Chuck's Weekly Birding Report

September 30, 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.

White-throated Sparrow at UW–Madison Arboretum. Photo: Chuck Henrikson

Chuck Henrikson’s Birding Report From UW–Madison Arboretum

“What are the birds eating these days? There are still a few gray dogwood berries left but very few. Some new berries have ripened on Virginia Creeper, the Black Tupelos and the Junipers. Virginia Creeper is a vine that can climb to the top of tall trees. In the fall the leaves of the Virginia Creeper turn red so a tree can have a trunk that is all red and have its own leaves a totally different color … In one vine I saw American Robins, Gray Catbirds, Swainson’s Thrushes, Red-bellied Woodpeckers and Scarlet Tanagers feasting on the berries.” Read Chuck’s Weekly Birding Report #28.

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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