Birds

Birds of Malcolmson Eco-Park

Checklist Compilied By: John Black
Area includes the Birds of Port Weller West Pier including Malcolmson Eco-Park
*indicates species is rare or very unusual in Niagara
** indicates persistent, significant or highly significant decline in population
# indicates species has nested in park or on pier
Family: Accipitridae
Bald Eagle*    Haliaeetus leucoecphalus
Sharp-shinned Hawk    Accipiter striatus
Cooper’s Hawk    Accipiter cooperii
Northern Goshawk    Accipiter gentilis
Red-shouldered Hawk    Buteo lineatus
Broad-winged Hawk    Buteo platypterus
Red-tailed Hawk    Buteo jamaicensis

Family: Alaudidae
Horned Lark    Eremophila alpestris

Family:  Alcedinidae
Belted Kingfisher    Megaceryle alcyon

Family:  Anatidae
Canada Goose    Branta canadensis
Wood Duck    Aix sponsa
Green-winged Teal    Anas crecca
Mallard    Anas platyrhynchos
Common Pintail    Anas acuta
Blue-winged Teal    Anas discors
Common Merganser    Mergus merganser

Family:  Apodidae
Chimney Swift    Chaetura pelagica

Family:  Ardeidae
Great Blue Heron    Ardea herodias
Green Heron    Butorides striatus
Black-Crowned Night Heron    Nycticorax nycticorax

Family:  Bombycillidae
Cedar Waxwing#    Bombycilla cedrorum

Family:  Cathartidae
Turkey Vulture    Cathartes aura

Family:  Certhiidae
Brown Creeper    Certhia familiaris

Family: Charadiriidae
Killdeer    Charadrius vociferus

Family:  Columidae
Rock Dove    Columba livia
Mourning Dove#    Zenadida macroura

Family: Corvidae
Blue Jay#    Cyanocitta cristata
American Crow#    Corvus brachyrhynchos

Family:  Cuculidae
Black-billed Cuckoo    Coccyzus erythropthalmus
Yellow-billed Cuckoo*    Coccyzus americanus

Family:  Falconidae
American Kestral    Falco sparverius
Merlin*    Falco columbarius
Peregrine Falcon*    Falco pergrinus

Family:  Fringillidae
Northern Cardinal#    Cardinalis cardinalis
Rose-breasted Grosbeak**    Pheucticus ludovicianus
Indigo Bunting#    Passerina cyanea
Rufous-sided Towhee**    Pipilo erythrophthalmus
American Tree Sparrow    Spizella arborea
Chipping Sparrow#    Spizella passerina
Clay-coloured Sparrow* Spizella pallida
Field Sparrow    Spizella pusilla
Vesper Sparrow    Pooecetes gramineus
Savannah Sparrow#  Passerculus sandwichensis
Grasshopper Sparrow    Ammodramus savannarum
Fox Sparrow    Passerella iliaca
Song Sparrow#    Melospiza melodia
Lincoln’s Sparrow    Melospiza lincolnii
Swamp Sparrow    Melospiza geogiana
White-throated Sparrow    Zonotrichia albicollis
Darked-eyed Junco    Junco hyemalis
Lapland Longspur*    Calcarius lapponicus
Snow Bunting    Plectrophenax nivalis
Pine Grosbeak*    Pinicola enulcleator
Purple Finch    Carpodacus purpureus
House Finch#    Carpodacus mexicanus
Red Crossbill    Loxia curvirostra
White-winged Crossbill*    Loxia leucoptera
Commen Redpoll    Cardeulis flammea
Hoary Redpoll*    Carduelis hornemanni
Pine Siskin#    Carduelis pinus
American Goldfinch#    Carduelis tristis
Evening Grosbeak    Hesperiaphona vespertina

Family: Hirundinidae
Purple Martin    Progne subis
Tree Shallow#    Iridoprocne bicolor
Northern Rough-winged Shallow   Stelgidopteryx ruficollis
Bank Swallow    Riparia riparia
Cliff Shallow*    Petrochelidon pyrrhonota

Family:  Icteridae
Bobolink    Dolichonyx oryzivorus
Red-Winged Black Bird#    Agelaius phoeniceus
Eastern Meadowlark    Sturnella magna
Rusty Blackbird    Euphagus carolinus
Brown-headed Cowbird#    Molothrus ater
Common Crackle#    Quiscalus quiscula
Orchard Oriole    Icterus spurius
Northern Oriole#    Icterus galbula

Family: Laniidae
Northern Shrike    Lanius excubitor
Loggerhead Shrike*    Lanius ludovicianus

Family: Laridae
Common Black-headed Gull*    Larus ridibundus
Bonaparte’s Gull    Larus philadephia
Mew Gull*    Larus canus
Ring-billed Gull    Larus delwarensis
Herring Gull    Larus argentatus
Iceland Gull*    Larus glaucoides
Lesser Black-backed Gull*    Larus fuscus
Glaucous Gull*    Larus hyperboreus
Great Black-backed Gull    Larus marinus
Caspian Tern    Sterna caspia
Common Tern    Sterna hirundo

