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A Birder's Guide to Louisiana

Richard Gibbons, Roger Breedlove, and Charles Lyon
Published 2013
Print/Electronic PDF, 286 pages
ISBN: 978-1-878788-44-3
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Already well known for its diverse and exciting culture, music, and food, Louisiana has more than its fair share of outstanding birding, too. If you like seeing lots of birds, you’ll love Louisiana. Bird density is staggeringly high by anybody's standards in Louisiana, and some of the concentrations are stunning.

Spring migration in the coastal woodlots and rice fields is unforgettable and yet even the prime spots are relatively uncrowded with people. Summer provides excellent chances to see breeders like Swallow-tailed Kite, Swainson’s Warbler, and Bachman’s Sparrow. Autumn sees a long, protracted procession of migratory birds working their way southward, and wintering birds arrive with each passing cold front.

Perhaps the most exciting aspect of Louisiana birding is the opportunity for discovery. Louisiana is still largely composed of wildlife habitat with cities sprinkled throughout, rather than the other way around. Although you may run into more people with a rod and reel or Catahoula hound than a binocular and a field guide, the outdoor camaraderie is evident.

A Birder's Guide to Louisiana will guide you to the best birding spots in Louisiana. The guide contains descriptions, maps, species lists, and directions for over 100 sites.

TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR A BIRDER’S GUIDE TO LOUSIANA

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Food and Fun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2
Geography  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
Birding Seasons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
Winter Hummingbirds   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
Pelagic Birding  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
Birding Organizations and Bird Clubs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
Federal and State Agencies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
Internet Resources  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
Citizen Science Opportunities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
How to Use This Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
Tree Swallow Roosts, by Michael A. Seymour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16

Chapter 1 - Southwest Louisiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Turf Grass Road and Jefferson Davis Landfill  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  25
Sam Houston Jones State Park  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  27
LA-108 Loop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  28
Sabine National Wildlife Refuge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  30
Holly Beach  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  31
Peveto Woods Migratory Bird Sanctuary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  32
Sabine Bridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  35
Town of Cameron  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  37
Fruge Road  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  40
Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  41
Little Chenier Road  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  41
Oak Grove Sanctuary  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  42
Rutherford and Broussard Beaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  43
Hollister Chenier Preserve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  45
Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  45
Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  46
Thornwell  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  47

Chapter 2 - Lafayette Area   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

Rice Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  53
White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area Birding and Nature Trail . . . . . . . . . . .  57
Palmetto Island State Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  58
Acadiana Park Nature Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  61
Lake Martin–Cypress Island Preserve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  62
University of Louisiana–Lafayette Experimental Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  64
Spanish Lake  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  66
Avery Island–Jungle Gardens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  67
Jefferson Island–Rip Van Winkle Gardens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  68
Sherburne Wildlife Management Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  69

Chapter 3 - Baton Rouge Area   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

Louisiana State University Campus and Lakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  74
Capitol Lakes and Arsenal Park  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  79
Blackwater Conservation Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  80
Frenchtown Road Conservation Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  83
Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  85
Port Hudson State Historic Site  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  86
Audubon State Historic Site  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  87
Mary Ann Brown Nature Preserve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  88
Tunica Hills Wildlife Management Area  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  90
Morganza Spillway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  91
Sherburne Wildlife Management Area–South Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  94

Chapter 4 - Southeast Louisiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97

Houma and South . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  97
The Route to Grand Isle  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  99
Port Fourchon  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  100
Elmer’s Island Wildlife Refuge  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  103
Grand Isle  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  105
New Orleans City Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  109
Audubon Park  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  110
Joe W. Brown Memorial Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  112
White Kitchen Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  112
Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  113
Honey Island Swamp and Pearl River Wildlife Management Area . . . . . . . . . . .  114
Fontainebleau State Park and Lake Pontchartrain’s Northshore  . . . . . . . . . . .  117
Jean Lafitte National Historic Park  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  119
Bonnet Carré Spillway  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  120
Venice: Empire to Fort Jackson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  123
Fort Jackson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  124
Venice: Boothville-Venice  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  127

Chapter 5 - Central Louisiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129

Cheneyville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  129
Overton Lock and Dam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  132
Elbow Slough Wildlife Management Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  133
Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge–Dewey W. Mills Wildlife Management Area .  . .  135
Sicily Island Hills Wildlife Management Area  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  136
Fort Randolph-Buhlow State Historic Site. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  138
Kisatchie National Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  139
Stuart Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  141
Little Cypress Pond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  142
Longleaf Trail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  145
Kincaid Reservoir and Castor Plunge Road and Bottoms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  146
Camp Claiborne Loop  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  148
Boyce Loop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  151
Indian Creek Recreation Area  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  155
Chicot State Park and the Louisiana State Arboretum   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  157

Chapter 6 - Northwest Louisiana  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161

Black Bayou Lake  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  162
Scissortail Loop  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  164
Bayou Bodcau Wildlife Management Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  165
Cross Lake Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  167
C. Bickham Dickson Park   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  170
Stoner Avenue Recreation Area  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  172
Red River National Wildlife Refuge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  173
Yearwood Road Loop  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  177
Red River Locks and Dams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  179

