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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, easy to find but present in smaller numbers C = common, should be possible to find on most outings; A = abundant, impossible to miss;
Species Sp S F W Common Loon F O U F Least Grebe R Pied-billed Grebe C U C C Horned Gerbe O O O Earned Grebe F F F Western Grebe R Masked Booby O O O Northern Gannet F U F American White Pelican C O C C Brown Pelican U F F U Double-crested Cormorant C C C Neotropic Cormorant C C C U Anhinga O O Magnificent Frigatebird U F F American Bittern F F F Least Bittern F F U Great Blue Heron C C C C Great Egret C C C C Snowy Egret C C C C Little Blue Heron C F C U Tricolored Heron C C C F Reddish Egret C C C U Cattle Egret C C C F Green-backed Heron C C C O Black-crowned Night-Heron C C C C Yellow-crowned NIght-Heron F U F O White Ibis C C C C Glossy Ibis R White-faced Ibis F F F F Roseate Spoonbill C C C F Wood Stork O O Fulvous Whistling-Duck U O Greater White-fronted Goose U F Snow Goose U F Ross' Goose O O Canada Goose O U Green-winged Teal F F F Mottled Duck C C C C Mallard O O U Northern Pintail F F F Blue-winged Teal C O C U Cinnamon Teal O O O Northern Shoveler C C C Gadwall C C C American Wigeon C C C Canvasback F F F Redhead U U U Ring-necked Duck F F F Greater Scaup O Lesser Scaup C O C C Oldsquaw O Black Scoter O Surf Scoter O White-winged Scoter O Common Goldeneye U Bufflehead F F Hooded Merganser O O Red-breasted Merganser C C C Ruddy Duck F F F Osprey F O F U American Swallow-tailed Kite O Black-shouldered Kite F U F F Mississippi Kite U U Northern Harrier C O C C Sharp-shinned Hawk F F U Cooper's Hawk F F F Broad-winged Hawk U F Red-tailed Hawk F F F American Kestrel C C C Merlin F F U Peregrine Falcon F F U Yellow Rail O O O Black Rail O O Clapper Rail C C C C King Rail Virginia Rail U U U Sora F F U Paint-billed Crake Spotted Rail Purple Gallinule U O U Common Moorhen F U F F American Coot C O C C Sandhill Crane U U U Black-bellied Plover C U C C Lesser Golden-Plover C Snowy Plover U U U Wilson's Plover C C C O Semipalmated Plover F O F F Piping Plover F F F Killdeer C C C C American Oystercatcher O O O O Black-necked Stilt C C C O American Avocet U U U Greater Yellowlegs C C C Lesser Yellowlegs C C F Solitary Sandpiper F F Willet C C C C Spotted Sandpiper F F U Upland Sandpiper F U Eskimo Curlew R Whimbrel F F O Long-billed Curlew C C C Hudsonian Godwit O Marbled Godwit F F F Ruddy Turnstone C U C C Red Knot F F U Sanderling C U C C Semipalmated Sandpiper F U Western Sandpiper C O C C Least Sandpiper C C C White-rumped Sandpiper U Baird's Sandpiper U U Pectoral Sandpiper F F Dunlin C C C Stilt Sandpiper F F O Buff-breasted Sandpiper O O Short-billed Dowitcher C U C C Long-billed Dowitcher F F F Common Snipe C C C American Woodcock O O Wilson's Phalarope U U Pomarine Jaegar U U U Parasitic Jaeger O O O Laughing Gull C C C C Franklin's Gull O F Bonaparte's Gull C C C Ring-billed Gull C U C C Herring Gull C U C C Gull-billed Tern F F F U Caspian Tern C C C C Royal Tern C C C C Sandwich Tern C C C O Common Tern F U F O Forster's Tern C C C C Least Tern C C C Sooty Tern R Black Tern C F C Black Skimmer C C C C Rock Dove U U U U White-winged Dove F U C U Mourning Dove C C C C Inca Dove F F F F Common Ground-Dove O O O Black-billed Cuckoo F O Yellow-billed Cuckoo C O C Groove-billed Ani U F