Arrival and Departure Dates of Migrant Birds in the Upper Cumberland Region of Kentucky and TennesseeóSpring 2012

 

If you have arrival or departure data that supersede any of the data below, please send me an e-mail message:

                     sstedman@tntech.edu

    For greater detail about  some of the records cited below, go to the following page of this website:

    For greater detail about some of the rare species denoted in red below, go to this page of the website and then click on the name of the species in the table:

 

I. Arrival Dates for Summer Residents and Transients

   * = documentation provided for extremely early dates or rare species

    ** = record early for site; documentation also provided

Key to observer initials and acronyms:

RMD Roseanna M. Denton
SBB Spring BirdBlitz
SBC Spring Bird Count
SJS Stephen J. Stedman

 

Species Early Date County State Observer(s)
         
Blue-winged Teal 16 March Pulaski KY RMD
American Bittern
Least Bittern
Great Egret 21 April Adair KY RMD
Snowy Egret 23 April Putnam TN Edmund K. LeGrand, SJS photo
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Green Heron 13 April Putnam TN SJS
  13 April Pulaski KY RMD
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Osprey 8 April Adair KY Tom Becker
Broad-winged Hawk 15 March Pulaski KY RMD
Merlin
Sora
Sandhill Crane
American Golden-Plover
Semipalmated Plover 25 April Pulaski KY RMD
Spotted Sandpiper 21 April Pulaski KY RMD
Solitary Sandpiper 29 March Pulaski KY RMD
Greater Yellowlegs 8 April Adair KY RMD
  15 April Pulaski KY RMD
Lesser Yellowlegs 8 April Adair KY Tom Becker
  13 April Pulaski KY RMD
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper 30 April Pulaski KY RMD
White-rumped Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper 8 April Adair KY RMD
  14 April Pulaski KY RMD
Dunlin 21 April Pulaski KY RMD
Long-billed Dowitcher 3 May ** Pulaski KY RMD (by call)
Wilson's Snipe        
Black Tern
Forsterís Tern
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo
Common Nighthawk 12 May Pulaski KY RMD
Chuck-willís-widow
Eastern Whip-poor-will 17 March ** Jackson TN Nancy S. Layzer, James Layzer
  30 March Clay TN Terry M. Campbell
  30 March DeKalb TN Melinda Welton
  31 March McCreary KY Doyle Hampton
  2 April Adair KY Wendy B. Burtt
Chimney Swift 13 April Pulaski KY RMD
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 12 April Pulaski KY RMD
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee 20 April DeKalb TN Holly Taylor
  30 April Pulaski KY RMD
Acadian Flycatcher 28 April Pulaski KY Andy Newman fide RMD
Willow Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher 20 April ** Pulaski KY RMD (by call)
Great Crested Flycatcher 15 April Pulaski KY RMD
Eastern Kingbird 15 April Morgan TN Michael E. Hodge
  17 April Pulaski KY RMD
  19 April Barren KY Linda K. Craiger
White-eyed Vireo 7 April Pulaski KY RMD
  14 April Adair KY RMD
Yellow-throated Vireo 7 April ** Pulaski KY RMD
  14 April Adair KY RMD
Blue-headed Vireo 14 March Cumberland TN Ben Britton
  17 March Pulaski KY RMD
Warbling Vireo 12 May Pulaski KY RMD
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo 7 April Pulaski KY RMD
  15 April Adair KY Derek Coomer
Purple Martin 24 February DeKalb TN fide Judy C. Fuson
  30 March Pulaski KY RMD
Tree Swallow 1 March Pulaski KY Connie S. Neeley
  3 March Putnam TN SJS
  9 March DeKalb TN Jucy C. Fuson
  13 March Cumberland TN Edmund K. LeGrand
N. Rough-winged Swallow 24 March Pulaski KY RMD
Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow 15 April Adair KY Derek Coomer
  21 April Pulaski KY RMD
Barn Swallow 4 April Pulaski KY RMD
House Wren 5 April Pulaski KY RMD
Sedge Wren
Marsh Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 8 April Adair KY RMD
Veery 3 May ** Pulaski KY RMD
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainsonís Thrush 2 May Pulaski KY RMD
Wood Thrush 15 April DeKalb TN Holly Taylor
  17 April Pulaski KY RMD
Gray Catbird 19 April Barren KY Linda K. Craiger
  21 April Adair KY RMD
  25 April Pulaski KY RMD

Blue-winged Warbler

4 April Pulaski KY RMD
Golden-winged Warbler
Tennessee Warbler 19 April ** Pulaski KY RMD

Orange-crowned Warbler

Nashville Warbler 25 April Pulaski KY RMD
Northern Parula 26 March ** Pulaski KY RMD
  8 April Adair KY RMD
Yellow Warbler 19 April Pulaski KY RMD
  20 April Barren KY Linda K. Craiger
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler 30 April Pulaski KY RMD
Cape May Warbler 27 April Pulaski KY RMD
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-thr. Green Warbler 24 March Pulaski KY RMD
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler 20 March ** Pulaski KY RMD
Prairie Warbler 8 April Adair KY RMD
Bay-breasted Warbler 6 May Pulaski KY RMD
Blackpoll Warbler

