Bird on the tree

List of Bird Species

Osprey at rare. Photo by Norm Lightfoot

Witnessing Wildlife at rare

When visiting rare, please remember to remain on walking trails so as not to intrude upon wildlife habitat and to give others viewing opportunities.

Patience will be required to see much of the rare wildlife.

 

 

 

 

 

The following species of birds have been observed and documented at rare (last updated December 4, 2015):

Legend: (Species name)- Formerly introduced; Species name– Pending documentation

WATERFOWL

  • Snow Goose
  • Cackling Goose
  • Brant
  • Canada Goose
  • Mute Swan
  • Trumpeter Swan
  • Tundra Swan
  • Wood Duck
  • Gadwall
  • American Wigeon
  • American Black Duck
  • Mallard
  • Blue-winged Teal
  • Northern Shoveler
  • Northern Pintail
  • Green-winged Teal
  • Canvasback
  • Redhead
  • Ring-necked Duck
  • Greater Scaup
  • Lesser Scaup
  • Long-tailed Duck
  • Bufflehead
  • Common Goldeneye
  • Hooded Merganser
  • Common Merganser
  • Red-breasted Merganser
  • Ruddy Duck

 

GROUSE, QUAIL & ALLIES

  • (Ring-necked Pheasant)
  • Ruffed Grouse
  • Wild Turkey
  • (Northern Bobwhite)

LOONS & GREBES

  • Common Loon
  • Pied-billed Grebe
  • Horned Grebe
  • Red-neck Grebe

 

CORMORANTS

  • Double-crested Cormorant

 

HERONS, IBIS & ALLIES

  • American Bittern
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Great Egret
  • Little Blue Heron
  • Green Heron
  • Black-crowned Night-Heron

 

VULTURES, HAWKS, FALCONS & ALLIES

  • Turkey Vulture
  • Osprey
  • 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
  • American Kestrel
  • Merlin
  • Peregrine Falcon

 

RAILS, GALLINULES & ALLIES

  • Virginia Rail
  • Sora
  • American Coot

 

CRANES

  • Sandhill Crane

 

SHOREBIRDS

  • Semipalmated Plover
  • Killdeer
  • Spotted Sandpiper
  • Solitary Sandpiper
  • Greater Yellowlegs
  • Lesser Yellowlegs
  • White-rumped Sandpiper
  • Upland Sandpiper
  • Ruddy Turnstone
  • Semipalmated Sandpiper
  • Least Sandpiper
  • Baird’s Sandpiper
  • Pectoral Sandpiper
  • Dunlin
  • Wilson’s Snipe
  • American Woodcock

 

GULLS & TERNS

  • Bonaparte’s Gull
  • Ring-billed Gull
  • Herring Gull
  • Thayer’s Gull
  • Iceland Gull
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull
  • Glaucous Gull
  • Great Black-backed Gull
  • Caspian Tern
  • Black Tern
  • Common Tern

 

PIGEONS & DOVES

  • Rock Pigeon
  • Mourning Dove

 

CUCKOOS

  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo
  • Black-billed Cuckoo

 

OWLS

  • Eastern Screech-Owl
  • Great Horned Owl
  • Barred Owl
  • Short-eared Owl
  • Northern Saw-whet Owl

 

NIGHTJARS

  • Common Nighthawk
  • Eastern Whip-poor-will

 

SWIFTS

  • Chimney Swift

 

HUMMINGBIRDS

  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird

 

KINGFISHERS

  • Belted Kingfisher

 

WOODPECKERS

  • Red-headed Woodpecker
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Black-backed Woodpecker
  • Northern Flicker
  • Pileated Woodpecker

 

TYRANT FLYCATCHERS

  • Olive-sided Flycatcher
  • Eastern Wood-Pewee
  • Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
  • Alder Flycatcher
  • Willow Flycatcher
  • Least Flycatcher
  • Eastern Phoebe
  • Great Crested Flycatcher
  • Eastern Kingbird

