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Species on the move: early May

We are nearing the window of peak migration through the US, and many species are on the move! What follows below is an accounting of what species may pass in the coming 7-10 days, by broad regions of the country.

We used data collected by eBird users help make more accurate forecasts. If you enjoy the predictions contained in these posts, please submit your own bird sightings to eBird to even further improve the content. Every observation counts, whether it be a single bird at a feeder in your backyard, or an entire day spent in a national park. To get started with eBird, head on over to the site!

Please note that photographs and other digital media showing birds come from the Macaulay Library, which receives credit along with the photographer/observer in the media caption.

Need a review of our definitions for regions, species on the move, and migration amounts? Please visit this link.

Upper Midwest and Northeast

Dunlin. Luke Seitz/Macaulay Library. eBird S36759165

Dunlin. Luke Seitz/Macaulay Library. eBird S36759165

Species on the Move

Beginning Arrivals What is this?

Species Noticeability Migrants Begin Arriving Rapid Migrant Influx Peak Rapid Migrant Departure Last Migrants Depart
Black-crowned Night-Heron * 3/27 5/8 5/20 5/29 6/1
Eastern Kingbird ****! 4/25 5/5 5/21 6/1 6/11
Ruby-throated Hummingbird ****! 4/27 5/7 5/22 5/31 6/5
Common Yellowthroat ****! 4/27 5/5 5/20 5/25 6/2
Indigo Bunting ****! 4/27 5/6 6/22 6/25 After Jun 30
Least Sandpiper *** 4/28 5/7 5/16 5/26 6/2
Acadian Flycatcher *** 4/28 5/6 6/2 6/16 After Jun 30
Northern Parula ****! 4/28 5/6 5/11 5/17 5/25
Black-throated Blue Warbler ****! 4/28 5/6 5/11 5/16 5/24
Lincoln's Sparrow *** 4/28 5/6 5/10 5/20 5/26
Scarlet Tanager ****! 4/28 5/7 5/14 5/24 After Jun 30
Least Flycatcher ****! 4/29 5/5 5/13 5/24 5/31
Veery ****! 4/29 5/5 5/15 5/31 6/3
Blackburnian Warbler ****! 4/29 5/7 5/13 5/24 5/31
Bobolink *** 4/29 5/6 6/8 6/22 After Jun 30
Yellow-billed Cuckoo *** 4/30 5/8 5/30 6/4 6/18
Red-eyed Vireo ****! 4/30 5/9 5/27 6/1 6/5
Golden-winged Warbler *** 5/1 5/6 5/11 5/19 5/24
American Redstart ****! 5/1 5/7 5/16 5/24 6/4
Black-billed Cuckoo *** 5/2 5/10 5/26 6/3 6/11
Tennessee Warbler ****! 5/2 5/8 5/15 5/23 5/27
Chestnut-sided Warbler ****! 5/2 5/7 5/14 5/24 6/1
Common Tern *** 5/3 5/8 5/18 6/1 6/5
Cape May Warbler ****! 5/3 5/7 5/12 5/19 5/22
Magnolia Warbler ****! 5/3 5/7 5/15 5/23 5/29
Semipalmated Plover *** 5/4 5/8 5/22 5/31 6/5
Eastern Wood-Pewee ****! 5/4 5/11 5/27 6/1 6/26
Gray-cheeked Thrush *** 5/4 5/8 5/15 5/22 5/31
Swainson's Thrush ****! 5/4 5/8 5/14 5/24 5/31
Dunlin *** 5/5 5/8 5/21 5/29 6/4
Short-billed Dowitcher *** 5/5 5/11 5/17 5/28 6/2
Black Tern *** 5/5 5/10 5/18 5/25 6/25
Common Nighthawk *** 5/5 5/8 5/21 5/31 6/3
Philadelphia Vireo *** 5/5 5/9 5/19 5/26 5/31
Bay-breasted Warbler ****! 5/5 5/9 5/14 5/21 5/28
Wilson's Warbler ****! 5/5 5/9 5/16 5/26 5/31
Semipalmated Sandpiper *** 5/6 5/15 5/25 6/3 6/11
Blackpoll Warbler ****! 5/6 5/11 5/19 5/25 6/1
Herring Gull ** 5/7 5/11 5/18 6/3 6/9
Mourning Warbler *** 5/7 5/18 5/23 5/30 6/2
Olive-sided Flycatcher *** 5/8 5/18 5/22 5/29 6/3
Cedar Waxwing ****! 5/8 5/20 5/31 6/23 6/25
Canada Warbler ****! 5/8 5/11 5/20 5/27 5/31
Willow Flycatcher ****! 5/11 5/19 5/29 6/16 6/26

Peaking Arrivals

Species Noticeability Migrants Begin Arriving Rapid Migrant Influx Peak Rapid Migrant Departure Last Migrants Depart
Red-winged Blackbird *** 3/2 3/9 5/6 5/28 6/25
Common Grackle *** 3/4 3/10 5/19 6/24 After Jun 30
Great Blue Heron *** 3/9 3/22 5/12 5/30 6/7
Great Egret *** 3/23 3/31 5/12 5/29 6/3
Tree Swallow *** 3/28 4/1 5/7 6/24 6/26
Vesper Sparrow * 3/28 4/6 6/11 6/19 6/22
Purple Martin ** 3/29 4/11 5/17 6/1 6/8
Forster's Tern ** 4/1 4/12 5/10 5/22 6/4
Savannah Sparrow *** 4/4 4/13 5/6 5/24 6/21
Sora ** 4/11 4/20 5/8 5/20 5/29
Prothonotary Warbler ** 4/12 4/20 5/11 5/17 5/22
Barn Swallow *** 4/5 4/24 5/19 5/29 6/6
Yellow-rumped Warbler ****! 4/8 4/24 5/5 5/18 5/23
Cliff Swallow ** 4/16 4/25 5/17 5/27 5/31
Kentucky Warbler ** 4/20 4/25 5/9 6/28 After Jun 30
Green Heron *** 4/16 4/26 5/9 5/14 6/2
Blue-headed Vireo *** 4/18 4/26 5/5 5/14 5/21
Chimney Swift *** 4/19 4/27 5/19 6/4 6/18
Bank Swallow *** 4/18 4/27 5/16 5/27 6/5
Yellow-breasted Chat * 4/22 4/27 6/12 After Jun 30 -
Summer Tanager *** 4/20 4/27 5/8 5/18 5/22
Spotted Sandpiper *** 4/22 4/28 5/16 5/28 6/2
Orchard Oriole *** 4/22 4/28 5/12 5/26 5/29
Red-headed Woodpecker ** 4/20 4/29 5/8 5/13 6/18
House Wren ****! 4/18 4/29 5/10 5/15 5/26
Solitary Sandpiper *** 4/23 4/30 5/7 5/17 5/23
Wood Thrush ****! 4/25 4/30 5/12 5/24 6/1
Gray Catbird ****! 4/26 4/30 5/13 5/24 6/2
Northern Waterthrush *** 4/24 4/30 5/11 5/20 5/27
Blue-winged Warbler *** 4/24 4/30 5/7 5/12 6/27
Orange-crowned Warbler *** 4/26 4/30 5/8 5/19 5/24
Yellow Warbler ****! 4/24 4/30 5/14 5/31 6/26
Grasshopper Sparrow ** 4/19 4/30 6/10 After Jun 30 -
White-crowned Sparrow ****! 4/27 4/30 5/8 5/19 5/23
Nashville Warbler ****! 4/27 5/1 5/8 5/19 5/24
Black-throated Green Warbler ****! 4/25 5/1 5/10 5/16 5/26
Clay-colored Sparrow * 4/27 5/1 5/19 5/27 After Jun 30
Rose-breasted Grosbeak ****! 4/27 5/1 5/10 5/22 5/27
Warbling Vireo *** 4/25 5/2 5/18 5/24 6/25
Ovenbird ****! 4/26 5/2 5/11 5/16 5/31
Black-and-white Warbler ****! 4/24 5/2 5/9 5/17 5/25
Great Crested Flycatcher ****! 4/25 5/3 5/22 6/12 6/27
Yellow-throated Vireo *** 4/23 5/3 5/11 5/22 6/19
Marsh Wren ** 4/25 5/3 5/23 5/30 6/2
Baltimore Oriole ****! 4/28 5/3 5/12 5/24 6/26
Sedge Wren * 4/23 5/4 6/10 6/29 After Jun 30
Least Flycatcher *** 4/29 5/5 5/13 5/24 5/31
Eastern Kingbird ****! 4/25 5/5 5/21 6/1 6/11
Veery ****! 4/29 5/5 5/15 5/31 6/3
Common Yellowthroat ****! 4/27 5/5 5/20 5/25 6/2
Acadian Flycatcher *** 4/28 5/6 6/2 6/16 After Jun 30
Golden-winged Warbler *** 5/1 5/6 5/11 5/19 5/24
Northern Parula ****! 4/28 5/6 5/11 5/17 5/25
Black-throated Blue Warbler ****! 4/28 5/6 5/11 5/16 5/24
Lincoln's Sparrow *** 4/28 5/6 5/10 5/20 5/26
Indigo Bunting *** 4/27 5/6 6/22 6/25 After Jun 30
Bobolink ** 4/29 5/6 6/8 6/22 After Jun 30
Least Sandpiper *** 4/28 5/7 5/16 5/26 6/2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird *** 4/27 5/7 5/22 5/31 6/5
American Redstart ****! 5/1 5/7 5/16 5/24 6/4
Cape May Warbler *** 5/3 5/7 5/12 5/19 5/22
Magnolia Warbler ****! 5/3 5/7 5/15 5/23 5/29
Blackburnian Warbler *** 4/29 5/7 5/13 5/24 5/31
Chestnut-sided Warbler ****! 5/2 5/7 5/14 5/24 6/1
Scarlet Tanager ****! 4/28 5/7 5/14 5/24 After Jun 30
Black-crowned Night-Heron * 3/27 5/8 5/20 5/29 6/1
Semipalmated Plover *** 5/4 5/8 5/22 5/31 6/5
Dunlin *** 5/5 5/8 5/21 5/29 6/4
Common Tern *** 5/3 5/8 5/18 6/1 6/5
Yellow-billed Cuckoo *** 4/30 5/8 5/30 6/4 6/18
Common Nighthawk *** 5/5 5/8 5/21 5/31 6/3
Gray-cheeked Thrush *** 5/4 5/8 5/15 5/22 5/31
Swainson's Thrush ****! 5/4 5/8 5/14 5/24 5/31
Tennessee Warbler *** 5/2 5/8 5/15 5/23 5/27
Philadelphia Vireo ** 5/5 5/9 5/19 5/26 5/31
Red-eyed Vireo ****! 4/30 5/9 5/27 6/1 6/5
Bay-breasted Warbler *** 5/5 5/9 5/14 5/21 5/28
Wilson's Warbler ****! 5/5 5/9 5/16 5/26 5/31
Black Tern ** 5/5 5/10 5/18 5/25 6/25
Black-billed Cuckoo ** 5/2 5/10 5/26 6/3 6/11
Short-billed Dowitcher *** 5/5 5/11 5/17 5/28 6/2
Herring Gull * 5/7 5/11 5/18 6/3 6/9
Eastern Wood-Pewee ****! 5/4 5/11 5/27 6/1 6/26
Blackpoll Warbler ****! 5/6 5/11 5/19 5/25 6/1
Canada Warbler *** 5/8 5/11 5/20 5/27 5/31

