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 GILVA GILVA (Vieillot).  Warbling Vireo.
     Common migrant and not uncommon summer resident.

The Warbling Vireo.


     The Warbling Vireo rarely arrives in numbers before the first week of may though singing males are occasionally heard as early as the middle of April.  It leaves for the south during the first two weeks of September.

     During migration Warbling Vireos may be found in wooded places in every part of the county but in summer they seem to prefer the bluff regions and neighboring territory.  They are heard singing during the nesting season about Independence, Courtney, Atherton and Sibley and in the Missouri and lower Blue Valleys.  They have been found nesting in Fairmount Park.


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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