Editors Note: Wendy Paulson’s first Barrington bird hike of this spring is coming up at Ron Beese Park at 8 a.m. this Friday, April 4th. See below for link to Wendy’s full
If there is any songbird that consistently arrests attention, especially in a winter landscape, it would be the northern cardinal. The brilliant crimson plumage of the male makes even those little interested
Cross-country skiing on the first day of February in a local forest preserve, I brightened at the call of a black-capped chickadee: chick-a-dee-dee-dee. It’s a call that delights both adults and children.
A fair number of Barringtonians head south for winter months, joining other northern “snowbirds” in places with warmer winter climates. But Barrington is also the destination for some avian snowbirds — the
Lots of people ask me what my favorite bird is. I don’t hesitate to answer. It has been and, I suspect, always will be the eastern bluebird, the species that Henry David
The bobolink, a bird of large grasslands, is one of Barrington’s most cosmopolitan summer residents. It spends winter months in the pampas and wetlands of northern Argentina and Paraguay, and flies over
Have you caught yourself staring at a largish, elegant, pure white bird flying above town in graceful wingbeat? Or standing statuesque and motionless at the edge of a pond outside town? The
A woodpecker on the ground?? If you see what you think might be a woodpecker on terra firma, it is likely to be a northern flicker. This largish woodpecker goes “anting” on