Illinois Road Trip day #4
My total count from both visits are 42 species
Katie and I flew home on the 17th, but I would like another stab next spring at some of these sites. A place we did not get this year, but had success on last years visit was Starve Rock State Park at Utica, Illinois., and nearby Matthiessen State Park.
My 2009 List at Starve Rock State Park - (17) Canada Goose, American White Pelican (found on the Illinois River), Belted Kingfisher, Eastern Phoebe, White-eyed Vireo, Bank Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, House Wren, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Cedar Waxwing, Chipping Sparrow, Field Sparrow, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Red-winged Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Baltimore Oriole
My 2009 List at Matthiessen State Park - (11) Mallard, Red-tailed Hawk, Pileated Woodpecker, Alder Flycatcher, Least Flycatcher, Red-eyed Vireo, Tree Swallow, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Swainson's Thrush, Wood Thrush, American Robin, Northern Cardinal, Indigo Bunting
Trail through Illinois Canyon at Starved Rock were bank swallows were found on these cliffs.