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The following checklist is compiled from the Hornsby Bend Bird Sightings Database, and contains all species known to have occured through July 2000. Seasonal abundance is given for each species as follows:

A Abundant Hundreds usually present
C Common 10-100 usually present
F Fairly Common 1-10 usually present
U Uncommon 1-10 records each season
R Rare 1 or fewer records each season
V Very Rare Less than 2 records each decade

Species J F M A M J J A S O N D
Pacific Loon         V              
Common Loon       V V         V V V
Least Grebe R   R R U R R U U U R R
Pied-billed Grebe U U F F R R R R F F F U
Horned Grebe R R R R       R R R R R
Eared Grebe C C C C C R   R R C C C
Western Grebe                     V  
American White Pelican U U U U U     U U U U U
Neotropic Cormorant   V R R R F F F F V    
Double-crested Cormorant F F F F U V   R U F F F
Anhinga       R R         V   V
Magnificent Frigatebird           V     V      
American Bittern           V V V V V V  
Least Bittern         V V V V        
Great Blue Heron F F F F F F F F F F F F
Great Egret F F F F F F F F F F F F
Snowy Egret     F F F F F C C F   V
Little Blue Heron       F F F F F F U    
Tricolored Heron     V       U U U      
Reddish Egret               V V      
Cattle Egret R R R C C C C C C R R R
Green Heron       F F F F F F U    
Black-crowned Night-Heron   V       V R R R R V V
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron       U U U U U U      
White Ibis             F F F U    
Glossy Ibis         V     V V V    
White-faced Ibis     R R C C C C C C V V
Roseate Spoonbill         R R R R R R R  
Wood Stork             V   V      
Black Vulture F F F F F F F F F F F F
Turkey Vulture F C C F F F F F F C C F
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck R R R F F F F F F F F R
Fulvous Whistling-Duck       R R R R R V V    
Greater White-fronted Goose R R R V V V       R R V
Snow Goose R R R   V         R R R
Ross's Goose V V V               V  
Canada Goose R R R V           R R R
Mute Swan R R R R R R R R R R R R
Tundra Swan                   V    
Wood Duck U U U F F F F F F F F U
Gadwall F F F U U V V V F F F F
Eurasian Wigeon   V                 V V
American Wigeon F C C U U V   U U F F F
Mallard U U U U U U   U U U U U
Mottled Duck       R R R R R R      
Blue-winged Teal R C A A A C R F C A F R
Cinnamon Teal U U U U U       R R R R
Northern Shoveler A A A A C R R F C A A A
Northern Pintail C C F F F V V U U F C C
Green-winged Teal C C C F F V V U F C A A
Canvasback U   U U U R       U U U
Redhead U U F F F U R U F C C U
Ring-necked Duck U F F U U V V R R F C F
Greater Scaup R R R R R           R R
Lesser Scaup C C C F U R R U F F C C
Surf Scoter                   R R  
White-winged Scoter                     V  
Oldsquaw V                   V V
Bufflehead F F F F F V V V V F F F
Common Goldeneye V V V V V           R R
Barrow's Goldeneye                     V  
Hooded Merganser               V     R R
Common Merganser                       V
Red-breasted Merganser          V     V   V R R
Ruddy Duck A A A C C F F F F C A A
Osprey F F F F U R V R F F F F
White-tailed Kite   V V V         V      
Mississippi Kite       U U     U U R R  
Bald Eagle R                 R R R
Northern Harrier F F F F       V U F F F
Sharp-shinned Hawk U U U U U     V U U U U
Cooper's Hawk       V         U U U U
Northern Goshawk         V   V          
Harris's Hawk   V                 V V
Red-shouldered Hawk F F F F F F F F F F F F
Broad-winged Hawk     U U R     V R U    
Swainson's Hawk     U C U R   R C C R  
White-tailed Hawk                     V V
Zone-tailed Hawk V                      
Red-tailed Hawk F F F F F F F F F F F F
Ferruginous Hawk V   V V             V V
Rough-legged Hawk                       V
