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McConnell Air Force Base

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Wichita, Kansas


McCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE

The 22nd Air Refueling Wing, under Air Mobility Command, currently operates 48 KC-135 Stratotankers, supporting worldwide aerial refueling and airlift operations. This provides Global Reach for troops, equipment and supplies, and supports global contingency and conventional operations.

McConnell Air Force Base traces its origin to the interests of Wichita citizens in the aviation industry. Originally the Wichita Municipal Airport, the site's first military use was by the Kansas Air National Guard in 1941. It has been home to an Air Force Materiel Center, the 350th Air Combat Crew Training Wing and the Strategic Air Command and Tactical Air Command wings. The 381st Strategic Missile Wing operated 18 Titan ICBM sites from 1960 to 1986. Air refueling operations began in 1971. In the mid-1980's, the base was selected to receive KC-135 and B-1B aircraft. Currently the Kansas Air National Guard flies 10 B-1B Lancers out of McConnell.

Military mission requirements preclude access by the general public except on special days or with prior coordination. Please contact the environmental flight chief at (316) 652-3887 for information.


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LOONS AND GREBES                   |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec|

Pied-billed Grebe                  |---|---|444|444|4--|---|---|---|-44|444|44-|---|

PELICANS AND CORMORANTS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| American White Pelicans |---|---|444|444|444|---|---|---|444|444|444|---| Double-crested Cormorant |---|---|433|333|334|---|---|--4|333|333|34-|---|
BITTERNS AND HERONS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Great Blue Heron |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Great Egret |---|---|---|-44|444|444|444|333|444|---|---|---| Snowy Egret |---|---|---|--4|444|444|444|444|444|---|---|---| Little Blue Heron |---|---|---|-44|444|444|444|444|444|---|---|---| Cattle Egret |---|---|---|--4|444|444|444|444|444|---|---|---| Green Heron |---|---|---|--3|333|333|333|333|334|---|---|---| Black-crwnd. Night Heron |---|---|---|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|4--|---| Yellw.-crwnd. Night Heron |---|---|---|444|444|444|444|444|44-|---|---|---|
SWANS, GEESE AND DUCKS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Greater White-frntd. Goose |444|444|444|444|444|---|---|---|-44|444|444|444| Snow Goose |444|444|444|444|4--|---|---|---|--4|444|444|444| Ross' Goose |555|555|555|555|---|---|---|---|--5|555|555|555| Canada Goose |444|444|433|333|333|333|444|444|444|433|344|444| Wood Duck |---|---|-43|333|333|333|34-|---|---|---|---|---| Green-winged Teal |444|444|333|333|44-|---|---|-44|333|333|334|444| Mallard |222|222|222|234|444|444|444|444|444|432|222|222| Northern Pintail |---|433|333|---|---|---|---|---|---|333|34-|---| Blue-winged Teal |---|333|333|---|---|---|---|---|---|333|33-|---| Cinnamon Teal |---|-44|444|444|444|44-|---|---|-44|444|4--|---| Northern Shoveler |---|---|-44|434|444|---|---|-44|444|444|334|---| Gadwall |---|--4|333|333|333|---|---|---|---|---|433|333| American Wigeon |---|444|444|444|4--|---|---|---|-44|444|444|44-| Canvasback |---|---|444|4--|---|---|---|---|---|-44|444|44-| Redhead |---|-44|334|444|4--|---|---|---|---|433|344|4--| Ring-necked Duck |---|---|433|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| Lesser Scaup |---|--4|433|444|44-|---|---|---|--4|334|444|4--| Common Goldeneye |333|333|34-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|433|333| Bufflehead |444|444|443|3--|---|---|---|---|---|---|344|444|
AMERICAN VULTURES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Turkey Vultures |---|---|-42|222|222|222|222|222|222|2--|---|---|
KITES, EAGLES, HAWKS AND ALLIES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Mississippi Kite |---|---|---|---|444|444|444|444|44-|---|---|---| Osprey |---|---|---|433|34-|---|---|---|-43|334|---|---| Bald Eagle |444|444|444|---|---|---|---|---|---|444|444|444| Northern Harrier |---|---|333|44-|---|---|---|---|433|333|333|---| Sharp-shinned Hawk |---|--4|322|333|---|---|---|---|--4|222|344|4--| Cooper's Hawk |---|---|444|444|---|---|---|---|--4|444|444|---| Swainson's Hawk |---|---|---|-43|333|444|444|443|333|---|---|---| Red-tailed Hawk |222|222|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|222| Ferruginous Hawk |555|5--|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|555|555| Rough-legged Hawk |444|444|444|44-|---|---|---|---|---|---|444|444| Golden Eagle |555|555|5--|---|---|---|---|---|---|--5|555|555|
FALCONS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| American Kestrel |222|222|222|222|333|333|333|333|321|111|122|222| Merlin |---|444|444|---|---|---|---|---|---|--4|444|4--| Peregrine Falcon |---|-44|444|444|44-|---|---|---|444|444|4--|---| Prairie Falcon |444|444|4--|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--4|444|
