Annotated Avian Species List
Ordway-Swisher Biological Station (9/04)
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  Family   Genus Species   Common Name

Gaviidae (Loons)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)

Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants)
Anhingidae (Anhingas)
Ardeidae (Egrets)






Threskiornithidae (Ibises, Spoonbills)


Ciconiidae (Storks)
Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, Swans)










Cathartidae (New World Vultures)

Accipitridae (Hawks, Kites, Eagles)







Falconidae (Falcons, Caracaras)

Phasianidae (Partridges, Grouse, Turkeys)

Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, Coots)




Gruidae (Cranes)
Charadriidae (Lapwings, Plovers)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers, Phalaropes)




Laridae (Skuas, Gulls, Terns, Skimmers)

Colmbidae (Pigeons, Dovers)


Cuculidae (Cuckoos, Roadrunners, Anis)
Strigidae (Owls)


Caprimulgidae (Nighthawks, Nightjars)

Apodidae (Swifts)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)






Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)


Hirundinidae (Swallows)


Corvidae (Crows, Jays)



Paridae (Chickadees, Titmice)

Certhiidae (Creepers)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)



Muscicapidae (Old World Flycatchers)






Motacillidae (Wagtails, Pipits)
Mimidae (Mockingbirds, Thrashers)


Bombycillidae (Waxwings)
Laniidae (Shrikes)
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Vireonidae (Vireos)



Parulidae (Wood-Warblers)
















Thraupidae (Tanagers)
Cardinalidae (Cardinals)


Emberizidae (Emberizids)











Icteridae (Blackbirds)





Fringillidae (Finches)

