Flora and Fauna

Peach Hill has an unusually rich assortment of plants and animals.  One reason for this is the Hill’s variety of environmental settings; within the Park’s boundaries Hudsonia has identified eight different natural habitats.  Another reason for is the range of uses humans have made of the area over the past 200 years: livestock pasture, grain and vegetable farming, orchards, woodlands.

In this section we will highlight different aspects of the Hill’s natural history.  We welcome and value your contributions.  Please send us your photos and accounts of plants and animals you see at Peach Hill.

The first installment features a list of birds seen at Peach Hill by Derrick Eidam, a member of the Board of the Friends of Peach Hill.  (For further information, visit:  http://deidam.wordpress.com).

Baltimore Oriole

Photo Credit: 
Derrick Eidam

Scarlet Tanager

Photo Credit: 
Derrick Eidam

Barred Owl

Photo Credit: 
Derrick Eidam

Cedar Waxwing

Photo Credit: 
Derrick Eidam

Orchard Oriole

Photo Credit: 
Derrick Eidam

Red-tailed Hawk

Photo Credit: 
Derrick Eidam

Birds of Peach Hill

Waterfowl

  • 1 - Brant
  • 2 - Canada Goose
  • 3 - Mute Swan
  • 4 - Mallard

Gallinaceous Birds

  • 5 - Wild Turkey

Herons & Allies

  • 6 - Great Blue Heron

Diurnal Raptors

  • 7 - Black Vulture
  • 8 - Turkey Vulture
  • 9 - Bald Eagle
  • 10 - Northern Harrier
  • 11 - Sharp-shinned Hawk
  • 12 - Cooper's Hawk
  • 13 - Red-shouldered Hawk
  • 14 - Broad-winged Hawk
  • 15 - Red-tailed Hawk
  • 16 - American Kestrel

Shorebirds & Gulls

  • 17 - Solitary Sandpiper

Doves

  • 18 - Mourning Dove

Cuckoos

  • 19 - Yellow-billed Cuckoo
  • 20 - Black-billed Cuckoo

Nocturnal Raptors

  • 21 - Eastern Screech-Owl
  • 22 - Barred Owl

Swifts & Hummingbirds

  •  23 - Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Kingfishers

  • 24 - Belted Kingfisher

Woodpeckers

  • 25 - Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • 26 - Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  • 27 - Downy Woodpecker
  • 28 - Hairy Woodpecker
  • 29 - Northern Flicker
  • 30 - Pileated Woodpecker

Tyrant Flycatchers

  • 31 - Willow Flycatcher
  • 32 - Least Flycatcher
  • 33 - Eastern Phoebe
  • 34 - Great Crested Flycatcher
  • 35 - Eastern Kingbird

Vireos

  • 36 - White-eyed Vireo
  • 37 - Yellow-throated Vireo
  • 38 - Blue-headed Vireo
  • 39 - Warbling Vireo
  • 40 - Red-eyed Vireo

Jays & Crows

  • 41 - Blue Jay
  • 42 - American Crow
  • 43 - Fish Crow
  • 44 - Common Raven

Swallows

  • 45 - Tree Swallow
  • 46 - Barn Swallow

Chickadees

  • 47 - Black-capped Chickadee
  • 48 - Tufted Titmouse

Nuthatches

  • 49 - Red-breasted Nuthatch
  • 50 - White-breasted Nuthatch

Creepers

  • 51 - Brown Creeper

Wrens

  • 52 - Carolina Wren
  • 53 - House Wren

Kinglets

  • 54 - Golden-crowned Kinglet
  • 55 - Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Gnatcatchers

  • 56 - Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Thrushes

  • 57 - Eastern Bluebird
  • 58 - Veery
  • 59 - Hermit Thrush
  • 60 - Wood Thrush
  • 61 - American Robin

Mimics

  • 62 - Gray Catbird
  • 63 - Northern Mockingbird
  • 64 - Brown Thrasher

Starlings 

  • 65 - European Starling

Waxwings

  • 66 - Cedar Waxwing

Wood-Warblers

  • 67 - Blue-winged Warbler
  • 68 - Tennessee Warbler
  • 69 - Nashville Warbler
  • 70 - Northern Parula
  • 71 - Yellow Warbler
  • 72 - Chestnut-sided Warbler
  • 73 - Magnolia Warbler
  • 74 - Cape May Warbler
  • 75 - Black-throated Blue Warbler
  • 76 - Yellow-rumped Warbler
  • 77 - Black-throated Green Warbler
  • 78 - Blackburnian Warbler
  • 79 - Pine Warbler
  • 80 - Prairie Warbler
  • 81 - Palm Warbler
  • 82 - Bay-breasted Warbler
  • 83 - Blackpoll Warbler
  • 84 - Black-and-white Warbler
  • 85 - American Redstart
  • 86 - Ovenbird
  • 87 - Common Yellowthroat
  • 88 - Wilson's Warbler

Sparrows

  • 89 - Eastern Towhee
  • 90 - American Tree Sparrow
  • 91 - Chipping Sparrow
  • 92 - Field Sparrow
  • 93 - Savannah Sparrow
  • 94 - Fox Sparrow
  • 95 - Song Sparrow
  • 96 - Lincoln's Sparrow
  • 97 - Swamp Sparrow
  • 98 - White-throated Sparrow
  • 99 - White-crowned Sparrow
  • 100 - Dark-eyed Junco

Tanagers & Grosbeaks

  •  101 - Scarlet Tanager
  • 102 - Northern Cardinal
  • 103 - Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  • 104 - Indigo Bunting

Blackbirds

  • 105 - Red-winged Blackbird
  • 106 - Common Grackle
  • 107 - Brown-headed Cowbird
  • 108 - Orchard Oriole
  • 109 - Baltimore Oriole

Finches

  • 110 - House Finch
  • 111 - Pine Siskin
  • 112 - American Goldfinch

Old World Sparrows

  • 113 - House Sparrow

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Upcoming events

Saturday, August 5th, 2017 -- 1st Annual Peach Hill 5K and Family Fun Run at the hill

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2017 Friends Board Meeting(s) all on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. 

June 15, 2017 - Meeting at Peach Hill Park