Tag Archives: Least Sandpiper

Shorebird Saturday and a Cuckoo

Regular readers will notice I haven’t been as proficient blogging the last few weeks. I’ve been traveling for work and honestly the little time I’ve been in the field hasn’t been productive for blogging. Last Saturday I had family matters … Continue reading

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Belted Kingfisher – Weekend Highlight

In my last post I reported I’d be staying closer to home for birding. So what can one see closer to home in late October? Belted Kingfisher for one. With a limited time Saturday to go birding I was glad I … Continue reading

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Black Vultures – You Just Never Know

I hadn’t expected anything exceptional to happen this past weekend given it’s late July and the heat index was headed to 110F. But I was sitting at 98 species for Johnson County in the IAS Summer Count and wanted to … Continue reading

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An Oasis in the Bean Fields

Before I get to the Oasis, I’d like to ask you a few questions. 1. What is the ratio to finding decent shorebird habitat and the proximity of the nearest road or parking spot? An extremely unofficial poll of 1 puts it at 92.3%.  And … Continue reading

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Big May Day Count – Lack of Shorebirds

During the Indiana Audubon Big May Day Bird Count there is historically a lack of shorebirds in Johnson County. That is not surprising since the county is basically an urban area with some farmland. Not much habitat for shorebirds. But … Continue reading

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