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A Birder's Guide to Florida

A Birder's Guide to Florida

Bill Pranty
Revised 2005
418 pages, lay-flat binding
ISBN 1-878788-24-8
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Florida is one of the most popular birding destinations in the Western Hemisphere—and it is well-served by the most popular birdfinding guide ever published, Bill Pranty's A Birder's Guide to Florida, released in 1996.

For international birders Florida offers an accessible, comfortable introduction to subtropical birding. North American birders savor Florida as the place to see species not found elsewhere in the US and Canada, such as Snail Kite, Short-tailed Hawk, Black-hooded Parakeet, Mangrove Cuckoo, Black-whiskered Vireo, or Florida Scrub-Jay. These are but a few of the Florida specialties that make a trip to the Sunshine State such an exciting adventure for all birders.

Bill Pranty, with the help of dozens of the state's birders, has now rewritten his acclaimed 4th edition. More than 330 birding sites are described, and more than 400 species accounts are now included.

A Birder's Guide to Florida's comprehensive introduction helps birders to understand seasonal bird distribution in Florida's various habitats. Whether you are hoping to see fairly common birds such as White-crowned Pigeon, or are searching for elusive birds such as Black Rail, or wish to be surprised by the discovery of an unconventional bird such as Scaly-headed Parrot, this birdfinding guide and your field guide are the only books you'll need!

Table of Contents for A Birder’s Guide To Florida

 

INTRODUCTION

1

Florida Before Human Arrival

2

 

Human History

3

 

A Brief History of Florida Field Ornithology

6

 

The Florida Bird List

8

 

West Indian Vagrants

10

 

Exotic Birds in Florida

11

 

Bird Collection

13

 

Calendar of Bird Activity

14

 

Florida Habitats and Typical Birds

18

 

Precautions

33

 

Birding Ethics

37

 

Where to Stay

37

 

Weather

39

 

Organizations and Governmental Agencies

40

 

How to Use This Guide

41

 

Florida Birds on the Internet

43

 

Route for Those in a Hurry

43

 

History of A Birder’s Guide To Florida

44

 

 


THE PANHANDLE

 

46

  • Gulf Breeze-Pensacola (Fort Pickens section of Gulf Islands National Seashore, Cotton Lake)

49

 

  • Milton (Blackwater River State Forest)         

51

 

  • Eglin Air Force Base

53

 

  • Port St. Joe (St. Joseph Peninsula State Park)

56

 

  • Apalachicola  (John Gorrie Bridge, Apalachicola Municipal  Airport, Indian Peninsula, St. George  Island State Park , Apalachicola National Forest, Apaoachee  Savannas Scenic Byway)

57

 

  • Marianna-Blountstown (Florida Caverns State Park, Torreya State Park)

62

 

  • Tallahassee (Tall Timbers  Research Station, Lake Jackson, Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park, Elinor Klapp Phipps Park, Canada  Goose Sites, Myers Park, lndianhead  Park, San Luis Mission  Park, Williams Birding Trail, Black Swamp Nature Preserve, Springhill Road Sewage Treatment Facility, Tram Road Sewage Treatment Facility, Apalachicola National Forest) 

64

 

  • Wakulla Springs-St.  Marks (Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park, Old Plank Road, St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, St. Marks Lighthouse)

70

 

  • Sopchoppy-St. James Island (Ochlockonee River State Park, Mashes Sands  County  Park, Alligator Point, Bald Point State Park)      

72

 

 

NORTHERN PENINSULA

76

 

GULF COAST

 

 

  • Big Bend Region (Big Bend Wildlife Management Area, Hagens Cove, County Road 361)

78

 

  • Cedar Key (Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge, Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve, Shell Mound Trail of Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge, Goethe State Forest)

79

 

INLAND

83

 

  • Live Oak and Lake City (Suwannee  River State Park, Alligator Lake Recreation  Area, Osceola  National  Forest, Olustee  Battlefield Historic State Park, Longleaf Flatwoods Preserve, Orange Creek Restoration Area) 

83

 

  • Gainesville (Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park, Lake Alice, Morningside  Nature Center, Palm Point Park)

85

 

  • Ocala  (Ocala National Forest)

91

 

  • Deland (Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge)

93

 

ATLANTIC COAST

95

 

  • Amelia Island (Fort Clinch State Park, Main Beach, Sadler Road, Amelia Island State Park, George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier State Park)

95

 

