If you plan on doing any birdwatching in Kansas this Memorial Day weekend, equip yourself with a checklist first.
The Kansas Ornithological Society offers free PDF downloads of the following checklists:
- Kansas birds.
- Kansas birds with scientific names and taxonomy.
- Birds by county.
- County bird checklists combined into one document.
Also, be sure to see the species county dot maps for a visual presentation of where in Kansas a particular bird has been seen.
These maps and checklists are updated as new birds are found in the state and in individual counties. Check back periodically.
Before you hit the road, print out your state checklist. For an extra challenge, start keeping track of your bird sightings by county! Good luck!