Vintage Kansas City .com Birds of the Kansas City Region by Harry Harris
By Harry Harris
Associate Member American Ornithologists Union
The Cardinal.
The Chimney Swift.
The Screech Owl.
The Scarlet Tanager.
The Black Tern.
The Carolina Wren.
The Red-Eyed Vireo.

     Very common resident.

The Cardinal.


The Cardinal is common throughout the county and is resident during the entire year.  It nests freely in the suburbs of the city and is abundant in the parks and cemeteries.  Its three or four eggs are laid in May and more than one brood is raised.  The nest is a loose, bulky structure placed in low trees, bushes, briar tangles or thick vines.

     The Redbird is silent only during the time of moulting, after the last brood of young are out of the nest.  Great numbers pass the severe periods of winter in the shelter of Swope Park, in the upper Blue Valley, along the bluffs and in the timbered bottoms.

The Prothonotary Warbler.
The Blue Jay.
The Wood Thrush.
The Brown Creeper.
The Warbling Vireo.
The Purple Martin.
The Robin.
The Barn Swallow. The Bluebird. The House Wren. The Mourning Dove.

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