What is that bird? It’s a black-bellied whistling duck!

We spotted a black-bellied whistling duck on our Flyway Cam on Monday, August 10th! They are cavity nesters who usually form gregarious flocks of up to 1000 birds, although this one was alone. It was also far, far out of its usual range. E-Bird shows just a handful of sightings in Wisconsin!

The Flyway cam is getting busy now and we are seeing a lot of great species. You can watch that cam (and chat!) here: https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/flyway-cam/.

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If you see a rare bird on any of our cams, please let us know! We also encourage everyone to report via e-Bird. It’s fun to develop a list and provides very useful data for researchers…crowd-sourced citizen-science at its best!