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