“It is always a wonderful experience to see and hear the birds and wildlife that inhabit your property. Rare WI birds found on your property included Acadian Flycatcher and Cerulean Warbler.” Marty Evenson, Madison, WI.
“The work you have been doing to keep the open areas open was much in evidence. The birds that I observed on your prairie and other open areas June 10 and 11, 2012 included;
Common Yellow throated Warbler
Sparrows – Song, Savannah, Chipping, Field, Grasshopper
The bolded species are watch list species described below. Other birds seen on other parts of the property on the watch list included Wood Thrush, Willow Flycatcher, Blue-winged Warbler
Watch list Birds in WI
Birds on the Natural Heritage Inventory’s “watch list.” Watch list species have experienced, or are believed to have experienced, a statewide or range-wide decline, but are not currently tracked in the Natural Heritage Inventory (NHI) database. The watch list includes newly discovered species for which origin and rarity need to be determined, certain animals designated as Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) in the Wisconsin Wildlife Action Plan, and species that were tracked in the past but proved more abundant, widespread, or less vulnerable than previously thought. Although watch list species are not actively tracked by NHI, occurrences documented during surveys are often stored by NHI, as these species could be tracked in the future if there is further evidence of their decline.”
Birds are made welcome with feeders hanging on The Lodge, flowers, shrubs and trees for food and habitat. Songbirds are found near our buildings. You will find hawks and larger birds on the trails.
Bird watchers are thrilled with the large variety of birds found on our property. In our Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast library we have “Birds of Wisconsin, Field Guide” by Stan Tekiela available for your use to identify any species unknown to you. We have the videos: “Hummingbirds; Jewels of the Forest” and “Bats; the True Story” for your viewing pleasure.
Locally grown bird sunflower seeds are available to our birds, sugar water for humming birds & grape jelly for Baltimore Orioles. Bird feeders, a bird bath and heated drinking water bring the birds to the restaurant windows for Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast guests viewing pleasure.
Barn swallows are very evident in the compound around the buildings. Barn Swallows make their home in the basement of the barn. They are great fun to watch when mom flies in with food for her babies who are peeping from four yellow mouths wide open. Their swooping flight patterns are so graceful. These industrious birds feed on mosquitoes. The benefit to you is the opportunity to sit outdoors in the evening without mosquito bites.
Bats are seen at dusk as they feed on mosquitoes and other bugs. They can be seen swooping about 12 to 15 feet above ground. The bats are afraid of humans and are very good at avoiding humans.
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