red-shouldered hawk
Spring Migration in Illinois, May 2013
30 Apr - 6 May 2013
by Henry Detwiler

A trip back to Illinois to visit my parents and do some spring birding in the Shawnee National Forest. The checklist below has the birds that I heard and saw during my time there.

Black Vulture
Vesper Sparrow
American Bittern
Snowy Egret
Yellow-crowned Night Heron
Mississippi Kite
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Pileated Woodpecker
Warbling Vireo
Horned Lark
Carolina Wren
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Cedar Waxwing
Prairie Warbler
Nashville Warbler
N. Waterthrush
White-throated Sparrow
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Eastern Meadowlark
Blue-winged Teal
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Pied-billed Grebe
American White Pelican
Double-crested Cormorant
Least Bittern
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Little Blue Heron
Green Heron
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Wild Turkey
American Coot
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Solitary Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Turkey Vulture
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Barred Owl
Chimney Swift
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Red-headed Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Acadian Flycatcher
Eastern Wood Pewee
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
White-eyed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird
Swainson's Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Yellow-throated Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
Yellow Warbler
Worm-eating Warbler
Pine Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Palm Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
American Redstart
Louisiana Waterthrush
Tennessee Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
N. Parula
Kentucky Warbler
Summer Tanager
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Blue Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
Northern Shoveler
Ring-billed Gull
Forster's Tern
Eurasian Collared Dove

Prothonotary warbler
Prothonotary Warbler, Southern Illinois, May 2013

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