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Number of species: 372             Images of 372 species

USA

Number of globally threatened species: 8
Number of introduced species: 8
Date last reviewed: 2007-11-17
See also: http://www.biology.eku.edu/kos/birdlist.htm
 
GAVIIFORMES: Gaviidae
Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata
Pacific Loon Gavia pacifica
Common Loon Gavia immer
Yellow-billed Loon Gavia adamsii Rare/Accidental
 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae
Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus
Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae
Black-capped Petrel Pterodroma hasitata
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae
Band-rumped Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma castro
 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae
American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis Rare/Accidental
 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae
Northern Gannet Morus bassanus
 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae
Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
 
PELECANIFORMES: Anhingidae
Anhinga Anhinga anhinga
 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae
Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
Great Egret Ardea alba
Reddish Egret Egretta rufescens
Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor Rare/Accidental
Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea
Snowy Egret Egretta thula
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Green Heron Butorides virescens
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea
Least Bittern Ixobrychus exilis
American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus
 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae
Wood Stork Mycteria americana
 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae
White Ibis Eudocimus albus
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus Rare/Accidental
White-faced Ibis Plegadis chihi Rare/Accidental
Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja
 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae
Mute Swan Cygnus olor Introduced species
Trumpeter Swan Cygnus buccinator Extirpated
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons
Snow Goose Chen caerulescens
Ross's Goose Chen rossii
Brant Branta bernicla
Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii
Canada Goose Branta canadensis
Wood Duck Aix sponsa
Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope
American Wigeon Anas americana
Gadwall Anas strepera
Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
American Black Duck Anas rubripes
Northern Pintail Anas acuta
Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
Cinnamon Teal Anas cyanoptera
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
Canvasback Aythya valisineria
Redhead Aythya americana
Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula Rare/Accidental
Greater Scaup Aythya marila
Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis
King Eider Somateria spectabilis
Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis
Black Scoter Melanitta nigra
Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata
White-winged Scoter Melanitta fusca
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula
Bufflehead Bucephala albeola
Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator
Common Merganser Mergus merganser
Masked Duck Nomonyx dominica Rare/Accidental
Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis
 
FALCONIFORMES: Cathartidae
Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
 
FALCONIFORMES: Pandionidae
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
 
FALCONIFORMES: Accipitridae
Swallow-tailed Kite Elanoides forficatus
White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus Rare/Accidental
Mississippi Kite Ictinia mississippiensis
Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis
Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni
Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
Rough-legged Hawk Buteo lagopus
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae
American Kestrel Falco sparverius
Merlin Falco columbarius
Prairie Falcon Falco mexicanus
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
 
GALLIFORMES: Meleagrididae
Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo
 
GALLIFORMES: Tetraonidae
Ruffed Grouse Bonasa umbellus
Greater Prairie-chicken Tympanuchus cupido Vulnerable
 
GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae
Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus Near-threatened
 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae
Ring-necked Pheasant Phasianus colchicus Introduced species
 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae
Sandhill Crane Grus canadensis
Whooping Crane Grus americana Extirpated Endangered
 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae
Yellow Rail Coturnicops noveboracensis
Black Rail Laterallus jamaicensis
King Rail Rallus elegans
Virginia Rail Rallus limicola
Sora Porzana carolina
Purple Gallinule Porphyrio martinica
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
American Coot Fulica americana
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae
Black Necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus
American Avocet Recurvirostra americana
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae
American Golden-Plover Pluvialis dominica
Black-bellied plover Pluvialis squatarola
Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus
Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
Piping Plover Charadrius melodus Near-threatened
Mountain Plover Charadrius montanus Vulnerable
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae
American Woodcock Scolopax minor
Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus
Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus
Hudsonian Godwit Limosa haemastica
Marbled Godwit Limosa fedoa
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius
Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria
Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
Willet Tringa semipalmatus
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Red Knot Calidris canutus
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
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea Rare/Accidental
Dunlin Calidris alpina
Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima
Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus
Buff-breasted Sandpipe Tryngites subruficollis Near-threatened
Ruff Philomachus pugnax
Wilson's Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus
Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae
Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
California Gull Larus californicus
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus
Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus
Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides
Thayer's Gull Larus thayeri
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
American Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus
Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia
Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla
Franklin's Gull Leucophaeus pipixcan
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus Rare/Accidental
Sabine's Gull Xema sabini
Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Sternidae
Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus Rare/Accidental
Least Tern Sternula antillarum
Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
Black Tern Chlidonias niger
Common Tern Sterna hirundo
Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae
Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Alcidae
Long-billed Murrelet Brachyramphus perdix Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae
Rock Pigeon Columba livia Introduced species
Band-tailed Pigeon Patagioenas fasciata
Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto Introduced species
Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
Common Ground-Dove Columbina passerina Rare/Accidental
Inca Dove Columbina inca Rare/Accidental
 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae
Black-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus erythropthalmus
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus
Groove-billed Ani Crotophaga sulcirostris
 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae
Barn Owl Tyto alba
 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae
Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
Great Horned Ow Bubo virginianus
Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus
Barred Owl Strix varia
Northern Saw-whet Owl Aegolius acadicus
Northern Long-eared Owl Asio otus
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus
 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae
Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor
Chuck-will's-widow Caprimulgus carolinensis
Whip-poor-will Caprimulgus vociferus
 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae
Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
 
