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