Chuck's Weekly Birding Report

February 16, 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 and Fox Sparrow at UW–Madison Arboretum. Photo by: Chuck Henrikson

Chuck Henrikson’s Birding Report From UW–Madison Arboretum

“Other birds that I love to watch around the pond are 10-15 Northern Cardinals, 3-5 White-throated Sparrows, 3-4 Fox Sparrows and one Spotted Towhee (a west of the Rockies bird way out of its normal territory)… . Of course there are many House Sparrows, Dark-eyed Juncos, Black-capped Chickadees, Blue Jays, and woodpeckers. If you want to see a concentrated number of birds that’s the place to go birding.” Read Chuck’s Weekly Birding Report #48.

Weekly Forecasts for Migrating Songbirds: February to May 2021

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