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Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)

Observer

brdnrdr

Date

May 14, 2022 02:20 AM EDT

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Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica)

Observer

brdnrdr

Date

May 14, 2022 01:14 PM EDT

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Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)

Observer

brdnrdr

Date

May 15, 2022 03:19 AM EDT

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Painted Redstart (Myioborus pictus)

Observer

owenbirder13

Date

August 21, 2022 01:14 PM CDT

Description

ACTUALLY NO FREAKING WAY!!!!!! We were at Montrose when we got the alert and literally sprinted to our cars to drive up here. Found by Jeff Bilsky of course, FIRST STATE RECORD!!!! Absolutely insane bird. Seen with the Tolzmanns (@brdnrdr @hazelgrouse4) Isoo O'Brien (@ieobrien) and Henry Meade (@hmeade_birds) as well as like half of the Illinois birding community LOL

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Black Storm-Petrel (Hydrobates melania)

Observer

david_mlr

Date

July 18, 2022 02:34 PM PDT

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Marsh Hedge Nettle (Stachys hispida)

Observer

hmeade_birds

Date

July 16, 2022 10:57 AM CDT

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Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta)

Observer

owenbirder13

Date

July 14, 2022 10:01 AM CDT

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Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)

Observer

matthewt6416

Date

December 20, 2020 09:38 AM CST

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Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis)

Observer

matthewt6416

Date

August 14, 2021 08:36 AM CDT

Description

I guess this is a nest site tree

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Blanchard's Cricket Frog (Acris blanchardi)

Observer

maureenclare

Date

October 2020

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Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana)

Observer

kyle_morales

Date

July 15, 2022

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Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)

Observer

eric-schmitty

Date

June 30, 2022 04:01 PM CDT

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Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Observer

vogelbild

Date

October 31, 2021 09:30 AM UTC

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Redwing (Turdus iliacus)

Observer

quinnial

Date

January 31, 2021 11:47 AM EST

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Small-billed Elaenia (Elaenia parvirostris)

Observer

hmeade_birds

Date

November 27, 2021 02:57 PM CST

Description

Crazy vagrant.

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Elegant Trogon (Trogon elegans)

Observer

bzimmerbirds

Date

July 13, 2022 11:32 AM MST

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Cory's Shearwater (Calonectris diomedea)

Observer

jseo

Date

July 8, 2022 07:36 PM EDT

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Carolina Pygmy Rattlesnake (Sistrurus miliarius ssp. miliarius)

Observer

evan216

Date

June 2022

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Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)

Observer

hmeade_birds

Date

November 22, 2021 12:13 PM CST

Description

Crazy DuPage bird found by me! Everyone (including myself) was scanning the horizon line for distant raptors. But then I set my bins down to take a quick break. I look up, and there’s an eagle trying to gain altitude right in front of us, by the twin towers. I don’t say anything and just put my bins up to look at the bird, assuming it’s just another BAEA. Then as it circled around again I notice something I hadn’t seen before. This bird had a white band on the tail, and white windows on the wings. I knew what I had seen, and from there it was crazy. I told Jeff that I had an interesting eagle, and he replied with “does it have white windows”? Yes. He looks up, sees the bird and then yells that there’s a Golden Eagle over the twins. From there it was a bunch of shutters firing and excited chatter.
The bird proceeded to fly DIRECTLY over us, and then over Whalon Lake and deep into Will County.
It was a crazy experience and definitely one I’ll remember for a long time.

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Harris's Sparrow (Zonotrichia querula)

Observer

hazelgrouse4

Date

October 5, 2020 04:53 PM HST

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Kirtland's Snake (Clonophis kirtlandii)

Observer

hazelgrouse4

Date

June 2021

Place

Private

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Bonaparte's Gull (Chroicocephalus philadelphia)

Observer

naturalist_glenn

Date

April 20, 2018 04:48 PM CDT

Description

Four adults in breeding plumage. Not much fishing going on however, this is a safe and large enough body of water to overnight at.

