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Birding at QBG

With 39 acres of habitats that include woodlands, wetlands and meadows, QBG is a wonderful place for birding.  We offer bird walks throughout the year -- find out more on the Calendar of Events.

Partial list of resident and migrating birds spotted at the Garden: 

  • American goldfinch, Carduelis tristis
  • American kestrel, Falco sparverius
  • American redstart, Setophaga ruticilla
  • American robin, Turdus migratorius
  • American tree sparrow, Spizella arborea
  • American woodcock, Scolopax minor
  • Baltimore oriole, Icterus galbula
  • Barn swallow, Hirundo rustica
  • Black-and-white warbler, Mniotilta varia
  • Black-crowned night heron, Nycticorax nycticorax
  • Black-throated blue warbler, Dendroica caerulescens
  • Black-capped chickadee, Poecile atricapilla
  • Blacburnian warbler, Dendroica fusca
  • Blackpoll warbler, Dendroica striata
  • Blue-gray gnatcatcher, Polioptila caerulea
  • Blue jay, Cyanocitta cristata
  • Bobolink, Dolichonyx oryzivorus
  • Brown-headed cowbird, Molothrus ater
  • Brown thrasher, Toxostoma rufum
  • Canada goose, Branta candensis
  • Canada warbler, Wilsonia canadensis
  • Cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis
  • Carolina wren, Thryothorus ludovicianus
  • Cape May warbler, Dendroica tigrina
  • Cedar waxwing, Bombycilla cedrorum
  • Chipping sparrow, Spizella passerina
  • Common grackle, Quiscalus quiscula
  • Common yellowthroat, Geothlypis trichas
  • Dark-eyed junco, Junco hyemalis
  • Downy woodpecker, Picoides pubescens
  • Eastern kingbird, Tyrannus tyrannus
  • Eastern phoebe, Sayornis phoebe
  • Eastern towhee, Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  • European starling, Sturnus vulgaris
  • Field sparrow, Spizella pusilla
  • Golden-crowned kinglet, Regulus satrapa
  • Gray catbird, Dumetella carolinensis
  • Great egret, Ardea alba
  • Hairy woodpecker, Picoides villosus
  • Hermit thrush, Catharus guttatus
  • Hooded warbler, Wilsonia citrina
  • House finch (and yellow variant), Carpodacus mexicanus
  • House sparrow, Passer domesticus
  • Indigo bunting, Passerina cyanea
  • Killdeer, Charadrius vociferus
  • Magnolia warbler, Dendroica magnolia
  • Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos
  • Mourning dove, Zenaida macroura
  • Nashville warbler, Vermivora ruficapilla
  • Northern mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos
  • Northern flicker, Colaptes auratus
  • Northern parula, Parula americana
  • Palm warbler, Dendroica palmarum
  • Red-bellied woodpecker, Melanerpes carolinus
  • Red-eyed Vireo, Vireo olivaceus
  • Red-tailed hawk, Buteo jamaicensis
  • Red-winged blackbird, Agelaius phoeniceus
  • Ring-necked pheasant, Phasianus colchicus
  • Rock dove (feral pigeon), Columba livia
  • Ruby-crowed kinglet, Regulus calendula
  • Ruby-throated hummingbird, Archilochus olubris
  • Scarlet tanager, Piranga olivacea
  • Solitary sandpiper, Tringa solitaria
  • Song sparrow, Melospiza melodia
  • Tufted Titmouse, Baeolophus bicolor
  • Turkey vulture, Cathartes aura
  • White-breasted nuthatch, Sitta carolinensis
  • White-throated sparrow, Zonotrichia albicollis
  • Wood duck, Aix sponsa
  • Yellow warbler, Dendroica petechia
  • Yellow-bellied sapsucker, Sphyrapicus varius
  • Yellow-rumped warbler, Dendroica coronata


Photos: Shari Romar



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