This year’s Big Sit at Glacial Park in Ringwood, IL was our best day ever!  Our location changed this year from our regular location at the parking lot next to Powers-Walker House. This year our event was set up on the patio overlook at Lost Valley Visitor’s Center, and we counted a record number of birds.

1. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
2.Wood Duck Aix sponsa
3.Blue-winged Teal Spatula discors
4.Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata
5.Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
6.Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
7.Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
8.Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
9.Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
10.American Coot Fulica americana
11.Sandhill Crane Antigone canadensis
12.Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
13.Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
14.Herring Gull (American) Larus argentatus smithsonianus
15.Double-crested Cormorant Nannopterum auritum
16.Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
17.Great Egret Ardea alba
18.Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
19.Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
20.Cooper’s Hawk Accipiter cooperii
21.Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
22.Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
23.Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
24.Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
25.Downy Woodpecker Dryobates pubescens
26.Hairy Woodpecker Dryobates villosus
27.Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
28.American Kestrel Falco sparverius
29.Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
30.Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
31.American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
32.Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
33.Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
34.Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris
35.Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
36.Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
37.Ruby-crowned Kinglet Corthylio calendula
38.Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
39.Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
40.White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
41.Brown Creeper Certhia americana
42.House Wren Troglodytes aedon
43.Winter Wren Troglodytes hiemalis
44.European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
45.Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
46.American Robin Turdus migratorius
47.Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
48.House Sparrow Passer domesticus
49.American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
50.Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla
51.Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
52.White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
53.White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
54.Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
55.Lincoln’s Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
56.Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
57.Eastern Meadowlark Sturnellamagna
58.Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
59.Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
60.Orange-crowned Warbler Leiothlypis celata
61.Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
62.Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
63.Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea

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