Arrival & Departure Dates

These dates represent the earliest arrival and latest departure dates for the species seen in Bartow, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Newton, Paulding, Rockdale, Spaulding, and Walton counties. The STATUS column represents Summer Resident, Migrant, Winter Resident, Permanent Resident. Species richness is Abundant, Common, Uncommon or Rare. Permanent Residents have no arrival and departure dates. Birds listed with two dates in their fall departure dates are migrants that lingered into December with no evidence that they continued fall migration, died or spent the winter months here. Typically, for this list, December through February records are considered winter records, not late migration dates. This list is current as of January 2012. If you have new sightings and dates, please email Georgann Schmalz

SPECIES STATUS SPRING ARRIVAL SPRING DEPARTURE FALL ARRIVAL FALL DEPARTURE
ACADIAN FLYCATCHER SR/C 16-Apr 24-Oct
ALDER FLYCATCHER M/R 19-Sep
AMERICAN BITTERN M/U 13-Mar 15-May 22-Aug 7-Nov
AMERICAN BLACK DUCK WR/U 2-Jun 11-Sep
AMERICAN COOT WR/A 17-Jun 18-Sep
AMERICAN CROW PR/C
AMERICAN GOLDFINCH PR/C
AMERICAN KESTREL PR/C
AMERICAN PIPIT WR/U 13-May 7-Oct
AMERICAN REDSTART SR/R 6-Apr 31-Oct/7 Dec
AMERICAN ROBIN PR/C
AMERICAN WIGEON M/U 25-Feb 18-May 11-Oct 24-Nov
AMERICAN WOODCOCK PR/U
BACHMAN`S SPARROW SR/R 28-Feb 1-Oct
BALTIMORE ORIOLE M/U 2-Apr 28-May 2-Aug 23 Nov
BANK SWALLOW M/R 29-Mar 16-May 10-Jul 20-Sep
BARN OWL PR/R
BARN SWALLOW SR/C 7-Mar 25-Oct
BARRED OWL PR/U
BAY-BREASTED WARBLER M/U 18-Apr 24-May 23-Aug 27-Nov/1 Dec
BELTED KINGFISHER PR/U
BEWICK`S WREN WR/R 6-Apr 20-Sep
BLACK TERN M/R
BLACK VULTURE PR/U
BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER SR/U 10-Mar 2 Nov/21-Nov
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO M/R 16-Apr 17-May 13-Sep 12 Nov
BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER M/U 2-Apr 28-May 19-Jul 2-Nov
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON SR/R 19-Mar 5-Aug
BLACKPOLL WARBLER M/C 1-Apr 29-May 5-Sep 24 Nov/5 Dec
BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER M/U 25-Mar 23-May 4-Jul 25 Nov
BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER M/U 23-Mar 24-May 6-Jul 1 Dec
BLUE GROSBEAK SR/C 14-Apr 8-Nov
BLUE JAY PR/A
BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER SR/C 9-Mar 5-Dec
BLUE-HEADED VIREO SR/U
WR/C
28-Jun 15-Jul
BLUE-WINGED TEAL M/C 13-Mar 29-May 30-Aug 8-Nov
BLUE-WINGED WARBLER M/U 26-Mar 4-Jun 19-Jul 16-Oct
BOBOLINK M/C 15-Apr 23-May 23-Aug 19-Oct
BONAPARTE`S GULL M/R 11-Mar 22-Apr 27-Nov 6-Dec
BREWER`S BLACKBIRD WR/R 15-Apr 14-Nov
BROAD-WINGED HAWK SR/U 5-Mar 5-Oct
BROWN CREEPER WR/U 17-Apr 20-Sep
