Purdue Biological Sciences: Ross Biological Reserve: Birds

Birds in different habitats

Status Key

  • C = common (hard to miss)
  • FC = fairly common (can probably always find, but in small numbers)
  • U = Uncommon (seen only occassionally)

Birds can be found in the following habitats: river, river edge, by streams, flyover/river, flyover, forest, forest edge, edge & migrant.

River

NameStatusJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Great Blue Heron

C

Mallard Duck

C

Wood Duck

U
Osprey U
Belted Kingfisher C
Northern Rough-Winged Swallow FC
Cliff Swallow FC

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River Edge

NameStatusJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Canada Goose

C

Prothonotary Warbler

 

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By Streams

NameStatusJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Louisiana Waterthrush

C

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Flyover/River

NameStatusJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Bald Eagle

C

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Flyover

NameStatusJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Sandhill Crane

U
Chimney Swift FC

Purple Martin

U

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Forest

NameStatusJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Turkey Vulture

C

Red-Tailed Hawk

C

Red-shouldered Hawk

FC
Cooper's Hawk C
Barred Owl C
Eastern Screech-Owl FC
Great Horned Owl UC
Downy Woodpecker C
Hairy Woodpecker FC
Red-Bellied Woodpecker C
Red-headed Woodpecker C
Northern Flicker C
Pileated Woodpecker C
Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker FC
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird C
Great Crested Flycatcher C
Eastern Wood-Pewee C
Eastern Phoebe C
Acadian Flycatcher C
Eastern Bluebird FC
Hermit Thrush U
Wood Thrush C
American Robin C
Swainson's Thrush C
Gray-cheeked Thrush U
Cedar Waxwing FC
Golden-crowned Kinglet FC
Ruby-crowned Kinglet FC
Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher C
Brown Creeper C
Carolina Wren C
Blue Jay C
American Crow C
Carolina Chickadee C
Tufted titmouse C
White-Breasted Nuthatch C
Red-breasted Nuthatch U
Yellow-throated Warbler FC
Northern Parula C
Kentucky Warbler C
Warbling Vireo FC
Red-Eyed Vireo C
Yellow-throated Vireo C
Blue-headed Vireo FC
Baltimore Oriole FC
Scarlet Tanager C
Yellow-Billed Cuckoo FC
Rose-Breasted Grosbeak FC
Purple Finch U

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Forest Edge

NameStatusJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Wild Turkey

C
American Redstart C

Bay-breasted Warbler

FC
Black-and-white Warbler C
Black-throated Green Warbler C
Wilson's Warbler FC
Chestnut-sided Warbler C
Magnolia Warbler FC
Pine Warbler U
Palm Warbler FC
Black-throated Blue Warbler U
Blackburnian Warbler FC
Cape May Warbler U
Nashville Warbler C
Tennessee Warbler C
Yellow-rumped Warbler FC
Ovenbird C
Canada Warbler U
Blackpoll Warbler U
Yellow Warbler U
Cerulean Warbler U
Northern Waterthrush U
Blue-winged Warbler U
Golden-winged Warbler U
Orange-crowned Warbler U
Mourning Warbler U
Brown-Headed Cowbird FC
Northern Cardinal C
American Goldfinch C
Indigo Bunting C
Chipping Sparrow C
White-throated Sparrow C
Song Sparrow C
Fox Sparrow FC
Eastern Towhee FC
Dark-eyed Junco C
American Tree Sparrow C
Field Sparrow FC
White-crowned Sparrow U
Savannah Sparrow U
Lincoln's Sparrow  
House Sparrow FC

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Edge

NameStatusJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

American Kestrel

U

Northern Bobwhite

U

American Woodcock

U
Killdeer C
Common Nighthawk U
Tree Swallow FC
Barn Swallow C
Eastern Kingbird FC
Mourning Dove C
Brown Thrasher FC
Gray Catbird C
House Wren C
Common Yellowthroat C
White-eyed Vireo U
Eastern Meadowlark FC
Common Grackle FC
Red-Winged Blackbird C

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Migrant

NameStatusJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Sharp-Shinned Hawk

FC

Empidonax sp.

FC

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