Tuesday, June 18, 2013



Around a dozen birders joined me this morning for a Madison Audubon field trip at the prairie parcel of Pheasant Branch Conservancy. Everyone had a great time admiring the conservancy’s beautiful grassland birds. I was a little surprised to see so many Dickcissels after finding just a single bird only a few days ago. Obviously, some birds are still on the move. We were also treated with fabulous views of Sedge Wrens. The overall species tally was a little lower than the last time I was there, perhaps due to breezy conditions.

Pheasant Branch, Dane, US-WI
Jun 18, 2013 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
44 species

Ring-necked Pheasant
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Sandhill Crane
Mourning Dove
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Willow Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Blue Jay
American Crow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
House Wren
Sedge Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Cedar Waxwing
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Clay-colored Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

© 2013 Mike McDowell

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