Thursday, June 3, 2010

Birds of Marathon & Post Park (#3)

This post is the third 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!

Winter residents

Northern Harrier
American Kestrel
Northern Flicker
Marsh Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Lark Bunting
Lincoln’s Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Brewer’s Blackbird

Also look for:
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
Ferruginous Hawk
Golden Eagle
Prairie Falcon
Red-naped Sapsucker
Anna’s Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
American Pipit
Green-tailed Towhee
Vesper Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
American Goldfinch

Spring/fall migrants:
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Townsend’s Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler
Yellow-headed Blackbird

Quick links to Marathon Basin & Post Park bird lists:
Year-round residents
Summer residents

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


That's the last of it for now - we'd appreciate any additional insights that would be helpful for visitors (birders or not!)

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