Beginning Departures

Species Noticeability Migrants Begin Arriving Rapid Migrant Influx Peak Rapid Migrant Departure Last Migrants Depart
Bald Eagle * 3/5 3/7 3/10 5/28 6/7
Song Sparrow ** 3/7 3/13 4/10 5/10 6/24
Belted Kingfisher *** 3/28 4/7 4/16 5/6 5/12
Pectoral Sandpiper * 3/20 3/29 4/18 5/23 6/5
Northern Flicker *** 3/30 4/8 4/18 5/9 5/15
Hermit Thrush *** 4/2 4/6 4/19 5/7 5/11
Double-crested Cormorant *** 3/19 4/1 4/20 5/30 6/7
Ruby-crowned Kinglet *** 4/6 4/11 4/24 5/8 5/13
Pine Warbler *** 3/31 4/9 4/24 5/8 5/15
Sharp-shinned Hawk ** 3/27 4/10 4/26 5/7 5/17
Cooper's Hawk ** 3/15 4/6 4/26 5/11 5/25
Broad-winged Hawk *** 4/9 4/14 4/26 5/6 5/10
Greater Yellowlegs *** 3/25 4/13 4/26 5/19 5/29
Caspian Tern * 4/1 4/9 4/28 5/20 6/4
Field Sparrow *** 3/30 4/9 4/28 5/9 6/18
White-throated Sparrow *** 4/8 4/17 4/28 5/9 5/18
Louisiana Waterthrush ** 3/29 4/6 4/30 5/14 6/17
Northern Rough-winged Swallow *** 3/31 4/16 5/1 5/20 5/29
Brown Thrasher *** 4/4 4/11 5/1 5/9 5/13
Swamp Sparrow *** 4/3 4/11 5/2 5/9 5/25
Eastern Towhee *** 4/3 4/15 5/2 5/9 5/16
Chipping Sparrow *** 4/1 4/11 5/3 5/10 5/14
Brown-headed Cowbird *** 3/11 4/6 5/3 5/11 After Jun 30
Lesser Yellowlegs *** 3/28 4/14 5/4 5/18 5/26
White-eyed Vireo *** 4/11 4/23 5/4 5/13 5/21
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher *** 4/5 4/16 5/4 5/11 5/29
Palm Warbler *** 4/3 4/25 5/4 5/19 5/23
Blue-headed Vireo *** 4/18 4/26 5/5 5/14 5/21
Yellow-rumped Warbler *** 4/8 4/24 5/5 5/18 5/23
Savannah Sparrow ** 4/4 4/13 5/6 5/24 6/21
Red-winged Blackbird *** 3/2 3/9 5/6 5/28 6/25
Solitary Sandpiper *** 4/23 4/30 5/7 5/17 5/23
Tree Swallow *** 3/28 4/1 5/7 6/24 6/26
Blue-winged Warbler *** 4/24 4/30 5/7 5/12 6/27
Sora ** 4/11 4/20 5/8 5/20 5/29
Red-headed Woodpecker * 4/20 4/29 5/8 5/13 6/18
Orange-crowned Warbler *** 4/26 4/30 5/8 5/19 5/24
Nashville Warbler *** 4/27 5/1 5/8 5/19 5/24
White-crowned Sparrow *** 4/27 4/30 5/8 5/19 5/23
Summer Tanager ** 4/20 4/27 5/8 5/18 5/22
Green Heron ** 4/16 4/26 5/9 5/14 6/2
Black-and-white Warbler *** 4/24 5/2 5/9 5/17 5/25
Kentucky Warbler * 4/20 4/25 5/9 6/28 After Jun 30
Forster's Tern ** 4/1 4/12 5/10 5/22 6/4
House Wren *** 4/18 4/29 5/10 5/15 5/26
Black-throated Green Warbler *** 4/25 5/1 5/10 5/16 5/26
Lincoln's Sparrow *** 4/28 5/6 5/10 5/20 5/26
Rose-breasted Grosbeak *** 4/27 5/1 5/10 5/22 5/27
Yellow-throated Vireo ** 4/23 5/3 5/11 5/22 6/19
Ovenbird *** 4/26 5/2 5/11 5/16 5/31
Northern Waterthrush *** 4/24 4/30 5/11 5/20 5/27
Golden-winged Warbler ** 5/1 5/6 5/11 5/19 5/24
Prothonotary Warbler ** 4/12 4/20 5/11 5/17 5/22
Northern Parula *** 4/28 5/6 5/11 5/17 5/25
Black-throated Blue Warbler *** 4/28 5/6 5/11 5/16 5/24
Great Blue Heron ** 3/9 3/22 5/12 5/30 6/7
Great Egret *** 3/23 3/31 5/12 5/29 6/3
Wood Thrush *** 4/25 4/30 5/12 5/24 6/1
Cape May Warbler *** 5/3 5/7 5/12 5/19 5/22
Orchard Oriole *** 4/22 4/28 5/12 5/26 5/29
Baltimore Oriole *** 4/28 5/3 5/12 5/24 6/26

