BIRDS OF CEDAR CREEK

Annotated Checklist and Explanation of Codes

Order PASSERIFORMES: Passerines

Family HIRUNDINIDAE: Swallows

Purple Martin, Progne subis [SR -, c, u, c ( )]
 Purple Martins apparently do not breed on or very near Cedar Creek. Large flocks of Purple Martins pass through the area on migration.

Bill French, USFWS
Tree Swallow, Tachycineta bicolor [SR -, c, c, c *** n b]
 Tree Swallows are generally the most common swallow at Cedar Creek. They breed in old woodpecker and chickadee holes and in natural cavities, usually near water.

James C. Leupold, USFWS
Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Stelgidopteryx serripennis [SR -, u, u, u ** n b]
 Rough-winged Swallows have bred on or near the area, but are uncommon.
 
 
Bank Swallow, Riparia riparia [SR -, u-c, u, u-c ( )]
 Bank Swallows probably do not breed on the Cedar Creek Natural History Area itself, but do elsewhere in the general area. On migration they may be present flying over the area, often in company with Tree Swallows, and sometimes in large numbers.
 
Cliff Swallow, Hirundo pyrrhonota [SR -, u, u, r O]
 Cliff Swallows are uncommon visitors to Cedar Creek. They do not nest on or near the area.
 
Barn Swallow, H. rustica [SR -, c, c, c *** n b]
 Barn Swallows are common aerial foragers at Cedar Creek. They nest on the Peterson farm and on buildings in adjacent residential areas.

Dan Sudia