Golden Eagle                       V
Crested Caracara U U U U U U U U U U U U
American Kestrel F F U U     V R F F F F
Merlin U U U U     V   U U U U
Peregrine Falcon U U U U U   V U U U U U
Prairie Falcon                   V V V
Northern Bobwhite R R R R R R R R R R R R
King Rail               V     V  
Virginia Rail   V V V         V V    
Sora R R U U R     R R U R R
Purple Gallinule         V              
Common Moorhen   R R R R R R R R      
American Coot A A A A C F F F C A A A
Sandhill Crane     U             U U  
Whooping Crane                     V  
Black-bellied Plover     R R R V V U U U U  
American Golden-Plover     F C F   V V R R V  
Snowy Plover     V V V R U U R   V  
Wilson's Plover                 V   V  
Semipalmated Plover       U U   R U U R   V
Piping Plover       V   R R R        
Killdeer C C C C C C C C C C C C
Mountain Plover     V V       V V     V
Black-necked Stilt     R F F F F F F      
American Avocet     R R R U U F U F F  
Northern Jacana                     V  
Greater Yellowlegs F F F F F F U F F F F F
Lesser Yellowlegs R U F C C U F C C C F F
Solitary Sandpiper F F F F F V C C F F F F
Willet       U U   U R R      
Spotted Sandpiper F F F C C V C C C C F F
Upland Sandpiper     U F U   U C U      
Whimbrel         V     V   V    
Long-billed Curlew     U U R   U U U U R R
Hudsonian Godwit     R R U         V    
Marbled Godwit     V V V V V V V V    
Ruddy Turnstone       R U   R U U R    
Red Knot             R R R   V  
Sanderling     R R U R R U U R R  
Semipalmated Sandpiper     U C C   C C F U    
Western Sandpiper   R U F F R C C C F R R
Least Sandpiper A A A A C F A A A A A A
White-rumped Sandpiper       F A F V V V V    
Baird's Sandpiper     F C C   F C C F R  
Pectoral Sandpiper   R F C C U C C C F U  
Purple Sandpiper     V                  
Dunlin   R R U U   R R R U U R
Curlew Sandpiper                 V      
Stilt Sandpiper     U F C   F C C F U  
Buff-breasted Sandpiper     R U F R U F F R    
Ruff             V V        
Short-billed Dowitcher   R U U R   R U U U R R
Long-billed Dowitcher   U F C C   F F F F F U
Common Snipe C C C F       R C C C C
American Woodcock R               V   R R
Wilson's Phalarope     U A A   F C C F U U
Red-necked Phalarope         R     R U R R  
Red Phalarope               V V V V  
Pomarine Jaeger                       V
Long-tailed Jaeger             V          
Laughing Gull     R R R R R R R R R  
Franklin's Gull R U F C C R     R U U R
Little Gull                 V      
Bonaparte's Gull U R R R             U U
Mew Gull     V                  
Ring-billed Gull A A A R         R C A A
California Gull                     V V
Herring Gull R R R         V   V R R
Glaucous Gull                       V
Sabine's Gull                 V V    
Gull-billed Tern               V V V    
Caspian Tern         V     R R R    
Royal Tern V             V V      
Common Tern     V V V     V V V    
Forster's Tern U U U U U U U U U U U U
Least Tern         R R R R R      
Black Tern   R U U C U U C U U    
Black Skimmer       V     V V V      
Rock Dove A A A A A A A A A A A A
Eurasian Collared-Dove R R R R R R R R R R R R
White-winged Dove F F F F F F A A F F F F
Mourning Dove C C C C C C C C C C C C
Inca Dove F F F F F F F F F F F F
Common Ground-Dove       V V V            
Monk Parakeet R R R R R U R R R R R R
Black-billed Cuckoo         V       V      
Yellow-billed Cuckoo         F F F F F U    
Greater Roadrunner U U U U U U U U U U U U
Groove-billed Ani         V   V V V      
Barn Owl R R R R R R R R R R R R
Eastern Screech-Owl U U U U U U U U U U U U
Great Horned Owl F F F F F F F F F F F F
Burrowing Owl R R R             R R R
Barred Owl F F F F F F F F F F F F
Short-eared Owl       V             V  
Common Nighthawk       F F F F F F      