BROWN THRASHER PR/C
BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD PR/C
BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH PR/C
BUFFLEHEAD WR/U 23-May 8-Nov
CANADA GOOSE PR/C
CANADA WARBLER M/U 23-Apr 28-May 24-Jul 12-Oct
CANVASBACK WR/R 13-Apr 9-Nov
CAPE MAY WARBLER M/C 4-Apr 21-May 29-Aug 26-Nov
CAROLINA CHICKADEE PR/C
CAROLINA WREN PR/C
CASPIAN TERN M/R 2-Jun
CATTLE EGRET M/R 1-Apr 2-Jun 31-Jul 27-Aug
CEDAR WAXWING WR/C 11-Jun 1-Aug
CERULEAN WARBLER M/U 25-Mar 17-May 28 -Jun 20-Oct
CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER M/C 9-Apr 24-May 28-Jul 2 Nov
CHIMNEY SWIFT SR/A 21-Mar 30-Oct
CHIPPING SPARROW PR/C
CHUCK-WILL`S-WIDOW SR/C
3-Apr
6-Sep
CLIFF SWALLOW M/R 8-Apr 17-May 28-Jun 15-Sep
COMMON GOLDENEYE WR/R 7-Apr 7-Nov
COMMON GRACKLE PR/A
COMMON LOON M/C
WR/U
13-Mar 6-Jun 30-Sep 11-Dec
COMMON MOORHEN M/R 31-Mar 10-May 26-Sep 23-Dec
COMMON NIGHTHAWK SR/C 6-Apr 10-Dec
COMMON SNIPE WR/C 2-Jun 25-Aug
COMMON TERN M/R 13-May
COMMON YELLOWTHROAT S/C
W/R
CONNECTICUT WARBLER M/R 3-May 28-May 12-Aug 22-Sep
COOPER`S HAWK PR/U
DARK-EYED JUNCO WR/A 4-May 2-Oct
DICKCISSEL M/R 18-Apr 26-May 4-Jul 15-Oct
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT SR/M/U 4-Apr 22-Jun 25-Sep 19-Dec
DOWNY WOODPECKER PR/C
EARED GREBE WR/U 9-Feb 29-Oct
EASTERN BLUEBIRD PR/C
EASTERN KINGBIRD SR/C 30-Mar 21-Oct
EASTERN MEADOWLARK PR/C
EASTERN PHOEBE PR/C
EASTERN TOWHEE PR/C
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE SR/C 21-Mar 26-Oct
EUROPEAN STARLING PR/A
EVENING GROSBEAK WR/R 23-May 30-Nov
FIELD SPARROW PR/C
FORSTER`S TERN M/R 4-Jun
FOX SPARROW WR/U 21-Apr 18-Oct
GADWALL WR/U 24-Mar 19-Oct
GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET WR/C 9-May 4-Oct
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER M/U 10-Apr 14-May 1-Aug 15-Oct
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW PR/U
GRAY CATBIRD PR/U
GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH M/R 12-Apr 24-May 6-Sep 7-Nov
GREAT BLUE HERON PR/U
GREAT EGRET SR/U 25-Mar 18-Oct
GREAT HORNED OWL PR/U
GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER SR/C 20-Mar 16-Dec
GREATER YELLOWLEGS M/U 11-Mar 24-May 5-Aug 7-Nov
GREATER SCAUP WR/U 17-Oct 7-Jan
GREEN HERON SR/C 23-Mar 24-Oct
GREEN-WINGED TEAL WR/R 30-Mar 11-Sep
HAIRY WOODPECKER PR/U
HARLEQUIN DUCK WR/R 22-Feb 28-Feb
HENSLOW`S SPARROW WR/R 5 May 19-Oct
HERMIT THRUSH WR/C 21-May 29-Sep
HERRING GULL WR/R 13-Apr 4-Oct
HOODED MERGANSER WR/C 9-Apr 23-Oct
HOODED WARBLER SR/U 17-Mar 19-Nov/1-Dec
HORNED GREBE WR/U 29-May 1-Nov
HORNED LARK PR/R
HOUSE FINCH PR/C
HOUSE SPARROW PR/A
INDIGO BUNTING SR/C 5-Apr 3 Nov
KENTUCKY WARBLER SR/U 1-Apr 26-Oct
KILLDEER PR/C
KING RAIL PR/U
