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White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) - Male Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) - Female American Robin (Turdus migratorius) Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)
Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta) Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) Cape May Warbler Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)
Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia) Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis) White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) Coopers Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) Swainsons Thrush (Catharus ustulatus) Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) Palm Warbler (Dendroica palmarum) - Breeding Plumage Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta) Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) 1st Winter Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) 2nd Winter Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) -3rd Winter

Sightings from Chicago suburban areas in the Fox River Valley.

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Species Recorded (159)

Birds ( 135 )

Old World Vultures ( Accipitridae )
Northern Harrier - Circus hudsonius

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Double-crested Cormorant - Phalacrocorax auritus

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Great Egret - Ardea alba
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias
Green Heron - Butorides virescens
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Nycticorax nycticorax

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Wood Duck - Aix sponsa
Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos
Snow Goose - Anser caerulescens
Canada Goose - Branta canadensis
Common Goldeneye - Bucephala clangula
Hooded Merganser - Lophodytes cucullatus
Blue-winged Teal - Spatula discors

New World Vultures ( Cathartidae )
Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Cooper's Hawk - Accipiter cooperii
Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis
Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Osprey - Pandion haliaetus

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
American Kestrel - Falco sparverius

Grouse, Turkeys, and Allies ( Phasianidae )
Ring-necked Pheasant - Phasianus colchicus

Rails, Gallinules, and Allies ( Rallidae )
American Coot - Fulica americana
Virginia Rail - Rallus limicola

Cranes ( Gruidae )
Sandhill Crane - Antigone canadensis

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Killdeer - Charadrius vociferus

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Spotted Sandpiper - Actitis macularius
Dunlin - Calidris alpina
Red Knot - Calidris canutus
Solitary Sandpiper - Tringa solitaria

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Caspian Tern - Hydroprogne caspia
Herring Gull - Larus argentatus
Ring-billed Gull - Larus delawarensis
Iceland Gull - Larus glaucoides
Forster's Tern - Sterna forsteri

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Rock Pigeon - Columba livia
Mourning Dove - Zenaida macroura

Typical Owls ( Strigidae )
Short-eared Owl - Asio flammeus
Great Horned Owl - Bubo virginianus
Eastern Screech-Owl - Megascops asio

Nighthawks and Nightjars ( Caprimulgidae )
Common Nighthawk - Chordeiles minor

Swifts ( Apodidae )
Chimney Swift - Chaetura pelagica

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Archilochus colubris

( Coccyzidae )
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - Coccyzus americanus

Kingfishers ( Alcedinidae )
Belted Kingfisher - Megaceryle alcyon

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus
Downy Woodpecker - Dryobates pubescens
Hairy Woodpecker - Dryobates villosus
Red-bellied Woodpecker - Melanerpes carolinus
Red-headed Woodpecker - Melanerpes erythrocephalus

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Eastern Wood-Pewee - Contopus virens
Alder Flycatcher - Empidonax alnorum
Least Flycatcher - Empidonax minimus
Willow Flycatcher - Empidonax traillii
Great Crested Flycatcher - Myiarchus crinitus
Eastern Phoebe - Sayornis phoebe
Eastern Kingbird - Tyrannus tyrannus

Larks ( Alaudidae )
Horned Lark - Eremophila alpestris

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica
Purple Martin - Progne subis
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - Stelgidopteryx serripennis
Tree Swallow - Tachycineta bicolor

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
American Crow - Corvus brachyrhynchos
Blue Jay - Cyanocitta cristata

Chickadees and Titmice ( Paridae )
Black-capped Chickadee - Poecile atricapillus

Nuthatches ( Sittidae )
Red-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta canadensis
White-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta carolinensis

Treecreepers ( Certhiidae )
Brown Creeper - Certhia americana

Wrens ( Troglodytidae )
Sedge Wren - Cistothorus platensis
House Wren - Troglodytes aedon

Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers ( Sylviidae )
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea

Kinglets ( Regulidae )
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - Regulus calendula
Golden-crowned Kinglet - Regulus satrapa

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Veery - Catharus fuscescens
Hermit Thrush - Catharus guttatus
Swainson's Thrush - Catharus ustulatus
Wood Thrush - Hylocichla mustelina
Eastern Bluebird - Sialia sialis
American Robin - Turdus migratorius

