The recent cold snap and north winds have certainly slowed things a bit. We should see a strong push towards the end of this week. The Birdtrax widget on our home page has 190 species in the past two weeks, down slightly from 192 a couple of days ago. Highlights include a Short-billed Dowitcher, several Mockingbird sightings which are infrequent this far north and a Willet at Lake Bluff Audubon identified by Linda Scribner. Most importantly, eBird checklists submitted in the SBBT area have increased 82% compared to the same April YTD period from a year ago. Congratulations eBirders for sustaining the momentum!