Chuck's Weekly Birding Report

September 16, 2020 by Team Journey North

What species is Chuck observing? Find out in his latest birding report from Journey North's home base, the UW-Madison Arboretum.

Swainson’s Thrush at UW–Madison Arboretum. Photo: Chuck Henrikson

Chuck Henrikson’s Birding Report From UW–Madison Arboretum

“The rain and warming weather had produced a huge hatch of insects. I don’t know what kind they were but the birds loved them. There were over 50 Chimney Swifts (I normally only see a handful flying over the Arb) and large numbers of Barn and Tree Swallows too. They were flying through the swarms and having a feast. I’m sure they all took naps that afternoon. It was an amazing sight. The bluebirds were picking the insects off the branches of a snag. Today was the best day of the past week.” Read Chuck’s Weekly Birding Report #26.

Weekly Forecasts for Migrating Songbirds: February to May 2021

Dr. Aborn’s Weekly Weather Forecasts for Migrating Songbirds reports will return in February 2021. Learn how to read a weather map from a songbird’s point of view and discover how to use the maps to predict when you will see songbirds: Map Primer: How to Read a Weather Map from a Songbird’s Point of View