Van Meter SP

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Checklist of Birds

205 species recorded in this park (Updated: 3/10/2019)

           Snow Goose            Horned Lark
           Greater White-fronted Goose            Purple Martin
           Canada Goose            Tree Swallow
           Wood Duck            Northern Rough-winged Swallow
           Blue-winged Teal            Bank Swallow
           Northern Shoveler            Cliff Swallow
           Gadwall            Barn Swallow
           Mallard            Black-capped Chickadee
           Green-winged Teal            Tufted Titmouse
           Redhead            Red-breasted Nuthatch
           Ring-necked Duck            White-breasted Nuthatch
           Lesser Scaup            Brown Creeper
           Hooded Merganser            House Wren
           Northern Bobwhite            Winter Wren
           Ring-necked Pheasant            Sedge Wren
           Wild Turkey            Marsh Wren
           Pied-billed Grebe            Carolina Wren
           Rock Pigeon            Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
           Eurasian Collared-Dove            Golden-crowned Kinglet
           Mourning Dove            Ruby-crowned Kinglet
           Yellow-billed Cuckoo            Eastern Bluebird
           Black-billed Cuckoo            Veery
           Common Nighthawk            Gray-cheeked Thrush
           Eastern Whip-poor-will            Swainson's Thrush
           Chimney Swift            Hermit Thrush
           Ruby-throated Hummingbird            Wood Thrush
           Sora            American Robin
           American Coot            Gray Catbird
           Sandhill Crane            Brown Thrasher
           American Golden-Plover            Northern Mockingbird
           Semipalmated Plover            European Starling
           Killdeer            Cedar Waxwing
           Upland Sandpiper            House Sparrow
           Hudsonian Godwit            House Finch
           Stilt Sandpiper            Purple Finch
           Dunlin            Pine Siskin
           Baird's Sandpiper            American Goldfinch
           Least Sandpiper            Eastern Towhee
           Pectoral Sandpiper            American Tree Sparrow
           Semipalmated Sandpiper            Chipping Sparrow
           Short-billed Dowitcher            Clay-colored Sparrow
           Long-billed Dowitcher            Field Sparrow
           American Woodcock            Lark Sparrow
           Wilson's Snipe            Savannah Sparrow
           Spotted Sandpiper            Grasshopper Sparrow
           Solitary Sandpiper            Fox Sparrow
           Lesser Yellowlegs            Song Sparrow
           Greater Yellowlegs            Lincoln's Sparrow
           Black Tern            Swamp Sparrow
           Forster's Tern            White-throated Sparrow
           Double-crested Cormorant            Harris's Sparrow
           American White Pelican            White-crowned Sparrow
           American Bittern            Dark-eyed Junco
           Least Bittern            Yellow-breasted Chat
           Great Blue Heron            Yellow-headed Blackbird
           Great Egret            Bobolink
           Cattle Egret            Eastern Meadowlark
           Green Heron            Western Meadowlark
           Turkey Vulture            Orchard Oriole
           Osprey            Baltimore Oriole
           Northern Harrier            Red-winged Blackbird
           Sharp-shinned Hawk            Brown-headed Cowbird
           Cooper's Hawk            Rusty Blackbird
           Bald Eagle            Common Grackle
           Red-shouldered Hawk            Great-tailed Grackle
           Broad-winged Hawk            Ovenbird
           Swainson's Hawk            Worm-eating Warbler
           Red-tailed Hawk            Louisiana Waterthrush
           Rough-legged Hawk            Northern Waterthrush
           Eastern Screech-Owl            Golden-winged Warbler
           Great Horned Owl            Blue-winged Warbler
           Barred Owl            Black-and-white Warbler
           Belted Kingfisher            Prothonotary Warbler
           Red-headed Woodpecker            Tennessee Warbler
           Red-bellied Woodpecker            Orange-crowned Warbler
           Yellow-bellied Sapsucker            Nashville Warbler
           Downy Woodpecker            Mourning Warbler
           Hairy Woodpecker            Kentucky Warbler
           Northern Flicker            Common Yellowthroat
           Pileated Woodpecker            Hooded Warbler
           American Kestrel            American Redstart
           Great Crested Flycatcher            Cerulean Warbler
           Western Kingbird            Northern Parula
           Eastern Kingbird            Magnolia Warbler
           Scissor-tailed Flycatcher            Bay-breasted Warbler
           Olive-sided Flycatcher            Blackburnian Warbler
           Eastern Wood-Pewee            Yellow Warbler
           Yellow-bellied Flycatcher            Chestnut-sided Warbler
           Acadian Flycatcher            Blackpoll Warbler
           Alder Flycatcher            Palm Warbler
           Willow Flycatcher            Yellow-rumped Warbler
           Least Flycatcher            Yellow-throated Warbler
           Eastern Phoebe            Black-throated Green Warbler
           Loggerhead Shrike            Canada Warbler
           White-eyed Vireo            Wilson's Warbler
           Bell's Vireo            Summer Tanager
           Yellow-throated Vireo            Scarlet Tanager
           Blue-headed Vireo            Northern Cardinal
           Philadelphia Vireo            Rose-breasted Grosbeak
           Warbling Vireo            Blue Grosbeak
           Red-eyed Vireo            Indigo Bunting
           Blue Jay            Dickcissel
           American Crow

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