WCU Student Birding Club

We meet throughout the fall and spring semesters to go birding around campus.

Interested? Send me an e-mail.

Below is a list of what we've seen, species in bold have been observed on campus (**) or in the immediate surroundings, including the Gordon Natural Area. Click Here for a checklist of birds found in the GNA.

  • Canada Goose(**), Branta canadensis
  • Snow Goose(**), Chen caerulescens
  • Wood Duck, Aix sponsa
  • Mallard(**), Anas platyrhynchos
  • Ring-necked Pheasent, Phasianus colchicus
  • Double-crested Cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus
  • Great Blue Heron(**), Ardea herodias
  • Turkey Vulture(**), Cathartes aura
  • Black Vulture(**), Coragyps atratus
  • Osprey, Pandion haliaetus
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk, Accipiter striatus
  • Cooper's Hawk(**), Accipiter cooperii
  • Red-tailed Hawk(**), Buteo jamaicensis
  • Solitary Sandpiper(**), Tringa solitaria
  • American Woodcock, Scolopax minor
  • Ring-billed Gull, Larus delawarensis
  • Herring Gull, Larus argentatus
  • Mourning Dove(**), Zenaida macroura
  • Rock Pigeon(**), Columba livia
  • Barred Owl, Strix varia
  • Great Horned Owl, Bubo virginianus
  • Chimney Swift(**), Chaetura pelagica
  • Downy Woodpecker(**), Picoides pubescens
  • Hairy Woodpecker, Picoides villosus
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker(**), Melanerpes carolinus
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Sphyrapicus varius
  • Northern Flicker(**), Colaptes auratus
  • Pileated Woodpecker, Dryocopus pileatus
  • Merlin(**), Falco columbarius
  • Peregrine Falcon(**), Falco peregrinus
  • Eastern Wood-Pewee, Contopus virens
  • Olive-sided Flycatcher, Contopus cooperi
  • Willow Flycatcher, Empidonax traillii
  • Eastern Phoebe, Sayornis phoebe
  • Eastern Kingbird, Tyrannus tyrannus
  • White-eyed Vireo, Vireo griseus
  • Blue-headed Vireo, Vireo solitarius
  • Red-eyed Vireo(**), Vireo olivaceus
  • Yellow-throated Vireo, Vireo flavifrons
  • Warbling Vireo, Vireo gilvus
  • Blue Jay(**), Cyanocitta cristata
  • Fish Crow(**), Corvus ossifragus
  • American Crow(**), Corvus brachyrhynchos
  • Barn Swallow(**), Hirundo rustica
  • Tree Swallow (**), Tachycineta bicolor
  • Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Stelgidopteryx serripennis
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Regulus calendula
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet, Regulus satrapa
  • Black-capped Chickadee, Poecile atricapillus
  • Carolina Chickadee(**), Poecile carolinensis
  • Tufted Titmouse(**), Baeolophus bicolor
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta canadensis
  • White-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta carolinensis
  • Carolina Wren(**), Thryothorus ludivicianus
  • House Wren(**), Troglodytes aedon
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher(**), Polioptila caerulea
  • Eastern Bluebird, Sialia sialis
  • Veery, Catharus fuscescens
  • Hermit Thrush, Catharus guttatus
  • Swainson's Thrush, Catharus ustulatus
  • Wood Thrush(**), Hylocichla mustelina
  • American Robin(**), Turdus migratorius
  • Gray Catbird(**), Dumetella carolinensis
  • Brown Thrasher, Toxostoma rufum
  • Northern Mockingbird(**), Mimus polyglottus
  • European Starling(**), Sturnus vulgaris
  • Cedar Waxwing, Bombycilla cedrorum
  • Ovenbird, Seiurus aurocapilla
  • Blue-winged Warbler, Vermivora cyanoptera
  • Common Yellowthroat, Geothlypis trichas
  • Nashville Warbler, Oreothlypis ruficapilla
  • American Redstart, Setophaga ruticilla
  • Hooded Warbler, Setophaga citrina
  • Prairie Warbler, Setophaga discolor
  • Northern Parula(**), Setophaga americana
  • Yellow Warbler(**), Setophaga petechia
  • Chestnut-sided Warbler(**), Setophaga pensylvanica
  • Blackpoll Warbler(**), Setophaga striata
  • Blackburnian Warbler, Setophaga fusca
  • Black-throated Blue Warbler, Setophaga caerulescens
  • Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler, Setophaga coronata
  • Black-throated Green Warbler, Setophaga virens
  • Yellow-breasted Chat, Icteria virens
  • Chipping Sparrow(**), Spizella passerina
  • Field Sparrow, Spizella pusilla
  • American Tree Sparrow, Spizella arborea
  • Fox Sparrow, Passerella iliaca
  • Song Sparrow(**), Melospiza melodia
  • Swamp Sparrow, Melospiza georgiana
  • White-throated Sparrow(**), Zonotrichia albicollis
  • Dark-eyed Junco(**), Junco hyemalis
  • Eastern Towhee, Piplio erythrophthalmus
  • Scarlet Tanager, Piranga olivacea
  • Northern Cardinal(**), Cardinalis cardinalis
  • Red-winged Blackbird(**), Agelaius phoeniceus
  • Common Grackle(**), Quiscalus quiscula
  • Brown-headed Cowbird(**), Molothrus ater
  • Baltimore Oriole, Icterus galbula
  • American Goldfinch(**), Spinus tristis
  • House Finch(**), Haemorhous mexicanus
  • House Sparrow(**), Passer domesticus


























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