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BIRDS  * Non-native Species + Extirpated

Waterfowl

 Black-bellied Whistling-Duck ..........Dendrocygna autumnalis .............BM, MLK, SKLK, CD

Fulvous Whistling-Duck...................Dendrocygna bicolor......................................... BM, MLK

Greater White-fronted Goose ...........Anser albifrons.................................................. BM, MLK

Snow Goose (incl.Bl. Goose).............Chen caerulescens ............................................. BM, MLK

Ross's Goose........................................Chen rossii ............................................................... BM

Canada Goose.....................................Branta canadensis ............................................. BM, MLK

Tundra Swan (Whistling)..................Cygnus columbianus ........................................ BM, MLK

Muscovy Duck....................................Cairina moschata ..................................................... BM

Wood Duck .........................................Aix sponsa....................................BM, DM, MLK, SKLK

Gadwall ...............................................Anas strepera .......................................BM, CULK, MLK

American Wigeon ..............................Anas americana....................................BM, CULK, MLK

American Black Duck........................Anas rubripes.................................................... BM, MLK

Mallard ................................................Anas platyrhynchos .............................BM, CULK, MLK

Mottled Duck (Florida) .....................Anas fulvigula .................................................. BM, MLK

Blue-winged Teal ...............................Anas discors.........................................BM, CULK, MLK

Northern Shoveler..............................Anas clypeata.......................................BM, CULK, MLK

Northern Pintail .................................Anas acuta ...........................................BM, CULK, MLK

Green-winged Teal ............................Anas crecca ..........................................BM, CULK, MLK

Canvasback .........................................Aythya valisineria........................................CULK, MLK

Redhead...............................................Aythya americana ........................................CULK, MLK

Ring-necked Duck..............................Aythya collaris.....................................BM, CULK, MLK

Lesser Scaup........................................Aythya affinis...............................................CULK, MLK

Greater Scaup .....................................Aythya marila ...........................................................OF

White-winged Scoter .........................Melanitta fusca .........................................................OF

Bufflehead ...........................................Bucephala islandica..................................... CULK, MLK

Common Goldeneye..........................Bucephala clangula ......................................CULK, MLK

Hooded Merganser............................Lophodytes cucullatus .........................BM, CULK, MLK

Red-breasted Merganser ...................Mergus serrator ...........................................CULK, MLK

Ruddy Duck........................................Oxyura jamaicensis .....................................CULK, MLK

 Turkeys

 Wild Turkey........................................Meleagris gallopavo ........................BM, MF, MEH, ABP

 

 New World Quails

 

Northern Bobwhite ............................Colinus virginianus................................... BM, MF, ABP

  

Loons

 

Red-throated Loon ............................Gavia stellata ............................................................OF

Common Loon....................................Gavia immer..............................................................OF

 

 

Grebes

 

Pied-billed Grebe ...............................Podilymbus podiceps....................BM, CULK, MLK, CD

Horned Grebe.....................................Podiceps auritus...........................................CULK, MLK

 

 

Pelicans

 

American White Pelican....................Pelecanus erythrorhynchos................................MLK, OF

Brown Pelican.....................................Pelecanus occidentalis...........................MLK, CULK, OF

 

 

Cormorants

 

Double-crested Cormorant ...............Phalocrocorax auritus...........BM, CULK, MLK, CD, OF

 

 

Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park Animals

Primary Habitat Codes

Common Name Scientific Name (for all species)

* Non-native Species + Extirpated A 5 - 28

 

 

Anhingas

 

Anhinga...............................................Anhinga anhinga ..................BM, CULK, MLK, CD, OF

 

 

Frigatebirds

 

Magnificent Frigatebird ....................Fregata magnificens..................................................OF

 

 

Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns

 

American Bittern ................................Botaurus lentiginosus....................................... BM, MLK

Least Bittern ........................................Ixobrychus exilis ...................................................... BM

Great Blue Heron ...............................Ardea herodias ................................. BM, DM, MLK, CD

Great Egret ..........................................Ardea alba ................................................. BM, MLK, CD

Snowy Egret........................................Egretta thula ............................................. BM, MLK, CD

