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Our eBird Data for Riis Park on Chicago’s northwest side January 21, 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 January 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 Sunday, January 21, 2018  (1:38 hours, early to mid morning)

Number of identified species:  14

Overcast with a bit of fog, lower to mid 40s. I parked in the south lot, scanned the ball fields, then walked to the sanctuary/lagoons. I finished by following my usual meandering route counterclockwise around the park. Most of the snow had melted, and there were small puddles in low spots on the ground. The upper inch or so of soil had defrosted and was muddy in spots. The lagoons were frozen, but there were puddles of water on top of the ice. The water level in at least the south lagoon was down a few inches. The sanctuary/lagoons had 10 bird species and the rest of the park 9 species.

Canada Goose  195     Almost all were on the south ball field. (I counted by 5s.) Neck collars 07T and 65B were both present and staying close together, as usual.

Red-tailed Hawk  1     Perched in a large oak in the open area north of the lagoons. This was a bird I’ve seen before, with tail feathers a mix of almost all red and barred feathers (so it seems to be still immature).

Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  15     There were 6 on soccer field light fixtures. The rest were flyovers.

Mourning Dove  8     Most roosted in trees just east of south lagoon. A couple later foraged on the ground.

Downy Woodpecker  1     One or two with the mixed flock around south lagoon.

Hairy Woodpecker  1     With the mixed flock around south lagoon.

American Kestrel  1     Eating prey in a treetop in the far southeast corner of the park. (Too far off to be certain of gender.)

Black-capped Chickadee  2     One with the mixed flock around south lagoon. The other was by the parking lot.

White-breasted Nuthatch  1     With the mixed flock around south lagoon.

American Robin  1     Initially heard calls from a treetop east of north lagoon. Later saw one feeding on sumac fruit by south lagoon.

European Starling  18     Flock moved between treetops and sumac trees, where they ate the fruits.

Dark-eyed Junco  13     Flock of at least 11 with House Sparrows by the lagoons. A couple more scattered around the park.

Northern Cardinal  2     Pair near mixed flock by south lagoon.

House Sparrow  19     At least 8 were foraging with juncos; others were in light fixtures (where they sometimes nest) or roosting in dense hawthorn trees.

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42129258

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

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

Report Details
Date range: Jan 1, 2018 – Jan 31, 2018 Total # of Species: 16
Total # of Checklists: 4
Location(s):   Riis Park, Chicago

 

Summary
Jan
1-5
Jan
6-10
Jan
11-15
Jan
16-20
Jan
21-25
Jan
26-31
Number of Species 10 9 7 14
Number of Individuals 46 49 176 278
Number of Checklists 1 1 1 1

 

Highest Count for a Species   (sample size) Hide Sample Size
Species Name Jan
1-5
Jan
6-10
Jan
11-15
Jan
16-20
Jan
21-25
Jan
26-31
Canada Goose 141
(1)
195
(1)
Red-tailed Hawk 1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
gull sp. 1
(1)
Rock Pigeon 1
(1)
15
(1)
Mourning Dove 8
(1)
Downy Woodpecker 2
(1)
2
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
Hairy Woodpecker 1
(1)
1
(1)
American Kestrel 1
(1)
American Crow 1
(1)
3
(1)
Black-capped Chickadee 2
(1)
1
(1)
2
(1)
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
(1)
2
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
American Robin 1
(1)
European Starling 18
(1)
2
(1)
18
(1)
Dark-eyed Junco 9
(1)
8
(1)
13
(1)
Northern Cardinal 2
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
2
(1)
House Sparrow 9
(1)
31
(1)
28
(1)
19
(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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