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Elgin, Midwest United States (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Elgin, Midwest United States

Map of Elgin, Midwest United States

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio) - Scanned from Poloroid Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)

Suburban Area.


Moving the Car

7/8/2012: I took a one-way flight back to pick up the car. The weather was pretty brutally hot in Elgin, and the restaurant food was also pretty brutal. On Sunday, I woke up early in the morning to begin moving the car to San Francisco. I lived for 20 years in the house where I stayed, and I had never seen a nuthatch or a chickadee until this day.

Previous Visit (Nellsville Boardwalk: 6/3/2012)
Next Visit (Necedah NWR: 7/8/2012)

Species Recorded (37)

Birds ( 26 )

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis
Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Cranes ( Gruidae )
Sandhill Crane - Antigone canadensis

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Killdeer - Charadrius vociferus

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

Typical Owls ( Strigidae )
Eastern Screech-Owl - Megascops asio

Swifts ( Apodidae )
Chimney Swift - Chaetura pelagica

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

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

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

Nuthatches ( Sittidae )
White-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta carolinensis

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Swainson's Thrush - Catharus ustulatus
American Robin - Turdus migratorius

Waxwings ( Bombycillidae )
Cedar Waxwing - Bombycilla cedrorum

Starlings and Mynas ( Sturnidae )
European Starling - Sturnus vulgaris

Grosbeaks and Buntings ( Cardinalidae )
Northern Cardinal - Cardinalis cardinalis

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Dark-eyed Junco - Junco hyemalis
Field Sparrow - Spizella pusilla

American Blackbirds and Orioles ( Icteridae )
Common Grackle - Quiscalus quiscula

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

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
House Sparrow - Passer domesticus


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