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Our eBird Data for Riis Park on Chicago’s northwest side October 16, 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 October, 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 during a monitoring visit on Friday, October 20, 2017  (1:54 hours, mid to late morning)

Number of identified species:  18

Sunny, lower 60s to lower 70s. I parked in the south lot, walked to the sanctuary/lagoons, then followed my usual meandering route counterclockwise around the west half of the park. Most of the puddles from last time were reduced to mud (except the usual puddles along the north backstop fence). There were far fewer birds than my last few visits (other than geese). The sanctuary had 9 species and the rest of the park 14 species.

Canada Goose  136

Mallard  46

Mallard (Domestic type)  1     I told the Bird Collision Monitors about this pinioned duck)

duck sp.  5     The usual white ducks. A group of at least 6 Bird Collision Monitors were trying to catch them an move them someplace safe for the winter. (They only had one by the time I left.)

Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  8     On the soccer field light fixture

Downy Woodpecker  1     Southwest corner of park.

Northern Flicker  3

Black-capped Chickadee  1     North edge of park

Brown Creeper  1

Golden-crowned Kinglet  2

Ruby-crowned Kinglet  3     Around south lagoon

Hermit Thrush  1     Along the south side of the security building.

American Robin  15     One sang.

Dark-eyed Junco  21     Included flocks of 12 in oak trees north of the oak grove and 7 along the west edge of the park.

White-throated Sparrow  2     Calling around the lagoons.

Northern Cardinal  3

House Finch  2     Flew over lagoons.

Pine Siskin  1     Flew from the north end of the park, calling.

American Goldfinch  2

House Sparrow  13

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40032840

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

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

Report Details
Date range: Oct 1, 2017 – Oct 31, 2017 Total # of Species: 53
Total # of Checklists: 5
Location(s):   Riis Park, Chicago

 

Summary
Oct
1-5
Oct
6-10
Oct
11-15
Oct
16-20
Oct
21-25
Oct
26-31
Number of Species 21 42 34
Number of Individuals 208 767 733
Number of Checklists 1 2 2

 

Highest Count for a Species   (sample size)
Species Name Oct
1-5
Oct
6-10
Oct
11-15
Oct
16-20
Oct
21-25
Oct
26-31
Canada Goose 75
(1)
165
(2)
165
(2)
Mallard 85
(1)
86
(2)
77
(2)
Mallard (Domestic type) 1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
duck sp. 5
(1)
5
(2)
5
(2)
Cooper’s Hawk 1
(1)
Killdeer 1
(1)
gull sp. 1
(1)
2
(1)
Rock Pigeon 3
(1)
20
(2)
8
(2)
Mourning Dove 1
(1)
Chimney Swift 2
(2)
Belted Kingfisher 1
(1)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 9
(2)
1
(1)
Downy Woodpecker 1
(1)
2
(2)
1
(1)
Northern Flicker 2
(1)
13
(2)
5
(2)
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
(1)
3
(1)
Eastern Phoebe 4
(2)
2
(1)
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
(1)
Blue-headed Vireo 1
(1)
Blue Jay 1
(1)
1
(1)
American Crow 2
(1)
Black-capped Chickadee 4
(1)
2
(1)
1
(1)
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
(1)
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
(1)
Brown Creeper 2
(1)
1
(1)
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
(1)
6
(2)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
(1)
4
(1)
3
(2)
Swainson’s Thrush 1
(1)
Hermit Thrush 3
(2)
8
(2)
Catharus sp. 1
(1)
American Robin 8
(1)
95
(2)
55
(2)
European Starling 2
(1)
21
(2)
8
(1)
Tennessee Warbler 1
(2)
Orange-crowned Warbler 2
(1)
Nashville Warbler 1
(1)
1
(1)
Common Yellowthroat 1
(1)
Magnolia Warbler 1
(1)
Bay-breasted Warbler 1
(1)
Bay-breasted/Blackpoll Warbler 1
(1)
Yellow-rumped Warbler 31
(2)
20
(1)
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) 1
(2)
Chipping Sparrow 1
(1)
4
(1)
Clay-colored Sparrow 1
(1)
Dark-eyed Junco 8
(2)
22
(2)
White-throated Sparrow 3
(1)
1
(2)
21
(2)
Song Sparrow 1
(1)
Swamp Sparrow 1
(2)
2
(1)
sparrow sp. 7
(1)
Northern Cardinal 3
(2)
3
(1)
House Finch 2
(1)
2
(1)
Pine Siskin 1
(1)
American Goldfinch 3
(1)
2
(2)
House Sparrow 5
(1)
46
(2)
35
(2)
passerine sp. 4
(1)
3
(1)
4
(1)

BIRDS SEEN AND/OR HEARD SO FAR DURING 2017:

Report Details
Date range: Jan 1, 2017 – Dec 31, 2017 Total # of Species: 116
Total # of Checklists: 48
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 53
Number of Individuals 483 652 861 957 986 728 1,248 1,535 2,167 1,708
Number of Checklists 4 5 4 5 5 4 5 5 6 5

 

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)
165
(5)
Mallard 71
(3)
52
(4)
24
(5)
44
(5)
60
(4)
61
(5)
79
(5)
85
(6)
86
(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)
Red-tailed Hawk 2
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
Killdeer 1
(1)
1
(1)
2
(2)
2
(4)
1
(1)
2
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
American Woodcock 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)
Herring Gull 1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
gull sp. 1
(1)
3
(1)
1
(2)
2
(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
(5)
Mourning Dove 2
(1)
1
(3)
1
(1)
1
(2)
21
(4)
5
(5)
2
(2)
1
(1)
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
(4)
Hairy Woodpecker 1
(2)
1
(1)
Northern Flicker 2
(1)
5
(3)
2
(2)
1
(1)
12
(4)
13
(5)
woodpecker sp. 2
(2)
American Kestrel 1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(2)
1
(1)
Merlin 1
(1)
1
(1)
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
(3)
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
(2)
American Crow 1
(2)
3
(2)
1
(1)
2
(2)
1
(3)
3
(2)
2
(2)
9
(4)
2
(1)
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
(3)
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
(1)
1
(1)
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
(1)
2
(5)
1
(2)
2
(1)
Brown Creeper 2
(2)
2
(2)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
(1)
4
(3)
1
(1)
Golden-crowned Kinglet 8
(1)
9
(1)
6
(3)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 7
(4)
6
(3)
3
(1)
4
(4)
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
(4)
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
(5)
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
(4)
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
(3)
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)
Chipping Sparrow 1
(1)
2
(3)
1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
4
(2)
Clay-colored Sparrow 1
(1)
1
(1)
Field Sparrow 2
(3)
Fox Sparrow 2
(1)
4
(1)
1
(1)
Dark-eyed Junco 18
(4)
32
(3)
10
(4)
11
(1)
1
(2)
22
(4)
White-crowned Sparrow 18
(2)
White-throated Sparrow 7
(2)
10
(2)
21
(5)
Song Sparrow 1
(1)
7
(4)
6
(2)
1
(1)
Lincoln’s Sparrow 1
(1)
2
(2)
Swamp Sparrow 2
(1)
4
(2)
2
(3)
2
(3)
sparrow sp. 2
(1)
5
(1)
1
(1)
7
(1)
Northern Cardinal 2
(2)
1
(1)
6
(4)
3
(5)
2
(5)
2
(3)
4
(5)
3
(4)
2
(2)
3
(3)
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)
3
(3)
House Sparrow 25
(4)
32
(5)
21
(4)
33
(5)
30
(5)
41
(4)
52
(5)
155
(5)
125
(6)
46
(5)
passerine sp. 4
(3)
4
(4)
4
(1)
1
(1)
6
(4)
5
(6)
4
(3)

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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