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Season Codes are: Sp = Spring (March, Aprl, May); S = Summer (June, July, August); F = Fall (September, October, November); W = Winter (December, January, February);
Abundance Code are: R = rare, not expected every year; O = occassional, only one or two reported per season; U = uncommon, present but might not be found on every outing; F = Fairly common, not present in great numbers but should be scene C = common, should be possible to find on most outings; A = abundant, impossible to miss;
Species Sp S F W Common Loon F Pied-billed Grebe C A C C Horned Gerbe U Earned Grebe C C C Brown Pelican U U U American White Pelican C C A Double-crested Cormorant C C Neotropic Cormorant F F F U Anhinga F F F U American Bittern C C U Least Bittern C C C Great Blue Heron C C C C Great Egret C C C C Snowy Egret C C C C Little Blue Heron F F F F Tricolored Heron C C C C Reddish Egret U Cattle Egret A A A U Green-backed Heron C C F O Black-crowned Night-Heron C C C F Yellow-crowned NIght-Heron C C C U White Ibis C C C F White-faced Ibis C C A C Roseate Spoonbill C C C F Wood Stork C C Fulvous Whistling-Duck U O C F Greater White-fronted Goose U A A Snow Goose F A A Ross' Goose O O O Canada Goose U C A Wood Duck F F Green-winged Teal C A A American Black Duck O O Mottled Duck C C A C Mallard C A A Northern Pintail C A A Blue-winged Teal A O A U Cinnamon Teal F Northern Shoveler A A A Gadwall C A A American Wigeon C C U Canvasback F F C Redhead U U U Ring-necked Duck F F F Greater Scaup O Lesser Scaup C C C Common Goldeneye U Bufflehead U U Hooded Merganser O O Red-breasted Merganser A F Ruddy Duck C O C F Masked Duck O O Black Vulture C F F F Turkey Vulture C C C C Osprey U U Black-shouldered Kite F C Mississippi Kite U U Bald Eagle U U Northern Harrier C O C C Sharp-shinned Hawk U U Cooper's Hawk U U Red-shouldered Hawk U U U U Broad-winged Hawk F F Swainson's Hawk F F Red-tailed Hawk C C Rough-legged Hawk O O Golden Eagle O O Crested Caracara O American Kestrel C C Merlin O O Peregrine Falcon U U U Ring-necked Pheasant U U U U Northern Bobwhite C C C C Yellow Rail F F F Black Rail O O O Clapper Rail C C C C King Rail C C C C Virginia Rail F F F Sora F F F Purple Gallinule C C F Common Moorhen C A C C American Coot A U A A Sandhill Crane U Black-bellied Plover C C F Lesser Golden-Plover A O Snowy Plover O Semipalmated Plover F F Piping Plover U U Killdeer C C A A Black-necked Stilt C C C American Avocet F C F Greater Yellowlegs A A C Lesser Yellowlegs A A C Solitary Sandpiper F F Willet C C C C Spotted Sandpiper C C F Upland Sandpiper C C Whimbrel F O Long-billed Curlew C C C Hudsonian Godwit U Marbled Godwit C C F Ruddy Turnstone U U U Red Knot U U Sanderling F U F F Semipalmated Sandpiper A A C Western Sandpiper A A C Least Sandpiper C C F White-rumped Sandpiper F Baird's Sandpiper F F Pectoral Sandpiper A A Dunlin A A C Stilt Sandpiper A A Buff-breasted Sandpiper U U Short-billed Dowitcher F F F Long-billed Dowitcher A A C Common Snipe C C C Wilson's Phalarope C C Laughing Gull A A A C Franklin's Gull U Ring-billed Gull C C C Herring Gull C F C Gull-billed Tern C C C U Caspian Tern F F F F Royal Tern F F F F Sandwich Tern U Common Tern U U O Forster's Tern C C C C Least Tern C C Black Tern A A Black Skimmer F F F O Rock Dove O White-winged Dove O O Morning Dove C C C C Common Ground-Dove O Black-billed Cuckoo U Yellow-billed Cuckoo C F Barn Owl F F F F Great Horned Owl U U U U Burrowing Owl U U Short-eared Owl F F Common Nighthawk A A Chuck-will's-widow C C Whip-poor-will F F Chimney Swift O O Ruby-throated Hummingbird F F Belted Kingfisher C C F Red-bellied Woodpecker U U Yellow-bellied Sapsucker U Northern Flicker C U Olive-sided Flycatcher O F Eastern Wood-Pewee F F Yellow-bellied Flycatcher F F Eastern Phoebe C U Vermillion Flycatcher U U Great Crested Flycatcher F F Western Kingbird O O Eastern Kingbird C F C Scissor-tailed Flycatcher C F C Horned Lark C F C C Purple Martin C C Tree Swallow A A Northern Rough-winged Swallow F F Bank Swallow F F Cliff Swallow F F Barn Swallow A A Blue Jay F Brown Creeper F House Wren F Winter Wren O Sedge Wren C C C Marsh Wren F F F F Golden-crowned Kinglet U Ruby-crowned Kinglet C F U Blue-gray Gnatcatcher C C F Veery U U Gray-cheeked Thrush F F Swainson's Thrush C C Hermit Thrush F U U Wood Thrush F F American Robin U U Gray Catbird C F Northern Mockingbird F C F F Sage Thrasher O Brown Thrasher F C F American Pipit F C C Sprague's Pipit O O Loggerhead Shrike C F C C European Starling C C C C White-eyed Vireo F F Solitary Vireo U Philadelphia Vireo U Red-eyed Vireo F F Blue-winged Warbler U Tennessee Warbler C C Orange-crowned Warbler F U Nashville Warbler F F Northern Parula U Yellow Warbler C C Chestnut-sided Warbler F Magnolia Warbler C C Black-throated Blue Warbler O Yellow-rumped Warbler C F F C Black-throated Green Warbler C C Blackburnian Warbler U Yellow-throated Warbler U Bay-breasted Warbler F Black-and-white Warbler F F American Redstart F F Prothonotary Warbler F F Worm-eating Warbler U Northern Waterthrush C C Louisiana Waterthrush F F Kentucky Warbler F Common Yellowthroat C F C C Hooded Warbler F Yellow-breasted Chat F F Summer Tananger F F Scarlet Tanager F Northern Cardinal U U Rose-breasted Grosbeak C Blue Grosbeak C C Indigo Bunting C C Painted Bunting F F Dickcissel A C Rufous-sided Towhee F Chipping Sparrow U Vesper Sparrow F F Lark Sparrow U U Savannah Sparrow A A A Le Conte's Sparrow F F Sharp-tailed Sparrow U O U U Seaside Sparrow A A A A Song Sparrow F F U Lincoln's Sparrow F F F Swamp Sparrow C C C White-throated Sparrow F F White-crowned Sparrow F Harris' Sparrow O Dark-eyed Junco U Bobolink O Red-winged Blackbird A A A A Eastern Meadowlark A A A A Western Meadowlark U U U Yellow-headed Blackbird O O Brewer's Blackbird F Great-tailed Grackle O Boat-tailed Grackle A A A A Common Grackle C C C C Brown-headed Cowbird C F C A Orchard Oriole C C F Northern Oriole F F American Goldfinch U