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Our eBird Data for Riis Park on Chicago’s northwest side April 12, 2018

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 April 2018
  • Birds seen/heard in Riis park so far 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, April 12, 2018  (2:14 hours, mid to late morning)

Number of identified species:  26

Sunny, winds from the southwest, lower to upper 60s. I parked in the south lot, scanned the fields, then walked the sanctuary/lagoons. I finished by following my usual meandering route counterclockwise around the park. The lawns and bare soil were fairly dry, despite last night’s rain. The dried grasses and wildflowers in the Nature Garden had been cut (but I saw no birds there). The sanctuary had 22 bird species and the rest of the park 19 species.

Canada Goose  19

Mallard  32

Ring-billed Gull  9     A few flew low over the lagoons.

Mourning Dove  2     By the lagoons.

Belted Kingfisher  1     Soon after I parked I heard a kingfisher calling from the lagoon, but it had left by the time I reached there.

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  15     Found all through the park, mostly on smaller trees, At least t times I saw two sapsuckers facing off  in the same tree. Most looked like adult males.

Northern Flicker  2     On the upper lawn.

American Kestrel  1     Female landed in a tree by the lagoon, then flew  north, appeared to pluck something off the ground and then continued north. (I later saw juncos and Fox Sparrows at that spot where the kestrel touched down.)

Eastern Phoebe  1     Around north lagoon

American Crow  2     Circled over the park.

Black-capped Chickadee  3     Near the north edge of the park.

Brown Creeper  2     On trees by the flagons.

Golden-crowned Kinglet  1     At edge of north lagoon.

Ruby-crowned Kinglet  5     Four around north lagoon.

American Robin  85     At one point there were 23 on the upper lawn and 5 on the north ball field (so mostly the robins were in smaller groups scattered through the park). At least 10 sang..

Yellow-rumped Warbler  11     Several seemed to be sticking close to sapsuckers.

Fox Sparrow  50     At one point I counted 25 in one scan under the bushes on the south side of south lagoon, where they were kicking at the aging mulch. There were at least 10 around the north lagoon, plus flocks of 2, 8, and 5 away from the lagoons. At least 10 sang.

Dark-eyed Junco  50     Largest flocks were 11, 9, and 14 birds. At least 10 sang.

Song Sparrow  5     At least 2 sang.

Swamp Sparrow  3     In emergent vegetation at the edges of north and south lagoons.

Northern Cardinal  3     Males sang by the lagoons and at the north end of the park.

Red-winged Blackbird  5     At least 3 sang.

Brown-headed Cowbird  1     Calling from trees north of the parking lot.

Common Grackle  3     By the lagoons.

House Finch  1     Singing near the north edge of the park.

House Sparrow  26

View this checklist (with photos) online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44512455

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

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BIRDS SEEN AND/OR HEARD SO FAR DURING APRIL 2018:

Report Details
Date range: Apr 1, 2018 – Apr 30, 2018 Total # of Species: 34
Total # of Checklists: 3
Location(s):   Riis Park, Chicago

 

Summary
Apr
1-5
Apr
6-10
Apr
11-15
Apr
16-20
Apr
21-25
Apr
26-30
Number of Species 20 20 26
Number of Individuals 290 338 338
Number of Checklists 1 1 1

 

Highest Count for a Species   (sample size)
Species Name Apr
1-5
Apr
6-10
Apr
11-15
Apr
16-20
Apr
21-25
Apr
26-30
Canada Goose 18
(1)
27
(1)
19
(1)
Mallard 46
(1)
27
(1)
32
(1)
Red-tailed Hawk 1
(1)
Killdeer 5
(1)
American Woodcock 1
(1)
Ring-billed Gull 6
(1)
4
(1)
9
(1)
Rock Pigeon 6
(1)
4
(1)
Mourning Dove 2
(1)
1
(1)
2
(1)
Belted Kingfisher 1
(1)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 15
(1)
Downy Woodpecker 1
(1)
1
(1)
Northern Flicker 2
(1)
American Kestrel 1
(1)
1
(1)
Eastern Phoebe 1
(1)
American Crow 1
(1)
2
(1)
Black-capped Chickadee 1
(1)
3
(1)
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
(1)
Brown Creeper 2
(1)
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
(1)
1
(1)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 5
(1)
American Robin 100
(1)
165
(1)
85
(1)
European Starling 6
(1)
4
(1)
Yellow-rumped Warbler 11
(1)
American Tree Sparrow 1
(1)
Fox Sparrow 8
(1)
14
(1)
50
(1)
Dark-eyed Junco 60
(1)
22
(1)
50
(1)
Song Sparrow 1
(1)
2
(1)
5
(1)
Swamp Sparrow 3
(1)
Northern Cardinal 2
(1)
5
(1)
3
(1)
Red-winged Blackbird 3
(1)
5
(1)
5
(1)
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
(1)
Common Grackle 3
(1)
7
(1)
3
(1)
House Finch 1
(1)
1
(1)
House Sparrow 22
(1)
41
(1)
26
(1)

 

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BIRDS SEEN AND/OR HEARD SO FAR DURING 2018:

Report Details
Date range: Jan 1, 2018 – Dec 31, 2018 Total # of Species: 39
Total # of Checklists: 19
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 34
Number of Individuals 704 567 919 966
Number of Checklists 5 5 6 3

 

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)
27
(3)
Mallard 56
(1)
46
(6)
46
(3)
Cooper’s Hawk 1
(1)
Red-tailed Hawk 1
(3)
1
(2)
2
(1)
1
(1)
Killdeer 1
(1)
5
(1)
American Woodcock 1
(1)
Ring-billed Gull 1
(1)
55
(6)
9
(3)
gull sp. 1
(1)
Rock Pigeon 15
(3)
13
(4)
14
(4)
6
(2)
Mourning Dove 8
(2)
8
(3)
5
(4)
2
(3)
Belted Kingfisher 1
(1)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 15
(1)
Downy Woodpecker 2
(4)
2
(2)
2
(3)
1
(2)
Hairy Woodpecker 1
(2)
Northern Flicker 2
(1)
American Kestrel 1
(1)
1
(2)
Eastern Phoebe 1
(1)
American Crow 3
(2)
12
(5)
3
(5)
2
(2)
Black-capped Chickadee 2
(3)
4
(4)
3
(2)
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
(4)
1
(2)
2
(4)
2
(1)
Brown Creeper 2
(1)
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
(2)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 5
(1)
American Robin 1
(1)
2
(2)
50
(6)
165
(3)
European Starling 18
(3)
6
(6)
6
(2)
Yellow-rumped Warbler 11
(1)
American Tree Sparrow 1
(1)
1
(1)
Fox Sparrow 1
(1)
50
(3)
Dark-eyed Junco 13
(3)
7
(2)
5
(5)
60
(3)
Song Sparrow 2
(1)
3
(2)
5
(3)
Swamp Sparrow 3
(1)
Northern Cardinal 2
(4)
1
(3)
4
(5)
5
(3)
Red-winged Blackbird 3
(1)
4
(6)
5
(3)
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
(1)
Rusty Blackbird 3
(1)
Common Grackle 1
(1)
7
(6)
7
(3)
House Finch 1
(1)
2
(2)
1
(2)
House Sparrow 31
(5)
32
(5)
35
(6)
41
(3)
passerine sp. 1
(1)

 

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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