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Birds of the Thurston Nature Center

The original list of 82 birds of the Thurston Nature Center (TNC) was compiled by Diana Dyer and included in the TNC brochure prepared by Mike Conboy in 1996. In 2009, Sarah Toner updated the list.  Click on the name of each bird to see more information.

Year Round Residents

American Crow
American Goldfinch
Black-capped Chickadee
Blue Jay
Cardinal
Cedar Waxwing
Downy Woodpecker
European Starling
House Sparrow
House Finch
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch

Regular Summer Residents (nesting and/or feeding)

American Robin
Baltimore Oriole
Barn Swallow
Brown-headed Cowbird
Brown Thrasher
Canada Goose
Carolina Wren
(added 11/2009)
Catbird
Chimney Swift
Chipping Sparrow
Common Grackle
Common Nighthawk
Common Yellowthroat
Eastern Wood-Pewee
(added 11/2009)
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Green Heron
House Wren
Killdeer
Mallard Duck
 
Northern Flicker
Red-winged Blackbird
Ring-billed Gull
Rough-wing Swallow
Song Sparrow
Tree Swallow
Warbling Vireo
Yellow Warbler

Regular Winter Migrants

American Tree Sparrow
Common Redpoll
Dark-eyed Junco

Red-breasted Nuthatch
 

Occasional Visitors/Migrants

American Woodcock
Bay-breasted Warbler
Belted Kingfisher
Black and White Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blue-winged Teal
Brown Creeper
Double-crested Cormorant
Eastern Kingbird
Eastern Towhee
(added 11/2009)
Eastern Wood Peewee
Greater Yellowleg
Hairy Woodpecker
Herring Gull
Hooded Merganser
Lesser Yellowlegs
Nashville Warbler
Northern Water Thrush
Osprey
Palm Warbler
Pied-billed Grebe
Purple Martin
Red-eyed Vireo
Red-tailed Hawk

Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Solitary Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Swainson's Thrush
Trumpeter Swan (added 2008)
Turkey Vulture
Veery
White-throated Sparrow
Wilson's Warbler
Wood Duck
Wood Thrush
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (added 11/2009)
Yellow-rumped Warbler

Please note this list is not all-inclusive. Regular visits to the Nature Center and/or unusual conditions often provide the opportunity to see something new!

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Trumpeter Swans

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Heron

 

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Common Grackle

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Mallards

 
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Wren House

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Wren House