Today eleven members of the Sioux Falls Bird Club visited Union Grove State Park, and a number of wetlands and flooded farm fields in Lincoln County between Beresford and Sioux Falls. The day was certainly chilly by May standards, but we found just over 100 species as a group, including 13 warbler species at Union Grove.
On the way back to Sioux Falls, we searched for the Buff-breasted Sandpipers seen yesterday near 471st Ave and 285th St, to no avail. We did find several flocks of American Golden-Plovers, some Hudsonian Godwits, White-rumped Sandpipers, Dunlins, and Short-billed Dowitchers in the surrounding area.
On my way home, I saw five White-faced Ibis at the Harmodon Park sloughs at 57th St and Highway 11 in southeastern Sioux Falls.
Our next club outing will be Saturday, June 9 to Newton Hills State Park.
Chris Anderson Sioux Falls, SD
Today's group species list (to the best of my memory/eBirding):
Canada Goose Wood Duck Blue-winged Teal Northern Shoveler Mallard Ring-necked Pheasant Wild Turkey Great Blue Heron Green Heron Turkey Vulture Northern Harrier Cooper's Hawk Broad-winged Hawk Bald Eagle Red-tailed Hawk American Coot American Golden-Plover Semipalmated Plover Killdeer Upland Sandpiper Hudsonian Godwit Dunlin Baird's Sandpiper Least Sandpiper White-rumped Sandpiper Pectoral Sandpiper Short-billed Dowitcher Wilson's Phalarope Lesser Yellowlegs Franklin's Gull Ring-billed Gull Rock Pigeon Eurasian Collared-Dove Mourning Dove Ruby-throated Hummingbird Red-headed Woodpecker Red-bellied Woodpecker Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Downy Woodpecker Northern Flicker American Kestrel Willow Flycatcher Least Flycatcher Great Crested Flycatcher Eastern Kingbird Loggerhead Shrike Yellow-throated Vireo Blue-headed Vireo Blue Jay American Crow Barn Swallow Cliff Swallow Black-capped Chickadee White-breasted Nuthatch House Wren Sedge Wren Marsh Wren Winter Wren Ruby-crowned Kinglet Eastern Bluebird Swainson's Thrush Wood Thrush American Robin Gray Catbird Brown Thrasher European Starling Ovenbird Northern Waterthrush Black-and-white Warbler Tennessee Warbler Orange-crowned Warbler Nashville Warbler American Redstart Magnolia Warbler Yellow Warbler Blackpoll Warbler Palm Warbler Yellow-rumped Warbler Wilson's Warbler Chipping Sparrow Clay-colored Sparrow Field Sparrow Lark Sparrow Harris's Sparrow White-throated Sparrow Savannah Sparrow Song Sparrow Lincoln's Sparrow Eastern Towhee Northern Cardinal Rose-breasted Grosbeak Dickcissel Yellow-headed Blackbird Bobolink Western Meadowlark Baltimore Oriole Red-winged Blackbird Brown-headed Cowbird Common Grackle House Finch American Goldfinch House Sparrow