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            
Cackling Goose            12/5
Canada Goose X X X X X X X X X X X X
Mute Swan  2/24 X X   7/10   10/28  
Tundra Swan            
Wood Duck X X          
Gadwall           11/7 
American Wigeon   3/16       10/15 X X
American Black Duck X X X       10/27 X X
Mallard X X X X X X X X X X X X
Blue-winged Teal            
Northern Shoveler            
Northern Pintail  2/23          
Green-winged Teal   3/11         
Canvasback X X          
Ring-necked Duck X X X X       11/9 X
Greater Scaup 1/15 X X X        
Lesser Scaup  2/24         11/30 
Surf Scoter             
Bufflehead X X X X       11/2 X
Common Goldeneye X X X X       11/9 X
Hooded Merganser 1/3 X X X       11/22 X
Common Merganser X X X X       11/29 X
Red-breasted Merganser  2/17 X X        
Ruddy Duck            
Ruffed Grouse            
Wild Turkey    4/4    8/7 X X X 
Red-throated Loon 1/14  X         
Common Loon     5/19     10/6  
Pied-billed Grebe 1/13   4/7        
Horned Grebe 1/13   4/5        
Double-crested Cormorant X X X X X X X X X X X X
Great Cormorant X X X X X X    10/11 X X
Great Blue Heron X X X X X X X X X X X X
Great Egret    4/28 X X X X X X  
Snowy Egret        8/6    
Little Blue Heron            
Cattle Egret            
Green Heron            
Blk-crowned Night Heron        8/1    
Yellow-crowned Night Heron            
Glossy Ibis            
Black Vulture 1/17 X  X X X X X  X X X
Turkey Vulture X X X X X X X X X X X X
Osprey    4/4 X X X X X X X 
Bald Eagle  X X X X X  X X X X X X
Northern Harrier   3/20         12/5
Sharp-shinned Hawk X X X X X     10/25 X X
Cooper's Hawk X X X X  X    10/27 X X
Northern Goshawk            
Red-shouldered Hawk            
Broad-winged Hawk            
Red-tailed Hawk X X X X X X X X X X X X
Rough-legged Hawk            
American Coot           11/2 
American Oystercatcher            
Semipalmated Plover            
Killdeer  2/24 X X X X X X X  X X
Spotted Sandpiper     5/2   8/6    
Solitary Sandpiper     5/2       
Greater Yellowlegs    4/14 X       
Lesser Yellowlegs    4/14        
Least Sandpiper     5/2   8/11    
White-rumped Sandpiper            
Buff-breasted Sandpiper            
Semipalmated Sandpiper            
Western Sandpiper            
Short-billed Dowitcher            
Wilson's Snipe            
American Woodcock             
Bonaparte's Gull            
Laughing Gull       7/29 X X X X 
Ring-billed Gull X X X X X X X X X X X X
Herring Gull X X X X X X X X X X X X
Iceland Gull            
Lesser Black-backed Gull            
Great Black-backed Gull X X X X X 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 X X X X X X
Mourning Dove X X X X X X X X X X X X
Yellow-billed Cuckoo     5/12   8/16    
Black-billed Cuckoo     5/22       
Eastern Screech-Owl         9/30   
Great Horned Owl      5/25       
Barred Owl            
Common Nighthawk            
Chimney Swift     4/15 X X X X    
Ruby-thr. Hummingbird     5/22  X     
Belted Kingfisher X   4/10    8/11 X X X X
Red-headed Woodpecker 1/10           
Red-bellied Woodpecker X X X X X X X X X X X X
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker X X X       10/10 X X
Downy Woodpecker X X X X X X X X X X X X
Hairy Woodpecker X X X X X X X X X X X X
Northern Flicker  2/24 X X X X X X X X X X
Pileated Woodpecker            
American Kestrel 1/2 X        10/20  
Merlin 1/18           12/28
Peregrine Falcon X X X X X X X X X X X X
Eastern Wood-Pewee     5/14 X X X X X  
Acadian Flycatcher     5/30       
Alder Flycatcher     5/22       
Willow Flycatcher     5/26 X X     
Least Flycatcher     5/22    9/9   
Eastern Phoebe    4/9     9/19 X  
Great Crested Flycatcher     5/2 X X X X   
Eastern Kingbird    4/28 X X X X X   
White-eyed Vireo            
Yellow-throated Vireo            
Blue-headed Vireo          10/17  
Warbling Vireo     5/1 X X X    
