State Historic Site

Trail End

Trail End has long been a favorite spot for bird watchers. Our wide variety of trees - with their equally wide variety of fruit, nuts, flowers and seeds - attract everything from Bald Eagles to Rufous Hummingbirds. The following is a list of birds seen on the site between 1970 and 2015. Some have only been seen a time or two (look for the *), others are migratory birds passing overhead (**), but all of them contribute to Trail End's wonderful birding potential. 

Photographs of underlined species are included in the accompanying slide show. All were photographed at or within sight of Trail End. Unless otherwise noted, the photographs were taken by longtime Trail End groundskeeper Rodney Adams.

​If you think we have misidentified a bird species, let us know. 

Blackbird, Brewer's
Blackbird, Red-winged
Bunting, Lazuli*
Catbird, Gray
Cowbird, Brown-headed
Crow, American
Chickadee, Black-capped
Chickadee, Mountain*
Cormorant, Double-breasted**
Creeper, Brown
Crossbill, Red
Cuckoo, Black-billed*
Cuckoo, Yellow-billed*
Dove, Eurasian Collared
Dove, Mourning
Dove, Rock (pigeon)
Duck, Mallard
Duck, Wood*
Eagle, Bald*
Finch, Cassin's
Finch, House
​Flicker, Northern
Flicker, Red-shafted
Flycatcher, Cordilleran*
Flycatcher, Least
Flycatcher, Olive-sided
Flycatcher, Willow*
Goldfinch, American
Goose, Canada
Grackle, Common
Grosbeak, Black-headed
Grosbeak, Blue*
Grosbeak, Evening
Grosbeak, Rose-breasted*
Hawk, Broad-winged**
Hawk, Cooper's
Hawk, Ferruginous*

Hawk, Red-tailed
​Hawk, Rough-legged
Hawk, Sharp-shinned
Hawk, Swainson's**
Heron, Great Blue**
Hummingbird, Rufous
Jay, Blue
Junco, Oregon
Junco, Pink-sided
Junco, Slate-colored
Kestrel, American
Killdeer*
Kingbird, Eastern
Kingbird, Western
Kingfisher, Belted
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned
Magpie, Black-billed
Meadowlark, Western
Merlin*
Nighthawk, Common
Nuthatch, Red-breasted
Nuthatch, White-breasted
Oriole, Bullock's
Owl, Great Horned
Pewee, Western Wood
Phoebe, Say's
Pheasant, Ring-necked
Raven, Common
Redstart, American*
Robin, American
Shrike, Northern
Siskin, Pine
Solitaire, Townsend's
Sparrow, American Tree
Sparrow, Chipping
Sparrow, Clay-colored*
Sparrow, Field

Birding at Trail End

Sparrow, House
Sparrow, Lark*
Sparrow, Lincoln's
Sparrow, Vesper*
Sparrow, White-crowned*
Starling, European
Swallow, Bank
Swallow, Barn
​Swallow, Cliff
Swallow, Northern Rough-winged
Swallow, Tree
Swallow, Violet-green*
Swift, Chimney*
Tanager, Western
Thrasher, Brown
Thrush, Hermit
Thrush, Swainson's
Towhee, Green-tailed*
Towhee, Rufous-sided (Spotted)
Turkey, Wild
Veery*
Vireo, Red-eyed
Vireo, Solitary*
Vireo, Warbling
Vulture, Turkey

Warbler, Blackpoll​*
Warbler, Nashville*
Warbler, Northern Parula*
Warbler, Orange-crowned*
Warbler, Wilson's*
Warbler, Yellow
Warbler, Yellow-rumped
Waxwing, Bohemian
Waxwing, Cedar
Woodpecker, Downy
Woodpecker, Hairy
Wren, House

 (Unless otherwise noted, all images by Rod Adams)

By the way, if you know of a child interested in birds, check out the after-school birdwatching program, Trail End Trackers, operated in cooperation with Science Kids, the Sheridan County YMCA, and the Bighorn Audubon Society.



BIRDS OBSERVED AT THE TRAIL END STATE HISTORIC SITE

 (Adams)