Ending Departures

Species Noticeability Migrants Begin Arriving Rapid Migrant Influx Peak Rapid Migrant Departure Last Migrants Depart
Horned Lark * - - Before Mar 1 3/15 After Jun 30
American Woodcock * 3/5 3/10 3/16 3/22 5/30
Killdeer * 3/2 3/8 4/1 4/9 6/5
Lesser Scaup *** 3/2 3/6 3/25 4/10 5/8
Red-breasted Merganser *** 3/2 3/6 3/21 4/12 5/11
Eastern Phoebe *** 3/12 4/1 4/10 4/14 6/2
Horned Grebe *** 3/2 3/12 3/25 4/15 5/9
Bufflehead *** 3/2 3/9 3/30 4/17 5/9
Bonaparte's Gull *** 3/15 4/1 4/11 4/20 5/5
Common Loon ** 3/17 3/26 4/12 4/22 6/4
Brown Creeper *** 3/29 4/3 4/10 4/23 5/8
Winter Wren ** 3/29 4/4 4/13 4/23 5/11
Northern Shoveler *** 3/2 3/9 4/3 4/28 5/8
Pied-billed Grebe *** 3/8 3/20 4/10 4/28 5/7
Northern Harrier ** 3/18 3/28 4/6 4/28 5/9
Ruddy Duck *** 3/2 3/10 4/1 4/29 5/8
American Coot *** 3/2 3/7 4/4 4/29 5/21
Wilson's Snipe *** 3/10 4/4 4/13 4/29 5/10
American Kestrel *** 3/17 3/27 4/10 4/29 5/9
Blue-winged Teal *** 3/14 3/31 4/19 4/30 5/10
Green-winged Teal *** 3/2 3/10 4/2 4/30 5/11
Osprey *** 3/15 4/1 4/20 5/1 5/8
Yellow-throated Warbler ** 4/1 4/8 4/26 5/2 5/19
Rusty Blackbird *** 3/7 3/11 4/9 5/4 5/11
Purple Finch *** 4/1 4/13 4/25 5/4 5/11
Broad-winged Hawk *** 4/9 4/14 4/26 5/6 5/10
Belted Kingfisher *** 3/28 4/7 4/16 5/6 5/12
Sharp-shinned Hawk *** 3/27 4/10 4/26 5/7 5/17
Hermit Thrush *** 4/2 4/6 4/19 5/7 5/11
Ruby-crowned Kinglet *** 4/6 4/11 4/24 5/8 5/13
Pine Warbler *** 3/31 4/9 4/24 5/8 5/15
Northern Flicker *** 3/30 4/8 4/18 5/9 5/15
Brown Thrasher *** 4/4 4/11 5/1 5/9 5/13
Field Sparrow * 3/30 4/9 4/28 5/9 6/18
White-throated Sparrow *** 4/8 4/17 4/28 5/9 5/18
Swamp Sparrow *** 4/3 4/11 5/2 5/9 5/25
Eastern Towhee *** 4/3 4/15 5/2 5/9 5/16
Chipping Sparrow *** 4/1 4/11 5/3 5/10 5/14
Song Sparrow * 3/7 3/13 4/10 5/10 6/24
Cooper's Hawk *** 3/15 4/6 4/26 5/11 5/25
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher *** 4/5 4/16 5/4 5/11 5/29
Brown-headed Cowbird *** 3/11 4/6 5/3 5/11 After Jun 30
Blue-winged Warbler *** 4/24 4/30 5/7 5/12 6/27

Gulf Coast and Southeast

Canada Warbler. Brian Calk/Macaulay Library. eBird S58402031.

Canada Warbler. Brian Calk/Macaulay Library. eBird S58402031.

Species on the Move

Beginning Arrivals What is this?

Species Noticeability Migrants Begin Arriving Rapid Migrant Influx Peak Rapid Migrant Departure Last Migrants Depart
Yellow-billed Cuckoo *** 4/11 5/9 6/6 6/12 After Jun 30
Canada Warbler ** 4/13 5/7 5/13 5/20 5/25
Olive-sided Flycatcher ** 4/20 5/8 5/12 5/17 6/2
Mourning Warbler ** 4/24 5/9 5/13 5/20 5/26
Black Tern *** 5/9 5/11 5/15 5/20 5/23
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher *** 5/9 5/11 5/15 5/19 5/22

Peaking Arrivals

Species Noticeability Migrants Begin Arriving Rapid Migrant Influx Peak Rapid Migrant Departure Last Migrants Depart
Purple Martin ** 3/16 3/22 6/22 After Jun 30 -
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher *** 3/16 3/26 5/12 5/30 After Jun 30
Chimney Swift *** 3/23 4/2 5/11 5/25 5/29
Cliff Swallow *** 3/12 4/4 5/12 5/20 6/17
Ash-throated Flycatcher * 3/15 4/6 5/24 5/31 6/3
Red-eyed Vireo *** 4/1 4/15 5/12 5/24 After Jun 30
Bullock's Oriole * 4/5 4/17 5/24 5/31 After Jun 30
Semipalmated Sandpiper ** 3/29 4/18 5/14 5/31 6/9
Yellow-breasted Chat ** 4/11 4/18 6/7 6/24 After Jun 30
Common Nighthawk *** 4/11 4/20 5/14 6/13 After Jun 30
Great Crested Flycatcher *** 3/28 4/20 5/8 6/9 After Jun 30
Western Kingbird *** 4/7 4/20 5/10 5/30 6/2
Spotted Sandpiper *** 4/12 4/22 5/5 5/20 5/26
Acadian Flycatcher ** 4/13 4/23 6/5 6/16 After Jun 30
Mississippi Kite *** 4/17 4/24 5/7 5/22 5/26
Eastern Wood-Pewee *** 4/14 4/24 5/12 5/22 5/26
Eastern Phoebe *** 4/23 4/26 5/8 After Jun 30 -
Magnolia Warbler *** 4/21 4/26 5/11 5/16 5/20
Blackburnian Warbler ** 4/13 4/26 5/11 5/16 5/21
American Robin *** 4/23 4/28 5/7 5/23 After Jun 30
American Redstart *** 4/13 4/29 5/10 5/16 5/23
White-rumped Sandpiper *** 4/21 4/30 5/14 5/20 6/13
Least Flycatcher *** 4/24 4/30 5/12 5/19 5/23
Wilson's Warbler *** 4/20 4/30 5/11 5/19 5/23
Canada Warbler *** 4/13 5/7 5/13 5/20 5/25
Olive-sided Flycatcher * 4/20 5/8 5/12 5/17 6/2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo *** 4/11 5/9 6/6 6/12 After Jun 30
Mourning Warbler ** 4/24 5/9 5/13 5/20 5/26
Black Tern ** 5/9 5/11 5/15 5/20 5/23
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher ** 5/9 5/11 5/15 5/19 5/22

Beginning Departures

Species Noticeability Migrants Begin Arriving Rapid Migrant Influx Peak Rapid Migrant Departure Last Migrants Depart
Palm Warbler *** - 3/2 3/6 5/5 5/12
Savannah Sparrow *** 3/7 3/9 3/13 5/10 5/18
Vesper Sparrow * 3/7 3/10 3/15 5/5 5/15
Cedar Waxwing *** 3/2 3/20 3/27 5/22 5/28
Louisiana Waterthrush * 3/14 3/22 4/2 5/24 6/13
Pine Siskin * 3/26 3/29 4/5 5/12 5/18
Blue-headed Vireo ** 3/2 3/3 4/8 5/10 5/26
Upland Sandpiper * 3/21 3/28 4/12 5/5 5/12
Western Sandpiper * 3/2 3/7 4/14 5/22 5/31
White-eyed Vireo ** 3/6 3/22 4/15 6/13 6/26
Lincoln's Sparrow *** 3/2 3/7 4/16 5/8 5/17
Swainson's Hawk ** 3/17 3/29 4/18 5/6 6/1
Northern Parula *** 3/2 3/15 4/18 5/10 6/25
American Avocet ** 3/19 4/10 4/19 5/5 5/11
Sanderling ** 3/30 4/13 4/19 5/30 6/7
Kentucky Warbler * 4/3 4/14 4/21 After Jun 30 -
Yellow-throated Vireo * 3/13 3/24 4/22 After Jun 30 -
Ruddy Turnstone ** 4/8 4/14 4/23 5/24 5/31
Dunlin ** 4/9 4/13 4/23 5/25 6/3
Long-billed Dowitcher *** 3/2 4/13 4/23 5/5 5/15
Brown-crested Flycatcher * 3/31 4/17 4/23 5/31 6/4
Black-bellied Plover *** 4/9 4/14 4/24 5/20 5/28
Chuck-will's-widow * 3/29 4/10 4/24 6/25 After Jun 30
Scarlet Tanager *** 4/11 4/16 4/24 5/7 5/12
Semipalmated Plover ** 4/8 4/15 4/25 5/29 6/6
Lesser Yellowlegs *** 3/7 4/13 4/25 5/7 5/24
White-crowned Sparrow *** 4/12 4/18 4/25 5/7 5/14
Solitary Sandpiper *** 4/1 4/15 4/26 5/9 5/19
Ruby-throated Hummingbird *** 3/15 4/6 4/26 5/17 5/23
Gray-cheeked Thrush ** 4/15 4/20 4/26 5/16 5/21
Wood Thrush *** 4/12 4/17 4/26 5/8 6/20
Nashville Warbler *** 4/5 4/13 4/26 5/8 5/19
Orchard Oriole *** 3/31 4/13 4/26 5/17 6/19
Gray Catbird *** 4/12 4/17 4/27 5/8 5/17
Black-and-white Warbler *** 3/7 4/17 4/27 5/7 5/17
Tennessee Warbler *** 4/10 4/14 4/27 5/15 5/19
Blue Grosbeak * 4/7 4/17 4/27 6/21 6/24
Indigo Bunting *** 4/3 4/16 4/27 5/10 6/23
Bronzed Cowbird * 4/2 4/13 4/27 5/31 6/4
Baltimore Oriole *** 4/10 4/14 4/27 5/5 5/19
Green Heron * 3/26 4/10 4/28 5/18 5/22
Pectoral Sandpiper ** 3/2 3/23 4/28 5/18 5/28
Bell's Vireo * 4/5 4/17 4/28 6/1 6/9
Northern Waterthrush *** 4/12 4/16 4/28 5/15 5/21
Rose-breasted Grosbeak *** 4/12 4/17 4/28 5/5 5/16
Eastern Kingbird *** 3/27 4/8 4/29 5/18 5/24
Ovenbird *** 4/11 4/17 4/29 5/9 After Jun 30
Golden-winged Warbler ** 4/13 4/24 4/29 5/5 5/15
Black-throated Green Warbler *** 4/9 4/14 4/29 5/15 5/22
Clay-colored Sparrow *** 4/12 4/23 4/29 5/11 5/17
Painted Bunting ** 4/11 4/21 4/29 After Jun 30 -
Brown-headed Cowbird *** 3/7 3/18 4/29 5/23 After Jun 30
Stilt Sandpiper * 3/16 4/14 4/30 5/19 5/26
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron * 3/2 4/9 5/1 5/16 5/20
Philadelphia Vireo ** 4/23 4/27 5/1 5/16 5/20
Northern Rough-winged Swallow *** 3/2 3/22 5/1 5/12 After Jun 30
Bay-breasted Warbler *** 4/22 4/27 5/1 5/16 5/18
Yellow Warbler *** 4/14 4/25 5/1 5/17 5/22
Lark Sparrow * 3/16 4/6 5/1 5/29 After Jun 30
Dickcissel *** 4/18 4/23 5/1 5/21 5/26
Least Sandpiper *** 4/13 4/22 5/2 5/18 5/24
Warbling Vireo ** 4/5 4/13 5/2 5/17 5/23
Bank Swallow ** 3/31 4/18 5/2 5/19 5/26
Barn Swallow *** 3/10 3/22 5/2 5/19 5/27
Veery *** 4/15 4/20 5/2 5/8 5/20
Common Yellowthroat *** 4/5 4/15 5/2 5/16 5/24
Baird's Sandpiper * 3/9 3/29 5/3 5/19 5/28
Chestnut-sided Warbler *** 4/22 4/26 5/3 5/16 5/21
Wilson's Phalarope *** 4/14 4/21 5/4 5/18 5/26
Black-chinned Hummingbird * 3/2 3/17 5/4 5/24 6/2
Swainson's Thrush *** 4/13 4/17 5/4 5/17 5/23
Blackpoll Warbler *** 4/15 4/19 5/4 5/11 5/22
Bobolink *** 4/18 4/25 5/4 5/8 5/21
Spotted Sandpiper *** 4/12 4/22 5/5 5/20 5/26
Mississippi Kite ** 4/17 4/24 5/7 5/22 5/26
American Robin *** 4/23 4/28 5/7 5/23 After Jun 30
Eastern Phoebe ** 4/23 4/26 5/8 After Jun 30 -
Great Crested Flycatcher *** 3/28 4/20 5/8 6/9 After Jun 30
Western Kingbird ** 4/7 4/20 5/10 5/30 6/2
American Redstart *** 4/13 4/29 5/10 5/16 5/23
Chimney Swift *** 3/23 4/2 5/11 5/25 5/29
Magnolia Warbler *** 4/21 4/26 5/11 5/16 5/20
Blackburnian Warbler *** 4/13 4/26 5/11 5/16 5/21
Wilson's Warbler *** 4/20 4/30 5/11 5/19 5/23
Olive-sided Flycatcher * 4/20 5/8 5/12 5/17 6/2
Eastern Wood-Pewee *** 4/14 4/24 5/12 5/22 5/26
Least Flycatcher *** 4/24 4/30 5/12 5/19 5/23
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ** 3/16 3/26 5/12 5/30 After Jun 30
Red-eyed Vireo *** 4/1 4/15 5/12 5/24 After Jun 30
Cliff Swallow ** 3/12 4/4 5/12 5/20 6/17

