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Our eBird Data for Riis Park on Chicago’s northwest side August 22, 2019

This page includes eight lists/tables of bird species seen and/or heard in Riis Park:

  • Birds recorded during our most recent observation
  • Birds seen/heard in Riis Park so far during August 2019
  • Birds seen/heard in Riis park so far during 2019
  • Birds seen/heard in Riis park during 2018
  • Birds seen/heard in Riis Park during 2017
  • Birds seen/heard in Riis Park during 2016
  • Birds seen/heard in Riis Park during 2015
  • Birds seen/heard in Riis Park during 2014

For more information about Riis Park, go to this Chicago Park District web page:  http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Riis-Park/

Riis Park also has an eBird hotspot page: http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L1168234

Birds seen and/or heard in Riis Park during a monitoring visit on Thursday, August 22, 2019  2:12 hours, early to mid morning)

Number of identified species:   24

Mix of sun and clouds at first then becoming mostly sunny, slight breeze from north, upper 60s to mid 70s. I parked in the south lot, walked to the hillside grove and then the sanctuary/lagoons, then I followed my usual meandering route counterclockwise around the west side of the park. There was mud and some puddles on the ball fields, and elsewhere the soil was moist but with mudcracks still open. I’m pretty sure I heard a Blue Jay call from north of the park (but not sure enough to count it). Cherries, elderberries, and some dogwoods had ripe fruit around the lagoons. The sanctuary/lagoons had 18 bird species and the rest of the park 16 species

Canada Goose  106     There were two geese at the lagoon (one with angel-wing), and the rest wandered from the ball fields to the upper fields. I saw no markers.

Muscovy Duck (Domestic type)  3     Three ducks were released here within the past week. Showed the typical fleshy red on the face, typical of this species.

Mallard  62     Some males are molting into breeding plumage.

Mallard (Domestic type)  5     Two white and two more brownish domestics were released here within the past week, joining the domestic mallard that had been here for more than a month (the possible Khaki Campbell female or young male).

Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  1     All white, flew over the playground.

Mourning Dove  24     When I arrived, there were at least 24 at the northeast corner of the hillside grove (where I often find doves). They all took off at one point, with 15 returning later and the others scattering over the north side of the park.

Ring-billed Gull  4     An adult and three juveniles on the lawns with the geese.

Belted Kingfisher  1     Circled mostly over the north lagoon, calling.

Downy Woodpecker  2

Northern Flicker  1     In the honey locust grove, attacked by a robin.

American Kestrel  2     Atop light fixtures by the north ball field. One was a male, the other was too far off to be certain.

Olive-sided Flycatcher  2     In dead branches atop trees, about 120 feet apart (so I could check that they were both present at the same time). One caught and ate a bumble bee.

Empidonax sp.  1     Landed briefly atop the cherry tree (I mostly saw its back).

Eastern Kingbird  2     One by the hillside grove and one in the cherry tree.

Black-capped Chickadee  1     At least one calling and singing by south lagoon.

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1     In a hackberry by south lagoon.

European Starling  7

American Robin  31     More than 20 of them were flying back and forth from the cherry tree by south lagoon the trees to the south and southwest (especially the honey locust grove). None sang.

House Sparrow  30

House Finch  1     In the mulberry of the hillside grove.

American Goldfinch  3

Baltimore Oriole  3     Two female/immatures eating fruit in a linden tree near the west edge of the park. The other chattered near the parking lot.

Common Grackle  3     All seen by south lagoon.

blackbird sp.  3     Took off from a treetop before I got a good look at them.

Nashville Warbler  1     In trees around south lagoon.

Bay-breasted Warbler  1     In trees around south lagoon, then moved to honey locust grove nearby.

Yellow Warbler  1     Female-plumaged, the trees around south lagoon.

Northern Cardinal  2     One sang.

passerine sp.  4     Small birds, poorly seen.

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59179089

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/bcn)

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BIRDS SEEN AND/OR HEARD SO FAR DURING AUGUST 2019:

Report Details
Date range: Aug 1, 2019 – Aug 31, 2019 Total # of Species: 35
Total # of Checklists: 3
Location(s):   Riis Park, Chicago

Summary
Aug
1-5
Aug
6-10
Aug
11-15
Aug
16-20
Aug
21-25
Aug
26-31
Number of Species 22 20 29
Number of Individuals 254 247 308
Number of Checklists 1 1 1

Highest Count for a Species   (sample size)
Species Name Aug
1-5
Aug
6-10
Aug
11-15
Aug
16-20
Aug
21-25
Aug
26-31
Canada Goose 38
(1)
43
(1)
106
(1)
Muscovy Duck (Domestic type) 3
(1)
Mallard 79
(1)
52
(1)
62
(1)
Mallard (Domestic type) 1
(1)
1
(1)
5
(1)
Rock Pigeon 2
(1)
14
(1)
1
(1)
Mourning Dove 6
(1)
11
(1)
24
(1)
Chimney Swift 8
(1)
2
(1)
Spotted Sandpiper 1
(1)
2
(1)
Ring-billed Gull 3
(1)
23
(1)
4
(1)
Caspian Tern 1
(1)
Cooper’s Hawk 1
(1)
Belted Kingfisher 1
(1)
Downy Woodpecker 3
(1)
2
(1)
Northern Flicker 1
(1)
American Kestrel 2
(1)
1
(1)
2
(1)
Olive-sided Flycatcher 2
(1)
Empidonax sp. 1
(1)
Eastern Kingbird 2
(1)
3
(1)
2
(1)
Black-capped Chickadee 1
(1)
1
(1)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
(1)
1
(1)
European Starling 6
(1)
7
(1)
American Robin 35
(1)
45
(1)
31
(1)
Cedar Waxwing 9
(1)
House Sparrow 30
(1)
18
(1)
30
(1)
House Finch 1
(1)
2
(1)
1
(1)
American Goldfinch 3
(1)
Baltimore Oriole 1
(1)
3
(1)
Red-winged Blackbird 5
(1)
13
(1)
Common Grackle 15
(1)
2
(1)
3
(1)
blackbird sp. 4
(1)
3
(1)
Nashville Warbler 1
(1)
Bay-breasted Warbler 1
(1)
Yellow Warbler 1
(1)
Northern Cardinal 4
(1)
1
(1)
2
(1)
passerine sp. 8
(1)
4
(1)

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BIRDS SEEN AND/OR HEARD SO FAR DURING 2019:

Report Details
Date range: Jan 1, 2019 – Dec 31, 2019 Total # of Species: 117
Total # of Checklists: 38
Location(s):   Riis Park, Chicago

Summary
Jan
2019
Feb
2019
Mar
2019
Apr
2019
May
2019
Jun
2019
Jul
2019
Aug
2019
Sep
2019
Oct
2019
Nov
2019
Dec
2019
Number of Species 12 14 26 46 95 34 32 35
Number of Individuals 610 396 720 1,013 1,507 1,077 1,495 809
Number of Checklists 4 4 5 5 6 5 6 3

Highest Count for a Species   (sample size) Hide Sample Size
Species Name Jan
2019
Feb
2019
Mar
2019
Apr
2019
May
2019
Jun
2019
Jul
2019
Aug
2019
Sep
2019
Oct
2019
Nov
2019
Dec
2019
Canada Goose 183
(3)
127
(3)
87
(4)
38
(5)
67
(6)
38
(5)
60
(6)
106
(3)
Muscovy Duck (Domestic type) 3
(1)
Mallard 30
(2)
10
(1)
31
(3)
32
(5)
36
(6)
62
(5)
73
(6)
79
(3)
Mallard (Domestic type) 1
(4)
5
(3)
Rock Pigeon 2
(1)
6
(2)
3
(1)
5
(3)
7
(3)
3
(1)
9
(4)
14
(3)
Eurasian Collared-Dove 1
(1)
1
(1)
Mourning Dove 1
(1)
4
(1)
2
(3)
4
(1)
1
(2)
7
(5)
24
(3)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
(1)
Black-billed Cuckoo 1
(1)
1
(1)
Chimney Swift 2
(1)
5
(5)
7
(6)
8
(2)
Killdeer 1
(1)
2
(3)
1
(2)
2
(2)
1
(1)
1
(1)
Spotted Sandpiper 1
(1)
1
(1)
2
(2)
Ring-billed Gull 15
(3)
40
(5)
20
(6)
14
(5)
7
(6)
23
(3)
Herring Gull 1
(1)
1
(1)
Larus sp. 1
(1)
gull sp. 1
(1)
5
(1)
Caspian Tern 1
(1)
1
(4)
1
(1)
Double-crested Cormorant 1
(1)
Great Blue Heron 1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
Great Egret 1
(1)
Green Heron 2
(2)
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1
(3)
1
(2)
3
(4)
Cooper’s Hawk 2
(2)
1
(2)
1
(1)
1
(1)
Red-tailed Hawk 2
(1)
Buteo sp. 1
(1)
Belted Kingfisher 1
(1)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 3
(3)
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
(2)
Downy Woodpecker 1
(1)
1
(3)
2
(5)
2
(5)
3
(3)
3
(5)
3
(2)
Hairy Woodpecker 1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
Northern Flicker 6
(4)
1
(2)
1
(1)
American Kestrel 1
(1)
2
(5)
3
(4)
1
(2)
3
(6)
2
(3)
Monk Parakeet 1
(1)
Olive-sided Flycatcher 2
(1)
2
(1)
Eastern Wood-Pewee 10
(2)
2
(3)
Willow Flycatcher 3
(2)
Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill’s Flycatcher) 8
(1)
Least Flycatcher 3
(3)
Empidonax sp. 3
(1)
1
(1)
Eastern Phoebe 3
(4)
2
(1)
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
(1)
1
(2)
Eastern Kingbird 2
(3)
2
(4)
3
(6)
3
(3)
White-eyed Vireo 1
(2)
Yellow-throated Vireo 2
(2)
Philadelphia Vireo 2
(1)
Warbling Vireo 3
(5)
3
(5)
4
(6)
Red-eyed Vireo 4
(3)
3
(2)
Blue Jay 2
(1)
2
(1)
American Crow 2
(1)
1
(3)
2
(2)
2
(3)
8
(1)
Black-capped Chickadee 2
(2)
2
(2)
2
(2)
2
(2)
1
(3)
2
(1)
2
(4)
1
(2)
Barn Swallow 1
(1)
Golden-crowned Kinglet 4
(3)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 14
(4)
9
(4)
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2
(1)
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
(1)
Brown Creeper 6
(3)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
(4)
4
(2)
4
(6)
2
(2)
European Starling 1
(3)
1
(1)
13
(3)
2
(4)
11
(6)
65
(4)
17
(6)
7
(2)
Gray Catbird 12
(6)
2
(1)
Brown Thrasher 2
(1)
2
(2)
1
(1)
Veery 2
(2)
Gray-cheeked Thrush 1
(1)
Swainson’s Thrush 7
(4)
Hermit Thrush 2
(3)
1
(1)
Catharus sp. 2
(1)
4
(2)
Wood Thrush 1
(1)
American Robin 2
(1)
95
(4)
50
(5)
45
(6)
55
(5)
70
(6)
45
(3)
Cedar Waxwing 13
(1)
1
(1)
9
(1)
House Sparrow 21
(4)
20
(4)
30
(5)
33
(5)
38
(6)
60
(5)
60
(6)
30
(3)
House Finch 1
(1)
2
(3)
2
(1)
1
(2)
2
(2)
2
(3)
Purple Finch 3
(1)
American Goldfinch 1
(1)
2
(2)
4
(5)
5
(4)
3
(1)
Chipping Sparrow 7
(3)
1
(1)
Field Sparrow 1
(1)
American Tree Sparrow 1
(1)
Fox Sparrow 4
(3)
2
(3)
Dark-eyed Junco 8
(3)
7
(3)
14
(5)
12
(4)
White-crowned Sparrow 15
(2)
White-throated Sparrow 6
(2)
9
(5)
Savannah Sparrow 1
(1)
Song Sparrow 5
(3)
5
(4)
2
(1)
Lincoln’s Sparrow 1
(1)
Swamp Sparrow 3
(4)
4
(4)
Eastern Towhee 1
(1)
1
(2)
sparrow sp. 3
(1)
Orchard Oriole 3
(3)
Baltimore Oriole 4
(6)
2
(3)
2
(1)
3
(2)
Red-winged Blackbird 4
(3)
14
(5)
9
(6)
10
(5)
24
(6)
13
(2)
Brown-headed Cowbird 5
(4)
4
(5)
1
(1)
2
(2)
Common Grackle 19
(3)
8
(5)
9
(6)
12
(5)
23
(6)
15
(3)
blackbird sp. 20
(1)
4
(2)
Ovenbird 6
(4)
Northern Waterthrush 2
(1)
6
(6)
Black-and-white Warbler 2
(2)
Tennessee Warbler 8
(2)
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
(1)
Nashville Warbler 3
(3)
1
(1)
Common Yellowthroat 5
(6)
American Redstart 11
(3)
Cape May Warbler 1
(1)
Northern Parula 2
(1)
Magnolia Warbler 3
(3)
Bay-breasted Warbler 1
(1)
Blackburnian Warbler 1
(1)
Yellow Warbler 4
(3)
1
(1)
Chestnut-sided Warbler 3
(2)
Blackpoll Warbler 1
(1)
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
(1)
Palm Warbler 2
(2)
8
(3)
Yellow-rumped Warbler 11
(3)
9
(2)
Black-throated Green Warbler 3
(2)
Canada Warbler 1
(1)
Wilson’s Warbler 7
(3)
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) 12
(4)
Northern Cardinal 5
(4)
2
(3)
3
(5)
4
(5)
4
(6)
5
(5)
5
(6)
4
(3)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 7
(4)
passerine sp. 5
(2)
15
(4)
3
(3)
4
(3)
8
(2)

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BIRDS SEEN AND/OR HEARD DURING 2018:

Report Details
Date range: Jan 1, 2018 – Dec 31, 2018 Total # of Species: 112
Total # of Checklists: 63
Location(s):   Riis Park, Chicago

 

 

Summary
Jan
2018
Feb
2018
Mar
2018
Apr
2018
May
2018
Jun
2018
Jul
2018
Aug
2018
Sep
2018
Oct
2018
Nov
2018
Dec
2018
Number of Species 16 23 19 42 80 40 29 37 56 54 20 15
Number of Individuals 704 567 919 1,594 1,406 1,153 1,082 1,064 2,070 1,848 855 828
Number of Checklists 5 5 6 5 6 5 5 4 6 6 4 6

 

 

Highest Count for a Species   (sample size)
Species Name Jan
2018
Feb
2018
Mar
2018
Apr
2018
May
2018
Jun
2018
Jul
2018
Aug
2018
Sep
2018
Oct
2018
Nov
2018
Dec
2018
Canada Goose 195
(3)
118
(5)
28
(6)
29
(5)
48
(6)
24
(5)
19
(4)
101
(4)
120
(6)
164
(6)
150
(3)
165
(5)
Wood Duck 1
(1)
Mallard 56
(1)
46
(6)
46
(5)
42
(6)
47
(5)
47
(5)
86
(4)
106
(6)
101
(6)
71
(3)
38
(2)
Mallard (Domestic type) 7
(5)
7
(6)
duck sp. 1
(2)
5
(5)
7
(4)
7
(1)
Rock Pigeon 15
(3)
13
(4)
14
(4)
6
(4)
5
(4)
10
(3)
9
(5)
9
(3)
8
(6)
8
(6)
10
(4)
7
(4)
Mourning Dove 8
(2)
8
(3)
5
(4)
2
(4)
2
(2)
1
(2)
6
(2)
27
(4)
1
(2)
2
(2)
4
(1)
2
(1)
Chimney Swift 4
(5)
8
(5)
12
(5)
7
(3)
2
(3)
4
(1)
Killdeer 1
(1)
5
(2)
1
(2)
1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(2)
5
(2)
4
(1)
American Woodcock 1
(1)
Wilson’s Snipe 1
(1)
Spotted Sandpiper 1
(1)
Solitary Sandpiper 2
(2)
Ring-billed Gull 1
(1)
55
(6)
70
(5)
7
(6)
60
(5)
6
(5)
7
(4)
4
(4)
2
(1)
Herring Gull 1
(1)
gull sp. 1
(1)
1
(1)
Caspian Tern 1
(1)
3
(2)
2
(3)
Double-crested Cormorant 1
(1)
Great Blue Heron 1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
Green Heron 2
(1)
1
(1)
1
(3)
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1
(1)
1
(2)
1
(1)
1
(1)
Cooper’s Hawk 1
(1)
2
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
3
(2)
Red-tailed Hawk 1
(3)
1
(2)
2
(1)
1
(2)
1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(2)
1
(3)
2
(4)
Belted Kingfisher 1
(2)
1
(1)
1
(1)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 15
(2)
1
(1)
3
(2)
1
(1)
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
(1)
Downy Woodpecker 2
(4)
2
(2)
2
(3)
1
(3)
2
(3)
5
(3)
2
(4)
2
(4)
2
(5)
2
(1)
1
(1)
Hairy Woodpecker 1
(2)
2
(1)
1
(1)
Northern Flicker 6
(3)
3
(3)
1
(1)
1
(2)
5
(5)
9
(3)
American Kestrel 1
(1)
1
(3)
1
(1)
1
(1)
Merlin 1
(1)
Peregrine Falcon 1
(1)
Olive-sided Flycatcher 1
(1)
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
(3)
1
(1)
2
(2)
3
(1)
Willow Flycatcher 1
(4)
Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill’s Flycatcher) 2
(1)
1
(1)
Least Flycatcher 2
(3)
Empidonax sp. 2
(2)
Eastern Phoebe 1
(3)
1
(1)
2
(2)
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
(2)
1
(2)
Eastern Kingbird 2
(3)
2
(4)
2
(3)
2
(3)
Blue-headed Vireo 1
(1)
Warbling Vireo 3
(3)
2
(5)
1
(3)
2
(4)
Red-eyed Vireo 2
(2)
1
(2)
Blue Jay 1
(2)
2
(4)
2
(6)
1
(2)
American Crow 3
(2)
12
(5)
3
(5)
3
(4)
2
(3)
1
(1)
5
(4)
10
(3)
1
(1)
Barn Swallow 1
(2)
2
(1)
Black-capped Chickadee 2
(3)
4
(4)
3
(4)
1
(2)
3
(2)
3
(3)
2
(3)
2
(2)
2
(4)
1
(2)
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2
(2)
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
(4)
1
(2)
2
(4)
2
(2)
1
(1)
2
(5)
1
(1)
1
(2)
Brown Creeper 2
(2)
1
(1)
3
(3)
1
(1)
House Wren 1
(1)
1
(1)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
(3)
2
(4)
2
(2)
1
(2)
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
(2)
3
(6)
2
(1)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 5
(3)
5
(3)
6
(3)
Veery 5
(2)
1
(1)
Gray-cheeked Thrush 3
(3)
1
(1)
Swainson’s Thrush 12
(5)
1
(1)
16
(6)
2
(2)
Hermit Thrush 2
(2)
1
(2)
3
(5)
Catharus sp. 3
(2)
American Robin 1
(1)
2
(2)
50
(6)
165
(5)
45
(6)
35
(5)
55
(5)
50
(4)
70
(6)
90
(6)
20
(4)
12
(2)
thrush sp. 13
(5)
1
(1)
Gray Catbird 6
(5)
1
(1)
1
(2)
Brown Thrasher 1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
European Starling 18
(3)
6
(6)
18
(4)
17
(6)
45
(5)
35
(5)
5
(4)
25
(6)
35
(2)
75
(2)
80
(4)
Cedar Waxwing 1
(2)
2
(3)
2
(3)
20
(2)
10
(1)
House Finch 1
(1)
2
(2)
1
(3)
2
(2)
3
(1)
3
(2)
2
(1)
Pine Siskin 2
(1)
1
(2)
2
(1)
American Goldfinch 2
(1)
3
(6)
2
(4)
3
(3)
2
(3)
3
(2)
3
(4)
1
(2)
1
(1)
Chipping Sparrow 1
(1)
1
(1)
3
(1)
Field Sparrow 1
(1)
2
(2)
American Tree Sparrow 1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(2)
Fox Sparrow 1
(1)
50
(4)
Dark-eyed Junco 13
(3)
7
(2)
5
(5)
60
(5)
45
(4)
62
(4)
15
(6)
White-crowned Sparrow 11
(4)
White-throated Sparrow 1
(1)
18
(4)
2
(1)
7
(4)
Song Sparrow 2
(1)
3
(2)
5
(5)
1
(2)
Swamp Sparrow 5
(3)
1
(2)
1
(1)
2
(3)
Eastern Towhee 1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
sparrow sp. 1
(1)
1
(1)
Baltimore Oriole 6
(2)
1
(5)
2
(2)
Red-winged Blackbird 3
(1)
4
(6)
5
(5)
10
(6)
7
(5)
9
(5)
1
(2)
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
(3)
4
(4)
1
(2)
1
(2)
Rusty Blackbird 3
(1)
Common Grackle 1
(1)
7
(6)
15
(5)
9
(6)
15
(5)
28
(5)
28
(3)
1
(3)
1
(1)
Ovenbird 2
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
Northern Waterthrush 4
(4)
1
(1)
Black-and-white Warbler 2
(1)
1
(1)
Tennessee Warbler 6
(2)
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
(2)
1
(1)
Nashville Warbler 2
(2)
1
(1)
Connecticut Warbler 1
(2)
Common Yellowthroat 5
(2)
1
(2)
1
(2)
1
(2)
American Redstart 13
(3)
1
(2)
3
(3)
Cape May Warbler 1
(1)
Northern Parula 1
(2)
Magnolia Warbler 4
(3)
2
(2)
1
(1)
Bay-breasted Warbler 2
(2)
Yellow Warbler 4
(4)
1
(1)
Blackpoll Warbler 2
(2)
2
(1)
Black-throated Blue Warbler 2
(2)
Palm Warbler 7
(4)
2
(1)
2
(1)
Yellow-rumped Warbler 11
(2)
4
(3)
12
(1)
8
(5)
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
(1)
Canada Warbler 1
(1)
Wilson’s Warbler 4
(1)
1
(1)
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) 5
(2)
2
(1)
2
(3)
2
(2)
Northern Cardinal 2
(4)
1
(3)
4
(5)
5
(4)
5
(6)
5
(5)
6
(5)
8
(4)
4
(6)
5
(6)
5
(4)
1
(2)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
(1)
1
(1)
Indigo Bunting 1
(1)
House Sparrow 31
(5)
32
(5)
35
(6)
41
(5)
38
(6)
50
(5)
52
(5)
55
(4)
75
(6)
60
(6)
13
(4)
13
(6)
passerine sp. 1
(1)
10
(4)
4
(2)
1
(1)
7
(2)
8
(6)
6
(3)
3
(1)

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BIRDS SEEN AND/OR HEARD DURING 2017:

Report Details
Date range: Jan 1, 2017 – Dec 31, 2017 Total # of Species: 120
Total # of Checklists: 60
Location(s):   Riis Park, Chicago

 

Summary
Jan
2017
Feb
2017
Mar
2017
Apr
2017
May
2017
Jun
2017
Jul
2017
Aug
2017
Sep
2017
Oct
2017
Nov
2017
Dec
2017
Number of Species 15 21 29 57 73 28 30 43 72 62 30 22
Number of Individuals 483 652 861 957 986 728 1,248 1,535 2,167 2,525 1,379 1,645
Number of Checklists 4 5 4 5 5 4 5 5 6 7 4 6

 

Highest Count for a Species   (sample size)
Species Name Jan
2017
Feb
2017
Mar
2017
Apr
2017
May
2017
Jun
2017
Jul
2017
Aug
2017
Sep
2017
Oct
2017
Nov
2017
Dec
2017
Canada Goose 100
(4)
93
(5)
28
(4)
22
(5)
49
(5)
23
(4)
37
(5)
114
(5)
157
(6)
191
(7)
184
(4)
183
(5)
Mallard 71
(3)
52
(4)
24
(5)
44
(5)
60
(4)
61
(5)
79
(5)
85
(6)
86
(7)
90
(4)
99
(5)
Mallard (Domestic type) 2
(4)
1
(3)
1
(3)
Hooded Merganser 1
(2)
1
(4)
duck sp. 1
(2)
1
(4)
3
(5)
5
(5)
5
(6)
5
(5)
Great Blue Heron 1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
Green Heron 1
(1)
1
(2)
Black-crowned Night-Heron 2
(1)
1
(2)
1
(2)
3
(2)
2
(2)
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
(1)
Cooper’s Hawk 1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(3)
2
(2)
1
(1)
1
(2)
2
(2)
Red-tailed Hawk 2
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(2)
1
(2)
Sandhill Crane 150
(1)
Killdeer 1
(1)
1
(1)
2
(2)
2
(4)
1
(1)
2
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
American Woodcock 1
(1)
4
(1)
1
(1)
Solitary Sandpiper 1
(1)
1
(1)
Ring-billed Gull 5
(2)
120
(4)
65
(5)
12
(5)
22
(4)
11
(4)
17
(4)
1
(2)
1
(2)
2
(3)
Herring Gull 1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
Larus sp. 1
(1)
gull sp. 1
(1)
3
(1)
1
(2)
2
(2)
1
(2)
Caspian Tern 1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
Rock Pigeon 19
(3)
6
(5)
9
(3)
2
(4)
3
(4)
11
(4)
18
(4)
12
(5)
23
(6)
20
(7)
19
(3)
57
(5)
Mourning Dove 2
(1)
1
(3)
1
(1)
1
(2)
21
(4)
5
(5)
2
(2)
10
(3)
14
(3)
27
(4)
Chimney Swift 3
(3)
5
(3)
10
(5)
7
(4)
2
(3)
2
(2)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
(1)
Belted Kingfisher 1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
(1)
3
(1)
9
(3)
Downy Woodpecker 2
(3)
2
(3)
1
(3)
3
(5)
2
(3)
3
(4)
2
(4)
2
(4)
3
(6)
2
(6)
1
(2)
2
(3)
Hairy Woodpecker 1
(2)
1
(1)
1
(2)
Northern Flicker 2
(1)
5
(3)
2
(2)
1
(1)
12
(4)
13
(6)
1
(1)
woodpecker sp. 2
(2)
American Kestrel 1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(2)
1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(2)
1
(2)
Merlin 1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(2)
Olive-sided Flycatcher 1
(1)
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
(1)
1
(2)
4
(3)
3
(2)
Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill’s Flycatcher) 1
(1)
Least Flycatcher 3
(2)
Empidonax sp. 1
(1)
Eastern Phoebe 1
(1)
10
(2)
1
(2)
4
(4)
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
(1)
1
(1)
Eastern Kingbird 2
(4)
2
(5)
4
(3)
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
(1)
1
(1)
Blue-headed Vireo 1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
Warbling Vireo 1
(1)
2
(3)
2
(3)
2
(3)
1
(1)
Red-eyed Vireo 1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(4)
Blue Jay 1
(2)
1
(2)
2
(5)
1
(3)
American Crow 1
(2)
3
(2)
1
(1)
2
(2)
1
(3)
3
(2)
2
(2)
9
(4)
2
(1)
11
(2)
15
(6)
Barn Swallow 6
(1)
2
(2)
2
(2)
1
(1)
Black-capped Chickadee 3
(2)
2
(1)
1
(1)
1
(2)
3
(4)
3
(4)
3
(3)
4
(4)
1
(1)
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
(1)
1
(1)
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
(1)
2
(5)
1
(2)
2
(1)
1
(2)
1
(2)
Brown Creeper 2
(2)
2
(3)
2
(1)
Winter Wren 1
(1)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
(1)
4
(3)
1
(1)
Golden-crowned Kinglet 8
(1)
9
(1)
7
(4)
7
(1)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 7
(4)
6
(3)
3
(1)
4
(5)
3
(1)
Veery 2
(1)
1
(1)
Gray-cheeked Thrush 3
(2)
Swainson’s Thrush 2
(2)
2
(1)
18
(6)
1
(1)
Hermit Thrush 3
(4)
1
(1)
8
(6)
1
(1)
Catharus sp. 1
(1)
Wood Thrush 1
(1)
American Robin 2
(3)
5
(2)
65
(4)
60
(5)
50
(5)
31
(4)
45
(5)
50
(5)
40
(6)
95
(7)
13
(2)
1
(3)
thrush sp. 10
(5)
Gray Catbird 1
(1)
3
(2)
1
(1)
Brown Thrasher 1
(3)
2
(1)
European Starling 13
(3)
2
(1)
4
(3)
5
(4)
8
(4)
11
(3)
25
(5)
21
(4)
55
(6)
21
(5)
15
(3)
30
(5)
Cedar Waxwing 2
(1)
3
(3)
1
(1)
12
(5)
Ovenbird 2
(2)
1
(1)
3
(2)
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
(1)
Northern Waterthrush 5
(1)
2
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
Golden-winged Warbler 1
(1)
Blue-winged Warbler 1
(1)
Black-and-white Warbler 3
(3)
1
(1)
Tennessee Warbler 1
(1)
2
(1)
5
(2)
1
(2)
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
(1)
1
(1)
2
(1)
Nashville Warbler 2
(3)
1
(2)
Mourning Warbler 1
(1)
Common Yellowthroat 2
(4)
3
(5)
1
(1)
American Redstart 9
(1)
7
(2)
6
(6)
Cape May Warbler 1
(1)
Northern Parula 2
(1)
1
(1)
Magnolia Warbler 1
(1)
1
(2)
2
(3)
1
(1)
Bay-breasted Warbler 1
(2)
1
(1)
Blackburnian Warbler 1
(1)
Yellow Warbler 1
(3)
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
(1)
1
(1)
Blackpoll Warbler 3
(4)
Bay-breasted/Blackpoll Warbler 1
(1)
1
(1)
Palm Warbler 14
(3)
5
(4)
1
(2)
Yellow-rumped Warbler 5
(4)
12
(1)
31
(4)
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
(2)
1
(1)
Wilson’s Warbler 1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) 3
(1)
2
(2)
3
(6)
1
(2)
American Tree Sparrow 5
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
Chipping Sparrow 1
(1)
2
(3)
1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
4
(3)
Clay-colored Sparrow 1
(1)
1
(1)
Field Sparrow 2
(3)
2
(1)
Fox Sparrow 2
(1)
4
(1)
1
(1)
5
(2)
Dark-eyed Junco 18
(4)
32
(3)
10
(4)
11
(1)
1
(2)
130
(6)
85
(3)
10
(5)
White-crowned Sparrow 18
(2)
1
(2)
White-throated Sparrow 7
(2)
10
(2)
25
(7)
3
(1)
Song Sparrow 1
(1)
7
(4)
6
(2)
2
(2)
Lincoln’s Sparrow 1
(1)
2
(2)
Swamp Sparrow 2
(1)
4
(2)
2
(3)
2
(5)
Eastern Towhee 1
(1)
sparrow sp. 2
(1)
5
(1)
1
(1)
7
(2)
Northern Cardinal 2
(2)
1
(1)
6
(4)
3
(5)
2
(5)
2
(3)
4
(5)
3
(4)
2
(2)
3
(5)
3
(4)
3
(4)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
(1)
Orchard Oriole 1
(1)
Baltimore Oriole 1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
Red-winged Blackbird 4
(2)
6
(4)
9
(5)
7
(5)
8
(4)
43
(5)
35
(5)
4
(1)
Brown-headed Cowbird 4
(4)
1
(2)
1
(1)
3
(1)
1
(1)
Rusty Blackbird 1
(1)
Common Grackle 12
(4)
9
(5)
14
(5)
19
(4)
18
(5)
6
(5)
2
(2)
blackbird sp. 4
(1)
House Finch 1
(1)
2
(3)
3
(4)
2
(4)
2
(3)
2
(2)
Pine Siskin 1
(1)
American Goldfinch 2
(1)
3
(3)
1
(2)
1
(2)
2
(1)
4
(3)
4
(4)
3
(2)
House Sparrow 25
(4)
32
(5)
21
(4)
33
(5)
30
(5)
41
(4)
52
(5)
155
(5)
125
(6)
46
(7)
16
(4)
34
(6)
passerine sp. 4
(3)
4
(4)
4
(1)
1
(1)
6
(4)
5
(6)
5
(5)
2
(2)
3
(1)

