Phenological List of Konza Prairie Animals              
               
Common Name Scientific Name Observer  Location 1st Sighting 1st Sighting 1st Sighting 1st Sighting
Birds   2024 2024 2024 2023 2022 2021
Killdeer Charadrius vociferus J Haukos HQ 03/12/24 02/28/23 03/02/22 03/03/21
American Woodcock Scolopax minor       02/27/23   03/04/21
Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris            
Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla J Haukos HQ 04/09/24 04/11/23 04/23/22 04/10/21
Turkey Vulture Carthartes aura J Haukos HQ 03/12/24 03/22/23 03/12/22 03/09/21
Blue-winged Teal Anas discors            
Bufflehead Bucephala albeola            
American Pipit Anthus rubescens A Whetten NT 03/20/24      
Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus            
Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus A Whetten NT 03/20/24 04/08/23 03/29/22 03/20/21
Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda J Blair N2B 04/24/24 04/19/23 05/06/22 04/29/21
Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis G Medlin NT 04/19/24   04/21/22  
Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus            
Eastern Phoebe Sayornis nigricans J Haukos NT 03/12/24 03/24/23 03/10/22 03/20/21
Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca M Burke NT 03/29/24      
Merlin Falco columbarius            
American Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva J Haukos K1B 04/26/24      
Long-billed Curlew Numenius americanus            
Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater J Row NT 04/17/24 03/21/23 04/16/22 04/10/21
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago            
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea P Hensen NT 04/14/24 05/02/23 04/20/22 05/01/21
Sprague's Pipet Anthus spragueii            
Louisiana Waterthrush Seiurus motacilla P Hensen NT 04/14/24   05/10/22 04/10/21
Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus P Hensen NT 04/14/24      
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus            
Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni       03/10/23   04/22/21
Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus            
Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufrum D Davison NT 04/15/24 05/04/23 05/10/22 04/29/21
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica J Haukos HQ 04/10/24 04/19/23 4/202022 04/29/21
Lark Sparrow Chondestes grammacus D Davison NT 04/15/24 04/19/23 04/19/22 04/21/21
Tennessee Warbler Vermivora peregrina            
Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottus         05/17/22  
American bittern Botaurus lentiginosus            
Whip-poor-will Caprimulgus vociferus J Row NT 04/17/24      
Chuck-will's-widow Caprimulgus carolinensis A Boyle L Anderson SC 04/23/24      
Common Poorwill Chordeiles minor A Boyle L Anderson SC 04/23/24      
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus       04/15/23 04/22/22 05/07/21
Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina P Hensen NT 04/14/24 04/19/23 04/21/22 05/07/21
House Wren Troglodytes aedon A Boyle L Anderson N20B 04/23/24      
Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii J Haukos HQ 04/17/24 03/24/23    
Northern Parula Parula americana R Spahn NT 04/16/24 05/04/23   05/06/21
White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albacollis G Medlin NT 04/19/24 04/19/23    
Black-and-White Warbler Mniotilta varia M Ratcliffe NT 04/19/24      
White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus            
Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus            
Grasshopper Sparrow Ammodramus savannarum A Boyle L Anderson HQ 04/23/24 04/06/23 05/10/22  
Vesper Sparrow Pooecetes gramineus            
Franklin's Gull Larus pipixcan         05/10/22  
Yellow-headed Blackbird Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus             
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes            
Henslow's Sparrow Ammodramus henslowii            
Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula J Haukos BH 05/10/24 05/17/23 05/17/22 05/11/21
Great-crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus E Redding HQ 04/27/24 05/04/23 05/13/22 04/26/21
Rose-Breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus       05/04/23    
Veery Catharus fuscescens       05/04/23    
Buff-breasted Sandpiper Tryngites subruficollis            
White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys C Cagle NT 04/18/24      
Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas            
Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis E Fuger NT 04/14/24      
Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota            
Tree Swalllow Tachycineta bicolor           05/06/21
Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica J Haukos HQ 04/29/24 05/17/23 05/13/22 05/12/21
Mississippi Kite Ictinia mississippiensis           06/22/21
Clay-colored Sparrow Spizella pallida A Boyle L Anderson N20B 04/23/24      
Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechia         05/06/22  
Orange-crowned Warbler Vermivora celata A Boyle L Anderson N20B 04/23/24      
Dickcissel Spiza americana J Haukos HQ 05/01/24 04/20/23 05/06/22 05/03/21
Common Nighthawk Phalaenoptilus nuttallii J Haukos HQ 05/07/24 05/07/23 05/13/22 05/17/21
Cattle egret Bubulcus ibus         05/17/22 05/10/21
Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis            
Kentucky Warbler Oporornis agilis J Haukos NT 05/14/24   06/09/22  
Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus J Haukos NT 05/14/24   05/19/22  
Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus            
Yellow-Throated Vireo Vireo flavifrons A Boyle L Anderson NT 04/23/24 05/04/23    
Bell's Vireo Vireo bellii       05/07/23 05/13/22  
Summer Tanager Piranga rubra A Boyle L Anderson N20B 04/23/24   05/10/22 05/11/21
Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus           05/06/21
Ruby-Crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula            
Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea J Haukos NT 05/14/24   05/10/22 05/06/21
Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus J Taylor N3B 05/03/24 05/17/23 04/22/22 04/29/21
Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis         06/05/22  
Green Heron Butorides virescens            
Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris L Anderson NT 04/23/24      
Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus C Cagle NT 04/18/24      
Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus C Cagle NT 04/18/24      
Blue Grosbeak Guiraca caerulea         05/06/22  
Lark Bunting Calamospiza melanocorys            
Wood Duck Aix sponsa J Row NT 04/17/24   04/26/22  
Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens J Haukos NT 05/14/24 05/08/23 05/10/22 05/11/21
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus         05/10/22 05/20/21
Black-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus erythropthalmus            
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris J Haukos HQ 04/09/24   06/14/22  
Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius         05/13/22  
Yellow-Breasted Chat Icteria virens         05/13/22  
Philadelphia Vireo Vireo philadelphicus         05/13/22  
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularia            
Solitary sandpiper Tringa solitaria            
Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis            
Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia E Redding NT 04/28/24      
Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii C Cagle NT 04/18/24      
White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos            
White-faced ibis Plegadis chihi            
Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus            
American Tree Sparrow Spizella arborea            
Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum L Anderson NT 04/23/24      
Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus            
Upland Sandpiper - chicks Bartramia longicauda            
Wild Turkey - chicks Meleagris gallopavo         05/30/22  
Killdeer - chicks Charadrius vociferus           05/12/21
Bob White - chicks Colinus virginianus            
Wood Duck - chicks Aix sponsa            
Cormorant migration Phalacrocroax auritus            
Harris's Sparrow Zonotrichia querula C Cagle NT 04/18/24      
               
