Birds of Parvin State Park

  #
Common Name
 Scientific Name
 Notes
  1
 Snow Goose
  Chen caerulescens
In winter, common flyover flocks.
  2
 Canada Goose
  Branta canadensis
Common year-round.
  3
 Mute Swan
  Cygnus olor
Common year-round. Breeding pairs on Thundergust Lake and Parvin Lake.
  4
 Tundra Swan
  Cygnus columbianus
Historical record.
  5
 Wood Duck
  Aix sponsa
Uncommon year-round.
  6
 Gadwall
  Anas strepera
Common in winter on Thundergust Lake.
  7
 American Wigeon
  Anas americana
Uncommon in winter on Thundergust Lake.
  8
 American Black Duck
  Anas rubripes
Uncommon in winter on Thundergust Lake.
  9
 Mallard
  Anas platyrhynchos
Year-round resident. More numerous in winter.
10
 Blue-winged Teal
  Anas discors
Rare in winter on Thundergust Lake.
11
 Northern Shoveler
  Anas clypeata
Rare in winter on Thundergust Lake.
12
 Northern Pintail
  Anas acuta
Rare in winter.
13
 Green-winged Teal
  Anas carolinensis
Rare in winter on Thundergust Lake.
14
 Redhead
  Aythya americana
Very rare in winter.
15
 Ring-necked Duck
  Aythya collaris
Abundant in winter on Thundergust Lake.
16
 Tufted Duck
  Aythya fuligula
1 record of an adult male on Thundergust Lake (David Weber), March 22 - April 4, 2013.
17
 Greater Scaup
  Aythya marila
Rare in winter.
18
 Lesser Scaup
  Aythya affinis
Common in winter on Thundergust Lake.
19
 Surf Scoter
  Melanitta perspicillata
1 record of bird on Parvin Lake (Gail Santefede), November 2, 2012, after a hurricane.
20
 Bufflehead
  Bucephala albeola
Common in winter on Parvin Lake.
21
 Common Goldeneye
  Bucephala clangula
1 eBird record.
22
 Hooded Merganser
  Lophodytes cucullatus
 Uncommon in winter.
23
 Common Merganser
  Mergus merganser
 Uncommon/rare in winter.
24
 Red-breasted Merganser
  Mergus serrator
 Rare in winter.
25
 Ruddy Duck
  Oxyura jamaicensis
 Common in winter on Parvin Lake.
26
 Northern Bobwhite
  Colinus virginianus
 Extirpated from Parvin State Park.  Can be heard nearby (Crow Pond Road).
27
 Ruffed Grouse
  Bonasa umbellus
 Extirpated from Parvin State Park.
28
 Ring-necked Pheasant
  Phasianus colchicus
 1 eBird record.
29
 Wild Turkey
  Meleagris gallopavo
 Uncommon.
30
 Common Loon
  Gavia immer
 Uncommon in migration and summer.
31
 Pied-billed Grebe
  Podilymbus podiceps
 Common in winter.
32
 Horned Grebe
  Podiceps auritus
 1 record of a bird in winter pluamge on Parvin Lake (David Weber) from March 16 -    23, 2013.
33
 Double-crested Cormorant
  Phalacrocorax auritus
 Common in migration and summer.  Rare in winter.
34
 Great Blue Heron
  Ardea herodias
 Common year-round.  Usually only 1 or 2 around in the winter.
35
 Great Egret
  Ardea alba
 Uncommon in spring and fall.
36
 Snowy Egret
  Egretta thula
  1 eBird record.
37
 Green Heron
  Butorides virescens
  Uncommon in spring and summer.
38
 Black-crowned Night-Heron
  Nycticorax nycticorax
  Rare. 1 eBird record and one historical record.
39
 Black Vulture
  Coragyps atratus
  Uncommon.
40
 Turkey Vulture
  Cathartes aura
  Common.
41
 Osprey
  Pandion haliaetus
  Common in spring, summer, and fall.  Very rare in winter.
42
 Northern Harrier
  Circus cyaneus
  Uncommon in winter.
43
 Sharp-shinned Hawk
  Accipiter striatus
  Uncommon.
44
 Cooper's Hawk
  Accipiter cooperii
  Uncommon.
