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Birds of North Pond Nature Sanctuary: Photographs by Mark Swanson



Publication year: 2017
Format: Hardcover w/ dust jacket, 64 pages
Size: 11.25 x 8.75 in
Product #: SM-PB005
Price: US$115.00 $55.99 + shipping

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Book description

Birds of North Pond Nature Sanctuary contains over 70 photographs of birds taken by Mark Swanson at the North Pond Nature Sanctuary, located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. The photos provide an excellent overview of the variety of bird species that can be seen at North Pond. Included are rare photographs of a Green Heron using “bait fishing” to lure fish—a fascinating example of tool use among birds.

Contents

Ducks:
  • American Wigeon
  • Bufflehead
  • Cinnamon Teal
  • Common Goldeneye
  • Hooded Merganser
  • Mallard
  • Northern Shoveler
  • Ring-necked Duck
  • Wood Duck
Geese:
  • Canada Goose
  • Chinese Goose (domestic Swan Goose)
  • Graylag Goose (domestic)
  • Greater White-fronted Goose
Herons:
  • Black-crowned Night-Heron
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Green Heron
  • Least Bittern
Other Birds:
  • American Coot
  • American Crow
  • American Redstart
  • Caspian Tern
  • Common Yellowthroat
  • Cooper’s Hawk
  • Eastern Kingbird
  • Harris’s Sparrow
  • Hermit Thrush
  • Northern Waterthrush
  • Palm Warbler
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  • Ring-billed Gull
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch
  • Rock Pigeon
  • Sora
  • Yellow Warbler
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler

About North Pond Nature Sanctuary

North Pond was originally constructed in 1884. The Chicago Park District rehabilitated the pond in 1999 with assistance from the Lincoln Park Conservancy and renamed it the North Pond Nature Sanctuary.

The 15-acre sanctuary’s native plants provide food, shelter and breeding habitat for local and migrating birds and other animals. Over 220 species of birds have been recorded there. The most visible birds are ducks, geese and herons, but passerines and other birds can be seen in the trees and wetland vegetation at the pond’s edge, as well as the surrounding park land.

In 2016 the Lincoln Park Conservancy announced a plan to restore the pond and revitalize the sanctuary.

A nice gift for a birder or anyone who appreciates birds!

 


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