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Bird Observations

Date Range:
May, 1900-2060

Lake Erie Western Basin

303 species (+82 other taxa) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck  
Snow Goose  
Graylag Goose (Domestic type)  
Greater White-fronted Goose  
Domestic goose sp. (Domestic type)  
Brant  
Cackling Goose  
Canada Goose  
Graylag Goose (Domestic type) x Canada Goose (hybrid)  
goose sp.  
Mute Swan  
Trumpeter Swan  
Tundra Swan  
Trumpeter/Tundra Swan  
swan sp.  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Muscovy Duck (Domestic type)  
Wood Duck  
Garganey  
Blue-winged Teal  
Cinnamon Teal  
Northern Shoveler  
Gadwall  
Eurasian Wigeon  
American Wigeon  
Mallard  
Mallard (Domestic type)  
Muscovy Duck x Mallard (hybrid)  
Gadwall x Mallard (hybrid)  
American Black Duck  
Mallard x American Black Duck (hybrid)  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Northern Pintail  
Green-winged Teal  
teal sp.  
dabbling duck sp.  
Canvasback  
Redhead  
Ring-necked Duck  
Greater Scaup  
Lesser Scaup  
Greater/Lesser Scaup  
Aythya sp.  
Surf Scoter  
White-winged Scoter  
Black Scoter  
Surf/Black Scoter  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Long-tailed Duck  
Bufflehead  
Common Goldeneye  
Hooded Merganser  
Common Merganser  
Red-breasted Merganser  
Common/Red-breasted Merganser  
Ruddy Duck  
duck sp.  
Northern Bobwhite  
Indian Peafowl (Domestic type)  
Ring-necked Pheasant  
Greater Prairie-Chicken  
Wild Turkey  
Pied-billed Grebe  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Horned Grebe  
Eared Grebe  
Horned/Eared Grebe  
Western Grebe  
grebe sp.  
Rock Pigeon  
Eurasian Collared-Dove  
African Collared-Dove (Domestic type or Ringed Turtle-Dove)  
White-winged Dove  
Mourning Dove  
pigeon/dove sp.  
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  
Black-billed Cuckoo  
Yellow-billed/Black-billed Cuckoo  
Common Nighthawk  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Chuck-will's-widow  
Eastern Whip-poor-will  
Chimney Swift  
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  
King Rail  
Virginia Rail  
Sora  
Common Gallinule  
American Coot  
moorhen/coot/gallinule sp.  
Yellow Rail  
Black Rail  
rail/crake sp.  
Sandhill Crane  
Black-necked Stilt  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
American Avocet  
Black-bellied Plover  
American Golden-Plover  
Black-bellied Plover/golden-plover sp.  
Semipalmated Plover  
Piping Plover  
Killdeer  
plover sp.  
Upland Sandpiper  
Whimbrel  
Hudsonian Godwit  
Marbled Godwit  
Ruddy Turnstone  
Red Knot  
Ruff  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Stilt Sandpiper  
Curlew Sandpiper  
Sanderling  
Dunlin  
Purple Sandpiper  
Baird's Sandpiper  
Least Sandpiper  
White-rumped Sandpiper  
Pectoral Sandpiper  
Semipalmated Sandpiper  
Western Sandpiper  
Semipalmated/Western Sandpiper  
peep sp.  
Calidris sp.  
Short-billed Dowitcher  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Long-billed Dowitcher  
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher  
American Woodcock  
Wilson's Snipe  
Wilson's Phalarope  
Red-necked Phalarope  
phalarope sp.  
Spotted Sandpiper  
Solitary Sandpiper  
Greater Yellowlegs  
Willet  
Lesser Yellowlegs  
Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs  
Tringa sp.  
shorebird sp.  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Bonaparte's Gull  
Black-headed Gull  
Laughing Gull  
Franklin's Gull  
Ring-billed Gull  
Laughing x Ring-billed Gull (hybrid)  
Herring Gull  
Lesser Black-backed Gull  
Great Black-backed Gull  
Larus sp.  
gull sp.  
Least Tern  
Caspian Tern  
Black Tern  
Common Tern  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forster's Tern  
Common/Forster's Tern  
Sterna sp.  
tern sp.  
Red-throated Loon  
Common Loon  
Neotropic Cormorant  
Double-crested Cormorant  
cormorant sp.  
American White Pelican  
American Bittern  
Least Bittern  
Great Blue Heron  
Great Egret  
Snowy Egret  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Little Blue Heron  
Tricolored Heron  
Cattle Egret  
white egret sp.  
Green Heron  
Black-crowned Night-Heron  
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  
Glossy Ibis  
White-faced Ibis  
Glossy/White-faced Ibis  
Black Vulture  
Turkey Vulture  
Osprey  
Mississippi Kite  
Northern Harrier  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sharp-shinned Hawk  
Cooper's Hawk  
Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawk  
Northern Goshawk  
Accipiter sp.  
Bald Eagle  
Red-shouldered Hawk  
Broad-winged Hawk  
Red-tailed Hawk  
Rough-legged Hawk  
Buteo sp.  
hawk sp.  
Barn Owl  
Eastern Screech-Owl  
Great Horned Owl  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Snowy Owl  
Barred Owl  
Long-eared Owl  
Short-eared Owl  
Northern Saw-whet Owl  
owl sp.  
Belted Kingfisher  
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  
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
woodpecker sp.  
American Kestrel  
Merlin  
Peregrine Falcon  
small falcon sp.  
Olive-sided Flycatcher  
Eastern Wood-Pewee  
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher  
Acadian Flycatcher  
Alder Flycatcher  
Willow Flycatcher  
Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher)  
Least Flycatcher  
Empidonax sp.  
Eastern Phoebe  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Great Crested Flycatcher  
Eastern Kingbird  
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  
flycatcher sp. (Tyrannidae sp.)  
White-eyed Vireo  
Bell's Vireo  
Yellow-throated Vireo  
Blue-headed Vireo  
Philadelphia Vireo  
Warbling Vireo  
Red-eyed Vireo  
vireo sp.  
Loggerhead Shrike  
Blue Jay  
American Crow  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Fish Crow  
crow sp.  
Black-capped Chickadee  
Tufted Titmouse  
Horned Lark  
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  
Purple Martin  
Tree Swallow  
Bank Swallow  
Barn Swallow  
Cliff Swallow  
swallow sp.  
Golden-crowned Kinglet  
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  
kinglet sp.  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Red-breasted Nuthatch  
White-breasted Nuthatch  
Brown Creeper  
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  
House Wren  
Winter Wren  
Sedge Wren  
Marsh Wren  
Sedge/Marsh Wren  
Carolina Wren  
Bewick's Wren  
wren sp.  
European Starling  
Gray Catbird  
Brown Thrasher  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Northern Mockingbird  
Eastern Bluebird  
Townsend's Solitaire  
Veery  
Gray-cheeked Thrush  
Swainson's Thrush  
Hermit Thrush  
Catharus sp.  
Wood Thrush  
American Robin  
thrush sp.  
Cedar Waxwing  
House Sparrow  
American Pipit  
Evening Grosbeak  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
House Finch  
Purple Finch  
House/Purple Finch  
Pine Siskin  
American Goldfinch  
finch sp.  
Lapland Longspur  
Grasshopper Sparrow  
Chipping Sparrow  
Clay-colored Sparrow  
Field Sparrow  
Spizella sp.  
Lark Sparrow  
American Tree Sparrow  
Spizella sp./American Tree Sparrow