BIRDS OF CEDAR CREEK

Annotated Checklist and Explanation of Codes

Order PASSERIFORMES: Passerines

Family MUSCICAPIDAE: Thrushes, Old World Warblers, etc.

Subfamily SYLVIINAE: Gnatcatchers, Kinglets

Golden-crowned Kinglet, Regulus satrapa [M, WV r-u, c, -, c O]
 Golden-crowned Kinglets are common early spring and late fall migrants at Cedar Creek. In winter they are rare or absent in the deciduous woods at Cedar Creek and are absent to uncommon in the coniferous areas.
 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, R. calendula [M -, c-a, -, c-a O]
 Ruby-crowned Kinglets are common to abundant spring and fall migrants at Cedar Creek.
 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Polioptila caerulea [SR -, u, u, - ** n b]
 Gnatcatchers have been increasing at Cedar Creek. The first record of any kind was a pair with fledglings along East Bethel Boulevard 800 m north of 26 in July 1977. Single birds were seen in 1978. Cedar Creek's first record of a gnatcatcher nest was in 1984 in a dead northern pin oak 200 m northnorthwest of the end of Fish Lake Road. Another pair also had fledged young in 1984 in the oak woods south of 76. In 1985 and 1986 pairs were present in these locations and also just south of Fish Lake Road and East Bethel Boulevard. In 1987 young fledged from a nest in an oak 150 m west of the 1984 nest. Gnatcatchers have nested west of Fish Lake since 1987. Gnatcatchers can be found in much of the savannah and open oaks woods at Cedar Creek.