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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 Least Grebe O U U Pied-billed Grebe C F C C Horned Gerbe U Earned Grebe O O U American White Pelican U U U Double-crested Cormorant F U F F Neotropic Cormorant U U O O Anhinga U U U O American Bittern U O F O Least Bittern O O Great Blue Heron C C C C Great Egret C C C C Snowy Egret C C C F Little Blue Heron C C F O Tricolored Heron U C C F Cattle Egret C C C F Green-backed Heron F C F O Black-crowned Night-Heron U F O Yellow-crowned Night-Heron U U U White Ibis U F C F Glossy Ibis O O U White-faced Ibis C C C F Roseate Spoonbill F F F O Wood Stork F F Fulvous Whistling-Duck C F F O Black-bellied Whistling-Duck C C F U Greater White-fronted Goose F U C C Snow Goose C C C Ross' Goose U U Canada Goose F U F C Wood Duck U O Green-winged Teal C O C C Mottled Duck C C C C Mallard U C C Northern Pintail F C C Blue-winged Teal C F C C Cinnamon Teal F F F Northern Shoveler C O C C Gadwall F F C American Wigeon U F F Canvasback O O O Redhead U O Ring-necked Duck F U F Greater Scaup O Lesser Scaup F F F Common Goldeneye O U Bufflehead U O F Hooded Merganser U Ruddy Duck F U F F Black Vulture C C C C Turkey Vulture C C C C American Swallow-tailed Kite O O Black-shouldered Kite U O O U Mississippi Kite O Bald Eagle O O F Northern Harrier C C C Sharp-shinned Hawk O F F Cooper's Hawk F F U Red-shouldered Hawk U U U U Broad-winged Hawk U U Swainson's Hawk F F U O White-tailed Hawk C C C C Red-tailed Hawk C C C C Ferruginous Hawk U U U Rough-legged Hawk O Crested Caracara C C C C American Kestrel C U C C Merlin U O Peregrine Falcon O U O Prairie Falcon U O U Greater Prairie-Chicken O O O O Northern Bobwhite C C C C Yellow Rail O King Rail F F F U Virginia Rail O Sora O U Purple Gallinule O U U Common Moorhen F F F O American Coot C U C C Sandhill Crane F F C Black-bellied Plover U Lesser Golden-Plover U Killdeer C C C C Mountain Plover O Black-necked Stilt C C F O American Avocet O O U O Greater Yellowlegs C F C F Lesser Yellowlegs F F C U Solitary Sandpiper U U O Willet O O O Spotted Sandpiper F U U Upland Sandpiper C F U Long-billed Curlew O O U O Hudsonian Godwit U O Marbled Godwit O O Semipalmated Sandpiper U U Western Sandpiper U U F O Least Sandpiper F F C U White-rumped Sandpiper U Pectoral Sandpiper U U U Dunlin O Stilt Sandpiper U U O Buff-breasted Sandpiper O O Short-billed Dowitcher O O Long-billed Dowitcher C F C F Common Snipe F O C F American Woodcock O O U Wilson's Phalarope F Franklin's Gull O Ring-billed Gull U Forster's Tern O O Black Tern U U Rock Dove U F U O Morning Dove C C C C Inca Dove O O U Common Ground-Dove F O F F Black-billed Cuckoo O O Yellow-billed Cuckoo F C F Greater Roadrunner F F F U Groove-billed Ani O Barn Owl F F F U Eastern Screech-Owl O Great Horned Owl F F C F Burrowing Owl O O Barred Owl F F F U Short-eared Owl O Common Nighthawk F C O Chuck-will's-widow O Whip-poor-will O O Chimney Swift F O Ruby-throated Hummingbird U U F Belted KIngfisher U F F U Red-headed Woodpecker U Red-bellied Woodpecker C C C C Yellow-bellied Sapsucker U U U Ladder-backed Woodpecker O Downy Woodpecker U F F F Hairy Woodpecker O Northern Flicker F U C F Pileated Woodpecker O O Olive-sided Flycatcher F U U Eastern Wood-Pewee F F F O Yellow-bellied Flycatcher O Acadian Flycatcher O U O Willow Flycatcher U U O Least Flycatcher U U U Eastern Phoebe F U C C Say's Phoebe O O Vermillion Flycatcher O Ash-throated Flycatcher O Great Crested Flycatcher C U U O Eastern Kingbird F F F Scissor-tailed Flycatcher C C C Purple Martin F U O Tree Swallow U U F Northern Rough-winged Swallow C F F Bank Swallow U O O Cliff Swallow F F U Barn Swallow C F C Blue Jay C C C C American Crow C C C C Carolina Chickadee C C C F Tufted Titmouse C C C F Brown Creeper O O Carolina Wren C C C F Bewrick's Wren O U U House Wren U O F U Winter Wren U O Sedge Wren U O Marsh Wren U U Golden-crowned Kinglet U U U Ruby-crowned Kinglet F O C F Blue-gray Gnatcatcher F F C U Eastern Bluebird U O Veery O Gray-cheeked Thrush O Swainson's Thrush O O Hermit Thrush U F U Wood Thrush O O O American Robin F F C Gray Catbird U O O Northern Mockingbird C C C C Brown Thrasher C U C F American Pipit U F F Sprague's Pipit F F F Cedar Waxwing F O U Loggerhead Shrike C C C C European Starling F U U U White-eyed Vireo C C U O Solitary Vireo F F O Yellow-throated Vireo O Red-eyed Vireo U O O Blue-winged Warbler O Tennessee Warbler U U Orange-crowned Warbler U F F Nashville Warbler U F Northern Parula U Yellow Warbler O U O Chestnut-sided Warbler U Magnolia Warbler U Yellow-rumped Warbler C F F Black-throated Green Warbler U O Blackburnian Warbler O Yellow-throated Warbler U Prairie Warbler O Palm Warbler O Bay-breasted Warbler U Black-and-white Warbler F U U American Redstart F O Prothonotary Warbler O Worm-eating Warbler O Swainson's Warbler O Louisiana Waterthrush O Kentucky Warbler O Mourning Warbler U Common Yellowthroat F O U Hooded Warbler O Wilson's Warbler U U Canada Warbler U O Yellow-breasted Chat U O U Summer Tananger U Scarlet Tanager O Northern Cardinal C C C C Pyrrhuloxia O U Rose-breasted Grosbeak O O Blue Grosbeak U U O Indigo Bunting F O U Painted Bunting F C Dickcissel C C U Green-tailed Towhee O O O Rufous-sided Towhee O U U Cassin's Sparrow O U Chipping Sparrow F U F Clay-colored Sparrow U O Field Sparrow F F F Vesper Sparrow C C C Lark Sparrow F F F F Lark Bunting O Savannah Sparrow C O C C Grasshopper Sparrow F U U Henslow's Sparrow O Le Conte's Sparrow O U U Fox Sparrow U U U Song Sparrow F F F Lincoln's Sparrow F F F Swamp Sparrow U F U White-throated Sparrow F O F F White-crowned Sparrow C O F C Harris' Sparrow U U F Dark-eyed Junco O O U Lapland Longspur O Red-winged Blackbird C C C C Eastern Meadowlark C C C C Western Meadowlark O U O Rusty Blackbird O Brewer's Blackbird F U U U Great-tailed Grackle C F U U Common Grackle C F F F Brown-headed Cowbird C F C C Orchard Oriole O F Northern Oriole F O U Pine Siskin O American Goldfinch F U F House Sparrow O U