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BIRDS SEEN AND/OR HEARD DURING 2016:

Report Details
Date range: Jan 1, 2016 – Dec 31, 2016 Total # of Species: 110
Total # of Checklists: 55
Location(s):   Riis Park, Chicago
Summary
Jan
2016
Feb
2016
Mar
2016
Apr
2016
May
2016
Jun
2016
Jul
2016
Aug
2016
Sep
2016
Oct
2016
Nov
2016
Dec
2016
Number of Species 18 18 34 51 66 24 29 44 55 51 23 16
Number of Individuals 119 490 1,011 982 993 630 865 947 1,991 1,673 978 595
Number of Checklists 4 5 5 4 6 4 4 4 5 5 4 5
Highest Count for a Species   (sample size)
Species Name Jan
2016
Feb
2016
Mar
2016
Apr
2016
May
2016
Jun
2016
Jul
2016
Aug
2016
Sep
2016
Oct
2016
Nov
2016
Dec
2016
Snow Goose 2
(1)
Canada Goose 14
(1)
113
(4)
40
(5)
23
(4)
38
(6)
11
(4)
13
(3)
72
(3)
140
(5)
140
(5)
145
(4)
121
(3)
Wood Duck 2
(3)
1
(1)
Mallard 6
(1)
39
(4)
27
(4)
39
(6)
57
(4)
63
(4)
85
(4)
113
(5)
104
(5)
71
(4)
59
(2)
Blue-winged Teal 1
(1)
duck sp. 2
(4)
2
(3)
2
(4)
3
(5)
2
(4)
2
(4)
2
(2)
Great Blue Heron 1
(2)
Green Heron 1
(1)
2
(1)
1
(1)
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1
(1)
2
(4)
1
(1)
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
(1)
Cooper’s Hawk 1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(3)
3
(2)
1
(3)
1
(2)
Accipiter sp. 1
(1)
Red-tailed Hawk 1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
Sora 1
(1)
Killdeer 1
(3)
4
(1)
1
(1)
1
(2)
American Woodcock 3
(1)
Solitary Sandpiper 1
(1)
2
(1)
Ring-billed Gull 1
(1)
3
(1)
155
(5)
45
(4)
50
(6)
15
(4)
50
(4)
6
(4)
3
(4)
3
(1)
1
(1)
Herring Gull 1
(1)
2
(1)
1
(2)
gull sp. 1
(2)
Caspian Tern 5
(1)
1
(1)
1
(3)
Rock Pigeon 2
(2)
7
(1)
5
(4)
4
(4)
3
(3)
5
(2)
16
(4)
9
(4)
3
(1)
10
(2)
9
(2)
Eurasian Collared-Dove 1
(1)
Mourning Dove 1
(2)
1
(1)
5
(1)
3
(4)
8
(3)
19
(4)
28
(3)
Chimney Swift 3
(3)
3
(3)
11
(4)
8
(3)
2
(3)
5
(1)
Belted Kingfisher 1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
Red-headed Woodpecker 11
(1)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
(1)
3
(1)
3
(1)
1
(1)
Downy Woodpecker 2
(3)
2
(5)
2
(3)
1
(2)
2
(1)
2
(3)
3
(4)
3
(3)
3
(4)
3
(4)
2
(3)
1
(2)
Northern Flicker 3
(2)
5
(3)
7
(3)
23
(2)
woodpecker sp. 1
(1)
American Kestrel 1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(4)
1
(1)
1
(2)
1
(1)
Merlin 1
(2)
1
(1)
1
(2)
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
(2)
1
(1)
1
(1)
2
(3)
1
(1)
Least Flycatcher 1
(1)
1
(1)
Empidonax sp. 1
(2)
Eastern Phoebe 5
(3)
4
(2)
2
(1)
1
(2)
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
(1)
Eastern Kingbird 2
(1)
1
(1)
Blue-headed Vireo 1
(1)
Warbling Vireo 4
(4)
4
(4)
2
(3)
Philadelphia/Warbling Vireo 1
(1)
Red-eyed Vireo 3
(2)
1
(2)
1
(1)
1
(1)
2
(1)
Blue Jay 1
(1)
2
(3)
1
(1)
4
(3)
1
(2)
American Crow 2
(3)
4
(1)
2
(3)
1
(3)
1
(2)
3
(2)
3
(1)
2
(3)
2
(1)
Barn Swallow 3
(2)
Black-capped Chickadee 1
(2)
2
(2)
2
(4)
1
(4)
4
(3)
8
(4)
3
(4)
4
(2)
2
(2)
1
(1)
1
(1)
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
(2)
3
(2)
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
(2)
1
(1)
1
(3)
1
(1)
3
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
Brown Creeper 2
(1)
1
