BIRDS OF CEDAR CREEK

Annotated Checklist and Explanation of Codes

Order PASSERIFORMES: Passerines

Family LANIIDAE: Shrikes

Northern Shrike, Lanius excubitor [WV u-c, u, -, r O]
 Northern Shrikes are uncommon winter visitors at Cedar Creek. Bill Hilton caught three Northern Shrikes in traps where they had killed redpolls and chickadees at the resident biologist's house in January and February 1982. Northern Shrikes were common in the winters of 1993-94 and 1994-95.

B.J. McCaffery, USFWS
Loggerhead Shrike, L. ludovicianus [SR -, u, u, r ( )]
 A Loggerhead Shrike was seen near the 70 foot tower on April 25, 1975, in Allison Savannah on May 11, 1975, and on October 29, 1983 near some old fields at Cedar Creek. A pair of shrikes was present near 56 during the summers of 1987 and 1988 and presumably attempted breeding there.

Gary M. Stolz, USFWS