LAUGHING GULL M/R 21-May 15-Jun 14-Aug
LEAST BITTERN SR/R 2-May 29-Aug
LEAST FLYCATCHER M/R 11-Apr 4-May 13-Sep 28-Sep
LEAST SANDPIPER M/U 3-Apr 28-May 14-Jul 1-Jan
LESSER GOLDEN PLOVER M/R 21-Mar 31-Mar 3-Oct
LESSER SCAUP WR/U 5-Jun 19-Oct
LESSER YELLOWLEGS M/U 28-Feb 30-May 25-Jun 23-Oct
LINCOLN`S SPARROW WR/R 10-May 11-Oct
LITTLE BLUE HERON SR/U 26-Mar 2-Oct
LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE PR/U
LONG-TAILED DUCK WR/R 21-Oct 21-Nov
LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH SR/U 5-Mar 10-Sep
MAGNOLIA WARBLER M/C 17-Apr 26-May 29-Aug 29-Nov
MALLARD PR/U
MARSH WREN M/U 11-Apr 16-May 25-Aug 15-Nov
MERLIN WR/R 26-Apr 13-Oct
MOURNING DOVE PR/A
MOURNING WARBLER M/R 19-April 23-May 25-Oct
NASHVILLE WARBLER M/R 11-Apr 18-May 29-Aug 24–Nov/6 Dec
NORTHERN BOBWHITE PR/C
NORTHERN CARDINAL PR/A
NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD PR/A
NO. ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW SR/C 1-Mar 7-Dec
NORTHERN FLICKER PR/C
NORTHERN HARRIER WR/U 15-May 22-Jul
NORTHERN PARULA SR/R 29-Mar 1-Nov
NORTHERN PINTAIL WR/R 21-May 11-Oct
NORTHERN SHOVELER WR/U 26-Apr 15-Oct
NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH M/U 19-Mar 27-May 04-Aug 7-Nov
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER M/R 29-Apr 23-May 16-Aug 25-Sep
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER WR/R 2-May 21-Sep
ORCHARD ORIOLE SR/C 3-Apr 18-Oct
OSPREY M/U 30-Mar 18-Apr 20-Oct
OVENBIRD SR/U 2-Apr 29-Nov
PALM WARBLER WR/U 28-May 22-Aug
PECTORAL SANDPIPER M/U 9-Mar 4-Jun 22-Jul 21-Oct
PEREGRINE FALCON PR/R
PHILADELPHIA VIREO M/R 20-Apr 21-May 4-Aug 8-Nov
PIED-BILLED GREBE WR/C 22-May 8-Jul
PILEATED WOODPECKER PR/U
PINE SISKIN WR/C 6-Jun 20-Oct
PINE WARBLER PR/C
PRAIRIE WARBLER SR/C 26-Mar 4 Nov
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER SR/U 3-Apr 24 Nov
PURPLE FINCH WR/U 27-Apr 29-Sep
PURPLE MARTIN SR/U 19-Jan 23-Sep
RED CROSSBILL WR/R 3-Jun 17-Nov
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER PR/C
RED-BREASTED MERGANSER WR/R 7-May 16-Nov
RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH WR/U 19-May 11-Sep
RED-EYED VIREO SR/C 31-Mar 1-Nov
REDHEAD WR/U 29-Apr 17-Oct
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER PR/U
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK PR/U
RED-TAILED HAWK PR/C
RED-THROATED LOON M/R 12-Apr 25-Oct
RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD PR/A
RING-BILLED GULL WR/U 2-Jun 2-Nov
RING-NECKED DUCK WR/C 18-Jun 20-Sep
ROCK PIGEON PR/A
ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK M/C 2-Apr 23-May 10-Sep 28-Nov
RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET WR/C 18-May 6-Sep
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD SR/C 15-Mar 13-Nov
