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BIRD OF THE MONTH!

September 2018 Bird Of Month
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Olive-sided Flycatcher

A large upright perching flycatcher. From the front it looks like it is wearing a vest as its gray sides contrast with white stripe down the belly. Head feathers are sometimes raised giving the head a peeked look and its white tufts on sides of rump are distinctive but often not visible. It gives its "quick-three-beers" song from the tops of tall snags and it makes dashing flights from its high perch to catch flying insects, then returns to the same perch. Is frequently associated with burned forests. The opened area and the abundant snags may help it to catch flying insects. Will defend its nest aggressively. A pair was observed to knock a red squirrel off a nest limb and chase it away. Found locally during migration in places like the Loess Hills Wildlife Area but is sometimes a challenge to locate.

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Loess Hills Audubon Society meets at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, 4500 Sioux River Road the first Thursday of the month during the months of October thru May at 7:30 P.M. The first meeting of the year is the annual potluck at Stone Lodge in Stone State Park at 6:00 P.M.

Each of these meetings includes a quality program of various subjects. The public is invited and welcome to attend these meetings. Check the Meetings Page for information on upcoming programs.

Birding outings occur monthly. The public is invited and welcome to attend these outings. Check the Outings Page for information on upcoming outings.

Loess Hills Audubon Society
PO Box 5133
Sioux City, IA 51102
http://lhas.tripod.com/
 
 

Mission Statement

The Loess Hills Audubon Society exists to educate individuals and the general public, to enjoy and promote birding, to support ornithology, and to be an advocate for wild areas and environmental issues.

 

"Loess Hills Audubon Society is a Chapter of National Audubon Society, Inc."

Last Month's Bird Of The Month

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Upland Sandpiper

A shorebird of grasslands, not shores, the Upland Sandpiper inhabits native prairie and other open grassy areas in North America. Once abundant in the Great Plains, it has undergone steady population declines since the mid-19th century, because of hunting and loss of habitat. Food includes mostly insects, including weevils and other beetles, grasshoppers, and crickets and also some weed seeds. Often lands on fence posts raising its wings after landing. Song a long series of mellow notes, starting with a gurgling rising trill and ending with a long descending whistle; final whistle sounds to some like a "wolf-whistle." Flight call is a bubbling "quip-ip-ip-ip-ip-ip-ip-ip." Begins southward migration unusually early, beginning in mid-July. It spends up to eight months of the year in its winter home in South America, during the austral summer. Can be found locally in areas around Owego Wetlands and Sgt. Bluff Sod Farm.