Index of Species Photographed in the Park

Groups

1Mammals11
2Water birds (water fowl, wading birds, and fishers)32
3Birds of prey (raptors and owls)8
4Woodpeckers5
5Warblers and Vireos23
5Other birds49
6Reptiles3
7Amphibians2
8Fish4
9Other (Crustaceans, bivalves, and gastropods)4
10Butterflies24
11Moths16
11Dragonflies and Damselflies15
12Other insects20
13Arachnids (spiders)4
Total220
Mammals
1Eastern chipmunk August 18, 2020
2Red squirrelJuly 7, 2020
3Grey squirrelSeptember 10, 2020
4Eastern cottontailAugust 31, 2020
5GroundhogDecember 15, 2020
6MuskratJanuary 10, 2021
7American minkJuly 18, 2021
8RaccoonSeptember 8, 2020
9North American river otterJune 17, 2021
10North American beaverAugust 18, 2020
11White-tailed deerDecember 15, 2020
Water birds (water fowl, wading birds, and fishers)
1Canada goose May 10, 2020
2Double-crested cormorantAugust 20, 2020
3Common merganserJanuary 11, 2021
4Red-breasted merganserJanuary 14, 2021
5Hooded merganserMay 18, 2020
6Common goldeneyeJanuary 15, 2021
7BuffleheadJanuary 16, 2021
8RedheadMarch 3, 2021
9American black duckJanuary 11, 2021
10Blue-winged tealApril 11, 2020
11Mallard
12Wood duckMarch 26, 2020
13Greater scaupMarch 13, 2021
14GadwallMarch 13, 2021
15American wigeonNovember 1, 2021
16PintailOctober 4, 2021
17Northern shovelerApril 23, 2021
18Pied-billed grebeApril 1, 2020
19American cootApril 14, 2021
20Great blue heronSeptember 8, 2020
21Great egret or great white heronMay 10, 2020
22Green heronMay 10, 2020
23Black-crowned night-heron (Juvenile)August 11, 2020
24Yellow-crowned night-heron (Juvenile) August 12, 2021
25Herring gullJanuary 6, 2021
26Ring-billed gullMay 19, 2021
27Lesser yellowlegsMay 1, 2021
28Spotted sandpiperJuly 23, 2020
29Solitary sandpiperApril 27, 2021
30KilldeerApril 1, 2021
31Sora (Juvenile)September 20, 2021
32Belted kingfisherMay 6, 2020
Birds of prey (raptors and owls)
1American bald eagleJanuary 11, 2021
2OspreyOctober 27, 2021
3Red-tailed hawkJanuary 10, 2021
4Cooper’s hawk or Sharp-shinned hawkAugust 31, 2020
5Peregrine falcon July 6, 2021
6MerlinJanuary 12, 2021
7Great horned owlApril 17, 2021
8Turkey vultureMay 11, 2021
Woodpeckers
1Red-bellied woodpecker January 9, 2021
2Northern flickerApril 26, 2020
3Hairy woodpeckerJanuary 9, 2021
4Downy woodpeckerJanuary 31, 2021
5Yellow-bellied sapsuckerApril 1, 2021
Warblers and Vireos
1Common yellowthroat May 11, 2020
2Magnolia warblerMay 11, 2020
3Palm warblerMay 12, 2020
4Black-and-white warblerMay 13, 2020
5Cap May warblerMay 15, 2020 *
6Yellow-rumped warblerMay 9, 2021
7Nashville warblerMay 4, 2020
8Black-throated green warblerMay 5, 2021
9Black-throated blue warblerMay 19, 2020 *
10Yellow warblerMay 5, 2021
11Chestnut-sided warblerMay 9, 2021
12Wilson’s warblerMay 19, 2021
13Bay-breasted warblerMay 20, 2021
14Northern waterthrushSeptember 6, 2020
15Blackburnian warblerMay 24, 2021
16Mourning warblerJune 6, 2021
17Pine warblerSeptember 23, 2021
18Northern parulaSeptember 23, 2021
19Red-eyed vireoMay 30, 2020
20Warbling vireoMay 11, 2021
21Yellow-throated vireoMay 24, 2021
22Blue-headed vireoSeptember 23, 2021
