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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 Pied-billed Grebe U R U U Earned Grebe R R American White Pelican R R U U Double-crested Cormorant U R C C Neotropic Cormorant U U R R Anhinga U U C R American Bittern O R O O Least Bittern R O R R Great Blue Heron C C C C Great Egret C C C C Snowy Egret C C C U Little Blue Heron C C C U Tricolored Heron C C C U Reddish Egret R R R R Cattle Egret A A A A Green Heron U U U Black-crowned Night-Heron U C U O Yellow-crowned NIght-Heron U C C O White Ibis U C C O White-faced Ibis U C C O Roseate Spoonbill O U O R Wood Stork R R U R Fulvous Whistling-Duck R O O R Greater White-fronted Goose C C A Snow Goose C C A Ross' Goose R R O Canada Goose R R O Wood Duck C C A U Green-winged Teal U C C American Black Duck R R R Mottled Duck O O O O Mallard C R O C Northern Pintail C R O C Blue-winged Teal C R C O Cinnamon Teal R R R Northern Shoveler U U C Gadwall O O U American Wigeon O O U Canvasback O O U Redhead O O R Ring-necked Duck O O U Lesser Scaup C R C A Common Goldeneye R R R Bufflehead O O O Hooded Merganser R R U Common Merganser R R R U Red-breasted Merganser R R R O Ruddy Duck R R R O Black Vulture U C U U Turkey Vulture C C C C Osprey R R O Mississippi Kite O O Bald Eagle R R R R Northern Harrier O O O U Sharp-shinned Hawk O O Cooper's Hawk R Red-shouldered Hawk U U U U Broad-winged Hawk O O Swainson's Hawk O O Red-tailed Hawk O O U Crested Caracara R American Kestrel O R O U Peregrine Falcon R R Northern Bobwhite O O O O Yellow Rail R King Rail R R R R Sora O O R Purple Gallinule O R O R Common Moorhen O U O R American Coot A O A A Sandhill Crane O O O Black-bellied Plover O R O U Killdeer C C C O Black-necked Stilt O American Avocet R R O R Greater Yellowlegs O R O O Lesser Yellowlegs O R O O Solitary Sandpiper O O R Spotted Sandpiper U O U U Upland Sandpiper R R Long-billed Curlew R Sanderling R U Semipalmated Sandpiper U U C Western Sandpiper C R C C Least Sandpiper C R C C Pectoral Sandpiper U U Stilt Sandpiper O Short-billed Dowitcher O R O O Long-billed Dowitcher U O U U Common Snipe U U C American Woodcock O R O O Laughing Gull C U C C Franklin's Gull O R R Bonaparte's Gull U U C Ring-billed Gull C U C C Herring Gull U U Caspian Tern R R R R Royal Tern R R R R Forster's Tern R R R R Black Tern R Rock Dove A A A A White-winged Dove R Mourning Dove A A A A Inca Dove O O O O Common Ground-Dove R R R R Yellow-billed Cuckoo U R R R Greater Roadrunner R R R R Groove-billed Ani R Eastern Screech-Owl O O O O Great Horned Owl O O O O Barred Owl O O O O Common Nighthawk O U O R Chuck-will's-widow U O U R Chimney Swift U A U R Ruby-throated Hummingbird C C C R Black-chinned Hummingbird R R R Belted Kingfisher U R U C Red-headed Woodpecker O O O R Red-bellied Woodpecker O O O R Yellow-bellied Sapsucker O Downy Woodpecker U U Hairy Woodpecker R O O Northern Flicker R O U Pileated Woodpecker O O O O Eastern Wood-Pewee C C U Yellow-bellied Flycatcher U C Eastern Phoebe O O Vermillion Flycatcher R Great Crested Flycatcher U O U Western Kingbird R Eastern Kingbird U O O Scissor-tailed Flycatcher U U R Purple Martin C A C Tree Swallow C U R Bank Swallow C Cliff Swallow O O O Barn Swallow C O C R Blue Jay U U U U American Crow C C A A Fish Crow R R R R Carolina Chickadee C C C C Tufted Titmouse C C A A Brown Creeper C C Carolina Wren C C C C House Wren O O O Sedge Wren U U Marsh Wren O O O Golden-crowned Kinglet U Ruby-crowned Kinglet C C C Blue-gray Gnatcatcher U C C Eastern Bluebird U U U C Hermit Thrush O O U Wood Thrush O O O American Robin C R U A Gray Catbird U U Northern Mockingbird U C U U Brown Thrasher C C C American Pipit O Cedar Waxwing U U C Loggerhead Shrike U U U U European Starling C C C C White-eyed Vireo C C U O Orange-crowned Warbler O U C Yellow Warbler U O Chestnut-sided Warbler U O Yellow-rumped Warbler A A A Yellow-throated Warbler O Pine Warbler O U Prairie Warbler R R Northern Waterthrush O O Kentucky Warbler O R O Common Yellowthroat U O U O Summer Tananger O O O R Northern Cardinal A A A A Rose-breasted Grosbeak U R Blue Grosbeak O R Indigo Bunting U U R Painted Bunting C C O Dickcissel C C Chipping Sparrow C Vesper Sparrow O O C Lark Sparrow R Savannah Sparrow C C A Grasshopper Sparrow O Fox Sparrow O Song Sparrow O U Lincoln's Sparrow U O U Swamp Sparrow U C C White-throated Sparrow A C A White-crowned Sparrow O O O Bobolink R Red-winged Blackbird A C A A Eastern Meadowlark C C C C Yellow-headed Blackbird R Brewer's Blackbird O O Great-tailed Grackle U U O C Common Grackle C C A A Bronzed Cowbird R R R Brown-headed Cowbird C C A A Orchard Oriole U O U Purple Finch R R American Goldfinch C C C House Sparrow C C C C