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Wooded Island Bird Walk

  • Wooded Island, Jackson Park MSI South Parking Chicago, IL, 60637 United States (map)

Hello everyone,

The highlight of the walk was the discovery that our pair of white-breasted nuthatches have successfully nested in the park!  We found, to everyone's delight, 2 chicks in the nest hole in their tree on the east side of the north lagoon. We all look forward to watching the kids grow up.


  • Jamie, visiting from South Carolina

  • Linda and Ted, visiting from Glenview

  • Catherine, who unfortunately for us will be moving to D.C after her graduation next week. Congrats on your graduation Catherine, and we look forward to seeing you when you come back to Chicago for a visit

  • Raman, who came back to Chicago for a weekend visit

  • David and Naomi

  • Jose

  • Marian

  • Eric

  • Karin

  • Doug, with our favorite golden retriever, Copper

  • Jennie

Weather:  Sunny, turning to cloudy as the morning wore on.  Temps in the low 60s

Time:  8:00am to 10:00am

Eric kindly shared his e-bird list for this report.

Jackson Park, Chicago--Wooded Island/Bobolink Meadow area

Jun 8, 2019

8:06 AM


1.50 miles

128 Minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.9.0 Build 9

14 Canada Goose

4 Wood Duck

4 Mallard

8 Chimney Swift

11 Ring-billed Gull
1 Herring Gull

1 gull sp.

1 Caspian Tern

3 Double-crested Cormorant

4 Great Blue Heron

5 Black-crowned Night-Heron -- 4 adults 1 Juvenile 

1 Eastern Wood-Pewee

1 Willow Flycatcher

1 Eastern Phoebe

1 Great Crested Flycatcher

2 Eastern Kingbird

10 Warbling Vireo

1 Red-eyed Vireo

1 American Crow

25 Purple Martin

7 Barn Swallow

13 Cliff Swallow

1 swallow sp. -- Maybe Tree Swallow

4 White-breasted Nuthatch -- 2 adults 2 nestlings 

3 House Wren

1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

1 Eastern Bluebird

5 American Robin

2 Gray Catbird

47 European Starling

5 Cedar Waxwing

3 American Goldfinch

2 Chipping Sparrow -- Heard

3 Song Sparrow

1 Orchard Oriole -- Young male

9 Baltimore Oriole

7 Red-winged Blackbird

2 Brown-headed Cowbird

3 Common Yellowthroat

11 Yellow Warbler

5 Northern Cardinal

3 Indigo Bunting

2 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 43

Good birding everyone!


Earlier Event: June 1
Camp Pine Woods Stewardship Workday
Later Event: June 8
Backyard Birds