Vintage Kansas - A Celebration of Kansas City Past! Birds of the Kansas City Region by Harry Harris
By Harry Harris
Associate Member American Ornithologists Union
The Cardinal.
The Chimney Swift.
The Screech Owl.
The Scarlet Tanager.
The Black Tern.
The Carolina Wren.
The Red-Eyed Vireo.

     Very common summer resident; rather rare but regular winter resident.

The Bluebird.


     Bluebirds have been seen in and near the city during the coldest periods of seven of the last thirteen winters.  The first spring migrants arrive usually in the second week of February, and by the 20th or 25th are common.  The bulk of the migrants pass through during the first two weeks of March.  Flocks of southbound migrants have been noted as early as September 18th, but the largest flocks are seen about a month later.


The Barn Swallow. The Bluebird. The House Wren. The Mourning Dove.

Birds of the Kansas City Region

The Prothonotary Warbler.
The Blue Jay.
The Wood Thrush.
The Brown Creeper.
The Warbling Vireo.
The Purple Martin.
The Robin.

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