Bird Monitoring Program

To fulfill the terms of the grant from USFWS, a bird monitoring project began in spring 1999.The purpose of this project is to compile a baseline species list of year-round residents, summer-breeders, and neotropical migrant bird species using the remote riparian corridors and associated uplands for habitat. Many of these birds are threatened due to habitat loss in the forests of Central and South America as well as the United States. The monitoring extends onto adjacent lands in the 5,000-acre headwaters protection project area.

Composite Bird Species List for Big Swan Creek Headwaters

Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Green Heron
Cattle Egret
Wood Duck
Canada Goose
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
Wild Turkey
Northern Bobwhite
Sora
American Woodcock
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Eastern Screech Owl
Great Horned Owl
Barred Owl
Chuck-will’s-widow
Whip-poor-will
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Wood-peewee
Acadian Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Blue Jay
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Eastern Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
Cedar Waxwing
Loggerhead Shrike
European Starling

White-eyed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Palm Warbler
Black-and-White Warbler
American Redstart
Worm-eating Warbler
Ovenbird
Louisiana Waterthrush
Kentucky Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler
Canada Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager
Eastern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Slate-colored Junco
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Rusty Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
Purple Finch
House Finch
American Goldfinch
Evening Grosbeak
House Sparrow
Carolina Wren
Bewick’s Wren
Winter Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern bluebird
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin

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