The Season has Begun!

Greetings from Whitefish Point! We are excited to be kicking off WPBO’s 38th year of spring migration research! Of course, it doesn’t feel too much like spring just yet with several feet of snow on the ground, lake ice as far as the eye can see, and temperatures dipping below zero Fahrenheit. But thankfully we […]

Sightings Report Oct. 19, 2016

Highlights: Pacific Wren, Green-tailed Towhee (photo above), Purple Sandpiper, Sabine’s Gull & Long-tailed Jaeger         Things have really picked up at the Point and we’ve been spending a lot of time in the field. While the Pacific Wren is the most interesting sighting, it is also the most complicated. Identifying Winter/Pacific Wrens by plumage is very difficult, if […]

Update 10/11

Highlights: Pacific Loon, Sabine’s Gull,  Red & Red-necked Phalaropes and Grasshopper Sparrow        After an extended period of easterly and southerly winds, a short period of west and north winds finally stirred things up a bit bringing some excitement to the Point. As per usual, many of the recent highlights came from the waterbird […]

Sightings 10/4

Highlights: Lesser Black-backed Gull & Northern Goshawk         Well, we had to work a few things out to get the blog going again, so thank you for your patience. Before getting to the more recent sightings I should mention two of the highlights so far this season. A Townsend’s Solitaire was found […]

Our Plover Chicks Have Hatched!

Over the fourth of July weekend, the Piping Plover chicks at Whitefish Point hatched! Sara Harrington is providing short presentations on the life history and recovery efforts of this endangered species. The presentations will be followed by a walk out to the beach to try to spot Whitefish Point’s own Piping Plover pair and their […]