Philadelphia Vireo         9/19   
Red-eyed Vireo     5/3  X X X X  
Blue Jay X X X X X X X X X X X X
American Crow X X X X X X X X X X X X
Fish Crow X X X X X X X X X X X X
Common Raven            
Horned Lark            
Purple Martin    4/28 X       
Tree Swallow   3/24 X X X X     
No. Rough-winged Swallow    4/7 X X X     
Bank Swallow    4/16 X       
Cliff Swallow     5/10       
Barn Swallow    4/7 X X X X    
Carolina Chickadee X  X  X X X  X X X X
Blk-capped Chickadee X X X X X X X X X X X X
Tufted Titmouse X X X X X X X X X X X X
Red-breasted Nuthatch            
White-breasted Nuthatch X X X X X X X X X X X X
Brown Creeper X  3/6 X      10/10 X X
House Wren    4/26 X X X X X X  
Winter Wren           11/10 X
Sedge Wren          10/20  
Marsh Wren         9/22   
Carolina Wren X X X X X X X X X X X X
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher    4/15 X  X X X   
Golden-crowned Kinglet X   4/8      10/8 X 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet    4/28 X    9/15 X X 
Eastern Bluebird 1/19       8/13   11/23 
Gray-cheeked Thrush     5/16       
Swainson's Thrush     5/11     10/6  
Hermit Thrush    4/4      10/10  
Wood Thrush     5/20 X X     
American Robin X X X X X X X X X X X X
Gray Catbird     5/2 X X X X X  X
Brown Thrasher        8/16    
Northern Mockingbird X X X X X X X X X X X X
European Starling X X X X X X X X X X X X
American Pipit           10/28  
Cedar Waxwing X    5/12 X X X X X X 
Ovenbird     5/9    9/3   
Worm-eating Warbler     5/14       
Louisiana Waterthrush            
Northern Waterthrush     5/5       
Blue-winged Warbler     5/5       
Black & white Warbler     5/5   8/16 X X  
Prothonotary Warbler            
Tennessee Warbler     5/14       
Orange-crowned Warbler          10/24 X 
Nashville Warbler     5/9       
Common Yellowthroat     5/5  X X X X X 
Hooded Warbler     5/5       
American Redstart     5/5   8/4 X   
Cape May Warbler            
Cerulean Warbler     5/25       
Northern Parula     5/5     10/3  
Magnolia Warbler     5/6   8/16 X X  
Bay-breasted Warbler     5/14       
Blackburnian Warbler     5/20       
Yellow Warbler    4/3 X X X X X   
Chestnut-sided Warbler     5/9   8/27    
Blackpoll Warbler     5/7       
Blk-throat. Blue Warbler     5/5    9/19   
Palm Warbler         9/19 X X 
Pine Warbler    4/4 X   8/1    
Yellow-rumped Warbler X X  X X     10/1 X X
Prairie Warbler        8/27  X  
Blk-throat. Green Warbler     5/7       
Canada Warbler     5/5   8/27    
Wilson's Warbler     5/5       
Yellow-breasted Chat            
Eastern Towhee    4/26 X   8/16  X  
Amer. Tree Sparrow  2/16 X         12/28
Chipping Sparrow    4/7 X     10/10 X 
Clay-colored Sparrow            
Field Sparrow    4/7      10/3  
Savannah Sparrow    4/21 X     10/3  
Grasshopper Sparrow            
Fox Sparrow           11/21 X
Song Sparrow X X X X X X X X X X X X
Lincoln's Sparrow          10/27  
Swamp Sparrow     5/5     10/1 X 
White-throated Sparrow X X X X X    9/19 X X X
White-crowned Sparrow           11/5 
Dark-eyed Junco X X X X      10/10 X X
Summer Tanager            
Scarlet Tanager     5/10   8/16 X   
Northern Cardinal X X X X X X X X X X X X
Rose-breasted Grosbeak     5/3       
Blue Grosbeak     5/4       
Indigo Bunting     5/3 X X X    
Bobolink     5/22       
Red-winged Blackbird X X X X X X X X X X X X
Eastern Meadowlark            
Rusty Blackbird   2/5 X         12/28
Common Grackle X X X X X X X X X X X X
Brown-headed Cowbird  2/16 X X X X X X X X X X
Orchard Oriole     5/6       
Baltimore Oriole     5/3 X X X    
House Finch X X X X X X X X X X X X
Purple Finch          10/19 X 
Common Redpoll            
Pine Siskin            
Amer. Goldfinch X X X X X X X X X X X X
Evening Grosbeak            
House Sparrow X X X X X X X X X X X X
Bar-headed Goose            
Egyptian Goose     5/3       12/14
# of species 62 60 60 79 112 57 61 73 66 82 73 63