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Birds of Myrick Park and Hixon Forest

Recently Dan Jackson realized that he had found a total of 200 species of birds in Myrick Park and Hixon Forest in the last 15 years or so. Here is the list of birds he's identified during that time, with a few others that other people have seen. (H) denotes an historical record. If you can add to the list please send an e-mail to Dan.
SWANS, GEESE, and DUCKS  

  • Snow Goose (H) 
  • Cackling Goose       
  • Canada Goose                     
  • Trumpeter Swan                     
  • Tundra Swan                     
  • Wood Duck                     
  • Gadwall                     
  • American Wigeon                     
  • American Black Duck                     
  • Mallard                     
  • Blue-winged Teal                     
  • Northern Shoveler                     
  • Northern Pintail                     
  • Green-winged Teal                     
  • Canvasback                     
  • Redhead                     
  • Ring-necked Duck                     
  • Greater Scaup                     
  • Lesser Scaup                     
  • White-winged Scoter
  • Bufflehead                     
  • Common Goldeneye                     
  • Hooded Merganser                     
  • Common Merganser                     
  • Ruddy Duck                     
 
PARTRIDGES, GROUSE, and TURKEYS  
 
  • Ring-necked Pheasant
  • Ruffed Grouse (H)                    
 
QUAIL  
 
  • Northern Bobwhite (H)                     

LOONS  
 
  • Common Loon                     
 
GREBES  
 
  • Pied-billed Grebe                     
  • Horned Grebe                     
  • Eared Grebe (Matt Paulson)                     
                   
PELICANS  
 
  • American White Pelican                     
                     
CORMORANTS  
 
  • Double-crested Cormorant                     
                    
BITTERNS and HERONS  
 
  • American Bittern (various people)                     
  • Least Bittern                     
  • Great Blue Heron                     
  • Great Egret                     
  • Little Blue Heron (various people)                     
  • Cattle Egret                     
  • Green Heron                     
  • Black-crowned Night-Heron                     
  • Yellow-crowned Night-Heron                     
           
AMERICAN VULTURES  
                    
  • Turkey Vulture                     
 
KITES, HAWKS, EAGLES, and ALLIES  
 
  • Osprey                     
  • Bald Eagle                     
  • Northern Harrier                     
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk                     
  • Cooper's Hawk
  • Northern Goshawk (H)                     
  • Broad-winged Hawk                     
  • Red-tailed Hawk                     
  • Rough-legged Hawk                     

CARACARAS and FALCONS  
 
  • American Kestrel                     
  • Merlin                     
  • Peregrine Falcon                     
 
RAILS, GALLINULES, and COOTS  
 
  • King Rail (H)                     
  • Virginia Rail                     
  • Sora                     
  • Common Moorhen                     
  • American Coot                     
 
CRANES  
 
  • Sandhill Crane                     
 
PLOVERS and LAPWINGS  
 
  • Black-bellied Plover                     
  • American Golden-Plover                     
  • Semipalmated Plover                     
  • Killdeer                     
 
SANDPIPERS, PHALAROPES, and ALLIES  
 
  • Greater Yellowlegs                     
  • Lesser Yellowlegs                     
  • Solitary Sandpiper                     
  • Willet                     
  • Spotted Sandpiper                     
  • Sanderling                     
  • Semipalmated Sandpiper                     
  • Least Sandpiper                     
  • White-rumped Sandpiper                     
  • Baird's Sandpiper                     
  • Pectoral Sandpiper                     
  • Stilt Sandpiper                     
  • Short-billed Dowitcher                     
  • Long-billed Dowitcher                     
  • Common Snipe                     
  • American Woodcock                     
  • Wilson's Phalarope                     
 
SKUAS, GULLS, TERNS, and SKIMMERS  
 
  • Bonaparte's Gull                     
  • Ring-billed Gull                     
  • Herring Gull                     
  • Black Tern                     
 
PIGEONS and DOVES  
 
  • Rock Pigeon                     
  • Mourning Dove                     
 
CUCKOOS, ROADRUNNERS, and ANIS  
 
  • Black-billed Cuckoo                     
  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo                     
 
TYPICAL OWLS   

  • Eastern Screech Owl (Stephannie Hanna)  
  • Great Horned Owl                     
  • Barred Owl                     
 
GOATSUCKERS  
 
  • Common Nighthawk                     
  • Whip-poor-will                     
 
SWIFTS  
 
  • Chimney Swift                     
 
HUMMINGBIRDS  
 
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird                     
 
KINGFISHERS  
 
  • Belted Kingfisher                     
 
WOODPECKERS and ALLIES  
 
  • Red-headed Woodpecker                     
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker                     
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker                     
  • Downy Woodpecker                     
  • Hairy Woodpecker                     
  • Northern Flicker                     
  • Pileated Woodpecker                     
 
