This Week in Wyoming Birds: First Week of May

Updated: Feb 9

Each week during migration, I provide a list of birds that are departing and arriving in Wyoming. This list is not exhaustive and only includes species seeing a significant shift in relative occurrence during the week posted. Remember, this represents data for the state as a whole and for the week as a whole. Your local area may experience slightly different dates/birds. For last week's update, click here!

At the end of each article, I will include an abundance animation, provided by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. (Flocking Edit: You can consider the animation my final bird on the matter. Get it final word/final bird? I will see myself out...)

Without further ado, here is...

This Week in Wyoming Birds - Week of 04/28/2019

Birds Departing Wyoming:

Most species that are leaving, are gone! Prepare yourself for the waves of migrants. Of course, I use the term "waves" quite loosely.

Birds Arriving in Wyoming:

Stilt Sandpiper



Pectoral Sandpiper

Western Sandpiper

Red-necked Phalarope

Black Tern

Cattle Egret

Broad-winged Hawk

Red-headed Woodpecker

Least Flycatcher

Dusky Flycatcher

Cassin's Kingbird

Western Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird

Plumbeous Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Swainson's Thrush

Brown Thrasher

Clay-colored Sparrow

Lark Bunting


Orchard Oriole

Bullock's Oriole

Northern Waterthrush

Virginia's Warbler

MacGillivray's Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Hooded Warbler

American Redstart

Northern Parula

Yellow Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Black-throated Gray Warbler

Wilson's Warbler

Western Tanager

Black-headed Grosbeak

Lazuli Bunting

Fink, D., T. Auer, A. Johnston, M. Strimas-Mackey, M. Iliff, and S. Kelling. eBird Status and Trends. Version: November 2018. Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York.

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