Birds of the COA

September 29, 2011 clifftop Natural History Survey

The known dates of rare bird visitors are annotated in italic script.

Black-bellied Whistling Duck (8 Jul 08)

Greater White-fronted Goose

Snow Goose

Ross’s Goose

Brant (3-6 May 68)

Cackling Goose

Canada Goose

Mute Swan

Trumpeter Swan

Wood Duck


American Wigeon

American Black Duck


Mottled Duck (15 Jul 09)

Blue-winged Teal

Northern Shoveler

Northern Pintail

Green-winged Teal



Ring-necked Duck

Lesser Scaup

White-winged Scoter


Common Goldeneye

Hooded Merganser

Common Merganser

Red-breasted Merganser

Ruddy Duck

Northern Bobwhite

Ring-necked Pheasant

Wild Turkey

Common Loon

Pied-billed Grebe

Horned Grebe

Eared Grebe

Wood Stork (8 Aug 63 & 23-25  Aug 11)

Double-crested Cormorant

American White Pelican

Brown Pelican (1-19 Jul 09)

Anhinga (21-23 Jul 93)

American Bittern

Least Bittern

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Snowy Egret

Little Blue Heron

Tricolored Heron (2 Jul 68 & 16 Aug 08)

Reddish Egret (25 Jun 72)

Cattle Egret

Green Heron

Black-crowned Night Heron

Yellow-crowned Night Heron

White Ibis

Glossy Ibis

White-faced Ibis

Roseate Spoonbill (1859)

Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture


Swallow-tailed Kite (22 Aug 10)

Mississippi Kite

Bald Eagle

Northern Harrier

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Cooper’s Hawk

Red-shouldered Hawk

Broad-winged Hawk

Swainson’s Hawk (26 Apr 78 & 29 Aug 10)

Red-tailed Hawk

Rough-legged Hawk

Golden Eagle

American Kestrel


Peregrine Falcon

Prairie Falcon (9 Apr 86)

Yellow Rail (10 May 99)

Black Rail (29 Aug 07, 5 Oct 08, 10 May 11)

King Rail

Virginia Rail


Purple Gallinule (8 Jun 63, 28 May 68, 28 Jun 11)

Common Gallinule

American Coot

Sandhill Crane

Whooping Crane (7-11 Dec 07)

Black-bellied Plover

American Golden-Plover

Piping Plover (29 Jul 2010)

Snowy Plover (29 Jun 07)

Semipalmated Plover


Black-necked Stilt

American Avocet

Spotted Sandpiper

Solitary Sandpiper

Greater Yellowlegs


Lesser Yellowlegs

Upland Sandpiper

Whimbrel (24 May 64, 24 May 69, 26 May 83)

Hudsonian Godwit

Marbled Godwit

Ruddy Turnstone


Semipalmated Sandpiper

Western Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper

White-rumped Sandpiper

Baird’s Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper


Stilt Sandpiper

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Ruff (4-6 April 00)

Short-billed Dowitcher

Long-billed Dowitcher

Wilson’s Snipe

American Woodcock

Wilson’s Phalarope

Red-necked Phalarope

Red Phalarope

Bonaparte’s Gull

Laughing Gull

Franklin’s Gull

Ring-billed Gull

Black-tailed Gull (22 Mar 08?)

Herring Gull

Least Tern

Caspian Tern

Black Tern

Common Tern

Forster’s Tern

Rock Pigeon

Eurasian Collared-Dove

African Collared Dove (29 Jun 10)

White-winged Dove (26 Jun 02)

Mourning Dove

Common Ground-Dove (23 May 70)

Barn Owl

Eastern Screech-Owl

Great Horned Owl

Burrowing Owl (22 May 10)

Barred Owl

Short-eared Owl

Common Nighthawk


Eastern Whip-poor-will

Chimney Swift

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Rufous Hummingbird (30 Oct-5 Nov 2006)

Belted Kingfisher

Red-headed Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker

Olive-sided Flycatcher

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Acadian Flycatcher

Alder Flycatcher

Willow Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

Eastern Phoebe

Tropical Kingbird (3 Jun 99)

Western Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Loggerhead Shrike

White-eyed Vireo

Bell’s Vireo

Yellow-throated Vireo

Blue-headed Vireo

Warbling Vireo

Philadelphia Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Blue Jay

American Crow

Fish Crow

Horned Lark

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Purple Martin

Tree Swallow

Bank Swallow

Barn Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Carolina Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

Red-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Carolina Wren

Bewick’s Wren (6 May 89, 24 Sept 11)

House Wren

Winter Wren

Sedge Wren

Marsh Wren

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Eastern Bluebird


Gray-cheeked Thrush

Swainson’s Thrush

Hermit Thrush

Wood Thrush

American Robin

Gray Catbird

Northern Mockingbird

Brown Thrasher

European Starling

American Pipit

Sprague’s Pipit (8 Apr 66)

Cedar Waxwing

Lapland Longspur

Smith’s Longspur

Snow Bunting


Worm-eating Warbler

Louisiana Waterthrush

Northern Waterthrush

Blue-winged Warbler

Golden-winged Warbler

Black-and-white Warbler

Prothonotary Warbler

Tennessee Warbler

Swainson’s Warbler (4 May 74)

Orange-crowned Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Mourning Warbler

Kentucky Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Hooded Warbler

American Redstart

Cape May Warbler

Cerulean 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

Yellow-throated Warbler

Prairie Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Canada Warbler

Wilson’s Warbler

Yellow-breasted Chat

Eastern Towhee

American Tree Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow

Field Sparrow

Vesper Sparrow

Lark Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Grasshopper Sparrow

Henslow’s Sparrow

Le Conte’s Sparrow

Nelson’s Sparrow

Fox Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Lincoln’s Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Harris’s Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Summer Tanager

Scarlet Tanager

Northern Cardinal

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Blue Grosbeak

Indigo Bunting



Red-winged Blackbird

Eastern Meadowlark

Rusty Blackbird

Brewer’s Blackbird

Common Grackle

Great-tailed Grackle (22 May 07)

Brown-headed Cowbird

Orchard Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

Purple Finch

House Finch

Pine Siskin

American Goldfinch

House Sparrow

Eurasian Tree Sparrow

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