Friday, September 26, 2008

Sparrows and Field Trip

White-crowned and White-throated Sparrow numbers are steadily increasing at Pheasant Branch Conservancy; more Lincoln's Sparrows, too! Warblers yesterday and today included Northern Waterthrush, Common Yellowthroat, Palm, Yellow-rumped and Magnolia. I've been busy finding an apartment and working on a few non-birding projects lately, so posts here have been somewhat sparse. I signed a lease yesterday; turns out I'll be living one block away from the conservancy!

In other news, I'll be leading a field trip for Madison Audubon on Saturday, October 11th at the conservancy:

Migrant Songbirds of Pheasant Branch Conservancy

Saturday, Oct. 11th, 2008

The main focus of this field trip will be sparrow species, including White-crowned, White-throated, Lincoln's and many others. We will also be looking for late warblers, flycatchers, thrushes and other fall migrants. Meet at the Dane County Unit of Pheasant Branch Conservancy, which is about a mile-and-a half north of Century Avenue in Middleton on Pheasant Branch Road. This is the third parking lot for the conservancy on the right as you drive north out of Middleton. The field trip will begin at 7:15 a.m. Bring warm clothes for cool early morning fall weather.

All images © 2008 Mike McDowell

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