  • Jacksonville (Kingsley Plantation, Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve, Huguenot Memorial  City Park, Little Talbot Island State Park, Long Island, Big Talbot Island State Park, Fort Caroline National Monument, Theodore Roosevelt Preserve, Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park) 

97

 

  • St. Augustine (Guano River Reserve and Wildlife Management Area, North Beach, Castillo San Marcos National Monument)  

103

 

  • Anastasia Island (St. Augustine  Alligator Farm Zoological  Park, Anastasia State Park)

105

 

  • Crescent Beach (Palmetto Road, Moses Creek Conservation Area, Southeast Intracoastal Waterway Park, Matanzas Inlet, Guana­ Matanzas-Tolomato  National Reserve, Washington Oaks Gardens State Park) 

106

 

 

CENTRAL PENINSULA

108

GULF COAST

110

 

  • Crystal River (Crystal River Preserve State Park: EcoWalk, Churchouse Hammock, Dixie Shores Trail, Fort Island Beach, Withlacoochee State Forest)

110

 

  • Brooksville (Croom Tract, McKethan Lake, Bystre Lake)      

112

 

  • Weeki Wachee (Pine Island Park, Bayport Park, Budgerigar Site, Weekiwachee Preserve)

114

 

  • Aripeka to Anclote (Crews Lake County Park, Robert Strickland Memorial  Park, Budgerigar Site, Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park, Brasher Park, Green Key Road, Rees County  Park, Strauber Memorial Highway, Key Vista Nature  Park, Anclote River County Park, Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park)

115

 

  • Tarpon Springs (Fred Howard Park, John Chesnut Sr. Park)

120

 

  • Oldsmar (Harbor Palms Nature Park and Estuary Preserve, Upper Tampa Bay Park, Philippe Park)

120

 

  • Dunedin (Honeymoon Island State Park, Dunedin Hammock  Park)

122

 

  • Clearwater (Safety  Harbor City Park, Moccasin Lake Park, Courtney Campbell Causeway)

124

 

  • Largo-Seminole (John R. Bonner Nature Park, Walsingham Park, Boca Ciega Millennium Park)

125

 

  • St. Petersburg  (Bonner Park, Walsingham  Park, Boca Ciega Millennium Park, Indian Rocks Beach, Redington Shores Beach, Madeira  Beach, Freedom Lake Park, Roosevelt Wetland,  Sawgrass Lake Park , Weedon Island County  Preserve, Parakeet  Sites, Boyd Hill Nature Trail, Fort De Soto Park, Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Blackthorn Park)   

128

 

  • Tampa (Lettuce Lake Park, Wilderness Park, Hillsborough River State Park)   

134

 

  • Apollo Beach-Ruskin (Big Bend Power Plant, E.G. Simmons Park , Cockroach Bay Road and Preserve)

136

 

  • Bradenton (Palma Sola Causeway, Manatee County Beach, Longboat Key, Gilley Creek, Myakka Road)

138

 

  • Sarasota (Oscar Scherer State Park, Ackerman Park, Sarasota Celery Fields, Myakka River State Park)

139

 

INLAND

142

 

  • Leesburg-Eustis (Emeralda Marsh Conservation Area)

142

 

  • Greater Orlando: 

Downtown Orlando (Harry P. Leu Botanical Gardens, Mead Garden)

143

 

  • Northwest Orlando (Wekiwa Springs State Park, Rock Springs Run State Reserve, Kelly Park/Rock Springs, Lake Apopka North Shore Restoration Area, Trimble Park)

145

 

  • East Orlando (Orlando Wetlands Park, Tosohatchee State Reserve) 

148

 

  • Kissimmee (Brinson Park, Kissimmee Lakefront Park, Southport Park, Disney Wilderness Preserve)

149

 

  • St. Cloud (Kaliga Park, Canoe Creek Road, Joe Overstreet Road, Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area, Fred's Fish Camp)

150

 

  • Lakeland (Saddle Creek Park, Circle B Bar Preserve, Gator Creek Reserve)

154

 

  • Lake Wales-Frostproof (Lake Kissimmee State Park, Lake Wales Ridge State Forest: Walk-in-the-Water Tract)

156

 

  • Avon Park (Avon Park Air Force Range)

158

 

  • Sebring (Highlands Hammock State Park)

160

 

  • Lake Placid-Venus (Archbold Biological Station, Venus Flatwoods Preserve, Rainey Slough, Fisheating Creek Conservation Easement, Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area)

162

 

  • Basinger (Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park)

166

 

