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Recent Bird Sightings at Quivira

Flycatcher, Scissor-tailed staff 448The table below is a summary of unusual or otherwise notable bird sightings in the last few months.  It is updated weekly.

 

Page updated: 29 August 2014  

Find out where and when to bird by visiting our Birding Quivira page:   Birding Quivira

Quivira Bird Checklist

Unusual Sightings:

 
Species        Date Last Observed  Location 
Little Gull  25 August 2014 Big Salt Marsh area; juvenile; 1:00 pm
Ruddy Turnstone 26 August 2014 flats along NE 170th St (3)
Sabine's Gull 17 August 2014 Big Salt Marsh
Greater Roadrunner 28 August 2014 Salt Marsh Road, just north of Catalpa Grove
Long-billed Curlew 25 August 2014 flats along NE 170th St
Marbled Godwit 26 August 2014 flats along NE 170th St
Bald Eagle 19 August 2014 southeast corner of Wildlife Drive (2A)
Peregrine Falcon 28 August 2014 flats along NE 170th St
Least Tern 23 August 2014 Little Salt Marsh (1)
Buff-breasted Sandpiper 3 August 2014 flats along NE 170th St
Ruff 27 July 2014 flats along NE 170th St
Red Knot 28 July 2014 flats along NE 170th St
Red Phalarope 18 July 2014 flats along NE 170th St
Red-necked Phalarope 15 August 2014 flats along NE 170th St
Whimbrel 27 July 2014 flats along NE 170th St
Brown Pelican 3 July 2014 south interior Wildlife Drive
Say's Phoebe 7 July 2014 Reno County Unit, east end
Least Bittern 26 June 2014 north side of Little Salt Marsh
Sanderling 26 August 2014 flats along NE 170th St
Willet 29 August 2014 flats along NE 170th Street
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 24 June 2014 along NE 140th St at Salt Marsh Road (adult male)
Painted Bunting 20 July 2014 along NE 170th St 1/2 mile west of "Hay Barn" road (1 male)
Common Moorhen 21 June 2014 Little Salt Marsh
Bobolink 6 July 2014 pasture south of NE 170th St and "Hay Barn" intersection
Swainson's Hawk 6 June 2014 intersection of NE 170th st and Salt Marsh Road
Cassins Sparrow 30 June 2014 1.5 mi north of NE 140th Street on "Hay Barn" road
Barred Owl 12 August 2014 intersection of NE 170th and "Hay Barn" road (2)
Willow Flycatcher 24 May 2014 west end of NE 170th Street
Cape May Warbler  17 May 2014 Deadhorse Grove, along Salt Marsh Rd, 1.5 mi. n. of NE 140th blacktop
Magnolia Warbler 17 May 2014 Deadhorse Grove
Yellow-breasted Chat 20 July 2014 corner of NE 170th and Hay Barn Rd, nw of BSM
Olive-sided Flycatcher 17 May 2014 Migrants Mile area
Black-headed Grosbeak 15 May 2014 Headquarters area
Northern Waterthrush 17 May 2014 along NE 170th Street near west boundary
Hudsonian Godwit 17 May 2014 numerous locations
Western Grebe 17 May 2014 Big Salt Marsh
Osprey 3 May 2014 Little Salt Marsh
Summer Tanager 27 April 2014 Migrants Mile Trail
Whooping Crane 4 April 2014 Big Salt Marsh (12A, 3J); also 2A, 1J 1.5 miles east of Hudson
Bonaparte's Gull 15 April 2014 Wildlife Drive, east side (2)
Townsend's Solitaire 7 April 2014 Headquarters area
Horned Grebe 20 April 2014 Big Salt Marsh
Cinnamon Teal 24 April 2014 Marsh Road flats, along NE 170th Street
Tundra Swan 27 March 2014 west side of Big Salt Marsh (4A, 2J)
Sandhill Crane 9 April 2014 refuge-wide:  6   
Rough-legged Hawk 21 March 2014 Unit 40
Short-eared Owl 18 March 2014 Just north of Little Salt Marsh (1)
Mountain Bluebird 18 March 2014 Reno County unit, along Raymond Road (1)
Ferruginous Hawk 23 February 2014 NE 190th Street at prairie dog town
Northern Shrike 30 January 2014 NE 170th Street east of Wildlife Drive
Prairie Falcon 4 March 2014 NE 130th Ave west of Little Salt Marsh
Merlin 22 March 2014 NE 170th Street along Marsh Road flats
Sedge Wren 16 February 2014 NE 170th Street, west of the Wildlife Drive
White-winged Scoter 24 November 2013 Little Salt Marsh
Long-tailed Duck 11 November 2013 Unit 58 (east side of the Wildlife Drive), with Buffleheads
Rusty Blackbird 11 November 2013 Unit 62
Nelsons Sparrow 21 October 2013 NE 170th Street, west of the Wildlife Drive
Nashville Warbler 11 October 2013 Headquarters
Le Conte's Sparrow 11 November 2013 NE 170th Street, west of the Wildlife Drive (at least 4)
Black-and-white Warbler 17 September 2013 Catalpa Grove
Wilson's Warbler 17 September 2013 Deadhorse Grove
Greater Scaup 17 September 2013 Big Salt Marsh (drake)
Northern Parula 15 September 2013 Headquarters
Blue-headed Vireo 17 September 2013 1 each in Catalpa Grove and Deadhorse Grove
Brown Pelican 22 July 2013 Little Salt Marsh
Caspian Tern 14 July 2013 Little Salt Marsh (2)
Black Rail 3 July 2013 NE 170th Street, nw of BSM:  2 in ditch along road
Blackpoll Warbler 18 May 2013 Tree Tunnel Grove, along NE 80th southwest of HQ
Ovenbird 18 May 2013 Tree tunnel Grove, along NE 80th southwest of HQ
Glossy Ibis 5 May 2013 Big Salt Marsh
Ash-throated Flycatcher 2 May 2013 shelter belt corner of NE 90th Avenue and NE 170th Street (nw of Big Salt Marsh)
Sprague's Pipit 30 April 2013 grasslands north of Unit 10A (northeast of LSM)
Piping Plover 29 April 2013 Wildlife Drive
Red-breasted Nuthatch 10 May 2013 Headquarters (1)
Burrowing Owl 27 April 2013 Prairie Dog Town
Louisiana Waterthrush 14 April 2013 corner of NE 170th and "Hay Barn" road (NE 105th Ave)
Snow Bunting 16 December 2012 1 bird along NE 170th Street north of Big Salt Marsh, at the oil tanks
Rock Wren 27 March 2013 north side of Little Salt Marsh, at the fishing docks
Golden Eagle 21 December 2012 1 juvenile, east side of Little Salt Marsh
Dark-eyed "Gray-headed" Junco 10 May 2013 southwest of HQ along Tree Tunnel grove on NE 80th St.
Black-throated Blue Warbler (female) 22 September 2012 "DeadHorse" Grove, 1.5 miles north of NE 140th St. blacktop on Salt Marsh Road
MacGillivrays Warbler (female) 22 September 2012 extreme southeast corner of Quivira, at junction of NE 80th Street and Salt Marsh Road
Black-throated Green Warbler 29 September 2012 Headquarters
Ovenbird, Wilsons Warbler 26 August 2012 Grove along south boundary, 1 mile southeast of Headquarters
Lazuli Bunting 26 August 2012 Hay Barn Road, 1 mile northwest of Big Salt Marsh
Canada Warbler 19 August 2012 1 mile southwest of Headquarters, along south boundary
Red-necked Stint  1-2 July 2012 north end of Little Salt Marsh
White-winged Dove 19 May 2012 Headquarters area
Blackburnian Warbler 13 May 2012 Grove on s side of NE 140th St, just west of Rattlesnake Cr
Black-throated Blue Warbler 8 May 2012 shelter belt east of Headquarters
Clark's Grebe 4 May 2012 Big Salt Marsh (5)
Bewick's Wren 21 April 2012 Unit 24 (e of Migrants Mile)
Hermit Thrush 8 April 2012 Southeast corner Big Salt Marsh
Snowy Owl 29 Jan 2012 flats north of Big Salt Marsh 


