Date: 5/15/18 5:52 pm From: douglas stotz <dfstotz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Subject: IBET Bemis Woods field trip today
I led a field trip this morning to Bemis Woods (both North and South) under the auspices of Chicago Audubon Society. 16 birders joined me. We found 78 species, including 24 species of warblers. Highlights included a heard only Cerulean, a male Black-throated Blue, a Northern Parula, 5 Golden-wingeds, 2 Canadas, 2 Orange-crowned and dazzling looks at an array of male warblers including Bay-breasteds, Blackburnians, and bunches of Chestnut-sideds, Black-throated Greens and Magnolias. There were good numbers of other woodland migrants, but hard to focus on grosbeaks,orioles and buntings when there are warblers all around you. The other bird of interest was a soaring Broad-winged Hawk. A great morning all around.
-- Douglas Stotz Conservation Ecologist/Ornithologist Environmental and Conservation Programs Field Museum of Natural History 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. Chicago, IL 60605