Mockingbirds, Thrashers, and Allies ( Mimidae )
Gray Catbird - Dumetella carolinensis
Brown Thrasher - Toxostoma rufum

Waxwings ( Bombycillidae )
Cedar Waxwing - Bombycilla cedrorum

Starlings and Mynas ( Sturnidae )
European Starling - Sturnus vulgaris

Vireos ( Vireonidae )
Yellow-throated Vireo - Vireo flavifrons
Warbling Vireo - Vireo gilvus
Red-eyed Vireo - Vireo olivaceus

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Canada Warbler - Cardellina canadensis
Wilson's Warbler - Cardellina pusilla
Mourning Warbler - Geothlypis philadelphia
Common Yellowthroat - Geothlypis trichas
Yellow-breasted Chat - Icteria virens
Orange-crowned Warbler - Leiothlypis celata
Tennessee Warbler - Leiothlypis peregrina
Nashville Warbler - Leiothlypis ruficapilla
Black-and-white Warbler - Mniotilta varia
Connecticut Warbler - Oporornis agilis
Northern Waterthrush - Parkesia noveboracensis
Northern Parula - Setophaga americana
Yellow-rumped Warbler - Setophaga coronata
Magnolia Warbler - Setophaga magnolia
Palm Warbler - Setophaga palmarum
Chestnut-sided Warbler - Setophaga pensylvanica
Yellow Warbler - Setophaga petechia
Pine Warbler - Setophaga pinus
American Redstart - Setophaga ruticilla
Blackpoll Warbler - Setophaga striata
Cape May Warbler - Setophaga tigrina
Black-throated Green Warbler - Setophaga virens

Grosbeaks and Buntings ( Cardinalidae )
Northern Cardinal - Cardinalis cardinalis
Indigo Bunting - Passerina cyanea
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - Pheucticus ludovicianus

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Nelson's Sparrow - Ammospiza nelsoni
Lapland Longspur - Calcarius lapponicus
Henslow's Sparrow - Centronyx henslowii
Dark-eyed Junco - Junco hyemalis
Swamp Sparrow - Melospiza georgiana
Lincoln's Sparrow - Melospiza lincolnii
Song Sparrow - Melospiza melodia
Savannah Sparrow - Passerculus sandwichensis
Fox Sparrow - Passerella iliaca
Eastern Towhee - Pipilo erythrophthalmus
Chipping Sparrow - Spizella passerina
Field Sparrow - Spizella pusilla
American Tree Sparrow - Spizelloides arborea
White-throated Sparrow - Zonotrichia albicollis
White-crowned Sparrow - Zonotrichia leucophrys
Harris's Sparrow - Zonotrichia querula

American Blackbirds and Orioles ( Icteridae )
Red-winged Blackbird - Agelaius phoeniceus
Bobolink - Dolichonyx oryzivorus
Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula
Orchard Oriole - Icterus spurius
Brown-headed Cowbird - Molothrus ater
Common Grackle - Quiscalus quiscula
Eastern Meadowlark - Sturnella magna

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
House Finch - Haemorhous mexicanus
American Goldfinch - Spinus tristis

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
House Sparrow - Passer domesticus

Sites Included

Binnie Lakes Forest Preserve, Midwest United States
Burnidge Forest Preserve, Midwest United States
Crabtree Nature Center, Midwest United States
Elgin, Midwest United States
Elgin - Bluff Spring Fen, Midwest United States
Elizabethtown, Midwest United States
Fermilab, Midwest United States
Ferson Creek Fen, Midwest United States
Fox River - Dundee, Midwest United States
Galesburg, Midwest United States
Hawthorne Hill Nature Center, Midwest United States
Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve, Midwest United States
Miller Meadow Forest Preserve, Midwest United States
Montrose Point, Midwest United States
Nelson Lake Forest Preserve, Midwest United States
Pratt Wayne Woods, Midwest United States
Rutland Forest Preserve, Midwest United States
Spring Valley Nature Sanctuary, Midwest United States
Western Kane County - Walker Road, Midwest United States


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