BIRDS OF CEDAR CREEK

Annotated Checklist and Explanation of Codes

Order FALCONIFORMES: Vultures, Hawks, Falcons, Ospreys, etc.

Family FALCONIDAE: Falcons

American Kestrel, Falco sparverius [R r, c, c, c *** n b]
 Kestrels are common birds at Cedar Creek and have bred in bird boxes there. Kestrels are occasionally present in the area in winter.

Dave Menke, USFWS
Merlin, F. columbarius [M r, r, -, - O]
 A merlin was seen flying north of the Peterson farm on March 31, 1982. Bosanko saw a Merlin in spring 1991 and 1993. One was seen on occasion around the old Peterson farm in winter 1994-95.