  • Okeechobee (Lake Okeechobee Day Use Area, Harney Pond Canal Recreation Area)

168

 

ATLANTIC COAST

170

 

  • New Smyrna Beach (Ponce de Leon Inlet, Lighthouse Point Park, Smyrna Dunes Park, Canaveral National Seashore)

170

 

  • Titusville (Scottsmoor Landing, Blue Heron Wetlands Treatment Facility)

174

 

  • Merritt Island-Cape Canaveral (Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Playalinda Beach, Jetty Park, Lori Wilson Park)

174

 

  • Melbourne-Palm Bay (Viera Wetlands, Duda Ponds, Turkey Creek Sanctuary)

178

 

  • Sebastian-Fellsmere (T.M  Goodwin Waterfowl Management Area, St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park, Sebastian Inlet State Park, Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, Blue Cypress Conservation Area)

180

 

  • Vero Beach (Sebastian Inlet State Park, Pelican Island NWR, Jungle Trail, Treasure Shores County Park)

182

 

  • Fort Pierce-Port St. Lucie  (Fort Pierce Inlet State Park, Jack Island Preserve State Park, Bear Point Sanctuary, Savannas Recreation Area, Oxbow Eco-Center, Savannas Preserve State Park)

183

 

 

SOUTHERN PENINSULA

186

GULF COAST

188

 

  • Punta Gorda (Fred Babcock-Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area, Ponce De Leon Park, Gray Kingbird Site, Charlotte Harbor, Washington Loop Road)

192

 

  • Fort Myers (Cape Coral, Lakes County Park, Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve)

192

 

  • Sanibel Island (J.N. "Ding" National Wildlife Refuge, Lighthouse Park, Bunche Beach/San Carlos Bay Preserve, Little Estero Lagoon) 

195

 

  • Naples (North County Water Reclamation Facility, Parakeet Sites, Eagle Lakes Mitigation Site, Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Tigertail Beach, Marco Island, Fritchey Road Wetlands)  

198

 

  • Big Cypress Swamp (Collier-Seminole State Park, Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Port of the Islands, Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, Picayune Strand State Forest, Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge, Big Cypress National Preserve, Everglades National Park-Ten Thousand Islands section, Miccosukee Indian Restaurant, Everglades National Park-Shark Valley section)

201

 

INLAND

207

 

  • Immokalee (Lake Trafford Park, Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest and Wildlife Management Area, Government Road, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed)

207

 

  • Southern Lake Okeechobee (Clewiston, Stormwater Treatment Area 5, Everglades Agricultural Area, Belle Glade Marina, Browns Farm Road)

209

 

ATLANTIC COAST

213

 

  • Hobe Sound (Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge, Blowing Rocks Preserve) 

213

 

  • Palm Beach to Boca Raton (John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, Frenchman's Forest Natural Area, John Prince Park , Okeeheelee Nature Center and Park, Boynton Inlet, Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Spanish River Park, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center)

215

 

  • Pompano Beach-Fort Lauderdale (Pompano Beach Landfill, Fern Forest Nature Center, Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, John U. Lloyd Beach State Park, Tree Tops County Park, Parrot Roost, Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, Brian Piccolo Park, Markham County Park)

219

 

  • Pembroke Pines (Purple Swamphen Sites) 

223

 

  • Greater Miami

224

 

  • North Miami (Miami Springs, Miami International Airport)

225

 

  • Key Biscayne (Crandon County Park, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park) 

227

 

  • South Miami (Kennedy Park, Miami City Hall, Matheson Hammock County Park, A.D. " Doug" Barnes County Park, Miller Drive, Fuch's Park, Doc Thomas House) 

229

 

  • Kendall-Pinecrest (Royal Palm Tennis Courts, Kenwood Elementary School, Baptist Hospital, Kendall Indian Hammocks Park, Kendall-Tamiami Airport)

230

 

  • Homestead/Florida City (Castellaw Hammock  Preserve, Cutler Ridge Cave Swallow Site, Monk Parakeet Site, "Mount Trashmore", Black Point Park, Camp  Owaissa  Bauer, Mary Krome Bird Sanctuary, Homestead  Bayfront County Park , Biscayne National  Park, Common Myna  Site, C-111 E Canal,  Frog Pond Wildlife Management  Area; Southern Glades Wildlife and Environmental Area) 

232

 