45
 Bald Eagle
  Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  Uncommon.
46
 Red-shouldered Hawk
  Buteo lineatus
  Uncommon in winter and spring.  Usually around Hepner's Field and Second             Landing.  Nested in 2013.
47
 Broad-winged Hawk
  Buteo platypterus
  Rare in spring and summer.
48
 Red-tailed Hawk
  Buteo jamaicensis
  Common year-round.
49
 Golden Eagle
  Aquila chrysaetos
  Historical record.
50
 American Coot
  Fulica americana
  Rare in spring.
51
 Killdeer
  Charadrius vociferus
  Rare in spring.
52
 Spotted Sandpiper
  Actitis macularius
  Uncommon in spring, summer, and fall.
53
 Solitary Sandpiper
  Tringa solitaria
  Rare in spring and summer.
54
 Greater Yellowlegs
  Tringa melanoleuca
  2 spring eBird records (here and here) and historical records.
55
 American Woodcock
  Scolopax minor
  Historical record.
56
 Laughing Gull
  Leucophaeus atricilla
  Uncommon in spring and summer.  Usually flyovers calling.
57
 Ring-billed Gull
  Larus delawarensis
  Uncommon in fall, winter, and spring.
58
 Herring Gull
  Larus argentatus
  Uncommon year-round.
59
 Great Black-backed Gull
  Larus marinus
  Rare in winter.
60
 Forster's Tern
  Sterna forsteri
  Historical record.
61
 Rock Pigeon
  Columba livia
  Uncommon flyover.
62
 Mourning Dove
  Zenaida macroura
  Common year-round.
62
 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
  Coccyzus americanus
  Uncommon in summer.
63
 Black-billed Cuckoo
  Coccyzus erythropthalmus
  Rare in summer and fall.  Shows up at large concentrations of caterpillars.
64
 Eastern Screech-Owl
  Megascops asio
  Uncommon.
65
 Great Horned Owl
  Bubo virginianus
  Uncommon.
66
 Barred Owl
  Strix varia
  Uncommon.
67
 Common Nighthawk
  Chordeiles minor
  Historical record.
68
 Eastern Whip-poor-will
  Caprimulgus vociferus
  1 eBird record.
69 
 Chimney Swift
  Chaetura pelagica
  Common in summer.
70
 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  Archilochus colubris
  Uncommon in spring and summer.
71
 Belted Kingfisher
  Megaceryle alcyon
  Uncommon year-round.
72
 Red-bellied Woodpecker
  Melanerpes carolinus
  Common year-round.
73
 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  Sphyrapicus varius
  Uncommon in fall, winter, and spring.
74
 Downy Woodpecker
  Picoides pubescens
  Common year-round.
75
 Hairy Woodpecker
  Picoides villosus
  Uncommon year-round.
76
 Northern Flicker
  Colaptes auratus
  Uncommon year-round
77
 American Kestrel
  Falco sparverius
  Rare year-round
78
 Merlin
  Falco columbarius
  Rare in winter.
79
 Eastern Wood-Pewee
  Contopus virens
  Common in summer.
80
 Acadian Flycatcher
  Empidonax virescens
  Uncommon in summer.
81
 Least Flycatcher
  Empidonax minimus
  Historical record.
82
 Eastern Phoebe
  Sayornis phoebe
  Common in spring, summer, and fall.
83
 Great Crested Flycatcher
  Myiarchus crinitus
  Common in summer.
84
 Eastern Kingbird
  Tyrannus tyrannus
  Common in summer.
85
 White-eyed Vireo
  Vireo griseus
  Common in spring, summer, and fall.
86
 Yellow-throated Vireo
  Vireo flavifrons
  Rare in spring and summer.
87
 Blue-headed Vireo
  Vireo solitarius
  Rare in spring and fall.
88
 Philadelphia Vireo
  Vireo philadelphicus
  Rare in fall.
89
 Warbling Vireo
  Vireo gilvus
  Rare in spring and fall.
90
 Red-eyed Vireo
  Vireo olivaceus
  Common in spring, summer, and fall.
91
 Blue Jay
  Cyanocitta cristata
  Common year-round.
