Sunday, March 20, 2016

Bonaparte's Gull

The English name of the Bonaparte's Gull honors Charles Lucien Bonaparte, who made important contributions to American ornithology while an active member of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia during the 1820s.
"Five Bonaparte's were seen in Burkes Garden on 3/19/16 (first recorded sighting for this location)".

Friday, March 4, 2016

Greater White-fronted Goose

Breeding across the tundra from Nunavut to Siberia, across Russia, and in Greenland, the Greater White-fronted Goose has one of the largest ranges of any species of goose in the world.
"Only two recorded sightings in Tazewell County."
Located at Richlands (in field behind Washington Square Clinic)

Located at Pisgah (in field across from Historic Crab Orchard Museum)