Cascade River


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Birds at Cascade River State Park (SP) in Minnesota. Published by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR).

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Birds of Cascade River State Park Sp Su Fa Wi ❏ Blue Jay C C C C ❏ American Crow C C C C ❏ Common Raven C C C C ❏ Horned Lark U C ❏ Tree Swallow O O O ❏ Black-capped Chickadee C C C C ❏ Boreal Chickadee O U O ❏ Red-breasted Nuthatch C C C C ❏ White-breasted Nuthatch O O O ❏ Brown Creeper U U U ❏ Winter Wren U U U ❏ Golden-crowned Kinglet C U C ❏ Ruby-crowned Kinglet C U C ❏ Eastern Bluebird O O O ❏ Veery C C U ❏ Swainson’s Thrush U U U ❏ Hermit Thrush C C C ❏ American Robin C C C O ❏ Northern Mockingbird O ❏ American Pipit U ❏ Bohemian Waxwing U U U ❏ Cedar Waxwing C C C ❏ Tennessee Warbler U U ❏ Orange-crowned Warbler O O ❏ Nashville Warbler C C C ❏ Northern Parula C C C ❏ Chestnut-sided Warbler C C C ❏ Magnolia Warbler C C C ❏ Yellow-rumped Warbler C C C ❏ Black-throated Green Warbler C C C ❏ Blackburnian Warbler U U U ❏ Pine Warbler O O O ❏ Palm Warbler C C ❏ Bay-breasted Warbler U O U ❏ Blackpoll Warbler U U ❏ Black-and-white Warbler C C C Birds of Cascade River State Park Sp Su Fa Wi ❏ American Redstart C C C ❏ Ovenbird C C C C C C ❏ Mourning Warbler ❏ Common Yellowthroat C C C ❏ Wilson’s Warbler U U ❏ Canada Warbler C C C ❏ Scarlet Tanager U U U ❏ American Tree Sparrow C C ❏ Chipping Sparrow C C C ❏ Clay-colored Sparrow U U U ❏ Vesper Sparrow R ❏ Savannah Sparrow U U U ❏ Fox Sparrow U U ❏ Song Sparrow C C C ❏ Lincoln’s Sparrow U U ❏ White-throated Sparrow C C C ❏ Harris’s Sparrow U U ❏ White-crowned Sparrow U U ❏ Dark-eyed Junco C U C ❏ Lapland Longspur U C ❏ Snow Bunting C ❏ Rose-breasted Grosbeak C C C ❏ Indigo Bunting U U U ❏ Red-winged Blackbird U U ❏ Rusty Blackbird O ❏ Pine Grosbeak U U U ❏ Purple Finch C O C U ❏ Red Crossbill O O O O ❏ White-winged Crossbill O O O O U C C ❏ Common Redpoll ❏ Hoary Redpoll O O ❏ Pine Siskin U O U U ❏ American Goldfinch C C C O O O ❏ Evening Grosbeak February 2008 CASCADE RIVER STATE PARK ✓ BIRD Checklist Date:__________________________________________ Weather:_______________________________________ ________________________________________________ Observers:_____________________________________ ________________________________________________ Notes:__________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Division of Parks & Recreation DNR Web Site: Birding Opportunities at Cascade River State Park Cascade River State Park stretches for five miles along the North Shore of Lake Superior. The park contains over 2800 acres, most of which are heavily wooded. The park is excellent for boreal forest warblers. Twenty species have been recorded and most of these breed within the park. The lakeshore is a reliable spot to observe raptors, water birds and waterfowl. The first record of harlequin duck in Minnesota was recorded at the mouth of the Cascade River. The rufous hummingbird, a casual species in Minnesota, has been recorded on two different occasions in the park, July 1985 and again in July 1999. Season and Abundance Key The seasons in the checklist are defined as follows: Sp (Spring) = March, April, May Su (Summer) = June, July Fa (Fall) = August, September, October, November Wi (Winter) = December, January, February Abundance codes are defined as follows: C = Common — present, relatively