Backyard Birds of Spring, Summer, and Fall
Throughout the year, a wide diversity of birds can be seen in Lawrence and surrounding areas. Some are year-round residents; some are passing through on their migration; and many come in spring to breed and raise young before moving on. Here are some of the birds most commonly seen in our area spring through fall.
Blackbirds & Orioles
Year-round: Red-winged Blackbird; Brown-headed Cowbird; Common Grackle.
Breeding Season: Baltimore Oriole (shown); Orchard Oriole; Eastern Meadowlark; Brown-headed Cowbird.
Cardinals, Grosbeaks & Buntings
Year-round: Northern Cardinal.
Breeding Season: Indigo Bunting (shown); Rose-breasted Grosbeak; Summer Tanager.
Chickadees & Titmice
Year-round: Black-capped Chickadee; Tufted Titmouse; White-breasted Nuthatch
Crows, Magpies & Jays
Year-round: American Crow; Blue Jay
Breeding season: Yellow-billed Cuckoo. Spring/Fall migrants: Black-billed Cuckoo.
Year-round: House Finch; American Goldfinch. Winter: Purple Finch.