Chuck-will's-widow       R R R R R        
Whip-poor-will       V           V    
Chimney Swift     F F F F F F F F    
Ruby-throated Hummingbird       U U U U U U      
Black-chinned Hummingbird         U U U U U U    
Rufous Hummingbird                       V
Broad-tailed Hummingbird                       V
Ringed Kingfisher             V       V  
Belted Kingfisher F F F F U U F F F F F F
Green Kingfisher               V     V  
Red-headed Woodpecker V V V             V V V
Golden-fronted Woodpecker V         V   V V      
Red-bellied Woodpecker F F F F F F F F F F F F
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker U U U             U U U
Ladder-backed Woodpecker R R R R R R R R R R R R
Downy Woodpecker F F F F F F F F F F F F
Hairy Woodpecker V                      
Northern Flicker F F F             F F F
Pileated Woodpecker                       V
Olive-sided Flycatcher         U     U U      
Eastern Wood-Pewee         U U   U U      
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher         U     U        
Acadian Flycatcher               R R      
Alder Flycatcher         U     U U      
Willow Flycatcher         F     F F      
Least Flycatcher         F     F F      
Eastern Phoebe F F F U U   V     F F F
Say's Phoebe     V V           V V V
Vermillion Flycatcher V           V V V V V V
Ash-throated Flycatcher         V V V          
Great Crested Flycatcher       F F U U U U      
Great Kiskadee       V                
Western Kingbird       F F F F F R      
Eastern Kingbird       F F U U F F      
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher     U C F F F C C C U  
Fork-tailed Flycatcher         V              
Loggerhead Shrike F F F F F F F F F F F F
White-eyed Vireo     F F F F F F F U U U
Bell's Vireo       R R     R R      
Blue-headed Vireo F F F U           U F F
Warbling Vireo       U U     U U      
Philadelphia Vireo       R R       R      
Red-eyed Vireo       U U U U          
Blue Jay F F F F F F F F F F F F
American Crow F F F F F F F F F F F F
Common Raven                   V    
Horned Lark R R R R               R
Purple Martin   U F F F F C A A      
Tree Swallow     R R       U C C R R
Violet-green Swallow               V V      
N. Rough-winged Swallow     F F F U U F F U U  
Bank Swallow     U U U U F F F U    
Cliff Swallow     C C A A A A C U    
Cave Swallow         U F F C A U    
Barn Swallow   C C C C C C C C C U R
Carolina Chickadee C C F F F F F F F C C C
Tufted Titmouse F F F F F F F F F F F F
Verdin                       V
Red-breasted Nuthatch V   V                 V
Brown Creeper U U U             U U U
Carolina Wren C C C C C C C C C C C C
Bewick's Wren U U U U U V       F F F
House Wren F U U U         F F F F
Winter Wren R R R             R R R
Sedge Wren U U U U U         U U U
Marsh Wren U U U U U         U U U
Golden-crowned Kinglet U U               U U U
Ruby-crowned Kinglet C C C U           C C C
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher U U F F       F F U U U
Eastern Bluebird F F U U U U U U U U F F
Mountain Bluebird                     V  
Veery       V V              
Gray-cheeked Thrush         V              
Swainson's Thrush         U              
Hermit Thrush F F F               F F
Wood Thrush       V V              
American Robin C C C U U U U U U U C C
Gray Catbird       U               V
Northern Mockingbird F F F F F F F F F F F F
Brown Thrasher U U U U           U U U
Curve-billed Thrasher                 V     V
European Starling C C C C A A A A C A A A
American Pipit C C C U U       U C C C
Sprague's Pipit V V R             R R V
Cedar Waxwing F F F C C           F F
Blue-winged Warbler       V V              
Golden-winged Warbler         V              
"Brewster's" Warbler           V            
Tennessee Warbler         U       U U    
Orange-crowned Warbler F F F F       U U F F F
Nashville Warbler       F F     F F F    
Northern Parula     R R R              
Yellow Warbler       F C     C C      
Chestnut-sided Warbler         U              
Magnolia Warbler         U              
Yellow-rumped Warbler C C C C R           C C
Black-throated Green Warbler     U U U     U U U    
Blackburnian Warbler         U              
Pine Warbler U R                 U U
Prairie Warbler               V        
Palm Warbler       V                
Bay-breasted Warbler         U       U U    
Blackpoll Warbler                   V    
Black-and-white Warbler       U U   U U U U U  
American Redstart         U       V      
Prothonotary Warbler           V V          
Worm-eating Warbler       V                
Ovenbird         R         V    
Northern Waterthrush         R              
Louisiana Waterthrush       V                
Kentucky Warbler       V         V      
Connecticut Warbler         V              
Mourning Warbler         F       F      
MacGillivray's Warbler               V        
Common Yellowthroat U U U F F R R   R U U U
Hooded Warbler       V                
Wilson's Warbler         F     F F      
Canada Warbler         U     U U      
Yellow-breasted Chat       U U     U U      
Summer Tanager       U       U U     V
Scarlet Tanager         V              
Western Tanager                 V      
Green-tailed Towhee       V                
Spotted Towhee F F                 F F
Eastern Towhee R R R R             R R
Canyon Towhee       V                
Cassin's Sparrow     R R R              
Chipping Sparrow U U U U           U U U
Clay-colored Sparrow       F F       U U    
Field Sparrow F F F F           F F F
Vesper Sparrow C F F F           F C C
Lark Sparrow R R R R R R R R R R R R
Lark Bunting V     V           V V  
Savannah Sparrow A C C C F       U C A A
Grasshopper Sparrow     U F F         U R R
Henslow's Sparrow                   V    
LeConte's Sparrow U U               U U U
Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow                     V  
Fox Sparrow R R                 R R
Song Sparrow C C F U             C C
Lincoln' Sparrow C C C C U       C C C C
Swamp Sparrow F F U U           F F F
White-throated Sparrow C C F F             C C
Harris's Sparrow C C F U             C C
White-crowned Sparrow C C F F U         C C C
Dark-eyed Junco R R                 R R
McCown's Longspur R R                   R
Lapland Longspur V                     V
Chestnut-collared Longspur V V V V               V
Northern Cardinal C C C C C C C C C C C C
Rose-breasted Grosbeak       U U              
Black-headed Grosbeak       V V              
Blue Grosbeak       U U U U U U      
Lazuli Bunting       V V              
Indigo Bunting       F C F F F F F    
Painted Bunting       F F F F F F      
Dickcissel       C C F F F F F    
Bobolink       V V     V V      
Red-winged Blackbird A A A A C C A A A A A A
Eastern Meadowlark F F F F R R R R R F F F
Western Meadowlark C C C             C C C
Yellow-headed Blackbird     U C C U U U U U    
Rusty Blackbird R R               R R R
Brewer's Blackbird U U U U             U U
Common Grackle C C C C U U U C A A A A
Great-tailed Grackle A A C C C C C A A A A A
Bronzed Cowbird         V   V       V  
Brown-headed Cowbird A A A A F F F F A A A A
Orchard Oriole       F F   F C F   V  
Baltimore Oriole       U U     U U      
Bullock's Oriole       R R     R R      
Scott's Oriole         V              
Purple Finch                       V
House Finch F F F F F F F F F F F F
Pine Siskin     V                 V
Lesser Goldfinch                       V
American Goldfinch U U U F       V     F F
House Sparrow F F F F F F F F F F F F


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