Black-headed Grosbeak, s.e. of HQ, 4 May 2013
Western Grebe, Big Salt Marsh, 30 April 2013
Rock Wren (pictured here on 4 February 2013), a long-term winter resident during the 2012-13 winter at Little Salt Marsh
Golden Eagle, digi-scoped photo, east side of Little Salt Marsh, 21 December 2012
Snow Bunting, photographed along the Wildlife Drive, 15 November 2012
Mountain Bluebirds have been observed regularly along Raymond Road during the 2012-13 winter
Le Conte's Sparrow, northwest of Big Salt Marsh, 10 October 2012
Black-throated Blue Warbler, female, 22 September 2012
Burrowing Owl, 16 September 2012, Little Salt Marsh
To see more photographs of some of the unusual bird species, click on the link below:
Since 2009, a pair of Bald Eagles have been using the area south of Big Salt Marsh 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.