May 25, 2016

Kansas City Bird Checklist

These species can be found each year in the Kansas City region, with enough effort at the appropriate time of year.

Click on the bird to open a page of its life history characteristics. A bird's life history refers to the habitats it frequents, what it eats, and it's migratory journey.

Arm yourself with knowledge. Study the species to learn what habitat it uses and when it appears in the state.

Greater Prairie-Chicken

Least Bittern

Swainson's Hawk

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Harris's Sparrow

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Photo credit: Swainson's Hawk, Pharoh  Hound, CC 2.5