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Biology 5446/5446G
Instructor: C. Ray Chandler

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This species list includes the order, family, and common names for all species we might see in southeast Georgia (both rare and common). Species listed in blue are those that we have seen on our field trips (Spring 2003); you are responsible for the field identification of these species (as well as knowing their order and family). Although the two labs may not be seeing identical species each week, by the end of the course people in both labs will have seen largely the same species.


Gaviiformes
Gaviidae
Red-throated Loon
Common Loon
Podicipediformes
Podicipedidae
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Eared Grebe
Procellariiformes
Procellariidae
Black-capped Petrel
Cory's Shearwater
Greater Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater
Manx Shearwater
Audubon's Shearwater
Hydrobatidae
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Leach's Storm-Petrel
Band-rumped Storm-Petrel
Pelecaniformes
Phaethontidae
White-tailed Tropicbird
Red-billed Tropicbird
Sulidae
Northern Gannet
Pelecanidae
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
Phalacrocoracidae
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Cormorant
Anhingidae
Anhinga
Fregatidae
Magnificent Frigatebird
Ciconiiformes
Ardeidae
American Bittern
Least Bittern
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron

Reddish Egret
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Threskiornithidae
White Ibis
Glossy Ibis

Roseate Spoonbill
Ciconiidae
Wood Stork
Cathartidae
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Anseriformes
Anatidae
Fulvous Whistling-Duck
Greater White-fronted Goose
Snow Goose

Ross's Goose
Canada Goose
Brant
Tundra Swan
Wood Duck
Gadwall
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon
American Black Duck
Mallard
Mottled Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal

Canvasback
Readhead
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
King Eider
Common Eider
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Masked Duck
Ruddy Duck
Falconiformes
Accipitridae
Osprey
Swallow-tailed Kite
Mississippi Kite
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk

Cooper's Hawk
Northern Goshawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Golden Eagle
Falconidae
American Kestrel
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
Galliformes
Cracidae
Plain Chachalaca
Phasianidae
Ruffed Grouse
Wild Turkey
Odontophoridae
Northern Bobwhite
Gruiformes
Rallidae
Yellow Rail
Black Rail
Clapper Rail
King Rail
Virginia Rail
Sora
Purple Gallinule
Common Moorhen
American Coot
Aramidae
Limpkin
Gruidae
Sandhill Crane
Charadriiformes
Charadriidae
Black-bellied Plover
American Golden-Plover
Snowy Plover
Wilson's Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Piping Plover
Killdeer
Haematopodidae
American Oystercatcher
Recurvirostridae
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
Scolopacidae
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs

Solitary Sandpiper
Willet
Spotted Sandpiper
Upland Sandpiper
Whimbrel
Long-billed Curlew
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Red Knot
Sanderling
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Baird's sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Purple Sandpiper
Dunlin
Stilt Sandpiper
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Ruff
Short-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher
Wilson's Snipe
American Woodcock
Wilson's Phalarope
Red-necked Phalarope
Red Phalarope
Laridae
South Polar Skua
Pomarine Jaeger
Parasitic Jaeger
Laughing Gull
Franklin's Gull
Little Gull
Bonaparte's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull

Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Black-legged Kittiwake
Sabine's Gull
Gull-billed Tern
Caspian Tern
Royal Tern
Sandwich Tern
Common Tern
Arctic Tern
Forster's Tern
Least Tern

Bridled Tern
Sooty Tern
Black Tern
Brown Noddy
Black Skimmer
Alcidae
Dovekie
Razorbill
Columbiformes
Columbidae
Rock Dove
Eurasian Collared-Dove

White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
Common Ground-Dove
Cuculiformes
Cuculidae
Black-billed Cuckoo
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Smooth-billed Ani
Strigiformes
Tytonidae
Barn Owl
Strigidae
Eastern Screech-Owl
Great Horned Owl
Snowy Owl
Barred Owl
Long-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Caprimulgiformes
Caprimulgidae
Common Nighthawk
Chuck-will's widow
Whip-poor-will
Apodiformes
Apodidae
Chimney Swift
Trochilidae
Magnificent Hummingbird
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Anna's Hummingbird
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Allen's Hummingbird
Coraciiformes
Alcedinidae
Belted Kingfisher
Piciformes
Picidae
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker
Red-cockaded Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Passeriformes
Tyrannidae
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Acadian Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Say's Phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Western Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird
Gray Kingbird
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Laniidae
Loggerhead Shrike
Vireonidae
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo

Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Corvidae
Blue Jay
Florida Scrub-Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow

Common Raven
Alaudidae
Horned Lark
Hirundinidae
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Paridae
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Sittidae
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Certhiidae
Brown Creeper
Troglodytidae
Carolina Wren
Bewick's Wren
House Wren
Winter Wren
Sedge Wren
Marsh Wren
Regulidae
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Sylviidae
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Turdidae
Eastern Bluebird
Veery
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Bicknell's Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Varied Thrush
Mimidae
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
Sturnidae
European Starling
Motacillidae
American Pipit
Sprague's Pipit
Bombycillidae
Cedar Waxwing
Parulidae
Bachman's Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler
Golden-winged Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Townsend's Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Pine Warbler

Kirtland's Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Palm Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Cerulean Warbler
Black-and-White Warbler
American Redstart
Painted Redstart
Prothonotary Warbler
Worm-eating Warbler
Swainson's Warbler
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Louisiana Waterthrush
Kentucky Warbler
Connecticut Warbler
Mourning Warbler
MacGillivray's Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler

Wilson's Warbler
Canada Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
Thraupidae
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager
Western Tanager
Emberizidae
Green-tailed Towhee
Eastern Towhee
Bachman's Sparrow
American Tree Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Clay-colored Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow

Lark Sparrow
Lark Bunting
Savannah Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
Henslow's Sparrow
LeConte's Sparrow
Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow
Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow
Seaside Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow
Harris' Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting
Cardinalidae
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Black-headed Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting

Painted Bunting
Dickcissel
Icteridae
Bobolink
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark

Western Meadowlark
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird
Common Grackle
Boat-tailed Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole

Bullock's Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
Fringillidae
Purple Finch
House Finch
Red Crossbill
Common Redpoll
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
Evening Grosbeak
Passeridae
House Sparrow
 


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