Little Blue Heron................................Egretta caerulea ............................... BM, DM, MLK, CD

Tricolored Heron................................Egretta tricolor.......................................... BM, MLK, CD

Cattle Egret..........................................Bubulcus ibis ........................................BM, ABP, PI, PSI

Green Heron .......................................Butorides virescens .......................... BM, DM, MLK, CD

Black-crowned Night-Heron............Nycticorax nycticorax............................... BM, MLK, CD

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron .........Nyctanassa violacea .................................. BM, MLK, CD

 

 

Ibis and Spoonbills

 

White Ibis ............................................Eudocimus albus....................................... BM, MLK, CD

Glossy Ibis ...........................................Plegadis falcinellus ................................... BM, MLK, CD

White-faced Ibis .................................Plegadis chihi .................................................... BM, MLK

Roseate Spoonbill...............................Platalea ajaja .........................................BM, MLK, SKLK

 

 

Storks

 

Wood Stork .........................................Mycteria americana ..........................BM, BM, MLK, CD

 

 

New World Vultures

 

Black Vulture ......................................Coragyps atratus................................................ OF, MTC

Turkey Vulture ...................................Cathartes aura.................................................... OF, MTC

 

 

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites

 

Osprey..................................................Pandion haliaetus..................................BM, MLK, SKLK

Swallow-tailed Kite............................Elanoides forficatus.......................................BM, CD, OF

White-tailed Kite ...............................Elanus leucurus ....................................................BM, OF

Snail Kite .............................................Rostrhamus sociabilis .......................BM, SKLK, CD, OF

Mississippi Kite ..................................Ictinia mississippiensis ......................................MEH, OF

Bald Eagle............................................Haliaeetus leucocephalus ........ CULK, MLK, SKLK, OF

Northern Harrier................................Circus cyaneus .....................................................BM, OF

Sharp-shinned Hawk.........................Accipiter striatus ...................................... MEH, BM, OF

Cooper's Hawk...................................Accipiter cooperi ....................................... MEH, BM, OF

Red-shouldered Hawk ......................Buteo lineatus .................................... BM, BS, MEH, MF

Broad-winged Hawk .........................Buteo platypterus....................................................MEH

Short-tailed Hawk..............................Buteo brachyurus......................................................OF

Red-tailed Hawk ................................Buteo jamaicensis............................BM, MEH, ABP, PSI

Rough-legged Hawk..........................Buteo lagopus............................................................OF

Golden Eagle.......................................Aquila chrysaetos......................................................OF

 

 

Falcons and Caracaras

 

Crested Caracara ................................Caracara cheriway ...............................................BM, OF

American Kestrel................................Falco sparverius ..................................... BM, SH, PSI, PI

Merlin...................................................Falco columbarius .................................................BM, OF

Peregrine Falcon.................................Falco peregrinus ........................................BM, MLK, OF

 

 

Rails and Coots

 

Yellow Rail ..........................................Coturnicops noveboracensis..................................... BM

Black Rail.............................................Laterallus jamaicensis.............................................. BM

King Rail..............................................Rallus elegans ...................................................... BM, CD

Virginia Rail ........................................Rallus limicola ..................................................... BM, CD

Sora.......................................................Porzana carolina .................................................. BM, CD

Purple Gallinule .................................Poryphyrula martinica ............................. BM, MLK, CD

Common Moorhen.............................Gallinula chloropus......................BM, MLK, CULK, CD

American Coot....................................Fulica americana..........................BM, MLK, CULK, CD

 

 

Limpkins

 

Limpkin ...............................................Aramus guarauna........................... BM, BST, SLLK, CD

 

 

Cranes

 

Sandhill Crane ....................................Grus canadensis.........................................BM, MLK, OF

Whooping Crane................................Grus americana..........................................BM, MLK, OF

 

 

Plovers

 

Black-bellied-Plover...........................Pluvialis squatarola ................................................. BM

Am. Golden-Plover............................Recurvirostra americana.......................................... BM

Semipalmated Plover.........................Charadrius semipalmatus ........................................ BM

Killdeer ................................................Charadrius vociferus.................................... BM, PSI, CD

 

 

Avocets and Stilts

 