23Philadelphia vireoSeptember 12, 2021
Other birds
1Wild turkeyJune 29, 2021
2American crow January 10, 2021
3Mourning doveJanuary 10, 2021
4American robinJanuary 13, 2021
5Grey catbirdJanuary 9, 2021
6Brown-headed cowbirdApril 30, 2020
7Red-winged blackbirdJune 13, 2020
8Rusty blackbirdSeptember 30, 2021
9Common grackleApril 18, 2020
10Baltimore orioleMay 9, 2020
11Brown thrasherApril 26, 2020
12Indigo buntingAugust 5, 2020
13Scarlet tanagerMay 26, 2020
14American goldfinchAugust 30, 2020
15Purple or house finchAugust 1, 2020
16Black-capped chickadeeJanuary 13, 2021
17Brown creeperApril 15, 2020
18Ruby-throated hummingbirdAugust 26, 2020
19Ruby-crowned kingletApril 9, 2020
20Golden-crowned kingletApril 1, 2021
21Northern cardinalJanuary 12, 2021
22Dark-eyed juncoJanuary 6, 2021
23Cedar waxwingMay 23, 2020
24Eastern wood-peweeSeptember 6, 2020
25Rose-breasted grosbeak (male)May 12, 2020
26Eastern towhee (male)May 7, 2020
27Eastern kingbirdMay 30, 2020
28Blue-gray gnatcatcherApril 26, 2020
29American redstartSeptember 5, 2021
30House wrenMay 24, 2020
31Marsh wrenOctober 15, 2021
32Winter wrenNovember 24, 2021
33Blue jayJuly 19, 2020
34Eastern bluebirdApril 21, 2020
35Song sparrowMay 7, 2020 *
36White-crowned sparrowMay 11, 2021
37White-throated sparrowApril 13, 2021
38Lincoln’s sparrowSeptember 24, 2021
39Chipping sparrowOctober 2, 2021
40Great crested flycatcherJune 8, 2020
41Olive-sided flycatcherMay 20, 2021
42Willow flycatcherSeptember 5, 2021
43Eastern phoebeMay 20, 2021
44Arcadian flycatcherJuly 6, 2021
45Tree swallowApril 28, 2021
46European starlingJanuary 25, 2021
47Hermit thrushJanuary 27, 2021
48Swainson’s thrushSeptember 12, 2021
49Black-billed cuckooMay 22, 2021
Reptiles
1Common snapping turtleJuly 6, 2020
2Red-eared sliderJuly 26, 2020
3Painted turtleJuly 19, 2020
Amphibians
1American bullfrog May 25, 2020
2American toadMay 25, 2020
Fish
1Bullhead July 25, 2020
2BluegillJune 25, 2020
3CarpJune 25, 2020
4SalmonSeptember 26, 2021
Other (Crustaceans, bivalves, and gastropods)
1Crayfish June 10, 2020
2SnailJuly 6, 2020
3MusselApril 18, 2021
4Leopard slugJuly 7, 2020
Butterflies
1MonarchJuly 21, 2020
2Eastern tiger swallowtailAugust 26, 2020
3Eastern tiger swallowtail (dark morph)August 5, 2020
4Black swallowtailJune 12, 2020
5Red spotted purpleAugust 26, 2020
6Red admiralJuly 27, 2020
7Northern crescentAugust 16, 2020
8Eastern commaJune 25, 2020
9Mourning cloakApril 4, 2021
10Painted ladyAugust 26, 2020
11American ladyJune 24, 2020
12Common buckeyeJune 22, 2020
13Little wood-satyrJune 17, 2021
14Banded hairstreakJuly 26, 2020
15Clouded sulfurSeptember 12, 2020
16Cloudless sulfurAugust 8, 2020
17Pink-edged sulfurAugust 26, 2020
18Eastern tailed-blueSeptember 6, 2020
19Summer spring azureSeptember 6, 2020
20Cabbage whiteSeptember 2, 2020
21Silver-spotted skipperJune 12, 2020
22Peck’s skipperJuly 31, 2020
23Fiery skipperJuly 31, 2020
24Crossline skipperJuly 31, 2020
Moths
1White-spotted sableJune 15, 2020
2Snowberry clearwingAugust 1, 2020
3Leconte’s haploaJuly 14, 2020
4Hermia underwingAugust 29, 2020
5Pale beautyJune 20, 2020
6White slant-lineJuly 3, 2021