GROUSE AND TURKEYS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Wild Turkey |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444| Northern Bobwhite |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|
COOTS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| American Coot |---|443|333|333|444|---|---|---|---|---|433|4--|
CRANES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Sandhill Crane |---|---|444|---|---|---|---|---|---|555|555|---|
PLOVERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Black-bellied Plover |---|---|---|-44|44-|---|---|-44|444|444|---|---| American Golden Plover |---|---|--5|555|5--|---|---|555|555|555|---|---| Killdeer |444|444|222|222|222|222|222|223|333|333|333|334|
SANDPIPERS, PHALAROPES AND ALLIES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Greater Yellowlegs |---|---|444|444|444|---|--4|444|444|444|---|---| Lesser Yellowlegs |---|---|444|444|444|4--|-44|444|444|444|4--|---| Solitary Sandpiper |---|---|---|444|44-|---|--4|444|444|---|---|---| Spotted Sandpiper |---|---|--4|433|334|444|333|333|3--|---|---|---| Upland Sandpiper |---|---|---|422|222|222|222|222|222|4--|---|---|
GULLS AND TERNS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Franklin's Gull |---|---|---|222|224|44-|---|--4|444|222|444|---| Ring-billed Gull |---|444|222|222|244|---|---|---|222|222|224|---| Forster's Tern |---|---|---|--4|444|4--|---|---|--4|444|---|---| Black Tern |---|---|---|--4|444|4--|--4|444|444|---|---|---|
DOVES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Rock Dove |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111| Mourning Dove |333|333|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|333|333|333|
CUCKOOS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Black-billed Cuckoo |---|---|---|---|-44|44-|---|444|4--|---|---|---| Yellow-billed Cuckoo |---|---|---|---|222|222|222|222|444|4--|---|---|
OWLS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Barn Owl |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444| Eastern Screech-owl |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|
GOATSUCKERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Common Nighthawk |---|---|---|---|333|333|333|333|3--|---|---|---|
SWIFTS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Chimney Swift |---|---|---|-41|111|111|111|111|111|114|4--|---|
HUMMINGBIRDS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Ruby-throated Hummingbird |---|---|---|---|444|4--|--4|444|4--|---|---|---|
KINGFISHERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Belted Kingfisher |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|
WOODPECKERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Red-headed Woodpecker |---|---|---|--4|444|444|444|444|4--|---|---|---| Red-bellied Woodpecker |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444| Downy Woodpecker |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444| Hairy Woodpecker |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444| Northern Flicker |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|
TYRANT FLYCATCHERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Olive-sided Flycatcher |---|---|---|---|444|---|---|--4|444|---|---|---| Eastern Wood-Pewee |---|---|---|---|333|3--|---|---|333|---|---|---| Yellow-bellied Flycatcher |---|---|---|---|444|---|---|---|444|---|---|---| Alder Flycatcher |---|---|---|---|444|---|---|444|44-|---|---|---| Willow Flycatcher |---|---|---|---|-33|4--|---|--3|3--|---|---|---| Least Flycatcher |---|---|---|---|333|---|---|---|433|34-|---|---| Eastern Phoebe |---|---|-42|222|222|222|222|222|224|---|---|---| Great Crested Flycatcher |---|---|---|--3|222|222|222|222|233|3--|---|---| Western Kingbird |---|---|---|--4|222|222|222|222|224|---|---|---| Eastern Kingbird |---|---|---|--4|222|222|222|222|224|4--|---|---| Scissor-tailed Flycatcher |---|---|---|--4|222|222|222|222|224|4--|---|---|
LARKS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Horned Lark |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|
SWALLOWS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Purple Martin |---|---|---|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|---|---| Tree Swallow |---|---|---|433|334|444|444|433|333|344|---|---| No. Rough-winged Swallow |---|---|---|333|344|444|444|333|---|---|---|---| Bank Swallow |---|---|---|---|444|4--|---|-44|444|---|---|---| Cliff Swallow |---|---|---|---|333|334|444|333|44-|---|---|---| Barn Swallow |---|---|---|422|222|222|222|111|24-|---|---|---|
JAYS, MAGPIES AND CROWS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Blue Jays |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|211|111|122|222| American Crow |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|111|111|111|222|
TITMICE |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Black-capped Chickadee |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111| Tufted Titmouse |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|
NUTHATCHES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Red-breasted Nuthatch |333|333|333|333|3--|---|---|--3|333|333|333|333| White-breasted Nuthatch |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|
CREEPERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Brown Creeper |---|-44|444|---|---|---|---|---|---|-44|444|---|
