William Dreuth's Study of Bird Migration
in Lincoln Park, Chicago

A 16 Year Study of Bird Migration in Lincoln Park, Chicago

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The data in the tables is organized into 7 columns (as they appear in the booklet) - Species, Earliest Date of Arrival, Average Date of Arrival, Average Date Last Seen, Latest Date Seen, Number of Days Seen, and Number of Years Seen. Pay particular attention to the last 2 columns as they give a good idea of status in Dreuth's study. I've included Dreuth's status information on subspecies - Dreuth was a careful, meticulous observer and he kept detailed notes about his bird sightings, including subspecies, so I only thought it right to preserve this information. The content has been divided into 5 sections; use the navigation tabs to move between the sections.

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Legend
  • Birds that were full species in Dreuth's time, but are no longer so, have quotation marks around their common and scientific names, e.g., "Blue Goose", "Chen caerulescens"
  • Subspecies have quotation marks around the first modyfying part of their common names, e.g., "Gambel's" White-crowned Sparrow
  • Dates in parenthesis represent other dates, e.g., (Aug 21, 1936)

Part 5: Ovenbird to Dickcissel

Species Earliest Date of Arrival Average Date of Arrival Average Date Last Seen Latest Date Seen Number of Days Seen Number of Years Seen
Ovenbird
Seiurus aurocapilla
Apr 29, 1930
Aug 20, 1941
May 3
Aug 30
May 26
Oct 3
Jun 2, 1940
Oct 17, 1939
188
211
16
16
Northern Waterthrush
Parkesia noveboracensis
Apr 28, 1933
Aug 1, 1938
May 2
Aug 12
May 26
Oct 8
Jun 1, 1928
Oct 18, 1928
193
360
16
16
Golden-winged Warbler
Vermivora chrysoptera
May 2, 1942
Aug 16, 1936
May 11
Aug 27
May 12
Sep 11
May 20, 1936
Oct 1, 1934
12
30
9
13
Blue-winged Warbler
Vermivora pinus
May 3, 1938 May 5, 1943 2 2
Black-and-white Warbler
Mniotilta varia
Apr 24, 1929
Aug 13, 1936
Apr 30
Aug 18
May 25
Oct 7
May 30, 1940
Oct 14, 1939
234
376
16
16
Prothonotary Warbler
Protonotaria citrea
May 5, 1943
Aug 13, 1934
(May 11, 1930)
(Aug 14, 1934)
(May 15, 1928) May 23, 1933
Sep 14, 1935
8
3
4
2
Swainson's Warbler
Limnothlypis swainsonii
Apr 19, 1941 1 1
Tennessee Warbler
Oreothlyipis peregrina
May 2, 1930
Aug 9, 1939
May 12
Aug 21
May 24
Oct 11
Jun 1, 1940
Oct 25, 1935
64
264
15
16
Orange-crowned Warbler
Oreothlyipis celata
Apr 23, 1939
Aug 29, 1938
May 2
Sep 24
May 19
Oct 16
May 25, 1943
Nov 7, 1931
132
138
16
16
Nashville Warbler
Oreothlyipis ruficapilla
Apr 24, 1942
Aug 18, 1933
May 5
Aug 31
May 22
Oct 8
Jun 1, 1940
Oct 17, 1930
149
94
16
16
Connecticut Warbler
Oporornis agilis
May 18, 1931
Aug 20, 1936
May 21
Sep 1
May 27
Sep 16
Jun 1, 1928
Oct 13, 1941
27
38
15
12
Mourning Warbler
Geothlypis philadelphia
May 8, 1930
Aug 17, 1941
May 15
Aug 25

