A pair of Red-headed Woodpeckers was found nesting in northern Forest County last summer.
On Saturday, June 18, Mike Leahy will lead a birdwalk at SGL 330, the Piney Tract. We will be looking for grassland birds, in particular, the Henslow’s Sparrow. The walk will begin at 8:30 in the parking lot on Mt. Zion Road at SGL 330.
There will be a meeting location at Exit 53 on I-80 at the parking lot at the top of the hill at Wolf’s campground driving range. We will meet there at 8 a.m. and caravan to The Piney Tract just 10 minutes from there.
If you choose to to directly to SGL 330, follow the directions on this website - Click on Go Birding, then Piney Tract. This site also describes the area's history and reason for its Important Bird Area (IBA) designation.
Horned Puffin, photo by Jeffrey Hall