Will, Grundy, and Cook County Illinois Birding

Nathan GoldbergBird Sightings, Birding, General News and InfoLeave a Comment

Yesterday, I was able to get out for a day of birding with my friend and one of my mentors, Geoff Williamson. In 2013, the ABA bestowed Geoff with the ABA Ludlow Griscom Award, which is for those, “who have dramatically advanced the state of ornithological knowledge for a particular region” (http://www.aba.org/about/awards.html). Geoff helped me when I first found birding, … Read More

Local birding

Drew WeberBird SightingsLeave a Comment

Just a few photos from birding around State College and showing Chad some of the local spots. Our best birds of the day were two Lapland Longspurs but they were too far out to get any good photos.

Northern Lycoming CBC

Drew WeberBirding, christmas bird count4 Comments

This year I decided to try a new Christmas Bird Count, one much further north that had a chance of producing interesting birds such as Rough-legged Hawks, Lapland Longspurs and Northern Shrikes. The CBC that fit this bill and worked for my schedule was the Northern Lycoming CBC. We started owling at 5:30am and focused on two roads that held … Read More