Nature and Wildlife Discovery Center


River Campus and Raptor Center

The mission of the Nature and Wildlife Discovery Center is to promote environmental stewardship and population health through nature education, wildlife rehabilitation, and outdoor recreation.
Nature and Wildlife Discovery Center

4th Saturday Birdwalk Results

In partnership with the Arkansas Valley Audubon Society, NWDC offers a monthly birdwalk here at the nature center every fourth Saturday.  Join our knowledgeable staff and volunteers for an easy stroll along the river. This is an excellent outing for families, and beginning birders are especially encouraged to attend.

June 23, 2018 – 4th Saturday Birdwalk

Canada Goose
Mallard
Eurasian Collared Dove
Mourning Dove
Double-crested Cormorant
Osprey
Mississippi Kite
Red-tailed Hawk
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Western Wood-Pewee
Bank Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Bewick’s Wren
American Robin
Curve-billed Thrasher
European Starling
House Sparrow
Yellow-breasted Chat
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Bullock’s Oriole
Total Species – 23

May 26, 2018 – 4th Saturday Birdwalk

Canada Goose
Mallard
Scaled Quail
Mourning Dove
Double-crested Cormorant
American White Pelican
Great Blue Heron
Green Heron
Osprey
Red-tailed Hawk
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
American Kestrel
Western Wood-Pewee
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Western Kingbird
House Wren
American Robin
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
House Sparrow
House Finch
Canyon Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Bullock’s Oriole
Total Species – 28

April 28, 2018 – 4th Saturday Birdwalk

Canada Goose
Mallard
Blue-winged Teal
Mourning Dove
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Red-tailed Hawk
Great Horned Owl
Belted Kingfisher
Northern Flicker
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Blue Jay
American Crow
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
American Robin
European Starling
House Sparrow
House Finch
American Goldfinch
Yellow-rumped Warbler
White-crowned Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Total Species – 28

March 24, 2018 – 4th Saturday Birdwalk

Pied-billed Grebe
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
American Coot
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Red-tailed Hawk
Great Horned Owl
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
American Kestrel
Blue Jay
Scrub Jay
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
American Robin
European Starling
House Sparrow
House Finch
Yellow-rumped Warbler
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Total Species – 24

February 24, 2018 – 4th Saturday Birdwalk

20 Mallard
5 Bufflehead
21 Common Goldeneye
1 Hooded Merganser
8 Common Merganser
1 Pie-billed Grebe
2 Eurasian Collared-Dove
8 American Coot
6 Ring-billed Gull
6 Great Blue Heron
2 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Northern Flicker
8 Bushtit
2 Curve-billed Thrasher
6 House Sparrow
1 House Finch
1 Spotted Towhee
1 Canyon Towhee
1 Song Sparrow
10 Dark-eyed Junco
Total Species – 20
Total Individuals – 111

January 27, 2018 – 4th Saturday Birdwalk

12 Canada Goose
18 Mallard
6 Bufflehead
4 Common Goldeneye
4 Hooded Merganser
10 Common Merganser
2 Pie-billed Grebe
2 Eurasian Collared-Dove
20 American Coot
1 Killdeer
5 Great Blue Heron
1 Cooper’s Hawk
2 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Belted Kingfisher
1 American Crow
10 House Sparrow
4 House Finch
1 American Goldfinch
1 Song Sparrow
8 White-crowned Sparrow
6 Dark-eyed Junco
1 Red-winged Blackbird
Total Species – 22
Total Individuals – 100

December 23, 2017 – 4th Saturday Birdwalk

2 Gadwall
4 American Wigeon
20 Mallard
11 Bufflehead
1 Pie-billed Grebe
1 Great Blue Heron
1 Belted Kingfisher
1 Downy Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
1 American Kestrel
1 Blue Jay
1 American Crow
1 Mountain Chickadee
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Townsend’s Solitaire
2 American Robin
1 Curve-billed Thrasher
6 House Sparrow
8 House Finch
1 Spotted Towhee
1 Canyon Towhee
1 Song’s Sparrow
4 Dark-eyed Junco
Total Species – 23
Total Individuals – 72

November 25, 2017 – 4th Saturday Birdwalk

30 Canada Goose
4 American Wigeon
11 Mallard
8 Bufflehead
8 Common Goldeneye
2 Hooded Merganser
2 Pie-billed Grebe
4 American Coot
1 Double-crested Cormorant
1 Great Blue Heron
2 Downy Woodpecker
3 Northern Flicker
1 Blue Jay
1 Black-billed Magpie
1 Black-capped Chickadee
12 Bushtit
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1 Townsend’s Solitaire
50 American Robin
2 European Starling
2 House Sparrow
2 House Finch
4 American Goldfinch
1 White-crowned Sparrow
Total Species – 24
Total Individuals – 154

August 26, 2017 – 4th Saturday Birdwalk

1 Wood Duck
3 Mallard
7 Eurasian Collared-Dove
5 Mourning Dove
3 Broad-tailed Hummingbird
2 Double-crested Cormorant
1 Great Blue Heron
3 Turkey Vulture
2 Osprey
1 Sharp-shinned Hawk
1 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Belted Kingfisher
1 Downy Woodpecker
3 Northern Flicker
2 Western Wood-Pewee
1 Eastern Kingbird
2 Blue Jay
1 Black-capped Chickadee
1 Mountain Chickadee
8 Bushtit
1 Red-breasted Nuthatch
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
4 House Wren
1 Bewick’s Wren
3 European Starling
2 House Sparrow
9 House Finch
1 Lesser Goldfinch
8 American Goldfinch
3 Yellow Warbler
1 Spotted Towhee
1 Canyon Towhee
1 Lark Sparrow
1 Black-headed Grosbeak
Total Species – 34
Total Individuals – 87

July 22, 2017 – 4th Saturday Birdwalk

4 Canada Goose
5 Mallard
3 Eurasian Collared-Dove
5 Mourning Dove
1 Spotted Sandpiper
3 Double-crested Cormorant
2 Great Blue Heron
1 Green Heron
1 Turkey Vulture
2 Osprey
1 Mississippi Kite
1 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Great Horned Owl
2 Downy Woodpecker
6 Western Wood-Pewee
1 Ash-throated Flycatcher
4 Western Kingbird
1 Eastern Kingbird
2 Blue Jay
1 Barn Swallow
1 Black-capped Chickadee
8 Bushtit
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
2 Rock Wren
6 House Wren
2 American Robin
6 House Sparrow
2 House Finch
2 American Goldfinch
1 Yellow Warbler
2 Red-winged Blackbird
7 Common Grackle
1 Bullock’s Oriole
Total Species – 33
Total Individuals – 88

June 24, 2017 – 4th Saturday Birdwalk

1 White-winged Dove
2 Black-chinned Hummingbird
1 Broad-tailed Hummingbird
2 Double-crested Cormorant
3 Great Blue Heron
3 Osprey
1 Mississippi Kite
1 Downy Woodpecker
2 Northern Flicker
3 Western Wood-Pewee
1 Ash-throated Flycatcher
12 Western Kingbird
21 Tree Swallow
41 Barn Swallow
1 Black-capped Chickadee
12 House Wren
8 American Robin
10 European Starling
20 House Sparrow
3 House Finch
3 Yellow Warbler
14 Red-winged Blackbird
60 Common Grackle
4 Bullock’s Oriole
Total Species – 24
Total Individuals – 229

May 27, 2017 – 4th Saturday Birdwalk

5 Canada Goose
2 Mallard
1 Wild Turkey
1 Eurasian Collared-Dove
4 Mourning Dove
1 Killdeer
4 Double-crested Cormorant
4 Great Blue Heron
1 Turkey Vulture
2 Osprey
4 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Downy Woodpecker
4 Northern Flicker
2 American Kestrel
5 Western Wood-Pewee
1 Say’s Phoebe
5 Western Kingbird
2 Eastern Kingbird
1 Warbling Vireo
3 Blue Jay
12 Barn Swallow
8 Bushtit
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Rock Wren
10 House Wren
11 American Robin
3 European Starling
7 Cedar Waxwing
11 House Sparrow
1 House Finch
4 American Goldfinch
8 Yellow Warbler
1 Canyon Towhee
1 Lark Sparrow
1 Black-headed Grosbeak
9 Red-winged Blackbird
22 Common Grackle
6 Bullock’s Oriole
Total Species – 38
Total Individuals – 171

April 22, 2017 – 4th Saturday Birdwalk

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Mallard
Bufflehead
Wild Turkey
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Vaux’s Swift
Franklin’s Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Snowy Egret
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Cooper’s Hawk
Belted Kingfisher
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
American Kestrel
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Bushtit
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Bewick’s Wren
American Robin
European Starling
House Sparrow
House Finch
Lesser Goldfinch
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Canyon Towhee
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
Common Grackle
Total Species – 46

March 25, 2017 – 4th Saturday Birdwalk

18 Canada Goose
2 Wood Duck
8 Mallard
6 Northern Shoveler
1 Ring-necked Duck
8 Bufflehead
2 Pie-billed Grebe
4 Eurasian Collared-Dove
20 American Coot
2 Killdeer
1 Double-crested Cormorant
3 Great Blue Heron
1 Turkey Vulture
2 Osprey
1 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Downy Woodpecker
2 Northern Flicker
2 Western Wood-Pewee
1 Say’s Phoebe
1 Black-capped Chickadee
3 Bewick’s Wren
3 American Robin
16 European Starling
19 House Sparrow
1 House Finch
1 Canyon Towhee
1 Song Sparrow
4 White-crowned Sparrow
30 Red-winged Blackbird
1 Common Grackle
Total Species – 30
Total Individuals – 165

February 25, 2017 – 4th Saturday Birdwalk

21 Canada Goose
4 Gadwall
8 Mallard
10 Bufflehead
1 Common Goldeneye
4 Hooded Merganser
2 Pie-billed Grebe
3 Rock Pigeon
1 Eurasian Collared-Dove
8 American Coot
3 Ring-billed Gull
1 Great Blue Heron
2 Sharp-shinned Hawk
3 Red-tailed Hawk
2 Great Horned Owl
1 Belted Kingfisher
2 Downy Woodpecker
2 Northern Flicker
1 Blue Jay
1 Black-billed Magpie
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
2 European Starling
2 House Finch
20 American Goldfinch
11 Dark-eyed Junco
Total Species – 25
Total Individuals – 117

January 28, 2017 – 4th Saturday Birdwalk

4 Canada Goose
18 Mallard
8 Redhead
2 Ring-necked Duck
23 Bufflehead
21 Common Goldeneye
1 Hooded Merganser
4 Pie-billed Grebe
6 American Coot
30 Ring-billed Gull
4 Great Blue Heron
1 Cooper’s Hawk
2 Red-tailed Hawk
2 Downy Woodpecker
1 Black-capped Chickadee
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
2 American Robin
6 European Starling
10 House Sparrow
2 Dark-eyed Junco
5 Red-winged Blackbird
Total Species – 22
Total Individuals – 154

December 24, 2016 – 4th Saturday Birdwalk

8 Bufflehead
8 Bushtit
100 American Coot
1 Eurasian Collared Dove
2 Northern Flicker
22 Common Goldeneye
3 Canada Goose
1 Pie-billed Grebe
18 Ring-billed Gull
3 Great Blue Heron
2 Blue Jay
4 Dark-eyed Junco
1 Killdeer
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
4 Black-billed Magpie
15 Mallard
13 Common Merganser
20 Hooded Merganser
1 American Robin
12 House Sparrow
11 European Starling
1 American Widgeon
2 Downy Woodpecker
Total Species – 23
Total Individuals – 253

November 26, 2016 – 4th Saturday Birdwalk

3 Bufflehead
40 American Coot
6 House Finch
2 Northern Flicker
2 American Goldfinch
28 Canada Goose
6 Pie-billed Grebe
4 Ring-billed Gull
4 Red-tailed Hawk
22 Dark-eyed Scrub-Junco
1 Belted Kingfisher
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1 Black-billed Magpie
12 Mallard
4 Hooded Merganser
2 American Robin
1 Townsend’s Solitaire
18 House Sparrow
6 White-crowned Sparrow
12 European Starling
1 Canyon Towhee
1 Hairy Woodpecker
Total Species – 22
Total Individuals – 177

September 24, 2016 – 4th Saturday Birdwalk

Mallard
Pie-billed Grebe
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Golden Eagle
Killdeer
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
House Wren
American Robin
European Starling
Orange-crowned Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler
Western Tanager
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
House Finch

Total Species – 24

August 27, 2016 – 4th Saturday Birdwalk

6 Mallard
3 Double-crested Cormorant
4 Turkey Vulture
3 Osprey
4 Red-tailed Hawk
2 Eurasian Collared-Dove
1 Mourning Dove
2 Northern Flicker
4 Western Wood-Pewee
3 Blue Jay
2 Black-capped Chickadee
3 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 House Wren
1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
2 American Robin
2 European Starling
1 Canyon Towhee
1 Red-winged Blackbird
1 Common Grackle
21 House Sparrow

Total Species – 20
Total Individuals – 67

July 23, 2016 – 4th Saturday Birdwalk

6 Mallard
1 Double-crested Cormorant
1 Turkey Vulture
3 Osprey
1 Red-tailed Hawk
2 Eurasian Collared-Dove
2 Mourning Dove
1 Barn Owl
2 Downy Woodpecker
2 Northern Flicker
2 Western Wood-Pewee
1 Ash-throated Flycatcher
6 Western Kingbird
2 Eastern Kingbird
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Bewick’s Wren
3 House Wren
1 American Robin
6 European Starling
1 Yellow Warbler
1 Black-headed Grosbeak
2 Red-winged Blackbird
20 Common Grackle
2 Bullock’s Oriole
3 House Finch
21 House Sparrow

Total Species – 26
Total Individuals – 95

June 27, 2016 – 4th Saturday Birdwalk

6 Canada Goose
2 Double-crested Cormorant
3 Turkey Vulture
2 Osprey
1 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Eurasian Collared-Dove
4 Mourning Dove
2 Black-chinned Hummingbird
4 Downy Woodpecker
2 Hairy Woodpecker
2 Northern Flicker
2 Western Wood-Pewee
2 Western Kingbird
1 Eastern Kingbird
2 Black-capped Chickadee
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
6 House Wren
12 American Robin
1 European Starling
3 Yellow Warbler
1 Lark Sparrow
1 Black-headed Grosbeak
1 Red-winged Blackbird
41 Common Grackle
3 Bullock’s Oriole
1 House Finch
12 House Sparrow

Total Species – 27
Total Individuals – 120

May 28, 2016 – 4th Saturday Birdwalk

5 Canada Goose
3 Double-crested Cormorant
1 Great Blue Heron
1 Turkey vulture
2 Osprey
2 Red-tailed Hawk
4 Eurasian Collared-Dove
2 White-winged Dove
2 Mourning Dove
2 Black-chinned Hummingbird
2 Northern Flicker
2 Western Wood-Pewee
1 Say’s Phoebe
2 Western Kingbird
2 Black-billed Magpie
2 Violet-green Swallow
2 Barn Swallow
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
11 House Wren
4 American Robin
16 European Starling
3 Yellow Warbler
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler
2 Canyon Towhee
6 Common Grackle
6 Bullock’s Oriole
22 House Sparrow
Total Species – 27
Total Individuals – 108

April 23, 2016 – 4th Saturday Birdwalk

4 Canada Goose
4 Mallard
4 Double-crested Cormorant
1 Great Blue Heron
4 Turkey vulture
1 Osprey
2 Red-tailed Hawk
1 American Kestrel
1 Killdeer
3 Eurasian Collared-Dove
2 Mourning Dove
2 Downy Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
2 Blue Jay
1 American Crow
25 Tree Swallow
15 Barn Swallow
2 Bushtit
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
2 Rock Wren
6 House Wren
11 American Robin
41 European Starling
2 Canyon Towhee
1 Chipping Sparrow
10 White-crowned Sparrow
110 Red-winged Blackbird
12 Common Grackle
2 Brown-headed Cowbird
20 House Sparrow

Total Species – 30
Total Individuals – 293

February 27, 2016 – 4th Saturday Birdwalk

2 Mallard
1 Pied-billed Grebe
4 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Ferruginous Hawk
6 American Coot
2 Ring-billed Gull
3 Eurasian Collared Dove
2 Downy Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
1 Eastern Phoebe
1 Blue Jay
3 Black-billed Magpie
6 Bushtit
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
2 American Robin
1 European Starling
2 Yellow-rumped Warbler
2 Canyon Towhee
2 Dark-eyed Junco
2 American Goldfinch
18 House Sparrow
Total Species – 21
Total Individuals – 64