Bird Roll Call: May 10, 2018

  • American goldfinch1,2
  • American robin1,2,3
  • Black-capped chickadee1,2
  • Blue jay1
  • Brown-headed cowbird2,3
  • Brown thrasher1
  • Canada goose2,3
  • Carolina wren (heard)1,2
  • Chimney swift3
  • Common grackle1,2,3
  • Downy woodpecker1,2
  • European starling1,2,3
  • House finch1
  • House sparrow1,2
  • Lincoln’s sparrow1
  • Mallard2,3
  • Mourning dove1
  • Mourning warbler* (a very exciting and unexpected visitor first thing in the morning!)1
  • Northern cardinal1,2,3
  • Northern rough-winged swallow2,3
  • Northern flicker1,2
  • Northern parula, possible (I believe I heard this bird’s call coming from several trees in Leawood City Park)1,2
  • Pine siskin1
  • Red-bellied woodpecker1,2
  • Red-tailed hawk4
  • Rose-breasted grosbeak (male and female in and out of yard throughout day)1
  • Ruby-crowned kinglet1
  • Song sparrow2
  • Tufted titmouse2
  • Warbling vireo, possible (not certain about this ID)2
  • White-breasted nuthatch (within a few feet of me as I was gardening and also took a bath in the birdbath by the back door)1
  • Wood duck2
  • Yellow warbler2

Locations — in my backyard, at Leawood City Park, at Meadowbrook Park, and while driving to and from these locations.


1. Seen at home
2. Seen at Leawood City Park
3. Seen at Meadowbrook Park
4. Seen while driving

Bird Roll Call: May 3, 2018

  • American crow1,2
  • American goldfinch1
  • American robin1,2,4
  • Baltimore oriole1
  • Black tern (overhead)*1
  • Black-and-white warbler3
  • Black-capped chickadee1,3
  • Blue jay1,2,3
  • Blue-winged teal2
  • Blue-winged warbler*3
  • Brown-headed cowbird1,3
  • Canada goose2
  • Carolina wren2
  • Chipping sparrow1
  • Common grackle1,2,3
  • Common nighthawk (overhead)1
  • Downy woodpecker1,3
  • European starling1,2
  • Golden-winged warbler3
  • Gray-cheeked thrush*3
  • House finch1,2
  • House sparrow1,2
  • House wren1
  • Killdeer2
  • Least flycatcher*3
  • Mallard2
  • Mourning dove1,2
  • Northern cardinal1,3
  • Northern parula3
  • Northern rough-winged swallow2
  • Ovenbird*3
  • Pine siskin1
  • Red-bellied woodpecker1,3
  • Red-eyed vireo (was using the second call from the top found on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s website)*3
  • Red-tailed hawk3,4
  • Red-winged blackbird1,2
  • Rose-breasted grosbeak3
  • Ruby-crowned kinglet1,3
  • Spotted sandpiper2
  • Swainson’s thrush1,3
  • Tufted titmouse3
  • Turkey vulture3
  • White-throated sparrow1,3
  • Yellow-rumped warbler3

Locations — in my backyard, at Meadowbrook Park, at the Overland Park Arboretum, and while driving to and from these locations. A single asterisk indicates first sighting.


1. Seen at home
3. Seen at Meadowbrook Park
4. Seen at Overland Park Arboretum
5. Seen while driving

Bird Roll Call: April 30, 2018

  • American crow1
  • American goldfinch1
  • American robin1,2
  • Baltimore oriole1
  • Barn swallow2
  • Black-capped chickadee1
  • Blue jay1,2
  • Blue-winged teal2
  • Brown-headed cowbird2
  • Canada goose2
  • Carolina wren (at double-caged suet feeder)1
  • Chipping sparrow2
  • Common grackle1,2
  • Downy woodpecker1,2
  • European starling1,2
  • Great blue heron2
  • House finch1
  • House sparrow1,2
  • Killdeer2
  • Mallard2
  • Mourning dove1,2
  • Northern cardinal1
  • Northern rough-winged swallow2
  • Palm warbler2
  • Pine siskin1
  • Red-bellied woodpecker2
  • Red-tailed hawk2
  • Red-winged blackbird (three immature males and two mature males at home)1,2
  • Ruby-crowned kinglet1
  • White-breasted nuthatch1
  • White-crowned sparrow2

It was delightful to see a red-winged blackbird and a northern flicker sharing the birdbath.

Locations — in my backyard and at Meadowbrook Park.


1. Seen at home
2. Seen at Meadowbrook Park

Bird Roll Call: March 31, 2018

  • American crow4
  • American goldfinch1
  • American kestrel2
  • American robin2,3,4
  • Black-capped chickadee1,2
  • Blue jay1
  • Blue-winged teal3
  • Brown creeper2
  • Brown-headed cowbird2
  • Bufflehead3
  • Canada goose3,4
  • Common grackle1,2,3
  • Cooper’s hawk1
  • Dark-eyed junco1
  • Double-crested cormorant2
  • Downy woodpecker1,2
  • Eastern bluebird2,3
  • European starling1,4
  • Fox sparrow 22
  • Great blue heron2
  • Harris’s sparrow2
  • House finch1
  • House sparrow1
  • Killdeer2
  • Mallard3,4
  • Mourning dove1
  • Northern cardinal1,2
  • Northern flicker2
  • Red-bellied woodpecker1,2
  • Red-tailed hawk (heard)3
  • Red-winged blackbird1,2
  • Ring-billed gull2
  • Rock pigeon4
  • Tree swallow2
  • Trumpeter swan4
  • Turkey vulture1,2
  • White-breasted nuthatch2
  • White-throated sparrow1
  • Yellow-rumped warbler2

Locations — in my backyard, at Heritage Park, at Meadowbrook Park, and while driving across town.


