Birds of Monticello Park

Species Index

Monticello Park is best known for its migrating birds. Below are links to detailed accounts of 128 migrant and resident species seen at the park. Each account features: the common name; the scientific name; the early and late spring dates (where applicable); the best dates to see the species at Monticello in the spring (where applicable); a brief description of the bird at Monticello in the spring and the fall; where to see it in the park; a physical description, with photos; a description of the vocalizations with a link to audio; notes about the species; the origin of the common, genus, and species names; and video of the species.

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American Redstart, Setophaga ruticilla

Bay-breasted Warbler, Setophaga castanea

Black-and-white Warbler, Mniotilta varia

Black-throated Blue Warbler, Setophaga caerulescens

Black-throated Green Warbler, Setophaga virens

Blackburnian Warbler, Setophaga fusca

Blackpoll Warbler, Setophaga striata

Blue-winged Warbler, Vermivora cyanoptera

Canada Warbler, Cardellina canadensis

Cape May Warbler, Setophaga tigrina

Cerulean Warbler, Setophaga cerulea

Chestnut-sided Warbler, Setophaga pensylvanica

Common Yellowthroat, Geothlypis trichas

Connecticut Warbler, Oporornis agilis

Golden-winged Warbler, Vermivora chrysoptera

Hooded Warbler, Setophaga citrina

Kentucky Warbler, Geothlypis formosa

Louisiana Waterthrush, Parkesia motacilla

Magnolia Warbler, Setophaga magnolia

Mourning Warbler, Geothlypis philadelphia

Nashville Warbler, Oreothlypis ruficapilla

Northern Parula, Setophaga americana

Northern Waterthrush, Parkesia noveboracensis

Orange-crowned Warbler, Oreothlypis celata

Ovenbird, Seiurus aurocapilla

Palm Warbler, Setophaga palmarum

Pine Warbler, Setophaga pinus

Prairie Warbler, Setophaga discolor

Prothonotary Warbler, Protonotaria citrea

Tennessee Warbler, Oreothlypis peregrina

Wilson's Warbler, Cardellina pusilla

Worm-eating Warbler, Helmitheros vermivorum

Yellow Warbler, Setophaga petechia

Yellow-rumped Warbler, Setophaga coronata

Yellow-throated Warbler, Setophaga dominica

Cardinals, Chats, Grosbeaks, and Tanagers

Blue Grosbeak, Passerina caerulea

Indigo Bunting, Passerina cyanea

Northern Cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis

Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Pheucticus ludovicianus

Scarlet Tanager, Piranga olivacea

Summer Tanager, Piranga rubra

Yellow-breasted Chat, Icteria virens

Blackbirds and Orioles

Baltimore Oriole, Icterus galbula

Orchard Oriole, Icterus spurius

Brown-headed Cowbird, Molothrus ater

Common Grackle, Quiscalus quiscula


Dark-eyed Junco, Junco hyemalis

Eastern Towhee, Pipilo erythrophthalmus

Chipping Sparrow, Spizella passerina

Field Sparrow, Spizella pusilla

Fox Sparrow, Passerella iliaca

Lincoln's Sparrow, Melospiza lincolnii

Song Sparrow, Melospiza melodia

Swamp Sparrow, Melospiza georgiana

White-crowned Sparrow, Zonotrichia leucophrys

White-throated Sparrow, Zonotrichia albicollis


American Goldfinch, Spinus tristis

House Finch, Haemorhous mexicanus

Purple Finch, Haemorhous purpureus

Mimic Thrushes

Brown Thrasher, Toxostoma rufum

Gray Catbird, Dumetella carolinensis

Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos


American Robin, Turdus migratorius

Eastern Bluebird, Sialia sialis

Grey-cheeked / Bicknell's Thrush, Catharus minimus / Catharus bicknelli

Hermit Thrush, Catharus guttatus

Swainson's Thrush, Catharus ustulatus

Veery, Catharus fuscescens

Wood Thrush, Hylocichla mustelina


Golden-crowned Kinglet, Regulus satrapa

Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Regulus calendula


Carolina Wren, Thryothorus ludovicianus

House Wren, Troglodytes aedon

Winter Wren, Troglodytes hiemalis


White-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta carolinensis

Red-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta canadensis


Carolina Chickadee, Poecile carolinensis

Tufted Titmouse, Baeolophus bicolor


American Crow, Corvus brachyrhynchos

Blue Jay, Cyanocitta cristata

Fish Crow, Corvus ossifragus

Common Raven, Corvus corax


Blue-headed Vireo, Vireo solitarius

Philadelphia Vireo, Vireo philadelphicus

Red-eyed Vireo, Vireo olivaceus

Warbling Vireo, Vireo gilvus

White-eyed Vireo, Vireo griseus

Yellow-Throated Vireo, Vireo flavifrons


Acadian Flycatcher, Empidonax virescens

Eastern Kingbird, Tyrannus tyrannus

Eastern Phoebe, Sayornis phoebe

Eastern Wood-Pewee, Contopus virens

Great Crested Flycatcher, Myiarchus crinitus

Olive-sided Flycatcher, Contopus cooperi


Downy Woodpecker, Picoides pubescens

Hairy Woodpecker, Picoides villosus

Northern Flicker, Colaptes auratus

Pileated Woodpecker, Dryocopus pileatus

Red-bellied Woodpecker, Melanerpes carolinus

Red-headed Woodpecker, Melanerpes erythrocephalus

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Sphyrapicus varius


Barred Owl, Strix Varia

Eastern Screech Owl, Megascops asio


Black-billed Cuckoo, Coccyzus erythropthalmus

Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Coccyzus americanus


Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Broad-winged Hawk, Buteo platypterus

Cooper's Hawk, Accipiter cooperii

Merlin, Falco columbarius

Mississippi Kite, Ictinia mississippiensis

Osprey, Pandion haliaetus

Red-shouldered Hawk, Buteo lineatus

Red-tailed Hawk, Buteo jamaicensis

Sharp-shinned Hawk, Accipiter striatus


Black Vulture, Coragyps atratus

Turkey Vulture, Cathartes aura

Non-native Species

House Sparrow, Passer domesticus

European Starling, Sturnus vulgaris

Other Birds

American Woodcock, Scolopax minor

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Molothrus ater

Brown Creeper, Certhia americana

Cedar Waxwing, Bombycilla cedrorum

Chimney Swift, Chaetura pelagica

Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos

Mourning Dove, Zenaida macroura

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Archilochus colubris

Wild Turkey, Meleagris gallopavo

Wood Duck, Aix sponsa