Date: 10/20/18 11:30 am
From: ALAN ANDERSON <casresearch...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET nothing rare (25 species) but still enjoyable Fwd: eBird Report - Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Oct 20, 2018

Below is the list of 25 species that our Chicago Botanic Garden bird walk group saw there this morning.

Nothing really unusual, but there were birds pretty much everywhere.


We also saw an American Toad out in the open on a walking path (we made sure it made it safely into the flowers before we moved on).

Alan Anderson, Des Plaines, Cook County

> ---------- Original Message ----------
> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> To: <casresearch...>
> Date: October 20, 2018 at 1:24 PM
> Subject: eBird Report - Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Oct 20, 2018
> Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Cook, Illinois, US
> Oct 20, 2018 7:15 AM - 10:30 AM
> Protocol: Transect
> 3.2 mile(s)
> Comments: seven participants plus volunteer Beryl and myself; mostly sunny until about 11:30am; bird walk from 7:35am to 10:00am then breakfast, return to take photos after breakfast until 11:45am; 50 degrees at start to 47 degrees and light rain late morning; a few gray squirrels and chipmunks; one Am. Toad found resting in path near flowers and English Walled Garden
> 25 species
> Canada Goose 270 minimum; likely more
> Mallard 14 ten SW of F&V Garden; 4 along bridge Evening Island to Sensory Garden
> Pied-billed Grebe 1 just north of bridge from Evening Island to east side
> Mourning Dove 1 flying over (only seen by me)
> Ring-billed Gull 6 flying west over parking lot early in the morning
> Great Blue Heron 1 far NW on grass west side of big lake north of F&V Garden
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 3 a couple flyovers and one heard on Sensory Garden area
> Blue Jay 8 possibly more
> Black-capped Chickadee 7 2-3 in three locations
> Red-breasted Nuthatch 1 heard north of Enabling Garden
> Brown Creeper 1 feeding along tree trunks in Naturalistic Garden by water feature
> Golden-crowned Kinglet 15 a number of places; minimum number
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 Naturalistic Garden
> Hermit Thrush 2 one seen on F&V Garden and one seen west side by employee road near Spider Island
> American Robin 40 estimate, likely more
> House Finch 6 pair first on ground and later in tree feeding on berries in F&V Garden; three flying over same island; another female seen elsewhere
> American Goldfinch 5 mostly flyovers, one near bridge from Evening Island east side
> Fox Sparrow 4 possibly 5 or 6; west side Sensory Garden island along edge
> Dark-eyed Junco 8 found in at least four locations in small numbers
> White-crowned Sparrow 1 first winter bird in shrub in flower garden between conifer garden and English walled garden
> White-throated Sparrow 7 singles and pairs in a few locations, including one singing bird on F&V Island
> Swamp Sparrow 1 east side Evening Island north of bridge
> Red-winged Blackbird 8 two males early, then a group of 4 flyovers and another two males
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 8 likely more; singles or pairs
> House Sparrow 6 5 or more F&V Island and a female elsewhere
> View this checklist online at
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (

Posted by: ALAN ANDERSON <casresearch...>


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