Wisconsin Bird-a-thon Update: Team Peninsula


A team of five joined Peninsula Naturalist Kathleen Harris to log sixty-three species on May 19 for the first-ever Wisconsin Birdathon. A red-headed woodpecker and American woodcock, both species of special concern, were sighted. In addition, a great white egret flew overhead as the group surveyed Weborg Point. A pair of kingbirds, once common but apparently declining, also made an appearance. They had not been seen in Peninsula in several years. The complete species list follows.

Donations will be accepted through June 30. Supporters can donate per species (for example, 10 cents per species) or give a lump sum (for example, $25).

Per Bird-a-thon guidelines, donations will be divided equally with between the Wisconsin Natural Resource Foundation and the Peninsula State Park Nature Center. Peninsula donations will be used for taxidermy, specifically, a scarlet tanager.

Contact Kathleen Harris at 920-868-3258 or kathleen.harris@wisconsin.gov if you would like to make a donation.

Species List (63 total)

      • Double-crested Comorant
      • White Pelican
      • Mallard
      • Common Merganser
      • Bald Eagle
      • Wild Turkey
      • Sora Rail
      • Killdeer
      • American Woodcock
      • Herring Gull
      • Ring-billed Gull
      • Caspian Tern
      • Mourning Dove
      • Barred Owl
      • Ruby-throated Hummingbird
      • Red-headed Woodpecker
      • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
      • Hairy Woodpecker
      • Northern Flicker
      • Pileated Woodpecker
      • Eastern Wood Peewee
      • Great Crested Flycatcher
      • Eastern Kingbird
      • Least Flycatcher
      • Rough-winged Swallow
      • Barn Swallow
      • Cliff Swallow
      • Blue Jay
      • American Crow
      • Raven
      • Black-capped Chickadee
      • House Wren
      • Winter Wren
      • Gray Catbird
      • Eastern Bluebird
      • Hermit Thrush
      • American Robin
      • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
      • Cedar Waxwing
      • Red-eyed Vireo
      • Warbling Vireo
      • American Redstart
      • Black and White Warbler
      • Black-throated Green Warbler
      • Blackpoll
      • Common Yellowthroat
      • Magnolia
      • Overnbird
      • Pine
      • Tennessee
      • Cape May
      • Yellow-rumped
      • Red-winged Blackbird
      • Common Grackle
      • Brown-headed Cowbird
      • Oriole
      • Cardinal
      • Goldfinch
      • Rose-breasted Grosbeak
      • Chipping Sparrow
      • Song Sparrow
      • White-crowned Sparrow
      • Scarlet Tanager