We spent the majority of our birding time at the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary in Green Bay. Joining old friends that we have known from our 40+ years in residence there. It was great seeing everyone and walking down memory lane while we walked the trails. We had 136 species there including 28 warblers in our three week visit.
|Cold morning at the Sanctuary|
|First step for this gosling|
|Look who found a warm place for the winter|
|New bird for Brown County - Black-necked Stilt|
|Black-throated Green Warbler|
|Black-throated Blue Warbler|
We took a few day trips to add to our Wisconsin year list including Kewaunee & Algoma, Horicon Marsh, Mack Wildlife Area and Van Patten Road Marsh.
|Black & White Warbler|
We spent some time in Madison and also joined the Bay Area Bird Club field trip to Buena Vista Grasslands.
|Whooping Crane at Leola Marsh|
|Bald Eagle keeps watch|
|Upland Sandpiper at Buena Vista Grasslands|
Our last stop in Wisconsin was Wyalusing State Park where we added the specialties not found elsewhere in the state: Kentucky, Cerulean, Prothonotary and Yellow-throated Warblers; Acadian Flycatcher, Bell's Vireo and this Yellow-billed Cuckoo.
Now we are headed west to Montana and a six week adventure finding western birds. We will be near Ty's brother Daryl and wife Vicki and may even trout fish on the Yellowstone River.
Love & Prayers, Ty & Ida Baumann