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The Birding Manual Ebook

The Birding Manual
Category: Animals, Nature
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Title: The Birding Manual

As your appreciation of birding grows, as we know it will, so will the need for more advanced information on the different species of birds. The Birding Manual provides just that with over 700 pages of in-depth descriptions of every North American bird. The Birding Manual takes you from being the casual backyard birdwatcher to becoming an avid birdwatcher. It won't be long and you will be planning trips to bird sanctuaries and other parts of the country, so you and your family can hone your birdwatching skills and The Birding Manual will be one of the first things you will want to take with you.

Contents of "The Birding Manual"
LOONS-Order: Gaviiformes
Family: Gaviidae

  • Pacific Loon Gavia pacifica
  • Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata
  • Common Loon Gavia immer
  • Yellow-billed Loon Gavia adamsii

GREBES-Order: Podicipediformes
Family: Podicipedidae

  • Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  • Least Grebe Tachybaptus dominicus
  • Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus
  • Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
  • Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena
  • Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis
  • Clark's Grebe Aechmophorus clarkii

Albatrosses-Family: Diomedeidae

  • Black-footed Albatross Phoebastria nigripes
  • Laysan Albatross Phoebastria immutabilis

Shearwaters-Family: Procellariidae

  • Mottled Petrel Pterodroma inexpectata
  • Northern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis
  • Black-capped Petrel Pterodroma hasitata
  • Pink-footed Shearwater Puffinus creatopus
  • Cory's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea
  • Flesh-footed Shearwater Puffinus carneipes
  • Buller's Shearwater Puffinus bulleri
  • Greater Shearwater Puffinus gravis
  • Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus
  • Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus
  • Short-tailed Shearwater Puffinus tenuirostris
  • Black-vented Shearwater Puffinus opisthomelas
  • Audubon's Shearwater Puffinus lherminieri

Storm-Petrels-Family: Hydrobatidae

  • Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma furcata
  • Wilson's Storm-Petrel Oceanites oceanicus
  • Leach's Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa
  • Band-rumped Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma castro
  • Ashy Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma homochroa
  • Black Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma melania
  • Least Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma microsoma

FRIGATEBIRDS-Order: Pelecaniformes
Tropicbirds-Family: Phaethontidae

  • Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus
  • White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus
  • Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda

Boobies-Family: Sulidae

  • Nazca Booby Sula granti
  • Masked Booby Sula dactylatra
  • Blue-footed Booby Sula nebouxii
  • Red-footed Booby Sula sula
  • Brown Booby Sula leucogaster
  • Northern Gannet Morus bassanus

Pelicans-Family: Pelecanidae

  • Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
  • American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos

Cormorants-Family: Phalacrocoracidae

  • Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus
  • Brandt's Cormorant Phalacrocorax penicillatus
  • Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  • Red-faced Cormorant Phalacrocorax urile
  • Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
  • Pelagic Cormorant Phalacrocorax pelagicus

Anhinga-Family: Anhingidae

  • Anhinga Anhinga anhinga

Frigatebirds-Family: Fregatidae

  • Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens

Herons-Family: Ardeidae

  • Least Bittern Ixobrychus exilis
  • American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus
  • Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  • Snowy Egret Egretta thula
  • Great Egret Ardea alba
  • Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea
  • Reddish Egret Egretta rufescens
  • Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor
  • Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
  • Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
  • Green Heron Butorides virescens
  • Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea

Ibis-Family: Threskiornithidae

  • Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
  • White Ibis Eudocimus albus
  • White-faced Ibis Plegadis chihi
  • Roseate Spoonbill Ajaia ajaja

Stork-Family: Ciconiidae

  • Wood Stork Mycteria americana

New World Vultures-Family: Cathartidae

  • Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  • Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  • California Condor Gymnogyps californianus

