Saw this guy today on Hilton Head Island, SC. Can anyone identify it? ... See MoreSee Less

Saw this guy today on Hilton Head Island, SC.   Can anyone identify it?

 

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Black-crowned night heron, it appears to be.

Nice! That's a Yellow-crowned Night Heron. www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Yellow-crowned_Night-Heron/id

Awesome!

Agree on the yellow-crowned night-heron id

Yellow-crowned Night Heron

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Join the Friends of the Sangamon Valley (FoSV) for Prairie Days at the Nipper Wildlife Sanctuary (NWS). Learn about FOSV membership, organization and/or the nature at Nipper.

Outdoor activities and events for the whole family. If you can volunteer call Vern 217-525-1410 (or message page).

Highlights (events throughout the afternoon) . . .
• Prairie Tours
• Bird Tours
• Wetland Tours
• Bird Banding Demonstration
• Bird Feeding Demonstration courtesy of Wild Birds Unlimited
All events are free. Check this event page as the day gets closer for more details. 1-4 Saturday June 9, 2018.

Nipper Wildlife Sanctuary is located 10 miles southwest of Springfield at 9560 Withers Road near Loami. From Springfield/Chatham take East Loami Road west to Lead Line Road. Turn South (left) on Lead Line Road to Withers Road. Turn west (right) on Withers Road. Go about 0.5 mile until you see the entrance sign. Parking lot on site.

NWS is a private, 120-acre prairie sanctuary established in 1995 for the protection of wildlife and to educate the public. See more on the FOSV blog fosvdotorg.wordpress.com/nipper-wildlife-sanctuary
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Join the Friends of the Sangamon Valley (FoSV) for Prairie Days at the Nipper Wildlife Sanctuary (NWS). Learn about FOSV membership, organization and/or the nature at Nipper.

Outdoor activities and events for the whole family. If you can volunteer call Vern 217-525-1410 (or message page). 

Highlights (events throughout the afternoon) . . .
• Prairie Tours
• Bird Tours
• Wetland Tours
• Bird Banding Demonstration
• Bird Feeding Demonstration courtesy of Wild Birds Unlimited
All events are free. Check this event page as the day gets closer for more details. 1-4 Saturday June 9, 2018.

Nipper Wildlife Sanctuary is located 10 miles southwest of Springfield at 9560 Withers Road near Loami. From Springfield/Chatham take East Loami Road west to Lead Line Road. Turn South (left) on Lead Line Road to Withers Road. Turn west (right) on Withers Road. Go about 0.5 mile until you see the entrance sign. Parking lot on site.

NWS is a private, 120-acre prairie sanctuary established in 1995 for the protection of wildlife and to educate the public. See more on the FOSV blog https://fosvdotorg.wordpress.com/nipper-wildlife-sanctuary

To all the wonderful volunteers that show up for the Thursday Stewardship, the time has been changed to 9am-11am in an effort to beat the heat. ... See MoreSee Less

To all the wonderful volunteers that show up for the Thursday Stewardship, the time has been changed to 9am-11am in an effort to beat the heat.

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Preparing to lay eggs in Washington Park

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Here is Charles, the male Great Horned Owl I study in Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri, eating a bird last night. He was being mobbed by several American Robins and took off making 2 sharp curving flights before I heard a strangled squeak and saw him flying with prey in his talons. The bird is most likely a robin and this is three videos stitched together. You can hear the continued robin warning calls as he eats the bird. Thank you and enjoy!

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

Adams Wildlife Workdays
Thursdays ~ 9am to 11am

Hosted by Friends of the Sangamon Valley

Work gloves and boots recommended, all other equipment provided.
544.2473 ~ Adams Wildlife Sanctuary

Save the Dates

~ Owl Prowl ~

Friday ~ October 26th ~ 6:30

 Raptor Focus Series  ~ 3rd Thursday Program  

February 21st & March 21st 

 

Prairie State Conservation Coalition (PSCC) is a non-profit organization created to assist conservation land trusts, land owners, and communities in their efforts to protect land and water resources in Illinois. This Hike App was created with the support of PSCC, the Donnelley Foundation, and the Grand Victoria Foundation to further enhance public awareness and foster community interactions with Illinois natural areas and open lands. With this App, land trust organizations in Illinois now have an outlet to provide interactive tours of their project sites. These tours are guided by GPS and conveniently available on your mobile devices. The Hike App leads you through an interpretive hike in a natural area of your choosing. Limited hikes are currently available; more hikes are coming soon. This app features the history of Adams Wildlife Sanctuary, as well as, detailed maps of the property.