Date: 5/12/18 6:40 pm
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US (24 warbler sp)
Bad weather = good birding.
Despite some rain pelting me and the birds, there was a huge amount of
activity. 24 warbler species with the definite personal highlight being a
MOURNING WABLER that gave brief, accommodating looks before skulking away,
like they do. With this same little sub-group, I picked out a CANADA
WARBLER, a BAY-BREASTED and a couple of BLACKPOLLS. Lots of thrushes around
as well - singing WOOD THRUSHES and a handful of VEERY'S. Enjoyed watching
a PROTHONOTARY WARBLER foraging in the rain (video:
HUMMINGBIRD. Amongst the many warblers, far more females are coming through
now. Shorebirds included the standard SPOTTED and SOLITARY with one LEAST
SANDPIPER to add something new to the mix. A couple of male SCARLET
TANAGERS lit up the forest as well.

Rain slogged photos of the Mourning and Canada are included with the list
as are a couple of others.

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Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US
May 12, 2018 4:55 PM - 7:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.41 mile(s)
67 species

Canada Goose 8
Wood Duck 6
Mallard 5
Red-breasted Merganser 2
Great Blue Heron 6
Black-crowned Night-Heron 2
Least Sandpiper 1
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Solitary Sandpiper 2
Herring Gull 1
Caspian Tern 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 6
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 3
Eastern Phoebe 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 10
Tree Swallow 10
Black-capped Chickadee 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 10
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 8
Veery 4
Swainson's Thrush 10
Wood Thrush 3
American Robin 25
Gray Catbird 4
Ovenbird 2
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Northern Waterthrush 18
Black-and-white Warbler 8
Prothonotary Warbler 2
Tennessee Warbler 5
Orange-crowned Warbler 7
Nashville Warbler 15
Mourning Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 10
American Redstart 6
Cape May Warbler 1
Northern Parula 4
Magnolia Warbler 20
Bay-breasted Warbler 2
Blackburnian Warbler 4
Yellow Warbler 9
Chestnut-sided Warbler 14
Blackpoll Warbler 6
Palm Warbler 4
Yellow-rumped Warbler 14
Black-throated Green Warbler 5
Canada Warbler 1
Wilson's Warbler 2
White-crowned Sparrow 3
White-throated Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 5
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Swamp Sparrow 6
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 3
Indigo Bunting 1
Baltimore Oriole 2
Red-winged Blackbird 6
Brown-headed Cowbird 5
Common Grackle 5
American Goldfinch 3

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This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (

Jeff Bilsky

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