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Bi r d er’s G u id e

to birds of Landa Park


Whether you’re a devoted birder or a casual observer, Landa Park is a great destination for bird watching. This scenic park provides nesting and feeding habitat for a large variety of bird species, both seasonally and year-round. The park’s 51 acres of green space include the Comal Springs, plants and groves of trees that support a great variety of birds, from yellow crowned night herons to red- shouldered hawks. Acknowledgements: This field checklist was created by Lynn Thompson of the Comal County Birders. Data compiled from eBird, Bill’s Earth and Comal County Birding records. Photo Credits: Dan Tharp

Photos on front: Great Blue Heron, Crested Caracara, Inca Dove Photo above: Red-shouldered Hawk and Chick Photos on back: Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Green Heron, Female Wood Duck

“ We are fortunate to live in an area that is part of several

migratory flyways, where there are abundant numbers of costal and shore birds, seasonal visitors from the south and west and many woodland species. Landa Park is a choice destination for any bird lover.

- Dan Tharp


Field Checklist to Birds of

Landa Park

Legend: X - recorded as seen, may not be common Spring FAMILY/SPECIES Blackbirds, Orioles and Grackles

____ Red-winged Blackbird ____ Common Grackle ____ Great-tailed Grackle ____ Brown-headed Cowbird

X X X X

Summer

Fall

Winter

X X X

X X

X X

X

____ Baltimore Oriole

Cardinals and Allies ____ Northern Cardinal ____ Indigo Bunting

X X

X

X

X

Caracaras and Falcons X X

____ Crested Caracara ____ American Kestrel

Chickadees and Titmice ____ Carolina Chickadee ____ Black-crested Titmouse

X X

X X

X X

X X

X

X X

X X X

X X

X X

X

X

X X X X X

Cormorants ____ Neotropical Cormorant ____ Double-crested Cormorant

X X

____ Anhinga

Ducks and Geese ____ Black-bellied Whistling Duck ____ Wood Duck ____ Blue-winged Teal

X X X

____ Northern Shoveler ____ Gadwall ____ Ring-necked Duck ____ Greater Scaup ____ Lesser Scaup

Total #


FAMILY/SPECIES Exotics and Non-migratory ____ Mallard ____ Muscovy ____ Egyptian Goose

Spring

Summer

Fall

Winter

X X X

X X X

X X X

X X X

X X

X

X X

X X X

X X

X

X

X

Finches ____ House Finch ____ Lesser Goldfinch ____ American Goldfinch

Flycatchers ____ Least Flycatcher ____ Eastern Phoebe

X

____ Great-crested Flycatcher ____ Couch’s Kingbird ____ Western Kingbird ____ Eastern Kingbird

X X

X X

Gnatcatcher ____ Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

X

X

X

X

X X

X X

X X

X X X

X X

X X

X

X X

Grebes ____ Least Grebe ____ Pied-billed Grebe

Herons and Egrets ____ Great Blue Heron ____ Great Egret ____ Green Heron ____ Black-crowned Night-Heron

X

____ Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Hummingbirds ____ Ruby-throated Hummingbird ____ Black-chinned Hummingbird

X X

Did you know? The Ruby-throated Hummingbird beat their wings 53 times a second.

X X

Total #


FAMILY/SPECIES Jays ____ Blue Jay

Spring

Summer

Fall

Winter

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X X

X X

X X

X X

X X

Kingfishers ____ Belted Kingfisher ____Green Kingfisher

Kinglets ____ Golden-crowned Kinglet ____ Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Kites, Eagles and Hawks ____ Cooper’s Hawk ____ Red-shouldered Hawk

X X

X

Mockingbirds X

X

X

X X

X X

X X

X X

X X

X

X

X

X

X

X

____ Hermit Thrush ____ Northern Mockingbird

New World Vultures ____ Black Vulture ____ Turkey Vulture

Nightjars ____ Common Nighthawk

Old World Sparrow ____ House Sparrow

Osprey ____ Osprey

X

X

Owls ____ Great Horned Owl ____ Barred Owl

X X

X X

X X

X X

X X X X

X X X X

X X X X

X X X X

Pigeons and Doves ____ Rock Pigeon ____ White-winged Dove ____ Mourning Dove ____ Inca Dove

Total #


FAMILY/SPECIES Plovers ____ Killdeer

Spring

Summer

Fall

Winter

X

X

X

X

X

X X

Rails, Gallinules, and Coots ____ Common Moorhen ____ American Coot

X

X

Sandpipers ____ Spotted Sandpiper

X

X

Shrikes X

____ Loggerhead Shrike

Sparrows X

____ Chipping Sparrow

Starlings ____ European Starling

X

X

X X X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Swallows ____ Purple Martin ____ Tree Swallow ____ Barn Swallow

Tanagers ____ Summer Tanager

Vireos ____ White-eyed Vireo

X

____ Blue-headed Vireo ____ Red-eyed Vireo

X

X

Waxwings ____ Cedar Waxwings

X

Did you know? The Killdeer is the one most commonly seen

species of birds to perform the broken-wing distraction display. The broken-wing act is used to lure predators from their nest.

X

Total #


FAMILY/SPECIES Woodpeckers ____ Golden-fronted Woodpecker

Spring

Summer

Fall

Winter

X

X

X X X

X X

X X X X

X X X X X

____ Yellow-bellied Sapsucker ____ Ladder-backed Woodpecker ____ Downy Woodpecker ____ Northern Flicker

Wood-Warblers ____ Black-and-white Warbler

X

NOTES

X

Total #


For additional birding information visit

www.allaboutbirds.org

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