Mammals              
Wood chuck Marmota monax            
Thirteen-lined Ground Squirrel Spermophilus tridecemlineatus       04/20/23    
White-tailed deer fawn Odocoileus virginianus            
Bison calf Bison bison J Taylor N20B 04/10/24 04/15/23 04/13/22 04/16/21
American beaver Castor canadensis            
Muskrat Ondatra zibethicus            
Hoary Bat Lasiurus cinereus            
Big Brown Bat Eptesicus fuscus            
Elk Cervus canadensis       04/20/23    
               
Reptiles              
Collared Lizard Crotaphytus collaris       04/14/23 04/20/22 04/03/21
Texas Horned Lizard Phrynosoma cornutum S Shea NT 04/08/24 04/19/23 04/28/22 04/03/21
Great Plains Skink Eumeces obsoletus       04/11/23   07/26/21
Ground Skink Scincella lateralis            
Prairie Racerunner Cnemidophorus sexlineatus viridis       05/17/23 06/09/22  
Western Slender Glass Lizard Ophisaurus attenuatus       04/16/23 04/22/22  
Prairie Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus       03/30/23    
Eastern Yellowbelly Racer Coluber constrictor flaviventris            
Six-lined Racerunner Aspidoscelis sexlineata       05/04/23    
Red-sided Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis         04/22/22 04/10/21
Lined Snake Tropidoclonion lineatum       05/13/23    
Great Plains Rat Snake Elaphe guttata emoryi           03/26/21
Black Rat Snake Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta       05/22/23    
Brown Snake Storeri dekayi         04/21/22  
Bull Snake Pituophis melanoleucus         04/21/22  
Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix            
Milk Snake Lampropeltis triangulum            
Flathead Snake Tantilla gracilis            
Common King Snake Lampropeltis getulus            
Prairie King Snake Lampropeltis calligaster            
Speckled King Snake Lampropeltis getulus holbrooki            
Northern Water Snake Nerodia sipedon            
Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata ornata St George 1st gr BH 04/23/24 05/08/23 04/28/22  
Western Painted Turtle Chrysemys picta bellii           04/29/21
Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina serpentina            
               