Gavia immer (Brunnich)
Podilymbus podiceps (Linnaeus)
Podiceps auritus (Linnaeus)
Phalacrocorax auritus (Lesson) 
Anhinga anhinga (Linnaeus)
Ardea herodias Linnaeus
Bubulcus ibis (Linnaeus)
Casmerodius albus (Linnaeus)  
Egretta thula (Molina)
Egretta caerulea (Linnaeus)
Egretta tricolor (Muller)
Butorides striatus (Linnaeus)
Ajaia ajaja (Linnaeus)
Eudocimus albus (Linnaeus) 
Plegadis falcinellus
Mycteria americana
Linnaeus
Branta canadensis (Linnaeus) 
Aix sponsa (Linnaeus)
Anas platyrhynchos Linnaeus 
Anas discors Linnaeus
Anas crecca
Aythya collaris (Donovan)
Aythya affinis (Eyton)
Bucephala clangula (Linnaeus)  
Bucephala aveola (Linnaeus) 
Lophodytes cucullatus (Linnaeus)
Oxyura jamaicensis (Linnaeus)
Coragyps atratus (Bechstein)
Cathartes aura (Linnaeus)
Pandion haliaetus
Elanoides forficatus (Linnaeus)
Haliaeetus leucocephalus (Linnaeus) 
Circus cyaneus (Linnaeus)
Accipiter striatus Vieillot
Accipiter cooperii (Bonaparte)
Buteo lineatus (Gmelin)
Buteo jamaicensis (Gmelin)
Falco sparverius Linnaeus
Falco columbarius Linnaeus
Meleagris gallopavo Linnaeus
Colinus virginianus (Linnaeus)
Rallus elegans Audubon
Rallus limicola Vieillot
Porphyrula martinica (Linnaeus)
Gallinula chloropus (Linnaeus)
Fulica americana (Linnaeus)
Grus canadensis
(Linnaeus)
Charadrius vociferus Linnaeus
Tringa melanoleuca (Gmelin)
Tringa flavipes (Gmelin)
Gallinago gallinago (Linnaeus)
Scolopax minor Gmelin
Calidris minutilla (Linnaeus)
Larus delawarensis
Ord
Sterna forsteri Nuttall
Columba livia Gmelin
Zenaida macroura (Linnaeus)
Columbina passerina (Linnaeus)
Coccyzus americanus (Linnaeus)
Otus asio (Linneaus)
Bubo virginianus (Gmelin)
Strix varia Barton
Chordeiles minor (Forster)
Caprimulgus carolinensis Gmelin 
Chaetura pelagica (Linnaeus)
Archilochus colubris (Linnaeus)
Ceryle alcyon (Linnaeus)  
Melanerpes erythrocephalus (Linnaeus)
Melanerpes carolinus (Linnaeus)
Sphyrapicus varius (Linnaeus)
Picoides pubescens (Linnaeus)
Picoides villosus (Linnaeus)
Colaptes auratus (Linnaeus)
Dryocopus pileatus (Linnaeus)
Sayornis phoebe (Latham)
Myiarchus crinitus (Linnaeus)
Tyrannus tyrannus (Linnaeus)
Progne subis (Linnaeus)
Tachycineta bicolor (Vieillot)
Hirundo rustica Linneaus
Cyanocitta cristata (Linnaeus)
Aphelocoma coerulescens (Bosc)
Corvus brachyrhynchos Brehm
Corvus ossifragus Wilson
Parus carolinensis Audubon
Parus bicolor Linnaeus
Certhia americana Bonaparte
Thryothorus ludovicianus (Latham) 
Troglodytes aedon Vieillot
Cistothorus platensis (Latham)
Cistothorus palustris (Wilson)
Regulus satrapa Lichtenstein
Regulus calendula (Linnaeus)
Polioptila caerulea (Linnaeus)
Sialia sialis (Linnaeus)
Catharus fuscescens (Stephens)
Catharus guttatus (Pallas)
Turdus migratorius (Linnaeus)
Anthus rubescens (Tunstall)
Dumetella carolinensis (Linnaeus)
Mimus polyglottos (Linnaeus)  
Toxostoma rufum (Linnaeus)
Bombycilla cedrorum Vieillot
Lanius ludovicianus Linnaeus
Sturnus vulgaris Linnaeus
Vireo griseus (Boddaert)
Vireo solitarius (Wilson)
Vireo flavifrons Vieillot
Vireo olivaceus (Linnaeus)
Vermivora celata (Say)
Parula americana (Linnaeus)
Dendroica tigerina (Gmelin)
Dendroica caerulescens (Gmelin) 
Dendroica coronata (Linnaeus)
Dendroica virens (Gmelin)
Dendroica dominica (Linnaeus) 
Dendroica pinus (Wilson)
Dendroica discolor (Vieillot)
Dendroica palmarum (Gmelin)
Dendroica striata (Forster)
Minotilta varia (Linnaeus)
Setophaga ruticilla (Linnaeus)
Seiurus aurocapillus (Linnaeus)
Seiurus motacilla (Vieillot)
Geothlypis trichas (Linnaeus)
Icteria virens (Linnaeus)
Piranga rubra (Linnaeus)
Cardinalis cardinalis (Linnaeus)
Guiraca caerulea (Linnaeus)
Passerina cyanea (Linnaeus)
Pipilo erythrophthalmus (Linnaeus) 
Aimophila aestivalis (Lichtenstein)  
Spizella passerina (Bechstein)
Spizella pusilla (Wilson)
Pooecetes gramineus (Gmelin)
Passerculus sandwichensis (Gmelin)  
Ammodramus savannarum (Bmelin)
Ammodramus henslowii (Audubon) 
Ammodramus leconteii (Audubon)
Melospiza melodia (Wilson)
Melospiza georgiana (Latham)
Zonotrichia albicollis (Gmelin)
Agelaius phoeniceus (Linnaeus) 
Sturnella magna (Linnaeus)
Quiscalus major Vieillot
Quiscalus quiscula (Linnaeus)
Molothrus ater (Boddaert)
Icterus galbula (Linnaeus)
Carduelis tristis (Linnaeus)

