Southern Illinois Birding Report - Summer 2020 - Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Snow Goose, Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Wood Duck, Mallard, Hooded Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Northern Bobwhite, Wild Turkey, Rock Pigeon, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Black-billed Cuckoo, Common Nighthawk, Chuck-will's-widow, Chimney Swift, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Common Gallinule, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Semipalmated Plover, Least Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Lesser Yellowlegs, Greater Yellowlegs, Ring-billed Gull, Least Tern, Caspian Tern, Forster's Tern, Neotropic Cormorant, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Little Blue Heron, Cattle Egret, Green Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Black Vulture, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Northern Harrier, Cooper's Hawk, Bald Eagle, Mississippi Kite, Red-shouldered Hawk, Broad-winged Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Great Horned Owl, Barred Owl, Belted Kingfisher, Red-headed Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Pileated Woodpecker, American Kestrel, Great Crested Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Acadian Flycatcher, Willow Flycatcher, Eastern Phoebe, White-eyed Vireo, Bell's Vireo, Yellow-throated 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, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, House Wren, Carolina Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Eastern Bluebird, Wood Thrush, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Brown Thrasher, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, House Sparrow, Eurasian Tree Sparrow, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Grasshopper Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, Field Sparrow, Henslow's Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Eastern Towhee, Yellow-breasted Chat, Eastern Meadowlark, Orchard Oriole, Baltimore, Oriole, Red-winged Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Common Grackle, Worm-eating Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush, Prothonotary Warbler, Kentucky Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Hooded Warbler, American Redstart, Cerulean Warbler, Northern Parula, Yellow Warbler, Pine Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Prairie Warbler, Summer Tanager, Scarlet Tanager, Northern Cardinal, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Blue Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, Painted Bunting, Dickcissel. Updated: July 8, 2020.

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Rt. 149 at Rt. 3 - Jackson County, Illinois, June 30, 2020.  If you frequent Murphysboro or Lake Kinkaid, you've seen this sign.

Black Vulture - McNair Campground, Clinton County, June 30, 2020. Increasingly more common around the lake the past few years.

Black Vulture - McNair Campground, Clinton County, June 30, 2020. The other vulture in that same tree.

Great Egret - Galilee Road, Union County, June 24, 2020.  These birds are roosting in large numbers and perhaps breeding on the island just south of Grand Tower.

Snowy Egret - Galilee Road, Union County, June 24, 2020.

Snowy Egret - Galilee Road, Union County, June 24, 2020.

Snowy Egret - Galilee Road, Union County, June 24, 2020.

Little Blue Heron - Galilee Road, Union County, June 24, 2020.

Belted Kingfisher - Galilee Road, Union County, June 24, 2020.

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

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

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

Cerulean Warbler - Pomona Natural Bridge, Jackson County, June 24, 2020.

Painted Bunting - Front Street, East St. Louis, St. Clair County, June 21, 2020. 
This population has persisted along the riverfront in East St. Louis since at least the summer of 2000. The initial discovery was on July 29, 2000.

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.

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, 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, Neotropic Cormorant, Double-crested 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, 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: July 8, 2020.
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