Wildlife Update: June 8, 2021
The springtime migration is still happening in the Grantsburg Area. We have passed the peak time, but there are still plenty of birds to be seen on Crex Meadows, Fish Lake, and Amsterdam Sloughs Wildlife Areas!
The weather has been HOT and humid the past week, with temperatures in the 80’s and 90’s. This heat looks like it will continue for at least the next ten days! There also has not been much for rain within the past week, so things are a bit dry.
In addition to all of the interesting species that we are still getting through for migration, we are also seeing more and more baby birds popping up. Last week we saw the first broods of Trumpeter Swan cygnets hatching, and more will be appearing within the next few days.
Highlights from this week include: American White Pelican, Black-bellied Plover, Blue-winged Warbler, Bobolink, Caspian Tern, Dickcissel, Dunlin, Grasshopper Sparrow, Henslow’s Sparrow, LeConte’s Sparrow, Merlin, Orchard Oriole, Red-necked Phalarope, and Wilson’s Phalarope.
Birds spotted in Crex Meadows, Fish Lake, Amsterdam Sloughs, and Grantsburg Area within the last week:
American White Pelican
Cape May Warbler
Great Blue Heron
Great Crested Flycatcher
Great Horned Owl
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
**See something out on our properties that isn’t on the list? Feel free to send us a report or stop in and tell us the story! We are always happy to hear observations from our visitors!