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
Mute Swan 1/19 X X
Tundra Swan   
Wood Duck   
American Wigeon X X X
American Black Duck X  X
Mallard 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
Common Goldeneye X X X
Hooded Merganser X X X
Common Merganser X X X
Red-breasted Merganser   3/7
Ruddy Duck   
Ruffed Grouse   
Wild Turkey   3/31
Red-throated Loon   
Common Loon   
Pied-billed Grebe   
Horned Grebe   
Double-crested Cormorant X X X
Great Cormorant X  X
Great Blue Heron X X X
Great Egret   
Snowy Egret   
Little Blue Heron   
Cattle Egret   
Green Heron   
Blk-crowned Night Heron   
Yellow-crowned Night Heron   
Glossy Ibis   
Black Vulture X X X
Turkey Vulture X X X
Osprey   3/30
Bald Eagle  X X X
Northern Harrier   
Sharp-shinned Hawk X X X
Cooper's Hawk X X 
Northern Goshawk   
Red-shouldered Hawk  2/11 X
Broad-winged Hawk   
Red-tailed Hawk X X X
Rough-legged Hawk   
American Coot   
American Oystercatcher   
Semipalmated Plover   
Killdeer   3/10
Spotted Sandpiper   
Solitary Sandpiper   
Greater Yellowlegs   
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
Herring Gull X X X
Iceland Gull   
Lesser Black-backed Gull   
Great Black-backed Gull X X X
Least Tern   
Caspian Tern   
Common Tern   
Forster's Tern   
Black Skimmer   
Rock Pigeon X X X
Mourning Dove X X X
Yellow-billed Cuckoo   
Black-billed Cuckoo   
Eastern Screech-Owl   
Great Horned Owl    
Barred Owl   
Common Nighthawk   
Chimney Swift    
Ruby-thr. Hummingbird   
Belted Kingfisher X X X
Red-headed Woodpecker   
Red-bellied Woodpecker X X X
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  2/10 
Downy Woodpecker X X X
Hairy Woodpecker X X X
Northern Flicker X X X
Pileated Woodpecker   
American Kestrel   
Peregrine Falcon X X X
Eastern Wood-Pewee   
Acadian Flycatcher   
Alder Flycatcher   
Willow Flycatcher   
Least Flycatcher   
Eastern Phoebe   3/29
Great Crested Flycatcher   
Eastern Kingbird   
White-eyed Vireo   
Yellow-throated Vireo   
Blue-headed Vireo   
Warbling Vireo   
Philadelphia Vireo   
Red-eyed Vireo   
Blue Jay X X X
American Crow X X X
Fish Crow  X X
Common Raven   
Horned Lark   
Purple Martin   
Tree Swallow   3/26
No. Rough-winged Swallow   
Bank Swallow   
Cliff Swallow   
Barn Swallow   
Carolina Chickadee X X X
Blk-capped Chickadee X X X
Tufted Titmouse X X X
Red-breasted Nuthatch   
White-breasted Nuthatch X X X
Brown Creeper X X X
House Wren   
Winter Wren X  X
Sedge Wren   
Marsh Wren   
Carolina Wren X X X
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher   
Golden-crowned Kinglet X X 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet X  
Eastern Bluebird  2/4 
Gray-cheeked Thrush   
Swainson's Thrush   
Hermit Thrush   
Wood Thrush   
American Robin X X X
Gray Catbird   
Brown Thrasher   
Northern Mockingbird X X X
European Starling X X X
American Pipit    
Cedar Waxwing   
Worm-eating Warbler   
Louisiana Waterthrush   
Northern Waterthrush   
Blue-winged Warbler   
Black & white Warbler   
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   
Chestnut-sided Warbler   
Blackpoll Warbler   
Blk-throat. Blue Warbler   
Palm Warbler   
Pine Warbler   3/24
Yellow-rumped Warbler X  
Prairie Warbler   
Blk-throat. Green Warbler   
Canada Warbler   
Wilson's Warbler   
Yellow-breasted Chat   
Eastern Towhee   
Amer. Tree Sparrow  X 
Chipping Sparrow  2/2 
Clay-colored Sparrow   
Field Sparrow  2/11 
Savannah Sparrow  2/5 
Grasshopper Sparrow   
Fox Sparrow   3/31
Song Sparrow X X X
Lincoln's Sparrow   
Swamp Sparrow   
White-throated Sparrow X X X
White-crowned Sparrow   
Dark-eyed Junco X X X
Summer Tanager   
Scarlet Tanager   
Northern Cardinal X X X
Rose-breasted Grosbeak   
Blue Grosbeak   
Indigo Bunting   
Red-winged Blackbird  X X
Eastern Meadowlark   
Rusty Blackbird    3/23
Common Grackle   3/3
Brown-headed Cowbird X  X
Orchard Oriole   
Baltimore Oriole   
House Finch X X X
Purple Finch   
Common Redpoll   
Pine Siskin   
Amer. Goldfinch X X X
Evening Grosbeak   
House Sparrow X X X
Bar-headed Goose   
Egyptian Goose   
# of species 53 56 63