Southern Illinois Birding Report - Fall 2020 - Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Snow Goose, Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Mallard, Rock Pigeon, Mourning Dove, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Common Nighthawk, Chimney Swift, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Black-necked Stilt, Killdeer, Least Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, Lesser Yellowlegs, Greater Yellowlegs, Ring-billed Gull, Least Tern, Caspian Tern, Anhinga, Double-crested Cormorant, Neotropic Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Little Blue Heron, Cattle Egret, Green Heron, White Ibis, Black Vulture, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Cooper's Hawk, Bald Eagle, Mississippi Kite, Red-shouldered Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Barred Owl, Belted Kingfisher, Red-headed Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, American Kestrel, Great Crested Flycatcher, Eastern Kingbird, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Acadian Flycatcher, Eastern Phoebe, White-eyed Vireo, Bell's Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Blue Jay, American Crow, Fish Crow, Horned Lark, Bank Swallow, Tree Swallow, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Purple Martin, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Carolina Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, House Wren, Sedge Wren, Carolina Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Eastern Bluebird, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Brown Thrasher, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, House Sparrow, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Chipping Sparrow, Field Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Eastern Towhee, Eastern Meadowlark, Baltimore Oriole, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, Yellow Warbler, Northern Cardinal, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Blue Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, Dickcissel. Updated: August 9, 2020.

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Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks - Grand Tower, Jackson County, July 12, 2020.

Neotropic Cormorant and Double-crested Cormorant - Tower Island Chute, Perry County, August 8, 2020. A second NECO was present at roost in the lower chute.

Neotropic Cormorant - Tower Island Chute, Perry County, August 8, 2020. Head and tail projection not quite as symmetrical as depicted in the popular field guides.

Anhinga - Tower Island Chute, Perry County, August 8, 2020. This is a buff-necked female-type, although too distant for the auto-focus. 

White Ibis - Kaskaskia Island, Randolph County, August 8, 2020.  Lots of action on the island Saturday morning with mowing crews, bicyclists, ultra-light aircraft and hundreds of egrets.

Red-eared Slider - Kaskaskia Island, Randolph County, August 8, 2020. No red on this specimen, but note the differences in pupil and jaw patterns with the False Map Turtle below.

False Map Turtle - Mississippi River Levee Road, Union County, June 24, 2020.

Cottonmouth - Oakwood Bottoms, Jackson County, June 22, 2020.

Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks - Horseshoe Lake State Park, Madison County, June 21, 2020. Still present as of July 6.

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck - Fish Hatchery Pond, Clinton County, May 7, 2020.

Rt. 149 at Rt. 3 - Jackson County, Illinois, June 30, 2020.

Illinois Year List for 2020 -
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Snow Goose, Ross's Goose, Greater White-fronted Goose, Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Trumpeter Swan, Tundra Swan, Wood Duck, Blue-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup, Long-tailed Duck, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Northern Bobwhite, Ring-necked Pheasant, Greater Prairie-Chicken, Wild Turkey, Pied-billed Grebe, Horned Grebe, Eared Grebe, Rock Pigeon, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Black-billed Cuckoo, Common Nighthawk, Chuck-will's-widow, Chimney Swift, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Virginia Rail, Sora, Common Gallinule, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Whooping Crane, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, American Golden-Plover, Killdeer, Semipalmated Plover, Hudsonian Godwit, Marbled Godwit, Ruddy Turnstone, Sanderling, Dunlin, Baird's Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, White-rumped Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Short-billed Dowitcher, Long-billed Dowitcher, American Woodcock, Wilson's Snipe, Spotted Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, Lesser Yellowlegs, Willet, Greater Yellowlegs, Wilson's Phalarope, Bonaparte's Gull, Laughing Gull, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Glaucous Gull, Least Tern, Caspian Tern, Black Tern, Common Tern, Forster's Tern, Common Loon, Anhinga, Double-crested Cormorant, Neotropic Cormorant, American White Pelican, American Bittern, Least Bittern, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Little Blue Heron, Cattle Egret, Green Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, White Ibis, Black Vulture, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Bald Eagle, Mississippi Kite, Red-shouldered Hawk, Broad-winged Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Eastern Screech-Owl, Great Horned Owl, Barred Owl, Belted Kingfisher, Red-headed Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Pileated Woodpecker, American Kestrel, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, Great Crested Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Acadian Flycatcher, Alder Flycatcher, Willow Flycatcher, Least Flycatcher, Eastern Phoebe, Loggerhead Shrike, Northern Shrike, White-eyed Vireo, Bell's Vireo, Yellow-throated Vireo, Blue-headed Vireo, Philadelphia Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Blue Jay, American Crow, Fish Crow, Horned Lark, Bank Swallow, Tree Swallow, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Purple Martin, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Carolina Chickadee, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, House Wren, Winter Wren, Sedge Wren, Marsh Wren, Carolina Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Eastern Bluebird, Veery, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Swainson's Thrush, Hermit Thrush, Wood Thrush, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Brown Thrasher, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, House Sparrow, Eurasian Tree Sparrow, American Pipit, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Lapland Longspur, Grasshopper Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, Field Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, American Tree Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Henslow's Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Eastern Towhee, Yellow-breasted Chat, Bobolink, Eastern Meadowlark, Orchard Oriole, Baltimore, Oriole, Red-winged Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Rusty Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Common Grackle, Ovenbird, Worm-eating Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush, Northern Waterthrush, Golden-winged Warbler, Blue-winged Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, Orange-crowned Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Connecticut Warbler, Mourning Warbler, Kentucky Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Hooded Warbler, American Redstart, Cape May Warbler, Cerulean Warbler, Northern Parula, Magnolia Warbler, Bay-breasted Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, Palm Warbler, Pine Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Prairie Warbler, Townsend's Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Canada Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Summer Tanager, Scarlet Tanager, Northern Cardinal, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Blue Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting
, Painted Bunting, Dickcissel. Updated: August 9, 2020.
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