Amphibians              
Chorus Frog Pseudacris maculata Docent Trainees KC 03/29/24 03/31/23 03/29/22 03/15/21
Blanchard's Cricket Frog Acris crepitans blanchardi         05/20/22 04/29/21
Cope's Gray Tree Frog Hyla chrysoscelis       09/16/23 05/11/22  
Plains Leopard Frog Rana blairi            
Bullfrog Rana catesbeiana           04/29/21
GreatPlains Narrow-mouth Toad Gastrophryne olivacea            
Plains Spadefoot Toad Spea bombifrons            
Woodhouse's Toad Bufo woodhousii         05/30/22  
               
Fish              
Southern Redbelly Dace-spawn Phoxinus erythrogaster            
               
               
Butterflies              
Question Mark Polygonia interrogationis       06/08/23 04/22/22  
Comma or Hop Merchant Polygonia comma         05/30/22  
Gray Comma Polygonia progne       06/08/23    
Mourning Cloak Nymphalis antiopa antiopa J Haukos HQ 04/09/24   04/12/22  
Checkered White Pontia protodice J Haukos HQ 05/03/24   06/09/22  
Cabbage White (non-native) Pieris rapae         04/08/22 07/08/21
Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta rubria J Haukos HQ 04/09/24 04/17/23 06/27/22 07/12/21
Henry's Elfin Incisalia henrici turneri           04/15/21
Juvenal's Duskywing Erynnis juvenalis           07/13/21
Horace's Dusky Wing Erynnis horatius         07/13/22  
Mottled Dusky Wing Erynnis martialis         06/27/22  
Spring Azure Celastrina argiolus ladon J Haukos HQ 05/03/24 03/30/23 04/15/22 03/26/21
American Painted Lady Vanessa virginiensis       04/21/23 04/15/22 06/28/21
Goatweed Butterfly Anaea andria            
Olive Hairstreak Mitoura gryneus gryneus            
Monarch Danaus plexippus J Haukos HQ 04/26/24 04/20/23 04/24/22 05/12/21
Tiger Swallowtail Pterourus glaucus glaucus       06/08/23 06/01/22  
Silver-spotted Skipper Epargyreus clarus clarus         07/13/22 06/14/21
Dusted Skipper Atrytonopsis hianna hianna            
Common Sooty Wing Pholisora catullus         07/13/22 07/13/21
Painted Lady Vanessa cardui Docents NT 04/29/24   07/13/22  
Eastern-tailed Blue Everes comyntas         06/02/22  
Zebra Swallowtail Eurytides marcellus           07/17/21
Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes asterius J Haukos HQ 05/03/24 06/02/23 06/02/22 06/10/21
Alfalfa Butterfly Colias eurytheme J Haukos HQ 05/03/24   07/13/22 06/28/21
Eastern Dun Skipper Euphyes ruricola metacomet         07/13/22  
Gorgone Checkerspot Charidryas gorgone carlota            
Nysa Roadside Skipper Amblyscirtes nysa         07/13/22  
Roadside Skipper Amblyscirtes vialis           07/13/21
Southern Cloudy Wing Thorybes bathyllus       04/17/23 07/13/22  
Wild Indigo Dusky Wing Erynnis baptisiae         07/13/22 07/13/21
Giant Swallowtail Heraclides cresphontes       06/08/23 06/02/22 06/01/21
Variegated Fritillary Euptoieta claudia Docents NT 04/29/24   05/11/22 06/02/21
Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis astyanax            
Pearl Crescent Phyciodes tharos tharos Bergman Kinderg BH 05/09/24   05/11/22 05/03/21
Silvery Checkerspot Charidryas nycteis nycteis         06/02/22 07/26/21
Pearly-eye Enodia anthedon            
Hackberry Butterfly Asterocampa celtis celtis       05/26/23 06/02/22 06/28/21
Tawny Emperor Asterocampa clyton clyton            
Snout Butterfly Libytheana bachmanii            
Great Copper Gaeides xanthoides            
Tawny-edged Skipper Polites themistocles           07/08/21
Great Spangled Fritillary Speyeria cybele cybele       06/02/23 06/02/22 06/28/21
Regal Fritillary Speyeria idalia       06/08/23 06/09/22 06/09/21
Pipe Vine Swallowtail Battus philenor            
Little Glassywing Pompeius verna            
Queen Danaus gilippus            
Summer Azure Celastrina neglecta           07/08/21
Little Wood Satyr Megisto cymela            
Wood Nymph Cercyonis pegala         07/13/22 07/12/21
Golden Byssus Probelma byssus kumskaka         07/13/22  
Checkered Skipper Pyrgus communis            
Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus J Haukos NT 05/14/24 06/02/23 07/13/22  
Reakirt's Blue Hemiargus isola alce            
Ottoe Skipper Hesperia ottoe                                                                                         07/13/22  
Sachem Atalopedes campestris huron            
Dainty Sulphur Nathalis iole J Haukos HQ 05/03/24   07/13/22 07/13/21
Northern Broken Dash Wallengrenia egeremet            
Least Skipper Ancycloxypha numitor            
Sleepy Orange Abaeis nicippe            
Clouded Sulphur Colias philodice philodice J Haukos HQ 05/03/24 04/14/23 04/15/22 06/28/21
Cloudless Sulphur Phoebis sennae eubule J Haukos HQ 05/03/24   07/13/22  
Little sulphur Pyrisitia lisa lisa J Haukos HQ 05/03/24   07/13/22  
Olympia Marble Euchloe olympia            
Viceroy Basilarchia archippus            
Delaware Anatrytone logan logan            
Eufala Skipper Lerodea eufala            
Phaon Crescent Phyciodes phaon            
Fiery Skipper Hylephila phyleus            
Buckeye Junonia coenia Docents NT 04/29/24 06/08/23    
Northern Cloudy Wing Thorybes pylades            
Zabulon Skipper Poanes zabulon            
Banded Hairstreak Satyrium calanus falacer            
Marine Blue Leptotes marina         07/13/22  
               
