American Coot – Fulica americana
Blue-Winged Teal – Anas discors
Bufflehead – Bucephala albeola
Canada Geese – Branta canadensis
Great Blue Heron – Ardea herodias
Great Egret – Ardea alba
Least Bittern – Ixobrychus exilis
Lesser Scaup – Aythya affinis
Mallard – Anas platyrhynchos
Northern Shoveler – Anas Clypeata
Pied-Billed Grebe – Podilymbus podiceps
Redhead – Aytha americana
Ruddy Duck – Oxyura jamaicensis
Wood Duck – Aix sponsa
Wood ducks are tree cavity nesters. We have 8-10 wood duck houses erected in trees on campus near wetlands and have 3-5 brrods of wood ducks most years.
Young wood ducks are precocial birds, thus they are born ‘ready to go,’ and are able to jump down from their nest tree and follow their mother to the water. Wood duck ducklings can often be seen on campus following their mother from the nest to the water.
Yellow-Headed Blackbird – Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus
These nomadic birds have nested here during many breeding seasons, but not every year.