(2)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
(4)
5
(3)
5
(4)
2
(2)
Golden-crowned Kinglet 13
(2)
3
(2)
9
(5)
5
(1)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 7
(3)
3
(3)
5
(4)
Veery 1
(1)
Gray-cheeked Thrush 1
(1)
4
(2)
Swainson’s Thrush 2
(3)
2
(2)
85
(5)
2
(1)
Hermit Thrush 6
(3)
2
(3)
1
(1)
Catharus sp. 1
(1)
20
(4)
Wood Thrush 1
(1)
American Robin 6
(2)
8
(5)
100
(5)
170
(4)
60
(6)
30
(4)
43
(4)
30
(4)
100
(5)
37
(5)
14
(3)
1
(2)
Gray Catbird 3
(4)
Brown Thrasher 2
(1)
European Starling 19
(1)
6
(4)
9
(4)
10
(2)
6
(4)
11
(3)
5
(2)
4
(1)
65
(2)
2
(2)
40
(2)
Cedar Waxwing 15
(1)
2
(2)
1
(1)
45
(3)
30
(3)
Ovenbird 1
(2)
2
(4)
Northern Waterthrush 2
(2)
3
(3)
2
(2)
Black-and-white Warbler 2
(3)
1
(1)
1
(3)
Tennessee Warbler 1
(1)
1
(1)
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
(2)
Nashville Warbler 1
(2)
1
(2)
1
(1)
Mourning Warbler 1
(1)
Common Yellowthroat 1
(5)
1
(1)
4
(3)
4
(1)
American Redstart 5
(2)
3
(1)
5
(4)
2
(1)
Magnolia Warbler 3
(1)
1
(1)
Blackburnian Warbler 1
(1)
Yellow Warbler 1
(1)
2
(1)
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
(1)
1
(1)
Blackpoll Warbler 1
(1)
4
(3)
1
(1)
Bay-breasted/Blackpoll Warbler 1
(1)
Palm Warbler 25
(2)
8
(4)
16
(3)
5
(2)
Yellow-rumped Warbler 10
(2)
2
(1)
25
(2)
35
(4)
Yellow-throated Warbler 1
(1)
Wilson’s Warbler 1
(1)
2
(1)
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) 3
(1)
5
(3)
7
(1)
7
(4)
5
(5)
American Tree Sparrow 6
(2)
3
(3)
Chipping Sparrow 18
(2)
2
(2)
3
(1)
1
(1)
Field Sparrow 4
(3)
1
(1)
Lark Sparrow 1
(1)
Fox Sparrow 16
(4)
1
(1)
Dark-eyed Junco 6
(4)
4
(5)
35
(5)
28
(3)
80
(5)
12
(4)
8
(5)
White-crowned Sparrow 10
(1)
10
(3)
2
(2)
White-throated Sparrow 30
(2)
5
(3)
10
(4)
2
(1)
Savannah Sparrow 1
(1)
1
(1)
Song Sparrow 14
(4)
2
(4)
2
(5)
1
(2)
3
(4)
1
(2)
1
(1)
2
(1)
Swamp Sparrow 1
(2)
1
(2)
1
(3)
1
(3)
2
(2)
3
(2)
Eastern Towhee 1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
sparrow sp. 7
(1)
3
(2)
Scarlet Tanager 1
(1)
Northern Cardinal 2
(3)
3
(4)
2
(3)
3
(4)
3
(4)
5
(3)
5
(4)
5
(4)
3
(4)
3
(3)
1
(1)
2
(2)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
(2)
3
(3)
1
(1)
Red-winged Blackbird 5
(5)
15
(4)
11
(6)
13
(3)
12
(4)
5
(1)
Common Grackle 6
(4)
9
(4)
15
(6)
14
(4)
20
(4)
5
(2)
2
(2)
Brown-headed Cowbird 4
(3)
1
(1)
1
(1)
Baltimore Oriole 1
(2)
2
(1)
blackbird sp. 7
(1)
House Finch 2
(2)
2
(5)
2
(3)
4
(3)
7
(2)
2
(3)
1
(1)
2
(2)
1
(3)
Pine Siskin 1
(1)
American Goldfinch 4
(1)
4
(4)
3
(3)
2
(2)
4
(4)
2
(1)
3
(4)
3
(4)
House Sparrow 20
(3)
30
(5)
20
(5)
23
(4)
15
(6)
31
(4)
65
(4)
55
(4)
71
(5)
86
(5)
30
(4)
20
(5)
passerine sp. 1
(1)
1
(1)
3
(4)
2
(4)
4
(1)
8
(4)
5
(5)
5
(5)
3
(2)
2
(2)

BIRDS SEEN AND/OR HEARD DURING 2015:

Report Details
Date range: Jan 1, 2015 – Dec 31, 2015 Total # of Species: 111
Total # of Checklists: 46
Location(s):   Riis Park, Chicago

Summary
Jan
2015
Feb
2015
Mar
2015
Apr
2015
May
2015
Jun
2015
Jul
2015
Aug
2015
Sep
2015
Oct
2015
Nov
2015
Dec
2015
Number of Species 8 8 18 36 65 26 28 26 56 54 35 13
Number of Individuals 112 121 415 975 651 599 730 786 1,290 1,630 1,243 1,058
Number of Checklists 4 2 3 5 3 3 3 4 5 5 4 5