Ending Departures

Species Noticeability Migrants Begin Arriving Rapid Migrant Influx Peak Rapid Migrant Departure Last Migrants Depart
Harris's Sparrow * - - Before Mar 1 3/10 5/12
Ring-billed Gull *** - - Before Mar 1 3/14 5/7
Tree Swallow *** 3/17 3/22 3/25 3/31 5/24
Great Blue Heron ** - - Before Mar 1 4/1 5/23
Bald Eagle ** - - Before Mar 1 4/1 5/22
Yellow-rumped Warbler *** 3/2 3/4 3/7 4/1 5/13
Wilson's Snipe ** 3/5 3/6 3/8 4/5 5/5
Double-crested Cormorant *** 3/2 3/7 3/10 4/9 5/8
Cinnamon Teal * - - Before Mar 1 4/10 5/8
Pied-billed Grebe *** - - Before Mar 1 4/13 5/5
Chipping Sparrow *** 3/9 3/18 4/1 4/16 5/16
Cooper's Hawk * 3/2 3/3 3/11 4/17 5/20
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher *** 3/17 3/24 4/8 4/18 6/26
Red-breasted Merganser * - - Before Mar 1 4/20 5/11
Prothonotary Warbler * 3/25 4/5 4/18 4/22 6/26
Broad-winged Hawk ** 3/19 3/26 4/13 4/24 5/26
Yellow-throated Warbler * 3/2 3/8 4/9 4/25 After Jun 30
Northern Harrier *** - - Before Mar 1 4/26 5/8
House Wren ** 3/18 3/27 4/14 4/26 5/18
Prairie Warbler * 3/22 4/3 4/18 4/26 6/18
Northern Shoveler *** - - Before Mar 1 4/28 5/21
Sharp-shinned Hawk * - - Before Mar 1 4/28 5/10
Herring Gull *** - - Before Mar 1 4/28 5/6
Orange-crowned Warbler *** - - Before Mar 1 4/28 5/11
Swamp Sparrow *** 3/2 3/6 3/10 4/28 5/6
Spotted Towhee * 3/2 3/11 3/21 4/28 5/10
American Coot *** - - Before Mar 1 4/29 5/16
Long-billed Curlew * 3/2 3/11 3/16 4/29 5/12
Sedge Wren ** 4/9 4/13 4/18 4/29 5/5
Hooded Warbler *** 3/17 3/24 4/19 4/29 5/10
White-throated Sparrow *** 3/16 4/7 4/11 4/29 5/9
Brown Pelican *** - 3/2 4/17 4/30 5/6
Willet *** 3/8 4/12 4/19 4/30 5/7
Least Tern *** 3/27 4/12 4/23 4/30 5/6
Royal Tern *** 3/2 4/6 4/19 4/30 5/6
Sandwich Tern *** 3/15 4/13 4/19 4/30 5/7
Marsh Wren *** 3/6 4/13 4/19 4/30 5/8
Cerulean Warbler ** 4/3 4/13 4/20 4/30 5/5
Summer Tanager *** 4/3 4/15 4/25 4/30 5/17
Blue-winged Teal *** 3/2 3/22 4/4 5/1 5/23
Sora *** 3/7 4/9 4/22 5/1 5/15
Common Gallinule *** - 3/2 3/9 5/1 5/9
American Golden-Plover * 3/2 3/22 3/29 5/1 5/13
Laughing Gull *** 3/2 4/12 4/20 5/1 5/7
Forster's Tern *** 3/7 3/9 3/16 5/1 5/11
Couch's Kingbird * 3/2 3/12 3/27 5/1 5/30
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck ** 3/8 3/17 4/24 5/2 5/7
Cattle Egret *** 3/18 4/5 4/21 5/2 5/8
Black-necked Stilt *** 3/9 3/17 4/21 5/2 5/9
Franklin's Gull * 3/28 4/5 4/19 5/2 5/23
Gull-billed Tern ** 3/15 4/10 4/18 5/2 5/8
Caspian Tern ** 3/17 4/13 4/19 5/2 5/8
Fulvous Whistling-Duck ** 4/1 4/13 4/24 5/3 5/9
Least Bittern * 4/8 4/14 4/24 5/3 5/9
White-faced Ibis *** 3/23 4/14 4/25 5/3 5/8
Greater Yellowlegs *** 3/2 3/10 4/1 5/3 5/18
Whimbrel ** 4/5 4/11 4/25 5/4 6/1
Short-billed Dowitcher ** 3/13 4/13 4/20 5/4 5/21
American Avocet ** 3/19 4/10 4/19 5/5 5/11
Upland Sandpiper * 3/21 3/28 4/12 5/5 5/12
Long-billed Dowitcher *** 3/2 4/13 4/23 5/5 5/15
Golden-winged Warbler ** 4/13 4/24 4/29 5/5 5/15
Palm Warbler *** - 3/2 3/6 5/5 5/12
Vesper Sparrow * 3/7 3/10 3/15 5/5 5/15
Rose-breasted Grosbeak *** 4/12 4/17 4/28 5/5 5/16
Baltimore Oriole *** 4/10 4/14 4/27 5/5 5/19
Swainson's Hawk * 3/17 3/29 4/18 5/6 6/1
Lesser Yellowlegs *** 3/7 4/13 4/25 5/7 5/24
Black-and-white Warbler *** 3/7 4/17 4/27 5/7 5/17
White-crowned Sparrow *** 4/12 4/18 4/25 5/7 5/14
Scarlet Tanager *** 4/11 4/16 4/24 5/7 5/12
Veery *** 4/15 4/20 5/2 5/8 5/20
Wood Thrush * 4/12 4/17 4/26 5/8 6/20
Gray Catbird *** 4/12 4/17 4/27 5/8 5/17
Nashville Warbler *** 4/5 4/13 4/26 5/8 5/19
Lincoln's Sparrow *** 3/2 3/7 4/16 5/8 5/17
Bobolink *** 4/18 4/25 5/4 5/8 5/21
Solitary Sandpiper *** 4/1 4/15 4/26 5/9 5/19
Ovenbird ** 4/11 4/17 4/29 5/9 After Jun 30
Blue-headed Vireo ** 3/2 3/3 4/8 5/10 5/26
Northern Parula ** 3/2 3/15 4/18 5/10 6/25
Savannah Sparrow *** 3/7 3/9 3/13 5/10 5/18
Indigo Bunting ** 4/3 4/16 4/27 5/10 6/23
Blackpoll Warbler *** 4/15 4/19 5/4 5/11 5/22
Clay-colored Sparrow *** 4/12 4/23 4/29 5/11 5/17
Northern Rough-winged Swallow ** 3/2 3/22 5/1 5/12 After Jun 30
Pine Siskin *** 3/26 3/29 4/5 5/12 5/18

Great Plains

Bell's Vireo. Alex Eberts/Macaulay Library. eBird S37018232.

Bell’s Vireo. Alex Eberts/Macaulay Library. eBird S37018232.

Species on the Move

Beginning Arrivals What is this?

Species Noticeability Migrants Begin Arriving Rapid Migrant Influx Peak Rapid Migrant Departure Last Migrants Depart
Grasshopper Sparrow *** 4/5 5/27 After Jun 30 - -
Marbled Godwit * 4/9 6/5 6/13 6/21 After Jun 30
Black-crowned Night-Heron * 4/12 6/4 6/13 After Jun 30 -
Bell's Vireo *** 4/26 5/6 6/3 6/9 6/28
Red-headed Woodpecker ****! 4/28 5/5 5/15 6/4 6/8
Sedge Wren * 4/28 6/11 6/14 6/20 6/23
Swainson's Thrush ****! 4/28 5/5 5/12 5/23 5/30
Lark Bunting *** 4/28 5/9 5/31 6/24 After Jun 30
Black-headed Grosbeak *** 4/28 5/7 6/4 After Jun 30 -
Common Nighthawk *** 4/29 5/22 5/30 6/5 After Jun 30
Least Flycatcher ****! 4/29 5/5 5/13 5/24 5/28
Gray Catbird ****! 4/29 5/5 5/17 5/24 5/29
Orchard Oriole ****! 4/29 5/6 6/2 6/8 6/10
Philadelphia Vireo *** 4/30 5/6 5/16 5/24 6/1
Yellow-breasted Chat *** 4/30 5/29 6/2 6/8 6/11
Rose-breasted Grosbeak ****! 4/30 5/5 5/10 5/23 5/26
Blue Grosbeak *** 4/30 5/30 6/5 6/10 6/13
Bobolink *** 4/30 5/12 6/14 6/23 After Jun 30
Eastern Wood-Pewee ****! 5/1 5/8 5/17 6/25 After Jun 30
Acadian Flycatcher *** 5/1 5/5 5/24 5/28 After Jun 30
Yellow-billed Cuckoo *** 5/2 5/24 5/31 After Jun 30 -
Gray-cheeked Thrush *** 5/2 5/7 5/12 5/24 5/28
Ovenbird *** 5/3 5/8 5/16 5/23 5/27
American Redstart ****! 5/3 5/10 5/18 5/24 5/28
Chestnut-sided Warbler *** 5/3 5/7 5/18 5/25 5/30
Blackpoll Warbler ****! 5/3 5/7 5/14 5/25 5/29
Wilson's Warbler ****! 5/3 5/7 5/13 5/24 5/28
Willow Flycatcher *** 5/4 5/16 6/13 6/29 After Jun 30
Magnolia Warbler *** 5/4 5/8 5/18 5/24 5/29
White-rumped Sandpiper *** 5/6 5/14 5/18 5/23 6/9
Black Tern ****! 5/6 5/12 5/19 5/24 6/22
Mourning Warbler *** 5/6 5/11 5/20 5/27 6/3
Stilt Sandpiper *** 5/7 5/13 5/17 5/23 5/27
Alder Flycatcher *** 5/7 5/13 5/24 6/1 6/6

