Bird Roll Call: May 13, 2018

  • American crow2
  • American goldfinch1,2,3
  • American redstart (males, females, and first-year males)2,3
  • American robin1,2,3,4
  • Baltimore oriole (home sighting was at the end of my street)1,3
  • Black-and-white warbler (females)3
  • Blackburnian warbler (wow!)*2
  • Black-capped chickadee1,2,3
  • Blue jay1,2,3
  • Blue-gray gnatcatcher2,3
  • Blue-headed vireo2,3
  • Broad-winged hawk*2
  • Brown thrasher1
  • Brown-headed cowbird (female)2
  • Brown-headed cowbird (male)1
  • Canada goose3
  • Canada warbler*2
  • Carolina wren (heard)2,3
  • Cedar waxwing2
  • Chestnut-sided warbler*2
  • Chimney swift*1,2
  • Common grackle1,3
  • Common yellowthroat*2
  • Cooper’s hawk2
  • Downy woodpecker1,2,3
  • Eastern phoebe2,3
  • Eastern wood-peewee*2,3
  • Empidonax sp.2
  • European starling1,3
  • Gray catbird2
  • Great blue heron2,3,4
  • Green heron (heard)2
  • House finch1
  • House sparrow1
  • House wren1
  • Killdeer2,3
  • Least flycatcher2
  • Magnolia warbler (female)*2
  • Mallard2,3
  • Mourning dove1,2,3
  • Nashville warbler (male and female)2
  • Northern cardinal1,2,3
  • Northern flicker (heard)1,2,3
  • Northern mockingbird3
  • Northern parula (heard at Tomahak Park, female seen at Leawood City Park)3
  • Orange-crowned warbler3
  • Painted bunting (female)*2
  • Philadelphia vireo2
  • Red-bellied woodpecker1,2,3
  • Red-eyed vireo2
  • Red-tailed hawk3
  • Red-winged blackbird (heard)2
  • Ruby-crowned kinglet2
  • Ruby-throated hummingbird2
  • Spotted sandpiper2,3
  • Swainson’s thrush2,3
  • Swallow sp.1
  • Tennessee warbler2,3
  • Tufted titmouse2,3
  • Turkey vulture1
  • Warbling vireo2
  • Wilson’s warbler2,3
  • Worm-eating warbler (I know!)*3
  • Yellow warbler2,3
  • Yellow-billed cuckoo (heard and barely seen)*2

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


1. Seen at home
2. Seen at Tomahawk Park
3. Seen at Leawood City Park
4. Seen while driving

Bird Roll Call: May 11, 2018

  • American crow1
  • American goldfinch1,2
  • American redstart (female spreading her tail feathers to flush prey)3
  • American robin1,2,3
  • Belted kingfisher3
  • Black-capped chickadee1,2,3
  • Blue jay1
  • Blue-gray gnatcatcher2,3
  • Brown thrasher1
  • Canada goose2,3
  • Carolina wren (heard)2,3
  • Common grackle1,2
  • Cooper’s hawk2
  • Downy woodpecker1,2,3
  • Eastern phoebe3
  • European starling1,2,3
  • Gray catbird2,3
  • Gray-cheeked thrush3
  • Great blue heron2
  • Great-crested flycatcher (fighting another bird, but I was not able to ID the other bird)3
  • House finch1
  • House sparrow1
  • House wren1
  • Lincoln’s sparrow1
  • Mallard2,3
  • Mourning dove1
  • Northern cardinal1,2,3
  • Northern parula (heard)2,3
  • Northern rough-winged swallow2
  • Pine siskin1
  • Red-bellied woodpecker1,2,3
  • Red-eyed vireo3
  • Red-tailed hawk4
  • Red-winged blackbird4
  • Swainson’s thrush2,3
  • Swallow sp.4
  • Tufted titmouse2,3
  • Turkey vulture3
  • Warbling vireo2,3
  • White-breasted nuthatch1
  • White-throated sparrow2
  • Wilson’s warbler*2

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


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