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Tuesday Morning Tour of Dahlem Center

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 12:00 PM | Steve Jerant (Administrator)

Seven JAS members visited the Dahlem Center Tuesday for some late fall/early winter birdwatching.  It started a bit cold but the sun broke through after an hour or so and helped with lighting up the forest.  Dahlem provided us with a good mix of habitats, including grassland, conifer & hardwood forests and wetland. 

In the northern section there is a good population of Eastern Wahoo, a species of native burningbush (Euonymus atropurpureus).  

American Tree Sparrow were there along with lots of nuthatches.  The prairie opened up for us to see a pair of Red Tail Hawks soaring.  Moving the reflection pool boardwalk, what is that, an early snowy owl?....

...nevermind, one of the kids must have made this snowman.

Our next tour will be Haehnle Sanctuary on December 07. 

Species list:

2 Sandhill Crane

3 Red-tailed Hawk

3 Red-bellied Woodpecker

6 Downy Woodpecker

1 Hairy Woodpecker

1 Pileated Woodpecker

2 Blue Jay

8 American Crow

7 Black-capped Chickadee

3 Tufted Titmouse

3 Golden-crowned Kinglet 

10 White-breasted Nuthatch

1 Carolina Wren

8 Eastern Bluebird

5 Cedar Waxwing

1 House Sparrow

7 American Goldfinch

3 American Tree Sparrow

1 Northern Cardinal

Number of Taxa: 19

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