22 2016 8:42 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Prior to the recent Western Scrub-Jay split, all eBird records for the Indiana bird were listed as Western Scrub-Jay. When the split occurred this summer, the great people at Cornell went through the various eBird records that were affected and changed records to the correct subspecies. Since California Scrub-Jay is not a long-range wanderer, all WSJA records east of the Rockies (using Rockies for simplicity) were changed to Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay by Cornell. Regional reviewers really have no true editing capabilities so such changes have to be done by the Cornell team. The Indiana Bird Records Committee had already determined the bird to be of the woodhouseii subspecies when it voted on the record. 
Indeterminate records from the Sierras area were either recorded as California/Woodhouse's or, I believe, the regional reviewers had a part in the process. I did not pay attention to the details of this since it did not affect Indiana.   
Cornell likes data as specific as possible. Some examples of being more specific:
1. Limiting traveling checklists to about 5 miles, if possible. Longer trips do not provide the same scientific value as shorter trips. But, any data is preferable over no data. 
2. If all species of birds that you could identify are no included on the checklist, then indicate "no", not all species are being reported. 
3. If birding is not your primary activity and you identify birds and complete a checklist, the protocol should be listed as "incidental."
4. Using subspecies if you have enough knowledge to accurately determine subspecies. I'd caution people about using subspecies though. One is that you should have experience with the various subspecies of the species in question and if it is an uncommon or rare subspecies then the comments should reflect the field marks that allowed you to make the identification.
Red-tailed Hawk is a great example. The default subspecies in Indiana is borealis. But, Indiana does get calurus, harlanii, kriderii, and abietecola. In my experience, birders who do not have a lot of experience with western or northern RTHA, are likely to assign them to the wrong subspecies (this is when a picture is included) or offer little to no supporting comments on what field marks led to the subspecies determination. 
If you have experience to tell a calurus RTHA from the much rarer Harlan's or a pale borealis from a Krider's, then I think it is appropriate to use subspecies. If the identification is based on a picture in a field guide or internet rather than specific field marks seen on the individual bird, it might be better to leave it as the species level. 
A species search in eBird should bring up the various subspecies as well. A subspecies search will only bring up the subspecies.
 Don GorneyeBird Reviewer for Indiana
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com


From: "Sanderson, Ryan J"
To: "dongorney@yahoo.com"
Cc: In Bird
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2016 8:17 AM
Subject: Re: [External] Re: [IN-BIRD-L] 1999 record for Western Scrub-Jay

Interesting, Don. If someone logged it simply as "Western Scrub-Jay" in eBird and not to subspecies level in eBird, would it change over automatically to Woodhouse's?  Did something happen behind the scenes so that all sightings of that particular bird were changed to Woodhouse's?  I'm interested in learning about the eBird process. 
A second question may come out of this.  Should all species be logged to subspecies level if possible?  If I search in the eBird records for a given species with five known subspecies, would a generic search for that species show sightings of all subspecies as well, or only show birds entered only to the species level?  Presumably a search for a given subspecies would only display records of said subspecies. 
Ryan SandersonIndianapolis

Sent from my iPhone
On Sep 22, 2016, at 8:00 AM, Don Gorney wrote:


It is Woodhouse's Scrub Jay. If the record was already recorded in eBird it automatically converted to Woodhouse's following the split.
Don GorneyIndianapolis, INSent from my cell phoneOn Sep 22, 2016 7:30 AM, Angela Archer wrote:

On a recent trip to Colorado, I saw many Scrub-Jays which are now the Woodhouse's Scrub Jays. Back in 1999, the Western Scrub-Jay was recorded in Tippecanoe county. I'm hoping someone can remember if it was a Pacific or Interior bird. It would be great to add another bird.
Thank you,Angie Archer




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Subject: 1999 record for Western Scrub-Jay
Date: Thu Sep 22 2016 7:00 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
It is Woodhouse's Scrub Jay. If the record was already recorded in eBird it automatically converted to Woodhouse's following the split.Don GorneyIndianapolis, INSent from my cell phoneOn Sep 22, 2016 7:30 AM, Angela Archer <asarcher@gmail.com> wrote:On a recent trip to Colorado, I saw many Scrub-Jays which are now the Woodhouse's Scrub Jays. Back in 1999, the Western Scrub-Jay was recorded in Tippecanoe county. I'm hoping someone can remember if it was a Pacific or Interior bird. It would be great to add another bird.Thank you,Angie Archer



Subject: 1999 record for Western Scrub-Jay
Date: Thu Sep 22 2016 6:30 am
From: asarcher AT gmail.com
 
On a recent trip to Colorado, I saw many Scrub-Jays which are now the
Woodhouse's Scrub Jays. Back in 1999, the Western Scrub-Jay was recorded in
Tippecanoe county. I'm hoping someone can remember if it was a Pacific or
Interior bird. It would be great to add another bird.

