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Our eBird Data for Riis Park on Chicago’s northwest side February 21, 2017

This page includes six lists 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 February, 2017
  • Birds seen/heard in Riis Park so far 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 on  Tuesday, February 21, 2017  (1:34  hours, mid to late morning)

Number of identified species:  15

Overcast, slight breeze at times, upper 50s to lower 60s. I watched from the south parking lot, then walked to the lagoons/sanctuary, then followed my usual meandering route counterclockwise around the park. The ground was soft and a bit muddle, the lagoon level was a bit low and there was no ice. The only puddle was beside the north baseball diamond’s fence.

Canada Goose  30     Initially there were 7 on the ball fields and 20 on the lagoons. After a low of flying around I counted 30 on the lagoons. Neck collar 85P was on the lagoons initially, and 65B showed up by the end of the session. 65B has been here since the fall. This is the first time I’ve seen 85P.

Mallard  69     All on or by the lagoons. Two males fought.

Killdeer  1     Heard one-note calls of two different Killdeer flying over different parts of the park at the same time. Apparently they did not land on the mostly dry fields.

American Woodcock  1     I flushed a woodcock three times while walking around the lagoon’s muddy edge and then past the dead-leaf-covered lawn at the edge of the fenced maintenance storage area. Each time I heard the whistling wings and saw the round body, short broad tail, and (when it banked) the long bill. It did not show the distinct back back stripes of a Wilson’s Snipe. It always looked like it was landing somewhere else, but then it turned up in a place where I did not expect it. Note that I’m assuming it was the same bird each time (but I could be wrong on that).

Ring-billed Gull  2     Flyovers identified by calls

gull sp.  3     To far off, flying east and west.

Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  5     Two flew over the SW corner of the park and three were perched on a soccer field light fixture.

Downy Woodpecker  1     Calling from small trees near the playground.

American Kestrel  1     Male flew in from SW calling, then landed atop a tree by the maintenance building.

American Crow  3     At least 3, flying all  around the park, calling and briefly landing in various spots.

American Robin  5     In treetops, calling

European Starling  2     I initially saw them picking at sumac fruits by the lagoon.

American Tree Sparrow  5     With the junco flock by the playground

Dark-eyed Junco  32     Six were just north of the parking lot. The rest were on the lawns around the playground. At least 3 sang, and there were many other vocalizations as well.

Red-winged Blackbird  4     All were singing males, three by the lagoon and one in a tree by the hill.

House Sparrow  32     At least 25 were around the security building and in nearby trees/on nearby lawns.

View this checklist (with photos) online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34629811

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

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BIRDS SEEN AND/OR HEARD SO FAR DURING FEBRUARY, 2017:

Report Details
Date range: Feb 1, 2017 – Feb 28, 2017 Total # of Species: 18
Total # of Checklists: 4
Location(s):   Riis Park, Chicago

 

Summary
Feb
1-5
Feb
6-10
Feb
11-15
Feb
16-20
Feb
21-25
Feb
26-28
Number of Species 5 5 5 16
Number of Individuals 115 67 132 196
Number of Checklists 1 1 1 1

 

Highest Count for a Species   (sample size)
Species Name Feb
1-5
Feb
6-10
Feb
11-15
Feb
16-20
Feb
21-25
Feb
26-28
Canada Goose 90
(1)
28
(1)
93
(1)
30
(1)
Mallard 21
(1)
69
(1)
Cooper’s Hawk 1
(1)
Killdeer 1
(1)
American Woodcock 1
(1)
Ring-billed Gull 2
(1)
gull sp. 3
(1)
Rock Pigeon 6
(1)
3
(1)
2
(1)
5
(1)
Downy Woodpecker 1
(1)
1
(1)
American Kestrel 1
(1)
Merlin 1
(1)
American Crow 2
(1)
3
(1)
American Robin 5
(1)
European Starling 2
(1)
American Tree Sparrow 5
(1)
Dark-eyed Junco 16
(1)
32
(1)
Red-winged Blackbird 4
(1)
House Sparrow 17
(1)
19
(1)
14
(1)
32
(1)

BIRDS SEEN AND/OR HEARD SO FAR DURING 2017:

Report Details
Date range: Jan 1, 2017 – Dec 31, 2017 Total # of Species: 22
Total # of Checklists: 8
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 18
Number of Individuals 483 510
Number of Checklists 4 4

 

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
(4)
Mallard 69
(2)
Cooper’s Hawk 1
(1)
1
(1)
Red-tailed Hawk 2
(1)
Killdeer 1
(1)
American Woodcock 1
(1)
Ring-billed Gull 2
(1)
gull sp. 1
(1)
3
(1)
Rock Pigeon 19
(3)
6
(4)
Downy Woodpecker 2
(3)
1
(2)
American Kestrel 1
(1)
Merlin 1
(1)
1
(1)
American Crow 1
(2)
3
(2)
Black-capped Chickadee 3
(2)
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
(1)
American Robin 2
(3)
5
(1)
European Starling 13
(3)
2
(1)
American Tree Sparrow 5
(1)
Dark-eyed Junco 18
(4)
32
(2)
Northern Cardinal 2
(2)
Red-winged Blackbird 4
(1)
House Sparrow 25
(4)
32
(4)

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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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