Peaking Arrivals

Species Noticeability Migrants Begin Arriving Rapid Migrant Influx Peak Rapid Migrant Departure Last Migrants Depart
Eastern Phoebe *** 3/2 3/12 5/5 5/18 After Jun 30
Common Grackle *** 3/2 3/13 5/21 6/11 After Jun 30
Wood Duck ** 3/2 3/24 5/6 5/24 6/7
Pectoral Sandpiper ** 3/25 3/28 5/16 5/24 5/30
Turkey Vulture *** 3/14 3/30 5/9 5/18 After Jun 30
Louisiana Waterthrush ** 3/25 4/2 5/5 5/17 5/22
White-eyed Vireo * 3/19 4/4 5/23 6/12 After Jun 30
Purple Martin *** 3/20 4/4 5/7 After Jun 30 -
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher *** 3/26 4/5 5/6 5/17 5/22
Northern Parula *** 4/1 4/8 5/7 5/18 5/24
Say's Phoebe * 3/23 4/14 6/11 6/26 After Jun 30
Yellow-headed Blackbird ** 4/7 4/14 6/15 6/20 6/24
Western Grebe * 4/1 4/16 6/12 After Jun 30 -
Cattle Egret * 3/30 4/16 6/22 After Jun 30 -
Sora ** 4/10 4/17 5/17 6/21 After Jun 30
Upland Sandpiper *** 4/3 4/20 5/6 5/11 5/18
Forster's Tern ** 4/13 4/20 5/13 5/20 After Jun 30
Prothonotary Warbler ** 4/6 4/20 5/7 5/21 6/4
Lark Sparrow *** 4/7 4/20 5/8 5/16 After Jun 30
Least Sandpiper *** 4/18 4/21 5/14 5/21 5/27
Semipalmated Sandpiper *** 4/13 4/21 5/15 5/24 6/2
Brown-headed Cowbird *** 3/14 4/21 5/11 5/19 6/10
Barn Swallow ****! 4/3 4/22 5/18 6/29 After Jun 30
Green Heron *** 4/12 4/23 5/14 6/5 6/11
Cliff Swallow *** 4/11 4/23 6/16 6/24 After Jun 30
Chimney Swift *** 4/16 4/26 5/13 6/9 6/14
Western Kingbird *** 4/20 4/26 6/6 6/26 After Jun 30
Chipping Sparrow ****! 3/31 4/26 5/6 5/18 5/27
Eastern Towhee ** 3/23 4/26 5/9 5/22 5/31
Bank Swallow *** 4/13 4/27 5/15 5/24 After Jun 30
Spotted Sandpiper *** 4/18 4/28 5/12 5/24 6/1
House Wren ****! 4/16 4/28 5/12 5/21 6/9
Brown Thrasher ****! 4/2 4/28 5/7 6/9 6/29
Orange-crowned Warbler ****! 4/21 4/28 5/5 5/15 5/22
Warbling Vireo ****! 4/20 4/29 5/15 5/23 After Jun 30
Palm Warbler *** 4/24 4/29 5/5 5/24 5/26
Great Crested Flycatcher ****! 4/23 4/30 5/12 6/26 After Jun 30
Eastern Kingbird ****! 4/18 4/30 5/24 6/24 6/26
Blue-headed Vireo *** 4/26 4/30 5/9 5/19 5/23
Nashville Warbler ****! 4/26 4/30 5/7 5/20 5/26
Baltimore Oriole ****! 4/23 4/30 5/12 5/23 6/27
Ruby-throated Hummingbird *** 4/18 5/1 5/16 5/23 6/12
Yellow-throated Vireo *** 4/25 5/1 5/11 5/27 After Jun 30
Cassin's Sparrow * 4/7 5/1 6/13 After Jun 30 -
Clay-colored Sparrow ****! 4/24 5/1 5/9 5/18 5/24
Summer Tanager *** 4/21 5/1 5/10 5/18 After Jun 30
Painted Bunting ** 4/23 5/1 6/3 6/29 After Jun 30
Dickcissel *** 4/23 5/1 After Jun 30 - -
Red-eyed Vireo *** 4/25 5/2 5/27 6/4 After Jun 30
Wood Thrush *** 4/26 5/2 5/13 5/21 6/3
Kentucky Warbler *** 4/21 5/2 5/12 5/29 6/5
Indigo Bunting ****! 4/26 5/2 5/10 6/5 After Jun 30
Mississippi Kite *** 4/24 5/3 5/16 6/12 6/15
Northern Waterthrush *** 4/28 5/3 5/11 5/23 5/28
Black-and-white Warbler *** 4/26 5/3 5/9 5/13 6/5
Tennessee Warbler ****! 4/29 5/3 5/17 5/24 5/29
Common Yellowthroat ****! 4/25 5/3 5/18 6/24 6/29
Yellow Warbler ****! 4/29 5/4 5/16 5/24 5/28
Scarlet Tanager ** 4/25 5/4 5/20 6/6 6/11
Red-headed Woodpecker *** 4/28 5/5 5/15 6/4 6/8
Acadian Flycatcher ** 5/1 5/5 5/24 5/28 After Jun 30
Least Flycatcher ****! 4/29 5/5 5/13 5/24 5/28
Swainson's Thrush ****! 4/28 5/5 5/12 5/23 5/30
Gray Catbird ****! 4/29 5/5 5/17 5/24 5/29
Rose-breasted Grosbeak ****! 4/30 5/5 5/10 5/23 5/26
Bell's Vireo *** 4/26 5/6 6/3 6/9 6/28
Philadelphia Vireo *** 4/30 5/6 5/16 5/24 6/1
Orchard Oriole *** 4/29 5/6 6/2 6/8 6/10
Gray-cheeked Thrush *** 5/2 5/7 5/12 5/24 5/28
Chestnut-sided Warbler *** 5/3 5/7 5/18 5/25 5/30
Blackpoll Warbler ****! 5/3 5/7 5/14 5/25 5/29
Wilson's Warbler *** 5/3 5/7 5/13 5/24 5/28
Black-headed Grosbeak ** 4/28 5/7 6/4 After Jun 30 -
Eastern Wood-Pewee ****! 5/1 5/8 5/17 6/25 After Jun 30
Ovenbird *** 5/3 5/8 5/16 5/23 5/27
Magnolia Warbler *** 5/4 5/8 5/18 5/24 5/29
Lark Bunting ** 4/28 5/9 5/31 6/24 After Jun 30
American Redstart ****! 5/3 5/10 5/18 5/24 5/28
Mourning Warbler *** 5/6 5/11 5/20 5/27 6/3
Black Tern ****! 5/6 5/12 5/19 5/24 6/22
Bobolink *** 4/30 5/12 6/14 6/23 After Jun 30

Beginning Departures

Species Noticeability Migrants Begin Arriving Rapid Migrant Influx Peak Rapid Migrant Departure Last Migrants Depart
Northern Pintail ** - 3/2 3/12 6/25 After Jun 30
Gadwall *** 3/11 3/17 3/25 After Jun 30 -
Ruddy Duck *** 3/2 3/16 4/6 5/5 After Jun 30
Common Loon * 3/16 3/24 4/6 5/8 5/14
Belted Kingfisher ** 3/2 3/23 4/9 5/20 6/4
Horned Grebe ** 3/9 3/17 4/16 5/6 5/18
Wilson's Snipe * 3/2 4/8 4/17 6/20 After Jun 30
American Pipit ** 3/2 3/14 4/19 5/7 5/18
Hermit Thrush ** 3/23 4/2 4/22 5/10 5/18
Blue-winged Teal *** 3/11 3/19 4/23 5/23 6/25
Osprey *** 4/6 4/13 4/23 5/5 5/9
Yellow-throated Warbler * 3/17 4/2 4/23 5/20 6/5
Great Blue Heron *** 3/2 3/22 4/24 5/19 After Jun 30
Great Egret *** 3/24 4/8 4/24 5/8 After Jun 30
Baird's Sandpiper *** 3/14 3/27 4/24 5/24 6/2
Savannah Sparrow *** 3/16 4/17 4/24 5/7 6/23
American Avocet ** 4/9 4/17 4/25 6/23 After Jun 30
Semipalmated Plover ** 4/13 4/20 4/25 5/24 6/1
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher * 3/28 4/7 4/25 6/12 After Jun 30
Eared Grebe ** 4/7 4/17 4/26 6/21 After Jun 30
White-faced Ibis ** 4/9 4/18 4/26 5/23 After Jun 30
Lesser Yellowlegs *** 3/29 4/21 4/26 5/22 5/29
Snowy Egret * 4/1 4/12 4/27 6/29 After Jun 30
Wilson's Phalarope *** 4/16 4/21 4/28 5/22 After Jun 30
Field Sparrow ** 3/12 3/31 4/28 5/11 5/18
Little Blue Heron * 3/29 4/10 4/29 5/8 5/18
Broad-winged Hawk ** 4/6 4/20 4/29 5/21 5/27
Willet *** 4/17 4/22 4/29 5/6 After Jun 30
Long-billed Dowitcher *** 4/17 4/21 5/1 5/20 5/27
Tree Swallow *** 3/24 4/1 5/1 6/25 After Jun 30
Ruby-crowned Kinglet *** 3/26 4/1 5/1 5/12 5/24
White-throated Sparrow *** 4/18 4/25 5/1 5/11 5/23
Harris's Sparrow *** 4/17 4/23 5/2 5/13 5/22
Solitary Sandpiper *** 4/16 4/25 5/3 5/11 5/23
Peregrine Falcon ** 4/12 4/21 5/4 5/16 5/27
Northern Rough-winged Swallow *** 3/30 4/21 5/4 5/21 5/27
Yellow-rumped Warbler *** 4/11 4/28 5/4 5/15 5/23
White-crowned Sparrow *** 4/19 4/28 5/4 5/14 5/21
Lincoln's Sparrow *** 4/6 4/28 5/4 5/14 5/21
Eastern Phoebe *** 3/2 3/12 5/5 5/18 After Jun 30
Louisiana Waterthrush *** 3/25 4/2 5/5 5/17 5/22
Orange-crowned Warbler *** 4/21 4/28 5/5 5/15 5/22
Palm Warbler *** 4/24 4/29 5/5 5/24 5/26
Wood Duck *** 3/2 3/24 5/6 5/24 6/7
Upland Sandpiper * 4/3 4/20 5/6 5/11 5/18
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher *** 3/26 4/5 5/6 5/17 5/22
Chipping Sparrow *** 3/31 4/26 5/6 5/18 5/27
Purple Martin ** 3/20 4/4 5/7 After Jun 30 -
Brown Thrasher *** 4/2 4/28 5/7 6/9 6/29
Prothonotary Warbler ** 4/6 4/20 5/7 5/21 6/4
Nashville Warbler *** 4/26 4/30 5/7 5/20 5/26
Northern Parula *** 4/1 4/8 5/7 5/18 5/24
Lark Sparrow *** 4/7 4/20 5/8 5/16 After Jun 30
Turkey Vulture *** 3/14 3/30 5/9 5/18 After Jun 30
Blue-headed Vireo *** 4/26 4/30 5/9 5/19 5/23
Black-and-white Warbler *** 4/26 5/3 5/9 5/13 6/5
Clay-colored Sparrow *** 4/24 5/1 5/9 5/18 5/24
Eastern Towhee *** 3/23 4/26 5/9 5/22 5/31
Summer Tanager *** 4/21 5/1 5/10 5/18 After Jun 30
Rose-breasted Grosbeak *** 4/30 5/5 5/10 5/23 5/26
Indigo Bunting *** 4/26 5/2 5/10 6/5 After Jun 30
Yellow-throated Vireo ** 4/25 5/1 5/11 5/27 After Jun 30
Northern Waterthrush *** 4/28 5/3 5/11 5/23 5/28
Brown-headed Cowbird *** 3/14 4/21 5/11 5/19 6/10
Spotted Sandpiper *** 4/18 4/28 5/12 5/24 6/1
Great Crested Flycatcher *** 4/23 4/30 5/12 6/26 After Jun 30
House Wren *** 4/16 4/28 5/12 5/21 6/9
Gray-cheeked Thrush *** 5/2 5/7 5/12 5/24 5/28
Swainson's Thrush *** 4/28 5/5 5/12 5/23 5/30
Kentucky Warbler ** 4/21 5/2 5/12 5/29 6/5
Baltimore Oriole *** 4/23 4/30 5/12 5/23 6/27

