Wisconsin birding, the year in review 2021. Includes vagrants, special visitors or just the beautiful birds that either nest here or migrate through the state of Wisconsin.

I have put together a collection of some of the Wisconsin birding moments from the year 2021. The collection includes vagrants, special visitors, or just the beautiful birds that nest here or migrate through the state of Wisconsin. All images were taken in 2021. It was a very exciting year with the birds and also birding with some old birding friends and meeting some new ones, too. Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen. When putting this post together, once again, it amazes me what birds were seen this year here in Wisconsin!

Great Horned Owl in Waukesha County January 1, 2021

Spotted Towhee, male at Greenfield Park in Milwaukee County January 8, 2021

American Pipit at McKinley Beach in Milwaukee County January 9, 2021

Spotted Towhee at Greenfield Park in Milwaukee County January 13, 2021

Eastern Screech Owl in Milwaukee County January 14, 2021

Barred Owl in Milwaukee County January 17, 2021

The Long-eared Owl in Wisconsin on January 20, 2021

The Long-eared Owl in Wisconsin on January 20, 2021

Sandhill Cranes in Waukesha County February 7, 2021

Sandhill Crane in Waukesha County February 7, 2021

Mute Swan on the Fox River in Waukesha County February 27, 2021

Mute Swan on the Fox River in Waukesha County February 27, 2021

Red-winged Blackbird in Waukesha County February 27, 2021

Eastern Screech Owl from a distance in Milwaukee County on March 5, 2021

Eastern Screech Owl in Milwaukee County on March 5, 2021

Yellow-crowned Night Heron at Grant Park in Milwaukee County March 4, 2021

Ring-necked Duck, male at the Fox River in Waukesha March 11, 2021

Great Blue Heron at Greenfield Park in Milwaukee County March 23, 2021

Ruddy Duck, female at the Fox River in Waukesha County March 24, 2021

Sandhill Crane calling in Waukesha County March 28, 2021

Killdeer in Milwaukee County April 6, 2021

Red-winged Blackbird, female at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee County April 13, 2021

The Green Heron at Greenfield Park in Milwaukee County April 20, 2021

The Wood Duck, male in Milwaukee County April 20, 2021

Great Egret at Humboldt Park in Milwaukee County on April 25, 2021

Great Egret at Humboldt Park in Milwaukee County on April 25, 2021

Hooded Warbler resting at Lake Park in Milwaukee County on April 24, 2021

American Avocet at North Beach in Racine April 28, 2021

American Avocet at North Beach in Racine April 28, 2021

American Avocet at North Beach in Racine April 28, 2021

Willet at North Beach in Racine April 28, 2021

Willets at North Beach in Racine April 28, 2021

American Avocets at North Beach in Racine April 28, 2021

Baltimore Oriole at Whitnall Park in Milwaukee County May 3, 2021

American Avocets at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee County May 5, 2021

Blue-winged Warbler at Whitnall Park in Milwaukee County May 6, 2021

Red-headed Woodpecker in Marquette County May 8, 2021

Red-headed Woodpecker in Marquette County May 8, 2021

Rose-breasted Grosbeak in Milwaukee County May 9, 2021

Black-throated Blue Warbler, male at Wehr Nature Center Milwaukee County May 9, 2021

Great Horned Owl in Waukesha County May 9, 2021

Yellow-rumped Warbler, male at Whitnall Park in Milwaukee County May 9, 2021

Sanderling at South Shore Park in Milwaukee County on May 10, 2021

Sanderling getting something to eat at South Shore Park in Milwaukee County on May 10, 2021

Short-billed Dowitchers at Grant Park in Milwaukee County May 13, 2021

Short-billed Dowitcher at Grant Park in Milwaukee County May 13, 2021

Wild Turkey eggs in Marquette County May 15, 2021

Blue Jay in Marquette County on May 15, 2021

Eastern Towhee, male in Marquette County on May 15, 2021

Northern Cardinal, male in Marquette County on May 15, 2021

Red-headed Woodpecker in Marquette County on May 15, 2021

Baltimore Oriole, male in Marquette County on May 15, 2021

Rose-breasted Grosbeak, male in Marquette County on May 15, 2021

Indigo Bunting, male in Marquette County on May 15, 2021

Rose-breasted Grosbeak, female in Marquette County on May 15, 2021

Snowy Egret at Lincoln Park in Milwaukee County May 17, 2021

Snowy Egret preening at Lincoln Park in Milwaukee County May 17, 2021

Black-throated Gray Warbler at Lake Park in Milwaukee County May 19, 2021

Dunlin giving nice looks at McKinley Beach in Milwaukee County June 4, 2021

Dunlin shaking off at McKinley Beach in Milwaukee County June 4, 2021

Great Blue Heron with a Goldfish at Greenfield Park in Milwaukee County June 4, 2021

