Rare Bird Alert – 10-Jul-2017

White Ibis by Whitney Gregge

White Ibis by Whitney Gregge

Anhinga: Jackson (South) – On 10-Jul-2017, while looking unsuccessfully for the White Ibis, Craig Taylor photographed an Anhinga flying over Highway 3 in Jackson County. This bird has been in the area since the spring.

White Ibis: Jackson (South) – On 9-Jul-2017, Don Mullison discovered an immature White Ibis along Highway 3 south of Grand Tower.

Neotropic Cormorant: Kane (North) – Continuing a strong showing for this species this summer, Steve Bayer photographed a Neotropic Cormorant just above North Aurora Dam in Kane County on 9-Jul-2017.

White-winged Dove: Kane (North) – Also on 9-Jul-2017, Jay Sturner photographed a White-winged Dove at Dunteman Turf Farms in Kaneville, Kane County.

Wood Stork: Jefferson (South) – On 6-Jul-2017, Bob Gulledge reported a Wood Stork at Rend Lake near the Nason Observation Tower in Jefferson County.

Neotropic Cormorant: DuPage (North) – Add DuPage to the list of counties reporting Neotropic Cormorant this year. One was photographed at Fulmer Pond on 3-July-2017.

Tricolored Heron: Lake (North) – On 20-Jun-2017, a Tricolored Heron was photographed at the mouth of the Dead River at Illinois Beach State Park, South Unit.

White-winged Dove: Cook (North) – White-winged Dove made a brief appearance at a feeder in Cook County on 19-Jun-2017.

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