WRENS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| House Wren |---|---|---|421|111|111|111|112|444|44-|---|---|
KINGLETS, BLUEBIRDS AND THRUSHES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Golden-crowned Kinglet |444|444|444|---|---|---|---|---|---|-44|444|444| Ruby-crowned Kinglet |---|---|--4|444|444|---|---|---|-44|444|44-|---| Blue-gray Gnatcatcher |---|---|---|444|444|444|444|444|44-|---|---|---| Eastern Bluebird |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444| Swainson's Thrush |---|---|---|---|333|---|---|---|-44|44-|---|---| American Robin |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|111|111|111|122|
THRASHERS AND ALLIES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Gray Catbird |---|---|---|---|333|333|333|333|334|---|---|---| Northern Mockingbird |444|444|444|433|333|333|333|333|344|444|444|444| Brown Thrasher |---|---|--4|422|222|222|222|222|333|34-|---|---|
WAXWINGS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Cedar Waxwing |---|433|322|222|234|---|---|---|---|--4|222|---|
SHRIKES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Loggerhead Shrike |444|444|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|334|444|
STARLINGS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| European Starling |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|
VIREOS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Bell's Vireo |---|---|---|--4|444|444|444|444|444|---|---|---| Warbling Vireo |---|---|---|443|333|333|333|333|34-|---|---|---|
WOOD-WARBLERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Tennessee Warbler |---|---|---|--3|333|---|---|---|--4|333|---|---| Orange-crowned Warbler |---|---|---|--3|33-|---|---|---|--3|334|---|---| Nashville Warbler |---|---|---|--3|34-|---|---|--3|333|334|---|---| Yellow Warbler |---|---|---|---|333|333|333|333|3--|---|---|---| Yellow-rumped Warbler |555|555|554|222|4--|---|---|---|--2|222|445|555| Black-and-white Warbler |---|---|--4|333|455|555|555|555|333|---|---|---| American Redstart |---|---|---|--3|333|4--|---|444|333|---|---|---| Northern Waterthrush |---|---|---|---|44-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| Louisiana Waterthrush |---|---|---|---|444|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| Common Yellowthroat |---|---|---|-42|224|444|444|444|222|24-|---|---| Wilson's Warbler |---|---|---|---|44-|---|---|---|444|---|---|---|
CARDINALS, GROSBEAKS AND ALLIES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Northern Cardinal |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Rose-breasted Grosbeak |---|---|---|---|444|444|444|444|44-|---|---|---| Indigo Bunting |---|---|---|---|333|333|333|333|333|4--|---|---| Dickcissel |---|---|---|---|-44|222|222|222|444|444|---|---|
TOWHEES AND SPARROWS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Spotted Towhee |---|---|---|-22|22-|---|---|---|--2|22-|---|---| American Tree Sparrow |111|111|224|---|---|---|---|---|---|-44|222|111| Chipping Sparrow |---|---|---|---|333|---|---|---|333|444|---|---| Clay-colored Sparrow |---|---|---|---|333|---|---|---|---|444|---|---| Field Sparrow |---|---|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|4--|---|---| Vesper Sparrow |---|---|443|333|4--|---|---|---|--3|333|344|44-| Lark Sparrow |---|---|---|--5|555|555|555|555|555|---|---|---| Savannah Sparrow |---|---|--3|333|3--|---|---|---|-33|333|3--|---| Grasshopper Sparrow |---|---|--4|444|444|444|444|444|4--|---|---|---| Fox Sparrow |555|555|444|444|---|---|---|---|---|555|555|555| Song Sparrow |444|444|433|334|---|---|---|--4|333|334|444|444| Lincoln's Sparrow |---|---|444|444|4--|---|---|---|-44|444|44-|---| White-throated Sparrow |---|---|444|444|---|---|---|---|---|444|44-|---| White-crowned Sparrow |444|444|444|44-|---|---|---|---|--4|444|333|444| Harris' Sparrow |111|111|222|222|224|---|---|---|---|-44|222|111| Dark-eyed Junco |111|111|111|114|4--|---|---|---|---|444|111|111| Lapland Longspur |555|555|5--|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|555|555|
BLACKBIRDS AND ORIOLES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Red-winged Blackbird |222|222|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|222|222| Eastern Meadowlark |333|333|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|113|333| Western Meadowlark |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444| Great-tailed Grackle |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444| Common Grackle |444|444|222|111|111|122|222|222|111|111|222|444| Brown-headed Cowbird |444|444|442|222|222|222|222|222|244|444|444|444| Orchard Oriole |---|---|---|---|333|333|333|333|---|---|---|---| Baltimore Oriole |---|---|---|---|222|222|222|222|224|---|---|---|
FINCHES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| House Finch |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Pine Siskin |444|444|333|333|4--|---|---|---|---|--4|333|333| American Goldfinch |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|111|111|111|222|
OLD WORLD SPARROWS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| House Sparrow |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|