Ending Departures

Species Noticeability Migrants Begin Arriving Rapid Migrant Influx Peak Rapid Migrant Departure Last Migrants Depart
Redhead ** - 3/2 3/14 3/29 After Jun 30
Ring-necked Duck *** - 3/2 3/19 4/2 5/7
Bufflehead *** 3/2 3/14 3/23 4/6 5/8
Ring-billed Gull *** 3/2 3/10 3/18 4/8 After Jun 30
Song Sparrow ** 3/12 3/17 3/31 4/11 After Jun 30
Northern Harrier ** 3/2 3/7 3/17 4/26 After Jun 30
American Kestrel *** - 3/2 3/30 4/26 5/5
American Wigeon ** - 3/2 3/24 4/27 After Jun 30
Green-winged Teal *** 3/2 3/13 3/27 4/27 5/8
Sharp-shinned Hawk ** 3/23 3/29 4/5 4/28 5/13
Lesser Scaup *** 3/2 3/17 3/28 4/29 After Jun 30
Double-crested Cormorant *** 3/12 3/28 4/14 4/29 After Jun 30
American White Pelican * 3/13 3/16 4/21 4/29 6/27
Hudsonian Godwit ** 4/11 4/17 4/23 4/29 5/26
Pied-billed Grebe *** 3/16 4/8 4/18 4/30 5/11
American Coot *** 3/14 4/9 4/21 4/30 5/26
Greater Yellowlegs *** 3/12 3/22 4/20 4/30 5/9
Northern Shoveler *** 3/10 3/16 4/14 5/1 After Jun 30
Bonaparte's Gull *** 3/29 4/6 4/18 5/1 5/13
Franklin's Gull *** 4/2 4/13 4/23 5/1 5/24
Vesper Sparrow *** 3/24 3/31 4/22 5/1 5/9
Swainson's Hawk * 3/31 4/9 4/23 5/2 After Jun 30
Black-necked Stilt * 4/9 4/17 4/26 5/2 After Jun 30
Killdeer * 3/2 3/7 3/31 5/2 After Jun 30
Ruddy Duck ** 3/2 3/16 4/6 5/5 After Jun 30
Osprey *** 4/6 4/13 4/23 5/5 5/9
Horned Grebe *** 3/9 3/17 4/16 5/6 5/18
Willet ** 4/17 4/22 4/29 5/6 After Jun 30
American Pipit ** 3/2 3/14 4/19 5/7 5/18
Savannah Sparrow ** 3/16 4/17 4/24 5/7 6/23
Common Loon ** 3/16 3/24 4/6 5/8 5/14
Great Egret ** 3/24 4/8 4/24 5/8 After Jun 30
Little Blue Heron * 3/29 4/10 4/29 5/8 5/18
Hermit Thrush *** 3/23 4/2 4/22 5/10 5/18
Upland Sandpiper * 4/3 4/20 5/6 5/11 5/18
Solitary Sandpiper *** 4/16 4/25 5/3 5/11 5/23
Field Sparrow *** 3/12 3/31 4/28 5/11 5/18
White-throated Sparrow *** 4/18 4/25 5/1 5/11 5/23
Ruby-crowned Kinglet *** 3/26 4/1 5/1 5/12 5/24

West

Chipping Sparrow. Evan Lipton/Macaulay Library. eBird S23230113.

Chipping Sparrow. Evan Lipton/Macaulay Library. eBird S23230113.

Species on the Move

Beginning Arrivals What is this?

Species Noticeability Migrants Begin Arriving Rapid Migrant Influx Peak Rapid Migrant Departure Last Migrants Depart
Chipping Sparrow *** 4/10 5/6 5/14 5/21 5/26
Dusky Flycatcher ** 4/17 5/6 6/9 6/25 After Jun 30
Yellow-breasted Chat *** 4/17 5/6 5/25 6/16 6/23
Calliope Hummingbird * 4/19 6/8 6/14 6/25 After Jun 30
MacGillivray's Warbler *** 4/24 5/7 5/23 6/15 6/18
Swainson's Thrush *** 4/28 5/10 After Jun 30 - -
Yellow Warbler ****! 4/30 5/6 5/23 5/31 6/4
Bullock's Oriole ****! 4/30 5/5 5/17 6/3 6/25
Western Wood-Pewee ****! 5/1 5/20 6/6 6/26 After Jun 30
Cedar Waxwing *** 5/3 5/14 6/1 6/10 6/16
Eastern Kingbird *** 5/7 5/24 5/30 After Jun 30 -