 

SHRIKES

  • Northern Shrike

 

VIREOS

  • White-eyed Vireo
  • Yellow-throated Vireo
  • Blue-headed Vireo
  • Warbling Vireo
  • Philadelphia Vireo
  • Red-eyed Vireo

 

JAYS, CROWS & RAVENS

  • Blue Jay
  • American Crow
  • Common Raven

 

LARKS

  • Horned Lark

 

MARTINS & SWALLOWS

  • Northern Rough-winged Swallow
  • Tree Swallow
  • Bank Swallow
  • Barn Swallow
  • Cliff Swallow

 

CHICKADEES & TITMICE

  • Black-capped Chickadee

 

NUTHATCHES

  • Red-breasted Nuthatch
  • White-breasted Nuthatch

 

TREECREEPERS

  • Brown Creeper

 

WRENS

  • Carolina Wren
  • House Wren
  • Winter Wren
  • Marsh Wren

 

GNATCATCHERS

  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

 

KINGLETS

  • Golden-crowned Kinglet
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet

 

THRUSHES

  • Eastern Bluebird
  • Veery
  • Gray-cheeked Thrush
  • Swainson’s Thrush
  • Hermit Thrush
  • Wood Thrush
  • American Robin

 

CATBIRDS, MOCKINGBIRDS & THRASHERS

  • Gray Catbird
  • Northern Mockingbird
  • Brown Thrasher

 

STARLINGS

  • European Starling

 

PIPITS

  • American Pipit

 

WAXWINGS

  • Cedar Waxwing

 

LONGSPURS & SNOWBUNTINGS

  • Lapland Longspur
  • Snow Bunting

 

WOOD WARBLERS

  • Ovenbird
  • Northern Waterthrush
  • Blue-winged Warbler
  • Golden-winged Warbler
  • Black-and-white Warbler
  • Tennessee Warbler
  • Orange-crowned Warbler
  • Nashville Warbler
  • Connecticut Warbler
  • Mourning Warbler
  • Common Yellowthroat
  • Hooded Warbler
  • American Redstart
  • Cape May Warbler
  • Northern Parula
  • Magnolia Warbler
  • Bay-breasted Warbler
  • Blackburnian Warbler
  • Yellow Warbler
  • Chestnut-sided Warbler
  • Blackpoll Warbler
  • Black-throated Blue Warbler
  • Palm Warbler
  • Pine Warbler
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler
  • Prairie Warbler
  • Black-throated Green Warbler
  • Canada Warbler
  • Wilson’s Warbler

 

SPARROWS & OTHER EMBERIZIDS

  • Spotted Towhee
  • Eastern Towhee
  • American Tree Sparrow
  • Chipping Sparrow
  • Clay-coloured Sparrow
  • Field Sparrow
  • Vesper Sparrow
  • Savannah Sparrow
  • Grasshopper Sparrow
  • LeConte’s Sparrow
  • Nelson’s Sparrow
  • Fox Sparrow
  • Song Sparrow
  • Lincoln’s Sparrow
  • Swamp Sparrow
  • White-throated Sparrow
  • White-crowned Sparrow
  • Dark-eyed Junco

 

CARDINALS, GROSBEAKS & ALLIES

  • Scarlet Tanager
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  • Indigo Bunting

 

BLACKBIRDS

  • Bobolink
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Eastern Meadowlark
  • Yellow-headed Blackbird
  • Rusty Blackbird
  • Brewer’s Blackbird
  • Common Grackle
  • Brown-headed Cowbird
  • Orchard Oriole
  • Baltimore Oriole

 

FINCHES & ALLIES

  • Purple Finch
  • House Finch
  • Red Crossbill
  • White-winged Crossbill
  • Common Redpoll
  • Pine Siskin
  • American Goldfinch
  • Evening Grosbeak

 

OLD WORLD SPARROWS

  • House Sparrow

 

 

Photo by J. Dillon & J. Moser

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