APODIFORMES: Trochilidae
Green Violet-ear Colibri thalassinus Rare/Accidental
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris
Black-chinned Hummingbird Archilochus alexandri Rare/Accidental
Rufous Hummingbird Selasphorus rufus
 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae
Belted Kingfisher Ceryle alcyon
 
PICIFORMES: Picidae
Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus Near-threatened
Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
Red-cockaded Woodpecker Picoides borealis Extirpated Vulnerable
Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
Ivory-billed Woodpecker Campephilus principalis Critically endangered (possibly extinct)
 
Passeriformes.: Tyrannidae
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Empidonax flaviventris
Acadian Flycatcher Empidonax virescens
Willow Flycatcher Empidonax traillii
Alder Flycatcher Empidonax alnorum
Least Flycatcher Empidonax minimus
Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi Near-threatened
Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens
Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
Say's Phoebe Sayornis saya
Vermilion Flycatcher Pyrocephalus rubinus
Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis
Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus
Ash-throated Flycatcher Myiarchus cinerascens Rare/Accidental
Great Crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus
 
Passeriformes.: Alaudidae
Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris
 
Passeriformes.: Hirundinidae
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia
Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
Purple Martin Progne subis
Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
 
Passeriformes.: Motacillidae
American Pipit Anthus rubescens
 
Passeriformes.: Regulidae
Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
 
Passeriformes.: Bombycillidae
Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
 
Passeriformes.: Troglodytidae
Rock Wren Salpinctes obsoletus
Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii
Winter Wren Troglodytes troglodytes
House Wren Troglodytes aedon
Sedge Wren Cistothorus platensis
Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
 
Passeriformes.: Mimidae
Grey Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
 
Passeriformes.: Turdidae
Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
Mountain Bluebird Sialia currucoides
Veery Catharus fuscescens
Grey-cheeked Thrush Catharus minimus
Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina
American Robin Turdus migratorius
Varied Thrush Ixoreus naevius
 
Passeriformes.: Polioptilidae
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
 
Passeriformes.: Paridae
Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus Rare/Accidental
Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
 
Passeriformes.: Sittidae
Brown-headed Nuthatch Sitta pusilla Rare/Accidental
Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
 
Passeriformes.: Certhiidae
Brown Creeper Certhia americana
 
Passeriformes.: Laniidae
Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus
Northern Shrike Lanius excubitor
 
Passeriformes.: Corvidae
Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
Fish Crow Corvus ossifragus
Common Raven Corvus corax
 
Passeriformes.: Sturnidae
European Starling Sturnus vulgaris Introduced species
 
Passeriformes.: Passeridae
House Sparrow Passer domesticus Introduced species
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus Introduced species
 
Passeriformes.: Vireonidae
White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus
Bell's Vireo Vireo bellii Near-threatened
Yellow-throated Vireo Vireo flavifrons
Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus
Philadelphia Vireo Vireo philadelphicus
Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus
 
Passeriformes.: Fringillidae
Pine Grosbeak Pinicola enucleator
Purple Finch Carpodacus purpureus
House Finch Carpodacus mexicanus Introduced species
Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra
White-winged Crossbill Loxia leucoptera
Common Redpoll Carduelis flammea
Pine Siskin Carduelis pinus
Lesser Goldfinch Carduelis psaltria
American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis
Evening Grosbeak Coccothraustes vespertinus
 
Passeriformes.: Parulidae
Bachman's Warbler Vermivora bachmanii Critically endangered (possibly extinct)
Blue-winged Warbler Vermivora pinus
Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera Near-threatened
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 Grey Warbler Dendroica nigrescens
Black-throated Green Warbler Dendroica virens
Blackburnian Warbler Dendroica fusca
Yellow-throated Warbler Dendroica dominica
Pine Warbler Dendroica pinus
Kirtland's Warbler Dendroica kirtlandii Near-threatened
Prairie Warbler Dendroica discolor
Palm Warbler Dendroica palmarum
Bay-breasted Warbler Dendroica castanea
Blackpoll Warbler Dendroica striata
Cerulean Warbler Dendroica cerulea Vulnerable
Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia
American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
Prothonotary Warbler Protonotaria citrea
Worm-eating Warbler Helmitheros vermivorum
Swainson's Warbler Limnothlypis swainsonii
Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapilla
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
 
Passeriformes.: Thraupidae
Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea
Summer Tanager Piranga rubra
 
Passeriformes.: Emberizidae
Green-tailed Towhee Pipilo chlorurus
Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
Bachman's Sparrow Aimophila aestivalis Near-threatened
American Tree Sparrow Spizella arborea
Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
Clay-colored Sparrow Spizella pallida
Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla
Vesper Sparrow Pooecetes gramineus
Lark Sparrow Chondestes grammacus
Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow Ammodramus nelsoni
Le Conte's Sparrow Ammodramus leconteii
Henslow's Sparrow Ammodramus henslowii Near-threatened
Grasshopper Sparrow Ammodramus savannarum
Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca
Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
Harris's Sparrow Zonotrichia querula
Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus
Smith's Longspur Calcarius pictus Rare/Accidental
Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis
 
Passeriformes.: Cardinalidae
Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus
Black-headed Grosbeak Pheucticus melanocephalus
Blue Grosbeak Passerina caerulea
Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
Painted Bunting Passerina ciris Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Dickcissel Spiza americana
 
Passeriformes.: Icteridae
Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus
Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta
Yellow-headed Blackbird Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus
Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus
Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula
Bullock's Oriole Icterus bullockii Rare/Accidental
Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius

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