Highest Count for a Species   (sample size)
Species Name Jan
2015
Feb
2015
Mar
2015
Apr
2015
May
2015
Jun
2015
Jul
2015
Aug
2015
Sep
2015
Oct
2015
Nov
2015
Dec
2015
Canada Goose 19
(3)
25
(3)
23
(5)
28
(3)
4
(3)
8
(3)
87
(4)
117
(5)
120
(5)
166
(4)
220
(5)
Wood Duck 1
(1)
Mallard 27
(2)
39
(5)
48
(3)
51
(3)
47
(3)
72
(4)
90
(5)
75
(5)
58
(4)
53
(5)
Great Blue Heron 1
(1)
1
(2)
Green Heron 1
(1)
1
(1)
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1
(1)
1
(3)
Turkey Vulture 1
(1)
Cooper’s Hawk 1
(1)
1
(1)
2
(2)
1
(1)
1
(1)
Red-tailed Hawk 1
(3)
1
(1)
2
(1)
1
(1)
1
(2)
1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
Killdeer 1
(3)
1
(1)
2
(2)
1
(1)
Spotted Sandpiper 1
(1)
1
(1)
Solitary Sandpiper 1
(1)
American Woodcock 1
(1)
Ring-billed Gull 1
(1)
15
(2)
75
(5)
10
(3)
25
(3)
200
(3)
40
(4)
20
(4)
1
(2)
3
(2)
2
(3)
gull sp. 1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
Caspian Tern 1
(1)
1
(2)
Rock Pigeon 4
(2)
5
(2)
4
(2)
2
(1)
4
(2)
9
(3)
10
(4)
2
(5)
12
(3)
4
(1)
Mourning Dove 3
(2)
1
(2)
2
(1)
2
(2)
16
(3)
17
(5)
21
(3)
112
(3)
1
(1)
Great Horned Owl 1
(1)
Common Nighthawk 1
(1)
Chimney Swift 4
(3)
4
(3)
8
(3)
12
(4)
1
(1)
Belted Kingfisher 1
(1)
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
(1)
1
(1)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
(1)
1
(1)
2
(2)
Downy Woodpecker 1
(2)
1
(1)
2
(1)
2
(5)
2
(1)
1
(2)
2
(2)
2
(3)
2
(5)
3
(3)
1
(2)
1
(1)
Northern Flicker 3
(4)
2
(4)
3
(4)
American Kestrel 1
(1)
1
(2)
1
(2)
Merlin 1
(1)
1
(1)
Olive-sided Flycatcher 1
(1)
1
(1)
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
(1)
1
(2)
1
(1)
2
(2)
1
(2)
Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill’s Flycatcher) 1
(1)
1
(1)
Least Flycatcher 1
(1)
Empidonax sp. 1
(1)
Eastern Phoebe 3
(2)
2
(2)
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
(1)
1
(1)
Eastern Kingbird 1
(1)
flycatcher sp. (Tyrannidae sp.) 1
(1)
Blue-headed Vireo 2
(2)
Warbling Vireo 3
(2)
1
(3)
5
(3)
1
(1)
Red-eyed Vireo 4
(2)
1
(1)
Blue Jay 1
(1)
4
(4)
2
(4)
American Crow 2
(1)
3
(3)
7
(4)
1
(1)
2
(2)
2
(1)
3
(2)
39
(3)
5
(2)
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
(1)
Barn Swallow 1
(1)
Black-capped Chickadee 2
(1)
3
(1)
2
(3)
3
(1)
1
(2)
2
(1)
3
(3)
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
(2)
2
(1)
2
(4)
1
(2)
1
(1)
Brown Creeper 2
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
Winter Wren 1
(2)
Marsh Wren 1
(1)
1
(3)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
(2)
1
(1)
2
(3)
Golden-crowned Kinglet 4
(2)
8
(5)
6
(1)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
(3)
1
(1)
1
(2)
8
(3)
1
(1)
Veery 4
(2)
1
(1)
Gray-cheeked Thrush 2
(2)
1
(2)
Swainson’s Thrush 5
(2)
5
(4)
1
(1)
Hermit Thrush 3
(3)
7
(3)
American Robin 63
(3)
65
(5)
65
(3)
50
(3)
50
(3)
53
(4)
32
(5)
105
(5)
40
(4)
5
(5)
thrush sp. 4
(4)
3
(1)
Gray Catbird 4
(3)
1
(1)
2
(1)
Brown Thrasher 1
(1)
1
(1)
European Starling 36
(1)
65
(2)
45
(3)
23
(4)
7
(3)
40
(3)
7
(3)
5
(2)
2
(1)
4
(2)
3
(1)
Cedar Waxwing 3
(1)
4
(2)
16
(3)
2
(1)
2
(1)
1
(1)
Ovenbird 2
(2)
2
(1)
Northern Waterthrush 4
(1)
1
(1)
Golden-winged x Blue-winged Warbler (hybrid) 1
(1)
Black-and-white Warbler 2
(2)
2
(2)
Tennessee Warbler 1
(2)
Orange-crowned Warbler 2
(1)
2
(1)
Nashville Warbler 5
(1)
Common Yellowthroat 3
(1)
1
(1)
2
(1)
3
(2)
1
(1)
American Redstart 8
(3)
4
(3)
Cape May Warbler 1
(2)
Northern Parula 1
(1)
Magnolia Warbler 4
(2)
1
(2)
Bay-breasted Warbler 1
(1)
1
(1)
Blackburnian Warbler 5
(2)
Yellow Warbler 1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
Chestnut-sided Warbler 5
(2)
1
(2)
Blackpoll Warbler 3
(2)
1
(3)
Palm Warbler 2
(1)
10
(1)
1
(2)
3
(3)
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
(2)
1
(1)
7
(3)
8
(3)
1
(1)
Black-throated Green Warbler 3
(2)
1
(1)
Wilson’s Warbler 1
(1)
1
(2)
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) 2
(1)
2
(4)
3
(3)
American Tree Sparrow 3
(2)
6
(1)
Chipping Sparrow 2
(2)
Field Sparrow 1
(1)
Fox Sparrow 3
(2)
3
(3)
3
(1)
Dark-eyed Junco 7
(1)
13
(3)
55
(4)
40
(4)
45
(4)
6
(4)
White-crowned Sparrow 7
(2)
30
(4)
White-throated Sparrow 3
(1)
18
(5)
3
(3)
Savannah Sparrow 1
(1)
2
(1)
Song Sparrow 2
(2)
6
(3)
1
(2)
1
(1)
Lincoln’s Sparrow 5
(2)
2
(2)
Swamp Sparrow 1
(1)
1
(2)
1
(1)
sparrow sp. 18
(3)
2
(2)
Scarlet Tanager 1
(1)
Northern Cardinal 9
(3)
4
(2)
5
(3)
5
(5)
7
(3)
5
(3)
6
(3)
5
(4)
2
(4)
2
(3)
3
(2)
2
(3)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
(1)
Red-winged Blackbird 3
(2)
9
(5)
6
(3)
5
(3)
5
(3)
Eastern Meadowlark 1
(1)
Rusty Blackbird 1
(1)
Common Grackle 1
(1)
5
(4)
22
(3)
35
(3)
20
(3)
8
(2)
5
(1)
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
(3)
1
(2)
3
(2)
1
(1)
Baltimore Oriole 4
(1)
House Finch 1
(1)
2
(4)
2
(1)
1
(2)
2
(2)
8
(3)
2
(3)
Purple Finch 1
(1)
Pine Siskin 1
(1)
American Goldfinch 3
(1)
4
(3)
1
(3)
2
(1)
1
(4)
1
(1)
2
(1)
4
(4)
1
(1)
House Sparrow 8
(4)
20
(2)
23
(3)
25
(5)
28
(3)
45
(3)
40
(3)
28
(4)
35
(5)
35
(5)
23
(4)
9
(5)
passerine sp. 1
(2)
8
(4)
5
(4)

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BIRDS SEEN AND/OR HEARD DURING 2014: We started making regular visits to Riis Park during spring of 2014. Before that we mostly visited the park for Spring Bird Count.