Chapter 7 - Northeast Louisiana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183

Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  185
Handy Brake National Wildlife Refuge  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  186
Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  187
Poverty Point State Historic Site  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  189
Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  191
Russell Sage and Ouachita Wildlife Management Areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  192
D’Arbonne National Wildlife Refuge  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  195
Bayou D’Arbonne Lake Spillway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  197
Appendix A - Abundance and Status of Louisiana Birds (bar graphs)   . . . . 198
Appendix B - Specialties of Louisiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
Appendix C - Checklist of Louisiana Birds  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226
Appendix D - Mammals of Louisiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
Appendix E - Reptiles and Amphibians of Louisiana  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
Appendix F - Butterflies of Louisiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251
Louisiana Birding Routes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256
Selected Reading   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
ABA Code of Birding Ethics  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260
Index  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263

List of Birds Included in the Birder's Guide to Louisiana:

A

B

C

Acadian Flycatcher
Albatrosses
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
Arctic Tern
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Audubon's Shearwater
Audubon's Warbler

Bachman's Sparrow
Bachman's Warbler 
Baird's Sandpiper
Baird's Sparrow
Bald Eagle
Baltimore Oriole
Band-rumped Storm-Petrel
Band-tailed Pigeon
Bank Swallow
Barn Owl
Barn Owls and True Owls
Barn Swallow
Barred Owl
Bay-breasted Warbler
Bell's Vireo
Belted Kingfisher
Bewick's Wren
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-chinned Hummingbird
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Black-headed Grosbeak
Black-legged Kittiwake
Black-necked Stilt
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-tailed Godwit
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Black-whiskered Vireo
Blue Bunting Blue Grosbeak
Blue Jay
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Blue-headed Vireo
Blue-throated Hummingbird
Blue-winged Teal
Blue-winged Warbler
Boat-tailed Grackle
Bobolink
Bonaparte's Gull
Brant
Brewer's Blackbird
Brewer's Sparrow
Bridled Tern
Broad-billed Hummingbird
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Broad-winged Hawk
Bronzed Cowbird
Brown Booby
Brown Creeper
Brown Noddy
Brown Pelican
Brown Thrasher
Brown-chested Martin
Brown-crested Flycatcher
Brown-headed Cowbird
Brown-headed Nuthatch
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
Caracaras and Falcons
Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Parakeet
Carolina Wren
Caspian Tern
Cassin’s Sparrow
Cassin's Kingbird
Cassin's Vireo
Cattle Egret
Cave Swallow
Cedar Waxwing
Cerulean Warbler
Chestnut-collared Longspur
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Chihuahuan Raven
Chimney Swift
Chipping Sparrow
Chuck-will's-widow
Cinnamon Teal
Clapper Rail
Clark’s Nutcracker
Clay-colored Sparrow
Cliff Swallow
Common Gallinule
Common Goldeneye
Common Grackle
Common Ground-Dove
Common Loon
Common Merganser
Common Nighthawk
Common Tern
Common Yellowthroat
Connecticut Warbler
Cooper's Hawk
Cordilleran Flycatcher
Cory’s Shearwater
Couch's Kingbird
Crested Caracara
Crowned Slaty Flycatcher
Cuckoos,
Curlew Sandpiper
Curve-billed Thrasher

D, E & F

G

H, I , J  & K

Dark-eyed "Slate-colored" Junco
Dickcissel
Double-crested Cormorant
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
Eskimo Curlew 
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Eurasian Wigeon
European Starling
Evening Grosbeak

Ferruginous Hawk
Field Sparrow
Fish Crow
Flamingoes
Flammulated Owl
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Forster's Tern
Fox Sparrow
Franklin's Gull
Frigatebirds, Boobies, Gannets, Cormorants, and Anhingas
Fulvous Whistling-Duck

Gadwall
Glaucous Gull
Glossy Ibis
Goatsuckers
Golden Eagle
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Golden-winged Warbler
Grasshopper Sparrow
Gray Catbird
Gray Flycatcher
Gray Kingbird
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Gray-headed Junco
Great Black-backed Gull
Great Blue Heron
Great Crested Flycatcher
Great Egret
Great Horned Owl
Great Kiskadee
Great Shearwater
Greater Prairie-Chicken 
Greater Roadrunner
Greater Scaup
Greater White-fronted Goose
Greater Yellowlegs
Great-tailed Grackle
Grebes
Green Heron
Green Violet-ear
Green-breasted Mango
Green-tailed Towhee
Green-winged Teal
Groove-billed Ani
Gull-billed Tern

Hairy Woodpecker
Hammond's Flycatcher
Harris’s Hawk
Harris's Sparrow
Henslow's Sparrow
Hepatic Tanager
Hermit Thrush
Hermit Warbler
Herring Gull
Hooded Merganser
Hooded Oriole
Hooded Warbler
Horned Grebe
Horned Lark
House Finch
House Sparrow
House Wren
Hudsonian Godwit

