Birds

Great Blue Heron on Moon Barn.

There are 128 species of birds known from Hopkins Forest.  Please report any sightings of additional species with documentation if possible and reach out if you are interested in research.

Species Season Breeding Status

Canada Goose

resident possible

Wood Duck

summer  probable

American Black Duck

 resident

Mallard

resident  possible

Common Merganser

resident  possible

Ruffed Grouse

resident  yes

Wild Turkey

resident  yes

Great Blue Heron

summer

Turkey Vulture

summer

Bald Eagle

migrant

Cooper’s Hawk

resident possible

Red-shouldered Hawk

summer possible

Broad-winged Hawk

summer probable

Red-tailed Hawk

resident probable

Merlin

migrant

Killdeer*

summer

Solitary Sandpiper

migrant

Spotted Sandpiper

migrant possible

Wilson’s Snipe

migrant

American Woodcock

summer yes

Ring-billed Gull*

resident

Rock Pigeon*

resident

Mourning Dove

resident yes

Black-billed Cuckoo

summer possible

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

summer possible

Eastern Screech Owl

migrant possible

Great Horned Owl

resident probable

Barred Owl

resident yes

Long-eared Owl

migrant

Northern Saw-whet Owl

migrant possible

Chimney Swift

summer

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

summer probable

Belted Kingfisher

summer possible

Red-bellied Woodpecker

resident probable

Yellow-bellied Woodpecker

summer yes

Downy Woodpecker

resident yes

Hairy Woodpecker

resident yes

Northern Flicker

resident probable

Pileated Woodpecker

resident probable

Olive-sided Flycacher

migrant

Eastern Wood-peewee

summer yes

Trail’s Flycatcher (Willow/Alder)

migrant

Least Flycatcher

summer yes

Eastern Phoebe

summer yes

Great-crested Flycatcher

summer probable

Eastern Kingbird

summer yes

Yellow-throated Vireo

summer probable

Blue-headed Vireo

summer yes

Warbling Vireo

summer probable

Philadelphia Vireo

migrant

Red-eyed Vireo

summer yes

Blue Jay

resident yes

American Crow

resident yes

Common Raven

resident possible

Tree Swallow

summer yes

Bank Swallow*

summer

Barn Swallow

migrant

Black-capped Chickadee

resident yes

Tufted Titmouse

resident yes

Red-breasted Nuthach

resident possible

White-breasted Nuthatch

resident yes

Brown Creeper

resident yes

Carolina Wren

migrant

House Wren

summer yes

Winter Wren

summer probable

Golden-crowned Kinglet

winter

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

migrant

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

migrant

Eastern Bluebird

resident yes

Veery

summer yes

Swainson’s Thrush

migrant

Hermit Thrush

summer yes

Wood Thrush

summer yes

American Robin

resident yes

Gray Catbird

summer yes

Brown Thrasher

migrant

Northern Mockbird

winter

European Starling

resident possible

Bohemian Waxwing

winter

Cedar Waxwing

resident probable

Blue-winged Warbler

migrant

Vermivora Hybrid

migrant

Tennessee Warbler

migrant

Nashville Warbler

migrant

Yellow Warbler

summer yes

Chestnut-sided Warbler

summer yes

Magnolia Warbler

migrant

Black-throated Blue Warbler

summer yes

Yellow-rumbed Warbler

migrant, summer possible

Black-throated Green Warbler

summer yes

Blackburnian Warbler

summer yes

Palm Warbler

migrant

Bay-breasted Warbler

migrant

Blackpoll Warbler

migrant

Black and White Warbler

summer yes

American Redstart

summer yes

Ovenbird

summer yes

Louisiana Waterthrush

summer probable

Mourning Warbler

summer probable

Common Yellowthroat

summer yes

Canada Warbler

migrant possible

Scarlet Tanager

summer yes

Eastern Towhee

summer probable

American Tree Sparrow

winter

Chipping Sparrow

summer yes

Field Sparrow

migrant

Savannah Sparrow

migrant possible

Fox Sparrow

migrant

Song Sparrow

resident yes

Swamp Sparrow

migrant

White-throated Sparrow

resident possible

White-crowned Sparrow

migrant

Dark-eyed Junco

resident yes

Snow Bunting*

winter

Northern Cardinal

resident yes

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

summer yes

Indigo Bunting

summer yes

Bobolink

summer possible

Red-winged Blackbird

summer yes

Common Grackle

summer probable

Brown-headed Cowbird

summer yes

Baltimore Oriole

summer yes

Purple Finch

resident possible

House Finch

resident possible

Common Redpoll

winter

Pine Siskin

winter

American Goldfinch

resident yes

House Sparrow*

resident

*birds found on adjoining lands