Bird Roll Call: May 4, 2018

  • American avocet4
  • American coot3,4
  • American crow1,2
  • American robin1,2
  • American white pelican4
  • Baltimore oriole3
  • Barn swallow3
  • Black-capped chickadee1
  • Black-crowned night heron*4
  • Black-necked stilt4
  • Blue jay1
  • Blue-winged teal3,4
  • Bonaparte’s gull3
  • Brown thrasher3,4
  • Brown-headed cowbird2,3
  • Canada goose3
  • Chimney swift3
  • Cliff swallow4
  • Common grackle1,2,3,4
  • Dickcissel5
  • Double-crested cormorant4
  • Eastern bluebird2
  • Eastern kingbird4,5
  • Eastern meadowlark (confirmed by song)*3
  • European starling1,2,4
  • Field sparrow2
  • Great blue heron2,3
  • Great egret*4
  • Harris’s sparrow3
  • House finch3
  • House sparrow1,2,4
  • Killdeer4
  • Lark sparrow3,4,5
  • Lesser yellowlegs3
  • Little blue heron3
  • Mallard2
  • Mourning dove1,2,3,4
  • Northern cardinal1,3
  • Northern rough-winged swallow3
  • Northern shoveler3,4
  • Orchard oriole2
  • Red-tailed hawk2
  • Red-winged blackbird2,3,4
  • Ring-billed gull4
  • Ring-necked pheasant4
  • Ruddy duck4
  • Song sparrow3
  • Spotted sandpiper4
  • Swallow sp.2
  • Tree swallow3
  • Turkey vulture3
  • Western grebe4
  • Western meadowlark (confirmed by song)2
  • White-crowned sparrow3
  • White-faced ibis4
  • Wilson’s phalarope4
  • Wilson’s snipe*3
  • Yellow-headed blackbird*4

Locations — in my backyard, at Baker Wetlands, at Cheyenne Bottoms, and while driving to and from these locations. A single asterisk indicates first sighting.


1. Seen at home
2. Seen while driving
3. Seen at Baker Wetlands
4. Seen at Cheyenne Bottoms

Bird Roll Call: May 2, 2018

  • American crow1,2,3
  • American goldfinch1
  • American robin1,2,3
  • Baltimore oriole (four at my home, I believe)1,2
  • Barn swallow3
  • Black-and-white warbler2
  • Black-capped chickadee1,2
  • Blue jay1,2
  • Blue-gray gnatcatcher2
  • Blue-headed vireo2
  • Brown thrasher1
  • Carolina wren1,2
  • Chipping sparrow2
  • Common grackle1
  • Downy woodpecker1
  • Eastern bluebird2
  • Eastern kingbird*2
  • European starling1
  • Gray catbird1
  • Hairy woodpecker2
  • House finch1
  • House sparrow1
  • Indigo bunting*1
  • Mallard3
  • Mourning dove1
  • Northern cardinal1,2
  • Northern rough-winged swallow2
  • Orchard oriole (two at least)*1
  • Pine siskin1
  • Prothonotary warbler2
  • Red-bellied woodpecker1,2
  • Red-winged blackbird (one immature male and one mature male)1,2
  • Rock pigeon3
  • Rose-breasted grosbeak (female or juvenile)2
  • Swainson’s thrush2
  • Tufted titmouse2
  • Turkey vulture2
  • White-breasted nuthatch (one male and one female)1,2
  • White-throated sparrow1,2
  • Yellow-rumped warbler2

Carolina wrens have a nest at Overland Park Arboretum in the eave of the welcome center.

Locations — in my backyard, at Overland Park Arboretum, and while driving to and from these locations. A single asterisk indicates first sighting.


1. Seen at home
2. Seen at Overland Park Arboretum
4. Seen while driving