Date: January 20, 2011
Species Mentioned (Caps denote a review list species):
- Black-legged Kittiwake
- BOHEMIAN WAXWING
- Varied Thrush
This is the Illinois Rare Bird Report for January 20, 2011.
Compiler: Sulli Gibson.
Questions or comments? Contact Sulli Gibson.
NOTE: Species in all capital letters are review list species. Details of these sightings are desired by the Illinois Ornithological Records Committee. Careful observation, not ornithological expertise, is the only qualification for submitting data. For details and pointers see the Illinois Ornithological Records Committee page on this Web site. Species requiring documentation can be found on the review list on the Illinois Ornithological Records Committee page. For status information about Illinois birds, see the Birds of Illinois page on this Web site.
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Black-legged Kittiwake: Cook Co (North) - 1 first year bird was found on the water at Calumet Park near the Coast Guard Station on 1/15/11 (Randy). It has not been seen since.
BOHEMIAN WAXWING: Cook Co (North) - 1 was spotted in a flock of 150+ Cedar Waxwings on Evening Island at the Chicago Botanic Gardens on 1/15/11 (Al Stokie). It was seen for 5 minutes at 8:15am but then flew off to the northeast.
Varied Thrush: DeKalb Co (North) - One was found in and around a DeKalb backyard since 1/13/11 (unknown observer). It was last spotted on 1/15/11.
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