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       
Canada Goose X X X X X X X
Mute Swan 1/19 X X X   
Tundra Swan       
Wood Duck     5/27  
American Wigeon X X X X   
American Black Duck X  X X   
Mallard X X X X X X X
Blue-winged Teal       
Northern Shoveler       
Northern Pintail       
Green-winged Teal       
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  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 X
Great Cormorant X  X X X X X
Great Blue Heron X X X X X X X
Great Egret    4/15 X 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 X
Turkey Vulture X X X X X X X
Osprey   3/30 X X X X
Bald Eagle  X X X X X X X
Northern Harrier       
Sharp-shinned Hawk X 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 X
Rough-legged Hawk       
American Coot    4/8   
American Oystercatcher       
Semipalmated Plover       
Killdeer   3/10 X X X X
Spotted Sandpiper     5/16  
Solitary Sandpiper     5/15  
Greater Yellowlegs    4/21 X  
Lesser Yellowlegs       
Least Sandpiper     5/6  X
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 X
Herring Gull X 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 X
Mourning Dove X 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 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 X
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  2/10     
Downy Woodpecker X X X X X X X
Hairy Woodpecker X X X X X X 
Northern Flicker X X X X X X X
Pileated Woodpecker    4/18   
American Kestrel    4/3   
Peregrine Falcon X X X  X X X
Eastern Wood-Pewee     5/30  
Acadian Flycatcher    4/29   
Alder Flycatcher       
Willow Flycatcher     5/25 X X
Least Flycatcher       
Eastern Phoebe   3/29 X   
Great Crested Flycatcher     5/5 X X
Eastern Kingbird     5/6 X X
White-eyed Vireo       
Yellow-throated Vireo       
Blue-headed Vireo    4/27 X  
Warbling Vireo    4/21 X X X
Philadelphia Vireo       
Red-eyed Vireo     5/5 X X
Blue Jay X X X X X X X
American Crow X X X X X X X
Fish Crow  X X X X X X
Common Raven       
Horned Lark       
Purple Martin       
Tree Swallow   3/26 X X X X
No. Rough-winged Swallow    4/18 X X 
Bank Swallow     5/19  
Cliff Swallow    4/27 X  X
Barn Swallow    4/23 X X X
Carolina Chickadee X X X X X X X
Blk-capped Chickadee X X X X X X X
Tufted Titmouse X X X X X X X
Red-breasted Nuthatch       
White-breasted Nuthatch X X X X X X X
Brown Creeper X X X X   
House Wren    4/19 X X X
Winter Wren X  X X   
Sedge Wren       
Marsh Wren     5/21  
Carolina Wren X X X X X X X
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher    4/10 X 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 X
Gray Catbird    4/26 X X X
Brown Thrasher       
Northern Mockingbird X X X X X X X
European Starling X X X X X X X
American Pipit        
Cedar Waxwing     5/12 X X
Ovenbird      6/10 
Worm-eating Warbler       
Louisiana Waterthrush       
Northern Waterthrush     5/19  
Blue-winged Warbler       
Black & white Warbler    4/21 X  X
Prothonotary Warbler       
Tennessee Warbler       
Orange-crowned Warbler       
Nashville Warbler       
Common Yellowthroat     5/5 X 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 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 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 X
Rose-breasted Grosbeak     5/5  
Blue Grosbeak       
Indigo Bunting     5/5 X X
Red-winged Blackbird  X X X X X X
Eastern Meadowlark       
Rusty Blackbird    3/23    
Common Grackle   3/3 X X X X
Brown-headed Cowbird X  X X X X X
Orchard Oriole     5/6 X 
Baltimore Oriole     5/4 X X
House Finch X X X X X X X
Purple Finch       
Common Redpoll       
Pine Siskin       
Amer. Goldfinch X X X X X X X
Evening Grosbeak       
House Sparrow X X X X X X X
Bar-headed Goose       
Egyptian Goose       
# of species 54 56 63 85 98 65 60