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Devils Tower National Monument

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Devils Tower, Wyoming



Seasons
S - Spring: March - May
S - Summer: June - August
F - Fall: September - November
W - Winter: December - February

Habitats
The habitats used by each bird species is listed in order from most used to least used.

p - Pine forest and woodland
d - Deciduous woodlands and thickets
g - Grasslands, savannahs, and edges
r - River and river banks
c - Cliffs, rocks, and bare slopes
a - Aerial: flying over all habitats

Abundance and Status
Abundance values are given for each species in each of the four seasons. A species common in one season may be rare or absent in another. Also, a species may occur within a season only at the very end or beginning of that season.

c - Common. High frequency of occurrence throughout suitable habitats. Excellent chance of observing this species.
f - Fairly common. Regularly found in suitable habitats. Good chance of observing this species.
u - Uncommon. Sarsely distributed through some or all of the monument. Fair chance of observing this species in suitable habitat.
o - Occasional. Bird seen only a few times a season and not every year. Fair to poor chance of observing this species.
r - Rare. Very few records exist for this species in this season. Of rare or irregular occurrence. Poor chance of observing bird.
I - Introduced. A species not native to the area.
* - Breeding. Secies breeds in the monument or within the immediate vicinity.


PELICANS AND CORMORANTS HABITAT S S F W ___ American White Pelican ar r - r - ___ Double-crested Cormorant* a r r r -
HERONS AND EGRETS HABITAT S S F W ___ Great Blue Heron* ard f f o - ___ Green Heron r r - - - ___ Black-crowned Night Heron rd - - r -
GEESE AND DUCKS HABITAT S S F W ___ Snow Goose ar r - r - ___ Canada Goose ar u - u r ___ Wood Duck* rd o o - - ___ Green-winged Teal r r - - - ___ Mallard* ra u o o r ___ Blue-winged Teal ra r o - - ___ Common Merganser ra u - - -
AMERICAN VULTURES HABITAT S S F W ___ Turkey Vulture* a f c f -
HAWKS AND EAGLES HABITAT S S F W ___ Osprey ar u o r r ___ Bald Eagle ar u r u c ___ Northern Harrier ag u o u r ___ Sharp-shinned Hawk apd u - o - ___ Cooper's Hawk* pad u u u r ___ Northern Goshawk* pa u u u o ___ Red-tailed Hawk* a f f f o ___ Ferruginous Hawk a r - - - ___ Rough-legged Hawk a - - - u ___ Golden Eagle ac u r o f
FALCONS HABITAT S S F W ___ American Kestrel* gadp f f u - ___ Merlin a r r - r ___ Peregrine Falcon ac r r r - ___ Prairie Falcon* acg f f f o
GROUSE, TURKEYS, & QUAIL HABITAT S S F W ___ Ring-necked Pheasant (I) gd o o o o ___ Sharp-tailed Grouse g - - - r ___ Wild Turkey*(I) cdg u u f u
CRANES HABITAT S S F W ___ Sandhill Crane a r - u -
PLOVERS HABITAT S S F W ___ Killdeer* rg o r - -
SANDPIPERS HABITAT S S F W ___ Spotted Sandpiper* r r r o -
GULLS & TERNS HABITAT S S F W ___ Ring-billed Gull - - r -
DOVES & PIGEONS HABITAT S S F W ___ Rock Dove*(I) cad c c c f ___ Mourning Dove* dga f c u -
CUCKOOS HABITAT S S F W ___ Yellow-billed Cuckoo d - r - -
TYPICAL OWLS HABITAT S S F W ___ Eastern Screech Owl* d o o o o ___ Great Horned Owl* pd u u u u ___ Long-eared Owl pd o o o o ___ Short-eared Owl ga - r - - ___ Northern Saw-whet Owl* pd o o o o
NIGHTJARS HABITAT S S F W ___ Common Nighthawk* apc o f o - ___ Common Poorwill* cgp o u o -
SWIFTS HABITAT S S F W ___ White-throated Swift* ac f c u -
HUMMINGBIRDS HABITAT S S F W ___ Broad-tailed Hummingbird dg - r - -
KINGFISHERS HABITAT S S F W ___ Belted Kingfisher* dr u u u o
WOODPECKERS HABITAT S S F W ___ Lewis' Woodpecker* dp u u f u ___ Red-headed Woodpecker* dp f c o r ___ Red-naped Sapsucker d - r u - ___ Williamson's Sapsucker p - - r - ___ Downy Woodpecker* dp u u u u ___ Hairy Woodpecker* pd f f f u ___ Black-backed Woodpecker* p o o o o ___ Northern Flicker* dp c c f u
TYRANT FLYCATCHERS HABITAT S S F W ___ Western Wood-Pewee* dp u c u - ___ Least Flycatcher d r o r - ___ Dusky Flycatcher pd r - - - ___ Cordilleran Flycatcher dp o r - - ___ Eastern Phoebe dg r - - - ___ Say's Phoebe* gd u u o - ___ Western Kingbird g o o o - ___ Eastern Kingbird* gd f c o -
LARKS HABITAT S S F W ___ Horned Lark g r - - r
SWALLOWS HABITAT S S F W ___ Tree Swallow ad u - - - ___ Violet-green Swallow* apd u f - - ___ Northern Rough-winged Swallow* agdc o o - - ___ Cliff Swallow* acg u f o - ___ Barn Swallow* agd u f u -
JAYS, MAGPIES & CROWS HABITAT S S F W ___ Gray Jay* pd f f f f ___ Steller's Jay p - - - r ___ Blue Jay* dp f f f f ___ Pinyon Jay* pda f f c c ___ Clark's Nutcracker pc - - r - ___ Black-billed Magpie dpg o r u o ___ American Crow* apdg f f c u
CHICKADEES HABITAT S S F W ___ Black-capped Chickadee* pd c c c c
NUTHATCHES HABITAT S S F W ___ Red-breasted Nuthatch* pd c c c c ___ White-breasted Nuthatch* dp c c c c ___ Pygmy Nuthatch p - r - -
CREEPERS HABITAT S S F W ___ Brown Creeper* pd u u u u
WRENS HABITAT S S F W ___ Rock Wren* c u u u - ___ Canyon Wren* c o o - r ___ House Wren* d f c f -
KINGLETS, BLUEBIRDS, AND THRUSHES HABITAT S S F W ___ Golden-crowned Kinglet pd r r r - ___ Ruby-crowned Kinglet pd o o u - ___ Eastern Bluebird gd r - r - ___ Mountain Bluebird* gpd f c f r ___ Townsend's Solitaire* pd f f c f ___ Veery d r r - - ___ Swainson's Thrush dp o - u - ___ American Robin* dpg c c c o
THRASHERS HABITAT S S F W ___ Gray Catbird d o o o - ___ Brown Thrasher* d o o o -
PIPITS HABITAT S S F W ___ American Pipit gr r - r -
WAXWINGS HABITAT S S F W ___ Bohemian Waxwing adp o - o u ___ Cedar Waxwing* ad o u u -
SHRIKES HABITAT S S F W ___ Northern Shrike gd r - o o ___ Loggerhead Shrike gd r r r -
STARLINGS HABITAT S S F W ___ European Starling*(I) dg u f f o
VIREOS HABITAT S S F W ___ Solitary Vireo* pd f f r - ___ Warbling Vireo* dp u u r - ___ Red-eyed Vireo* dp c c r -
WARBLERS, SPARROWS, & BLACKBIRDS HABITAT S S F W ___ Tennessee Warbler d r - - - ___ Orange-crowned Warbler d r r u - ___ Yellow Warbler* d f c - - ___ Yellow-rumped Warbler* pd f c f - ___ Blackpoll Warbler d o - r - ___ American Redstart d r o - - ___ Ovenbird* dp u u - - ___ MacGillivray's Warbler d - r r - ___ Common Yellowthroat* d u u o - ___ Hooded Warbler - r - - ___ Wilson's Warbler d r - o - ___ Yellow-breasted Chat* d u u - - ___ Western Tanager* pd u f u - ___ Rose-breasted Grosbeak d o r o - ___ Black-headed Grosbeak* d u f - - ___ Lazuli Bunting* dg r o - - ___ Indigo Bunting d - r - - ___ Dickcissel g - r - - ___ Rufous-sided Towhee* d f f u - ___ American Tree Sparrow dg f - f c ___ Chipping Sparrow* pdg u c f - ___ Clay-colored Sparrow gdp f - u - ___ Brewer's Sparrow g - - r - ___ Field Sparrow gd - - r - ___ Vesper Sparrow* g o o o - ___ Lark Sparrow* gdp u f - - ___ Lark Bunting g - r - - ___ Savannah Sparrow g r - r - ___ Song Sparrow* d u u o - ___ Lincoln's Sparrow d r - u - ___ Swamp Sparrow r - - - ___ White-throated Sparrow dg r - r - ___ White-crowned Sparrow dg o r u r ___ Harris' Sparrow dg - - - r ___ Dark-eyed Junco* pdg f u f c ___ Red-winged Blackbird* dga f u u - ___ Western Meadowlark* g f f f - ___ Yellow-headed Blackbird g - - r - ___ Brewer's Blackbird* gd u c f - ___ Common Grackle* dg u c - - ___ Brown-headed Cowbird* gdpa c c - - ___ Orchard Oriole d r o - - ___ Bullock's Oriole* d u f - - ___ Baltimore Oriole d r - - -
FINCHES HABITAT S S F W ___ Gray-crowned Rosy Finch gcp u - u u ___ Pine Grosbeak p - - - r ___ Cassin's Finch* pd u u u u ___ House Finch - r - r ___ Red Crossbill* pda c c c c ___ White-winged Crossbill p - r - - ___ Common Redpoll gd - - - o ___ Pine Siskin* pgd f c f o ___ American Goldfinch* gd u f u o ___ Evening Grosbeak* pd u o u u
WEAVER FINCHES HABITAT S S F W ___ House Sparrow*(I) g o o r r

