Aton Forest Bird Studies

Please submit all observations to the Aton Forest "Hotspot" on eBird by clicking here. To submit your observations click "Submit Data" (eBird account recquired)

We conduct annual Winter Bird Counts and Breeding Bird Surveys and are always in need for the help of citizen-scientists to assist us.  If you are interested please contact Ryan Williams at Below you can find various publications related to Aton Forest bird studies:

2017 Breeding Bird Territory Study by Kateri Kosek with John Anderson

2014 Aton Forest Breeding Bird Survey Summary Report

21st Century Breeding-Season Birds of Aton Forest
From The Connecticut Warbler 28.2 (2008 ): 66-72.

Here is a list of all birds observed at Aton Forest over the years.  To find a more detailed checklist (binomials, breeding information, detailed grouping) please click here. To search for a particular bird on this basic list press Control+F and enter the name.  We welcome you to submit any and all observations to us at and on the above mentioned eBird Hotspot.

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
American Black Duck
Ring-necked Duck
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Ruffed Grouse
Wild Turkey
Ring-necked Pheasant
Common Loon
Pie-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Egret
Great Blue Heron
Green Heron
Turkey Vulture
Golden Eagle
Bald Eagle
Cooper's Hawk
Northern Goshawk
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Sandhill Crane
Ring-billed Gull
Least Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
American Woodcock
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Great-horned Owl
Barred Owl
Common Nighthawk
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Eastern Wood-pewee
Acadian Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Kingbird
Northern Shrike
Yellow-throated Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Barn Swallow
Tree Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
House Wren
Winter Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Canada Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Worm-eating Warbler
Black & White Warbler
Connecticut Warbler
Northern Waterthrush
Northern Parula
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Cerulean Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Palm Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Pine Warbler
American Redstart
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Scarlet Tanager
Eastern Towhee
Fox Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Tree Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Baltimore Oriole
Orchard Oriole
Brown-headed Cowbird
Common Grackle
Common Redpoll
Evening Grosbeak
Pine Grosbeak
House Finch
Purple Finch
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow