Birds of Hammock Park

Compiled by Harold W. Sims, Jr., past instructor of Ecology at St. Petersburg College; past president of the St. Petersburg Audubon Society, Inc.

September 1981

Listed below are some of the birds that one might see as you walk along the nature trails in Dunedin's Hammock. Many of these species are found in the dense woods and are not easily seen. Some will be found along the tidal creek and drainage canals, others in the open areas. As many of the species are transient visitors, they may not always be found in The Hammock. For this reason, the bird watcher should visit The Hammock often and, when there, be watchful.

The birds are listed by common name, in the following groupings: Permanent Resident, Winter Resident, Summer Resident, and Transient Visitor. As you walk through the Park, see how many different species you can find!


c — common

o — occasional

r — rare


Permanent Resident

Anhinga c
Barred Owl c
Black Vulture c
Black-crowned Night Heron c
Blue Jay c
Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher c
Boat-tailed Grackle c
Bobwhite c
Brown Thrasher c
Cardinal c
Carolina Wren c
Cattle Egret c
Clapper Rail c
Common Egret c
Common Gallinule c
Common Grackle c
Downy Woodpecker o
Eastern Bluebird o
Eastern Meadowlark c
Fish Crow c
Flicker c
Great Blue Heron c
Great Horned Owl o
Green Heron c
Hairy Woodpecker o
House Sparrow c
Killdeer c
Little Blue Heron c
Loggerhead Shrike c
Louisiana Heron c
Mockingbird c
Osprey c
Pileated Woodpecker o
Pine Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Red-bellied Woodpecker c
Red-headed Woodpecker o
Red-shouldered Hawk c
Red-tailed Hawk o
Red-winged Blackbird c
Screech Owl o
Snowy Egret c
Starling c
Tufted Titmouse c
Turkey Vulture c
White Ibis c
White-eyed Towhee c
White-eyed Vireo c
Yellow-crowned Night Heron c

Summer Resident

Black-necked Stilt r
Black-whiskered Vireo c
Chuck-will's Widow c
Common Nighthawk c
Eastern Kingbird c
Least Bittern c
Purple Martin c
Summer Tanager
Wood Ibis c (also winter o)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo o



Winter Resident

American Bittern c
American Coot c
American Goldfinch c
Bachman's Sparrow r
Bald Eagle c
Belted Kingfisher c
Black and White Warbler c
Black Duck c
Carolina Chickadee r
Catbird c
Chestnut-sided Warbler c
Chipping Sparrow c
Eastern Phoebe c
Field Sparrow r
Grasshopper Sparrow r
Mallard c
Myrtle Warbler c
Orange-crowned Warbler c
Ovenbird c
Painted Bunting r
Palm Warbler
Pied-billed Grebe c
Red-breasted Merganser c
Red-eyed Towhee c
Redhead c
Robin c
Ruby-crowned Kinglet c
Ruby-throated Hummingbird c
Savannah Sparrow c
Semipalmated Sandpiper c
Slate-colored Junco r
Song Sparrow
Sora Rail c
Sparrow Hawk c
Spotted Sandpiper c
Swamp Sparrow r
Tree Swallow c
Vester Sparrow c
Virginia Rail c
Water Pipit c
Wood Duck c
Wood Ibis o (also summer c)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker c
Yellow-throated Warbler c

Transient Visitor

American Redstart c
Baltimore Oriole r
Barn Swallow
Bay-breasted Warbler
Black-billed Cuckoo r
Black-poll Warbler
Black-throated Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Blue Grosbeak
Blue-winged Teal o
Blue-winged Warbler
Canada Warbler r
Cape May Warbler
Cerulean Warbler
Connecticut Warbler
Dick Cissel o
Golden-winged Warbler
Hooded Warbler c
Indigo Bunting r
Kentucky Warbler
Louisiana Waterthrush
Magnolia Warbler
Mourning Warbler r
Nashville Warbler
Northern Waterthrush o
Orchard Oriole
Parula Warbler c
Prothonotary Warbler o
Purple Finch r
Red-eyed Vireo c
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Scarlet Tanager r
Swainson's Warbler r
Tennessee Warbler
Whip-poor-will o
Wilson's Warbler r
Wood Thrush
Worm-eating Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat