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Bird Observations

Date Range:
May, 1900-2019

Howard Marsh Metropark

203 species (+36 other taxa) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Canada Goose  
goose sp.  
Mute Swan  
Trumpeter Swan  
Trumpeter/Tundra Swan  
swan sp.  
Wood Duck  
Blue-winged Teal  
Northern Shoveler  
Gadwall  
American Wigeon  
Mallard  
Mallard (Domestic type)  
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.  
Bufflehead  
Common Goldeneye  
Hooded Merganser  
Common Merganser  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Red-breasted Merganser  
Ruddy Duck  
duck sp.  
Northern Bobwhite  
Ring-necked Pheasant  
Wild Turkey  
Pied-billed Grebe  
Horned Grebe  
grebe sp.  
Rock Pigeon  
Mourning Dove  
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  
Common Nighthawk  
Chimney Swift  
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
King Rail  
Virginia Rail  
Sora  
Common Gallinule  
American Coot  
Sandhill Crane  
Black-necked Stilt  
American Avocet  
Black-bellied Plover  
American Golden-Plover  
Black-bellied Plover/golden-plover sp.  
Semipalmated Plover  
Killdeer  
Upland Sandpiper  
Whimbrel  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Marbled Godwit  
Ruddy Turnstone  
Red Knot  
Stilt Sandpiper  
Sanderling  
Dunlin  
Least Sandpiper  
White-rumped Sandpiper  
Pectoral Sandpiper  
Semipalmated Sandpiper  
peep sp.  
Short-billed Dowitcher  
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher  
American Woodcock  
Wilson's Snipe  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wilson's Phalarope  
phalarope sp.  
Spotted Sandpiper  
Solitary Sandpiper  
Greater Yellowlegs  
Willet  
Lesser Yellowlegs  
Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs  
shorebird sp.  
Bonaparte's Gull  
Ring-billed Gull  
Herring Gull  
Lesser Black-backed Gull  
Great Black-backed Gull  
Larus sp.  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
gull sp.  
Caspian Tern  
Black Tern  
Common Tern  
Forster's Tern  
Common/Forster's Tern  
Sterna sp.  
tern sp.  
Common Loon  
Double-crested Cormorant  
American White Pelican  
American Bittern  
Least Bittern  
Great Blue Heron  
Great Egret  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Snowy Egret  
Cattle Egret  
white egret sp.  
Green Heron  
Black-crowned Night-Heron  
White-faced Ibis  
Glossy/White-faced Ibis  
Turkey Vulture  
Osprey  
Northern Harrier  
Sharp-shinned Hawk  
Cooper's Hawk  
Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawk  
Bald Eagle  
Red-shouldered Hawk  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Broad-winged Hawk  
Red-tailed Hawk  
Buteo sp.  
hawk sp.  
Eastern Screech-Owl  
Great Horned Owl  
Belted Kingfisher  
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  
Red-headed Woodpecker  
Red-bellied Woodpecker  
Downy Woodpecker  
Hairy Woodpecker  
Downy/Hairy Woodpecker  
Northern Flicker  
American Kestrel  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Merlin  
Peregrine Falcon  
small falcon sp.  
Eastern Wood-Pewee  
Alder Flycatcher  
Willow Flycatcher  
Least Flycatcher  
Eastern Phoebe  
Great Crested Flycatcher  
Eastern Kingbird  
flycatcher sp. (Tyrannidae sp.)  
Warbling Vireo  
Red-eyed Vireo  
Blue Jay  
American Crow  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Black-capped Chickadee  
Tufted Titmouse  
Horned Lark  
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  
Purple Martin  
Tree Swallow  
Bank Swallow  
Barn Swallow  
Cliff Swallow  
swallow sp.  
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  
kinglet sp.  
Red-breasted Nuthatch  
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  
House Wren  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sedge Wren  
Marsh Wren  
Carolina Wren  
European Starling  
Gray Catbird  
Brown Thrasher  
Northern Mockingbird  
Eastern Bluebird  
Veery  
Gray-cheeked Thrush  
Swainson's Thrush  
Wood Thrush  
American Robin  
Cedar Waxwing  
House Sparrow  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
American Pipit  
House Finch  
Purple Finch  
American Goldfinch  
finch sp.  
Lapland Longspur  
Grasshopper Sparrow  
Chipping Sparrow  
Field Sparrow  
Lark Sparrow  
American Tree Sparrow  
White-crowned Sparrow  
White-throated Sparrow  
Vesper Sparrow  
Savannah Sparrow  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Henslow's Sparrow  
Song Sparrow  
Lincoln's Sparrow  
Swamp Sparrow  
Eastern Towhee  
sparrow sp.  
Yellow-breasted Chat  
Yellow-headed Blackbird  
Bobolink  
Eastern Meadowlark  
Orchard Oriole  
Baltimore Oriole  
Red-winged Blackbird  
Brown-headed Cowbird  
Rusty Blackbird  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Common Grackle  
blackbird sp.  
Ovenbird  
Northern Waterthrush  
Blue-winged Warbler  
Black-and-white Warbler  
Tennessee Warbler  
Nashville Warbler  
Common Yellowthroat  
American Redstart  
Cape May Warbler  
Northern Parula  
Magnolia Warbler  
Yellow Warbler  
Chestnut-sided Warbler  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Blackpoll Warbler  
Black-throated Blue Warbler  
Palm Warbler  
Pine Warbler  
Yellow-rumped Warbler  
Black-throated Green Warbler  
Canada Warbler  
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.)  
Scarlet Tanager  
Northern Cardinal  
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  
Blue Grosbeak  
Indigo Bunting  
Dickcissel  

KEY:| = insufficient data | = rare to widespread

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