Common Poor-will, HQ area, 5 October 2016
Laughing Gull, Big Salt Marsh area, 30 May 2016
Pileated Woodpecker, NE 170th St., 6 May 2017
Lesser Black-backed Gull, Big Salt Marsh, 24 October 2015
Black-bellied Whistling Duck, Unit 63, 19 May 2015
Glossy Ibis, Unit 63, 9 May 2015
Chuck-will's-widow photographed in Deadhorse Grove 9 May 2015
One of several Piping Plover observed in the Big Salt Marsh area in late April, 2015
Short-eared Owl, Big Salt Marsh area, 23 February 2015
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
Brown Pelican at Little Salt Marsh, 21 July 2013
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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.