Thank you,
Angie Archer



Subject: BUFF BREASTED-SANDPIPER
Date: Wed Sep 21 2016 17:25 pm
From: vriemens AT earthlink.net
 
There is a single Buff-breasted Sandpiper SE of the intersection of Edison and Snowberry Roads in St. Joseph County.  Marge and I observed the bird around 4 pm feeding along a strip of sod in a field that had sod removed in parts.  There are two areas with water and about 40 to 50 Killdeer, 10 Mallards and dozen European Starlings. It was visible from both roads, about 50 yards out in the field.



Subject: (no subject)
Date: Wed Sep 21 2016 17:25 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
9/21
I checked The Hammond Lakefront Sanctuary this P.M.
Highlights were Sedge Wren and 9 Species of Warbler.
HAMMOND BIRD SANCTUARY:
1-G,B.Heron
1-Killdeer
1-Least F.C.
1-E.Phoebe
1-Marsh Wren
1-Sedge Wren
1-Rose-breasted Grosbeak
1-R.C.Kinglet
1-Indigo Bunting
5-Swainson's Thrush
1-B&W Warbler
1-C.Yellowthroat
3-A.Redstarts (1 male)
2-Cape May Warblers (1st year)
1-Magnolia Warbler
1-Bay-breasted Warbler
3-Blackpoll Warblers
1-Wilson's Warbler
1-Palm Warbler
1-W.T,Sparrow
1-Lincoln's Sparrow
1-Chipping Sparrow
Michael Topp
Highland IN.
Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/m...





Subject: (LAKE) Gibson Woods Nature Preserve Wed Bird Hike
Date: Wed Sep 21 2016 16:57 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
 So sorry I did not post last week, but Matt K was here Saturday I think and covered most of what we saw last Wednesday/Thursday and more. Our Woods has been very quiet until recently.   Of note, Our first Junco was seen on Sunday 9/18.
Members of the Thorn Creek Audobon group from IL joined us today along with our regular walkers, Pat Strange and Barb Schilling.  Staff included Joy Bower, Kim Harmon, and myself.  Today's Species List for the Woods and the feeder area includes:
Great Blue HeronCanada GeeseCooper's HawkRing-billed GullMourning DoveRuby-throated HummingbirdsBelted KingfisherDowny WoodpeckerGreat Crested FlycatcherEastern PhoebesEastern Wood PeweeChimney SwiftsBlack-capped ChickadeesWhite-breasted NuthatchesAmerican RobinSwainson's Thrush-6Gray CatbirdBlue JayNorthern CardinalAmerican GoldfinchHouse FinchWhite-throated Sparrow (first seen 9/18)Common GracklesRed-winged BlackbirdsHouse SparrowsWarblers:Black-throated Green- adults and juvenilesBlack and White Yellow-rumpedBay-breastedBlackburnianAmerican RedstartPalmNashvilleCommon YellowthroatNorthern Waterthrush
----Other migrants that have passed through;Ruby Crowned kinglet--9/14-15Brown Thrasher--9/8-10Rose Breasted Grosbeak-female--9/13, 20Ovenbird--9/18,20

Stopped at the Little Calumet River by Kennedy Ave on my way to work this morningMallard-62Killdeer-6Great Blue Heron-2Great Egret-2Ring-billed Gull-1
Loyce Fandrei, HighlandGibson Woods Staff-Hammond



Subject: Fw: eBird Report - Elkhart River Preserve--Benton Spillway, Sep 21, 2016
Date: Wed Sep 21 2016 15:20 pm
From: ekjwh68 AT hotmail.com
 

This is the report of the Wed morning birdwalk in Goshen. The walks are organized differently this year. The walks starting at the Rieth Interpretive Center will alternate with walks in various Elkhart County parks. Next week the walk will start at Rieth at 8 am. All are welcome.


