Chuck's Weekly Birding Report

January 12, 2021 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 by: Chuck Henrikson

Chuck Henrikson’s Birding Report From UW–Madison Arboretum

“Birding has been a bit slow this past week. The best place to find birds in the Arb is still at Spring Trail Pond (aka the Duck Pond). I went there today and saw a couple of my favorites, the Fox Sparrow and the White-throated Sparrow but I did not see our visitor from the west, the Spotted Towhee. If you like Mallards there are about 100 of them there and they do quack quite often and loudly too.” Read Chuck’s Weekly Birding Report #43.

Weekly Forecasts for Migrating Songbirds: February to May 2021

Dr. Aborn’s Weekly Weather Forecasts for Migrating Songbirds reports return soon 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

Get Ready for Spring Migration

Spring migration is just around the corner. Report your first observations of Orioles, Barn Swallows, Common Loons, and Red-Winged Blackbirds. Under the ‘Select Species or Event‘ dropdown menu, select ‘Oriole’, ‘Barn Swallow’, ‘Common Loon’ or ‘Red-Winged Blackbird’. If you are seeing other songbirds or species not listed, select ‘All Other Signs of Spring’ under the dropdown menu.