easy to find U = Uncommon — observed, may be difficult to find O = Occasional — may or may not be present in any year R = Rare — has occurred at least once, may or may not be expected to recur The names and taxonomic arrangement of species follows that of the Checklist of the Birds of Minnesota (January, 2006), prepared by the Minnesota Ornithological Records Committee. This checklist contains the names of all birds that have been documented in the park by reliable observers. It was constructed by Robert B. Janssen, Jerry Bonkoski, and the MN DNR-Division of Parks & Recreation using observations of the above, park staff and other observers, as well as Minnesota Ornithologist’s Union records and data contained in research reports. If you are interested in the specific sources used for a particular park, contact the Parks Division Resource Management Program Coordinator by telephone at 651-259-5594 or by mail at MN DNR-Parks, 500 Lafayette Road, Box 39, St. Paul, MN 55155-4039. “Equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from programs of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is available to all individuals regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, age, sexual orientation, membership or activity in a local commission, or disability. Discrimination inquires should be sent to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155-4031; or the Equal Opportunity Office, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C. 20240.” This document is available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 651-297-1158. Copyright 2008 State of Minnesota, Department of Natural Resources. Birds of Cascade River State Park Sp Su Fa Wi U U ❏ Canada Goose ❏ American Black Duck O O ❏ Mallard U U ❏ Green-winged Teal U U ❏ Greater Scaup U U ❏ Lesser Scaup U U R ❏ King Eider ❏ Harlequin Duck R R R ❏ Surf Scoter U U ❏ White-winged Scoter U U ❏ Black Scoter U U ❏ Long-tailed Duck U U U ❏ Bufflehead U U ❏ Common Goldeneye C C ❏ Common Merganser U U U ❏ Red-breasted Merganser U U U ❏ Ruffed Grouse C C C C ❏ Common Loon C C C ❏ Pied-billed Grebe U U ❏ Horned Grebe C U ❏ Red-necked Grebe C U ❏ Eared Grebe R R R ❏ Double-crested Cormorant C C ❏ Turkey Vulture U U U ❏ Osprey U U U ❏ Bald Eagle C C C U ❏ Northern Harrier O O ❏ Sharp-shinned Hawk U C ❏ Broad-winged Hawk U U C ❏ Red-tailed Hawk U U U O ❏ Rough-legged Hawk U U O O O ❏ Golden Eagle ❏ American Kestrel U U U ❏ Merlin U U U ❏ Peregrine Falcon O O O Birds of Cascade River State Park Sp Su Fa Wi ❏ Killdeer U U U U U U ❏ Spotted Sandpiper ❏ Lesser Yellowlegs O O ❏ Whimbrel O ❏ Dunlin O O ❏ Wilson’s Snipe U U ❏ American Woodcock U U U ❏ Ring-billed Gull U U U ❏ Herring Gull C C C C ❏ Mourning Dove O O O ❏ Barred Owl O O O O ❏ Great Gray Owl O ❏ Boreal Owl O ❏ Northern Saw-whet Owl O O O ❏ Common Nighthawk U U ❏ Whip-poor-will U U U ❏ Ruby-throated Hummingbird C C C ❏ Rufous Hummingbird R ❏ Belted Kingfisher U U U ❏ Yellow-bellied Sapsucker U U U ❏ Downy Woodpecker C C C C C C C C ❏ Hairy Woodpecker ❏ Three-toed Woodpecker R O R ❏ Black-backed Woodpecker O O O O ❏ Northern Flicker C C C ❏ Pileated Woodpecker U U U U ❏ Alder Flycatcher U U U ❏ Least Flycatcher C C C ❏ Eastern Phoebe C C C ❏ Eastern Kingbird O O O ❏ Northern Shrike U U U ❏ Blue-headed Vireo U U U U O U ❏ Philadelphia Vireo ❏ Red-eyed Vireo C C C ❏ Gray Jay U U U U

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