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


________________________________
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 4:07 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Elkhart River Preserve--Benton Spillway, Sep 21, 2016

Elkhart River Preserve--Benton Spillway, Elkhart, Indiana, US
Sep 21, 2016 7:50 AM - 10:13 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Observers included Annie Aguirre, Ann Kauffman, Gary Keister, Willie Buck, L. Matthews, Shawn Smallwood, Becky Horst, Elaine Harley, John Harley, Liz Jacobs, Eunice Brenneman. It was overcast and mosquitos became hungry as the morning warmed up.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.3.0 Build 86
24 species (+3 other taxa)

duck sp. 5
Great Blue Heron 1
Mourning Dove 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
Downy Woodpecker 6
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Eastern Phoebe 3
Blue Jay 11
American Crow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 6
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 2
American Robin 8
Gray Catbird 4
Cedar Waxwing 2
American Redstart 1
Magnolia Warbler 1
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) 7
Song Sparrow 1
sparrow sp. 4
Northern Cardinal 4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 3
American Goldfinch 7

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

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



Subject: Fox Island, Allen County
Date: Tue Sep 20 2016 22:15 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Stopped by Fox Island after lunch, and found it fairly quiet.  That's what you get for lying bed and not getting out early.  Best bird was a Black-billed Cuckoo.  Most of the time I encounter cuckoos, I only hear them; this one flushed from the trail beside me, landed in a tree ten feet away in plain sight, and ate a caterpillar.


Fox Island County Park, Allen, Indiana, US
Sep 20, 2016 12:40 PM - 2:10 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: 74-80 F, clear, calm
17 species

Turkey Vulture 7
Cooper's Hawk 1
Black-billed Cuckoo 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Blue Jay 2
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren 1
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 4
Gray Catbird 13
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)


Ed Powers, Allen County



Subject: Eagle Marsh, Scouted and Skunked-- Sep. 20 PM
Date: Tue Sep 20 2016 20:49 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
I started to hike Trail 2 this evening (7PM), but only made it to the first tower when I noted preceding me a Boy Scout group of 15 flushing the waterfowl ahead of them.  This gave me brief pause, but I decided to continue.  I didn't walk another 10 steps, though, when I noticed a skunk directly in my path, startlingly close with it partially concealed in the tall grass not mowed for several weeks now.  OK.  I can take a hint.  I left.  Best birds here were Blue-winged Teal (15), N. Shoveler (4), Green-winged Teal (6), Bald Eagle (1 adult), and Common Nighthawk (3).
I then drove over to the other end of the property, where I used what little daylight I had left to walk the lane from the locked gate south to the barn parking lot.  Scout-less and skunk-less, this walk provided a few highlights, most notably Bald Eagle (1 adult, maybe the same bird), Common Nighthawk (2), Sedge Wren (2; one singing, one calling), and Marsh Wren (2; agitated calls in response to a nearby foraging mink; good looks at both the birds and the mink).
Rodger RangFort Wayne



Subject: Lake Lemon--Hengeveld's, Sep 18, 2016
Date: Tue Sep 20 2016 16:22 pm
From: jhengeve AT indiana.edu
 
Sunday was one of our best days for fall migrants at the east end of Lk. Lemon as I recorded 66 species from our yard.  Highlights included a nice flight of Red-headed Woodpeckers, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Philadelphia Vireo, a good flight of Cedar Waxwings (125), and 10 species of warblers.  In a half hour time period before dawn (6:30-7:00), I heard approx. 400 thrush-like nocturnal flight calls, 95% of which were Swainson’s Thrushes, but with a few Gray-cheeked, a couple of Wood, several Scarlet Tanagers, and probably a couple of Rose-br. Grosbeaks.  Results below do NOT include the NFCs.

Lake Lemon--Hengeveld's, Brown, Indiana, US
Sep 18, 2016
Protocol: Stationary
66 species

Canada Goose 16
Wood Duck 9
Mallard 5
Blue-winged Teal 12

Pied-billed Grebe 6

Great Blue Heron 4
Great Egret 10
Green Heron 2

Turkey Vulture 47
Osprey 2
Cooper's Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 4
Broad-winged Hawk 1

Ring-billed Gull 1

Mourning Dove 5

Barred Owl 1 -calling from the north shore after dawn

Chimney Swift 14
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4

Belted Kingfisher 1

Red-headed Woodpecker 5 -migrants seen over the north shore
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1 -an early migrant, also seen over the north shore
Downy Woodpecker 6
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 2

Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
White-eyed Vireo 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 2
Philadelphia Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 6
Barn Swallow 4
Carolina Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 6
Marsh Wren 4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Eastern Bluebird 2
Gray-cheeked Thrush 1
Swainson's Thrush 22
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 2
European Starling 15
Cedar Waxwing 125
Northern Waterthrush 1
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Tennessee Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Hooded Warbler 1
American Redstart 1
Northern Parula 1
Bay-breasted Warbler 2
Blackburnian Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
Song Sparrow 5
Eastern Towhee 1
Scarlet Tanager 4
Northern Cardinal 6
Red-winged Blackbird 30
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 18
House Sparrow 1

Jim Hengeveld
Unionville, IN




Subject: Illiana Birds: No Brant - 19 warblers
Date: Tue Sep 20 2016 15:33 pm
From: cmarshbird AT prodigy.net
 
September 20, 2016 - I met Bob Decker on the Hammond Bird Sanctuary main
trail. Hours earlier, he searched for the Brant at George Lake but didn't
see it. We went to search for it after birding the sanctuary around 1 p.m.
and had no luck or at Forsythe Park/Wolf Lake.



Warblers are still seen in the sanctuary. We saw many from the main trail
around noon coming out to feed when the Cooper's Hawk flew away. There were
2 Connecticut Warblers: I saw one off-trail in low vegetation, Bob saw the
other in the goldenrod patch beyond the west turnstile gate where the
orange-crown was feeding. As we were leaving, we saw the female Mourning
Warbler bathing in a birdbath.



Cooper's Hawk 1

Mourning Dove 4

Downy Woodpecker 1

Northern Flicker 2

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1

Least Flycatcher 2

Black-capped Chickadee 6

Red-breasted Nuthatch 1

Carolina Wren (west entrance gate)

Gray-cheeked Thrush 1

Swainson's Thrush 15

Wood Thrush 1

American Robin 20

Gray Catbird 3

Black-and-white Warbler 2

Tennessee Warbler 2

Orange-crowned Warbler 1

Nashville Warbler 1

Connecticut Warbler 2

Mourning Warbler 1

Common Yellowthroat 1

American Redstart 5

Cape May Warbler 1

Northern Parula 1

Magnolia Warbler 3

Bay-breasted Warbler 1

Blackburnian Warbler 1

Yellow Warbler 1

Chestnut-sided Warbler 1

Blackpoll Warbler 4

Palm Warbler 2

Pine Warbler 2

Black-throated Green 1

Lincoln's Sparrow 1

White-throated Sparrow 6

American Goldfinch 2



Carolyn Marsh, Whiting, Lake County






Subject: Brant no, Miller Lakewatch- Red Knot
Date: Tue Sep 20 2016 15:15 pm
From: landonneumann25 AT gmail.com
 
I looked for the Brant today before I did my Tuesday lakewatch. The Brant
appears to have left. I checked both Wolf Lake and Lake George.

I only did a 6 hour lakewatch today due to the Brant search and homework
back at Purdue. The first 3 hours a solid dabbling duck flight was going
on. I also had a flyby Red Knot. Also the first Horned Grebe of the season
flew by.

Canada Goose 11
Wood Duck 6
Gadwall 3
Mallard 8
Blue-winged Teal 826
Northern Shoveler 5
Northern Pintail 2
Green-winged Teal 4
Horned Grebe 1
Double-crested Cormorant 17
Semipalmated Plover 1
Red Knot 1 Flyby. Gray bird with white on wing but not bold. rump and
tail gray and white. Bird in basic. Couldn't age.
Sanderling 5
Ring-billed Gull 35
Herring Gull 2
Common Tern 40
Forster's Tern 1
Chimney Swift 1
Peregrine Falcon 1
Swainson's Thrush 1 seen flying toward land attacked by gulls but made
it.
American Pipit 1 flyover

Landon Neumann
West Lafayette



Subject: Goose Pond FWA shorebirds, waders
Date: Tue Sep 20 2016 14:04 pm
From: AKearns AT dnr.in.gov
 
Gary Langell and I surveyed the Goose Pond FWA draw down units for shorebirds today. We found small numbers of expected species, with the exception of the Marbled Godwit continuing in GP10N. At one point the godwit and Plegadis Ibis were foraging in the same scope view, which was nice. American White Pelicans were roosting in GP10N and a group of about 200 were foraging cooperatively in GP11S. Later in the day, about 100 pelicans were thermaling high above GP with an adult Bald Eagle, which I thought was very pretty in the sunshine. Good numbers of waders continue; we had six species today including 3 Snowy Egrets and 10 Little Blue Herons.

