I came across this recent article talking about seabirds and conservation concerns. The news is, as usual, not cheerful.
Read this article.
Cool birds are beginning to show up in the upper midwest with the start of the end of summer. There is a Mottled Duck, Anas fulvigula, being seen in southern Wisconsin, a Rufous Hummingbird, Selasphorus rufus, being seen just west of the city of Ashland, WI by Lake Superior and a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Tyrannus forficatus, in Dodge County, Minnesota.
Even in August there are good reasons to get into the field!