Sand Bluff Birder – December 2022

The Sand Bluff Bird Observatory hawk station gained a new bit of flash this fall. It now sports a radio mast and 3 antennas, making it one of the newest receiver stations in the Motus network. The Motus network is...

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Sand Bluff Birder – March 2022

Redpolls breed in the arctic tundra and boreal forests, so it is a real treat when an irruption year occurs, and the birdsseek a winter food source farther south. The last time I saw...

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Sand Bluff Birder – December 2021

    Mid-October: it’s predawn, silent and cool, at ColoredSands Forest Preserve as I begin to open the netsnear the Sugar River. There is no wind, so I hear... Dec 2021 Birder

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We visited a week ago. My daughter was fortunate enough to release a blue winged warbler after it was banded. She is still talking about it as well as other birds she sees. The work done at the observatory is life changing in a very positive way. Keep up the great work.
Carly S.

Sand Bluff Bird Observatiory is my favorite place to hike and go bird watching anytime of the year. I especially love the banding station where you can see volunteers band many different species of birds. Some are rarely seen in the wild. Like Owls and whippoorwills. Banding starts in March and continues through the summer and fall and ends sometime in November.
Marie P.

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