COMMON LOON
PIED-BILLED GREBE
HORNED GREBE
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT
ANHINGA
GREAT BLUE HERON
CATTLE EGRET
GREAT EGRET
SNOWY EGRET
LITTLE BLUE HERON
TRICOLOR HERON
GREEN-BACKED HERON
ROSEATE SPOONBILL
WHITE IBIS
GLOSSY IBIS
WOOD STORK
CANADA GOOSE
WOOD DUCK
MALLARD
BLUE-WINGED TEAL
GREEN-WINGED TEAL
RING-NECK DUCK
LESSER SCAUP
COMMON GOLDENEYE
BUFFLEHEAD
HOODED MERGANSER
RUDY DUCK
BLACK VULTURE
TURKEY VULTURE
OSPREY
AMERICAN SWALLOW-TAILED KITE
BALD EAGLE
NORTHERN HARRIER (or MARSH HAWK)
SHARP-SHINNED HAWK
COOPER'S HAWK
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK
RED-TAILED HAWK
AMERICAN KESTREL
MERLIN (or PIGEON HAWK)
WILD TURKEY
NORTHERN BOBWHITE
KING RAIL
VIRGINIA RAIL
PURPLE GALLINULE
COMMON MOORHEN
AMERICAN COOT
SANDHILL CRANE
KILLDEER
GREATER YELLOWLEGS
LESSER YELLOWLEGS
COMMON SNIPE
AMERICAN WOODCOCK
LEAST SANDPIPER
RING-BILLED GULL
FORSTER'S TERN
ROCK DOVE (common pigeon)
MOURNING DOVE
COMMON GROUND DOVE
YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO
EASTERN SCREECH OWL
GREAT HORNED OWL
BARRED OWL
COMMON NIGHTHAWK
CHUCK WILL'S WIDOW
CHIMNEY SWIFT
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD
BELTED KINGFISHER
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER
YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER
DOWNY WOODPECKER
HAIRY WOODPECKER
NORTHERN FLICKER
PILEATED WOODPECKER
EASTERN PHOEBE
GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER
EASTERN KINGBIRD
PURPLE MARTIN
TREE SWALLOW
BARN SWALLOW
BLUE JAY
FLORIDA SCRUB JAY
AMERICAN CROW
FISH CROW
CAROLINA CHICKADEE
TUFTED TITMOUSE
BROWN CREEPER
CAROLINA WREN
HOUSE WREN
SEDGE WREN (or SHORT-BILLED MARSH WREN)
MARSH WREN (or LONG-BILLED MARSH WREN)
GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET
RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET
BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER.
EASTERN BLUEBIRD
VEERY
HERMIT THRUSH
AMERICAN ROBIN
AMERICAN PIPIT
GRAY CATBIRD
NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD
BROWN THRASHER
CEDAR WAXWING
LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE
EUROPEAN STARLING
WHITE-EYED VIREO
SOLITARY VIREO
YELLOW-THROATED VIREO
RED-EYED VIREO
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER
NORTHERN PARULA WARBLER
CAPE MAY WARBLER
BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER
BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
PINE WARBLER
PRAIRIE WARBLER
PALM WARBLER
BLACKPOLL
BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER
AMERICAN REDSTART
OVENBIRD
LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH
COMMON YELLOWTHROAT
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
SUMMER TANAGER
NORTHERN CARDINAL
BLUE GROSBEAK
INDIGO BUNTING
RUFOUS-SIDED TOWHEE
BACHMAN'S SPARROW
CHIPPING SPARROW
FIELD SPARROW
VESPER SPARROW
SAVANNAH SPARROW
SAVANNAH SPARROW
HENSLOW'S SPARROW
LECONTE'S SPARROW
SONG SPARROW
SWAMP SPARROW
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW
RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD
EASTERN MEADOWLARK
BOAT-TAILED GRACKLE
COMMON GRACKLE
BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD
NORTHERN ORIOLE
AMERICAN GOLDFINCH