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