List compiled by George L. San Miguel (1997)

Very rare or unconfirmed records:

Canvasback                          Burrowing Owl
Swainson's Hawk                     Common Raven (extirpated)
Sage Grouse                         Sage Thrasher
Passenger Pigeon (extinct)          Gray Vireo               
Black-and-white Warbler

Record all rare, occasional, and unlisted birds with the following information and give it to a park ranger.
Bird seen:
Date:
Time:
Seen in monument?  Yes or No
Location:
Binoculars used? - what kind:
Bird book used? - which one:
Distance from bird:
Length of time observed:
Habitat:
Describe bird: 
  (Include color, shape, and markings on 
   head, bill, chest, back, feet, and tail)
Prior experience with this species:
Additional comments:
Your name:
Address:
Telephone number:

Devils Tower National Monument is administered by the National Park Service. For more information contact:
                  Devils Tower National Monument
                  P.O. Box 10
                  Devils Tower, WY 82714-0010
                  Telephone: 307/467-5283
This resource is based on the following source:
San Miguel, G.L.  1997.  Bird checklist of Devils Tower National 
     Monument.  National Park Service.  7 pages.
This resource should be cited as:
San Miguel, G.L.  1997.  Bird checklist of Devils Tower National 
     Monument.  National Park Service.  7 pages.  Jamestown, ND: 
     Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online. 
     http://www.npwrc.usgs.govdevil.htm   
     (Version 22MAY98).

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