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Spring Valley Nature Sanctuary, Midwest United States (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Spring Valley Nature Sanctuary, Midwest United States

Map of Spring Valley Nature Sanctuary, Midwest United States

American Tree Sparrow (Spizelloides arborea) White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) - Female Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) - Slaty Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) - Male

A small natural area near O'hare Airport


Around The World in 66 Days

3/7/2013: The Bags

We stopped at the Spring Valley Nature center on the way to the airport in search of a White-winged Crossbill that had been photographed there. We walked through snow for about one mile in the reserve. It is funny how one week of snow and winter can erase two months of sun and warm weather.

The last leg of the trip was a flight from Chicago. We had traveled around the world in 66 days. And we waited at the baggage carousel in the San Francisco. And we waited some more. And so it is, the timing of the lost bags was perfect.

Previous Visit (Fermilab: 3/6/2013)

Species Recorded (15)

Birds ( 13 )

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Canada Goose - Branta canadensis

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Mourning Dove - Zenaida macroura

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Downy Woodpecker - Dryobates pubescens
Red-bellied Woodpecker - Melanerpes carolinus

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

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

Grosbeaks and Buntings ( Cardinalidae )
Northern Cardinal - Cardinalis cardinalis

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Dark-eyed Junco - Junco hyemalis
American Tree Sparrow - Spizelloides arborea
White-throated Sparrow - Zonotrichia albicollis

American Blackbirds and Orioles ( Icteridae )
Red-winged Blackbird - Agelaius phoeniceus

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
House Sparrow - Passer domesticus


North America
United States


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