Peaking Arrivals

Species Noticeability Migrants Begin Arriving Rapid Migrant Influx Peak Rapid Migrant Departure Last Migrants Depart
Violet-green Swallow *** 3/2 3/17 5/18 5/24 5/29
Tree Swallow *** 3/2 4/2 5/12 5/29 6/11
White-throated Swift * 3/2 4/3 5/29 After Jun 30 -
Black-chinned Hummingbird *** 3/16 4/6 5/17 5/30 6/10
Common Yellowthroat *** 3/19 4/7 5/19 6/11 6/16
Yellow-headed Blackbird ** 4/1 4/10 5/14 5/30 6/3
Ash-throated Flycatcher *** 4/5 4/14 5/8 6/9 6/19
Brewer's Blackbird ** 3/31 4/15 5/29 After Jun 30 -
Cassin's Vireo ** 3/28 4/18 5/9 After Jun 30 -
Green Heron * 4/3 4/21 5/10 5/28 6/8
Hammond's Flycatcher * 4/10 4/21 6/10 6/25 After Jun 30
Vaux's Swift ** 4/12 4/23 5/8 5/12 5/21
Northern Rough-winged Swallow ** 3/2 4/23 5/8 5/29 After Jun 30
Barn Swallow *** 3/30 4/23 5/19 6/1 6/12
Green-tailed Towhee ** 4/19 4/23 5/11 5/17 5/22
Forster's Tern ** 4/11 4/24 5/9 5/19 6/11
Hermit Warbler ** 4/13 4/24 5/7 After Jun 30 -
Wilson's Warbler *** 4/12 4/24 5/10 6/1 6/6
Red-necked Phalarope ** 4/21 4/25 5/15 5/27 6/1
Pacific-slope Flycatcher ** 3/16 4/25 5/31 6/22 After Jun 30
Bank Swallow ** 4/12 4/25 5/19 5/31 6/8
Townsend's Warbler *** 4/20 4/25 5/9 5/19 6/3
Lazuli Bunting *** 4/12 4/25 5/16 After Jun 30 -
Cliff Swallow *** 3/19 4/26 6/19 After Jun 30 -
Wilson's Phalarope ** 4/26 4/29 5/14 5/20 6/2
Western Kingbird *** 3/19 4/30 5/15 6/4 6/10
Olive-sided Flycatcher *** 4/17 5/1 6/3 6/17 6/27
Warbling Vireo *** 4/19 5/1 6/3 6/25 After Jun 30
House Wren *** 4/18 5/1 5/24 6/17 6/22
Spotted Sandpiper *** 4/22 5/2 5/13 5/27 6/3
Brown-headed Cowbird *** 4/11 5/3 5/17 6/1 6/20
Western Tanager *** 4/22 5/4 5/21 5/31 6/9
Black-headed Grosbeak *** 4/22 5/4 5/23 6/5 6/26
Bullock's Oriole *** 4/30 5/5 5/17 6/3 6/25
Dusky Flycatcher * 4/17 5/6 6/9 6/25 After Jun 30
Yellow Warbler *** 4/30 5/6 5/23 5/31 6/4
Yellow-breasted Chat ** 4/17 5/6 5/25 6/16 6/23
Chipping Sparrow *** 4/10 5/6 5/14 5/21 5/26
MacGillivray's Warbler *** 4/24 5/7 5/23 6/15 6/18
Swainson's Thrush ** 4/28 5/10 After Jun 30 - -

Beginning Departures

Species Noticeability Migrants Begin Arriving Rapid Migrant Influx Peak Rapid Migrant Departure Last Migrants Depart
Greater Scaup * - - Before Mar 1 5/5 5/21
Ruddy Duck ** - - Before Mar 1 5/17 6/3
Broad-billed Hummingbird * 3/2 3/14 3/28 6/1 6/6
Cooper's Hawk * 3/2 3/14 3/29 5/14 5/26
Northern Shoveler *** 3/20 3/25 4/8 5/5 6/2
Rufous Hummingbird * 3/2 3/19 4/8 5/6 5/20
Gadwall ** 3/9 3/23 4/13 5/19 After Jun 30
American Pipit ** 4/2 4/8 4/13 5/8 5/18
Cinnamon Teal ** 3/2 4/7 4/19 5/8 6/6
Yellow-rumped Warbler *** 4/2 4/14 4/19 5/18 5/28
Eared Grebe ** 3/27 4/9 4/21 5/8 6/1
Greater White-fronted Goose * 4/10 4/15 4/22 5/5 5/14
Black-bellied Plover * 4/6 4/10 4/23 5/7 5/27
Marbled Godwit ** 4/10 4/16 4/25 5/6 5/11
Savannah Sparrow ** 3/26 4/8 4/25 5/5 5/19
Dunlin *** 4/8 4/23 4/27 5/7 5/15
Nashville Warbler ** 3/30 4/15 4/27 5/7 6/26
Black-throated Gray Warbler ** 3/27 4/13 4/27 5/7 6/10
Black-necked Stilt ** 3/28 4/6 4/28 5/10 6/4
Least Sandpiper *** 4/8 4/22 4/28 5/7 5/15
Caspian Tern ** 3/25 4/14 4/28 5/6 5/12
Hooded Oriole * 3/12 3/26 4/28 5/15 6/14
American Avocet ** 3/28 4/6 4/29 5/10 6/6
Whimbrel ** 3/16 4/18 4/29 5/8 5/21
Western Sandpiper *** 4/10 4/16 4/29 5/7 5/14
Semipalmated Plover *** 4/16 4/23 4/30 5/7 5/14
Willet *** 4/7 4/9 4/30 5/6 5/10
Swainson's Hawk * 3/28 4/8 5/1 5/31 6/5
Orange-crowned Warbler *** 3/20 4/4 5/1 5/15 5/22
Long-billed Dowitcher *** 4/22 4/28 5/3 5/9 5/24
Hermit Warbler * 4/13 4/24 5/7 After Jun 30 -
Vaux's Swift ** 4/12 4/23 5/8 5/12 5/21
Ash-throated Flycatcher * 4/5 4/14 5/8 6/9 6/19
Northern Rough-winged Swallow *** 3/2 4/23 5/8 5/29 After Jun 30
Forster's Tern * 4/11 4/24 5/9 5/19 6/11
Cassin's Vireo * 3/28 4/18 5/9 After Jun 30 -
Townsend's Warbler *** 4/20 4/25 5/9 5/19 6/3
Green Heron * 4/3 4/21 5/10 5/28 6/8
Wilson's Warbler *** 4/12 4/24 5/10 6/1 6/6
Green-tailed Towhee *** 4/19 4/23 5/11 5/17 5/22
Tree Swallow ** 3/2 4/2 5/12 5/29 6/11

Ending Departures

Species Noticeability Migrants Begin Arriving Rapid Migrant Influx Peak Rapid Migrant Departure Last Migrants Depart
Glaucous-winged Gull ** - - Before Mar 1 3/3 5/13
Northern Pintail ** - - Before Mar 1 3/22 5/14
American Wigeon *** - - Before Mar 1 4/14 5/17
Pied-billed Grebe ** - - Before Mar 1 4/20 5/31
Common Merganser ** - - Before Mar 1 4/22 5/17
Ruby-crowned Kinglet *** - 3/2 3/9 4/25 5/17
White-crowned Sparrow *** 3/20 3/27 4/11 4/26 5/23
Lesser Scaup ** 3/2 3/11 3/15 4/27 5/21
Bufflehead *** - - Before Mar 1 4/28 5/19
Golden-crowned Sparrow *** 4/1 4/5 4/15 4/28 5/15
Ring-necked Duck *** - 3/2 3/10 4/30 5/17
Osprey * 3/22 4/4 4/21 4/30 5/23
American Coot *** - - Before Mar 1 4/30 6/4
Brant * 4/10 4/15 4/20 5/1 5/14
Cackling Goose ** - - Before Mar 1 5/1 5/13
Horned Grebe ** - - Before Mar 1 5/1 5/12
Green-winged Teal *** 3/20 3/22 3/26 5/2 5/12
Greater Yellowlegs *** 3/25 4/6 4/16 5/2 5/11
Surf Scoter ** 3/15 3/18 3/21 5/3 5/21
Common Loon ** 3/31 4/12 4/19 5/3 5/12
Sharp-shinned Hawk * 4/7 4/10 4/13 5/3 5/20
Greater White-fronted Goose ** 4/10 4/15 4/22 5/5 5/14
Northern Shoveler *** 3/20 3/25 4/8 5/5 6/2
Greater Scaup * - - Before Mar 1 5/5 5/21
Savannah Sparrow ** 3/26 4/8 4/25 5/5 5/19
Marbled Godwit *** 4/10 4/16 4/25 5/6 5/11
Willet *** 4/7 4/9 4/30 5/6 5/10
Caspian Tern ** 3/25 4/14 4/28 5/6 5/12
Rufous Hummingbird * 3/2 3/19 4/8 5/6 5/20
Black-bellied Plover * 4/6 4/10 4/23 5/7 5/27
Semipalmated Plover *** 4/16 4/23 4/30 5/7 5/14
Dunlin *** 4/8 4/23 4/27 5/7 5/15
Least Sandpiper *** 4/8 4/22 4/28 5/7 5/15
Western Sandpiper *** 4/10 4/16 4/29 5/7 5/14
Nashville Warbler * 3/30 4/15 4/27 5/7 6/26
Black-throated Gray Warbler ** 3/27 4/13 4/27 5/7 6/10
Cinnamon Teal *** 3/2 4/7 4/19 5/8 6/6
Eared Grebe ** 3/27 4/9 4/21 5/8 6/1
Whimbrel ** 3/16 4/18 4/29 5/8 5/21
American Pipit ** 4/2 4/8 4/13 5/8 5/18
Long-billed Dowitcher *** 4/22 4/28 5/3 5/9 5/24
Black-necked Stilt ** 3/28 4/6 4/28 5/10 6/4
American Avocet ** 3/28 4/6 4/29 5/10 6/6
Vaux's Swift ** 4/12 4/23 5/8 5/12 5/21
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