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Family Gaviidae
Common Loon Gavia immer
Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata
Family Podicipedidae
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena
Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis
Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus
Pie-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
Family Pelecanidae
American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
Family Phalacrocoracidae
Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
Family Anhingidae
Anhinga Anhinga anhinga
Family Ardeidae
Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
Green Heron Butorides virescens
Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea
Great Egret Ardea alba
Snowy Egret Egretta thula
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea
Least Bittern Ixobrychus exilis
American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus
Family Anatidae
Mute Swan Cygnus olor
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus
Canada Goose Branta canadensis
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons
Ross's Goose Chen rossii
Snow Goose Chen caerulescens
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
American Black Duck Anas rubripes
Gadwall Anas strepera
Northern Pintail Anas acuta
Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
American Wigeon Anas americana
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
Wood Duck Aix sponsa
Redhead Aythya americana
Ringed-neck Duck Aythya collaris
Canvasback Aythya valisineria
Greater Scaup Aythya marila
Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula
Bufflehead Bucephala albeola
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis
White-winged Scoter Melanitta fusca
Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata
Black Scoter Melanitta nigra
Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis
Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus
Common Merganser Mergus merganser
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator
Family Cathartidae
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
Family Accipitridae
Mississippi Kite Ictinia mississippiensis
Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
Rough-legged Hawk Buteo lagopus
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
Family Falconidae
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
Merlin Falco columbarius
American Kestrel Falco sparverius
Family Phasianidae
Ruffed Grouse Bonasa umbellus
Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo
Family Odontophoridae
Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus
Family Gruidae
Sandhill Crane Grus canadensis
Family Rallidae
King Rail Rallus elegans
Virginia Rail Rallus limicola
Sora Porzana carolina
Yellow Rail Coturnicops noveboracensis
Purple Gallinule Porphyrula martinica
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
American Coot Fulica americana
Family Charadriidae
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
American Golden-plover Pluvialis dominica
Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus
Piping Plover Charadrius melodus
Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
Family Recurvirostridae
American Avocet Recurvirostra americana
Family Scolopacidae
Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria
Willet Catoptrophorus semipalmatus
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularia
Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Sanderling Calidris alba
Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla
Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri
Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla
White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis
Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
Dunlin Calidris alpina
Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus
Buff-breasted Sandpiper Tryngites subruficollis
Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus
Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago
American Woodcock Scolopax minor
Wilson's Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus
Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicaria
Family Laridae
Laughing Gull Larus atricilla
Franklin's Gull Larus pipixcan
Bonaparte's Gull Larus philadelphia
Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
Herring Gull Larus argentatus
Thayer's Gull Larus thayeri
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus
Caspian Tern Sterna caspia
Common Tern Sterna hirundo
Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri
Least Tern Sterna antillarum
Black Tern Chlidonias niger
Family Columbidae
Rock Dove Columba livia
Eurasian Collared-dove Streptopelia decaocto
Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
Family Cuculidae
Black-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus erythropthalmus
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus
Family Tytonidae
Barn Owl Tyto alba
Family Strigidae
Eastern Screech-owl Otus asio
Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
Snowy Owl Nyctea scandiaca
Barred Owl Strix varia
Long-eared Owl Asio otus
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus
Northern Saw-whet Owl Aegolius acadicus
Family Caprimulgidae
Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor
Chuck-will's-widow Caprimulgus carolinensis
Whip-poor-will Caprimulgus vociferus
Family Apodidae
Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
Family Trochilidae
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris
Family Alcedinidae
Belted Kingfisher Ceryle alcyon
Family Picidae
Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus
Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
Red-cockaded Woodpecker Picoides borealis
Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
Family Tyrannidae
Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi
Eastern Wood-pewee Contopus virens
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Empidonax flaviventris
Acadian Flycatcher Empidonax virescens
Alder Flycatcher Empidonax alnorum
Willow Flycatcher Empidonax traillii
Least Flycatcher Empidonax minimus
Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus
Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus
Family Alaudidae
Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris
Family Hirundinidae
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
Family Corvidae
Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
Fish Crow Corvus ossifragus
Common Raven Corvus corax
Family Paridae
Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
Family Sittidae
Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
Family Certhiidae
Brown Creeper Certhia americana
Family Troglodytidae
Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii
House Wren Troglodytes aedon
Winter Wren Troglodytes troglodytes
Sedge Wren Cistothorus platensis
Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
Family Regulidae
Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
Family Sylviidae
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
Family Turdidae
Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
Veery Catharus fuscescens
Gray-cheeked Thrush Catharus minimus
Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina
American Robin Turdus migratorius
Family Mimidae
Gray Catbid Dumetella carolinensis
Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
Family Motacillidae
American Pipit Anthus rubescens
Family Bombycillidae
Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
Family Laniidae
Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus
Family Sturnidae
European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
Family Vireonidae
White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus
Bell's Vireo Vireo bellii
Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
Yellow-throated Vireo Vireo flavifrons
Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus
Philadelphia Vireo Vireo philadelphicus
Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus
Family Parulidae
Blue-winged Warbler Vermivora pinus
Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera
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
Yellow-throated Warbler Dendroica dominica
Pine Warbler Dendroica pinus
Prairie Warbler Dendroica discolor
Palm Warbler Dendroica palmarum
Bay-breasted Warbler Dendroica castanea
Blackpoll Warbler Dendroica striata
Cerulean Warbler Dendroica cerulea
Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia
American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
Prothonotary Warbler Protonotaria citrea
Worm-eating Warbler Helmitheros vermivora
Swainson's Warbler Limnothlypis swainsonii
Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapillus
Northern Waterthrush Seiurus noveboracensis
Louisiana Waterthrush Seiurus motacilla
Kentucky Warbler Oporornis formosus
Connecticut Warbler Oporornis agilis
Mourning Warbler Oporornis philadelphia
Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
Hooded Warbler Wilsonia citrina
Wilson's Warbler Wilsonia pusilla
Canada Warbler Wilsonia canadensis
Yellow-breasted Chat Icteria virens
Family Thraupidae
Summer Tanager Piranga rubra
Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea
Family Cardinalidae
Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus
Blue Grosbeak Guiraca caerulea
Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
Dickcissel Spiza americana
Family Emberizidae
Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
American Tree Sparrow Spizella arborea
Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla
Vesper Sparrow Pooecetes gramineus
Lark Sparrow Chondestes grammacus
Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
Grasshopper Sparrow Ammodramus savannarum
Henslow's Sparrow Ammodramus henslowii
Le Conte's Sparrow Ammodramus leconteii
Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca
Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus
Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis
Family Icteridae
Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus
Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta
Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus
Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius
Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula
Family Fringillidae
Purple Finch Carpodacus purpureus
House Finch Carpodacus mexicanus
Pine Sisken Carduelis pinus
American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis
Evening Grosbeak Coccothraustes vespertinus
Family Passeridae
House Sparrow Passer domesticus
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