If you’re on the Riverbank Neighbors email list, for the past couple of weeks you’ve been getting a daily list of birds from Sigrid Schmidt. She’s been documenting migratory birds she sees along the Chicago River in the Center Square area.
“I have been birding a long time, but pretty intensively during migration seasons for a few years,” Schmidt tells us.
Yesterday was, “a colorful day along the river,” as she saw 42 difference species of birds in one day. Here’s her list from Monday (and a link to the Audubon Field Guide):
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)