FLAMINGO-Order: Phoenicopteriformes
Family: Phoenicopteridae

  • Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber

SWANS, GEESE & DUCKS-Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae

  • Fulvous Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna bicolor
  • Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna autumnalis
  • Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons
  • Snow Goose Chen caerulescens
  • Emperor Goose Chen canagica
  • Ross's Goose Chen rossii
  • Brant Branta bernicla
  • Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  • Mute Swan Cygnus olor
  • Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus
  • Trumpeter Swan Cygnus buccinator
  • Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  • Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope
  • Gadwall Anas strepera
  • American Wigeon Anas americana
  • Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  • American Black Duck Anas rubripes
  • Mottled Duck Anas fulvigula
  • Cinnamon Teal Anas cyanoptera
  • Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
  • Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
  • Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  • Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  • Canvasback Aythya valisineria
  • Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
  • Redhead Aythya americana
  • Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula
  • Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis
  • Greater Scaup Aythya marila
  • Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri
  • King Eider Somateria spectabilis
  • Spectacled Eider Somateria fischeri
  • Common Eider Somateria mollissima
  • Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata
  • Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus
  • White-winged Scoter Melanitta fusca
  • Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis
  • Black Scoter Melanitta nigra
  • Bufflehead Bucephala albeola
  • Barrow's Goldeneye Bucephala islandica
  • Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula
  • Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus
  • Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator
  • Common Merganser Mergus merganser
  • Masked Duck Nomonyx dominicus
  • Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis

EAGLES, KITES, FALCONS & HAWKS-Order: Falconiformes
Eagles, Kites & Hawks-Family: Accipitridae

  • Hook-billed Kite Chondrohierax uncinatus
  • Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  • Swallow-tailed Kite Elanoides forficatus
  • Snail Kite Rostrhamus sociabilis
  • White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus
  • Mississippi Kite Ictinia mississippiensis
  • Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  • Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  • Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis
  • Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  • Gray Hawk Asturina nitida
  • Harris's Hawk Parabuteo unicinctus
  • Common Black-Hawk Buteogallus anthracinus
  • Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  • Short-tailed Hawk Buteo brachyurus
  • Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
  • Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni
  • Zone-tailed Hawk Buteo albonotatus
  • White-tailed Hawk Buteo albicaudatus
  • Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  • Rough-legged Hawk Buteo lagopus
  • Ferruginous Hawk Buteo regalis
  • Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos

FALCONS-Order: Falconiformes
Falcons-Family: Falconidae

  • American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  • Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway
  • Merlin Falco columbarius
  • Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  • Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus
  • Prairie Falcon Falco mexicanus

GROUSE, TURKEY & QUAIL-Order: Galliformes
Chachalaca-Family: Cracidae

  • Plain Chachalaca Ortalis vetula

Grouse-Family: Phasianidae

  • Gray Partridge Perdix perdix
  • Chukar Alectoris chukar
  • Ring-necked Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
  • Greater Sage-Grouse Centrocercus urophasianus
  • Ruffed Grouse Bonasa umbellus
  • Gunnison Sage-Grouse Centrocercus minimus
  • Willow Ptarmigan Lagopus lagopus
  • Spruce Grouse Falcipennis canadensis
  • Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus mutus
  • Blue Grouse Dendragapus obscurus
  • White-tailed Ptarmigan Lagopus leucurus
  • Sharp-tailed Grouse Tympanuchus phasianellus
  • Lesser Prairie-Chicken Tympanuchus pallidicinctus
  • Greater Prairie-Chicken Tympanuchus cupido
  • Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Quail-Family: Odontophoridae

  • Scaled Quail Callipepla squamata
  • Mountain Quail Oreortyx pictus
  • California Quail Callipepla californica
  • Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus
  • Gambel's Quail Callipepla gambelii
  • Montezuma Quail Cyrtonyx montezumae

RAILS, LIMPKIN & CRANES-Order: Gruiformes
Rails-Family: Rallidae

  • Black Rail Laterallus jamaicensis
  • Yellow Rail Coturnicops noveboracensis
  • Clapper Rail Rallus longirostris
  • Virginia Rail Rallus limicola
  • King Rail Rallus elegans
  • Sora Porzana carolina
  • Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
  • Purple Gallinule Porphyrula martinica
  • American Coot Fulica americana

Limpkin-Family: Aramidae

  • Limpkin Aramus guarauna

Cranes-Family: Gruidae

  • Whooping Crane Grus americana
  • Sandhill Crane Grus canadensis

SHOREBIRDS-Order: Charadriiformes
Plovers-Family: Charadriidae

  • American Golden-Plover Pluvialis dominica
  • Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
  • Pacific Golden-Plover Pluvialis fulva
  • Wilson's Plover Charadrius wilsonia
  • Mongolian Plover Charadrius mongolus
  • Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus
  • Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  • Piping Plover Charadrius melodus
  • Mountain Plover Charadrius montanus

Oystercatchers-Family: Haematopodidae

  • Black Oystercatcher Haematopus bachmani
  • American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus

Stilt & Avocet-Family: Recurvirostridae

  • American Avocet Recurvirostra americana
  • Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus

Jacana-Family: Jacanidae

  • Northern Jacana Jacana spinosa

Sandpipers-Family: Scolopacidae

  • Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
  • Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  • Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria
  • Wandering Tattler Heteroscelus incanus
  • Willet Catoptrophorus semipalmatus
  • Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularia
  • Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
  • Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda
  • Bristle-thighed Curlew Numenius tahitiensis
  • Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
  • Long-billed Curlew Numenius americanus
  • Hudsonian Godwit Limosa haemastica
  • Marbled Godwit Limosa fedoa
  • Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
  • Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
  • Surfbird Aphriza virgata
  • Black Turnstone Arenaria melanocephala
  • Red Knot Calidris canutus
  • Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla
  • Sanderling Calidris alba
  • Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri
  • White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis
  • Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla
  • Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii
  • Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima
  • Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
  • Rock Sandpiper Calidris ptilocnemis
  • Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
  • Dunlin Calidris alpina
  • Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus
  • Ruff Philomachus pugnax
  • Buff-breasted Sandpiper Tryngites subruficollis
  • Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus
  • Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago
  • Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus
  • American Woodcock Scolopax minor
  • Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus
  • Wilson's Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor
  • Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicaria

Jaegers, Gulls & Terns-Family: Laridae

  • South Polar Skua Stercorarius maccormicki
  • Great Skua Stercorarius skua
  • Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus
  • Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus
  • Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus
  • Laughing Gull Larus atricilla
  • Little Gull Larus minutus
  • Franklin's Gull Larus pipixcan
  • Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus
  • Heermann's Gull Larus heermanni
  • Bonaparte's Gull Larus philadelphia
  • Mew Gull Larus canus
  • California Gull Larus californicus
  • Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  • Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  • Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides
  • Thayer's Gull Larus thayeri
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
  • Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens
  • Western Gull Larus occidentalis
  • Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus
  • Sabine's Gull Xema sabini
  • Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus
  • Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla
  • Ross's Gull Rhodostethia rosea
  • Red-legged Kittiwake Rissa brevirostris
  • Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea
  • Caspian Tern Sterna caspia
  • Gull-billed Tern Sterna nilotica
  • Royal Tern Sterna maxima
  • Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis
  • Elegant Tern Sterna elegans
  • Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii
  • Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea
  • Common Tern Sterna hirundo
  • Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri
  • Aleutian Tern Sterna aleutica
  • Least Tern Sterna antillarum
  • Bridled Tern Sterna anaethetus
  • Black Tern Chlidonias niger
  • Sooty Tern Sterna fuscata
  • Brown Noddy Anous stolidus
  • Black Skimmer Rynchops niger
  • Black Noddy Anous minutus

Auks-Family: Alcidae

  • Common Murre Uria aalge
  • Dovekie Alle alle
  • Thick-billed Murre Uria lomvia
  • Black Guillemot Cepphus grylle
  • Razorbill Alca torda
  • Pigeon Guillemot Cepphus columba
  • Kittlitz's Murrelet Brachyramphus brevirostris
  • Marbled Murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus
  • Xantus's Murrelet Synthliboramphus hypoleucus
  • Ancient Murrelet Synthliboramphus antiquus
  • Craveri's Murrelet Synthliboramphus craveri
  • Cassin's Auklet Ptychoramphus aleuticus
  • Least Auklet Aethia pusilla
  • Parakeet Auklet Aethia psittacula
  • Whiskered Auklet Aethia pygmaea
  • Rhinoceros Auklet Cerorhinca monocerata
  • Crested Auklet Aethia cristatella
  • Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica
  • Tufted Puffin Fratercula cirrhata
  • Horned Puffin Fratercula corniculata

DOVES-Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae

  • White-crowned Pigeon Columba leucocephala
  • Rock Dove Columba livia
  • Red-billed Pigeon Columba flavirostris
  • Ringed Turtle-Dove Streptopelia risoria
  • Band-tailed Pigeon Columba fasciata
  • Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
  • White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica
  • Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis
  • Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  • Common Ground-Dove Columbina passerina
  • Inca Dove Columbina inca
  • Ruddy Ground-Dove Columbina talpacoti
  • White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi

PARAKEET-Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae

  • White-winged Parakeet Brotogeris versicolurus

CUCKOOS, ROADRUNNER & ANIS-Order: Cuculiformes
Family: Cuculidae

  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus
  • Black-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus erythropthalmus
  • Mangrove Cuckoo Coccyzus minor
  • Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani
  • Greater Roadrunner Geococcyx californianus
  • Groove-billed Ani Crotophaga sulcirostris

OWLS-Order: Strigiformes
Barn-Owls-Family: Tytonidae

  • Barn Owl Tyto alba

Owls-Family: Strigidae

  • Western Screech-Owl Otus kennicottii
  • Flammulated Owl Otus flammeolus
  • Eastern Screech-Owl Otus asio
  • Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  • Whiskered Screech-Owl Otus trichopsis
  • Snowy Owl Nyctea scandiaca
  • Northern Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium gnoma
  • Northern Hawk Owl Surnia ulula
  • Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium brasilianum
  • Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia
  • Elf Owl Micrathene whitneyi
  • Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis
  • Great Gray Owl Strix nebulosa
  • Barred Owl Strix varia
  • Long-eared Owl Asio otus
  • Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus
  • Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus
  • Northern Saw-whet Owl Aegolius acadicus

GOATSUCKERS-Order: Caprimulgiformes
Family: Caprimulgidae

  • Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor
  • Lesser Nighthawk Chordeiles acutipennis
  • Antillean Nighthawk Chordeiles gundlachii
  • Common Poorwill Phalaenoptilus nuttallii
  • Common Pauraque Nyctidromus albicollis
  • Chuck-will's-widow Caprimulgus carolinensis
  • Whip-poor-will Caprimulgus vociferus

SWIFTS & HUMMINGBIRDS-Order: Apodiformes
Swifts-Family: Apodidae

  • Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  • Black Swift Cypseloides niger
  • Vaux's Swift Chaetura vauxi
  • White-throated Swift Aeronautes saxatalis

Hummingbirds-Family: Trochilidae

  • White-eared Hummingbird Hylocharis leucotis
  • Broad-billed Hummingbird Cynanthus latirostris
  • Buff-bellied Hummingbird Amazilia yucatanensis
  • Blue-throated Hummingbird Lampornis clemenciae
  • Violet-crowned Hummingbird Amazilia violiceps
  • Magnificent Hummingbird Eugenes fulgens
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris
  • Lucifer Hummingbird Calothorax lucifer
  • Black-chinned Hummingbird Archilochus alexandri
  • Costa's Hummingbird Calypte costae
  • Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna
  • Calliope Hummingbird Stellula calliope
  • Rufous Hummingbird Selasphorus rufus
  • Broad-tailed Hummingbird Selasphorus platycercus
  • Allen's Hummingbird Selasphorus sasin

TROGON-Order: Trogoniformes
Family: Trogonidae

  • Elegant Trogon Trogon elegans

KINGFISHERS-Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Alcedinidae

  • Belted Kingfisher Ceryle alcyon
  • Ringed Kingfisher Ceryle torquata
  • Green Kingfisher Chloroceryle americana

WOODPECKERS-Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae

  • Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus
  • Lewis's Woodpecker Melanerpes lewis
  • Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus
  • Golden-fronted Woodpecker Melanerpes aurifrons
  • Gila Woodpecker Melanerpes uropygialis
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  • Williamson's Sapsucker Sphyrapicus thyroideus
  • Red-naped Sapsucker Sphyrapicus nuchalis
  • Ladder-backed Woodpecker Picoides scalaris
  • Red-breasted Sapsucker Sphyrapicus ruber
  • Nuttall's Woodpecker Picoides nuttallii
  • Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  • Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  • Arizona Woodpecker Picoides arizonae
  • White-headed Woodpecker Picoides albolarvatus
  • Red-cockaded Woodpecker Picoides borealis
  • Three-toed Woodpecker Picoides tridactylus
  • Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  • Black-backed Woodpecker Picoides arcticus
  • Gilded Flicker Colaptes chrysoides
  • Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus

PERCHING BIRDS-Order: Passeriformes
Flycatchers-Family: Tyrannidae

  • Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi
  • Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet Camptostoma imberbe
  • Greater Pewee Contopus pertinax
  • Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens
  • Western Wood-Pewee Contopus sordidulus
  • Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Empidonax flaviventris
  • Alder Flycatcher Empidonax alnorum
  • Acadian Flycatcher Empidonax virescens
  • Willow Flycatcher Empidonax traillii
  • Hammond's Flycatcher Empidonax hammondii
  • Least Flycatcher Empidonax minimus
  • Gray Flycatcher Empidonax wrightii
  • Pacific-slope Flycatcher Empidonax difficilis
  • Dusky Flycatcher Empidonax oberholseri
  • Cordilleran Flycatcher Empidonax occidentalis
  • Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans
  • Buff-breasted Flycatcher Empidonax fulvifrons
  • Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  • Vermilion Flycatcher Pyrocephalus rubinus
  • Say's Phoebe Sayornis saya
  • Dusky-capped Flycatcher Myiarchus tuberculifer
  • Great Crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus
  • Ash-throated Flycatcher Myiarchus cinerascens
  • Brown-crested Flycatcher Myiarchus tyrannulus
  • Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher Myiodynastes luteiventris
  • Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus
  • Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus
  • Cassin's Kingbird Tyrannus vociferans
  • Couch's Kingbird Tyrannus couchii
  • Thick-billed Kingbird Tyrannus crassirostris
  • Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus
  • Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis
  • Gray Kingbird Tyrannus dominicensis
  • Fork-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus savana
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus
  • Rose-throated Becard Pachyramphus aglaiae
  • Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus
  • Shrikes-Family: Laniidae
  • Northern Shrike Lanius excubitor

Vireos-Family: Vireonidae

  • Bell's Vireo Vireo bellii
  • White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus
  • Black-capped Vireo Vireo atricapillus
  • Yellow-throated Vireo Vireo flavifrons
  • Gray Vireo Vireo vicinior
  • Plumbeous Vireo Vireo plumbeus
  • Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
  • Cassin's Vireo Vireo cassinii
  • Hutton's Vireo Vireo huttoni
  • Philadelphia Vireo Vireo philadelphicus
  • Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus
  • Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus
  • Jays & Crows-Family: Corvidae
  • Black-whiskered Vireo Vireo altiloquus
  • Gray Jay Perisoreus canadensis
  • Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  • Steller's Jay Cyanocitta stelleri
  • Green Jay Cyanocorax yncas
  • Florida Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma coerulescens
  • Brown Jay Cyanocorax morio
  • Island Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma insularis
  • Mexican Jay Aphelocoma ultramarina
  • Western Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica
  • Pinyon Jay Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus
  • Black-billed Magpie Pica hudsonia
  • Clark's Nutcracker Nucifraga columbiana
  • Yellow-billed Magpie Pica nuttalli
  • Northwestern Crow Corvus caurinus
  • American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  • Fish Crow Corvus ossifragus
  • Common Raven Corvus corax
  • Chihuahuan Raven Corvus cryptoleucus

Larks-Family: Alaudidae

  • Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris
  • Sky Lark Alauda arvensis
  • Swallows-Family: Hirundinidae
  • Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  • Purple Martin Progne subis
  • Violet-green Swallow Tachycineta thalassina
  • Bank Swallow Riparia riparia
  • Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
  • Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
  • Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  • Cave Swallow Petrochelidon fulva

Chickadees & Titmice-Family: Paridae

  • Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapilla
  • Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  • Mountain Chickadee Poecile gambeli
  • Chestnut-backed Chickadee Poecile rufescens
  • Mexican Chickadee Poecile sclateri
  • Boreal Chickadee Poecile hudsonica
  • Bridled Titmouse Baeolophus wollweberi
  • Gray-headed Chickadee Poecile cincta
  • Oak Titmouse Baeolophus inornatus
  • Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  • Juniper Titmouse Baeolophus ridgwayi

Verdin-Family: Remizidae

  • Verdin Auriparus flaviceps

Bushtit-Family: Aegithalidae

  • Bushtit Psaltriparus minimus

Nuthatches-Family: Sittidae

  • White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
  • Pygmy Nuthatch Sitta pygmaea
  • Brown-headed Nuthatch Sitta pusilla

Creeper-Family: Certhiidae

  • 550. Brown Creeper Certhia americana

Wrens-Family: Troglodytidae

  • Rock Wren Salpinctes obsoletus
  • Cactus Wren Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus
  • Canyon Wren Catherpes mexicanus
  • Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii
  • Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  • House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  • Sedge Wren Cistothorus platensis
  • Winter Wren Troglodytes troglodytes
  • Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris

Dipper-Family: Cinclidae

  • American Dipper Cinclus mexicanus

Bulbul-Family: Pycnonotidae

  • Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus

Kinglets-Family: Regulidae

  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa

Gnatcatchers-Family: Sylviidae

  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
  • Arctic Warbler Phylloscopus borealis
  • California Gnatcatcher Polioptila californica
  • Black-tailed Gnatcatcher Polioptila melanura

Thrushes-Family: Turdidae

  • Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe
  • Bluethroat Luscinia svecica
  • Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  • Mountain Bluebird Sialia currucoides
  • Western Bluebird Sialia mexicana
  • Townsend's Solitaire Myadestes townsendi
  • Gray-cheeked Thrush Catharus minimus
  • Veery Catharus fuscescens
  • Bicknell's Thrush Catharus bicknelli
  • Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
  • Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
  • Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina
  • American Robin Turdus migratorius
  • Clay-colored Robin Turdus grayi
  • Varied Thrush Ixoreus naevius

Wrentit-Family: Timaliidae

  • Wrentit Chamaea fasciata

Mockingbirds & Thrashers-Family: Mimidae

  • Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  • Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  • Sage Thrasher Oreoscoptes montanus
  • Long-billed Thrasher Toxostoma longirostre
  • Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
  • Bendire's Thrasher Toxostoma bendirei
  • California Thrasher Toxostoma redivivum
  • Curve-billed Thrasher Toxostoma curvirostre
  • Crissal Thrasher Toxostoma crissale
  • Le Conte's Thrasher Toxostoma lecontei

Starling-Family: Sturnidae

  • European Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Wagtails & Pipits-Family: Motacillidae

  • White Wagtail Motacilla alba
  • Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
  • Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus
  • Sprague's Pipit Anthus spragueii
  • American Pipit Anthus rubescens

Waxwings-Family: Bombycillidae

  • Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  • Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus

Phainopepla-Family: Ptilogonatidae

  • Phainopepla Phainopepla nitens

Olive Warbler-Family: Peucedramidae

  • Olive Warbler Peucedramus taeniatus

Warblers-Family: Parulidae

  • Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera
  • Blue-winged Warbler Vermivora pinus
  • Tennessee Warbler Vermivora peregrina
  • Nashville Warbler Vermivora ruficapilla
  • Orange-crowned Warbler Vermivora celata
  • Virginia's Warbler Vermivora virginiae
  • Lucy's Warbler Vermivora luciae
  • Colima Warbler Vermivora crissalis
  • Northern Parula Parula americana
  • Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechia
  • Tropical Parula Parula pitiayumi
  • Chestnut-sided Warbler Dendroica pensylvanica
  • Cape May Warbler Dendroica tigrina
  • Magnolia Warbler Dendroica magnolia
  • Black-throated Blue Warbler Dendroica caerulescens
  • Black-throated Gray Warbler Dendroica nigrescens
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler Dendroica coronata
  • Golden-cheeked Warbler Dendroica chrysoparia
  • Townsend's Warbler Dendroica townsendi
  • Black-throated Green Warbler Dendroica virens
  • Hermit Warbler Dendroica occidentalis
  • Yellow-throated Warbler Dendroica dominica
  • Blackburnian Warbler Dendroica fusca
  • Grace's Warbler Dendroica graciae
  • Kirtland's Warbler Dendroica kirtlandii
  • Pine Warbler Dendroica pinus
  • Prairie Warbler Dendroica discolor
  • Bay-breasted Warbler Dendroica castanea
  • Palm Warbler Dendroica palmarum
  • Blackpoll Warbler Dendroica striata
  • Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia
  • Cerulean Warbler Dendroica cerulea
  • American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
  • Worm-eating Warbler Helmitheros vermivorus
  • Prothonotary Warbler Protonotaria citrea
  • Swainson's Warbler Limnothlypis swainsonii
  • Northern Waterthrush Seiurus noveboracensis
  • Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapillus
  • Louisiana Waterthrush Seiurus motacilla
  • Connecticut Warbler Oporornis agilis
  • Kentucky Warbler Oporornis formosus
  • Mourning Warbler Oporornis philadelphia
  • Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  • MacGillivray's Warbler Oporornis tolmiei
  • Hooded Warbler Wilsonia citrina
  • Canada Warbler Wilsonia canadensis
  • Wilson's Warbler Wilsonia pusilla
  • Red-faced Warbler Cardellina rubrifrons
  • Slate-throated Redstart Myioborus miniatus
  • Painted Redstart Myioborus pictus
  • Yellow-breasted Chat Icteria virens

Tanagers-Family: Thraupidae

  • Summer Tanager Piranga rubra
  • Hepatic Tanager Piranga flava
  • Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea
  • Towhees & Sparrows-Family: Emberizidae
  • Western Tanager Piranga ludoviciana
  • Olive Sparrow Arremonops rufivirgatus
  • Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus
  • Green-tailed Towhee Pipilo chlorurus
  • Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  • California Towhee Pipilo crissalis
  • Canyon Towhee Pipilo fuscus
  • Abert's Towhee Pipilo aberti
  • Rufous-winged Sparrow Aimophila carpalis
  • White-collared Seedeater Sporophila torqueola
  • Cassin's Sparrow Aimophila cassinii
  • Botteri's Sparrow Aimophila botterii
  • Bachman's Sparrow Aimophila aestivalis
  • Rufous-crowned Sparrow Aimophila ruficeps
  • Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  • American Tree Sparrow Spizella arborea
  • Clay-colored Sparrow Spizella pallida
  • Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla
  • Brewer's Sparrow Spizella breweri
  • Black-chinned Sparrow Spizella atrogularis
  • Lark Sparrow Chondestes grammacus
  • Vesper Sparrow Pooecetes gramineus
  • Black-throated Sparrow Amphispiza bilineata
  • Lark Bunting Calamospiza melanocorys
  • Sage Sparrow Amphispiza belli
  • Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
  • Baird's Sparrow Ammodramus bairdii
  • Grasshopper Sparrow Ammodramus savannarum
  • Henslow's Sparrow Ammodramus henslowii
  • Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow Ammodramus nelsoni
  • Le Conte's Sparrow Ammodramus leconteii
  • Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow Ammodramus caudacutus
  • Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca
  • Seaside Sparrow Ammodramus maritimus
  • Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  • Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  • Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
  • White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  • White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  • Harris's Sparrow Zonotrichia querula
  • Golden-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia atricapilla
  • Yellow-eyed Junco Junco phaeonotus
  • Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  • McCown's Longspur Calcarius mccownii
  • Smith's Longspur Calcarius pictus
  • Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus
  • Chestnut-collared Longspur Calcarius ornatus
  • McKay's Bunting Plectrophenax hyperboreus
  • Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis

Grosbeaks & Buntings-Family: Cardinalidae

  • Pyrrhuloxia Cardinalis sinuatus
  • Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus
  • Blue Bunting Cyanocompsa parellina
  • Black-headed Grosbeak Pheucticus melanocephalus
  • Blue Grosbeak Guiraca caerulea
  • Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
  • Lazuli Bunting Passerina amoena
  • Varied Bunting Passerina versicolor
  • Dickcissel Spiza americana
  • Painted Bunting Passerina ciris

Blackbirds & Orioles-Family: Icteridae

  • Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  • Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus
  • Tricolored Blackbird Agelaius tricolor
  • Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta
  • Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
  • Yellow-headed Blackbird Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus
  • Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus
  • Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
  • Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  • Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus
  • Boat-tailed Grackle Quiscalus major
  • Shiny Cowbird Molothrus bonariensis
  • Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  • Bronzed Cowbird Molothrus aeneus
  • Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius
  • Bullock's Oriole Icterus bullockii
  • Hooded Oriole Icterus cucullatus
  • Spot-breasted Oriole Icterus pectoralis
  • Audubon's Oriole Icterus graduacauda
  • Altamira Oriole Icterus gularis
  • Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula
  • Scott's Oriole Icterus parisorum

Finches-Family: Fringillidae

  • Black Rosy-Finch Leucosticte atrata
  • Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch Leucosticte tephrocotis
  • Brown-capped Rosy-Finch Leucosticte australis
  • Purple Finch Carpodacus purpureus
  • Pine Grosbeak Pinicola enucleator
  • Cassin's Finch Carpodacus cassinii
  • Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra
  • House Finch Carpodacus mexicanus
  • White-winged Crossbill Loxia leucoptera
  • Hoary Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni
  • Common Redpoll Carduelis flammea
  • Pine Siskin Carduelis pinus
  • Lawrence's Goldfinch Carduelis lawrencei
  • Lesser Goldfinch Carduelis psaltria
  • American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis
  • Evening Grosbeak Coccothraustes vespertinus

Old World Sparrows-Family: Passeridae

  • Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus
  • House Sparrow Passer domesticus


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