Gregg Painter is an experienced birder, knowledgeable about a variety of birding habitats in the Galena/Jo Daviess County area.
Guided bird walks can be arranged for individuals or groups, beginners or more experienced birders.
Viewing of resident birds in a variety of wooded and open habitats.
All trips listed will depart from the Galena Visitor's Center (Depot) parking lot.
Participants will need to provide their own transportation to the viewing site(s) within 8 miles of Galena. Dress appropriately for the weather and bring binoculars. High power birding scope will be provided.
Fee: $15/person. Children free.
Field Trip Sightings...
|American Black Duck||Mallard||Mallard American Black Cross|
|Shoveler||Canvas Back||Northern Pintail|
|Blue-winged Teal||Green-winged Teal||Redhead|
|Ring-necked Duck||Lesser Scaup||Common Goldeneye|
|Bufflehead||Hooded Merganser||Common Merganser|
|Red-breasted Merganser||Ruddy Duck||Canada Goose|
|White Fronted Goose||Bald Eagle||Kingfishers|
|American White Pelican||Sandhill Crane||Coot|
We have had some wonderful sightings of returning migrants.
|Wood Duck||Kildeer||Spotted Sandpiper|
|Barred Owl||Yellow-bellied Sapsucker||Pileated Woodpecker|
|Great Crested Flycatcher||Eastern Kingbird||Cliff Swallow|
|Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher||Eastern Bluebird||Swainson's Thrush|
|Wood Thrush||Brown Thrasher||Cedar Waxwing|
|Yellow-throated Vireo||Warbling Vireo||Blue Winged Warbler|
|Tennessee Warbler||Nashville Warbler||Yellow Warbler|
|Common Yellowthroat||Magnolia Warbler||Chestnut-sided Warbler|
|Cape May Warbler||Yellow-rumped warbler||Black-throated green Warbler|
|Palm Warbler||Black poll||Cerulean Warbler|
|Black and White Warbler||American Redstart||Prothonatory Warbler|
|Northern Waterthrush||Scarlet Tanager||Rose Breasted Grosbeak|
|Indigo Bunting||Eastern Towhee||Savanna Sparow|
|Grasshopper Sparrow||Bobolink||Northern Oriole|
|Carolina Wren||Great Blue Heron||Trumpeter Swans|
|Bald Eagle||Canada Goose||American Coot|
|Green-winged Teal||Northern Shoveler||Common Merganser|
|Hooded Merganser||American Black Duck||Common Golden Eye|
|Ring-necked Duck||Lesser Scaup||Canvasback|
|Kestrel||Plus other songbirds.||Yellow billed Cuckoo|
|Belted Kingfisher||Yellow-bellied Sapsucker||Red-headed Woodpecker|
|Red-eyed Vireo||Carolina Wren||Blue-gray Gnatcatcher|
|Eastern Bluebird||Brown Thrasher||Wood Thrush|
|Tennessee Warbler||Nashville Warbler||Orange-crowned Warbler|
|Chestnut-sided Warbler||Blackburnian Warbler||Black and white Warbler|
|Ovenbird||Hooded Warbler||Scarlet Tanager|
Plus many other more common birds!