  • Everglades National Park (Royal Palm Hammock, Anhinga Trail, Gumbo Limbo Trail, Long Pine Key, Pa-hay-okee Lookout, Mahogany Hammock, Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow Site, Paurotis Pond, Nine Mile Pond, West Lake, Snake Bight Trail, Mrozek Pond, Rowdy Bend Trail, Bear Lake Trail, Flamingo, Eco Pond, Flamingo Campground)

237

 

FLORIDA KEYS

245

 

  • Upper Keys (Crocodile Lake National Wildlife  Refuge, Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock  State Botanical Site, John Pennekamp  Coral Reef State Park, Windley  Key Quarry Fossil Reef Geological State Park)

247

 

  • Middle Keys (Long Key State Park, Lake Edna, Curry Hammock State Park, Crane Point, Marathon Airport, Marathon Government Center, Boot Key)

251

 

  • Lower Keys (Ohio Key, Bahia Honda State Park, Big Pine Key, National Key Deer Refuge: No Name Key, Blue Hole, Watson Nature Trail, Sugarloaf Key, Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden)

255

 

  • Key West (Little Hamaca City Park, Charles "Sonny" McCoy Indigenous Park, Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park)

259

 

  • Dry Tortugas National Park

262

 

BIRDS OF PARTICULAR INTEREST

267

 

EXOTIC BIRDS OF FLORIDA

335

 

FLORIDA BIRDS:  BAR GRAPHS

342

 

LISTS OF OTHER FAUNA

371

 

Damselflies

371

 

Dragonflies

372

 

Butterflies

375

 

Amphibians

379

 

Reptiles

381

 

Mammals

387

 

LITERATURE CITED

393

 

APPENDICES

400

 

 

ABA Code of Birding Ethics

400

 

INDEX

405

 

Birds of Florida Covered in the Guide

A

B

C

Acadian Flycatcher

Alder Flycatcher

Allen's Hummingbird

American Avocet

American Bittern

American Black Duck

American Coot

American Crow

American Flamingo

American Golden-Plover

American Goldfinch

American Kestrel

American Oystercatcher

American Pipit

American Redstart

American Robin

American Tree Sparrow

American White Pelican

American Wigeon

American Woodcock

Ancient Murrelet

Anhinga

Anna's Hummingbird

Antillean Nighthawk

Antillean Palm-Swift

Arctic Tern

Ash-throated Flycatcher

Atlantic Puffin

Audubon's Shearwater

Bachman's Sparrow

Bachman's Warbler

Bahama Mockingbird

Bahama Swallow

Bahama Woodstar

Baird's Sandpiper

Bald Eagle

Baltimore Oriole

Bananaquit

Band-rumped Storm-Petrel

Band-tailed Pigeon

Bank Swallow

Barn Owl

Barn Swallow

Barred Owl

Bar-tailed Godwit

Bay-breasted Warbler

Belcher's Gull

Bell's Vireo

Belted Kingfisher

Bewick's Wren

Bicknell's Thrush

Black Noddy

Black Phoebe

Black Rail

Black Scoter

Black Skimmer

Black Tern

Black Vulture

Black-and-white Warbler

Black-bellied Plover

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

Black-billed Cuckoo

Blackburnian Warbler

Black-capped Petrel

Black-chinned Hummingbird

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Black-faced Grassquit

Black-headed Grosbeak

Black-headed Gull

Black-legged Kittiwake

Black-necked Stilt

Blackpoll Warbler

Black-tailed Godwit

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Black-throated Gray Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Black-throated Sparrow

Black-whiskered Vireo

Blue Grosbeak

Blue Jay

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Blue-headed Vireo

Blue-winged Teal

Blue-winged Warbler

Boat-tailed Grackle

Bobolink

Bonaparte's Gull

Brant

Brewer's Blackbird

Bridled Tern

Broad-billed Hummingbird

Broad-tailed Hummingbird

Broad-winged Hawk

Bronzed Cowbird

Brown Booby

Brown Creeper

Brown Noddy

Brown Pelican

Brown Thrasher

Brown-crested Flycatcher

Brown-headed Cowbird

Brown-headed Nuthatch

Budgerigar

Buff-bellied Hummingbird

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Bufflehead

Bullock's Oriole

Burrowing Owl

Cackling Goose

California Gull

Calliope Hummingbird

Canada Goose

Canada Warbler

Canvasback

Cape May Warbler

Carolina Chickadee

Carolina Parakeet

Carolina Wren

Caspian Tern

Cassin's Kingbird

Cattle Egret

Cave Swallow

Cedar Waxwing

Cerulean Warbler

Chestnut-collared Longspur

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Chimney Swift

Chipping Sparrow

Chuck-will's-widow

Cinnamon Teal

Clapper Rail

Clay-colored Sparrow

Cliff Swallow

Common Eider

Common Gallinule

Common Goldeneye

Common Grackle

Common Greenshank

Common Ground-Dove

Common Loon

Common Merganser

Common Myna

Common Nighthawk

Common Redpoll

Common Tern

Common Yellowthroat

Connecticut Warbler

Cooper's Hawk

Cory's Shearwater

Costa’s Hummingbird

Crested Caracara

Cuban Martin

Cuban Pewee

Curlew Sandpiper

Curve-billed Thrasher

D , E & F

E

F

Dark-eyed Junco

Dickcissel

Double-crested Cormorant

Dovekie

Downy Woodpecker

Dunlin

Eared Grebe

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Kingbird

Eastern Meadowlark

Eastern Phoebe

Eastern Screech-Owl

Eastern Towhee

Eastern Whip-poor-will

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Elaenia species

Elegant Tern

Eurasian Collared-Dove

Eurasian Kestrel

Eurasian Wigeon

European Starling

Evening Grosbeak

Fea’s Petrel

Ferruginous Hawk

Field Sparrow

Fish Crow

Flammulated Owl

Florida Scrub-Jay

Fork-tailed Flycatcher

Forster's Tern

Fox Sparrow

Franklin's Gull

Fulvous Whistling-Duck

G

H & I

K & L

Gadwall

Glaucous Gull

Glossy Ibis

Golden Eagle

Golden-cheeked Warbler

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Golden-crowned Sparrow

Golden-fronted Woodpecker

Golden-winged Warbler

Grasshopper Sparrow

Gray Catbird

Gray Kingbird

Gray-cheeked Thrush

Gray-hooded Gull

Great Black-backed Gull

Great Blue Heron

Great Cormorant

Great Crested Flycatcher

Great Egret

Great Horned Owl

Great Shearwater

Greater Sand-Plover

Greater Scaup

Greater White-fronted Goose

Greater Yellowlegs

Green Heron

Green-tailed Towhee

Green-winged Teal

Green-winged Teal ('Common' Teal)

Groove-billed Ani

Gull-billed Tern

Hairy Woodpecker

Hammond's Flycatcher

Harlequin Duck

Harris's Sparrow

Heermann's Gull

Henslow's Sparrow

Hermit Thrush

Herring Gull

Herring Gull ('Vega' Gull)

Hooded Merganser

Hooded Oriole

Hooded Warbler

Horned Grebe

Horned Lark

House Finch

House Sparrow

House Wren

Hudsonian Godwit

Iceland Gull

Inca Dove

Indigo Bunting

Ivory-billed Woodpecker

Kelp Gull

Kentucky Warbler

Key West Quail-Dove

Killdeer

King Eider

King Rail

Kirtland's Warbler

 