Family:  Meleagrididae
Wild Turkey*    Meleagris gallopvo

Family:  Mimidae
Gray Catbird#**     Dumetella carolinensis
Northern Mockingbird    Mimus polyglottos
Brown Thrasher**    Toxostoma rufum

Family:  Pandionidae
Osprey     Pandion haliaetus

Family: Paridae
Black-capped Chickadee#    Parus atricapillus
Tufted Titmouse*    Parus bicolor

Family: Parulidae
Blue-winged Warbler*   Vermivora pinus
Golden-winged Warbler*    Vermivora chrysoptera
Tennesee Warbler    Vermivora peregrina
Orange-crowned Warbler    Vermivora celata
Nashville Warbler**    Vermivora ruficapilla
Northern Parula    Parula americana
Yellow Warbler    Dendroica petechia
Chestnut-sided Warbler    Dendroica  pensylvanica
Cape May Warbler    Dendroica tigrina
Black-throated Green Warbler   Dendroica virens
Blackburnian Warbler    Dendroica fusca
Pine Warbler    Dendroica pinus
Prairie Warbler    Dendroica discolor
Bay-breasted Warbler    Dendroica castanea
Blackpoll Warbler    Dendroica striata
Cerulean Warbler    Dendroica cerulea
Black and White Warbler    Miniotilta varia
American Redstart#    Setophaga ruticilla
Prothonotary Warbler*    Protonotaria citrea
Worm Eating Warbler*    Limnothlypis swainsonii
Ovenbird**    Seiurus aurocapillus
Northern Waterthrush#**    Seiurus noveboracensis
Louisiana Waterthrush#**    Seiurus motacilla
Connecticut Warbler*    Oporornis agilis
Mourning Warbler#    Oporornis philadelphia
Commen Yellowthroat#    Dendroica virens
Hooded Warbler*    Wilsonsia citrina
Wilson’s Warbler    Wilsonia pusilla
Canada Warbler    Wilsonia canadensis
Yellow-breasted Chat*    Icteria virens

Family: Phalacrocoracidae
Double-Crested Cormorant    Phalacrocorax auritus

Family:  Phasianidae
Ring-necked Pheasant#    Phasianus colchicus
Red-headed Woodpecker#    Melanerpes erythrocephalus
Red-bellied Woodpecker*    Melanerpes carolinus
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker    Sphyrapicus varius
Downy Woodpecker    Picoides pubescens
Northern Flicker#    Colaptes auratus
Pileated Woodpecker*    Dryocopus pileatus

Family:  Ploceidae
House Sparrow#

Family:  Scolopacidae
Solitary Sandpiper    Tringa solitaria
Spotted Sandpiper#    Actitis macularia
Sanderling    Calidris alba
Common Snipe    Capella gallinago
American Woodcock

Family: Sittidae
Red-breasted Nuthatch    Sitta canadensis
White-breast Nuthatch#   Sitta carolinensis
European Starling#    Sturnus vulgaris

Family:  Sylviidae
Golden-crowned Kinglet    Regulus satrapa
Ruby-crowned Kinglet    Regulus calendula
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher    Polioptila caerulea

Family: Thraupidea
Summer Tanager*    Piranga rubra
Scarlet Tanager    Piranga olivacea

Family:  Trochilidae
Ruby-throated Hummingbird    Archilochus colubris

Family:  Troglodytidae
Rock Wren*    Salpinctes obsoletus
Carolina Wren*#    Thryothorus ludovicianus
House Wren#    Troglodytes aedon
Winter Wren    Troglodytes troglodytes
Marsh Wren    Cistothorus palustris

Family: Turdidae
Eastern Bluebird    Sialis sialis
Veery**    Catharus fuscescens
Gray-cheeked Thrush**    Catharus minimus
Swainson’s Thrush**    Catharus ustulatus
Hermit Thrush    Catharus guttatus
Wood Thrush#**    Hylocichlia mustelina
American Robin#    Turdus migratorius

Family: Tyrannidae
Olive-sided Flycatcher    Nuttallornis borealis
Eastern Wood-Pewee#    Contopus virens
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher    Empidonax flaviventris
Acadian Flycatcher*    Empidonax virescens
Alder Flycatcher    Empidonax alnorum
Willow Flycatcher#    Empidonax traillii
Least Flycatcher    Empidonax minimus
Eastern Phoebe     Sayornis phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher#    Myiarchus crinitus
Eastern Kingbird#    Tyrannus tyrannus

Families: Tytonidae (Barn Owls) and Strigidae
Barn Owl*    Tyto alba
Eastern Screech Owl    Otus asio
Great Horned Owl    Bubo virginianus
Snowy Owl    Nyctea scandiaca

Family: Vireonidae
White-eyed Vireo*       Vireo griseus
Solitary Vireo    Vireo solitarius
Yellow-throated Vireo    Vireo flavifrons
Warbling Vireo#    Vireo gilvus
Philadelphia Vireo*    Vireo philadephicus
Red-eyed Vireo#    Vireo olivaceus