The Marion County Park and Lake has a wide variety of birds that are native to and migrate through Kansas. The birds that have a pair of binoculars beside them are those that have recently been sighted by local bird watchers. If you click on a name of a bird, pictures of it and more information will be displayed. If you are an area bhirdwatcher, and you have an unusual bird sighting of a bird not usually, or rarely seen in Kansas, you are encouraged to report it to the Kansas Ornithological Society. A checklist of the birds of Kansas, published by the Kansas Ornithological Society is available for anyone wishing to take part in the pleasures of birdwatching in Kansas.The checklist is in Adobe PDF format.

Barn Owls Chickadees, Titmice
Barn Owl Black-capped Chickadee
  Tufted Titmouse
Blackbirds, Orioles  
Bobolink Cormorants
Red-winged Blackbird Double-crested Cormorant
Eastern Meadowlark  
Western Meadowlark Cranes
Yellow-headed Blackbird Sandhill Crane
Rusty Blackbird  
Brewer's Blackbird Creepers
Common Grackle Brown Creeper
Great-tailed Grackle  
Brown-headed Cowbird Cuckoos
Orchard Oriole Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Baltimore Oriole Black-billed Cuckoo
  Greater Roadrunner
Ducks  
Wood Duck Falcons
Gadwall American Kestrel
Eurasian Wigeon Merlin
American Wigeon Peregrine Falcon
Mallard Prairie Falcon
Blue-winged Teal  
Northern Shoveler Flycatchers
Northern Pintail Olive-sided Flycatcher
Green-winged Teal Eastern Wood-Pewee
Canvasback Alder Flycatcher
Redhead Willow Flycatcher
Ring-necked Duck Least Flycatcher
Greater Scaup Eastern Phoebe
Lesser Scaup Great-crested Flycatcher
Surf Scoter Western Kingbird
Long-tailed Duck Eastern Kingbird
Bufflehead Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Common Goldeneye  
Hooded Merganser Geese, Swans
Common Merganser Greater White-fronted Goose
Red-breasted Merganser Snow Goose
Ruddy Duck Ross's Goose
  Cackling Goose
Gnatcatchers Canada Goose
Blue-gray Gnatcatchers Tundra Swan
   
Goatsuckers Grebes
Common Nighthawk Pied-billed Grebe
Common Poor-will Horned Grebe
  Red-necked Grebe
Grouse Eared Grebe
Greater Prairie-Chicken Western Grebe
   
Grosbeaks, Buntings Gulls
Northern Cardinal Laughing Gull
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Franklin's Gull
Blue Grosbeak Bonaparte's Gull
Lazuli Bunting Ring-billed Gull
Indigo Bunting Herring Gull
Painted Bunting Thayer's Gull
Dickcissel Glaucous Gull
  Sabine's Gull
Hawk's, Kites, Eagles  
Osprey Herons
Mississippi Kite American Bittern
Bald Eagle Great Blue Heron
Northern Harrier Great Egret
Sharp-shinned Hawk Snowy Egret
Cooper's Hawk Little Blue Heron
Northern Goshawk Cattle Egret
Red-shouldered Hawk Green Heron
Broad-winged Hawk Black-crowned Night-Heron
Swainson's Hawk Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Red-tailed Hawk  
Ferruginous Hawk Hummingbirds
Rough-legged Hawk Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Golden Eagle  
  Ibises
Jays, Magpies, Crows White-faced Ibis
Blue Jay  
Black-billed Magpie Kingfishers
American Crow Belted Kingfisher
Chihuahuan Raven  
  Kinglets
Larks Golden-crowned Kinglet
Horned Lark Ruby-crowned Kinglet
   
Loons Nuthatches
Red-throated Loon Red-breasted Nuthatch
Common Loon White-breasted Nuthatch
   
Northern Finches Owls
Purple Finch Eastern Screech Owl
House Finch Great Horned Owl
Red Crossbill Snowy Owl
Pine Siskin Burrowing Owl
American Goldfinch Barred Owl
  Long-eared Owl
Old World Sparrows Short-eared Owl
House Sparrow  
  Pheasants
Pelicans Ring-necked Pheasant
American White Pelican  
Brown Pelican Pipits
  American Pipit
Pigeons, Doves  
Rock Pigeon Plovers
Eurasian Collared-Dove Black-bellied Plover
White-winged Dove American Golden-Plover
Mourning Dove Semipalmated Plover
  Piping Plover
Quail Killdeer
Northern Bobwhite  
  Sandpipers
Rails, Gallinules Spotted Sandpiper
King Rail Solitary Sandpiper
Virginia Rail Greater Yellowlegs
Sora Willet
American Coot Lesser Yellowlegs
  Upland Sandpiper
Shrikes Long-billed Curlew
Loggerhead Shrike Ruddy Turnstone
Northern Shrike Sanderling
  Semipalmated Sandpiper
Sparrows Western Sandpiper
Spotted Towhee Least Sandpiper
Eastern Towhee White-rumped Sandpiper
American Tree Sparrow Baird's Sandpiper
Chipping Sparrow Pectoral Sandpiper
Field Sparrow Stilt Sandpiper
Vesper Sparrow Short-billed Dowitcher
Lark Sparrow Long-billed Dowitcher
Lark Bunting Wilson's Snipe
Savannah Sparrow American Woodcock
Grasshopper Sparrow Wilson's Phalarope
Baird's Sparrow Marbled Godwit
Le Conte's Sparrow Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Fox Sparrow  
Song Sparrow Starlings
Lincoln's Sparrow European Starling
Swamp Sparrow  
White-throated Sparrow Stilts, Avocets
Henslow's Sparrow Black-necked Stilt
Harris's Sparrow American Avocet
White-crowned Sparrow  
Dark-eyed Junco  
Lapland Longspur Swallows
  Purple Martin
  Tree Swallow
  Northern Rough-winged Swallow
  Cliff Swallow
  Bank Swallow
Swifts Barn Swallow
Chimney Swift  
  Terns
Tanagers Least Tern
Summer Tanager Caspian Tern
  Common Tern
  Black Tern
Thrashers Forster's Tern
Gray Catbird  
Northern Mockingbird Thrushes
Brown Thrasher Eastern Bluebird
  Mountain Bluebird
Vireos Townsend's Solitaire
White-eyed Vireo Swainson's Thrush
Bell's Vireo Wood Thrush
Blue-headed Vireo American Robin
Warbling Vireo  
Red-eyed Vireo Turkeys
  Wild Turkey
   
  Vultures
  Turkey Vulture
Warblers  
Tennessee Warbler Waxwings
Orange-crowned Warbler Bohemian Waxwing
Nashville Warbler Cedar Waxwing
Northern Parula  
Yellow Warbler Woodpeckers
Chestnut-sided Warbler Red-headed
Magnolia Warbler Red-bellied
Yellow-rumped Warbler Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Black-throated Green Warbler Downy
Bay-breasted Warbler Hairy
Blackpoll Warbler Northern Flicker
Black-and-white Warbler  
American Redstart Wrens
Ovenbird Rock Wren
Northern Waterthrush Carolina Wren
Louisiana Waterthrush Bewick's Wren
Mourning Warbler House Wren
Common Yellowthroat Winter Wren
Hooded Warbler Sedge Wren
Wilson's Warbler  
Yellow-breasted Chat