The Ewing Park land was donated to the City of Bloomington in
1964 by Hazle Buck Ewing, a local philanthropist who was passionate about
environmental and other issues. The deed mandates that the land be used only
for public park and recreational purposes. The natural areas within the park consist of woodland, wet meadow, prairie and savanna habitat. A small stream runs through the park. Ewing park is a hotspot for migratory birds in spring and fall and met or surpassed the threshold numbers for migratory Important Bird Area status for 22 species: Blue-winged Warbler, Orange-crowned Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Northern Parula, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Cape May Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, Ovenbird, Hooded Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Canada Warbler, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Northern Flicker, Brown Creeper, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Blue-headed Vireo, Philadelphia Vireo, Summer Tanager, and Rose-breasted Grosbeak. 

Ornithological Summary

Ewing park is a hotspot for migratory birds in spring
and fall and met or surpassed the threshold numbers for migratory Important
Bird Area status for 22 species: Blue-winged Warbler, Orange-crowned Warbler,
Nashville Warbler, Northern Parula, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Cape May Warbler,
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, Ovenbird,
Hooded Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Canada Warbler, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker,
Northern Flicker, Brown Creeper, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,
Blue-headed Vireo, Philadelphia Vireo, Summer Tanager, and Rose-breasted
Grosbeak.

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