Category: 2012-2013 events

Banding Purple Martins Part II


by Elizabeth Tenhoeve, 5 Aug 2013. Quite a crowd turned out for what is becoming an annual event. At Myrtle Rocks we have one of the northernmost colonies of Purple Martins, birds of the swallow family who nest in the boxes attached to offshore pilings.   We watched the nestlings as they were removed from the nest, banded, … Continue reading Banding Purple Martins Part II

First Christmas Bird Count for Kids

Thank heaven's the spotting scope was waterproof - D. Bedry

by Janet Southcott, 1 Dec 2012. This is the first year our Young Naturalists have participated in a nationwide bird count. We were thwarted by the weather, high winds, rain, not ideal conditions for bird watching.  But a few brave souls came out to help. We worked with experienced birders and walked through Millennium Park.  Everyone … Continue reading First Christmas Bird Count for Kids