Bird Roll Call: May 6, 2018

  • American coot2
  • American goldfinch2
  • American robin1,2
  • Bald eagle2
  • Baltimore oriole1,2
  • Barn swallow2
  • Black-necked stilt2
  • Blue jay1
  • Blue-gray gnatcatcher2
  • Blue-winged teal2
  • Brown thrasher1,2
  • Brown-headed cowbird2
  • Canada goose2
  • Chipping sparrow2
  • Cliff swallow2
  • Common grackle1,2,3
  • Double-crested cormorant2
  • Downy woodpecker2
  • Eastern kingbird2
  • Eastern phoebe2
  • European starling1,2
  • Gadwall2
  • Great blue heron2
  • Great egret2
  • Greater yellowlegs2
  • Green heron*2
  • Harris’s sparrow2
  • Hooded merganser2
  • House finch1
  • House sparrow1
  • House wren1
  • Indigo bunting2
  • Killdeer2
  • Lark sparrow2
  • Lazuli bunting*2
  • Lesser yellowlegs2
  • Long- / short-billed dowitcher*2
  • Mallard2
  • Mourning dove1,3
  • Northern cardinal1,2
  • Northern flicker1,2
  • Northern mockingbird2
  • Northern rough-winged swallow2
  • Northern shoveler2
  • Orchard oriole2
  • Palm warbler2
  • Philadelphia vireo*2
  • Pied-billed grebe2
  • Prothonotary warbler2
  • Red-bellied woodpecker2
  • Red-headed woodpecker (juvenile)3
  • Red-tailed hawk2,3
  • Red-winged blackbird2
  • Rock pigeon3
  • Ruby-crowned kinglet2
  • Ruby-throated hummingbird2
  • (Sedge wren*)2
  • Semipalmated sandpiper2
  • Snow goose2
  • Song sparrow2
  • Spotted sandpiper2
  • Stilt sandpiper*2
  • Summer tanager2
  • Swainson’s thrush2
  • Tennessee warbler2
  • Turkey vulture2,3
  • Warbling vireo2
  • White-breasted nuthatch2
  • White-crowned sparrow2
  • White-rumped sandpiper*2
  • White-throated sparrow2
  • Wilson’s phalarope2
  • Yellow warbler2
  • Yellow-rumped warbler2

Locations — in my backyard, at Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Preserve, and while driving to and from these locations. A single asterisk indicates first sighting.


1. Seen at home
2. Seen at Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Preserve
3. Seen at while driving

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