1. Seen at home
2. Seen at Heritage Park
3. Seen at Meadowbrook Park
4. Seen while driving

Bird Roll Call: March 29, 2018

  • American goldfinch1
  • American robin1
  • Black-capped chickadee1
  • Blue jay1
  • Brown creeper (two)1
  • Bufflehead3
  • Canada goose2,3
  • Common grackle1
  • Cooper’s hawk / sharp-shinned hawk3
  • Dark-eyed junco1
  • Downy woodpecker1
  • Eastern bluebird3
  • European starling1
  • Golden-crowned kinglet1
  • Great blue heron2
  • House finch1
  • House sparrow1
  • Killdeer2,3
  • Mourning dove1
  • Northern cardinal1
  • Red-bellied woodpecker1
  • Red-tailed hawk1
  • White-throated sparrow1
  • Wood duck3

Locations — in my backyard, at Indian Creek, and at Meadowbrook Park.


1. Seen at home
2. Seen at Indian Creek
3. Seen at Meadowbrook Park

Bird Roll Call: March 13, 2018

  • Cooper’s / sharp-shinned hawk2,5
  • American coot5
  • American goldfinch1
  • American robin1,5
  • Black-capped chickadee1
  • Blue jay1
  • Bufflehead (three pairs)2
  • Canada goose2,5
  • Common grackle1,5
  • Dark-eyed junco1,4
  • Downy woodpecker1
  • European starling1,2,4,5
  • Great blue heron4,5
  • Great horned owl2
  • House finch1
  • House sparrow1
  • Mallard2,5
  • Mourning dove1,3,5
  • Mute swan3
  • Northern cardinal1,5
  • Northern flicker1
  • Red-bellied woodpecker1
  • Red-tailed hawk2
  • Red-winged blackbird (male)1,5
  • White-throated sparrow1

Locations — in my backyard, at Meadowbrook Park, at Villa Medici, at a local creek, and at Sprint Wetlands.


1. Seen at home
2. Seen at Meadowbrook Park
3. Seen at Villa Medici
4. Seen at a local creek
5. Seen at Sprint Wetlands

Bird Roll Call: March 11, 2018

  • American crow1,3
  • American goldfinch1
  • American robin1,3
  • Black-capped chickadee1
  • Blue jay1
  • Bufflehead (two pairs)2
  • Canada goose3
  • Common grackle1
  • Dark-eyed junco1,2
  • Downy woodpecker1
  • European starling1,3
  • Great blue heron3
  • Gull sp. (overhead)3
  • House finch1
  • House sparrow1
  • Mallard2,3
  • Mourning dove1,2,3
  • Northern cardinal1
  • Northern flicker1
  • Northern mockingbird3
  • Red-bellied woodpecker1
  • Red-winged blackbird (male)1
  • Red-tailed hawk1,3
  • Rock pigeon3
  • White-throated sparrow1

Locations — in my backyard, at Meadowbrook Park, and while driving through town.


1. Seen at home
2. Seen at Meadowbrook Park
2. Seen while driving

Bird Roll Call: March 10, 2018

  • American crow2,3
  • American goldfinch1
  • American robin1,2,3
  • Blue jay1
  • Bufflehead**2
  • Canada goose1,2
  • Common grackle1
  • Cooper’s hawk1
  • Dark-eyed junco1
  • Downy woodpecker1
  • European starling1,2,3
  • House finch1
  • House sparrow1
  • Killdeer2
  • Mallard2
  • Mourning dove1,3
  • Northern cardinal1
  • Northern flicker1
  • Northern mockingbird3
  • Red-bellied woodpecker1
  • Red-winged blackbird (male)1
  • Red-tailed hawk1,2,3
  • Rock pigeon3
  • White-throated sparrow1

Locations — in my backyard, at Meadowbrook Park, and while driving through town. A double asterisk indicates first sighting at this location.


1. Seen at home
2. Seen at Meadowbrook Park
2. Seen while driving

Bird Roll Call: February 28, 2018

  • American goldfinch1
  • American robin1,2
  • Blue jay1
  • Brown creeper1
  • Canada goose2
  • Common grackle1,2
  • Dark-eyed junco1,2
  • Downy woodpecker1
  • Eastern bluebird2
  • European starling1,2
  • House finch1
  • House sparrow1
  • Killdeer2
  • Mallard2
  • Mourning dove1,2
  • Northern cardinal1
  • Northern flicker1
  • Pine siskin1
  • Red-bellied woodpecker1
  • Red-winged blackbird**1
  • White-throated sparrow1
  • Yellow-bellied sapsucker***1

Locations — in my backyard and at Meadowbrook Park. A double asterisk indicates first sighting in my yard. A triple asterisk indicates first sighting of the season.


1. Seen at home
2. Seen at Meadowbrook Park

Bird Roll Call: February 27, 2018

  • American goldfinch1
  • American robin1,2
  • Black-capped chickadee1
  • Blue jay1,2
  • Common grackle1
  • Dark-eyed junco1,2
  • Downy woodpecker1
  • Eastern bluebird2
  • European starling1,2
  • Killdeer***2
  • House finch1
  • House sparrow1
  • Mallard2
  • Mourning dove1,2
  • Northern cardinal1
  • Northern flicker1
  • Pine siskin1
  • Red-bellied woodpecker1,2
  • Red-tailed hawk1,2
  • White-throated sparrow1

Locations — in my backyard and at Meadowbrook Park. A triple asterisk indicates first sighting of the season.


1. Seen at home
2. Seen at Meadowbrook Park