Sabine's Gull, Wildlife Drive at Big Salt Marsh, 24 Sept 2014
Little Gull, Big Salt Marsh, 16 August 2014, a new species for Quivira
Ruff, flats along NE 170th Street, 27 July 2014
Cape May Warbler, Deadhorse Grove, 17 May 2014, a new species for Quivira
Cassins Sparrow, 1.5 mi north of Hudson Rd, 23 May 2014
Red-necked Phalarope, Marsh Road flats, 17 May 2014
Both the Horned (l) and Eared (r) Grebe were present in Big Salt Marsh on 4 April 2014
Tundra Swans could be seen in Big Salt Marsh during much of March
Nelsons Sparrow, Y-Road levee, 20 October 2013
Buff-breasted Sandpipers, NE 170th st., 31 August 2013
Brown Pelican at Little Salt Marsh, 21 July 2013
Painted Bunting, 1.5 mi. north of Quivira along "Hay Barn" road
Black-headed Grosbeak, s.e. of HQ, 4 May 2013
Golden Eagle, digi-scoped photo, east side of Little Salt Marsh, 21 December 2012
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Since 2009, a pair of Bald Eagles have been using the Big Salt Marsh area for nesting. Young birds have successfully fledged in past years. For more, see the Bald Eagle page.
Bald Eagles at Quivira
Periodically, surveys are conducted to assess populations of waterfowl, shorebirds, and other birds. Click on the link below to see the most recent survey results.
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The tallest North American bird, and one of the rarest: now numbering about 600 in the world, there were once as few as 16.