Black-necked Stilt...............................Himantopus mexicanus ............................ BM, MLK, CD

American Avocet................................Recurvirostra americana................................... BM, MLK

 

Sandpipers

 

Greater Yellowlegs.............................Tringa melanoleuca................................... BM, MLK, CD

Lesser Yellowlegs...............................Tringa flavipes .......................................... BM, MLK, CD

Solitary Sandpiper .............................Tringa solitaria .................................................... BM, CD

Willet....................................................Catoptrophorus semipalmatus ......................... BM, MLK

Spotted Sandpiper..............................Actitis macularia ................................................. BM, CD

Upland Sandpiper..............................Bartramia longicauda .............................................. BM

Marbled Godwit.................................Limosa lapponica.................................................... SKLK

Semipalmated Sandpiper..................Calidris pusilla.......................................... BM, MLK, CD

Western Sandpiper ............................Calidris mauri................................................... BM, MLK

Least Sandpiper..................................Calidris minutilla...................................... BM, MLK, CD

White-rumped Sandpiper.................Calidris fuscicollis.................................BM, MLK, SKLK

Pectoral Sandpiper.............................Calidris melanotos .................................... BM, MLK, CD

Dunlin..................................................Calidris alpina................................................... BM, MLK

Stilt Sandpiper ....................................Calidris himanitopus ........................................ BM, MLK

Long-billed Dowitcher ......................Limnodromus scolopaceus ................................ BM, MLK

Common Snipe...................................Gallinago gallinago................................... BM, MLK, CD

American Woodcock .........................Scolopax minor .................................................MEH, BM

Wilson's Phalarope ............................Phalaropus tricolor ................................................ SKLK

 

Gulls and Terns

 

Laughing Gull ....................................Leucophaeus atricilla ..............................................MLK

Bonaparte's Gull .................................Larus philadelphia.................................CULK, MLK, OF

Ring-billed Gull..................................Larus delawarensis...........................................CULK, OF

Herring Gull........................................Larus argentatus..............................................CULK, OF

Great Black-backed Gull ...................Larus marinus........................................................CULK

Caspian Tern.......................................Sterna caspia ....................................................CULK, OF

Royal Tern...........................................Sterna maxima.......................................................CULK

Forster's Tern ......................................Sterna forsteri .........................................................MLK

Least Tern............................................Sterna antillarum................................................... MLK

Sooty Tern ...........................................Sterna fuscata .........................................................MLK

Black Tern............................................Chlidonias niger......................................................MLK

Black Skimmer....................................Rynchops niger ............................................CULK, MLK

 

 

Pigeons and Doves

 

Rock Pigeon ........................................Columba livia * .........................................................OF

Eurasian Collared-Dove....................Streptopelia decaocto * ............................................. DV

White-winged Dove...........................Zenaida asiatica ........................................................OF

Mourning Dove..................................Zenaida macroura ...................................................MTC

Common Ground-Dove ....................Columbina passerina.......................................BM, PI, PSI

 Cuckoos and Anis

 Black-billed Cuckoo...........................Coccyzus erythropthalmus .....................................MEH

Yellow-billed Cuckoo .......................Coccyzus americanus.................................BM, MEH, SA

Smooth-billed Ani..............................Crotophaga ani......................................................... BM

Grooved-billed Ani............................Crotophaga sulcirostris............................................ BM

  

Barn-Owls

 

Barn Owl..............................................Tyto alba ...........................................................BM, MEH

 

Owls

 

Eastern Screech-Owl..........................Otus asio .............................................. MEH, UHF, ABP

Great Horned Owl .............................Bubo virginianus ....................................MEH, MF, ABP

Barred Owl..........................................Strix varia ............................................MEH, BS, BG, AF

Short-eared Owl .................................Asio flammeus.......................................................... BM

  

Nightjars

 

Lesser Nighthawk ..............................Chordeiles acutipennis..............................................OF

Common Nighthawk.........................Chordeiles minor......................................MF, PI, PSI, OF

Chuck-will's-widow ..........................Caprimulgus carolinensis .................................MF, MEH

Whip-poor-will...................................Caprimulgus vociferus....................................MEH, ABP

