2021 Festival Bird Totals

Birders logged over 200 species at the 2021 Indiana Dunes Birding Festival. The most ever!  Check out the full list of species seen during the 4 days below (not including pre and post festival trips.  This year's grand total was 211 species!

 

Canada Goose Branta canadensis

Mute Swan Cygnus olor

Trumpeter Swan Cygnus buccinator

Wood Duck Aix sponsa

Blue-winged Teal Spatula discors

Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata

American Wigeon Mareca americana

Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Green-winged Teal Anas crecca

Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris

Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator

Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus

Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula

Ruddy Duck Oxjura jamacacensis

Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus

Ring-necked Pheasant Phasianus colchicus

Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps

Rock Pigeon Columba livia

Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto

Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura

Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus

Black-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus erythropthalmus

Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor

Eastern Whip-poor-will Antrostomus vociferus

Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica

Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris

Virginia Rail Rallus limicola

Sora Porzana carolina

Common Gallinule Gallinula galeata

American Coot Fulica americana

Sandhill Crane Antigone canadensis

Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola

Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus

Killdeer Charadrius vociferus

American Avocet Recurvirostra americana

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Sanderling Calidris alba

Dunlin Calidris alpina

Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla

Semipalmated Sandpiper Charadrius semipalmatus

Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus

Long-billed Dowitcher Limondromus scolopaceus

American Woodcock Scolopax minor

Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius

Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria

Willet Tringa semipalmata

Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes

Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia

Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis

Herring Gull Larus argentatus

Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia

Common Tern Sterna hirundo

Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri

Common Loon Gavia immer

Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus

Least Bittern

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Great Egret Ardea alba

Green Heron Butorides virescens

Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Osprey Pandion haliaetus

Northern Harrier Circus hudsonius

Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus

Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii

Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus

Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Monk Parakeet Myiopsitta monachus

Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio

Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus

Barred Owl Strix varia

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius

Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus

Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus

Downy Woodpecker Dryobates pubescens

Hairy Woodpecker Dryobates villosus

Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus

Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus

American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Merlin Falco columbarius

Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus

Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi

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

White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus

Bell's Vireo Vireo bellii

Yellow-throated Vireo Vireo flavifrons

Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius

Philadelphia Vireo Vireo philadelphicus

Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus

Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus

Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata

American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos

Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris

Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis

Purple Martin Progne subis

Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor

Bank Swallow Riparia riparia

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota

Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus

Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor

Brown Creeper Certhia americana

Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis

White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis

House Wren Troglodytes aedon

Sedge Wren Cistothorus platensis

Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris

Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea

Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa

Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula

Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis

Veery Catharus fuscescens

Gray-cheeked Thrush Catharus minimus

Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus

Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus

Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina

American Robin Turdus migratorius

Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis

Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum

Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos

European Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum

House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus

Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus

Pine Siskin Spinus pinus

American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

Smith’s Longspur Calcarius pictus

Grasshopper Sparrow Ammodramus savannarum

Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina

Clay-colored Sparrow Spizella pallida

Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla

Lark Sparrow Chondestes grammacus

Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis

White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys

Harris’s Sparrow Zonotrichia querala

White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis

Vesper Sparrow Pooecetes gramineus

Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis

Henslow's Sparrow Centronyx henslowii

Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia

Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii

Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana

Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus

Yellow-breasted Chat Icteria virens

Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus

Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta

Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna

Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius

Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula

Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater

Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus

Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula

Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapilla

Worm-eating Warbler Helmitheros vermivorum

Louisiana Waterthrush Parkesia motacilla

Northern Waterthrush Parkesia noveboracensis

Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera

Blue-winged Warbler Vermivora cyanoptera

Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia

Prothonotary Warbler Protonotaria citrea

Tennessee Warbler Oreothlypis peregrina

Orange-crowned Warbler Oreothlypis celata

Nashville Warbler Oreothlypis ruficapilla

Connecticut Warbler Oporornis agilis

Mourning Warbler Geothlypis philadelphia

Kentucky Warbler Geothlypis formosa

Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas

Hooded Warbler Setophaga citrina

American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla

Cape May Warbler Setophaga tigrina

Cerulean Warbler Setophaga cerulea

Northern Parula Setophaga americana

Magnolia Warbler Setophaga magnolia

Bay-breasted Warbler Setophaga castanea

Blackburnian Warbler Setophaga fusca

Yellow Warbler Setophaga petechia

Chestnut-sided Warbler Setophaga pensylvanica

Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata

Black-throated Blue Warbler Setophaga caerulescens

Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum

Pine Warbler Setophaga pinus

Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata

Yellow-throated Warbler Setophaga dominica

Prairie Warbler Setophaga discolor

Black-throated Green Warbler Setophaga virens

Canada Warbler Cardellina canadensis

Wilson's Warbler Cardellina pusilla

Summer Tanager Piranga rubra

Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea 

Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis

Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus

Blue Grosbeak Passerina caerulea

Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea

Dickcissel Spiza americana

House Sparrow Passer domesticus

 Grand Total 211

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