Bobolink, male at Retzer Nature Center in Waukesha County June 7, 2021

Bobolink, male in it’s grassland habitat, hanging on with the wind blowing at Retzer Nature Center in Waukesha County June 7, 2021

Wood Duck, female with duckling at Greenfield Park in Milwaukee County June 19, 2021

The Red-headed Woodpecker showing its best in Marquette County on June 22, 2021

Great Blue Heron in Sawyer County on July 2, 2021

Snowy Plover walking on the algae at South Metro in Milwaukee County on July 22, 2021

Snowy Plover giving nice looks at South Metro in Milwaukee County on July 22, 2021

Eastern Towhee, juvenile in Marquette County August 2, 2021

Great Blue Heron at Greenfield Park in Milwaukee County August 24, 2021

Great Blue Heron with a Bullhead at Greenfield Park in Milwaukee County August 24, 2021

Great Blue Heron with a sunfish at Greenfield Park in Milwaukee County August 24, 2021

Great Blue Heron at Greenfield Park in Milwaukee County September 3, 2021

Black-bellied Plover at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee County September 6, 2021

Black-bellied Plover at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee County September 6, 2021

Wood Duck, juvenile female in Milwaukee County on September 9, 2021

Wood Duck, juvenile female in Milwaukee County on September 9, 2021

Pied-billed Grebe on the Fox River in Waukesha County September 15, 2021

Great Blue Heron watching for food at Greenfield Park in Milwaukee County September 16, 2021

Black-crowned Night Heron at Lakeshore State Park September 19, 2021

Black-crowned Night Heron at Lakeshore State Park September 19, 2021

Cedar Waxwing in Waukesha County on October 18, 2021

Snow Bunting McKinley Beach in Milwaukee County November 3, 2021

Snow Bunting with a seed in the bill at McKinley Beach Milwaukee County November 3, 2021

Red-headed Woodpecker, juvenile in Marquette County November 6, 2021

Hooded Merganser in Waukesha County on November 7, 2021

This Hooded Merganser talking to another duck in Waukesha County on November 7, 2021.

The hood blowing in the wind on this Hooded Merganser in Waukesha County on November 7, 2021

American Kestrel at the Milwaukee Lakefront November 23, 2021

Snowy Owl, this female sits on a rock at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee County on November 24, 2021

Snowy Owl takes to the sky at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee County November 24, 2021

Snowy Owl sits on a pier near Discovery World in Milwaukee County November 24, 2021

Downy Woodpecker, male in Marquette County December 9, 2021

Long-eared Owl perched pretty 5 feet off the ground in Wisconsin on December 23, 2021

Long-eared Owl in Wisconsin on December 23, 2021

Long-eared Owl in Wisconsin on December 23, 2021

 

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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

9 Responses to Wisconsin birding, the year in review 2021. Includes vagrants, special visitors or just the beautiful birds that either nest here or migrate through the state of Wisconsin.

  1. Annie says:

    Awesome gallery, Jim. Thanks for sharing some of your finest. Enjoy it every year.

  2. Karen Weiss says:

    Thanks so very much, I enjoy your pictures immensely! The year in review was outstanding. I never tire of your pictures.

  3. Kym George says:

    These were phenomenal shots!! Loved each one!! Great photographer and a super nice friend!! Keep it up!! Thanks so much for sharing with us all enjoyed looking at all of them

  4. Mark and Sue Foote-Martin says:

    Thanks for sharing. Excellent photos. This is a good way to remember your birds throughout the year.

  5. Kathi Johnson Rock says:

    Just beautiful Jim!! Loved all of the owls! Great work!

  6. Dennis Kuecherer says:

    Really beautiful photos Jim. Especially like the white fluffy part of the Hooded Merganser.

  7. Dirk Janssen says:

    As usual, Jim, some wonderful bird portraits.

  8. Cheryl Murphy says:

    Wonderful collection. Thank you for sharing!

  9. Caryl says:

    I look forward to your photography book ( hint! Hint!) that I hope you consider publishing as a goal in this new year of the tiger!!

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