Category: Wendy Paulson
January through April are prime months for ducks in the greater Chicago area and Barrington is no exception. Their
Barrington hosts a fair number of large birds, ones that exceed four feet in length or six feet in wingspan. Think
A bird that I’ve come to associate with early spring is the blue-gray gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) , a
The early birds have been singing again and that can only mean one thing. It's about time for the return of Wendy
Recent spells of arctic weather have left many of our natural areas seemingly bereft of birdlife. Except for a crow
On a recent bird walk at Beverly Lake in Spring Creek Forest Preserve, our group stood for several minutes in the
For most birds that spend the summer in our area, August is a relatively quiet month. Courtship, nest building,
One of our local summer bird residents, despite its dazzling appearance, is so small it often goes unnoticed.
I probably would not have chosen the black-billed cuckoo (Coccyrus erythropthalmus) to profile in Birds of
Even with this relatively mild winter, local ponds and lakes have retained ice cover during January and February.
For the month of Valentine’s Day, it seems fitting to focus on a bird that incorporates the color red. The
For many people in northern temperate zones, the primary place they watch birds in winter is at feeders outside
October brings to local ponds, lakes, and rivers large numbers of waterfowl, most of which have bred in northern
Get out and enjoy the fall migration with Barrington area naturalist and author of our Birds of Barrington series,