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Necedah NWR, Midwest United States (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Necedah NWR, Midwest United States

Map of Necedah NWR, Midwest United States

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) Northern Leopard Frog (Rana pipiens) Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) North American Porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum) Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus)
Twelve-spotted Skimmer (Libellula pulchella)



Moving the Car

7/8/2012: My first stop was to visit a friend living near Necedeh National Wildlife Refuge. I had a list of birds that I wanted to photograph, and Necedeh has a few Whooping Cranes. My friend Bill was a great guide as we checked out a bunch of areas in the refuge looking for the cranes and other wildlife. Unfortunately the Whooping Cranes were nowhere to be found before I had to push on to the next destination. Birds 1, Scott 0.

Previous Visit (Elgin: 7/8/2012)
Next Visit (Route 53 Driveby: 7/8/2012)

Species Recorded (41)

Birds ( 37 )

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites ( Accipitridae )
Northern Harrier - Circus hudsonius

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias
Green Heron - Butorides virescens

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Canada Goose - Branta canadensis
Trumpeter Swan - Cygnus buccinator

New World Vultures ( Cathartidae )
Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Peregrine Falcon - Falco peregrinus
American Kestrel - Falco sparverius

Rails, Gallinules, and Allies ( Rallidae )
American Coot - Fulica americana

Cranes ( Gruidae )
Sandhill Crane - Antigone canadensis

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Ring-billed Gull - Larus delawarensis

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Mourning Dove - Zenaida macroura

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Archilochus colubris

Kingfishers ( Alcedinidae )
Belted Kingfisher - Megaceryle alcyon

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

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Willow Flycatcher - Empidonax traillii
Eastern Phoebe - Sayornis phoebe
Eastern Kingbird - Tyrannus tyrannus

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica
Tree Swallow - Tachycineta bicolor

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

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

Wrens ( Troglodytidae )
House Wren - Troglodytes aedon

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Eastern Bluebird - Sialia sialis
American Robin - Turdus migratorius

Vireos ( Vireonidae )
Red-eyed Vireo - Vireo olivaceus

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Common Yellowthroat - Geothlypis trichas

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Song Sparrow - Melospiza melodia

American Blackbirds and Orioles ( Icteridae )
Red-winged Blackbird - Agelaius phoeniceus
Bobolink - Dolichonyx oryzivorus
Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula


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