Wednesday, April 25, 2012
We then headed north - last stop in Texas - Atlanta State Park where we finally found Fish Crows along a large reservoir. We were interviewed by a local newspaper reporter for the "Cass County Life" about what we enjoyed about the park and area. He was amazed at all the birds that were around him. We left Texas with 343 species for the state and 367 for 2012 and 575 for our trip list.
Into Southern Illinois and the Cache River Wildlife Area with the most northern Cypress swamps in the U.S. (Pictured to left). We walked several boardwalks and found many Prothonotary, Yellow-throated, Nashville, & Black-throated Green Warblers, Louisiana Waterthrush and a new trip bird - the Prairie Warbler. We also saw three Championship trees - Tupelo, Bald Cypress, and Cherry-bark Oak.
We stopped at Horseshoe Lake in East St. Louis to find the Eurasian Tree Sparrow and found 8.
We are now following the Mississippi north into Wisconsin completing our year long journey.
Ty & Ida