92
 American Crow
  Corvus brachyrhynchos
  Common year-round.
93
 Fish Crow
  Corvus ossifragus
  Common year-round.
94
 Horned Lark
  Eremophila alpestris
  1 eBird record.  Common in nearby fields in winter, but not usually in the park.
95
 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
  Stelgidopteryx serripennis
  Uncommon in spring and summer.
96
 Purple Martin
  Progne subis
  Common in spring and summer.
97
 Tree Swallow
  Tachycineta bicolor
  Common in spring and summer.
98
 Barn Swallow
  Hirundo rustica
  Common in spring and summer.
99
 Carolina Chickadee
  Poecile carolinensis
  Common year-round.
100
 Tufted Titmouse
  Baeolophus bicolor
  Common year-round.
101
 Red-breasted Nuthatch
  Sitta canadensis
  Winter resident. Numbers vary from year to year.
102
 White-breasted Nuthatch
  Sitta carolinensis
  Common year-round.
103
 Brown Creeper
  Certhia americana
  Uncommon in fall, winter, and spring.
104
 House Wren
  Troglodytes aedon
  Uncommon in spring and summer.
105
 Winter Wren
  Troglodytes hiemalis
  Uncommon in fall, winter, and spring.
106
 Carolina Wren
  Thryothorus ludovicianus
  Common year-round.
107
 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
  Polioptila caerulea
  Common in spring and summer.
108
 Golden-crowned Kinglet
  Regulus satrapa
  Common in fall, winter, and spring.
109
 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
  Regulus calendula
  Uncommon in fall, winter, and spring.
110
 Eastern Bluebird
  Sialia sialis
  Uncommon year-round.
111
 Veery
  Catharus fuscescens
  Rare in spring and fall.
112
 Gray-cheecked Thrush
  Catharus minimus
  Rare in fall.
113
 Swainson's Thrush
  Catharus ustulatus
  Rare in spring and fall.
114
 Hermit Thrush
  Catharus guttatus
  Common in fall, winter, and spring.
115
 Wood Thrush
  Hylocichla mustelina
  Common in spring, summer, and fall.
116
 American Robin
  Turdus migratorius
  Common year-round.
117
 Gray Catbird
  Dumetella carolinensis
  Common in spring, summer, and fall.
118
 Northern Mockingbird
  Mimus polyglottos
  Uncommon year-round.
119
 Brown Thrasher
  Toxostoma rufum
  Uncommon in spring and summer.
120
 European Starling
  Sturnus vulgaris
  Uncommon year-round.
121
 Cedar Waxwing
  Bombycilla cedrorum
  Common in spring and fall.
122
 Ovenbird
  Seiurus aurocapilla
  Common in spring and summer.  Uncommon in fall.
123
 Worm-eating Warbler
  Helmitheros vermivorum
  Rare in spring.
124
 Louisiana Waterthrush
  Parkesia motacilla
  Uncommon in spring.
125
 Northern Waterthrush
  Parkesia noveboracensis
  Rare in spring.
126
 Blue-winged Warbler
  Vermivora cyanoptera
  Historical record.
127
 Golden-winged Warbler
  Vermivora chrysoptera
  Historical record.
128
 Black-and-white Warbler
  Mniotilta varia
  Common in spring.
129
 Prothonotary Warbler
  Protonotaria citrea
  Uncommon in spring and summer.  A few nesting pairs annually, under bridges.
130
 Tennessee Warbler
  Oreothlypis peregrina
  Rare in fall.
131
 Kentucky Warbler
  Geothlypis formosa
  Rare in spring.
132
 Common Yellowthroat
  Geothlypis trichas
  Common in spring and summer.
133
 Hooded Warbler
  Setophaga citrina
  Rare in spring.
134
 American Redstart
  Setophaga ruticilla
  Uncommon in spring and fall.
135
 Cape May Warbler
  Setophaga tigrina
  Rare in spring and fall.
136
 Cerulean Warbler
  Setophaga cerulea
  Historical record.
137
 Northern Parula
  Setophaga americana
  Common in spring and fall.
138
 Magnolia Warbler
  Setophaga magnolia
  Uncommon in spring and fall.
139
 Bay-breasted Warbler
  Setophaga castanea
  Rare in fall.