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Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta)

Observer

naturalist_glenn

Date

March 17, 2019 12:45 PM UTC

Description

Yellow malar extending from lower mandible. Flank spotting of fine arrowheads on all white, extending from the shoulder down. Feint post-ocular eye marking.

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Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)

Observer

naturalist_glenn

Date

January 4, 2019 07:27 AM UTC

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What

White Prairie Clover (Dalea candida)

Observer

naturalist_glenn

Date

July 2, 2022 10:35 AM CDT

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Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)

Observer

mikejochheim

Date

May 2, 2018 03:36 PM UTC

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Long-eared Owl (Asio otus)

Observer

hmeade_birds

Date

January 2022

Description

Sensitive roost site. Exact location will not be provided in case these birds decide to return this winter. Birds were viewed ethically, no baiting, calling or any of that crap. Photos were taken from a respectful distance with a telephoto lens, and cropped. The birds eyes were open because a different photographer got wayyyy too close.
With @owenbirder13
Pretty awesome experience

Other Animals

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Animals (Kingdom Animalia)

Observer

eden638

Date

July 7, 2022 08:01 AM CDT

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Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla)

Observer

tiredtoto

Date

July 11, 2022 05:39 PM AKDT

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Sanderling (Calidris alba)

Observer

owenbirder13

Date

May 18, 2022 05:26 PM CDT

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Garden Lupin (Lupinus polyphyllus)

Observer

hmeade_birds

Date

May 15, 2022 09:51 AM CDT

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Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)

Observer

hmeade_birds

Date

June 2, 2022 01:49 PM CDT

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Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)

Observer

hmeade_birds

Date

January 14, 2022 01:14 PM CST

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Elegant Grass-Veneer (Microcrambus elegans)

Observer

threelark

Date

July 2020

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Pacific Diver (Gavia pacifica)

Observer

zeledonia

Date

June 17, 2022 01:46 PM AKDT

Tags

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Hammond's Flycatcher (Empidonax hammondii)

Observer

krechols13

Date

July 3, 2022 11:57 AM MDT

Description

Not really expecting to get a species ID on this guy.

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Skuas and Jaegers (Genus Stercorarius)

Observer

brdnrdr

Date

September 22, 2021 03:23 PM CDT

Description

A mile away and might as well have been flying 100 miles per hour haha

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What

Caribbean Sharpnose Puffer (Canthigaster rostrata)

Observer

dededoo

Date

July 5, 2022 10:43 AM EDT

Description

Washed up on shore, maybe a northern puffer. Seek had issues identifying it

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Squirrel Treefrog (Hyla squirella)

Observer

gabby_hovis

Date

July 8, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

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Spring Ladies' Tresses (Spiranthes vernalis)

Observer

cypselurus

Date

July 2022

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Portuguese Man O' War (Physalia physalis)

Observer

lanius_borealis

Date

July 9, 2022 10:08 AM EDT

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American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)

Observer

hmeade_birds

Date

February 12, 2022 08:20 AM CST

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Social Flycatcher (Myiozetetes similis)

Observer

brdnrdr

Date

January 30, 2022 12:50 PM CST

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Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla)

Observer

brdnrdr

Date

January 30, 2022 02:38 PM CST

Description

Kinda hard to see below the tire, but I thought this was a bit too funny of a pic not to share.

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Curve-billed Thrasher (Toxostoma curvirostre)

Observer

brdnrdr

Date

January 29, 2022 10:45 AM CST

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Upland Sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda)

Observer

brdnrdr

Date

May 7, 2022 07:42 AM CDT

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Yellow Rail (Coturnicops noveboracensis)

Observer

brdnrdr

Date

May 2022

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Double-crested Cormorant (Nannopterum auritum)

Observer

brdnrdr

Date

May 14, 2022 06:50 AM EDT

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Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta)

Observer

owenbirder13

Date

March 31, 2022 03:56 PM CDT

Description

Tough bird, never did come to a conclusion.

