International Migratory Bird Day

Yesterday, Saturday May 12, was International Migratory Bird Day.  I celebrated by going birding with two friends at Mud Lake Wildlife Area in Columbia County, Wisconsin.  It was an outstanding site because the short access road rapidly transitions from wetland to forest to field.  We were there from approximately 6-8 AM.  The weather was clear, little to no wind, with temps in the low 60s.  It was perfect peak migration birding.

Without any further ado…

  • Brown Thrasher
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  • Baltimore Oriole
  • Red Wing Blackbird
  • Shiny Cowbird
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Little Green Heron
  • Mallard
  • Wood Duck
  • Canada Goose
  • Field Sparrow
  • Chipping Sparrow
  • Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher
  • Common Yellowthroat
  • Yellow Warbler
  • Tennessee Warbler
  • Wood Thrush
  • Robin
  • Cardinal
  • Indigo Bunting
  • Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
  • Crow
  • Sandhill Crane
  • Red-Tailed Hawk
  • American Redstart
  • Black-Throated Green Warbler
  • Eastern Bluebird
  • Tree Swallow
  • Pileated Woodpecker
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Northern Flicker
  • Red-Bellied Woodpecker
  • House Wren

There might have been a few more, but that’s about the siae and shape of it.  We had such a good time, I think we’re heading back out next Saturday too!



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