Cerulean Warbler

19 April Pulaski KY RMD
Black-and-white Warbler 26 March ** Pulaski KY RMD
American Redstart 16 April Morgan TN Shane Williams
Prothonotary Warbler 8 April Adair KY Tom Becker
  10 April Putnam TN SJS
Worm-eating Warbler 7 April ** Pulaski KY RMD
  16 April Morgan TN Shane Williams
Swainsonís Warbler 12 May Pulaski KY RMD
Ovenbird 17 April Pulaski KY RMD
Northern Waterthrush 1 May Pulaski KY RMD
Louisiana Waterthrush 15 March Pulaski KY RMD
Kentucky Warbler 22 April Pulaski KY RMD
Connecticut Warbler 14 May Pulaski KY RMD
Mourning Warbler 18 May Pulaski KY RMD
Common Yellowthroat 1 April ** Fentress TN SJS, Doug Bruce, Mindy Fawver
  4 April ** Pulaski KY RMD
  14 April Adair KY RMD
Hooded Warbler 7 April ** Pulaski KY RMD
Wilsonís Warbler
Canada Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
Vesper Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
Henslow's Sparrow
Lincolnís Sparrow
Summer Tanager 14 April Putnam TN SJS
  16 April Adair KY Wendy Burt
Scarlet Tanager 31 March ** Russell KY RMD
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 16 April Adair KY Wendy Burt
  20 April Barren KY Linda K. Craiger
Blue Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Dickcissel
Bobolink
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole 17 April DeKalb TN Carol D. Williams

 

II. Departure Dates for Winter Residents and Transients

    * = documentation requested for extremely late dates or rare species

    ** = record late for site; documentation also requested

Key to observer initials and acronyms:

 

Species    Late Date County State Observer(s)
         
Greater White-fronted Goose 30 January Dekalb TN Judy C. Fuson
Ross's Goose 30 January Dekalb TN Judy C. Fuson
Gadwall 8 March Pulaski KY RMD
American Wigeon 7 April Pulaski KY RMD
  14 April Adair KY RMD
American Black Duck
Blue-winged Teal 21 April Adair KY RMD
  13 May Pulaski KY RMD
Northern Shoveler 14 April Adair KY RMD
Northern Pintail 17 February Cumberland TN Edmund K. LeGrand
  19 February Pulaski KY RMD
Green-winged Teal 24 March Pulaski KY RMD
Canvasback
Redhead 22 March Cumberland TN Edmund K. LeGrand
Ring-necked Duck 10 April Pulaski KY RMD
  15 May Putnam TN SJS
Greater Scaup 17 February Cumberland TN Edmund K. LeGrand
  30 March Pulaski KY RMD
Lesser Scaup 14 April Adair KY RMD
  17 April Pulaski KY RMD
  23 April Putnam TN Edmund K. LeGrand, SJS
Surf Scoter 14 April * Adair KY RMD
Black Scoter 14 April * Adair KY RMD
Bufflehead 14 April Adair KY RMD
  1 May Bledsoe TN Edmund K. LeGrand

Red-breasted Merganser

5 April Pulaski KY RMD
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser 12 February Cumberland TN Edmund K. LeGrand
Ruddy Duck 5 May Pulaski KY RMD
Common Loon 21 April Adair KY RMD
  5 May Pulaski KY RMD
  7 June Cumberland TN Edmund K. LeGrand
Horned Grebe 26 April Pulaski KY RMD
American Bittern
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron 1 May Pulaski KY RMD
Tricolored Heron
Virginia Rail 18 February Pulaski KY RMD
American Coot 13 May Pulaski KY RMD
  30 May Putnam TN Janie C. Finch
Semipalmated Plover 1 May Pulaski KY RMD
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs 11 May Cumberland TN Edmund K. LeGrand
  12 May Putnam TN Carol D. Williams, Judy C. Fuson
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper 20 May Warren TN Susan N. McWhirter, Martha G. Waldron
White-rumped Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Dunlin
Wilson's Snipe 1 May Pulaski KY RMD
Bonaparte's Gull 1 April Pulaski KY RMD
Ring-billed Gull 30 April Pulaski KY RMD
  9 May Putnam TN Janie C. Finch
Herring Gull
N. Saw-whet Owl 12 February Pulaski KY RMD
Rufous Hummingbird 26 March Barren KY Lew and Ruth Young
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 4 April Pulaski KY RMD
Olive-sided Flycatcher

Alder Flycatcher

Philadelphia Vireo
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper 24 March Pulaski KY RMD
Winter Wren 26 March Pulaski KY RMD
Sedge Wren
Marsh Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet 26 March Pulaski KY RMD
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Veery        
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush        
Hermit Thrush 10 April Pulaski KY RMD
American Pipit 1 May ** Pulaski KY RMD
Northern Waterthrush 11 May Pulaski KY RMD
Tennessee Warbler 18 May Pulaski KY RMD
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Magnolia Warbler 15 May Pulaski KY RMD
Cape May Warbler 9 May Pulaski KY RMD
Yellow-rumped Warbler 6 May Pulaski KY RMD
Palm Warbler 4 May Pulaski KY RMD
  12 May Warren TN Susan N. McWhirter, N. P. Mac McWhirter
Bay-breasted Warbler 12 May Pulaski KY RMD
Blackpoll Warbler 12 May Pulaski KY RMD
Connecticut Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Canada Warbler 9 May Pulaski KY RMD
  15 May Warren TN Susan N. McWhirter
Vesper Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow 9 May Putnam TN Janie C. Finch
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Bobolink 14 May Warren TN Susan N. McWhirter
Rusty Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird
Purple Finch
Pine Siskin

Evening Grosbeak

 

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