Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Birds of Marathon & Post Park (#2)

This post is the second in a series of unofficial bird lists for Marathon and Post Park specifically - we're aiming to highlight 1) birds that require little effort to be seen, and 2) regional specialties. Hopefully the format will work out for 'year-round' and seasonal variations. Feedback is welcome!

Summer residents

Turkey Vulture
Swainson’s Hawk
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Lesser Nighthawk
Common Nighthawk
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Vermillion Flycatcher
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Cassin’s Kingbird
Western Kingbird
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Bell’s Vireo
Chihuahuan Raven
Cliff Swallow
Cave Swallow
Barn Swallow
Yellow-breasted Chat
Summer Tanager
Cassin’s Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Black-throated Sparrow
Blue Grosbeak
Painted Bunting
Bronzed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Lesser Goldfinch

Also look for:
Burrowing Owl
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Black-headed Grosbeak
Western Tanager
Bullock’s Oriole
Scott’s Oriole

Quick links to Marathon Basin & Post Park bird lists:
Year-round residents
Winter residents & spring/fall migrants

Click here to download the birds of the Trans-Pecos checklist pdf

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