Recent Bird Sightings-May 13

We love this time of year–Spring migration.  It is fun to watch the bird community change as well as all our birding friends visiting!

With all the Spring rains the area has received, water levels have greatly impacted bird watching so far.  We are in the time of year with our greatest diversity of birds; however, high water levels have limited shorebird viewing to some degree.  Still, birding has been excellent as usual this time of year.

Give us your reports.  We rely heavily on other birders to know what is being seen at Cheyenne Bottoms.  Submit reports to Ebird, or email your observations to wetlandscenter@fhsu.edu.

Here is a list birds that have been reported over the last couple weeks:

  • Snow Goose–1 or 2 possibly injured birds can often bee seen in Pool 1A
  • Canada Goose–several pairs with broods being seen
  • Wood Duck–a pair observed in Pool 2 on 5/13
  • Gadwall
  • Mallard
  • Blue-winged Teal
  • Cinnamon Teal–one drake observed on 5/8 in Pool 2
  • Northern Shoveler–very abundant
  • Northern Pintail–last observed 5/13
  • Green-winged Teal
  • Redhead
  • Ruddy Duck
  • Ring-necked Pheasant
  • Wild Turkey
  • Pied-billed Grebe
  • Eared Grebe-quite a few reports
  • Western Grebe–last observed on 5/13
  • Mourning Dove
  • American Coot
  • Black-necked Stilt
  • American Avocet
  • Snowy Plover
  • Piping Plover
  • Killdeer
  • Spotted Sandpiper
  • Long-billed Dowitcher
  • Short-billed Dowitcher
  • Greater Yellowlegs
  • Lesser Yellowlegs
  • Willet
  • Upland Sandpiper
  • Hudsonian Godwit
  • Marbled Godwit
  • Semipalmated Sandpiper
  • Least Sandpiper
  • White-rumped Sandpiper
  • Stilt Sandpiper
  • Wilson’s Phalarope
  • Whimbrel
  • Franklin’s Gull
  • Ring-billed Gull
  • Bonaparte’s Gull
  • Black Tern
  • Forster’s Tern
  • Double-crested Cormorant
  • American White Pelican
  • American Bittern
  • Least Bittern
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Great Egret
  • Snowy Egret
  • Cattle Egret
  • Black-crowned Night Heron
  • White-faced Ibis
  • Glossy Ibis
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Northern Harrier
  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • Barn Owl
  • Great Horned Owl
  • Burrowing Owl
  • Red-headed Woodpecker
  • Northern Flicker
  • American Kestrel
  • Western Kingbird
  • Eastern Kingbird
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
  • Loggerhead Shrike
  • Warbling Vireo
  • Horned Lark
  • Tree Swallow
  • N. Rough-winged Swallow
  • Bank Swallow
  • Cliff Swallow
  • Barn Swallow
  • House Wren
  • Marsh Wren
  • American Robin
  • Brown Thrasher
  • Northern Mockingbird
  • European Starling
  • House Sparrow
  • Common Yellowthroat
  • Yellow Warbler
  • Chipping Sparrow
  • Clay-colored Sparrow
  • Lark Sparrow
  • Harris’s Sparrow
  • White-crowned Sparrow
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Dickcissel
  • Eastern Meadowlark
  • Western Meadowlark
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Yellow-headed Blackbird
  • Great-tailed Grackle
  • Common Grackle
  • Brown-headed Cowbird
  • Orchard Oriole
  • Baltimore Oriole

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