TYRANT FLYCATCHERS  
 
  • Eastern Wood-Pewee                     
  • Yellow-bellied Flycatcher                     
  • Acadian Flycatcher (Gwyn Calvetti)   
  • Willow Flycatcher                     
  • Least Flycatcher                     
  • Eastern Phoebe                     
  • Great Crested Flycatcher                     
  • Eastern Kingbird                     

SHRIKES  

  • Loggerhead Shrike (H) 
  • Northern Shrike (seen by others)                     
 
VIREOS  

  • Bell's Vireo (H)  
  • Yellow-throated Vireo                     
  • Blue-headed Vireo                     
  • Warbling Vireo                     
  • Philadelphia Vireo                     
  • Red-eyed Vireo                     
 
JAYS, MAGPIES, and CROWS  
 
  • Blue Jay                     
  • American Crow                     
 
SWALLOWS  
 
  • Tree Swallow                     
  • Northern Rough-winged Swallow                     
  • Bank Swallow                     
  • Cliff Swallow                     
  • Barn Swallow                     
 
TITMICE and CHICKADEES  
 
  • Black-capped Chickadee                     
  • Tufted Titmouse                     
 
NUTHATCHES  
 
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch                     
  • White-breasted Nuthatch                     
 
CREEPERS  
 
  • Brown Creeper                     
 
WRENS  

  • Carolina Wren (H) 
  • House Wren                     
  • Winter Wren                     
  • Sedge Wren                     
  • Marsh Wren                     
 
KINGLETS  
 
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet                     
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet                     
 
OLD WORLD WARBLERS and GNATCATCHERS  
 
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher                     
 
THRUSHES  
 
  • Eastern Bluebird                     
  • Veery                     
  • Gray-cheeked Thrush                     
  • Swainson's Thrush                     
  • Hermit Thrush                     
  • Wood Thrush                     
  • American Robin                     
 
MOCKINGBIRDS, THRASHERS, and ALLIES  
 
  • Gray Catbird                     
  • Northern Mockingbird                     
  • Brown Thrasher                     
 
STARLINGS and ALLIES  
 
  • European Starling                     
 
WAXWINGS  
 
  • Cedar Waxwing                     
 
WOOD-WARBLERS  
 
  • Blue-winged Warbler                     
  • Golden-winged Warbler                     
  • Tennessee Warbler                     
  • Orange-crowned Warbler                     
  • Nashville Warbler                     
  • Northern Parula                     
  • Yellow Warbler                     
  • Chestnut-sided Warbler                     
  • Magnolia Warbler                     
  • Cape May Warbler                     
  • Black-throated Blue Warbler                     
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler                     
  • Black-throated Green Warbler                     
  • Blackburnian Warbler                     
  • Palm Warbler                     
  • Bay-breasted Warbler                     
  • Blackpoll Warbler                     
  • Cerulean Warbler                     
  • Black-and-white Warbler                     
  • American Redstart                     
  • Prothonotary Warbler                     
  • Ovenbird                     
  • Northern Waterthrush                     
  • Louisiana Waterthrush                     
  • Connecticut Warbler                     
  • Mourning Warbler                     
  • Common Yellowthroat                     
  • Hooded Warbler (H)
  • Wilson's Warbler                     
  • Canada Warbler                     
 
TANAGERS  
 
  • Scarlet Tanager                     
 
NEW WORLD SPARROWS and ALLIES  
 
  • Eastern Towhee                     
  • American Tree Sparrow                     
  • Chipping Sparrow                     
  • Clay-colored Sparrow                     
  • Field Sparrow                     
  • Vesper Sparrow                     
  • Savannah Sparrow                     
  • Le Conte's Sparrow (Craig Thompson)                     
  • Fox Sparrow                     
  • Song Sparrow                     
  • Lincoln's Sparrow                     
  • Swamp Sparrow                     
  • White-throated Sparrow                     
  • Harris's Sparrow                     
  • White-crowned Sparrow                     
  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • Lapland Longspur (H)                     
 
CARDINALS, BUNTINGS, and GROSBEAKS  
 
  • Northern Cardinal                     
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak                     
  • Indigo Bunting                     
 
BLACKBIRDS and ORIOLES  
 
  • Bobolink                     
  • Red-winged Blackbird                     
  • Eastern Meadowlark
  • Western Meadowlark (H)                    
  • Yellow-headed Blackbird                     
  • Rusty Blackbird
  • Brewer's Blackbird (H)                     
  • Common Grackle                     
  • Brown-headed Cowbird                     
  • Orchard Oriole                     
  • Baltimore Oriole                     
 
FINCHES  
 
  • Purple Finch (H)
  • House Finch                     
  • Red Crossbill (Lennie Lichter)
  • Common Redpoll (H)                     
  • Hoary Redpoll (H)                     
  • Pine Siskin                     
  • American Goldfinch                     
 
OLD WORLD SPARROWS  
 
  • House Sparrow                   

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