140
 Blackburnian Warbler
  Setophaga fusca
  Rare in spring and fall.
141
 Yellow Warbler
  Setophaga petechia
  Uncommon in spring and fall.
142
 Chestnut-sided Warbler
  Setophaga pensylvanica
  Rare in spring.
143
 Blackpoll Warbler
  Setophaga striata
  Rare in spring and fall.
144
 Black-throated Blue Warbler
  Setophaga caerulescens
  Uncommon in spring and fall.
145
 Palm Warbler
  Setophaga palmarum
  Uncommon in spring and fall.
146
 Pine Warbler
  Setophaga pinus
  Common in spring, summer, and fall.
147
 Yellow-rumped Warbler
  Setophaga coronata
  Common in spring and fall.  In some years, common in winter.
148
 Yellow-throated Warbler
  Setophaga dominica
  Rare in spring.
149
 Pairie Warbler
  Setophaga discolor
  Rare in spring.
150
 Black-throated Green Warbler
  Setophaga virens
  Uncommon spring and fall.
151
 Canada Warbler
  Cardellina canadensis
  Rare in spring.
152
 Eastern Towhee
  Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  Common in summer, rare in winter.
153
 American Tree Sparrow
  Spizella arborea
  2 eBird records (here and here).
154
 Chipping Sparrow
  Spizella passerina
  Common in spring, summer, and fall.  Rare in winter.
155
 Field Sparrow
  Spizella pusilla
  Uncommon year-round.
156
 Fox Sparrow
  Passerella iliaca
  Rare in winter.
157
 Song Sparrow
  Melospiza melodia
  Common year-round.
158
 Swamp Sparrow
  Melospiza georgiana
  Uncommon year-round.  Most easily found at Hepner's Field stream.
159
 White-throated Sparrow
  Zonotrichia albicollis
  Common in winter.
160
 Dark-eyed Junco
  Junco hyemalis
  Common in winter.
161
 Summer Tanager
  Piranga rubra
  Rare in spring and summer.
162
 Scarlet Tanager
  Piranga olivacea
  Common in spring, summer, and fall.
163
 Northern Cardinal
  Cardinalis cardinalis
  Common year-round.
164
 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  Pheucticus ludovicianus
  Uncommon in spring.
165
 Blue Grosbeak
  Passerina caerulea
  Rare in spring.
166
 Indigo Bunting
  Passerina cyanea
  Uncommon spring, summer, and fall.
167
 Red-winged Blackbird
  Agelaius phoeniceus
  Common year-round.  Less numerous in winter.
168
 Rusty Blackbird
  Euphagus carolinus
  Historical record.
169
 Common Grackle
  Quiscalus quiscula
  Common year-round.
170
 Brown-headed Cowbird
  Molothrus ater
  Uncommon year-round.  Less numerous in winter.
171
 Orchard Oriole
  Icterus spurius
  Uncommon in spring.
172
 Baltimore Oriole
  Icterus galbula
  Common in spring and summer.
173
 Purple Finch
  Haemorhous purpureus
  Historical record.
174
 House Finch
  Haemorhous mexicanus
  Common year-round.
175
 Red Crossbill
  Loxia curvirostra
  Historical record.
176
 White-winged Crossbill
  Loxia leucoptera
  Very rare in fall, winter, and spring.
177
 Pine Siskin
  Spinus pinus
  Rare in fall, winter, and spring.
178
 American Goldfinch
  Spinus tristis
  Common year-round.
179
 House Sparrow
  Passer domesticus
  Uncommon in the park.
 
New Additions (2013) 
 
 
 180
 Yellow-breasted Chat
  Icteria virens
  One record in May.
 181
 Mourning Warbler
 Geothlypis philadelphia
  One record in September.
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Note: The species list on this page is a product of both a historical checklist compiled by Paul E. Taylor and Joe Merlino, with help from Dave Anderson, Mergit Holsworth, Irene Nathan, Bruce Phillipps, Dot Slack, and David Weber, and eBird sightings.  However, not all sightings submitted to eBird are necessarily correct.  Therefore, the decision was made by me (David Weber) to exclude certain records that had no details and/or were extremely unlikely.