Goose Pond FWA--GP10N, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 20, 2016 7:40 AM - 9:10 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = N
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31 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 40
Wood Duck 1
Mallard 40
Blue-winged Teal 60
Northern Shoveler 2
American White Pelican 60
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 2
Great Egret 4
Snowy Egret 2
Glossy/White-faced Ibis 1 Continuing bird
Bald Eagle 1
Semipalmated Plover 1
Killdeer 2
Marbled Godwit 1 Continuing bird. Large shorebird with light brown/cinnamon body. Proximal portion of bill orange and distal portion black
Stilt Sandpiper 10
Wilson's Snipe 9
Greater Yellowlegs 7
Lesser Yellowlegs 40
Black Tern 1 Immature
Chimney Swift 2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
Merlin 1
Blue Jay 1
Horned Lark 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 5
Tree Swallow 9
Barn Swallow 6
Carolina Wren 1
Common Yellowthroat 9
Song Sparrow 6
Bobolink 5
Red-winged Blackbird 500

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Goose Pond FWA--GP11S, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 20, 2016 9:13 AM - 9:24 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = N
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8 species

Wood Duck 1
Pied-billed Grebe 4
American White Pelican 200
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 20
Great Egret 27
Killdeer 3
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 7
Song Sparrow 2

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Goose Pond FWA--Beehunter Marsh BH3, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 20, 2016 9:43 AM - 10:12 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.1 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = N
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15 species

Blue-winged Teal 1
Northern Shoveler 1
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Double-crested Cormorant 4
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 6
Great Egret 14
Little Blue Heron 5 Immatures
Green Heron 2
Bald Eagle 1 Immature
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Killdeer 14
Least Sandpiper 10 2 adult, 8 juvenile
Semipalmated Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Blue Jay 1

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Goose Pond FWA--Beehunter Marsh BH2, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 20, 2016 10:14 AM - 11:08 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = N
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41 species

Wood Duck 2
Mallard 6
Blue-winged Teal 36
Northern Shoveler 1
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Double-crested Cormorant 8
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 6
Great Egret 17
Snowy Egret 1
Little Blue Heron 5 Immatures
Green Heron 1
Northern Harrier 2
Bald Eagle 2 1 adult , 1 2nd year
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Semipalmated Plover 1
Killdeer 27
Least Sandpiper 5
Pectoral Sandpiper 2
Wilson's Snipe 2
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 10
Lesser Yellowlegs 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 3
Tree Swallow 40
Bank Swallow 1 Distinct neck band. Not a juvenile tree swallow
Barn Swallow 1
Carolina Chickadee 4
House Wren 3
Carolina Wren 2
American Robin 3
Gray Catbird 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 1
Indigo Bunting 3
American Goldfinch 20

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Goose Pond FWA--GP1, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 20, 2016 11:18 AM - 11:41 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = N
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16 species

Wood Duck 23
Mallard 2
Blue-winged Teal 22
Pied-billed Grebe 7
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 6
Great Egret 1
Green Heron 1
Killdeer 18
Pectoral Sandpiper 8
Wilson's Snipe 13
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 2
Blue Jay 1
Tree Swallow 11
Song Sparrow 3

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Goose Pond FWA--GP5N, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 20, 2016 11:51 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = N
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2 species

Wood Duck 7
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1

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Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife
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Subject: Illiana Birds: Brant 9.19.16
Date: Mon Sep 19 2016 15:02 pm
From: cmarshbird AT prodigy.net
 
A note on yesterday, there were still plenty of warblers to search for in
the Hammond Bird Sanctuary. At least 17 species of warblers that I know of.
The Connecticut Warbler continues as Kristin Stratton, when she was leaving
the sanctuary, informed me that she finally found one after many trips. It
was in the goldenrod patch by the west turnstile gate.



Today, Sept. 19, 2016 - The Brant continues at George Lake in Hammond.



Carolyn Marsh, Whiting, Lake County




Subject: Wabash River Conservation Area Unit 402, Clinton
Date: Mon Sep 19 2016 13:50 pm
From: Peter.Scott AT indstate.edu
 
My weekly trip to this site added 1 species (Scarlet Tanager).  There were 53 warbler individuals of 12 species, most notable being a late juvenile Prothonotary (they breed here).  Mosquitoes still pretty bad.


