Join the Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge (SUMRR) on March 16th from 5:30 p.m. to approximately 8:00 p.m. as we search for the American Woodcock, or otherwise known as the “Timberdoodle”. Bob Walton will give a short program at the Lost Mound office at 5:30 p.m. about this amazing little bird. We will then travel to several locations on Lost Mound where we hope to see the amazing aerial display of the male as he does his “sky dance” to attract the female.Prior to the program we will be hosting a birding tour from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. of Lost Mound Unit for those that wish to do some birding prior to program. Space is limited for the birding tours, so reserve your spot today. Pre-registration for the tours is required.Registration is highly suggestions but not required for the woodcock program.For more information or to register for the program or the bird tour, contact the refuge office at 815-273-2732. You can also register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Be sure to check out www.sumriver.org or “LIKE” our Facebook page “Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge” for future events.Lost Mound Unit Office is located at 3159 Crim Dr, Savanna, IL 61074. (Formerly the Savanna Army Depot)
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The Pelican cam is operational, the pelicans and cormorants have already begun nesting. Check out the webcam on Cormorant Island. The white pelicans are sitting on 2 eggs in a shallow depression on the island and cormorants are sitting on 4-5 eggs in stick nests in the trees and on the ground."
Thanks to our Friends group for providing these webcams.