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.

VIREOSYLVA OLIVACEA (Linn.). Red-Eyed Vireo.
     Common summer resident.

The Red-Eyed Vireo.


     The Red-eyed Vireo arrives regularly during the last four days of April and leaves during the last week of September.  It is our commonest vireo and comes freely into the wooded sections of the city to breed.  One pair even yet comes to nest in a thicket on the ledge in Penn Valley Park, a few blocks from the Union Station.  Red-eyed Vireos are numerous in and about Swope Park, in some of the cemeteries, in the wooded sections bordering the Country Club and other districts within the city and along the bluffs.  The nesting season begins about the second week in May.


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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