BIRDS IN FOREST PARK

List compiled by Korotev and based on observations of Ken Cohen, Bob Hely and Randy Korotev between 1970 and 2002

This list is available at the Vistor's Center in Forest Park and was published by Forest Park Forever

See below the table for the meanings of the letters in the status box and place where Corbett sighted the birds he's seen.



Last updated July 27, 2007


Bird Status Corbett 2007 -- total 52
Pine-billed Grebe fcM,rS
Double-crested Cormorant uM
Amercian Bittern vrM
Least Bittern added dls-SUM-07
Great Blue Heron fcS
Great Egret Cs boat-SUM-07
Snowy Egret uS PD-lake
Little Blue Heron uS wet-SUM-07
Cattle Egret uM
Green Heron (b) Cs wet-SUM-07
Black-crowned Night-Heron Cs dls-SUM-07
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Us
Snow Goose uM,rV
Canada Goose (b) cR wet-W-07
Wood Duck (b) cS wet-W-07
American Black Duck rM
Mallard (b) cR wet-W-07
Northern Pintail rM
Blue-winge Teal uM
Northern Shoveler uM
Gadwall rM
American Wigeon rM
Lesser Scaup uM
Bufflehead rM
Hooded Merganser uM
Common Merganser rM
Ruddy Duck uM
Turkey Vulture rM
Osprey rM
Msssissippi Kite uM
Bald Eagle vrW
Northern Hamer rM
Sharp-shinned Hawk fcM
Cooper's Hawk (b) fcM sw--SP-07
Northern Goshawk vrW
Red-shouldered Hawk rM
Broad-winged Hawk uM
Red-tailed Hawk (b) fcW,uM wet,kf --W-07
Rough.legged Hawk vrW
American Kestrel (b?) fcR kfs-SUM-07
Merlin uM
Peregrine Falcon uR
Wild Turkey uV
Northern Bobwhite uV
Sora yM
American Coot fcM
Semipalmated Plover vrM
Killdeer (5) uS wet-W-07
Greater Yellowlegs vrM
Lesser Yellowlegs uM
Solitary Sandpiper uM
Spotted Sandpiper uM
Upland Sandpiper vrM
Pectoral Sandpiper rM
Common Snipe rM
American woodcock rM
Wilson's Phalarope vrM
Ring-billed Gull rW,rM
Faster's Tern rM
Black Tern vrM
Rock Dove (b) cR e --W-07
Mourning Dove (b) cR e --W-07
Black-billed Cuckoo uM
Yellow-billed Cuckoo fcM,rS
Eastern Screech Owl (b) uR
Great Horned Owl (5) cR boat-SUM-07
Barred Owl (b?) uR
Long-eared Owl vrW
Short-eared Owl vrW
Northern Saw-whet Owl vrW
Common Nighthawk (b?) cS
Chuck-willís-widow vrM
Whip-poor-will rM
Chimney Swift (b?) cS opera-SUM-07
Ruby-throated Hummingbird uM,?S
Belted Kingfisher (b?) fcS dls-SUM-07
Red-headed Woodpecker (b) uR,fcS dls-SUM-07
Red-bellied Woodpecker (b) cR fks-W-07
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker rW,uM
Downy Woodpecker (b) cR fks-W-07
Hairy Woodpecker (b) fcR kf-SUM-07
Northern flicker(b) fcR,cM kf --W-07
Pileated Woodpecker uV
Olive-sided Flycatcher uM
Eastern Wood-Pewee (b) cM.uS
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher uM
Acadian Flycatcher uM
Alder Flycatcher rM
Willow Flycatcher rM
Least Flycatcher fcM
Eastern Phoebe (b) fcM,uS kf--SP-07
Great Crested Flycatcher (b) cM,fcS
Eastern Kingbird (b) fcS wet-SUM-07
Purple Martin (b) fcS wet-SUM-07
Tree Swallow fcM
Northern Rough-winged Swallow fcM
Back Swallow uM
Cliff Swallow uM
Barn Swallow (b) cS isle-SUM-07
Blue Jay (b) cR se --W-07
American Crow (b) cR se --W-07
Black-caped Chickadee uV kf --SP-07
Carolina Chickadee cR
Tufted Timouse cR wet-SUM-07
Red-breasted Nuthatch uM,rW
White-breasted Nuthatch (b) fcR
Brown Creeper uM,uW
Carolina Wren (b) fcR
Bewick's Wren vrM
House Wren (b) fcS
Winter Wren uM,?W
