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Burcham Park


This city park attracts woodland migrants and breeders with tall trees on the south bank of the Kansas River. A footpath follows the bank of the river and birders can also walk the forest edges along the railroad tracks and power line corridors.


General Habitat: Riparian forest

Main Species: Woodland birds including warblers, vireos, orioles, and flycatchers

Notable Species: Prothonotary Warbler, Eastern Wood-peewee, Great-crested Flycatcher, Red-eyed Vireo, Pileated Woodpecker

Best Time to Go: Burcham Park birding is at its best during the spring migration, but many neotropical migrants remain in the park to breed in the summer months.

Directions: The main entrance to the park is off Indiana Street between 2nd and 3rd Street. The park can also be accessed from Powerhouse Road, just west of the Kansas River Bridge.

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