AIR FORCE NATURAL RESOURCES

The United States Air Force has the responsibility of managing more than nine million acres of valuable public lands. To ensure success, the Air Force has developed a network of dedicated professionals who work in coordination with local, regional and national authorities. Their challenge is to find a balance in requirements for military mission, security and environmental habitat protection. This effort requires the cooperation and support of the Air Force and its neighbors. The primary goal is to guarantee the quality of public lands under Air Force stewardship.

Conservation programs on Air Force bases include fish and wildlife conservation, forestry, agricultural land lease, habitat management and outdoor recreation. Air Force Resource Managers and nearby communities, working together, have made great strides in fostering environmental awareness through education and cooperation.

The Air Force supports partnerships with many resource groups including Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation, Ducks Unlimited, North American Waterfowl Management Plan, Wetlands Protection and Enhancement and the National Watchable Wildlife program. You are invited to visit Air Force lands. Come see how we are doing with our part of America.


The Department of Defense and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation are cooperating on an international program to promote conservation of neotropical migratory birds. For information, call DoD at (703) 604-1773 or NFWF at (202) 857-0166.
This resource is based on the following source:
Department of Defense and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.  No date. 
     Checklist of Birds, McConnell Air Force Base, Wichita, Kansas.  Department 
     of Defense and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.  Unpaginated.
This resource should be cited as:
Department of Defense and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.  No date. 
     Checklist of Birds, McConnell Air Force Base, Wichita, Kansas.  Department 
     of Defense and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.  Unpaginated.
     Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.
     http://www.npwrc.usgs.govmcconnell.htm 
     (Version 18SEP00)

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