Sedge Wren vrM
Marsh Wren vrM
Golden-crowned Kinglet fcM,fcW
Ruby-crowned Kinglet cM,rW
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher fcM
Eastern Bluebird (b) rS
Veery fcM wet-SUM-07
Gray-cheeked Thrush fcM
Swanson's Thrush cM
Hermit Thrush fcM
Wood Thrush (b) fcM kf-SUM-07
American Robin (b) cS e --W-07
Gray Catbird (b) cM,fcS
Northern Mockingbird (b) fcR e -- W-07
Brown Thrasher (b) uR,cM dls-SUM-07
Cedar Waxwing (b) ?R,fcM kf--SP-07
Loggerhead Shrike vrM
European Starling (b) cR e -- W-07
White-eyed Vireo fcM
Bell's Vireo vrM
Blue-headed Vireo fcM
Yellow-throated Vireo fcM kf--SP-07
Warbling Vireo (b) fcS
Philadelphia Vireo fcM
Red-eyed Vireo cM
Blue-winged Warbler fcM
Golden-winged Warbler fcM
Tennessee Warbler cM
Orange-crownded Warbler fcM
Nashville Warbler cM
Northern Parula fcM
Yellow Warbler uM
Chestnut-sided Warbler cM
Magnolia Warbler cM
Cap May Warbler uM
Black-throated Blue Warbler rM
Yellow-rumped Warbler rW,cM
Black-throated Green Warbler cM kf--SP-07
Blackburnian Warbler fcM
Yellow-throated Warbler rM
Pine Warbler uM
Prairie Warbler rM
Palm Warbler cM
Bay-breasted Warbler cM
Blackpoll Warbler cM
Cerulean Warbler uM
Black-and-white Warbler fcM
Prothonotary Warbler rM
Worm-eating Warbler fcM
Ovenbird cM
Northern Waterthrush cM
Louisiana Waterthrush uM dls-SUM-07
Kentucky Warbler fcM
Connecticut Warbler uM
Mourning Warbler fcM
Common Yellowthroat fcM,?S
Hooded Warbler uM
Wilson's Warbler fcM
Canada Warbler fcM
Yellow-breasted Chat rM
Summer Tanager uM
Scarlet Tanager fcM
Northern Cardinal (b) cR e --W-07
Rose-breasted Grosbeak vrM
Blue Grosbeak rM
Lazuli Bunting vrM
Indigo Bunting cM kfs-SUM-07
Dickcissel vrM,?S
Eastern Towhee fcM,?S
Spotted Towhee rM
Chipping Sparrow (b) fcS
Clay-colored Sparrow vrM
Field Sparrow uM
Vesper Sparrow vrM
Savannah Sparrow vrM
Fox Sparrow uM
Song Sparrow rM,uS wet-SUM-07
Lincoln's Sparrow uM
Swamp Sparrow rM
White-throated Sparrow fcW,cM kf -- W-07
White-crowned Sparrow ?W,fcM
Dark-eyed Junco fcW e --W-07
Bobolink rM
Red-winged Blackbird (b) cS e -- W-07
Eastern Meadowlark uS
Rusty Blackbird rM
Brewer's Blackbird vrM
Common Grackle (b) rR,cS e -- W-07
Brown-headed Cowbird (b) cS
Orchard Oriole (b?) uM
Baltimore Oriole (b) cM
Purple Finch fcM kfs-SUM-07
House Finch (b) fcR kfs-SUM-07
Pine Siskin rM
American Goldfinch (b) cM,uS kfs--SP-07
Evening Grosbeak vrM
House Sparrow (b) cR kf -- W-07
Eurasian Tree Sparrow (b) uR

Status key and abbreviation
  • common------------------------------- c
  • fairly common------------------------ fc
  • uncommon----------------------------- u
  • rare------------------------------------- r
  • very rare (fewer than 4 sightings)--- vr
  • status not known----------------------- ?
  • migrant---------------------------------- M
  • summer resident------------------------ S
  • winter resident------------------------ W
  • year-round resident-------------------- R
  • visitor (resident in St. Louis,
    but not usually found in Forest Park----- V
  • has bred, is strongly suspected
    to have bred, or has attempted in nest
    in Forest Park park ----------------------- (b)
    Locations of Bob Corbett's sightings

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