Rare Bird Alert – 19-Dec-2017

Hoary Redpoll by Emil August

Hoary Redpoll by Emil August

Gyrfalcon: Lee (North) – Elizabeth Milne-Anschutz photographed a Gyrfalcon zipping by Sinnissippi Park in Sterling on December 19th.

Barnacle Goose: McLean (Central) – Todd Bugg reported a Barnacle Goose at the Towanda Borrow Pit on December 16th. Barnacle Goose is not officially on the state list.

Townsend’s Solitaire: North (Jo Daviess) – On December 16th, Steve Bailey reported multiple Townsend’s Solitaires at the Lost Mound Unit of the Upper Mississippi River NWFR in Jo Daviess County.

Hoary Redpoll: Cook (North) – Carl Giometti photographed a Hoary Redpoll at Park #566 in Chicago on December 2nd.

Black Vulture: Woodford (Central) – On November 29th, Matt Fraker reported a Black Vulture roosting near Congerville.

Hoary Redpoll: Cook (North) – Alan Stokie found a Hoary Redpoll at Chicago Botanic Gardens in Glencoe on November 22nd.

Bullock’s Oriole: Cook (North) – Sulli Gibson photographed a possible Bullock’s Oriole on November 22nd in Glencoe.

Glossy/White-faced Ibis: Calhoun (South) – On 17-Nov, John Biddick reported five immature Glossy/White-faced Ibis at Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge–Swan Lake.

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