7Promiscuous angleJuly 18, 2021
8Grey springJuly 13, 2020
9Ailanthus webwormAugust 27, 2020
10Bold medicineAugust 27, 2020
11PlumJuly 3, 2020
12Virginia tiger (catepiller)August 1, 2020
13Isabelle tiger (wooly bear) (caterpiller)January 21, 2021
14White-marked tussock (caterpiller)July 8, 2020
15White hickory tussock (caterpiller)August 14, 2020
16Milkweed tussock (caterpiller)August 5, 2020
Dragonflies and Damselflies
1Common green darnerMay 21, 2021
2Black saddlebagsJuly 9, 2020
3Widow skimmerJune 24, 2020
4Twelve-spotted skimmerJune 13, 2020
5Common whitetailJune 13, 2020
6Dot-tailed whitefaceJune 4, 2020
7Blue dasherJuly 1, 2020
8Cherry-faced or ruby meadowhawkAugust 26, 2020
9White-faced meadowhawkSeptember 24, 2021
10Orange meadowhawkJuly 10, 2020
11Halloween pennantJuly 3, 2021
12Clubtail, probably arrow clubtailSeptember 10, 2021
13Ebony jewelwingJuly 9, 2020
14Skimming bluetJune 5, 2020
15American rubyspotSeptember 1, 2020
Other insects
1Bald-faced hornet July 24, 2020
2Great black waspAugust 1, 2020
3Giant ichneumon waspSeptember 6, 2020
4BumblebeeJuly 24, 2020
5HoneybeeApril 4, 2021
6Bicolored Agapostemon (sweat bee)June 22, 2020
7Pure golden sweat beeJune 17, 2020
8Large bee flyJune 28, 2020
9HoverflyJune 28, 2020
10Gold-backed snipe flyJune 20, 2020
11Carolina grasshoper (aka road duster)July 8, 2020
12Narrow-winged sand grasshopperJuly 11, 2020
13Differential grasshopperAugust 14, 2020
14Skudder’s bush katydidJune 28, 2020
15Red milkweed beetleJuly 6, 2020
16Handsome fungus beetleJune 18, 2020
17Firefly without a flashJune 17, 2020
18Crane flyJune 13, 2020
19CicadaAugust 4, 2020
20Pavement antJune 25, 2021
Arachnids (spiders)
1Yellow garden spiderAugust 7, 2020
2Spotted orb-weaverSeptember 7, 2020
3Harvestman (daddy longlegs)July 2, 2020
4Wolf spiderMarch 5, 2021

Wish list (critters I’ve spotted or suspect are there but haven’t yet managed to capture)

1Coyote (spotted in Shorewood and across the river, but no pictures in park yet)
2Fox (spotted one by Summer Fest grounds downtown, but not in park yet)
Mink (spotted at river and pond, but no pictures yet) Spotted!
3Possum (spotted 1 in alley and 2 deceased in park, but no pix of live one in park yet)
4Mouse (spotted several live and deceased in park, but no picture of live one yet)
5Bat (spotted overhead at dusk, but haven’t even tried taking a picture yet)
Turkey (spotted in Shorewood and heard in park, but no pictures yet) Spotted!
Falcon (seen many times at UWM and maybe from park, but no pictures yet) Spotted!
6Kestrel (seen on Oak Leaf Trail north of park, but no pictures yet)
7Osprey (spotted by Gina over the river, but I haven’t seen one yet)
8Pileated woodpecker (reportedly spotted along Milwaukee River)
9Red-headed woodpecker
10Sand Hill Crane (spotted overhead and elsewhere, but failed to capture on film in park so far)
11American White Pelican (spotted overhead and elsewhere, but failed to capture on film in park so far)
12Garter snake (or any snake, for that matter)
13Green frog (or any frog other than a bullfrog)
14Salamander
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