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.

CHAETURA PELAGICA (Linn.) Chimney Swift.
     Very common summer resident.


The forerunners of the hosts of migrating Chimney Swift arrive between the 11th and 18th of April.  Some exceptionally early dates are:  April 8, 1900, March 20, 1903, March 30, 1913, and March 15, 1913.

     The southward moving flocks pass from late in August to early October.  During this period the Swifts resort to common roosts and may be seen circling in immense funnel-shaped flocks over large chimneys and about towers, such as several of the public school buildings, the Calvary Baptist Church and the old power-house stack at 8th Street and Woodland.

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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