Jackson Park 2003 bird species count
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This is an informal survey of bird sightings reported in Jackson Park during the calendar year 2003. It is not scientific, but is merely a compilation of reported sightings from Doug Anderson's weekly bird walks, IBET (Illinois Birders Exchanging Thoughts) listserve submissions (on April 15, replaced with the Yahoo group ILBirds), and personal reports from various frequent bird watchers. The goal is to see how many species are reported in one year.
If you are a bird watcher and would like to contribute to this list, please send your sightings, date, and location to George Rumsey; if you would like to be credited as a contributor, let us know (if you'd prefer to be listed anonymously, that's fine too).
The area covered is roughly from 53rd Street/The Point to LaRabida Harbor/63rd Street Beach, including Wooded Island and Bobolink Meadow.
|On January 1, 2003, two dozen shivering souls gathered at the Darrow Bridge at 8:00 am to start the New Year in style with Doug Anderson. With temperatures in the high 20s and winds gusting to 30 mph, the prediction was for "64 crows and 1 cardinal."||
|One week later, I surveyed the island again (January 7) with long-time Bloomington, IN, birder Tom Medynski.||10.
11. Northern junco
|February 1, 2003, a wet, foggy morning, but great for ducks (from 63rd St. Beach to LaRabida Harbor).||
|February 8, sunny, but bitterly cold and windy. Hawk on Wooded Island and ducks at LaRabida.||20. Red-tailed
21. Lesser scaup
Ducks, geese, and gulls at LaRabida Harbor on
Sunday morning, Feb. 16, 2003
From IBET listing by firstname.lastname@example.org, 2/22/03
|From IBET (prclyne) and weekend observations, 3/10/03||26. Brown
27. Black-backed gull
28. Harlequin duck
|Observations, 3/16/03||29. European
30. Blue-winged teal
31. Song sparrow
32. Fox sparrow
|From IBET (prclyne) and observations, 3/23, 27/03||33. Loggerhead
34. Northern shoveler
35. Golden-crowned kinglet
36. Belted kingfisher
37. Eastern phoebe
38. House sparrow
39. Wood duck
|From IBET (katsdad), 3/31/03||
|From IBET (kimainis and rdoeker), 4/3/03||
|Observations and IBET (savebirds), 4/11/03||
|IBET (JohnArturoV), 4/13/03||
|IBET (Q4birds), 4/14/03||
|katsdad (Richard M) and observations, 4/20||70.
71. Great blue heron
72. Green heron
73. Palm warbler
74. Northern waterthrush
75. Louisiana waterthrush
|Week of 4/25 (IBET replaced with Yahoo group ILBirds); amazing sightings from Doug Anderson's group||76.
77. Great egret
78. Long-eared owl
|4/27 observations, SueFriscia, katsdad, scott_carpenter (on ILBirds)||
|4/28, SueFriscia (ILBirds)||
Black-throated green warbler
|5/4, PRClyne and Scott_Carpenter (ILBirds)||
|5/6-7, w.serafin, PRClyne, Scott_Carpenter (ILBirds)||101.
102. Forster's tern
103. Blackburnian warbler
104. Baltimore oriole
105. Blue-headed vireo
106. Yellow-throated vireo
107. Wood thrush
108. Orchard oriole
109. Red-bellied woodpecker
111. Wilson's warbler
112. Harris' sparrow
Brianherriott, q4bird, PRClyne, (ILBirds)
Lots of activity for the Spring Bird Count
|5/19, balto, (ILBirds)||
|5/28, Scott_Carpenter (ILBirds)||
143. Peregrine falcon
|6/6, Scott_Carpenter (ILBirds)||147. Least bittern|
|8/18, Scott_Carpenter (ILBirds)||148. Purple martins|
|8/22, Scott_Carpenter (ILBirds)||149.
151. Pectoral sandpiper
|8/22, cogresha (ILBirds)||152.
153. Semipalmated plover
|8/28, PRClyne (ILBirds)||154. Budgerigar (escapee?)|
|9/2, Scott_Carpenter (ILBirds)||155.
156. Cape May warbler
|9/4, Dawg (ILBirds)||157. Common nighthawk|
|9/4, pdurkin (ILBirds)||158.
159. Spotted sandpiper
160. Hairy woodpecker
|9/4, Scott_Carpenter (ILBirds)||161.
162. Eastern kingbird
163. Marsh wren
|9/15, Q4Birds (ILBirds)||164.
165. Black-billed cuckoo
|9/17, Scott_Carpenter (ILBirds)||166. Sedge wren|
|9/20, Q4Birds(ILBirds)||167. Empidomax flycatcher|
|9/23, Scott_Carpenter (ILBirds)||168. Nelson sharp-tailed sparrow|
|10/5, rumsey||169. Cooper's hawk|
|10/13-14, Scott_Carpenter (ILBirds)||170.
171. House finch
172. Lesser black-backed gull
|11/6, Scott_Carpenter (ILBirds)||173.
174. Horned grebe
175. Field sparrow
176. Black scoter
177. American tree sparrow
|11/11, prclyne (ILBirds)||178. Dunlin|
|12/20, Scott-Carpenter (ILBirds)||179.
180. Richardson's goose