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.

     Common summer resident.


The Scarlet Tanager arrives from April 25th (1895, earliest) to the 30th, sometimes not until the last days of the first week in May.  Nesting begins in early June, and after the postnuptial moult, when the young are on the wing, the birds leave for the south.  The migrating period occupies nearly all of September.  By the first of October all have left.

     The Tanagers are woods-loving birds and are always found in the neighborhood of timber.

     This species has a general distribution over the county and breeds in the timbered bottoms as well as in the woods of the high country near the edges of the prairie regions.

     It is common in Swope Park and the upper Blue Valley and breeds at several points in the southern suburbs.

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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