Sorry about the previous post -- following is what should have appeared: -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! #################### You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding Network (Wisbirdn). To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn.