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Dam construction update, June 15: Visitors are no longer able to cross the outlet works. There will be no access to the Bittern Marsh Trail or east side of the river during this time.

 

There will be no access to the pavilion and Beaver Pond parking area on weekdays through July 3. These parking lots will be available for use on weekends. This will include the following areas and trails: Bittern Marsh, Redbud, Cicada, Green Dragon and Cottonwood Trails. Only the Blackjack will remain unaffected during this time. Access will not be available east of the pavilion at a later undetermined date. 

 

LLELA Bird Checklist

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NAme
Sp Su Fa Wi
Greater White-fronted Goose R
U R
Snow Goose R
U U
Ross's Goose

X X
Canada Goose * C
C
C C
Tundra Swan


X
Wood Duck* U U U U
Gadwall U
C A
American Wigeon U
C C
Mallard* C C C C
Blue-winged Teal* U
U U
Cinnamon Teal


R
Northern Shoveler C
A A
Northern Pintail U
U U
Green-winged Teal U
C A
Canvasback U
U U
Redhead R
U R
Ring-necked Duck U
A A
Greater Scaup


X
Lesser Scaup U
U C
White-winged Scoter


X
Long-tailed Duck


X
Bufflehead U
U C
Common Goldeneye


U
Hooded Merganser*

U U
Red-breasted Merganser


R
Common Merganser


R
Ruddy Duck


U
Wild Turkey U U U U
Northern Bobwhite* R R R R
Common Loon R
R U
Pied-billed Grebe*

U U
Horned Grebe

U U
Eared Grebe

U U
Red-necked Grebe


X
American White Pelican U
C U
Brown Pelican X

X
Neotropic Cormorant U U U U
Double-crested Cormorant U
A A
Anhinga R
R

R
American Bittern R R R R
Least Bittern U
U
R
Great Blue Heron* A A A A
Great Egret* C C C U
Tricolored Heron R R R
Snowy Egret* C C C
Little Blue Heron* C C C
Cattle Egret* A A A
Green Heron* C C C
Black-crowned Night-Heron* R R R
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron* U U U
White Ibis
R
U
White-faced Ibis

U
Glossy Ibis

X
Roseate Spoonbill

R
Wood Stork

X
Black Vulture* A A A A
Turkey Vulture* A A A A
Osprey* C U C C
White-tailed Kite R
R R
Mississippi Kite U U
R
Bald Eagle* U
U
U
U
Northern Harrier U
U C
Sharp-shinned Hawk U
U U
Cooper's Hawk* U U U U
Red-shouldered Hawk* U U U U
Broad-winged Hawk U
U
Swainson's Hawk U U U
Red-tailed Hawk* A A A A
Ferruginous Hawk


R
Rough-legged Hawk R


R
American Kestrel U U U C
Merlin R
R R
Peregrine Falcon R
R R
Prairie Falcon

R R
Crested Caracara       R
King Rail
R X R
Virgina Rail
X R
R
Sora U U
U U
Common Gallinule
R
R
Purple Gallinule      
American Coot U
U A
Sandhill Crane

R
Black-bellied Plover U
U
American Golden-Plover U
U
Semipalmated Plover U
U
Snowy Plover

R R
Killdeer* A A A A
Black-necked Stilt

R R
American Avocet

R R
Willet R


Greater Yellowlegs U
U U
Lesser Yellowlegs U
U R
Solitary Sandpiper U
U
Spotted Sandpiper U
U R
Upland Sandpiper U
U U
Long-billed Curlew R
R
Semipalmated Sandpiper U
U
Western Sandpiper U
U
Least Sandpiper C R
C C
White-rumped Sandpiper U
R
Baird's Sandpiper U
U
Pectoral Sandpiper U
U
Dunlin R
R
Stilt Sandpiper U
U
Short-billed Dowitcher U
U
Long-billed Dowitcher R


Wilson's Snipe U
U U
American Woodcock R

R
R
Wilson's Phalarope U
U
Franklin's Gull C
C R
Bonaparte's Gull U
U U
Ring-billed Gull C
C A
Herring Gull U
U U
Black-legged Kittiwake


X
Forster's Tern C U C C
Least Tern
U U
Black Tern U U U
Rock Dove A A A A
White-winged Dove U U U U
Mourning Dove* A A A A
Eurasian Collared-Dove      
Common Ground Dove
X

Inca Dove U U U U
Black-billed Cuckoo R R R
Yellow-billed Cuckoo* C C C
Greater Roadrunner* R R R R
Barn Owl U U
U U
Eastern Screech-Owl U U U U
Great Horned Owl* U U U U
Barred Owl* U U U U
Short-eared Owl

U U
Long-eared Owl      
Burrowing Owl      R  
Common Nighthawk U U U
Common Poorwill X


Chuck-will’s-widow R R R
Eastern Whip-poor-will      
Chimney Swift A A A
Ruby-throated Hummingbird* C C C
Black-chinned Hummingbird* U U U
Belted Kingfisher* U U U U
Red-headed Woodpecker R R R R
Red-bellied Woodpecker* C C C C
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker R
U U
Ladder-backed Woodpecker* U U U U
Downy Woodpecker* C C C C
Hairy Woodpecker* R R
R R
Northern Flicker U

U U
Olive-sided Flycatcher R
R
Eastern Wood-Pewee R R R
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher U
U

Acadian Flycatcher R
R
Willow Flycatcher U
U
Alder Flycatcher U
U
Least Flycatcher U
U
Eastern Phoebe* U U U U
Say’s Phoebe

R
Vermillion Flycatcher       
Ash-throated Flycatcher X
X
Great Crested Flycatcher* U U U
Western Kingbird* C C C
Eastern Kingbird C C C
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher* A A A R
Loggerhead Shrike* U U U U
White-eyed Vireo* C C C
Bell's Vireo R R R
Blue-headed Vireo U U U X
Warbling Vireo* U
U
Philadelphia Vireo R
R
Red-eyed Vireo* C C C
Blue Jay* A A A A
American Crow* A A A A
Purple Martin* A A A
Tree Swallow R
R
N. Rough-winged Swallow * C C U
Bank Swallow R R R
Cliff Swallow* C C C
Barn Swallow* A A A
Carolina Chickadee* A A A A
Tufted Titmouse* C C C C
Red-breasted Nuthatch


R
White-breasted Nuthatch


R
Brown Creeper U
U U
Rock Wren


X
Carolina Wren* C C C C
Bewick's Wren* C C C C
House Wren U
U R
Winter Wren U
U U
Sedge Wren U
U U
Marsh Wren U U
U U
Golden-crowned Kinglet U
U U
Ruby-crowned Kinglet U
C C
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher* U U U R
Eastern Bluebird* A A A A
Veery R
R
Gray-cheeked Thrush R
R
Swainson's Thrush C
R
Hermit Thrush U
U U
Wood Thrush R
R
American Robin A U A A
Gray Catbird U
U
Northern Mockingbird* A A A A
Brown Thrasher U U C
European Starling U U U U
American Pipit U
U U
Sprague’s Pipit R
R R
Cedar Waxwing U
U C
Blue-winged Warbler R
R
Golden-winged Warbler R
R
Tennessee Warbler U
U
Orange-crowned Warbler

U U
Nashville Warbler U
U R
Northern Parula* U U U
Yellow Warbler U
U
Chestnut-sided Warbler R
R
Magnolia Warbler U
U
Black-throated Blue Warbler X
X
Yellow-rumped Warbler U
U A
Black-throated Green Warbler R
R
Blackburnian Warbler U
U
Yellow-throated Warbler R


Pine Warbler R
U U
Prairie Warbler
R R
Palm Warbler

X
Bay-breasted Warbler R
R
Blackpoll Warbler R


Cerulean Warbler R


Black-and-white Warbler U
U
American Redstart U
U
Prothonotary Warbler* U U U
Worm-eating Warbler R


Swainson's Warbler X


Ovenbird U
U
Northern Waterthrush U
U
Louisiana Waterthrush U
U
Kentucky Warbler R


Mourning Warbler U
U
Common Yellowthroat U R
U U
Hooded Warbler R
R

Wilson's Warbler U
U
Canada Warbler U
U

Yellow-breasted Chat U X
U
Summer Tanager* U U U
Scarlet Tanager X


Spotted Towhee U
U U
Eastern Towhee U
U U
Cassin's Sparrow U U

Tree Sparrow


R
Chipping Sparrow U
U U
Clay-colored Sparrow U
U
Field Sparrow C
C C
Vesper Sparrow C
C U
Lark Sparrow U U
U
Savannah Sparrow C
C C
Grasshopper Sparrow U
U
Le Conte's Sparrow U
U U
Fox Sparrow U
U C
Song Sparrow C
C C
Lincoln's Sparrow U
C U
Swamp Sparrow U
U U
White-throated Sparrow U
U C
Harris's Sparrow U
U U
White-crowned Sparrow U
U C
Dark-eyed Junco U
U A
Lapland Longspur R
R R
Chestnut-collared Longspur R
R R
Northern Cardinal* A A A A
Rose-breasted Grosbeak U X U
Blue Grosbeak* U U U
Lazuli Bunting R
R
Indigo Bunting* C C C
Painted Bunting* C C C
Dickcissel* A A U
Bobolink R


Red-winged Blackbird* A A A A
Eastern Meadowlark* C C C C
Western Meadowlark U
U C
Yellow-headed Blackbird U
U
Rusty Blackbird


R
Brewer’s Blackbird R
R
R
Common Grackle* A A A A
Great-tailed Grackle* A A A A
Brown-headed Cowbird A A A A
Orchard Oriole U U U
Bullock's Oriole R
R
Baltimore Oriole* U U U
Purple Finch

R R
House Finch U U U U
Pine Siskin R
R R
American Goldfinch C
C C
House Sparrow* U U U U

Revised by Keith E. Lockhart and Kenneth L. Steigman (December 2018)

Abundance Codes Key

  • A - Abundant – should be seen easily
  • C - Common – likely to be seen
  • U - Uncommon – present but may not be seen
  • R - Rare – very rarely seen
  • X - Accidental – may be seen but not every year
  • * - Nested