Birds & Wildlife

An arboretum is ideal for bird-watching, and the Aurora Arboretum is no exception. Below is a list of some of the birds that have been spotted in the Arboretum. Check out the Photo Gallery page to see some of the great pictures that have been taken of birds in the Arboretum.

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Canada Goose* Brown Thrasher (M)
Mallard* House Wren (V)
Cormorant (V) Killdeer*
Pied-Billed Grebe (M) Black-Capped Chickadee*
Trumpeter Swan (V) Downy Woodpecker (V)
Red-Tailed Hawk Hairy Woodpecker (V)
Coopers Hawk (V) Northern Flicker (V)
Sharp-Shinned Hawk White-Breasted Nuthatch (V)
Kestrel* Red-Breasted Nuthatch (V)
Osprey (V) Eastern Kingbird*
Spotted Sandpiper (M) Blue Jay*
Ring-Billed Gull Warbling Vireo (V)
Ring-Billed Duck (M) Red-Eyed Vireo (V)
Tree Swallow* Black-Eyed Junko (WV)
Barn Swallow* Alder FlyCatcher*
Bank Swallow (M) Belted Kingfisher (V)
Cliff Swallow* Rose-Breasted Grosbeak (M)
Gray Catbird* Mocking Bird (V)
European Starling* Ruby Crowned Kinglet (M)
Cedar Waxwing* Northern Oriole (M)
Mourning Dove* Pine Siskin (WV)
American Robin* Black-Throated Blue Warbler (M)
American Crow* American Redstart (M)
Northern Cardinal* Common Yellowthroat (M)
Red-Winged Blackbird* Yellow Warbler*
Eastern Meadowlark* Pine Warbler (M)
Common Grackle* Savannah Sparrow*
House Finch* Tree Sparrow (WV)
American Goldfinch* Song Sparrow*
Redpole (WV) Water Sparrow
Turkey Vulture Rock Pigeon
  • * = Nested in ACA
  • V = Vistor
  • M = Migrant
  • WV = Winter Visitor