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; somewhat rare winter resident.

Mourning Doves.


     The Mourning Dove is found everywhere in the county, arriving generally from the first week to the last week in March and leaving in October and November.  Single birds and flocks of from three to six have been found wintering here during the last five winters.

     They lay their two eggs early in May and raise two and sometimes three broods.  A nest is occasionally found containing three or four eggs, when two females use the same nest.  The nest is a makeshift affair and may be found on top of horizontal limbs, low down or high up, in forks, on stumps, in vines, and even on the bare ground.

     The Dove builds its nest in the city in favorable localities, such as the Country Club and Rockhill regions, Cliff Drive, Swope Park, and all the cemeteries.

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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