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