Monthly Archives: December 2015

A December Three Species Shorebird Day

A couple of things.  First, not one of the shorebirds was a Killdeer. And second, as you might have guessed, I wasn’t in Indiana. Over the holidays we usually spend a few days with relatives in Connecticut. And as is … Continue reading

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Endangered Species Lists – Local to Global

Over the last few posts I’ve covered some topics related to our locally threatened species. I referenced H. David Bohlen’s study of the birds of Sangamon County IL for 40 years and then compared his results to a list of local birds over 30 years. But … Continue reading

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A Fox and a Wren

I thought I would take a break from posting on the local endangered species and recap the past weekend. Since I knew I would be birding all day Sunday on the Johnson County CBC I only went out Saturday afternoon … Continue reading

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Observations on Local Species Loss Over 30 Years

Recently I presented H. David Bohlen’s A Study of the Birds of Sangamon County, Illinois 1970–2010.  In it he reviews his 40 year survey of birds of the Springfield, IL area.  If you haven’t read it please go back and read … Continue reading

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More Local Habitat Loss

Previously I reviewed H. David Bohlen’s A Study of the Birds of Sangamon County, Illinois 1970–2010. In it he shares his conclusions on monitoring birds in Springfield IL over the last 40 years. One of his main points is the loss … Continue reading

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Review: A Study of the Birds of Sangamon County, Illinois 1970–2010

Previously I discussed the decision of the IUNC of moving the Turtle Dove from vulnerable to extinction in the mid-term and how it got me thinking about which of our Midwest birds might be endangered. And when it comes to reading on-line articles I hardly ever … Continue reading

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“What if there were 100,000’s?”

This has been bothering me for sometime. I go out and watch birds. I record my results in eBird. I participate in Christmas Bird Counts and Big May Day Counts. I helped plant trees at an Audubon site back in … Continue reading

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