Van Meter SP

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Checklist of Birds

201 species recorded in this park (Updated: 3/19/2018)

           Snow Goose            Tree Swallow
           Greater White-fronted Goose            Northern Rough-winged Swallow
           Canada Goose            Bank Swallow
           Wood Duck            Cliff Swallow
           Blue-winged Teal            Barn Swallow
           Northern Shoveler            Black-capped Chickadee
           Gadwall            Tufted Titmouse
           Mallard            Red-breasted Nuthatch
           Green-winged Teal            White-breasted Nuthatch
           Redhead            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
           Hudsonian Godwit            House Sparrow
           Stilt Sandpiper            House Finch
           Dunlin            Purple Finch
           Baird's Sandpiper            Pine Siskin
           Least Sandpiper            American Goldfinch
           Pectoral Sandpiper            Eastern Towhee
           Semipalmated Sandpiper            American Tree Sparrow
           Short-billed Dowitcher            Chipping Sparrow
           Long-billed Dowitcher            Clay-colored Sparrow
           American Woodcock            Field Sparrow
           Wilson's Snipe            Lark Sparrow
           Spotted Sandpiper            Savannah Sparrow
           Solitary Sandpiper            Grasshopper Sparrow
           Lesser Yellowlegs            Fox Sparrow
           Greater Yellowlegs            Song Sparrow
           Black Tern            Lincoln's Sparrow
           Forster's Tern            Swamp Sparrow
           Double-crested Cormorant            White-throated Sparrow
           American White Pelican            Harris's Sparrow
           American Bittern            White-crowned Sparrow
           Least Bittern            Dark-eyed Junco
           Great Blue Heron            Yellow-breasted Chat
           Great Egret            Yellow-headed Blackbird
           Cattle Egret            Bobolink
           Green Heron            Eastern Meadowlark
           Turkey Vulture            Western Meadowlark
           Osprey            Orchard Oriole
           Northern Harrier            Baltimore Oriole
           Sharp-shinned Hawk            Red-winged Blackbird
           Cooper's Hawk            Brown-headed Cowbird
           Bald Eagle            Rusty Blackbird
           Red-shouldered Hawk            Common Grackle
           Broad-winged Hawk            Great-tailed Grackle
           Red-tailed Hawk            Ovenbird
           Rough-legged Hawk            Worm-eating Warbler
           Eastern Screech-Owl            Louisiana Waterthrush
           Great Horned Owl            Northern Waterthrush
           Barred Owl            Golden-winged Warbler
           Belted Kingfisher            Blue-winged Warbler
           Red-headed Woodpecker            Black-and-white Warbler
           Red-bellied Woodpecker            Prothonotary Warbler
           Yellow-bellied Sapsucker            Tennessee Warbler
           Downy Woodpecker            Orange-crowned Warbler
           Hairy Woodpecker            Nashville Warbler
           Northern Flicker            Mourning Warbler
           Pileated Woodpecker            Kentucky Warbler
           American Kestrel            Common Yellowthroat
           Great Crested Flycatcher            Hooded Warbler
           Western Kingbird            American Redstart
           Eastern Kingbird            Cerulean Warbler
           Scissor-tailed Flycatcher            Northern Parula
           Olive-sided Flycatcher            Magnolia Warbler
           Eastern Wood-Pewee            Bay-breasted Warbler
           Yellow-bellied Flycatcher            Blackburnian Warbler
           Acadian Flycatcher            Yellow Warbler
           Alder Flycatcher            Chestnut-sided Warbler
           Willow Flycatcher            Blackpoll Warbler
           Least Flycatcher            Palm Warbler
           Eastern Phoebe            Yellow-rumped Warbler
           Loggerhead Shrike            Yellow-throated Warbler
           White-eyed Vireo            Black-throated Green Warbler
           Bell's Vireo            Canada Warbler
           Yellow-throated Vireo            Wilson's Warbler
           Blue-headed Vireo            Summer Tanager
           Philadelphia Vireo            Scarlet Tanager
           Warbling Vireo            Northern Cardinal
           Red-eyed Vireo            Rose-breasted Grosbeak
           Blue Jay            Blue Grosbeak
           American Crow            Indigo Bunting
           Horned Lark            Dickcissel
           Purple Martin

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