La Sagra's Flycatcher

Lapland Longspur

Lark Bunting

Lark Sparrow

Laughing Gull

Lazuli Bunting

Le Conte's Sparrow

Leach's Storm-Petrel

Least Bittern

Least Flycatcher

Least Grebe

Least Sandpiper

Least Tern

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Lesser Nighthawk

Lesser Sand-Plover

Lesser Scaup

Lesser Yellowlegs

Limpkin

Lincoln's Sparrow

Little Blue Heron

Little Gull

Loggerhead Kingbird

Loggerhead Shrike

Long-billed Curlew

Long-billed Dowitcher

Long-billed Murrelet

Long-eared Owl

Long-tailed Duck

Long-tailed Jaeger

Louisiana Waterthrush

M

N & O

P

MacGillivray's Warbler

Magnificent Frigatebird

Magnolia Warbler

Mallard

Mangrove Cuckoo

Mangrove Swallow

Manx Shearwater

Marbled Godwit

Marsh Wren

Masked Booby

Masked Duck

Merlin

Mississippi Kite

Monk Parakeet

Mottled Duck

Mountain Bluebird

Mountain Plover

Mourning Dove

Mourning Warbler

Muscovy Duck

Nanday Parakeet

Nashville Warbler

Nelson's Sparrow

Neotropic Cormorant

Northern Bobwhite

Northern Cardinal

Northern Flicker

Northern Fulmar

Northern Gannet

Northern Goshawk

Northern Harrier

Northern Lapwing

Northern Mockingbird

Northern Parula

Northern Pintail

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Northern Saw-whet Owl

Northern Shoveler

Northern Waterthrush

Northern Wheatear

Olive-sided Flycatcher

Orange-crowned Warbler

Orchard Oriole

Osprey

Ovenbird

Pacific Loon

Painted Bunting

Palm Warbler

Parasitic Jaeger

Passenger Pigeon

Pectoral Sandpiper

Peregrine Falcon

Philadelphia Vireo

Pied-billed Grebe

Pileated Woodpecker

Pine Siskin

Pine Warbler

Piping Plover

Piratic Flycatcher

Pomarine Jaeger

Prairie Warbler

Prothonotary Warbler

Purple Finch

Purple Gallinule

Purple Martin

Purple Sandpiper

Purple Swamphen

Q & R

S

T, U AND V

Razorbill

Red Crossbill

Red Knot

Red Phalarope

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-billed Tropicbird

Red-breasted Merganser

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Red-cockaded Woodpecker

Reddish Egret

Red-eyed Vireo

Red-footed Booby

Redhead

Red-headed Woodpecker

Red-legged Thrush

Red-necked Grebe

Red-necked Phalarope

Red-shouldered Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Red-throated Loon

Red-whiskered Bulbul

Red-winged Blackbird

Ring-billed Gull

Ring-necked Duck

Rock Pigeon

Rock Wren

Roseate Spoonbill

Roseate Tern

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Ross's Goose

Rough-legged Hawk

Royal Tern

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Ruddy Duck

Ruddy Quail-Dove

Ruddy Turnstone

Ruff

Rufous Hummingbird

Rusty Blackbird

Sabine's Gull

Sage Thrasher

Saltmarsh Sparrow

Sanderling

Sandhill Crane

Sandwich Tern

Savannah Sparrow

Say's Phoebe

Scaly-naped Pigeon

Scarlet Ibis

Scarlet Tanager

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Seaside Sparrow

Sedge Wren

Semipalmated Plover

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper

Shiny Cowbird

Short-billed Dowitcher

Short-eared Owl

Short-tailed Hawk

Short-tailed Shearwater

Slaty-backed Gull

Smooth-billed Ani

Snail Kite

Snow Bunting

Snow Goose

Snowy Egret

Snowy Owl

Snowy Plover

Solitary Sandpiper

Song Sparrow

Sooty Shearwater

Sooty Tern

Sora

South Polar Skua

Southern Martin

Spot-breasted Oriole

Spotted Sandpiper

Spotted Towhee

Sprague's Pipit

Stilt Sandpiper

Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher

Summer Tanager

Surf Scoter

Surfbird

Swainson's Hawk

Swainson's Thrush

Swainson's Warbler

Swallow-tailed Kite

Swamp Sparrow

Tawny-shouldered Blackbird

Tennessee Warbler

Thayer's Gull

Thick-billed Murre

Thick-billed Vireo

Townsend's Solitaire

Townsend's Warbler

Tree Swallow

Tricolored Heron

Tropical Kingbird

Tufted Titmouse

Tundra Swan

Turkey Vulture

 

Upland Sandpiper

 

Varied Bunting

Varied Thrush

Variegated Flycatcher 

Vaux's Swift

Veery

Vermilion Flycatcher

Vesper Sparrow

Virginia Rail

W

Y & Z

           


Warbling Vireo

Western Grebe

Western Kingbird

Western Meadowlark

Western Sandpiper

Western Spindalis

Western Tanager

Western Wood-Pewee

Whimbrel

White Ibis

White Wagtail

White-breasted Nuthatch

White-cheeked Pintail

White-collared Swift

White-crowned Pigeon

White-crowned Sparrow

White-eared Hummingbird

White-eyed Vireo

White-faced Ibis

White-rumped Sandpiper

White-tailed Kite

White-tailed Tropicbird

White-throated Sparrow

White-throated Swift

White-tipped Dove

White-winged Dove

White-winged Parakeet

White-winged Scoter

Whooping Crane

Wild Turkey

Willet

Willow Flycatcher

Wilson's Phalarope

Wilson's Plover

Wilson's Snipe

Wilson's Storm-Petrel

Wilson's Warbler

Winter Wren

Wood Duck

Wood Stork

Wood Thrush

Worm-eating Warbler

Yellow Rail

Yellow Warbler

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Yellow-breasted Chat

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Yellow-faced Grassquit

Yellow-green Vireo

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Yellow-nosed Albatross

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-throated Vireo

Yellow-throated Warbler

Zenaida Dove

Zone-tailed Hawk