Sep 11
Jun 2, 1940
Sep 17
116
24
16
10
Kentucky Warbler
Geothlypis formosa
May 22, 1940 1 1
Common Yellowthroat
Geothlypis trichas
Apr 25, 1942
Aug 21, 1941
May 3
Aug 29
May 27
Oct 9
Jun 2, 1940
Oct 28, 1931
249
226
16
15
Hooded Warbler
Setophaga citrina
May 27, 1931 1 1
American Redstart
Setophaga ruticilla
May 1, 1928
Aug 9, 1939
May 6
Aug 14
May 30
Oct 8
Jun 2, 1940
Oct 31, 1938
301
517
16
15
Cape May Warbler
Setophaga tigrina
May 1, 1936
Aug 12, 1942
May 9
Aug 23
May 25
Oct 3
May 28, 1929
Oct 15, 1930
103
237
16
16
Cerulean Warbler
Setophaga cerulea
May 25, 1942 1 1
Northern Parula
Setophaga americana
Apr 12, 1931
Sep 5, 1938
May 12
Sep 13
May 22
Sep 30
May 25, 1931
Oct 8, 1930
43
27
14
12
Magnolia Warbler
Setophaga magnolia
Apr 30, 1942
Aug 15, 1933
May 8
Aug 21
May 29
Oct 10
Jun 2, 1940
Oct 19, 1943
254
441
16
16
Bay-breasted Warbler
Setophaga castanea
Apr 30, 1942
Aug 14, 1942
May 12
Aug 27
May 25
Oct 1
June 1, 1928
Oct 13, 1928
80
151
15
16
Blackburnian Warbler
Setophaga fusca
Apr 30, 1934
Aug 14, 1933
May 9
Aug 19
May 26
Sep 19
June 1, 1940
Sep 27, 1935
123
127
15
14
Yellow Warbler
Setophaga petechia
Apr 27, 1942 May 3 Sep 12 Oct 25, 1941 453 16
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Setophaga pensylvanica
May 2, 1930
Aug 15, 1933
May 8
Aug 21
May 28
Oct 1
June 2, 1940
Oct 13, 1928
203
195
15
16
Blackpoll Warbler
Setophaga striata
May 3, 1930
Aug 18, 1942
May 14
Aug 25
May 29
Oct 14
June 2, 1928
Nov 17, 1931
155
347
15
16
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Setophaga caerulescens
May 3, 1942
Aug 24, 1936
May 10
Sep 8
May 25
Oct 10
May 29, 1928
Oct 26, 1930
98
122
15
16
Palm Warbler
Setophaga palmarum
Apr 20, 1931
Aug 27, 1935
Apr 25
Sep 4
May 23
Oct 21
May 29, 1931
Nov 17, 1930
324
542
16
16
Pine Warbler
Setophaga pinus
Apr 20, 1936
Sep 18, 1934
Apr 26
Sep 28
May 8
Oct 11
May 28, 1937
Oct 19, 1936
30
10
9
8
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Setophaga coronata
Apr 5, 1929
Aug 12, 1939
Apr 11
Sep 15
May 22
Oct 31
May 29, 1939
Nov 11, 1936
266
440
16
16
Prairie Warbler
Setophaga discolor
May 4, 1934
Sep 2, 1935
(May 5, 1932) May 17, 1929 3
1
3
1
Black-throated Green Warbler
Setophaga virens
Apr 26, 1942
Aug 18, 1941
May 7
Aug 23
May 27
Oct 9
June 2, 1940
Oct 23, 1929
143
254
15
15
Canada Warbler
Cardellina canadensis
May 7, 1936
Aug 13, 1934
May 14
Aug 19
May 29
Sep 11
Jun 2, 1940
Sep 19, 1929
156
76
15
15
Wilson's Warbler
Cardellina pusilla
May 6, 1934
Aug 17, 1939
May 11
Aug 24
May 29
Sep 19
Jun 2, 1940
Oct 5, 1942
209
115
15
16
Summer Tanager
Piranga rubra
May 14, 1931 May 18, 1940 2 2
Scarlet Tanager
Piranga olivacea
Apr 28, 1938
Sep 9, 1941
May 10
Sep 18
May 26
Sep 28
Jun 1, 1928
Oct 6, 1941
109
31
16
13
Northern Cardinal
Cardinalis cardinalis
Mar 2, 1939 Mar 29 Nov 26 Dec 7, 1939 281 14
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Pheucticus ludovicianus
May 2, 1936
Aug 6, 1937
May 7
Aug 21
May 24
Sep 23
Jun 2, 1928
Nov 9, 1930
112
79
16
15
Indigo Bunting
Passerina cyanea
May 3, 1928
Aug 29, 1942
May 9
Sep 28
May 27
Oct 8
Jun 1, 1928
Oct 24, 1940
155
24
15
7
Dickcissel
Spiza americana
May 11, 1929 (May 22, 1930) (May 23, 1939) Jun 2, 1940 4 4
Species Earliest Date of Arrival Average Date of Arrival Average Date Last Seen Latest Date Seen Number of Days Seen Number of Years Seen

Total: 254

Footnotes

1The subspecies of White-crowned Sparrow that breeds on the taiga west of Hudson Bay. This subspecies migrates through and winters in Illinois in small numbers.

2In Dreuth's time Oregon Junco was a separate species, Junco oreganus. Now considered a subspecies group (comprising several subspecies) of the Dark-eyed Junco.

William Dreuth's Study of Bird Migration