Birds

Birds at the Sanctuary

* indicates birds known to breed in the Sanctuary

Loons

  • Common Loon *

Grebes

  • Pied-billed Grebe *
  • Horned Grebe *
  • Red-necked Grebe *
  • Eared Grebe

Bitterns

  • American Bittern

Herons

  • Great Blue Heron

Swans

  • Tundra Swan

Geese

  • Canada Goose *

Ducks

  • Green-winged Teal *
  • Mallard *
  • Northern Pintail *
  • Blue-winged Teal *
  • Cinnamon Teal *
  • Northern Shoveler
  • American Wigeon
  • Canvasback *
  • Redhead *
  • Ring-necked Duck
  • Lesser Scaup *
  • Common Goldeneye *
  • Bufflehead *
  • Ruddy Duck *

Eagles

  • Bald Eagle

Harriers

  • Northern Harrier

Hawks

  • Sharp-shinned Hawk
  • Copper’s Hawk *
  • Northern Goshawk
  • Broad-winged Hawk *
  • Red-tailed Hawk *

Falcons

  • Merlin

Pheasants

  • Ring-necked pheasant *

Grouse

  • Ruffed Grouse
  • Sharp-tailed Grouse

Rails

  • Sora *

Coots

  • American Coot *

Plovers

  • Killdeer

Sandpipers

  • Lesser Yellowlegs *
  • Solitary Sandpiper
  • Spotted Sandpiper
  • Long-billed Dowitcher

Snipes

  • Common Snipe *

Phalaropes

  • Wilson’s Phalarope

Gulls

  • Franklin’s Gull
  • California Gull

Terns

  • Common Tern
  • Black Tern

Pigeons

  • Mourning Dove

Cuckoos

  • Black-billed Cuckoo *

Owls

  • Great Horned Owl *
  • Snowy Owl
  • Northern Hawk Owl
  • Great Grey Owl
  • Barred Owl
  • Northern Saw-whet Owl *
  • Common Nighthawk

Hummingbirds

  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird *

Kingfishers

  • Belted Kingfisher

Woodpeckers

  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker *
  • Downy Woodpecker *
  • Hairy Woodpecker *
  • Northern Flicker*
  • Pileated Woodpecker*

Flycatchers

  • Olive-sided Flycatcher *
  • Western Wood-Pewee *
  • Alder Flycatcher *
  • Least Flycatcher *
  • Eastern Phoebe
  • Eastern Kingbird *

Swallows

  • Purple Martin *
  • Tree Swallow *
  • Northern Rough-winged Swallow
  • Bank Swallow
  • Cliff Swallow
  • Barn Swallow*  

Jays

  • Gray Jay
  • Blue Jay
  • Clark’s Nutcracker

Magpies

  • Black-billed Magpie

Crows

  • American Crow *
  • Common Raven

Titmice

  • Black-capped Chickadee *
  • Boreal Chickadee *

Nuthatches

  • Red-breasted Nuthatch *
  • White-breasted Nuthatch *

Creepers

  • Brown Creeper

Wrens

  • House Wren
  • Marsh Wren *

Kinglets

  • Golden-crowned Kinglet

Bluebirds

  • Mountain Bluebird

Thrushes

  • Hermit Thrush *
  • American Robin *

Waxwings

  • Bohemian Waxwing
  • Cedar Waxwing *

Shrikes

  • Northern Shrike

Starlings

  • European Starling *

Vireos

  • Warbling Vireo

Warblers

  • Tennessee Warbler
  • Yellow Warbler *
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler *
  • Palm Warbler
  • Common Yellowthroat

Sparrows

  • American Tree Sparrow
  • Chipping Sparrow *
  • Clay-coloured Sparrow *
  • Vesper Sparrow
  • Savannah Sparrow *
  • Le Conte’s Sparrow *
  • Fox Sparrow
  • Song Sparrow *
  • Lincoln’s Sparrow *
  • White-throated Sparrow *
  • White-crowned Sparrow
  • Harris’ Sparrow
  • Snow Bunting
  • Dark-eyed Junco *

Blackbirds

  • Red-winged Blackbird *
  • Yellow-headed Blackbird *
  • Brown-headed Cowbird *
  • Northern Oriole *

“Winter” Finches

  • Pine Grosbeak
  • Purple Finch *
  • White-winged Crossbill
  • Red Crossbill
  • Common Redpoll
  • Pine Siskin
  • Evening Grosbeak

The Clifford E. Lee Nature Sanctuary is a protected area in Parkland County with four hiking trails that are perfect for all ages to enjoy wildlife watching.