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SANDY RIDGE RESERVATION BREEDING BIRDS

List comprised of birds noted since 1995 (CO= confirmed nester;
          PR= probable nester; PO= possible nester)

* birds added since marsh restoration

Breeding Bird List

Canada Goose CO*
Mute Swan CO (2011)
Mallard CO*
Green-winged Teal CO*
Blue-winged Teal CO*
Wood Duck CO*
Hooded Merganser CO*
Ruddy Duck CO*
Wild Turkey CO
Pied-billed Grebe CO*
American Bittern PR*
Least Bittern PR*
Great Blue Heron CO*
Green Heron CO*
Turkey Vulture PO
Bald Eagle CO *
Northern Harrier PO
Cooper's Hawk PO
Red-shouldered Hawk PO
Red-tailed Hawk CO
Kestrel PO
Virginia Rail CO*
Sora CO*
Moorhen CO*
Coot CO*
Sandhill Crane CO*
Killdeer CO
Spotted Sandpiper CO*
Woodcock CO
Rock Dove PO
Mourning Dove CO
Yellow-billed Cuckoo PR
Black-billed Cuckoo PO
Great-Horned Owl CO
Barred Owl PO (2011)
Screech Owl CO
Ruby-throated Hummingbird CO
Red-bellied Woodpecker CO
Red-headed Woodpecker CO*
Downy Woodpecker CO
Hairy Woodpecker CO
Northern Flicker CO
Pileated Woodpecker CO (2014)
Wood Pewee CO
Acadian Flycatcher CO
Alder Flycatcher PO
Willow Flycatcher CO
Eastern Phoebe CO
Great-crested Flycatcher CO
Eastern Kingbird CO
White-eyed Vireo PR
Red-eyed Vireo CO
Warbling Vireo CO
Yellow-throated Vireo PR
Blue Jay CO
Common Crow CO
Horned Lark PO
Tree Swallow CO
Rough-winged Swallow CO
Barn Swallow CO
Purple Martin CO (near park property)
Black-capped Chickadee CO
Tufted Titmouse CO
White-breasted Nuthatch CO
House Wren CO
Carolina Wren PR
Marsh Wren CO*
Sedge Wren CO*
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher PR
Eastern Bluebird CO
Veery PR
Wood Thrush CO
Am. Robin CO
Catbird CO
Brown Thrasher CO
European Starling CO
Cedar Waxwing CO
Blue-winged Warbler PR
Yellow Warbler CO
Chestnut-sided Warbler PR (1995)
Cerulean Warbler PR
American Redstart CO
Prothonotary Warbler CO*
Ovenbird PR
Common Yellowthroat CO
Hooded Warbler PO
Yellow-breasted Chat PO
Scarlet Tanager CO
Eastern Towhee CO
Chipping Sparrow CO
Field Sparrow CO
Vesper Sparrow PO
Savannah Sparrow CO
Grasshopper Sparrow PR
Song Sparrow CO
Swamp Sparrow CO
Cardinal CO
Rose-breasted Grosbeak CO
Indigo Bunting CO
Dickcissel CO* 2012
Bobolink CO
Red-winged Blackbird CO
Eastern Meadowlark CO
Common Grackle CO
Brown-headed Cowbird CO
Orchard Oriole CO
Baltimore Oriole CO
House Finch CO
American Goldfinch CO
House Sparrow CO

 

110 SPECIES- recorded(on breeding list)
 
 
                                      
Other birds observed since opening of park-
October 1999

Snow Goose
Ross’ Goose (March 2011)
Cackling Goose
Gr. White-fronted Goose (2012)
Trumpeter Swan
Tundra Swan
Gadwall
Am. Wigeon
Eurasian Wigeon (2014, 2015, 2016)
Black Duck
Shoveler
Pintail
Canvasback
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Greater Scaup
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
White-winged Scoter (2012)
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Ring-necked pheasant- (likely farm raised)
Northern Bobwhite- (likely farm raised)
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Eared Grebe
Red-necked Grebe (2014)
White Pelican (June 2011)
Double Crested Cormorant
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Cattle Egret (2012)
Little Blue Heron (three times, last one 2014)
Black Crowned Night Heron
Glossy Ibis
White-faced Ibis (May 2012)
Osprey
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
King Rail (2016)
Yellow Rail
Black Rail
Black-bellied Plover
American Golden “
Semipalmated  “
American Avocet
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Solitary Sandpiper
Willet
Marbled Godwit (2014 and 2016)
Semipalmated sandpiper
Least   “
Pectoral           “
Ruddy Turnstone
Sanderling
Dunlin
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Ruff
Stilt Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
Short-billed Dowitcher
Wilson’s Snipe
Red-necked Phalarope
Wilson’s  “    “ (last one 2014)
Bonaparte’s Gull
Ring-billed     “
Herring “
Gr Black-backed Gull (2014)
Common Tern
Caspian           “
Black   “
Forster’s “ 
Common Nighthawk
Chimney Swift
Short-eared Owl (Winter 2011)
Belted Kingfisher
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Least Flycatcher
Northern Shrike
Blue-headed Vireo
Philadelphia    “
Cliff Swallow
Bank “
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Winter Wren
Kinglets (both)
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson’s     “
Hermit “
Northern Mockingbird
American Pipit
Golden-winged Warbler
Tennessee                   “
Orange-crowned         “
Nashville                    “
Northern Parula          “
Magnolia                    “
Cape May                   “
Bl. Throated Blue       “
Yellow-rumped          “
Bl. Throated Green     “
Blackburnian “
Pine     Warbler
Prairie   “  (2014)
Palm                “
Bay-breasted   “
Blackpoll                    “
Black and White         “
Worm-eating Warbler
Northern Waterthrush
Kentucky  “    “
Mourning                    “
Wilson’s                     “
Canada                        “
Summer Tanager
American Tree Sparrow
White-throated           “
White-crowned           “
Fox      “
Lincoln’s        “
Dark-eyed Junco
Snow Bunting
Rusty Blackbird
Purple Finch
Pine Siskin
Evening Grosbeak
Common Redpoll       (2013)

 

134 species- recorded (observed-not on breeding list)

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244 species total- recorded since 1995
Updated 7/31/2017

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