Asticou Azalea Garden Birds

The following list of 86 birds were seen or heard in and around the Asticou Azalea Garden during spring 2007. Many of the species are currently establishing breeding territories within the confines of the Garden. (List compiled by Michael Good, local bird enthusiast.)


Common Loon

Double-crested Cormorant

American Bittern

Great Blue Heron

Turkey Vulture

American Black Duck


Common Merganser


Bald Eagle

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Cooper's Hawk

Broad-winged Hawk



Greater Yellowlegs

Spotted Sandpiper

Laughing Gull

Ring-billed Gull

Herring Gull

Great Black-backed Gull

Rock Dove

Mourning Dove

Common Nighthawk

Chimney Swift

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Belted Kingfisher

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Eastern Phoebe

Great Crested Flycatcher

Eastern Kingbird

Blue-headed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Tree Swallow

Cliff Swallow



Barn Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

Gray Catbird

Cedar Waxwing

Nashville Warbler

Northern Parula

Yellow Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Palm Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Black-and-white Warbler

American Redstart


Northern Waterthrush

Common Yellowthroat

Wilson's Warbler

Scarlet Tanager

Chipping Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Song Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Northern Cardinal

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle

Baltimore Oriole

Purple Finch

Pine Siskin

American Goldfinch