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Bird Observations

Date Range:
Mar-May, 1900-2060

Walter C. Best Wildlife Preserve

143 species (+6 other taxa) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Snow Goose
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Trumpeter Swan
Tundra Swan
Wood Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Gadwall
American Wigeon
Mallard
Mallard (Domestic type)
American Black Duck
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Canvasback
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Greater/Lesser Scaup
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Wild Turkey
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Red-necked Grebe
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Common Nighthawk
Chimney Swift
Virginia Rail
Sora
American Coot
Sandhill Crane
Killdeer
Least Sandpiper
American Woodcock
Wilson's Snipe
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Bonaparte's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Common Tern
Common Loon
Double-crested Cormorant
American Bittern
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Belted Kingfisher
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Downy/Hairy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
American Kestrel
Merlin
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Willow Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Kingbird
flycatcher sp. (Tyrannidae sp.)
Philadelphia Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Northern Shrike
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Tufted Titmouse
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
House Wren
Carolina Wren
European Starling
Gray Catbird
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Brown Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird
Eastern Bluebird
Veery
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
House Sparrow
House Finch
Purple Finch
American Goldfinch
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
American Tree Sparrow
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Fox Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
White-crowned Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Eastern Towhee
Bobolink
Eastern Meadowlark
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Rusty Blackbird
Common Grackle
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
blackbird sp.
Black-and-white Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Palm Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.)
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak

KEY:| = insufficient data | = rare to widespread

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