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Birds of the Natural Area

The following is a list of what bird species have been observed in the Natural Areas and other parts of the Coon Rapids campus, including along the eastern banks of the Mississippi River. If you have observed other species, please report them to Joan McKearnan. Links to a report from a student project in 2002 are provided for some species. List order is according to the Minnesota Ornithologists Union Checklist of January 2005.


Non-passerines_____ Passerines (songbirds)__
  • Canada Goose
  • Eastern Phoebe
  • Mallard
  • Great Crested Flycatcher
  • Ring-necked Pheasant
  • Red-eyed Vireo
  • Wild Turkey
  • Blue Jay
  • Osprey
  • American Crow
  • Bald Eagle
  • Tree Swallow
  • Cooper's Hawk
  • Northern Rough-winged Swallow
  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • Barn Swallow
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Killdeer
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • Ring-billed Gull
  • House Wren
  • Mourning Dove
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet
  • Great Horned Owl
  • American Robin
  • Northern Saw-whet Owl
  • Gray Catbird
  • Chimney Swift
  • European Starling
  • Belted Kingfisher
  • Cedar Waxwing
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Nashville Warbler
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Magnolia Warbler
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler
  • Northern Flicker
  • American Redstart
  • Pileated Woodpecker
  • Chipping Sparrow
  • Song Sparrow
  • White-throated Sparrow
  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  • Common Grackle
  • House Finch
  • American Goldfinch


For more information about different bird species go to:  Patuxent Bird Identification InfoCenter




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Last Updated -August 12, 2016

Comments or Problems contact:

Melanie Waite-Altringer or Joan McKearnan or Terry Teppen