Gull, Little Miller 448 

Little Gull, Big Salt Marsh, 16 August 2014
  Ruff staff 448  

Ruff, flats along NE 170th Street, 27 July 2014 

Warbler, Cape May 448 

Cape May Warbler, Deadhorse Grove, 17 May 2014 

Sparrow, Cassins staff 448 

Cassins Sparrow, 1.5 mi north of Hudson Rd, 23 May 2014 

Phalarope, Red-necked staff 448 

Red-necked Phalarope, Marsh Road flats, 17 May 2014 

Horned and Eared Grebe staff 448 

   Both the Horned (l) and Eared (r) Grebe were present in Big Salt Marsh on 4 April 2014 

Swan, Tundra staff 448 

Tundra Swans could be seen in Big Salt Marsh during much of March 

Sparrow, Nelsons staff 448 

Nelsons Sparrow, Y-Road levee, 20 October 2013 

Sandpiper, Buff-breasted A Miller 448 

Buff-breasted Sandpipers, NE 170th st., 31 August 2013 

Brown Pelican staff 448 

Brown Pelican at Little Salt Marsh, 21 July 2013 

Bunting, Painted staff 448 

Painted Bunting, 1.5 mi. north of Quivira along "Hay Barn" road 

Grosbeak, Black-headed staff 448 

Black-headed Grosbeak, s.e. of HQ, 4 May 2013 

  

Eagle, Golden staff 448 

Golden Eagle, digi-scoped photo, east side of Little Salt Marsh, 21 December 2012 

 

  

To see more photographs of some of the unusual bird species, click on the link below: 

 

Multimedia Links

 

 

Recent Bird Lists, First-of-Season, Images, etc.: 

Click on this link to get a copy of a recent list of observations:  Bird Observations for August 28-29, 2014


  

First-of-Year Sightings: See our Phenology Page

 

Bald Eagle Nest 

 

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 

 

Biological Surveys 

 

 

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.

  

Biological Survey Results Page

 

 

 

Last Updated: Aug 29, 2014
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