Jennie, Tim and I participated in the Spring Bird Count and we covered the area of Nygren Wetlands to Sugar River and north.

We tallied 91 species and 1,043 individual birds. We had 17 warbler species, 8 sparrow species, and 5 types of woodpeckers.

Highlights at Nygren Wetlands: Yellow Warbler, 8 Soras, Common Yellowthroat, Ruddy Duck, Sandhill Crane, White-crowned Sparrow, Louisiana Waterthrush, Northern Harrier, and Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

Highlights at Moody Marsh: Warbling Vireo, Marsh Wren, and Sora.

Highlights at Sugar River Forest Preserve: Yellow-throated, Blackburnian, Hooded, Magnolia, Black-throated Green, Black-and-white, Palm, Yellow-rumped, Golden-winged, Blue-winged, Nashville Warblers, American Redstart, Common Yellowthroat, and Northern Waterthrush. Non-warblers included Scarlet Tanager, Baltimore Oriole, Pileated Woodpecker, Bobolink, Great-crested Flycatcher, Wood Duck, Yellow-throated Vireo, Blue-headed Vireo, and Green Heron.

Highlights at Sugar River Alder Tract: Lark Sparrow, Baltimore Oriole, Gray Catbird, Cerulean Warbler, Eastern Kingbird, and Savannah Sparrow.

We had a blast and hope we can be a part of this area again next year!