Birds of the Krusch Nature Preserve

As of April 2022, there were 70 species.
The list is organized taxonomically to genus, with common name first followed by binominal.
Species that are known to nest here are marked with an *


  • Canada Goose Branta canadensis (flying over)
  • Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo *
  • Ruffed Grouse Bonasa umbellus *
  • Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura *
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris *
  • American Woodcock Scolopax minor *
  • Wilson’s Snipe Gallinago delicata*
  • Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  • Cooper’s Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  • Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  • Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  • Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
  • Barred Owl Strix varia *
  • Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon *
  • Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus *
  • Downy Woodpecker Dryobates pubescens *
  • Hairy Woodpecker Dryobates villosus *
  • Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus *
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius *
  • Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens
  • Least Flycatcher Empidonax minimus
  • Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe *
  • Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus *
  • Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus *
  • Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
  • Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata *
  • American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos *
  • Common n Raven Corvus corax *
  • Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus *
  • Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor *
  • Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor *
  • Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  • Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet Corthylio calendula
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa *
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis *
  • White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis *
  • Brown Creeper Certhia americana *
  • House Wren Troglodytes aedon *
  • Winter Wren Troglodytes hiemalis *
  • European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  • Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis *
  • Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus *
  • Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina *
  • American Robin Turdus migratorius *
  • Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum *
  • Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus *
  • American Goldfinch Spinus tristis *
  • Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis *
  • Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia *
  • Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina *
  • White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis *
  • Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus *
  • Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula *
  • Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapilla *
  • Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia *
  • Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas *
  • American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
  • Blackburnian Warbler Setophaga fusca *
  • Yellow Warbler Setophaga petechia *
  • Chestnut-sided Warbler Setophaga pensylvanica
  • Black-throated Blue Warbler Setophaga caerulescens *
  • Pine Warbler Setophaga pinus *
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  • Black-throated Green Warbler Setophaga virens *
  • Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis *
  • Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea *
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus *
  • Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea *