Crosswinds Marsh
crosswinds marsh
bird species checklist

Wayne County Michigan
Bird Species list as of Dec 27, 2013
Snow Goose
Greater White-fronted Goose
Canada Goose
Cackling Goose
Mute Swan
Trumpeter Swan*
Tundra Swan
Wood Duck
American Wigeon
American Black Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Common Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Ring-necked Pheasant
Ruffed Grouse**
Wild Turkey
Northern Bobwhite
Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
American White Pelican
Double-crested Cormorant
American Bittern
Least Bittern
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Turkey Vulture
Golden Eagle
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Northern Goshawk
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
King Rail
Virginia Rail
Common Moorhen
American Coot
Sandhill Crane
American Golden Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Solitary Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Red Knot
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Baird's Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper
Black-bellied Plover
Short-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher
Wilson's Snipe
American Woodcock
Wilson's Phalarope
Red-necked Phalarope
Bonaparte's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Thayer's Gull
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Slaty-backed Gull
Caspian Tern
Common Tern
Forster's Tern
Black Tern
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Black-billed Cuckoo
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Eastern Screech Owl
Long-eared Owl
Great Horned Owl
Barred Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Common Nighthawk
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Red-headed Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker (Y.S)
Eastern Wood Pewee
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Acadian Flycatcher
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Northern Shrike
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Horned Lark
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
N. Rough-winged Swallow
Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Winter Wren
Marsh Wren
Sedge Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue Gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
American Pipit
Cedar Waxwing
Blue-winged Warbler
Golden-winged Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Cerulean Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Pine Warbler
Palm Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Prothonotary Warbler
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush
Mourning Warbler
Connecticut Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson's Warbler
Hooded Warbler
Canada Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
Scarlet Tanager
Eastern Towhee
American Tree Sparrow
Clay-colored Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Henslow's Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Rusty Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
House Finch
Purple Finch
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
Evening Grosbeak
House Sparrow
italics accidental or rare
Total bird species to date 244
Checklist spreadsheet
e-mail bird sightings to Daryl Aspery at Daspery1{AT}

** Reportedly heard no confirmation.

Bird List Contributors
Daryl Aspery, Darrin Bauer, Karl Overman, Allen Chartier, Jim Fowler, Gerry Sniderman, Bruce Bowman, Mike Mencotti, Walt Palowski, Cathy Carroll, Steve Henshaw, Tex Wells, Roger Kuhlman, Skye Haas, Jeff Fisher.
The contributors to this list are various respected and reliable members of the birding community and the park naturalist.
This checklist should not be considered an official checklist, but a reliable guide to the birds within the park.
Crosswinds Links
Crosswinds Marsh phase 2
Crosswinds Marsh birding records
Crosswinds Marsh Breeding Birds
Crosswinds Marsh Trail Map
Crosswinds Marsh Photo Gallery
Other links
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Directions to Crosswind Marsh: Take Interstate 275 South to Will-Carleton Road (Exit #8). Take Will-Carleton Road West 3.5 miles to Haggerty Road. Take Haggerty Road 1/2 mile North to park entrance on the West side of the road.
Park hours: Open from dawn until dusk.
Park Description: Crosswinds Marsh is a 1,000 acre wetland/wildlife preserve which offers a variety of outdoor activities. Crosswinds offers seven miles of hiking trails, canoe rentals, fishing, picnic areas, 4.5 miles of horseback riding trails, and 4.5 miles of cross-country ski trails. Trail maps are available at the parking lot. (sometimes)
It was created in 1993 by flooding a farmland that was originally a marsh. It is one of the largest man-made wetlands in the country. It was made to replace wetlands used to expand the Detroit Metro Airport. It has a normal surface area of 467 acres and attracts a large variety of waterfowl during migration.
The park has one of the most easily viewed and photographed Bald Eagles nest in SE Michigan. The nest is visible from either Haggerty road or the parking lot.
School field trips and outreach programs
Crosswinds Marsh Wetland Interpretive Preserve offers seasonal field trips and outreach programs for schools, homeschools and other organized groups. Programs are designed to enhance the understanding of nature in fun and informative ways. Call (734) 654-1220 for more information.