Birding by the River

Neighbor birding enthusiast Sigrid Schmidt recently shared with us her list of 123 species of birds she has seen along the north branch of the Chicago River near Horner Park.

We hope to add some more relevant naturalist information, particularly as the riverfront restoration progresses– please send us your thoughts and notes, and let us know if you’d like to contribute to this ongoing documentation effort!

You may have also seen Sigrid’s story in the Center Square Journal.

  • Canada Goose
  • Wood Duck
  • Mallard
  • Blue-winged Teal
  • Northern Shoveler
  • Canvasback
  • Redhead
  • Bufflehead
  • Common Goldeneye
  • Hooded Merganser
  • Common Merganser
  • Red-breasted Merganser
  • Ruddy Duck
  • Pied-billed Grebe
  • Double-crested Cormorant
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Green Heron
  • Black-crowned Night-Heron
  • Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
  • Cooper’s Hawk
  • American Coot
  • Spotted Sandpiper
  • Ring-billed Gull
  • Herring Gull
  • Caspian Tern
  • Rock Pigeon
  • Eurasian Collared-Dove
  • Mourning Dove
  • Great Horned Owl
  • Common Nighthawk
  • Chimney Swift
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  • Belted Kingfisher
  • Red-headed Woodpecker
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Northern Flicker
  • Eastern Wood-Pewee
  • Alder Flycatcher
  • Willow Flycatcher
  • Least Flycatcher
  • Eastern Phoebe
  • Great Crested Flycatcher
  • Blue-headed Vireo
  • Red-eyed Vireo
  • Blue Jay
  • American Crow
  • Northern Rough-winged Swallow
  • Barn Swallow
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch
  • Brown Creeper
  • House Wren
  • Winter Wren
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet
  • Veery
  • Gray-cheeked Thrush
  • Swainson’s Thrush
  • Hermit Thrush
  • Wood Thrush
  • American Robin
  • Gray Catbird
  • Brown Thrasher
  • European Starling
  • Cedar Waxwing
  • Ovenbird
  • Northern Waterthrush
  • Blue-winged Warbler
  • Golden-winged Warbler
  • Black-and-white Warbler
  • Tennessee Warbler
  • Orange-crowned Warbler
  • Nashville Warbler
  • Mourning Warbler
  • Common Yellowthroat
  • Hooded Warbler
  • American Redstart
  • Cape May Warbler
  • Northern Parula
  • Magnolia Warbler
  • Bay-breasted Warbler
  • Blackburnian Warbler
  • Yellow Warbler
  • Chestnut-sided Warbler
  • Blackpoll Warbler
  • Palm Warbler
  • Pine Warbler
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler
  • Black-throated Green Warbler
  • Canada Warbler
  • Wilson’s Warbler
  • Eastern Towhee
  • American Tree Sparrow
  • Chipping Sparrow
  • Field Sparrow
  • Vesper Sparrow
  • Fox Sparrow
  • Song Sparrow
  • Lincoln’s Sparrow
  • Swamp Sparrow
  • White-throated Sparrow
  • White-crowned Sparrow
  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • Scarlet Tanager
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  • Indigo Bunting
  • Dickcissel
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Common Grackle
  • Brown-headed Cowbird
  • Orchard Oriole
  • Baltimore Oriole
  • Purple Finch
  • House Finch
  • Pine Siskin
  • American Goldfinch
  • European Goldfinch
  • House Sparrow

 

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