Jackson Park 2003 bird species count

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Species Count - Jackson Park 2003: these persons reported 180 species.

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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.

Observations
Birds
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."

1. American crow
2. Canada goose
3. Mallard
4. Northern cardinal
5. Goldfinch
6. Downy woodpecker
7. Ring-billed gull
8. Chickadee
9. Monk parakeet

One week later, I surveyed the island again (January 7) with long-time Bloomington, IN, birder Tom Medynski. 10. Hermit thrush
11. Northern junco
February 1, 2003, a wet, foggy morning, but great for ducks (from 63rd St. Beach to LaRabida Harbor).

12. Common merganser
13. Canvasback
14. Red-breasted merganser
15. Bufflehead
16. Common goldeneye
17. Redhead
18. Hooded merganser
19. American coot

February 8, sunny, but bitterly cold and windy. Hawk on Wooded Island and ducks at LaRabida. 20. Red-tailed hawk
21. Lesser scaup
Ducks, geese, and gulls at LaRabida Harbor on
Sunday morning, Feb. 16, 2003
Birds in the Jackson Outer Harbor at LaRabida Feb 16, 2003: ducks, geese, gulls

From IBET listing by prclyne@hotmail.com, 2/22/03

20. Surf scoter
21. Ring-necked duck
23. Gadwall
24. Carolina wren
25. American robin

From IBET (prclyne) and weekend observations, 3/10/03 26. Brown creeper
27. Black-backed gull
28. Harlequin duck
Observations, 3/16/03 29. European starling
30. Blue-winged teal
31. Song sparrow
32. Fox sparrow
From IBET (prclyne) and observations, 3/23, 27/03 33. Loggerhead shrike
34. Northern shoveler
35. Golden-crowned kinglet
36. Belted kingfisher
37. Eastern phoebe
38. House sparrow
39. Wood duck
40. Osprey
From IBET (katsdad), 3/31/03

41. Pied-billed grebe
42. Black-crowned night heron
43. Rock dove
44. Ruby-crowned kinglet
45. Yellow-rumped warbler

From IBET (kimainis and rdoeker), 4/3/03

46. Yellow-bellied sapsucker
47. White-throated sparrow
48. Towhee
49. Brown thrasher
50. Swamp sparrow

Observations and IBET (savebirds), 4/11/03

51. Eastern pewee
52. Red-winged blackbird
53. Common grackle
54. Brown-headed cowbird
55. Ring-necked duck
56. Yellow-rumped warbler
57. Blue-gray gnatchatcher
58. Winter wren
59. Dark-eyed junco
60. Northern flicker

IBET (JohnArturoV), 4/13/03

61. Caspian tern
62. Mourning dove
63. Tree swallow
64. Northern flicker

IBET (Q4birds), 4/14/03

65. Pine warbler
66. Cliff swallow
67. Long-eared owl
68. Savannah sparrow
69. Blackpoll warbler

katsdad (Richard M) and observations, 4/20 70. Prairie warbler
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. Henslow sparrow
77. Great egret
78. Long-eared owl
4/27 observations, SueFriscia, katsdad, scott_carpenter (on ILBirds)

79. Black-and-white warbler
80. Orange crown warbler
81. Nashville warbler
82. House wren
83. Sora
84. Eastern bluebird
85. Blue grosbeak
86. Barn swallow
87. Red-headed woodpecker

4/28, SueFriscia (ILBirds)

88. Black-throated green warbler
89. Yellow warbler
90. Swainson's thrush
91. Catbird

5/4, PRClyne and Scott_Carpenter (ILBirds)

92. White-eyed vireo
93. Yellow-breasted chat
94. Veery
95. Least flycatcher
96. Rose-breasted grosbeak
97. Hooded warbler
98. Grasshopper sparrow
99. Scarlet tanager
100. Bonaparte's gull

5/6-7, w.serafin, PRClyne, Scott_Carpenter (ILBirds) 101. Willet
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
110. Bobolink
111. Wilson's warbler
112. Harris' sparrow
5/10-11, Brianherriott, q4bird, PRClyne, (ILBirds)
Lots of activity for the Spring Bird Count

113. Mourning warbler
114. Canada warbler
115. Black-throated blue warbler
116. Yellow-throated warbler
117. Blackburnian warbler
118. Golden-winged warbler
119. American Bittern
120. Ruby-throated hummingbird
121. American pipit
122. Yellow-breasted chat
123. Clay-colored sparrow
124. Sanderling
125. Least sandpiper
126. Philadelphia vireo
127. Northern parula
128. Tennessee warbler
129. Bay-breasted warbler
130. Ovenbird
131. Common yellowthroat
132. Whipporwill
133. Bell's vireo

5/19, balto, (ILBirds)

134. Chestnut-sided warbler
135. Indigo bunting
136. American redstart
137. Magnolia warbler
138. Kentucky warbler
139. Chimney swift
140. Warbling vireo
141. Yellow-bellied flycatcher
142. White-crowned sparrow

5/28, Scott_Carpenter (ILBirds)

143. Peregrine falcon
144. Gray-cheeked thrush
145. Lincoln's sparrow
146. Connecticut warbler

6/6, Scott_Carpenter (ILBirds) 147. Least bittern
8/18, Scott_Carpenter (ILBirds) 148. Purple martins
8/22, Scott_Carpenter (ILBirds) 149. Lesser yellowleg
150. Whimbrel
151. Pectoral sandpiper
8/22, cogresha (ILBirds) 152. Baird's sandpiper
153. Semipalmated plover
8/28, PRClyne (ILBirds) 154. Budgerigar (escapee?)
9/2, Scott_Carpenter (ILBirds) 155. Franklin gull
156. Cape May warbler
9/4, Dawg (ILBirds) 157. Common nighthawk
9/4, pdurkin (ILBirds) 158. Solitary sandpiper
159. Spotted sandpiper
160. Hairy woodpecker
9/4, Scott_Carpenter (ILBirds) 161. Herring gull
162. Eastern kingbird
163. Marsh wren
9/15, Q4Birds (ILBirds) 164. Yellow-billed cuckoo
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. American woodcock
171. House finch
172. Lesser black-backed gull
11/6, Scott_Carpenter (ILBirds) 173. Common loon
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. Greater scaup
180. Richardson's goose