 

 

Swifts

 

Chimney Swift....................................Chaetura pelagica......................................................OF

Vaux's Swift .......................................Chaetura vauxi..........................................................OF

 

 

Hummingbirds

 

Ruby-throated Hummingbird..........Archilochus colubris .......................................MEH, ABP

 

 

Kingfishers

 

Belted Kingfisher................................Ceryle alcyon................................BM, CULK, MLK, CD

 

 

Woodpeckers

 

Red-headed Woodpecker .................Melanerpes erythrocephalus ...........................MEH, ABP

Red-bellied Woodpecker...................Melanerpes carolinus............................. MF, MEH, UHF

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker..................Sphyrapicus varius ........................................ MEH, UHF

Downy Woodpecker..........................Picoides pubescens ................................. MF, MEH, UHF

Hairy Woodpecker.............................Picoides villosus................................................MF, MEH

Northern Flicker.................................Colaptes auratus .....................................MEH, BM, ABP

 

Pileated Woodpecker.........................Dryocopus pileatus ................................ MF, MEH, UHF

 

Tyrant Flycatchers

 

Eastern Wood Pewee.........................Contopus virens................................................MF, MEH

Acadian Flycatcher ............................Empidonax virescens .......................... MEH, AF, BS, CD

Least Flycatcher .................................Empidonax minimus.............................................BM, SA

Eastern Phoebe ...................................Sayornis phoebe.......................................................MTC

Vermilion Flycatcher .........................Pyrocephalus rubinus .......................................... BM, PSI

Ash-throated Flycatcher....................Myiarchus cinerascens......................................... BM, PSI

Great Crested Flycatcher...................Myiarchus crinitus .................................MF, MEH, ABP

Western Kingbird...............................Tyrannus verticalis............................................ BM, ABP

Eastern Kingbird ................................Tyrannus tyrannus.......................................MF, ABP, PI

Gray Kingbird.....................................Tyrannus dominicensis...................................... BM, ABP

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher....................Tyrannus forficatus ................................... BM, PSI, ABP

 

Shrikes

Loggerhead Shrike.............................Lanius ludovicianus......................................BM, ABP, PI

 

Vireos and Allies

Bell’s Vireo ..........................................Vireo bellii.........................................................MEH, BM

White-eyed Vireo ...............................Vireo griseus ...................................MF, MEH, BM, ABP

Yellow-throated Vireo.......................Vireo flavifrons ................................................MF, MEH

Blue-headed Vireo .............................Vireo solitarius....................................... MF, MEH, UHF

Philadelphia Vireo ............................Vireo philadelphicus ...............................................MEH

Red-eyed Vireo...................................Vireo olivaceus............................................... MEH, UHF

 

Crows and Jays

 

Blue Jay ................................................Cyanocitta cristata..................................................MTC

American Crow ..................................Corvus brachyrhynchos ..........................................MTC

Fish Crow ............................................Corvus ossifragus .............................................MEH, BM

 

 

Swallows

 

Purple Martin .....................................Progne subis..........................................................BM, OF

Tree Swallow ......................................Tachycineta bicolor ...............................................BM, OF

N. Rough-winged Swallow ..............Stelgidopteryx serripennis................BM, SKLK, DV, OF

Bank Swallow .....................................Riparia riparia.......................................................BM, OF

Cliff Swallow ......................................Petrochelidon pyrrhonota .....................................BM, OF

Cave Swallow ....................................Petrochelidon fulva ...............................................BM, OF

Barn Swallow......................................Hirundo rustica ............................................ BM, RD, OF

 

Tits and Allies

 

Carolina Chickadee............................Poecile carolinensis .................................................MTC

Tufted Titmouse.................................Baeolophus bicolor ..................................................MTC

 

Nuthatches

 

Brown-headed Nuthatch .................Sitta pusilla.............................................................. MF

 

Creepers

Brown creeper.....................................Certhia americana ...................................................MEH

 

Wrens

Carolina Wren ....................................Thryothorus ludovicianus.......................................MTC

House Wren ........................................Troglodytes aedon ...................................MEH, BM, ABP