RUDDY DUCK WR/U 29-May 10-Oct
RUSTY BLACKBIRD WR/U 1-May 20-Sep
SANDHILL CRANE M/C 5-Feb 24-Mar 18-Oct 14-Dec
SAVANNAH SPARROW WR/C 19-May 12-Sep
SAW-WHET OWL WR/R 14-Mar 19-Dec
SCARLET TANAGER SR/R 4-Apr 1-Nov
EASTERN SCREECH-OWL PR/C
SEDGE WREN M/R 20-Apr 16-May 30-Sep 27-Nov
SEMIPALMATED PLOVER M/R 31-Mar 27-May 22-Jul 24-Oct
SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER M/R 23-Apr 4-Jun 1-Aug 24-Oct
SHARP-SHINNED HAWK PR/U
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER M/R 14-Mar 27-Aug
SNOW GOOSE WR/R 4-Jun 9-Nov
SNOWY EGRET SR/R 29-Apr 10-Sep
SOLITARY SANDPIPER M/C 16-Mar 22-May 25-Jun 31-Oct
SONG SPARROW PR/C
SORA M/U 11-Mar 12-May 28-Aug 20-Nov
SPOTTED SANDPIPER M/R 30-Mar 27-May 7-Dec
SUMMER TANAGER SR/C 28-Mar 10-Nov/6 Dec
SWAINSON`S THRUSH M/C 3-Apr 28-May 24-Aug 27-Nov
SWAINSON`S WARBLER SR/R 8-Apr 14-Aug
SWALLOW-TAILED KITE SR/R 31-Jul
SWAMP SPARROW WR/C 13-May 3-Oct
TENNESSEE WARBLER M/C 13-Apr 20-May 9-Aug 16 Dec
TREE SWALLOW M/U 4Feb 27-May 10-Jul 25-Oct
TRICOLORED HERON SR/R 1-May 19-Aug
TUFTED TITMOUSE PR/C
TUNDRA SWAN WR/R 25-Feb 23-Nov
TURKEY VULTURE PR/C
UPLAND SANDPIPER M/U 29-Mar 6-May
VEERY M/U 13-Apr 2-Jul 27-Aug 19-Oct
VESPER SPARROW WR/U 5-May 11-Oct
VIRGINIA RAIL PR/R
WARBLING VIREO M/R 17-Apr 15-May 17-Aug 21-Sep
WESTERN KINGBIRD M/R 30-Apr 9-May 15-Sep 20-Oct
WESTERN SANDPIPER M/R 7-May 21-May 17-Aug 13-Sep
WHIP-POOR-WILL SR/U 19-Mar 15-Nov
WHITE IBIS SR/R 3-Jul 17-Sep
WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH PR/C
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW WR/R 3-May 13-Oct
WHITE-EYED VIREO SR/C 18-Mar 31-Oct
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER M/R 10-May 28-May
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW WR/A 15-Jun 29-Sep
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER WR/R 11-Nov
WILLET M/R 25-Apr 29-Apr 20-Sep 27-Aug
WILLOW FLYCATCHER SR 3-May 27-Sept
WILSON’S WARBLER M/R 26-Apr 26-May 18-Aug 26-Oct
WINTER WREN WR/U 28-Apr 21-Sep
WOOD DUCK PR/C
WOOD THRUSH SR/C 25-Mar 26-Nov
WORM-EATING WARBLER SR/R 3-Apr 17-Oct
YELLOW  WARBLER SR/U 1-Apr 8-Oct
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER M/R 12-May 31-May 26-Aug 16-Dec
YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER WR/C 5-May 1-Sep
YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO SR/U 7-Apr 2-Nov
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT SR/C 12-Apr 24-Oct
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON SR/U 13-Apr 14-Nov
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER WR/A 27-May 10-Oct
YELLOW-THROATED VIREO SR/U 1-Apr 27-Oct
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER SR/U 12-Mar 18-Oct