Birds

These species of birds have been observed at the refuge:

  • Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens)
  • Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
  • Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)
  • American Black Duck (Anas rubripes)
  • Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
  • Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)
  • Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca)
  • Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris)
  • Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)
  • Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)
  • Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)
  • Common Merganser (Mergus merganser)
  • Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)
  • Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus)
  • Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)
  • Common Loon (Gavia immer)
  • Pied-billed Grebe (Podyilymbus podiceps)
  • Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)
  • Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)
  • Great Egret (Ardea alba)
  • Green Heron (Butorides virescens)
  • Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)
  • Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)
  • Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
  • Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
  • Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus)
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus)
  • Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)
  • Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis)
  • Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)
  • Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus)
  • Swainson’s Hawk (Buteo swainsoni)
  • Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
  • Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus)
  • Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)
  • American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)
  • Merlin (Falco columbarius)
  • Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)
  • Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)
  • Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius)
  • Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria)
  • Wilson’s Snipe (Gallinago delicata)
  • American Woodcock (Scolopax minor)
  • Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)
  • Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)
  • Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)
  • Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)
  • Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus)
  • Black-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus erythropthalmus)
  • Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)
  • Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor)
  • Whip-poor-will (Caprimulgus vociferus)
  • Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)
  • Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)
  • Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)
  • Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)
  • Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)
  • Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)
  • Olive-sided Flycatcher (Contopus cooperi)
  • Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens)
  • Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii)
  • Least Flycatcher (Empidonax minimus)
  • Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)
  • Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus)
  • Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)
  • White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)
  • Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius)
  • Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus)
  • Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus)
  • Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)
  • Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)
  • American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)
  • Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus)
  • Common Raven (Corvus corax)
  • Purple Martin (Progne subis)
  • Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)
  • Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis)
  • Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia)
  • Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota)
  • Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
  • Carolina Chickadee (Peocile carolinensis)
  • Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)
  • Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)
  • White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)
  • Brown Creeper (Certhia americana)
  • Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)
  • House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)
  • Winter Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)
  • Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)
  • Veery (Catharus fuscescens)
  • Swainson’s Thrush (Catharus ustulatus)
  • Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)
  • Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina)
  • American Robin (Turdus migratorius)
  • Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)
  • Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)
  • Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)
  • European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
  • Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)
  • Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora pinus)
  • Tennessee Warbler (Vermivora peregrina)
  • Orange-crowned Warbler (Vermivora celata)
  • Nashville Warbler (Vermivora ruficapilla)
  • Northern Parula (Parula americana)
  • Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia)
  • Chestnut-sided Warbler (Dendroica pensylvanica)
  • Magnolia Warbler (Dendroica magnolia)
  • Cape May Warbler (Dendroica tigrina)
  • Black-throated Blue Warbler (Dendroica caerulescens)
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata)
  • Black-throated Green Warbler (Dendroica virens)
  • Blackburnian Warbler (Dendroica fusca)
  • Pine Warbler (Dendroica pinus)
  • Prairie Warbler (Dendroica discolor)
  • Palm Warbler (Dendroica palmarum)
  • Bay-breasted Warbler (Dendroica castanea)
  • Blackpoll Warbler (Dendroica striata)
  • Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)
  • American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)
  • Worm-eating Warbler (Helmitheros vermivorum)
  • Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla)
  • Northern Waterthrush (Seiurus noveboracensis)
  • Louisiana Waterthrush (Seiurus motacilla)
  • Mourning Warbler (Oporornis philadelphia)
  • Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)
  • Wilson’s Warbler (Wilsonia pusilla)
  • Canada Warbler (Wilsonia candensis)
  • Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea)
  • Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)
  • American Tree Sparrow (Spizella arborea)
  • Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)
  • Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)
  • Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus)
  • Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)
  • Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum)
  • Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca)
  • Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
  • Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)
  • White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)
  • White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)
  • Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)
  • Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis)
  • Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)
  • Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea)
  • Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)
  • Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)
  • Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna)
  • Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)
  • Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)
  • Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius)
  • Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)
  • Purple Finch (Carpodacus purpureus)
  • House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
  • White-winged Crossbill (Loxia leucoptera)
  • Common Redpoll (Carduelis flammea)
  • Pine Siskin (Carduelis pinus)
  • American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
  • House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)

You may wish to read the following article from Wildlife Activist:

Big Day of Birding – by Robert E. Hoopes (Summer 2004)


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