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The Checklist of the Birds of Long Island Sound

Legend: * Rare in CT and NY. ARCC (Avian Records Committee of CT) requests details.  S: Sight record only I: Introduced  E: Extirpated  X: Extinct  NY seen in NY, but not CT.

Updated: December 2010

Swans, Geese, and Ducks
Fulvous Whistling-Duck*
Greater White-fronted Goose
Snow Goose
Ross’s Goose*
Brant
Canada Goose
Barnacle Goose*
Cackling Goose
Mute Swan (I)
Tundra Swan
Wood Duck
Gadwall
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon
American Black Duck
Mallard
Blue-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal*
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Canvasback
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck
Tufted Duck*
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
King Eider*
Common Eider
Harlequin Duck *
Labrador Duck (X)
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Barrow’s Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser

Ruddy Duck

Grouse,Turkeys, and Quails
Gray Partridge (EX)(I)
Ring-necked Pheasant(I)
Ruffed Grouse
Greater Prairie-Chicken (EX)(S)

Wild Turkey
Northern Bobwhite

Loons
Red-throated Loon
Pacific Loon*
Common Loon
Yellow-billed Loon* NY

Grebes
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Eared Grebe *
Western Grebe *

Shearwaters and Petrels
Northern Fulmar *
Black-capped Petrel *
Cory’s Shearwater *
Greater Shearwater *
Sooty Shearwater *
Manx Shearwater *(S)

Audubon’s Shearwater*(S)

Storm-Petrels
Wilson’s Storm-Petrel*
White-faced Storm-Petrel*

Leach’s Storm-Petrel*

Gannets
Northern Gannet

Pelicans
American White Pelican*

Brown Pelican*

Cormorants and Darters
Double-crested Cormorant

Great Cormorant
Anhinga *(S)

Frigatebirds
Magnificent Frigatebird*

Bitterns and Herons
American Bittern
Least Bittern
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Western Reef-Heron* (NY only)

Ibises
White Ibis*
Glossy Ibis
White-faced Ibis*

American Vultures
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture

Kites, Eagles, and Hawks
Osprey
Swallow-tailed Kite*
White-tailed Kite*
Mississippi Kite(S)
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
Northern Goshawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Swainson’s Hawk*
Red-tailed Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Golden Eagle

Falcons
American Kestrel
Merlin
Gyrfalcon *
Peregrine Falcon

Rails, Gallinules, and Coots
Yellow Rail*
Black Rail*
Corn Crake*
Clapper Rail
King Rail
Virginia Rail
Sora
Purple Gallinule*
Common Moorhen
American Coot

Cranes
Sandhill Crane

Plovers
Black-bellied Plover
American Golden-Plover
Wilson’s Plover*
Semipalmated Plover
Snowy Plover*
Piping Plover
Killdeer

Oystercatchers
American Oystercatcher

Stilts and Avocets
Black-necked Stilt*
American Avocet*

Sandpipers and Phalaropes
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Spotted Redshank*
Wood Sandpiper* NY
Solitary Sandpiper
Willet
Spotted Sandpiper
Upland Sandpiper
Eskimo Curlew*
Whimbrel
Long-billed Curlew*
Bar-tailed Godwit*
Black-tailed Godwit*
Hudsonian Godwit
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Red Knot
Sanderling
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Red-necked Stint*
Little Stint* (S)
Least Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Baird’s Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper*
Purple Sandpiper
Dunlin
Curlew Sandpiper*
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*

Gulls,Terns, and Skimmers
Black-legged Kittiwake*
Bonaparte’s Gull
Black-headed Gull
Little Gull
Ross’s Gull*
Laughing Gull
Franklin’s Gull*
Mew Gull*
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed
Gull

Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull

Ivory Gull* NY
Sooty Tern*
Bridled Tern*
Least Tern
Gull-billed Tern*
Caspian Tern
Black Tern
Roseate Tern
Common Tern
Arctic Tern*
Forster’s Tern
Royal Tern
Sandwich Tern*
Black Skimmer

Jaegers Pomarine Jaeger *(S)
Parasitic Jaeger *
Long-tailed Jaeger*

Auks, Murres, and Puffins
Dovekie *
Thick-billed Murre*
Common Murre* NY
Razorbill *(S)
Black Guillemot*
Atlantic Puffin*

Pigeons and Doves
Rock Pigeon (I)
Band-tailed Pigeon*(S)
Eurasian Collared-Dove*
White-winged Dove *(S)
Mourning Dove
Common Ground-Dove*
Passenger Pigeon (X)

Parrots
Monk Parakeet (I)

Cuckoos
Black-billed Cuckoo
Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Barn Owl
Barn Owl

Typical Owls
Eastern Screech-Owl
Great Horned Owl
Snowy Owl
Northern Hawk Owl *
Burrowing Owl *
Barred Owl
Great Gray Owl*
Long-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl
Boreal Owl *
Northern Saw-whet Owl

Goatsuckers
Common Nighthawk
Chuck-will’s-widow *
Whip-poor-will

Swifts
Chimney Swift

Hummingbirds
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird*
Calliope 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
Acadian Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
“Western” Flycatcher*
Eastern Phoebe
Ash-throated Flycatcher*
Great Crested Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird *
Western Kingbird *
Eastern Kingbird
Gray Kingbird *

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher *

Shrikes
Loggerhead Shrike*
Northern Shrike

Vireos
White-eyed Vireo
Bell’s Vireo*
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo

Jays and Crows
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Common Raven

Larks
Horned Lark

Swallows
Purple Martin
Brown-chested Martin*(S)

Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Cave Swallow*
Barn Swallow

Chickadees and Titmice
Black-capped Chickadee

Boreal Chickadee*
Tufted Titmouse

Nuthatches
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch

Creepers
Brown Creeper

Wrens
Carolina Wren
Bewick’s Wren* NY
House Wren
Winter Wren
Sedge Wren
Marsh Wren

Kinglets and Thrushes
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Northern Wheatear *
Eastern Bluebird
Mountain Bluebird *
Townsend’s Solitaire* NY

Veery
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Bicknell’s Thrush
Swainson’s Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin Fieldfare* NY
Varied Thrush*

Thrashers
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher

Starlings
European Starling (I)

Pipits
American Pipit

Waxwings
Bohemian Waxwing*
Cedar Waxwing

Wood-Warblers
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

Hermit Warbler* (S)
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler

Pine Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Palm Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Cerulean Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler

American Redstart
Prothonotary Warbler
Worm-eating 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

Tanagers
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager
Western Tanager*

Towhees, Sparrows, and Longspurs
Green-tailed Towhee*
Eastern Towhee
Spotted Towhee*
Bachman’s Sparrow* NY

American Tree Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Clay-colored Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Lark Bunting*
Savannah Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
Henslow’s Sparrow*
Le Conte’s Sparrow*
Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrow

Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow

Seaside Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln’s Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Harris’s Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Lapland Longspur
Smith’s Longspur*
Chestnut-collared Longspur*
Snow Bunting

Cardinals, Grosbeaks, and Buntings
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Black-headed Grosbeak*

Blue Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Lazuli Bunting*
Painted Bunting*
Dickcissel

Blackbirds and Orioles
Bobolink
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Western Meadowlark*
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird
Common Grackle
Boat-tailed Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Bullock’s Oriole*
Baltimore Oriole

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

Old World Sparrows
House Sparrow (I)

12/8/10

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