Overwintering Species

The following bird species are normally here only in the summer, or on migration, but some individual birds occasionally overwinter here in small numbers.

See Gus Yaki’s Bird Date and Location Guide for details on each species.  Note that many waterfowl species on this list formerly overwintered regularly, but since the flood of 2005 they no longer do so.


Greater White-fronted Goose

Cackling Goose

Trumpeter Swan

Tundra Swan

Wood Duck


American Wigeon

Northern Pintail

Green-winged Teal


Ring-necked Duck

Lesser Scaup


Barrow’s Goldeneye

Hooded Merganser

Great Blue Heron

Northern Harrier

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Cooper’s Hawk

American Kestrel

Peregrine Falcon


Wilson’s Snipe

Glaucous Gull

Eurasian Collared-Dove

Mourning Dove

Belted Kingfisher

American Crow

Horned Lark

American Robin

Varied Thrush

Brown Thrasher

Cedar Waxwing

Cape May Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

American Tree Sparrow

Fox Sparrow

Song Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Harris’s Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Red-winged Blackbird

Western Meadowlark

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Rusty Blackbird

Brewer’s Blackbird

Common Grackle

Purple Finch

Pine Siskin

American Goldfinch


Source: Bird Date and Location Guide compiled by Gus Yaki.