Resident Birds

These birds may live at the Dells for some portions of the summer, the winter, or both. Birds that might breed at the Dells are noted.

Species Breeds Summer Winter
Acadian Flycatcher Occasional Rare  
American Crow Annual Abundant Abundant
American Goldfinch Annual Abundant Fair
American Kestrel Annual Fair Uncommon
American Redstart Possible Rare  
American Robin Annual Abundant Rare
American Tree Sparrow     Common
American Woodcock Occasional Rare  
Bald Eagle     Rare
Barn Swallow Annual Common  
Barred Owl Annual Fair Fair
Bell’s Vireo Possible Rare  
Belted Kingfisher Annual Uncommon Rare
Black-billed Cuckoo Annual Uncommon  
Black-capped Chickadee Annual Abundant Abundant
Blue Jay Annual Abundant Abundant
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Annual Uncommon  
Blue-winged Warbler Possible Rare  
Bobolink Occasional Rare  
Broad-winged Hawk Possible Rare  
Brown Creeper     Uncommon
Brown Thrasher Annual Fair  
Brown-headed Cowbird Annual Abundant  
Canada Goose Possible Rare Rare
Carolina Wren Occasional Rare Rare
Cedar Waxwing Annual Common Rare
Cerulean Warbler Possible Rare  
Chestnut-sided Warbler Possible Rare  
Chimney Swift Occasional Fair  
Chipping Sparrow Annual Common  
Cliff Swallow   Rare  
Common Grackle Annual Abundant  
Common Nighthawk Occasional Rare  
Common Redpoll     Rare
Common Snipe     Rare
Common Yellowthroat Annual Common  
Cooper’s Hawk Possible Rare Rare
Dark-eyed Junco     Abundant
Dickcissel Occasional Rare  
Downy Woodpecker Annual Abundant Abundant
Eastern Bluebird Annual Uncommon  
Eastern Kingbird Annual Fair  
Eastern Meadowlark Annual Fair  
Eastern Phoebe Annual Fair  
Eastern Screech Owl Annual Fair Fair
Eastern Wood Pewee Annual Common  
European Starling Annual Abundant Abundant
Evening Grosbeak     Rare
Field Sparrow Annual Common  
Fox Sparrow     Rare
Golden-crowned Kinglet     Rare
Grasshopper Sparrow Occasional Rare  
Gray Catbird Annual Common  
Great Blue Heron   Uncommon Rare
Great Crested Flycatcher Annual Common  
Great Horned Owl Annual Fair Fair
Green-backed Heron Annual Uncommon  
Hairy Woodpecker Annual Fair Fair
Herring Gull     Rare
Horned Lark Possible Rare Rare
House Finch Annual Common Common
House Sparrow Annual Abundant Abundant
House Wren Annual Abundant  
Indigo Bunting Annual Abundant  
Kentucky Warbler Possible Rare  
Killdeer Occasional Uncommon  
Least Flycatcher Occasional Rare  
Lincoln’s Sparrow     Rare
Long-eared Owl     Rare
Louisiana Waterthrush Occasional Rare  
Mallard Annual Fair Rare
Mourning Dove Annual Abundant Fair
Mourning Warbler Possible Rare  
N Rough-winged Swallow Occasional Rare  
Northern Bobwhite   Rare Rare
Northern Cardinal Annual Abundant Abundant
Northern Flicker Annual Common Rare
Northern Oriole Annual Common  
Northern Parula Warbler Possible Rare  
Northern Saw-whet Owl     Rare
Orchard Oriole Occasional Rare  
Ovenbird Occasional Rare  
Pileated Woodpecker Possible Rare Rare
Pine Siskin     Rare
Purple Finch     Rare
Red Crossbill     Rare
Red-bellied Woodpecker Annual Common Common
Red-breasted Nuthatch     Rare
Red-eyed Vireo Annual Common  
Red-headed Woodpecker Annual Fair Rare
Red-shouldered Hawk Possible Rare  
Red-tailed Hawk Annual Fair Fair
Red-winged Blackbird Annual Abundant  
Ring-billed Gull     Rare
Ring-necked Pheasant Possible Uncommon Uncommon
Rock Pigeon Annual Abundant Abundant
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Annual Fair  
Rough-legged Hawk     Uncommon
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Possible Rare  
Rufous-sided Towhee Annual Fair Rare
Rusty Blackbird     Rare
Savannah Sparrow Occasional Uncommon  
Scarlet Tanager Annual Uncommon  
Sedge Wren Occasional Rare  
Sharp-shinned Hawk     Rare
Song Sparrow Annual Abundant Uncommon
Species Breeds Summer Resident Winter Resident
Swamp Sparrow Annual Fair Rare
Tree Swallow   Uncommon Rare
Tufted Titmouse Annual Common Common
Turkey Vulture Possible Uncommon  
Veery Occasional Rare  
Vesper Sparrow Occasional Uncommon  
Warbling Vireo Occasional Rare  
Whip-poor-will Occasional Rare  
White-breasted Nuthatch Annual Common Common
White-crowned Sparrow     Rare
White-eyed Vireo Possible Rare  
White-throated Sparrow     Rare
Willow Flycatcher Occasional Rare  
Winter Wren     Rare
Wood Duck Annual Uncommon Rare
Wood Thrush Annual Uncommon  
Yellow Warbler Annual Common  
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Annual Uncommon  
Yellow-breasted Chat Possible Rare  
Yellow-throated Vireo Occasional Uncommon