Winter Wren ......................................Troglodytes troglodytes ..........................................MEH

Sedge Wren .........................................Cistothorus platensis ............................................... BM

Marsh Wren ........................................Cistothorus palustris ............................................... BM

  

Kinglets

 

Golden-crowned Kinglet...................Regulus satrapa ......................................MF, MEH, ABP

Ruby-crowned Kinglet ......................Regulus calendula...................................................MTC

 

 

Old World Warblers

 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.......................Polioptila caerulea...................................................MTC

 

Thrushes

 

Eastern Bluebird.................................Sialia sialis .............................................MF, BM, PI, PSI

Veery....................................................Catharus fuscescens ....................................... MEH, UHF

Gray-cheeked Thrush........................Catharus minimus ..................................................MEH

Swainson’s Thrush.............................Catharus ustulatus .................................................MEH

Hermit Thrush....................................Catharus guttatus.......................................... MEH, UHF

Wood Thrush......................................Hylocichla mustelina ..................................... MEH, UHF

American Robin..................................Turdus migratorius ................................................MTC

  

Mockingbirds and Thrashers

 

Gray Catbird .......................................Dumetella carolinensis .....................MF, MEH, BM, UC

Northern Mockingbird......................Mimus polyglottos..........................MEH, BM, ABP, UC

Brown Thrasher..................................Toxostoma rufum....................................MEH, BM, ABP

  

Starlings

 

European Starling .............................Sturnus vulgaris * ................................................DV, OF

 

Wagtails and Pipits

 American Pipit (Water) .....................Anthus rubescens..................................................... BM

 

Waxwings

 

Cedar Waxwing..................................Bombycilla cedrorum .................................MF, MEH, OF

 

New World Warblers

 

Blue-winged Warbler ........................Vermivora pinus ....................................................MEH

Golden-winged Warbler ...................Vermivora chrysoptera ...........................................MEH

Tennessee Warbler.............................Vermivora peregrina...............................................MEH

Orange-crowned Warbler.................Vermivora celata .....................................MEH, BM, ABP

Northern Parula .................................Parula americana ....................................... BF, MF, MEH

Yellow Warbler...................................Dendroica petechia................................................... BM

Chestnut-sided Warbler....................Dendroica pensylvanica..........................................MEH

Magnolia Warbler ..............................Dendroica magnolia................................................MEH

Cape May Warbler.............................Dendroica tigrina....................................................MEH

Black-throated Blue Warbler ............Dendroica caerulescens...........................................MEH

Yellow-rumped Warbler...................Dendroica coronata.........................MF, MEH, BM, ABP

Black-throated Green Warbler .........Dendroica virens.....................................................MEH

Blackburnian Warbler .......................Dendroica fusca ......................................................MEH

Yellow-throated Warbler ..................Dendroica dominica ..................................MF, MEH, CD

Pine Warbler .......................................Dendroica pinus......................................MF, MEH, ABP

Prairie Warbler ...................................Dendroica discolor ..................................... MF, BM, ABP

Palm Warbler......................................Dendroica palmarum ............................MF, BM, ABP, PI

Bay-breasted Warbler........................Dendroica castanea .................................................MEH

Blackpoll Warbler...............................Dendroica striata ..............................................MF, MEH

Cerulean Warbler ..............................Dendroica cerulea ...................................................MEH

Black-and-white Warbler..................Mniotilta varia....................................... MF, MEH, UHF

American Redstart .............................Setophaga ruticilla ......................... MF, MEH, BM, UHF

Prothonotary Warbler .......................Protonotaria citrea .........................................BM, BS, CD

Worm-eating Warbler .......................Helmitheros vermivora ...........................................MEH

Swainson’s Warbler ...........................Limnothlypis swainsonii.........................................MEH

Ovenbird .............................................Seiurus aurocapillus ...................................... MEH, UHF

Northern Waterthrush.......................Seiurus noveboracensis............................... BM, DM, CD

Louisiana Waterthrush......................Seiurus motacilla ........................................ BM, DM, CD

Kentucky Warbler..............................Oporornis formosus ................................................MEH

Connecticut Warbler .........................Oporornis agilis ......................................................MEH

