Bird Sightings 2016  (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 X X X X X
Mute Swan 1/19 X X X        
Tundra Swan            
Wood Duck     5/27     10/19  X
Gadwall            12/27
American Wigeon X X X X        
American Black Duck X  X X     9/27 X X X
Mallard X X X X X X X X X X X X
Blue-winged Teal        8/26    
Northern Shoveler            
Northern Pintail            
Green-winged Teal            
Ring-necked Duck X X X         
Greater Scaup            
Lesser Scaup            
Surf Scoter             
Bufflehead X X X X       11/14 X
Common Goldeneye X X X         12/7
Hooded Merganser X X X X       11/23 X
Common Merganser X X X X        12/27
Red-breasted Merganser   3/7 X        
Ruddy Duck            
Ruffed Grouse            
Wild Turkey   3/31 X X  X   10/26 X 
Red-throated Loon 1/25   4/16 X X      
Common Loon           11/12 
Pied-billed Grebe            
Horned Grebe            
Double-crested Cormorant X X X X X X X X X X X 
Great Cormorant X  X X X X X X X X X X
Great Blue Heron X X X X X X X X X X X X
Great Egret    4/15 X X X X X X X 
Snowy Egret        8/9    
Little Blue Heron        8/18    
Cattle Egret            
Green Heron    4/23 X X  X  X  
Blk-crowned Night Heron            
Yellow-crowned Night Heron            
Glossy Ibis            
Black Vulture X X X X X X X X X X X X
Turkey Vulture X X X X X X X X X X X X
Osprey   3/30 X X X X X X X X 
Bald Eagle  X X X X X X X X  X X X
Northern Harrier            
Sharp-shinned Hawk X X X X X  X   10/22 X X
Cooper's Hawk X X  X  X  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 X X X X X
Rough-legged Hawk            
American Coot    4/8        
American Oystercatcher            
Semipalmated Plover            
Killdeer   3/10 X X X X X X X  
Spotted Sandpiper     5/16       
Solitary Sandpiper     5/15     10/2  
Greater Yellowlegs    4/21 X       
Lesser Yellowlegs            
Least Sandpiper     5/6  X X 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        8/26 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     5/6       
Black-billed Cuckoo     5/5       
Eastern Screech-Owl            
Great Horned Owl             
Barred Owl            
Common Nighthawk          10/7  
Chimney Swift     4/25 X X X X X   
Ruby-thr. Hummingbird      6/29  X    
Belted Kingfisher X X X X X   8/20 X X X X
Red-headed Woodpecker            
Red-bellied Woodpecker X X X X X X X X X X X X
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  2/10        10/6 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
Northern Flicker X X X X X X X X X X X X
Pileated Woodpecker    4/18        
American Kestrel    4/3     9/25   
Merlin         9/25 X  X
Peregrine Falcon X X X  X X X X X X X X
Eastern Wood-Pewee     5/30   8/9    
Acadian Flycatcher    4/29        
Alder Flycatcher            
Willow Flycatcher     5/25 X X X    
Least Flycatcher        8/28 X   
Eastern Phoebe   3/29 X    8/4 X X  
Ash-throated Flycatcher            12/27
Great Crested Flycatcher     5/5 X X X X   
Eastern Kingbird     5/6 X X X    
White-eyed Vireo            
Yellow-throated Vireo            
Blue-headed Vireo    4/27 X     10/8  
Warbling Vireo    4/21 X X X X X   
Philadelphia Vireo            
Red-eyed Vireo     5/5 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
Common Raven          10/26 X X
Horned Lark            
Purple Martin            
Tree Swallow   3/26 X 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 X X   
Carolina Chickadee X X 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 X X X        
House Wren    4/19 X X X X X X  
Winter Wren X  X X        
Sedge Wren            
Marsh Wren     5/21       
Carolina Wren X X X X X X X X X X X X
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher    4/10 X X X X X   
Golden-crowned Kinglet X X  X      10/8  
Ruby-crowned Kinglet X   4/5 X     10/6 X X
Eastern Bluebird  2/4          
Veery     5/5       
Gray-cheeked Thrush            
Swainson's Thrush     5/12    9/16   
Hermit Thrush    4/21      10/21  
Wood Thrush     5/5       
American Robin X X X X X X X X X X X X
Gray Catbird    4/26 X X X X X X  
Brown Thrasher            
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             
Cedar Waxwing     5/12 X X X X X X X
Ovenbird      6/10      
Worm-eating Warbler            
Louisiana Waterthrush            
Northern Waterthrush     5/19    9/4   
Blue-winged Warbler         9/2   
Black & white Warbler    4/21 X  X X    
Prothonotary Warbler            
Tennessee Warbler            
Orange-crowned Warbler            
Nashville Warbler         9/15 X  
Common Yellowthroat     5/5 X X X X X X X
Hooded Warbler            
American Redstart     5/6   8/19 X X  
Cape May Warbler            
Cerulean Warbler            
Northern Parula     5/6    9/8   
Magnolia Warbler     5/15   8/27 X   
Bay-breasted Warbler            
Blackburnian Warbler        8/27    
Yellow Warbler    4/21 X X X X X   
Chestnut-sided Warbler     5/6   8/27 X   
Blackpoll Warbler     5/5    9/8   
Blk-throat. Blue Warbler     5/6     10/9  
Palm Warbler    4/3 X     10/8  
Pine Warbler   3/24 X      10/12  
Yellow-rumped Warbler X   4/21 X     10/4 X X
Prairie Warbler        8/27    
Blk-throat. Green Warbler     5/22       
Canada Warbler     5/6    9/1   
Wilson's Warbler     5/19       
Yellow-breasted Chat            
Eastern Towhee    4/10     9/15 X  
Amer. Tree Sparrow  X          12/22
Chipping Sparrow  2/2  X X X  X  X  
Clay-colored Sparrow            
Field Sparrow  2/11  X      10/19  
Lark Sparrow          10/6  
Savannah Sparrow  2/5  X     9/16 X X 
Grasshopper Sparrow            
Fox Sparrow   3/31 X        
Song Sparrow X X X X X X X X X X X X
Lincoln's Sparrow          10/6  
Swamp Sparrow    4/6 X     10/6 X 
White-throated Sparrow X X X X X     10/6 X X
White-crowned Sparrow          10/22  
Dark-eyed Junco X X X X      10/7 X X
Summer Tanager            
Scarlet Tanager     5/3       
Northern Cardinal X X X X X X X X X X X X
Rose-breasted Grosbeak     5/5    9/15   
Blue Grosbeak            
Indigo Bunting     5/5 X X X  X  
Red-winged Blackbird  X X X X X X X X X X X
Eastern Meadowlark          10/8  
Rusty Blackbird    3/23         
Common Grackle   3/3 X X X X X X X X X
Brown-headed Cowbird X  X X X X X X X X X X
Orchard Oriole     5/6 X      
Baltimore Oriole     5/4 X X X X   
House Finch X X X X X X X X X X X X
Purple Finch            
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          10/8  
# of species 54 56 63 85 98 65 60 75 75 82 56 58