Chuck's Weekly Birding Report

January 19, 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.

Female Mallard at UW–Madison Arboretum. Photo by: Chuck Henrikson

Chuck Henrikson’s Birding Report From UW–Madison Arboretum

“Over at Spring Trail Pond (aka The Duck Pond) the 100 or so Mallards were quacking and chasing each other. I took a photo of the female (hen) and the male (drake) and spent some time looking at their plumage. They are so common sometimes we forget to take a moment to really study the feathers.” Read Chuck’s Weekly Birding Report #44.

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.