Birds at Holcomb Farm

This check list of birds at Holcomb Farm was compiled by local bird enthusiast John Weeks.


Italics denotes species know or likely to nest at Holcomb Farm or close by.

(M) = migrant; seen passing through in the spring or fall.

(U) = uncommon species, seen only occasionally.

(W) = species present during the winter months only.


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☐ Canada Goose

☐ Wood Duck

☐ Mallard

☐ Common Merganser

Wild Turkey

☐ Double-crested Cormorant

☐ Great Blue Heron

☐ Green Heron

☐ Black Vulture

☐ Turkey Vulture

☐ Osprey

☐ Bald Eagle

☐ Northern Harrier (M)

☐ Sharp-shinned Hawk (M)

Cooper’s Hawk

Red-shouldered Hawk

Broad-winged Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

☐ Killdeer

☐ Solitary Sandpiper (M)

American Woodcock

Rock Pigeon

Mourning Dove

☐ Yellow-billed Cuckoo (U)

☐ Black-billed Cuckoo (U)

Great Horned Owl

Barred Owl

☐ Common Nighthawk (M)

Chimney Swift

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

☐ Belted Kingfisher

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker

American Kestrel

☐ Olive-sided Flycatcher (M, U)

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Willow Flycatcher

☐ Least Flycatcher (M)

Eastern Phoebe

Great Crested Flycatcher

Eastern Kingbird

Yellow-throated Vireo

Blue-headed Vireo

Warbling Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Blue Jay

American Crow

☐ Common Raven

Tree Swallow

Barn Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

☐ Red-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

House Wren

Winter Wren

Carolina Wren

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

☐ Golden-crowned Kinglet (W)

☐ Ruby-crowned Kinglet (M)

Eastern Bluebird


☐ Swainson’s Thrush (M)

Hermit Thrush

Wood Thrush

American Robin

Gray Catbird

☐ Brown Thrasher

Northern Mockingbird

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing


Worm-eating Warbler

Louisiana Waterthrush

☐ Northern Waterthrush (M)

Blue-winged Warbler

Black-and-white Warbler

☐ Tennessee Warbler (M)

☐ Nashville Warbler (M)

☐ Mourning Warbler (M)

Common Yellowthroat

Hooded Warbler

American Redstart

☐ Northern Parula (M)

☐ Magnolia Warbler (M)

☐ Bay-breasted Warbler (M)

Blackburnian Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

☐ Blackpoll Warbler (M)

Black-throated Blue Warbler

☐ Palm Warbler (M)

Pine Warbler

☐ Yellow-rumped Warbler

Prairie Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

☐ Canada Warbler (M)

☐ Wilson’s Warbler (M)

Eastern Towhee

Chipping Sparrow

Field Sparrow

☐ Fox Sparrow (M)

☐ White-throated Sparrow (W)

☐ White-crowned Sparrow (M)

☐ Dark-eyed Junco (W)

Scarlet Tanager

Northern Cardinal

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Indigo Bunting


Red-winged Blackbird

☐ Eastern Meadowlark (M)

Common Grackle

Brown-headed Cowbird

Orchard Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

House Finch

☐ Purple Finch (W)

American Goldfinch

House Sparrow

Here’s a printable checklist for you to print and use the next time you’re visiting Holcomb Farm in West Granby, CT.  Holcomb Farm Checklist of Birds