Common Yellowthroat......................Geothlypis trichas ................................................ BM, MF

Hooded Warbler.................................Wilsonia citrina ......................................................MEH

Wilson's Warbler ...............................Wilsonia pusilla ....................................................... BM

 

Canada Warbler ................................Wilsonia canadensis................................................MEH

Yellow-breasted Chat .......................Icteria virens .........................................................BM, SA

 

Tanagers

 

Summer Tanager................................Piranga rubra..........................................MF, MEH, ABP

Scarlet Tanager ...................................Piranga olivacea......................................................MEH

Western Tanager ...............................Piranga ludoviciana................................................MEH

 

Sparrows and Allies

 Green-tailed Towhee .........................Pipilo chlorurus ....................................................... BM

Eastern Towhee ..................................Pipilo erythrophthalmus ............................. MF, SCF, BM

Bachman’s Sparrow ...........................Peucaea aestivalis..................................................... BM

Chipping Sparrow .............................Spizella passerina..........................................BM, ABP, PI

Clay-colored Sparrow .......................Spizella pallida................................................... BM, ABP

Field Sparrow .....................................Spizella pusilla..............................................BM, ABP, PI

Vesper Sparrow..................................Pooecetes gramineus .....................................BM, ABP, PI

Lark Sparrow .....................................Chondestes grammacus............................................ BM

Savannah Sparrow.............................Passerculus sandwichensis ........................ BM, ABP, PSI

Grasshopper Sparrow .......................Ammodramus savannarum ............................... BM, ABP

Henslow's Sparrow ...........................Ammodramus henslowii .................................... BM, ABP

Le Conte's Sparrow ...........................Ammodramus leconteii ............................................ BM

Fox Sparrow........................................Passerella iliaca .................................................MEH, BM

Song Sparrow .....................................Melospiza melodia...................................BM, MEH, ABP

Lincoln's Sparrow .............................Melospiza lincolnii................................................... BM

Swamp Sparrow.................................Melospiza georgiana ................................................ BM

White-throated Sparrow ...................Zonotrichia albicollis ......................MF, MEH, BM, ABP

Harris's Sparrow ...............................Zonotrichia querula ................................................. BM

White-crowned Sparrow ..................Zonotrichia leucophrys ...........................BM, MEH, ABP

Dark-eyed Junco.................................Junco hyemalis ........................................................ ABP

 

Cardinals, Grosbeaks and Buntings

 

Northern Cardinal .............................Cardinalis cardinalis...............................................MTC

Rose-breasted Grosbeak....................Pheucticus ludovicianus .........................................MEH

Blue Grosbeak.....................................Guiraca caerulea .........................................BM, ABP, UT

Indigo Bunting....................................Passerina cyanea ................................................ BM, ABP

Painted Bunting..................................Passerina ciris .......................................................... BM

Dickcissel.............................................Spiza americana ....................................................... BM

 

Blackbirds and Allies

 

Bobolink...............................................Dolichonyx oryzivorus ............................................BM

 

Red-winged Blackbird.......................Agelaius phoeniceus............................................ BM, DM

Eastern Meadowlark .........................Sturnella magna..............................................BM, PI, PSI

Yellow-headed Blackbird .................Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus.............................. BM

Rusty Blackbird .................................Euphagus carolinus ........................................ BM, BF, BS

Brewer's Blackbird ............................Euphagus cyanocephalus ......................................... BM

Common Grackle ...............................Quiscalus quiscula................................................BM, OF

Boat-tailed Grackle.............................Quiscalus major.........................................BM, MLK, OF

Brown-headed Cowbird ...................Molothrus ater .......................................................MTC

Orchard Oriole ...................................Icterus spurius ..................................................MEH, BM

Baltimore Oriole .................................Icterus galbula ..................................................MEH, BM

 

Finches and Allies

 

House Finch .......................................Carpodacus mexicanus .....................................MEH, DV

Pine Siskin ..........................................Spinus pinus .........................................................BM, OF

American Goldfinch ..........................Carduelis tristis ................................ BM, MF, MEH, OF

 

Old World Sparrows

 

House Sparrow...................................Passer domesticus *.................................................. DV


 

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