Birding Checklist
Whitetail Wetlands/Dunnings Creek Wetlands




(A printed version of this checklist is available to visitors of the Wetlands)
 Key:
 * Nesting Birds
   Unusual Birds



WATERFOWL AND SHORE BIRDS

Red-throated Loon                                                           
Common Loon

Pied-billed Grebe*
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe

Double-crested Cormorant

American Bittern
Least Bittern*

Great Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron

Great Egret
Cattle Egret
Green Heron*
Black-crowned Night Heron

Glossy Ibis

Tundra Swan
Trumpeter Swan

Greater White-fronted Goose
Atlantic Brant Goose

Canada-White-fronted Hybrid
Canada Goose*

Wood Duck*
Green-Winged Teal
American Black Duck*
Mallard-Black Hybrid
Mallard*
Northern Pintail*
Blue-winged Teal*
Northern Shoveler
Gadwall
American Widgeon
Eurasian Widgeon
Canvasback
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
Surf Scoter
Common Goldeneye
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser*
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck

Virginia Rail*
Sora Rail*

Common Moorhen
American Coot

Sandhill Crane

Black-bellied Plover
American Golden Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Killdeer*
Amer. Oystercatcher ĖA
Black-necked Stilt

Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Solitary Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper*
Whimbrel
Willet

Ruddy Turnstone
Sanderling
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Dunlin

Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Bairdís Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper
Common Snipe*
American Woodcock
Wilsonís Phalarope
Red-necked Phalarope

Bonaparteís Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Caspian Tern
Forsterís Tern
Common Tern
Artic Tern-A
Black Tern
Least Tern-A




FLYCATCHERS

Willow Flycatcher*
Least Flycatcher*
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe*
Great Crested Flycatcher*
Eastern Wood-peewee
Alder Flycatcher*
Eastern Kingbird*


GROUSE AND RELATIVES

Ringed-neck Pheasant*
Ruffed Grouse*
Wild Turkey*


QUAIL

Northern Bobwhite*


DOVES AND PIGEONS

Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove



CUCKOOS


Black-billed Cuckoo
Yellow-billed Cuckoo


OWLS

Eastern Screech-Owl*
Great Horned Owl*
Barn Owl*
Barred Owl*
Short-eared Owl
Long-eared Owl


NIGHTJARS

Whip-poor-will
Common Nighthawk



SWIFTS


Chimney Swift*


HUMMINGBIRDS

Ruby-throated Hummingbird*


KINGFISHERS

Belted Kingfisher*


WOODPECKERS

Red-headed Woodpecker*
Red-bellied Woodpecker*
Downy Woodpecker*
Hairy Woodpecker*
Northern Flicker*
Pileated Woodpecker*
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker


VULTURES

Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture


HAWKS, EAGLES, FALCONS

Osprey
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooperís Hawk
Northern Goshawk
Red-shouldered Hawk*
Broad-winged Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk*
Golden Eagle
American Kestrel*
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon


LARKS

Horned Lark


SWALLOWS AND MARTINS

Purple Martin
Tree Swallow*
Northern Rough-Winged Swallow
Bank Swallow*
Barn Swallow*
Cliff Swallow*


CORVIDS

Blue Jay*
Common Raven
American Crow*


TITS AND RELATIVES

Black-capped Chickadee*
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse*


NUTHATCH AND CREEPER

White-breasted Nuthatch*
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper*


WRENS

Carolina Wren*
House Wren*
Marsh Wren*
Sedge Wren*

Winter Wren


KINGLETS AND GNATCATCHERS

Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher*


THRUSHES

Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
Eastern Bluebird*
American Robin*


MIMIDS

Brown Thrasher*
Northern Mockingbird*
Gray Catbird*


STARLINGS

European Starling*


PIPITS

American Pipit


WAXWINGS

Cedar Waxwing*


SHRIKES

Northern Shrike


WARBLERS

White-eyed Vireo*
Blue-headed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo*
Warbling Vireo*
Yellow Warbler*
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Blackpole Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler
Golden-winged Warbler*
Northern Parula*
Black and White Warbler
American Redstart*
Worm-eating Warbler
Common Yellowthroat*
Connecticut Warbler
Kentucky Warbler
Northern Waterthrush*
Louisiana Waterthrush
Ovenbird*
Canada Warbler
Hooded Warbler
Wilsonís Warbler


TANAGERS

Scarlet Tanager*


CARDINALS, GROSBEAKS, BUNTINGS

Northern Cardinal*
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting*


TOWHEES, SPARROWS, LONGSPURS

Eastern Towhee*
American Tree Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow*
Lark Sparrow
Field Sparrow*
Vesper Sparrow*
Savannah Sparrow*
Grasshopper Sparrow*
Henslow Sparrow*
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow*
Swamp Sparrow*
Lincolnís Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Snow Bunting


ICTERIDS

Bobolink*
Red-winged Blackbird*
Rusty Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark*
Common Grackle*
Brown-headed Cowbird*
Orchard Oriole*
Northern Oriole*


FINCHES

Purple Finch*
House Finch*
Common Redpoll
Pine Siskin*
American Goldfinch*
Evening Grosbeak
House Sparrow*
Before restoration                    =            119 species

After restoration                       =            240+ species

Known to have nested(*)         =           100 species