Winter Sightings

Wildlife sightings at Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo slow down in winter, but the zoo's urban wildlife biologists still survey the site daily...and make some interesting finds. Here are a couple highlights shared by Coordinator of Wildlife Management Mason Fidino.

A coyote track on the snow in early February. It's not the first time coyotes have been spotted at Nature Boardwalk.

A black-crowned night heron swoops over the pond. Most herons migrate away, but a few have been spotted overwintering at the pond in recent years.

A zoo camera trap spots a sora. These secretive water birds are tough to spot, but one was IDed at Nature Boardwalk back in May.

Mason Fidino

Mason Fidino
is coordinator of wildlife management for Lincoln Park Zoo's Urban Wildlife Institute.

 

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