U Barn Owl C C C C Great Horned Owl O Short-eared Owl F F F Common Nighthawk C C C Chuck-will's-widow C C Whip-poor-will U U Chimney Swift C C Buff-bellied Hummingbird R Ruby-throated Hummingbird C O C Black-chinned Hummingbird O O Rufous Hummingbird O O Belted Kingfisher C O C C Red-headed Woodpecker O O Yellow-bellied Sapsucker F F F Northern Flicker F F F Olive-sided Flycatcher U F Eastern Wood-Pewee C C Yellow-bellied Flycatcher U F Acadian Flycatcher F F Alder Flycatcher U F Willow Flycatcher O U Least Flycatcher F C O Eastern Phoebe C C C Vermillion Flycatcher O O O Ash-throated Flycatcher O O Great Crested Flycatcher C O C Brown-crested Flycatcher R Couch's Kingbird O O Western Kingbird F F Eastern Kingbird C C C Scissor-tailed Flycatcher C C C Horned Lark F F F F Purple Martin C C C Tree Swallow C C U Northern Rough-winged Swallow C C Bank Swallow C C Cliff Swallow U U Barn Swallow C C C Blue Jay U U U U Red-breasted Nuthatch O O O Brown Creeper U U U Carolina Wren O O O O House Wren C C C Winter Wren O Sedge Wren C C C Marsh Wren F F F F Golden-crowned Kinglet F F F Ruby-crowned Kinglet C C C Blue-gray Gnatcatcher C C F Veery F O Gray-cheeked Thrush F O Swainson's Thrush C C Hermit Thrush F F F Wood Thrush C C American Robin C C C Gray Catbird C C U Northern Mockingbird C C C C Brown Thrasher F F F American Pipit F F F Sprague's Pipit O O O Cedar Waxwing F F F Loggerhead Shrike C C C C European Starling C C C C White-eyed Vireo C C O Solitary Vireo F F F Yellow-throated Vireo F F Warbling Vireo U F Philadelphia Vireo F U Red-eyed Vireo C C Blue-winged Warbler C C Golden-winged Warbler F U Tennessee Warbler C C Orange-crowned Warbler C C C Nashville Warbler U F Northern Parula C C Yellow Warbler C C Chestnut-sided Warbler C C Magnolia Warbler C C Cape May Warbler O Black-throated Blue Warbler O O Yellow-rumped Warbler C C C Black-throated Grey Warbler C C Blackburnian Warbler C C Yellow-throated Warbler F F Pine Warbler O O O Prairie Warbler O F Palm Warbler F F F Bay-breasted Warbler C C Blackpoll Warbler F O Cerulean Warbler F O Black-and-white Warbler C C American Redstart C C Prothonotary Warbler C C Worm-eating Warbler C C Swainson's Warbler U O Ovenbird C C Northern Waterthrush C C Louisiana Waterthrush F F Kentucky Warbler C C Mourning Warbler O F Common Yellowthroat C C C C Hooded Warbler C C Wilson's Warbler U F Canada Warbler F C Yellow-breasted Chat F F Summer Tananger C C O Scarlet Tanager C O Western Tanager O O O Northern Cardinal F F F F Pyrrhuloxia R R Rose-breasted Grosbeak C C Black-headed Grosbeak O Blue Grosbeak C C Indigo Bunting C C O Painted Bunting C U C Dickcissel C U C Green-tailed Towhee R R Rufous-sided Towhee U U U Chipping Sparrow U U U Clay-colored Sparrow O Field Sparrow U U U Vesper Sparrow U U U Lark Sparrow U U Savannah Sparrow C C C Grasshopper Sparrow U U U Le Conte's Sparrow U U U Sharp-tailed Sparrow F F F Seaside Sparrow C C C C Song Sparrow F F F Lincoln's Sparrow C C C Swamp Sparrow C C C White-throated Sparrow F F F White-crowned Sparrow U U U Dark-eyed Junco O O O Bobolink O Red-winged Blackbird C C C C Eastern Meadowlark C C C C Western Meadowlark O O O Yellow-headed Blackbird O O Great-tailed Grackle C C C C Bronzed Cowbird O O U Brown-headed Cowbird C C C C Orchard Oriole C C C Northern Oriole C C Purple Finch O O O Pine Siskin O O O American Goldfinch F F F House Sparrow U U U U