My visitors came from *where* in January 2013?!?!

Last year I split this personal blog off from With the split, I thought it would be fun to revive this monthly series where I examine some of the more interesting or outrageous search terms found in my statcounter. You can see previous posts in this series, which ran during 2009 and 2011, here. So, what brought people to my blog last month?

I was happy to see searches for Gemini Springs Bald Eagles, gemini springs bears, and Barred Owls in Gemini Springs Park. Glad to see my favorite place get some love from the internet.

Someone wondered, can you own an owl in illinois? It’s not simple. For education purposes, one may apply for a permit to keep an owl. In addition to any state requirements, a permit from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service must also be obtained. Someone else wondered how to obtain an illinois owl permit. I wish them well with their search because I had a hard time finding any type of wildlife rehabilitation or education permit information on the Illinois DNR website.

Some silly typos or spelling mistakes came up: sawette owl; colonial of Bank Swallows; euroasian spoonbill chicks; wanxwings in netherlands;

I just love that someone searched for sharm el sheikh sewage and found this blog! Hopefully this post was helpful.

The most intriguing search term of the month: endangered bird that travels in small flocks digs holes in trees next to nest. Anyone know what this might be? Someone else was looking for skinny white bird with pure white feathers and orange bill with orange legs – I’m thinking White Ibis, maybe?

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