Bird Sightings 2015  (See also Birds 2001  Birds 2002  Birds 2003  Birds 2004  Birds 2005  Birds 2006
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(Highland Park Area, Primarily Donaldson and Johnson Parks)
by Joanne Williams

Greater White-fronted Goose      
Snow Goose      
Brant      
Cackling Goose      
Canada Goose X X X X X X
Mute Swan 1/19 X X X  
Tundra Swan      
Wood Duck     5/27 
Gadwall      
American Wigeon X X X X  
American Black Duck X  X X  
Mallard X X X X X X
Blue-winged Teal      
Northern Shoveler      
Northern Pintail      
Green-winged Teal      
Canvasback      
Redhead      
Ring-necked Duck X X X   
Greater Scaup      
Lesser Scaup      
Surf Scoter       
Bufflehead X X X X  
Common Goldeneye X X X   
Hooded Merganser X X X X  
Common Merganser X X X X  
Red-breasted Merganser   3/7 X  
Ruddy Duck      
Ruffed Grouse      
Wild Turkey   3/31 X X 
Red-throated Loon 1/25   4/16 X X
Common Loon      
Pied-billed Grebe      
Horned Grebe      
Double-crested Cormorant X X X X X X
Great Cormorant X  X X X X
Great Blue Heron X X X X X X
Great Egret    4/15 X X
Snowy Egret      
Little Blue Heron      
Cattle Egret      
Green Heron    4/23 X X
Blk-crowned Night Heron      
Yellow-crowned Night Heron      
Glossy Ibis      
Black Vulture X X X X X X
Turkey Vulture X X X X X X
Osprey   3/30 X X X
Bald Eagle  X X X X X X
Northern Harrier      
Sharp-shinned Hawk X X X X X 
Cooper's Hawk X X  X  X
Northern Goshawk      
Red-shouldered Hawk  2/11 X   
Broad-winged Hawk      
Red-tailed Hawk X X X X X X
Rough-legged Hawk      
American Coot    4/8  
American Oystercatcher      
Semipalmated Plover      
Killdeer   3/10 X X X
Spotted Sandpiper     5/16 
Solitary Sandpiper     5/15 
Greater Yellowlegs    4/21 X 
Lesser Yellowlegs      
Least Sandpiper     5/6 
White-rumped Sandpiper      
Buff-breasted Sandpiper      
Semipalmated Sandpiper      
Western Sandpiper      
Short-billed Dowitcher      
Wilson's Snipe      
American Woodcock    3/17   
Bonaparte's Gull      
Laughing Gull      
Ring-billed Gull X X X X X X
Herring Gull X X X X X X
Iceland Gull      
Lesser Black-backed Gull      
Great Black-backed Gull X X X X X X
Least Tern      
Caspian Tern      
Common Tern      
Forster's Tern      
Black Skimmer      
Rock Pigeon X X X X X X
Mourning Dove X X X X X X
Yellow-billed Cuckoo     5/6 
Black-billed Cuckoo     5/5 
Eastern Screech-Owl      
Great Horned Owl       
Barred Owl      
Common Nighthawk      
Chimney Swift     4/25 X X
Ruby-thr. Hummingbird      6/29
Belted Kingfisher X X X X X 
Red-headed Woodpecker      
Red-bellied Woodpecker X X X X X X
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  2/10    
Downy Woodpecker X X X X X X
Hairy Woodpecker X X X X X X
Northern Flicker X X X X X X
Pileated Woodpecker    4/18  
American Kestrel    4/3  
Merlin      
Gyrfalcon      
Peregrine Falcon X X X  X X
Eastern Wood-Pewee     5/30 
Acadian Flycatcher    4/29  
Alder Flycatcher      
Willow Flycatcher     5/25 X
Least Flycatcher      
Eastern Phoebe   3/29 X  
Great Crested Flycatcher     5/5 X