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Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus)

Observer

owenbirder13

Date

July 3, 2022 11:22 AM CDT

Description

Year bird #244!

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Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)

Observer

hmeade_birds

Date

February 10, 2022 09:36 AM CST

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Bat Falcon (Falco rufigularis)

Observer

hmeade_birds

Date

February 10, 2022 12:23 AM CST

Description

This bird and the whole experience was so special for so many reasons.
Probably my number one bird experience ever.
As I write this 5 months after our encounter with THE Bat Falcon, I still cannot believe how lucky we got, and every time I think about this bird I get goosebumps: it’s not everyday that a first U.S record stares you right in the face.
Thursday February 10th, 2022 along the shore of Cattail Lakes inside Santa Ana NWR.

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Bronzed Cowbird (Molothrus aeneus)

Observer

hmeade_birds

Date

February 10, 2022 02:38 PM CST

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Buff-bellied Hummingbird (Amazilia yucatanensis)

Observer

hmeade_birds

Date

February 10, 2022 04:57 PM CST

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Common Pauraque (Nyctidromus albicollis)

Observer

hmeade_birds

Date

February 11, 2022 01:21 PM CST

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Tri-coloured Heron (Egretta tricolor)

Observer

hmeade_birds

Date

February 12, 2022 09:18 AM CST

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Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)

Observer

hmeade_birds

Date

March 30, 2022 10:26 AM EDT

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Toothy Skinks (Genus Plestiodon)

Observer

hmeade_birds

Date

March 31, 2022 01:26 PM EDT

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Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus)

Observer

hazelgrouse4

Date

June 22, 2022 08:42 PM CDT

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What

Krider's Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis ssp. kriderii)

Observer

hmeade_birds

Date

February 27, 2022 09:33 AM CST

Description

https://ebird.org/checklist/S103834597

eBird checklist attached with more details and notes on the observation - which obviously is very notable and rare for DuPage County.

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Great Balsams Mountain Dusky Salamander (Desmognathus balsameus)

Observer

brdnrdr

Date

July 2022

Description

99% sure this isn’t an Ocoee. I believe there’s one record of Orestes from this spot but I’m not too sure

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Setophaga Warblers (Genus Setophaga)

Date

May 2022

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Perching Birds (Order Passeriformes)

Date

March 2022

Description

Small bird flying quickly overhead.

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Common Checkered-Skipper (Burnsius communis)

Observer

hmeade_birds

Date

June 26, 2022 09:45 AM CDT

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Great Plains Ladies' Tresses (Spiranthes magnicamporum)

Observer

brdnrdr

Date

September 19, 2021 06:36 AM CDT

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Cacomantis Cuckoos (Genus Cacomantis)

Observer

shabeli

Date

July 1, 2022 12:49 PM PST

Description

Found it on the ground

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Blue Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus cyanogenys)

Observer

ryanvrodriguez

Date

April 2022

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Eastern Foxsnake (Pantherophis vulpinus)

Observer

patrick43

Date

September 30, 2021 09:00 AM CDT

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Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)

Observer

jsimeo001

Date

November 9, 2020 12:26 PM CST

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Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis)

Observer

airgjearth

Date

June 18, 2022 01:16 PM CDT

Description

Rarity, not many seen in DuPage Co. Found yesterday by another birder, was able to re-find today at P-7 tree farm area. It was exhibiting typical flycatcher behavior flying out from perch and back again.

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Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis)

Observer

lwbadger

Date

February 2022

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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North American Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis ssp. pardalis)

Observer

spat

Date

November 2010

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

A young Ocelot visiting water feature at Visitor Center headquarters. Tragically, the Ocelot was ill and found dead a few days later.

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Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus)

Observer

hmeade_birds

Date

June 15, 2022 06:31 PM CDT

Description

Calling repeatedly.