Notes:

We have identified 160 species that currently use the Bluegrass FWA. You will also see a couple of highlighted species, and if you click on these links you will learn more about these species at the Bluegrass FWA. I will add more species accounts as I get recordings and other information about bird use at our research sites.

BIRDS OF THE BLUEGRASS FISH AND WILDLIFE AREA


Waterfowl (Order Anseriformes)
Mute swan (Cygnus olor) Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons)
Snow goose (Chen caerulescens) Canada goose (Branta canadensis)
Wood duck (Aix sponsa) American wigeon (Anas americana)
Gadwall (Anas strepera) Green-winged teal (Anas crecca carolinensis)
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) American black duck (Anas rubripes)
Northern pintail (Anas acuta) Blue-winged teal (Anas discors)
Northern shoveler (Anas clypeata) Canvasback (Aythya valisineria)
Redhead (Aythya americana) Ring-necked duck (Aythya collaris)
Lesser scaup (Aythya affinis) Common goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) Hooded merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)
Red-breasted merganser (Mergus serrator) Common merganser (Mergus merganser)
Ruddy duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)


Turkey & Quail (Order Galliformes)
Wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)
Northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus)


Loons (Order Gaviiformes)
Common Loon (Gavia immer)


Grebes (Order Podicipediformes)
Pied-billed grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)
Horned grebe (Podiceps auritus)


Cormorants (Order Pelicaniformes)
Double-crested cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)


Herons & Allies (Order Ciconiiformes)
Great blue heron (Ardea herodias) Great egret (Ardea alba)
Little blue heron (Egretta caerulea) Cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis)
Green heron (Butorides virescens) American bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus)
Black-crowned night heron (Nycticorax nyticorax)


New World Vultures (Order Ciconiiformes)
Turkey vulture (Cathartes aura)


Birds of Prey (Order Falconiformes)
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Northern harrier (Circus cyaneus)
Sharp-shinned hawk (Accipiter striatus) Cooper's hawk (Accipiter cooperii)
Red-shouldered hawk (Buteo lineatus) Red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
Rough-legged hawk (Buteo lagopus) Broad-winged hawk (Buteo platypterus)
Merlin (Falco columbarius) Peregrin falcon (Falco peregrinus)
American kestrel (Falco sparverius)


Rails & Cranes (Order Gruiformes)
Virgina rail (Rallus limicola) Sora (Porzana carolina)
American coot (Fulica americana) Sandhill crane (Grus canadensis)


Plovers, Sandpipers, Gulls & Terns (Order Charadriiformes)
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)
American woodcock (Scolopax minor) Wilson's snipe (Gallinago delicata)
Upland sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda) Spotted sandpiper (Actitis macularius)
Greater yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) Lesser yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)
Solitary sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) Pectoral sandpiper (Calidris melanotos)
Semipalmated sandpiper (Calidris pusilla) White-rumped sandpiper (Calidris fuscicollis)
Ring-billed gull (Larus delawarensis) Black tern (Chlidonias niger)
Caspian tern (Hydroprogne caspia) Forster's tern (Sterna forsteri)


Pigeons & Doves (Order Columbiformes)
Rock pigeon (Columba livia)
Mourning dove (Zenaida macroura)


Cuckoos (Order Cuculiformes)
Yellow-billed cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus)
Black-billed cuckoo (Coccyzus erythropthalmus)


Owls (Order Strigiformes)
Great horned owl (Bubo virginianus)
Short-eared owl (Asio flammeus)


Swifts & Hummingbirds (Order Apodiformes)
Chimney swift (Chaetura pelagica)
Ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)


Kingfishers (Order Coraciiformes)
Belted kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon)


Woodpeckers (Order Piciformes)
Red-bellied woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) Northern flicker (Colaptes auratus)
Downy woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) Hairy woodpecker (Picoides villosus)


Tyrannt-Flycatchers (Family Tyrannidae)
Eastern wood-pewee (Contopus virens) Eastern phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)
Willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii) Yellow-bellied flycatcher (Empidonax flaviventris)
Great crested flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) Eastern kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)


Shrikes (Family Laniidae)
Loggerhead shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)


Vireos (Family Vireonidae)
White-eyed vireo (Vireo griseus) Bell's vireo (Vireo bellii)
Warbling vireo (Vireo gilvus) Philadelphia vireo (Vireo philadelphicus)


Jays & Crows (Family Corvidae)
Blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata)
American crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)


Larks (Family Alaudidae)
Horned lark (Eremophila alpestris)


Swallows (Family Hirundinidae)
Purple martin (Progne subis) Tree swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)
Bank swallow (Riparia riparia) Barn swallow (Hirundo rustica)
N. Rough-winged swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis)


Chickadees & Tits (Family Paridae)
Carloina chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)
Tufted titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)


Nuthatches (Family Sittidae)
White-breasted nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)


Wrens (Family Troglodytidae)
Carolina wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) House wren (Troglodytes aedon)
Sedge wren (Cistothorus platensis) Marsh wren (Cistothorus palustris)


Gnatcatchers (Family Sylviidae)
Blue-gray gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)


Thrushes (Family Turdidae)
Eastern bluebird (Sialia sialis) Veery (Catharus fuscescens)
Gray-cheeked thrush (Catharus minimus) Wood thrush (Hylocichla mustelina)
American robin (Turdis migratorius)


Mimic-Thrushes (Family Mimidae)
Northern mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) Brown thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)
Gray catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)


Starlings (Family Sturnidae)
European starling (Sturnus vulgaris)


Pipits (Family Motacillidae)
American pipit (Anthus rubescens)


Waxwings (Family Bombycillidae)
Cedar waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)


Wood Warblers (Family Parulidae)
Nashville warbler (Vermivora ruficapilla) Yellow warbler (Dendroica petechia)
Magnolia warbler (Dendrocica magnolia) Yellow-rumped warbler (Dendroica coronata)
Palm warbler (Dendroica palmarum) Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla)
Louisiana waterthrush (Seiurus motacilla) Northern waterthrush (Seiurus noveboracensis)
Common yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) Yellow-breasted chat (Icteria virens)


Tanagers (Family Thraupidae)
Summer tanager (Piranga rubra)


Sparrows & Allies (Family Emberizidae)
Eastern towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) American tree sparrow (Spizella arborea)
Chipping sparrow (Spizella passerina) Clay-colored sparrow (Spizella pallida)
Field sparrow (Spizella pusilla) Savannah sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)
Henslow's sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii) Grasshopper sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum)
Fox sparrow (Passerella iliaca) Song sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
Lincoln's sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii) Swamp sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)
White-throated sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) White-crowned sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)
Dark-eyed junco (Junco hyemalis) Lapland longspur (Calcarius lapponicus)


Cardinals, Buntings & Allies (Family Cardinalidae)
Northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) Blue grosbeak (Passerina caerulea)
Indigo bunting (Passerina cyanea) Dickcissel (Spiza americana)


Blackbirds, Orioles & Allies (Family Icteridae)
Red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) Eastern meadowlark (Sturnella magna)
Common grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) Brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater)
Baltimore oriole (Icterus galbula) Orchard oriole (Icterus spurius)
Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus)


Finches (Family Fringillidae)
House finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)


Old World Sparrows (Family Passeridae)
House sparrow (Passer domesticus)



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