Inca Dove
Indigo Bunting
Ivory-billed Woodpecker 

Jabiru

Kelp Gull
Kentucky Warbler
Killdeer
King Eider
King Rail
Kingfishers

L

M, N & O

P & Q

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 Goldfinch
Lesser Nighthawk
Lesser Sand-Plover
Lesser Scaup
Lesser Yellowlegs
Lincoln's Sparrow
Little Blue Heron
Little Gull
Loggerhead Shrike
Long-billed Curlew
Long-billed Dowitcher
Long-eared Owl
Long-tailed Duck
Long-tailed Jaeger
Loons
Louisiana Waterthrush
Lucy's Warbler

MacGillivray's Warbler
Magnificent Frigatebird
Magnificent Hummingbird
Magnolia Warbler
Mallard
Mangrove Cuckoo
Manx Shearwater
Marbled Godwit
Marsh Wren
Masked Booby
Masked Duck
McCown's Longspur
Merlin
Mississippi Kite
Monk Parakeet
Mottled Duck
Mountain Bluebird
Mourning Dove
Mourning Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Nelson's Sparrow
Neotropic Cormorant
Northern "Yellow-shafted" Flicker
Northern Bobwhite
Northern Cardinal
Northern Gannet
Northern Goshawk
Northern Harrier
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
Oregon Junco
Osprey
Ovenbird

 

Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Painted Bunting
Painted Redstart
Palm Warbler
Parakeets
Parasitic Jaeger
Passenger Pigeon
Pectoral Sandpiper
Pelicans, Bitterns, Herons, Egrets, Night-herons, Ibises, and Spoonbills
Peregrine Falcon
Philadelphia Vireo
Pied-billed Grebe
Pigeons, Doves, and Ground-doves
Pileated Woodpecker
Pine Siskin
Pine Warbler
Piping Plover
Plovers, Oystercatchers, Stilts, Avocets, Sandpipers and Allies, Gull, Terns, Skimmers, Jaegers, and Murrelets
Plumbeous Vireo
Pomarine Jaeger
Prairie Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Purple Finch
Purple Gallinule
Purple Martin
Purple Sandpiper
Quail and Wild Turkey

R

S, T, U & V

W, X, Y AND Z

Rails, Gallinules, Coots, and Cranes
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-faced Warbler
Red-footed Booby
Redhead
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-naped Sapsucker
Red-necked Grebe
Red-necked Phalarope
Red-shafted Flicker 
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-throated Loon
Red-winged Blackbird
Ring-billed Gull
Ringed Kingfisher
Ring-necked Duck
Rock Pigeon
Rock Wren
Roseate Spoonbill
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Ross's Goose
Rough-legged Hawk
Royal Tern
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Ruddy Duck
Ruddy Turnstone
Ruff
Rufous Hummingbird
Rusty Blackbird

Sabine's Gull
Sage Thrasher
Sanderling
Sandhill Crane
Sandwich Tern
Savannah Sparrow
Say's Phoebe
Scarlet Tanager
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Scott's Oriole
Seaside Sparrow
Sedge Wren
Semipalmated Plover
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Shiny Cowbird
Short-billed Dowitcher
Short-eared Owl
Smith's Longspur
Smooth-billed Ani
Snow Goose
Snowy Egret
Snowy Owl
Snowy Plover
Solitary Sandpiper
Song Sparrow
Songbirds
Sooty Tern
Sora
Spotted Sandpiper
Spotted Towhee
Sprague's Pipit
Stilt Sandpiper
Storks
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher
Summer Tanager
Surf Scoter
Swainson's Hawk
Swainson's Thrush
Swainson's Warbler
Swallow-tailed Kite
Swamp Sparrow
Swifts and Hummingbirds

Tennessee Warbler
Thayer's Gull
Townsend's Solitaire
Townsend's Warbler
Tree Swallow
Tricolored Heron
Tropical Kingbird
Tropical Parula
Tropicbirds
Trumpeter Swan 
Tufted Titmouse
Tundra Swan
Turkey Vulture

Upland Sandpiper

Varied Bunting
Varied Thrush
Vaux's Swift
Veery
Vermilion Flycatcher
Vesper Sparrow
Virginia Rail
Virginia's Warbler

 

Warbling Vireo
Western Grebe
Western Gull
Western Kingbird
Western Meadowlark
Western Sandpiper
Western Tanager
Western Wood-Pewee
Whimbrel
White Ibis
White Wagtail
White-breasted Nuthatch
White-crowned Sparrow
White-eyed Vireo
White-faced Ibis
White-rumped Sandpiper
White-tailed Hawk
White-tailed Kite
White-throated Sparrow
White-winged Dove
White-winged Scoter
Whooping Crane 
Wild Turkey
Willet
Williamson's Sapsucker
Willow Flycatcher
Wilson’s Snipe
Wilson's Phalarope
Wilson's Plover
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Wilson's Warbler
Winter Wren
Wood Duck
Wood Stork
Wood Thrush
Woodpeckers
Worm-eating Warbler
Yellow Rail
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Yellow-breasted Chat
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-green Vireo
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Yellow-nosed Albatross
Yellow-rumped "Myrtle" Warbler
Yellow-throated Vireo
Yellow-throated Warbler

Zone-tailed Hawk