Red-Shouldered Hawk has been a regular visitor this year. Photo Credit: Tom Raub

Park Bird List

Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Turkey Vulture
Canada Goose
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Coopers Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Virginia Rail
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Solitary Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Wilsons Snipe
American Woodcock
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Black-billed Cuckoo
Great Horned Owl
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Willow Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Kingbird
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Blue Jay
American crow
Fish Crow
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
Bank Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Marsh Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
American Pipit
Cedar Waxwing
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Pine Warbler
Palm Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Northern Waterthrush
Connecticut Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Wilsons Warbler
Canada Warbler
Eastern Towhee
American Tree Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Henslows Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincolns Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
Purple Finch
House Finch
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow


Migrating Birds Need Our Park
"Places like the Strasburg Community Park are important stopovers during bird migration. Declining bird numbers are attributed to habitat loss on their wintering and breeding grounds, but mortality during migration is very high and places with multi habitats like this park provide food, water and shelter for birds that have flown 100's or more miles during the night in migration and need to refuel and rest. The majority of the birds on this list are migrants passing through and stopping for the day or several days. This park provides a microcosm of their preferred habitat that affords them the necessary sustenance to continue."
- Local birder, Tom Raub

Nesting Birds Use Our Park
Among the birds observed nesting in the park are
Eastern Bluebird, American Robin Tree Swallow, Goldfinch, Mallard, Red-winged Blackbird, Baltimore Oriole, Swamp Sparrow,
About a dozen bluebird nest boxes are placed in the park. Tree swallows use these sometimes also, and in the winter, the fieldmice find a warm spot inside. Make your own website