Field Guide – Birds

The list below is a compilation of commonly seen birds within the Doan Brook watershed, from data resources 1997-2012. For a complete survey of birds found in the watershed between 1966 – 2000, see the Doan Brook Handbook, Appendix G.

Siting Location Key:
sl  = Shaker Lakes area     lf  = Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve (former Dike 14)

  COMMON NAME SCIENTIFIC NAME LOCATION
  Blackbird, red-winged Agelaisu phoeniceus sl  lf
  Bufflehead Bucephala albeoia sl  lf
  Cardinal, northern Cardinalis cardinalis sl  lf
  Catbird, gray Dumetella carolinensis sl  lf
  Chickadee, black-capped Parus atricapilus sl  lf
  Coot, American Fulica americana sl  lf
  Cowbird, brown-headed Moluthrus ater sl  lf
  Creeper, brown Certia americana sl  lf
  Crow, American Corvus brachyrhynchos sl  lf
  Dove, mourning Zenaida macroura sl  lf
  Dove, rock Columba livia sl  lf 
  Duck, wood Aix sponsa sl  lf 
  Finch, house Carpodacus mexicanus sl  lf
  Flicker, northern Colaptes auratus sl  lf
  Flycatcher, great crested Myiarchus crinitus sl  lf
  Goldfinch, American Carduelis tristis sl  lf
  Goose, Canada Branta canadensis sl  lf
  Grackle, common Quiscalus quiscula sl  lf
  Grebe, pied-billed Podilymbus podiceps sl  lf
  Grosbeak, rose-breasted Pheucticus ludovicianus sl  lf
  Gull, herring Larus argentatus sl  lf
  Gull, ring-billed Larus delawarensis sl  lf
  Hawk, red-tailed Buteo jamaicensis sl  lf
  Heron, black-crowned night Nyticorax nyticorax sl  lf
  Heron, Great Blue Ardea herodias sl  lf
  Heron, green Butorides virescens sl  lf
  Hummingbird, ruby throated Archilochus colubris sl  lf
  Jay, blue Cyanocitta cristata sl  lf
  Junco, dark-eyed Junco hyemalis sl  lf
  Kestrel, American Falco sparverius sl  lf
  Killdeer Charadrius vociferus sl  lf
  Kingfisher, belted Megaceryl alcyon sl  lf
  Mallard Anas platyrhynchos sl  lf
  Martin, purple Progne subis sl  lf
  Nighthawk, common Chordeiles minor sl  lf
  Nuthatch, white-breasted Sitta carolinensis sl  lf
  Oriole, Baltimore Icterus galbula sl  lf 
  Pewee, eastern wood Contopus virens sl  lf 
  Phoebe, eastern Sayomis phoebe sl  lf
  Redstart, American Setophaga ruticilla sl  lf 
  Robin, American Turdus migratorius sl  lf 
  Sandpiper, solitary Tringa solitaria sl  lf 
  Sandpiper, spotted Tactitis macularia sl  lf 
  Sparrow, American tree Spizella arborea sl  lf 
  Sparrow, chipping Spizella passerina sl  lf
  Sparrow, field Spizella pusilla sl  lf 
  Sparrow, house Passer domesticus sl  lf 
  Sparrow, song Melospiza melodia sl  lf
  Starling, European Sturnus vulgaris sl  lf 
  Swallow, bank Riparia riparia sl  lf 
  Swallow, cliff Petrochilidon pyrrhonota sl  lf 
  Swallow, northern rough-winged Stelgidopteryz serripennis sl  lf 
  Swallow, tree Tachycineta bicolor sl  lf 
  Swift, chimney Chaetura pelagica sl  lf 
  Tanager, scarlet Piranga olivacea sl  lf
  Titmouse, tufted Parus bicolor sl  lf 
  Towhee, eastern  Pipilo erythrophthalmus sl  lf 
  Vireo, red-eyed Vireo olivaceus sl  lf 
  Warbler, black and white Mniotilta varia  sl  lf
  Warbler, black-throated green Dendroica virens sl  lf 
  Warbler, yellow-rumped Dendroica coronata sl  lf 
  Warbler, yellow Dendroica petechia sl  lf 
  Waxwing, cedar Bombycilla cedrorum sl  lf 
  Woodpecker, downy Picoides pubescens sl  lf
  Woodpecker, hairy Picoides villosus sl  lf 
  Woodpecker, red-bellied Melanerpes carolinus  sl  lf