Sierra Club Field Trip

Jarvis Bird Sanctuary, Lincoln Park, Chicago
Cook County, IL
27 August 2011

Christine Williamson led an outing to Jarvis Bird Sanctuary in Chicago's Lincoln Park to look for birds and other animals, and to see the habitat management efforts at this bit of natural area near Lake Michigan in urban Chicago. Here is the group with the Jarvis Sanctuary visible behind them.

Among the 40 species of birds that the group observed were several Ruby-throated Hummingbirds like this one. The complete list of birds, mammals, butterflies, and dragonflies seen is at the bottom of this web page.

The Sanctuary is home to a number of Raccoons. Here is one peering out of a tree cavity.

Below are lists of the birds, mammals, butterflies, and dragonflies seen on the outing.

List of birds species seen, with number observed.

Wood Duck 1

Ring-billed Gull 12

Chimney Swift 19

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4

Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1

Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Least Flycatcher 5
Eastern Phoebe 1
Eastern Kingbird 1

Red-eyed Vireo 2

American Crow 5

Barn Swallow 11

Black-capped Chickadee 9

Gray-cheeked Thrush 1
Swainson's Thrush 18
American Robin 9

Gray Catbird 2

European Starling 3

Cedar Waxwing 18

Tennessee Warbler 4
Nashville Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
Magnolia Warbler 2
Cape May Warbler 1
Blackburnian Warbler 2
Bay-breasted Warbler 3
Blackpoll Warbler 6
Black-and-white Warbler 1
American Redstart 15
Northern Waterthrush 7
Mourning Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Wilson's Warbler 6

Northern Cardinal 4

Red-winged Blackbird 1
Baltimore Oriole 3

American Goldfinch 21

House Sparrow 3

List of mammal species seen, with number observed.

Raccoon 1

Eastern Chipmunk 6
Eastern Gray Squirrel 1 (black morph)

List of butterfly species seen, with number observed.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Cabbage White 19

Red-spotted Purple 1

Monarch 2

Silver-spotted Skipper 3
Fiery Skipper 1 (identification tentative)

List of dragonfly species seen, with number observed.

Common Whitetail 3
Black Saddlebags 2

This page was last updated on 28 August 2011.
Contact Geoff Williamson with any comments, updates or suggestions.