Eastern Kingbird     5/6 X
White-eyed Vireo      
Yellow-throated Vireo      
Blue-headed Vireo    4/27 X 
Warbling Vireo    4/21 X X
Philadelphia Vireo      
Red-eyed Vireo     5/5 X
Blue Jay X X X X X X
American Crow X X X X X X
Fish Crow  X X X X X
Common Raven      
Horned Lark      
Purple Martin      
Tree Swallow   3/26 X X X
No. Rough-winged Swallow    4/18 X X
Bank Swallow     5/19 
Cliff Swallow    4/27 X 
Barn Swallow    4/23 X X
Carolina Chickadee X X X X X X
Blk-capped Chickadee X X X X X X
Tufted Titmouse X X X X X X
Red-breasted Nuthatch      
White-breasted Nuthatch X X X X X X
Brown Creeper X X X X  
House Wren    4/19 X X
Winter Wren X  X X  
Sedge Wren      
Marsh Wren     5/21 
Carolina Wren X X X X X X
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher    4/10 X X
Golden-crowned Kinglet X X  X  
Ruby-crowned Kinglet X   4/5 X 
Eastern Bluebird  2/4    
Veery     5/5 
Gray-cheeked Thrush      
Swainson's Thrush     5/12 
Hermit Thrush    4/21  
Wood Thrush     5/5 
American Robin X X X X X X
Gray Catbird    4/26 X X
Brown Thrasher      
Northern Mockingbird X X X X X X
European Starling X X X X X X
American Pipit       
Cedar Waxwing     5/12 X
Ovenbird      6/10
Worm-eating Warbler      
Louisiana Waterthrush      
Northern Waterthrush     5/19 
Blue-winged Warbler      
Black & white Warbler    4/21 X 
Prothonotary Warbler      
Tennessee Warbler      
Orange-crowned Warbler      
Nashville Warbler      
Common Yellowthroat     5/5 X
Hooded Warbler      
American Redstart     5/6 
Cape May Warbler      
Cerulean Warbler      
Northern Parula     5/6 
Magnolia Warbler     5/15 
Bay-breasted Warbler      
Blackburnian Warbler      
Yellow Warbler    4/21 X X
Chestnut-sided Warbler     5/6 
Blackpoll Warbler     5/5 
Blk-throat. Blue Warbler     5/6 
Palm Warbler    4/3 X 
Pine Warbler   3/24 X  
Yellow-rumped Warbler X   4/21 X 
Prairie Warbler      
Blk-throat. Green Warbler     5/22 
Canada Warbler     5/6 
Wilson's Warbler     5/19 
Yellow-breasted Chat      
Eastern Towhee    4/10  
Amer. Tree Sparrow  X    
Chipping Sparrow  2/2  X X X
Clay-colored Sparrow      
Field Sparrow  2/11  X  
Savannah Sparrow  2/5  X  
Grasshopper Sparrow      
Fox Sparrow   3/31 X  
Song Sparrow X X X X X X
Lincoln's Sparrow      
Swamp Sparrow    4/6 X 
White-throated Sparrow X X X X X 
White-crowned Sparrow      
Dark-eyed Junco X X X X  
Summer Tanager      
Scarlet Tanager     5/3 
Northern Cardinal X X X X X X
Rose-breasted Grosbeak     5/5 
Blue Grosbeak      
Indigo Bunting     5/5 X
Dickcissel      
Bobolink      
Red-winged Blackbird  X X X X X
Eastern Meadowlark      
Rusty Blackbird    3/23   
Common Grackle   3/3 X X X
Brown-headed Cowbird X  X X X X
Orchard Oriole     5/6 X
Baltimore Oriole     5/4 X
House Finch X X X X X X
Purple Finch      
Common Redpoll      
Pine Siskin      
Amer. Goldfinch X X X X X X
Evening Grosbeak      
House Sparrow X X X X X X
      
Bar-headed Goose      
Egyptian Goose      
      
# of species 54 56 63 85 98 65

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