Moths              
Eastern Tent Caterpillar Malacosoma americanum Clay Center 7th gr SPA 04/10/24   04/08/22  
Snowberry Clearwing Moth Hemaris diffinis         04/15/22  
Hummingbird Clearwing Moth Hemaris thysbe            
Grapevine epimenis Psychomorpha epimenis            
White-lined Sphinx Hyles lineata            
Lettered sphinx Deidamia inscripta            
Five-spotted hawk moth Manduca quinquemaculata            
Cecropia Moth Hyalophora cecropia            
Polyphemus Moth Antheraea polyphemus            
Unexpected Cycnia caterpillar Cycnia sp            
Reversed Haploa Cisseps fulvicollis           06/07/21
Clouded Crimson Schinia gaurae         08/13/22 08/07/21
Joined underwing Catocala junctura            
Glorious flower moth Schinia gloriosa (sanguinea)            
Leadplant flower moth Schinia lucens            
Goldenrod flower moth Schinia nundina            
Walnut Moth caterpillar Datana integerrima            
Osage Orange Sphinx moth Ceratomia hageni            
Salt marsh caterpillars Estigmene acrea           6/7/201
Luna Moth Actias luna            
Buck Moth hatch/adult Hemileuca maia            
               
Grasshoppers (adults)              
Coral-winged grasshopper Pardalophora apiculata            
Speckle-winged grasshopper Arphia conspersa            
Green-striped grasshopper Chortophaga viridifasciata            
Plains Yellow band-winged Arphia simplex            
Wrinkled grasshopper Hippiscus ocelote            
Grizzly spur-throat Melanoplus punctulatus            
Snakeweed grasshopper Hesperotettix viridis            
Obscure Bird grasshopper Schistocera obscura            
Lubber (nymph or adult) Brachystola magna       09/30/23    
               
Cicadas              
Golden-winged Cicada Neotibicen auriferus            
17-yr periodical cicada Magicicada cassini            
Bush Cicada Neotibicen dorsatus            
Dog Days Cicada Neotibicen pruinosus            
Prairie Cicada Cicadetta calliope calliope            
               
Beetles              
Dogbane beetle Chrysochus auratus            
Eastern Firefly Photinus pyralis            
Sixspotted Tiger Beetle Cicindela sexguttata            
Tumblebug Canthon pilularius            
               
Dragonflies/Damselflies              
Green Darner Anax junius       04/14/23   04/29/21
Plains Clubtail Gomphus externus            
Widow Skimmer Libellula luctuosa            
Common Whitetail Libellula lydia            
Ebony Jewelwing Calopteryx maculata            
Twelve-spotted skimmer Libellula pulchella            
Darner migration              
               
Misc. Insects              
Carpenter Bee Xylocopa virginica         04/22/22  
               
               
               
  • Updated: 5/21/24