[wisb] RBA Madison, WI 03 Sep 09

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-RBA



* Wisconsin

* Madison

* 02 September 2009

* WIMA0909.03



Number:        608-255-2476

Reports:        608-255-2476

Compiler:      Madison Audubon

Coverage:      south-central Wisconsin

Transcriber:   Chuck Heikkinen (deliachuck@xxxxxxxxx)



BIRDS MENTIONED-



Common Nighthawk

Tennessee Warbler

Blue-winged Warbler

Yellow-throated Vireo

Cuckoo (species)

Magnolia Warbler

American Redstart

Canada Warbler

Northern Waterthrush

Indigo Bunting

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Cooper?s Hawk

Swainson?s Thrush

NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD

Pectoral Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Semipalmated Plover

YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Baird?s Sandpiper

Stilt Sandpiper

Short-billed Dowitcher

RED-NECKED PHALAROPE

American White Pelican

Yellow-headed Blackbird

SNOWY EGRET

Great Egret

Great Blue Heron

Pileated Woodpecker

TRUMPETER SWAN

Peregrine Falcon

Ring-billed Gull

FRANKLIN?S GULL



LOCATIONS MENTIONED-



Middleton

Olin Park

Nakoma Duck Pond and Honeeum

Picnic Point

Lalor Road, Dane County

Wangsness Road ponds, Columbia County

Harvey Road and County DM ponds, Columbia County

Goose Pond

Harvey Road, east of Hwy 51

Schoeneberg Marsh

Fort Atkinson

Devil?s Lake State Park

Horicon Marsh





This is the birding hotline report of the Madison Audubon Society for
Thursday, September 3rd.


An enormous migration of COMMON NIGHTHAWKS has been passing through our
area; a flock of about 215, for example, was spotted over Middleton a week
ago. Warblers and vireos are also migrating through.  On last Monday, many
TENNESSEE WARBLERS of every variation were spotted at Olin Park.  BLUE-WINGED
WARBLERS, YELLOW-THROATED VIREOS, and CUCKOOS were spotted at the Nakoma
Duck Pond and the Honeeum area of the UW-Arboretum in Madison.  At Picnic
Point, mainly in the marsh area, were seen MAGNOLIA WARBLER, AMERICAN
REDSTART, CANADA WARBLER, and NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH.  Also present were
INDIGO BUNTING and ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK. COOPER?S HAWKS and buteos are
starting to move south, and SWAINSON?S THRUSHES were flying overhead at
night last Sunday. Last Saturday, a caller reported finding a NORTHERN
MOCKINGBIRD on Lalor Road off County B at the first curve, south of
Madison. Just
north of Dane County in Columbia County, the Harvey Road areas was showing a
good number of migrating shorebirds.  On Wangsness Road, heading east from
Harvey Road, spotters found PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, LEAST SANDPIPERS,
SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS, and SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS.  East of Highway 51 on
Harvey Road were 1-2 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS, and another was present on
the west side of Harvey Road just off Highway 60.  At the Harvey Road and
County DM ponds (on Harvey between DM and Wangsness) were found BAIRD?S
SANDPIPER, STILT SANDPIPER, SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER, and RED-NECKED
PHALAROPE.  North of Highway 60 on Harvey Road were about 80 AMERICAN
WHITE-PELICANS at Schoeneberg Marsh.  Wangsness Road was also host to
PEREGRINE
FALCON, and there were large number of RING-BILLED GULLS on Harvey Road with
a single FRANKLIN?S GULL among them. Goose Pond this past weekend played
host to an immature YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON.  It apparently stayed for
1-2 days in the area, and has not been reported since.  YELLOW-HEADED
BLACKBIRDS were also seen at Goose Pond.  If you go, also check the ponds
off KAMPEN ROAD for shorebirds, both east and west of Goose Pond Road. A
SNOWY EGRET was reported wetlands at Fort Atkinson, in addition to GREAT
EGRETS and GREAT BLUE HERONS.  The area was on the far south end of the
wetlands on the east side of Highway 26, about 1.2 miles south of Highway
12. Now is a good time to check for PILEATED WOODPECKER at Devil?s Lake SP?s
group camp. At Horicon Marsh on Wednesday there was lots of water (thus
reduced shorebird habitat), but there still remained 150 plus GREAT EGRETS
and a family of TUMPETER SWANS.
*************************************** Tuesday,
Sept 15th will see the first fall program of the Madison Audubon Society, on
the outlook for Black Terns.  The meeting will be at the Capital Lakes
Retirement Community at 333 W Main St in Madison.  Please consult
madisonaudubon.org for further details.   Good Birding!

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