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Bird Checklist

Using the Checklist
Habitat Key: Nature Sanctuary
Residency Key:
Sp = Spring
Su = Summer
Fl = Fall
Wi = Winter

Abundancy Key:
c = common (regularly seen)
fc = fairly common (usually seen with some effort)
u = uncommon (a few reports each season)
r = rare (only one or two records for the area)
i = irregular (may be common when present)
* = nester (nest on property or connecting land)
+ = former nester (formerly nested on area)


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Name of Bird
Sp
Su
Fl
Wi
Pied-billed Grebe
u

fc
u
Double-crested Cormorant
u
r
u
Great Blue Heron
u
u
u
r
Green Heron*
fc
fc
fc
Black-crowned Night Heron
r

r

Yellow-crowned Night Heron
r
r
American Bittern
r

r

Canada Goose+
i
i
i
i
White-fronted Goose
r

r

Snow Goose
i
i
r
Mallard
u
u
u
u
Northern Shoveler
r
r
Blue-winged Teal
u
u
u

Wood Duck*
fc
fc
fc
Ring-necked Duck
r

r
r
Turkey Vulture
fc
fc
fc
Sharp-shinned Hawk
u
u

fc
Cooper's Hawk
u
u
u
Red-tailed Hawk*
c
c
c
c
Ferruginous Hawk
r
Red-shouldered Hawk


r
Broad-winged Hawk
u
u
Rough-legged Hawk


r
Bald Eagle
r
r
u
Northern Harrier
u

u
u
American Kestrel+
c
c
u
u
Northern Bobwhite Quail+
u
u
u
u
Ring-necked Pheasant
r
r
r
r
Sora
u

u

Killdeer*
fc
fc
fc
u
Upland Sandpiper
u

u

Solitary Sandpiper
u
u
American Woodcock*
u
u
u
u
Ring-billed Gull
u
u
u
Franklin's Gull
r

r

Black Tern
r

r

Rock Dove (Pigeon)
fc
fc
fc
fc
Mourning Dove*
c
c
c
fc
Yellow-billed Cuckoo*
c
c
c

Black-billed Cuckoo
u
r
u
Barn Owl+
r
r
r
r
Eastern Screech Owl*
fc
fc
fc
fc
Great Horned Owl*
fc
fc
fc
fc
Barred Owl*
c
c
c
c
Whip-poor-will
fc

fc

Chuck-wills-widow*
c
c
fc
Common Nighthawk
fc
fc
fc

Chimney Swift*
c
c
c
Ruby-throated Hummingbird*
c
c
c

Belted Kingfisher*
c
c
c
fc
Yellow-shafted Flicker*
c
c
c
c
Red-headed Woodpecker+
i
i
i
i
Pileated Woodpecker
r
r
r
u
Red-bellied Woodpecker
c
fc
c
c
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
fc

fc
r
Hairy Woodpecker*
fc
fc
fc
fc
Downy Woodpecker*
c
c
c
c
Olive-sided Flycatcher
u
u
Eastern Wood-Pewee*
fc
fc
fc

Willow Flycatcher
u
u
Least Flycatcher
c

fc

Eastern Phoebe*
c
c
fc
Great-crested Flycatcher*
fc
fc
fc

Eastern Kingbird
fc
fc
fc
Purple Martin
u
u
u

Tree Swallow
fc
fc
Bank Swallow+
u
u
u

N. Rough-winged Shallow*
fc
u
fc
Barn Swallow*
c
c


Blue Jay*
c
c
c
c
American Crow*
c
c
c
c
Black-capped Chickadee*
c
c
c
c
Tufted Titmouse*
c
c
c
c
White-breasted Nuthatch*
c
c
c
c
Red-breasted Nuthatch
i

i
i
Brown Creeper
u
u
u
House Wren*
c
c
c

Winter Wren

u
Bewick's Wrench
r
r
r
r
Carolina Wren*
c
c
c
c
Sedge Wren
u
r
u

Northern Mockingbird*
fc
fc
fc
fc
Gray Catbird*
fc
fc
fc

Brown Thrasher*
fc
fc
fc
r
American Robin*
c
c
c
c
Wood Thrush*
u
u
u
Veery
u



Hermit Thrush
u
u
u
Swainson's Thrush
c

fc

Gray-cheeked Thrush
u
u
Eastern Bluebird*
c
c
c
fc
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher*
fc
fc
fc
Golden-crowned Kinglet
fc

u

Ruby-crowned Kinglet
c
c
Cedar Waxwing
fc
u
fc
i
Loggerhead Shrike
u
u
u
u
Northern Shrike



r
European Starling*
fc
i
c
c
White-eyed Vireo*
fc
fc
u

Bell's Vireo
u
u
Solitary Vireo
fc

u

Red-eyed Vireo*
c
c
c
Yellow-throated Vireo+
fc
u
u

Warbling Vireo
fc
u
u
Black-and-White Warbler
fc

fc

Prothonotary Warbler
u
u
Blue-winged Warbler
r

r

Golden-winged Warbler
r
r
Tennessee Warbler
c

c

Orange-crowned Warbler
c
c
Nashville Warbler
c

c

Northern Parula*
c
fc
c
Yellow Warbler
c

c

Magnolia Warbler
u
u
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
c

c
r
Connecticut Warbler
r
Chestnut-sided Warbler
fc

fc

Black-throated Green Warbler
u
u
Blackburnlan Warbler
u

u

Blackpoll Warbler
fc

u
Prairie Warbler
r

r

Palm Warbler
r
r
Ovenbird
fc

u

Northern Waterthrush
fc
u
Louisiana Waterthrush
u
u

Kentucky Warbler
fc
u
u
Mourning Warbler
u

u

Common Yellowthroat*
c
c
c
Wilson's Warbler
fc

fc

Canada Warbler
u
u
American Redstart
fc

fc

House Sparrow*
c
c
c
c
Eastern Meadowlark*
fc
fc
fc
u
Western Meadowlark*
u
u
u
u
Red-Winged Blackbird*
c
c
c
r
Orchard Oriole*
u
u
u
Northern (Baltimore) Oriole*
c
c
u

Rusty Blackbird
u
u
r
Brewer's Blackbird
u

u

Common Grackle*
c
c
c
r
Brown-headed Cowbird*
c
c
c

Scarlet Tanager
u
u
u
Summer Tanager*
fc
u
u

Northern Cardinal*
c
c
c
c
Rose-breasted Grosbeak+
fc
u
u

Blue Grosbeak+
u
u
u
Indigo Bunting*
c
c
c

Dickcissel*
fc
fc
fc
Purple Finch
i

i
i
House Finch*
c
c
c
c
Pine Sisken
i

i
i
American Goldfinch*
c
c
c
c
Evening Grosbeak



i
Rufous-sided Towhee*
fc
u
u
r
Savannah Sparrow
fc

fc

Grasshopper Sparrow+
u
r
u
Henslow's Sparrow
r

r

Le Conte's Sparrow
r
r
Vesper's Sparrow
u

u

Lark Sparrow+
u
u
u
Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco
c

c
c
Dark-eyed (Oregon) Junco
u

u
u
American Tree Sparrow
u

c
c
Chipping Sparrow*
c
fc
c
r
Clay-colored Sparrow
u

u

Field Sparrow*
c
c
c
r
Harris' Sparrow
fc

fc
fc
White-crowned Sparrow
fc
fc
u
White-throated Sparrow
c

c
c
Fox Sparrow
u
u
u
Lincoln's Sparrow
u

u

Swamp Sparrow
fc
fc
fc
Song Sparrow+
fc
r
fc
fc

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