Wabash River Conservation Area Unit 402, Vermillion, Indiana, US
Sep 19, 2016 10:40 AM - 12:40 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Walked usual route (cut short) to willow clumps, second growth, and tall maple woodland. Warm, mid- to high 70's, calm, sunny.
35 species (+1 other taxa)

Red-shouldered Hawk 1 calling
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
Downy Woodpecker 8
Northern Flicker 4
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
Empidonax sp. 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 1 visual
White-eyed Vireo 1 singing bird heard at parking lot. No other vireos identified in woods, though a few "shrad" calls were heard.
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 1
Carolina Chickadee 8
Tufted Titmouse 8
White-breasted Nuthatch 5
House Wren 2
Carolina Wren 2
Swainson's Thrush 1 call heard
Gray Catbird 2

Black-and-white Warbler 2
Prothonotary Warbler 1 subdued juvenile plumage, white belly and undertail; in breeding area
Tennessee Warbler 24
Nashville Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 4
American Redstart 8
Northern Parula 2 includes 1 adult male
Magnolia Warbler 5
Bay-breasted Warbler 1
Yellow-throated Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 5
Wilson's Warbler 2 including 1 adult male

Song Sparrow 2 in heavy molt
Scarlet Tanager 1 singing, calling - not seen
Northern Cardinal 3 in heavy molt
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 3 calls heard, birds not seen
Indigo Bunting 5 female plumage, chipping, visuals
House Finch 2 female plumage

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Subject: Elkhart County Ruby-crowned Kinglets
Date: Mon Sep 19 2016 6:35 am
From: bobwgfsa AT gmail.com
 
Annie Aguirre and I walked the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail 8 miles south of Michigan on Saturday. There were rain showers and mosquitos, but in between we found 49 species, including 10 species of warblers, and several Ruby-crowned Kinglets. We also saw Great Blue Herons at Butts Lake. The lists are below:

Pumpkinvine Nature Trail--CR33 to CR26, Elkhart, Indiana, US
Sep 17, 2016 7:34 AM - 9:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.4 mile(s)
Comments: Overcast cloudy wind SW5 temp 70F then raining
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33 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 2
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 2
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 1
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 1
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 3
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 3
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) 2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus) 6
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) 4 Singing 3
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 8
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 10
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 3
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) (Sitta carolinensis carolinensis) 2
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) 2
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) 1 Noted eye ring and black wingbar
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 74
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 5
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 261
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 5
Tennessee Warbler (Oreothlypis peregrina) 1
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) 2 Females
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens) 1
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) (Parulidae sp.) 5
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 4
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 9
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) 1
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) 4
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 15
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 1
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 28

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Pumpkinvine Nature Trail--CR26 to CR28, Elkhart, Indiana, US
Sep 17, 2016 9:15 AM - 11:13 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.9 mile(s)
Comments: Overcast cloudy raining wind SW5 temp 66F
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27 species (+2 other taxa)

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon)) 1
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus) 3
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 17
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 5 Singing 1
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 1
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) 2 Black wingbar and eye ring noted
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 3
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 2
Nashville Warbler (Oreothlypis ruficapilla) 1
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 1 Female
Bay-breasted Warbler (Setophaga castanea) 1
Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) 1
Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata) 1
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens) 3 2 males 1 female
Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla) 1
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) (Parulidae sp.) 2
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 2
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 5
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) 1 Male singing quietly
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) 4
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 2
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 40

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Pumpkinvine Nature Trail--IN4 to CR28, Elkhart, Indiana, US
Sep 17, 2016 11:13 AM - 11:57 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.7 mile(s)
Comments: Partly cloudy wind SW5 temp 68F
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14 species

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 4
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus) 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) 2 Singing 1
Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) 1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 7
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 1
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 8 Singing 1
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 1
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) (Sitta carolinensis carolinensis) 3
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 23
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 3
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) 1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 7
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 4

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Pumpkinvine Nature Trail--South of IN4, Elkhart, Indiana, US
Sep 17, 2016 11:59 AM - 12:19 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.7 mile(s)
Comments: Partly cloudy wind SW5 temp 69F
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18 species

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 2
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus) 1
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) (Vireo gilvus gilvus) 1 Singing 1
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 3
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 1
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) (Sitta carolinensis carolinensis) 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 10
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 5
Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) 1
Bay-breasted Warbler (Setophaga castanea) 1
Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata) 2
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 7
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) 1
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 13

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Bob Guth
Goshen, Elkhart County
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