Report Details
Date range: Jan 1, 2014 – Dec 31, 2014 Total # of Species: 120
Total # of Checklists: 38
Location(s):   Riis Park, Chicago

Summary
Jan
2014
Feb
2014
Mar
2014
Apr
2014
May
2014
Jun
2014
Jul
2014
Aug
2014
Sep
2014
Oct
2014
Nov
2014
Dec
2014
Number of Species 10 33 82 21 24 36 65 51 26 13
Number of Individuals 34 291 898 489 1,294 932 1,761 1,741 830 1,160
Number of Checklists 1 2 5 3 4 4 6 4 4 5

Highest Count for a Species   (sample size)
Species Name Jan
2014
Feb
2014
Mar
2014
Apr
2014
May
2014
Jun
2014
Jul
2014
Aug
2014
Sep
2014
Oct
2014
Nov
2014
Dec
2014
Canada Goose 5
(2)
18
(5)
6
(3)
12
(4)
55
(4)
86
(6)
70
(4)
105
(4)
160
(5)
Mallard 16
(1)
20
(5)
36
(3)
34
(4)
40
(4)
56
(6)
53
(4)
32
(3)
33
(5)
Hooded Merganser 1
(1)
American Bittern 1
(1)
Green Heron 1
(3)
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1
(1)
1
(1)
Turkey Vulture 1
(1)
Cooper’s Hawk 2
(1)
1
(3)
Red-tailed Hawk 1
(1)
2
(1)
1
(1)
1
(4)
hawk sp. 1
(1)
Sandhill Crane 350
(1)
Killdeer 1
(1)
1
(2)
Spotted Sandpiper 1
(1)
Solitary Sandpiper 1
(1)
1
(1)
Wilson’s Snipe 1
(1)
American Woodcock 1
(1)
1
(1)
Ring-billed Gull 3
(1)
25
(2)
10
(5)
30
(3)
220
(4)
60
(4)
70
(5)
3
(3)
1
(1)
Herring Gull 2
(1)
gull sp.
Caspian Tern 1
(1)
Rock Pigeon 1
(1)
4
(3)
3
(2)
40
(4)
10
(4)
9
(5)
1
(2)
3
(2)
4
(2)
Eurasian Collared-Dove 1
(1)
Mourning Dove 1
(3)
7
(3)
14
(4)
1
(2)
38
(3)
32
(3)
Chimney Swift 6
(3)
4
(3)
20
(4)
15
(4)
12
(4)
7
(1)
Belted Kingfisher 1
(2)
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
(1)
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
(1)
1
(1)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 3
(2)
1
(2)
3
(2)
4
(1)
1
(2)
Downy Woodpecker 1
(1)
2
(3)
4
(3)
7
(4)
4
(4)
4
(5)
2
(3)
2
(4)
2
(3)
Hairy Woodpecker 1
(1)
Northern Flicker 2
(1)
3
(2)
1
(1)
5
(4)
12
(1)
American Kestrel 1
(2)
1
(1)
2
(4)
1
(1)
1
(1)
Peregrine Falcon 1
(1)
Budgerigar 1
(1)
Olive-sided Flycatcher 1
(1)
Eastern Wood-Pewee 6
(4)
2
(2)
1
(1)
3
(3)
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1
(1)
1
(1)
Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill’s Flycatcher) 1
(2)
1
(1)
Least Flycatcher 4
(4)
Empidonax sp. 2
(1)
1
(1)
Eastern Phoebe 1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
(2)
Eastern Kingbird 1
(1)
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
(1)
Blue-headed Vireo 1
(2)
1
(1)
Warbling Vireo 2
(2)
Red-eyed Vireo 1
(2)
15
(2)
Blue Jay 2
(2)
1
(4)
2
(3)
American Crow 2
(1)
1
(3)
3
(2)
3
(2)
3
(4)
2
(2)
4
(2)
2
(1)
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 3
(2)
Barn Swallow 1
(1)
Black-capped Chickadee 4
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
3
(1)
3
(2)
5
(4)
5
(2)
3
(4)
1
(1)
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
(1)
1
(2)
Brown Creeper 2
(2)
1
(1)
House Wren 1
(1)
Winter Wren 1
(1)
Marsh Wren 1
(1)
wren sp. 1
(1)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
(3)
1
(2)
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
(1)
7
(3)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 6
(2)
5
(3)
2
(2)
4
(2)
1
(1)
Veery 2
(1)
3
(2)
Gray-cheeked Thrush 2
(3)
Swainson’s Thrush 5
(4)
45
(6)
Hermit Thrush 7
(2)
1
(1)
1
(1)
2
(2)
2
(1)
American Robin 15
(1)
65
(2)
35
(5)
60
(3)
95
(4)
50
(4)
80
(6)
140
(4)
32
(4)
11
(2)
thrush sp. 30
(6)
1
(1)
Gray Catbird 8
(3)
1
(1)
Brown Thrasher 1
(2)
1
(1)
European Starling 1
(1)
15
(2)
3
(2)
30
(3)
25
(4)
13
(4)
30
(4)
325
(4)
50
(3)
4
(3)
Cedar Waxwing 3
(1)
7
(2)
11
(4)
30
(4)
60
(2)
6
(3)
5
(2)
Ovenbird 1
(2)
6
(4)
Northern Waterthrush 7
(3)
1
(1)
Black-and-white Warbler 1
(1)
2
(2)
Tennessee Warbler 1
(4)
4
(2)
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
(3)
2
(1)
1
(1)
Nashville Warbler 12
(2)
1
(1)
Connecticut Warbler 1
(1)
Mourning Warbler 1
(1)
Common Yellowthroat 15
(4)
1
(1)
3
(1)
6
(1)
American Redstart 30
(4)
1
(1)
10
(5)
Magnolia Warbler 7
(4)
1
(1)
Bay-breasted Warbler 3
(1)
1
(1)
Yellow Warbler 3
(3)
Chestnut-sided Warbler 3
(3)
Blackpoll Warbler 2
(3)
1
(2)
Palm Warbler 2
(1)
20
(5)
3
(1)
7
(2)
Pine Warbler 1
(1)
1
(1)
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
(1)
3
(1)
10
(2)
18
(3)
2
(1)
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
(2)
Canada Warbler 2
(1)
Wilson’s Warbler 10
(4)
1
(2)
warbler sp. 3
(1)
8
(6)
4
(2)
Eastern Towhee 1
(1)
American Tree Sparrow 5
(2)
Chipping Sparrow 2
(1)
2
(1)
2
(1)
Clay-colored Sparrow 3
(1)
Field Sparrow 2
(1)
2
(1)
Fox Sparrow 1
(1)
4
(2)
1
(2)
Song Sparrow 2
(1)
2
(2)
1
(1)
1
(2)
Lincoln’s Sparrow 2
(1)
1
(1)
Swamp Sparrow 3
(2)
4
(2)
2
(3)
White-throated Sparrow 2
(2)
7
(3)
5
(2)
8
(4)
5
(3)
White-crowned Sparrow 9
(4)
3
(1)
1
(1)
Dark-eyed Junco 2
(1)
7
(2)
1
(1)
30
(2)
45
(4)
3
(4)
sparrow sp. 1
(1)
5
(1)
Summer Tanager 1
(1)
Scarlet Tanager 6
(2)
1
(1)
Northern Cardinal 1
(1)
1
(1)
7
(5)
4
(2)
3
(3)
6
(4)
3
(6)
3
(2)
10
(4)
6
(5)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 15
(2)
1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
Red-winged Blackbird 2
(1)
12
(2)
18
(5)
14
(3)
30
(4)
9
(2)
1
(1)
Rusty Blackbird 4
(1)
Common Grackle 2
(1)
4
(4)
12
(3)
30
(4)
11
(3)
1
(1)
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
(1)
2
(4)
2
(2)
1
(1)
Baltimore Oriole 2
(3)
1
(1)
2
(1)
blackbird sp. 8
(1)
House Finch 1
(2)
2
(1)
6
(1)
8
(3)
6
(2)
2
(2)
1
(1)
Pine Siskin 2
(1)
American Goldfinch 2
(2)
4
(4)
2
(2)
1
(1)
2
(3)
2
(4)
4
(3)
7
(4)
House Sparrow 3
(1)
15
(2)
18
(5)
40
(3)
75
(4)
65
(4)
35
(6)
40
(4)
18
(4)
12
(5)
passerine sp. 3
(1)
7
(4)
8
(4)

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