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The Birds of the Florida Keys including the Dry Tortugas

C = commom
U = uncommon    
R = Rare

 

Ducks, Geese & Swans

Fulvous Whistling-Duck    U

Greater White-fronted Goose    U

Snow Goose    U

Brant    U

Canada Goose    U

Blue-winged Teal    C

Muscovy Duck    C

Wood Duck    U

Gadwall    U

American Wigeon    U

Mallard    U

Mottled Duck    U

Blue-winged Teal    C

Northern Shoveler    C

White-cheeked Pintail    U

Northern Pintail    U

Green-winged Teal    U

Ring-necked Duck    C

Lesser Scaup    C

White-winged Scoter    R

Black Scoter    R

Long-tailed Duck    R

Bufflehead    R

Hooded Merganser    U

Red-breasted Merganser    C

Masked Duck    R

 

Loons

Red-throated Loon    R

Pacific Loon    R

Common Loon    U

Grebes

Least Grebe    R

Pied-billed Grebe    C

Horned Grebe    C

 

Flamingos

American Flamingo    U

 

Albatrosses

Yellow-nosed Albatross    R

Shearwaters & Petrels

Black-capped Petrel    R

Cory’s Shearwater    R

Great Shearwater    R

Sooty Shearwater    R

Manx Shearwater    U

Audubon’s Shearwater    C

Storm petrels

Wilson’s Storm-Petrel    U

Leach’s Storm-Petrel    U

Band-rumped Storm-Petrel    U

 

Tropicbird

White-tailed Tropicbird    R

 

Storks

Wood Stork    U

 

Frigatebirds

Magnificent Frigatebird    C

Gannets & Boobies

Masked Booby    C

Brown Booby    C

Red-footed Booby    R

Northern Gannet    C

cormorants & shags    

Neotropic Cormorant    R

Double-crested Cormorant    C

Great Cormorant    R

 

Darters & anhingas

Anhinga    C

 

Pelicans

American White Pelican    C

Brown Pelican    C

Herons, egrets & bitterns

American Bittern    U

Least Bittern    U

Great Blue Heron    C

Great Egret    C

Snowy Egret    C

Little Blue Heron    C

Tricolored Heron    C

Reddish Egret    C

Cattle Egret    C

Green Heron    C

Black-crowned Night-Heron    C

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron    C

 

Ibises & Spoonbills    

White Ibis    C

Glossy Ibis    C

Roseate Spoonbill    C

New World vultures

Black Vulture    C

Turkey Vulture    C

 

Osprey

Osprey    C

 

Hawks, Eagles & Kites

Swallow-tailed Kite    U

Mississippi Kite    U

Bald Eagle    C

Northern Harrier    C

Sharp-shinned Hawk    C

Cooper’s Hawk    C

Red-shouldered Hawk    C

Broad-winged Hawk    C

Short-tailed Hawk    C

Swainson’s Hawk    C

Zone-tailed Hawk    R

Red-tailed Hawk    C

 

Falcons

American Kestrel    C

Merlin    C

Peregrine Falcon    C

 

Rails, coots & gallinules

Black Rail    U

Clapper Rail    C

King Rail    U

Virginia Rail    U

Sora    C

Purple Gallinule    U

Common Gallinule    C

American Coot    C

 

Limpkin

Limpkin    U

 

Cranes

Sandhill Crane    R

 

Plovers & Lapwings    

Black-bellied Plover    C

American Golden-Plover    U

Snowy Plover    U

Wilson’s Plover    C

Semipalmated Plover    C

Piping Plover    U

Killdeer    C

 

Oystercatchers

American Oystercatcher    U

 

Avocets & Stilts

Black-necked Stilt    C

American Avocet    U

 

Sandpiper & Relatives

Spotted Sandpiper    C

Solitary Sandpiper    C

Greater Yellowlegs    C

Willet    C

Lesser Yellowlegs    C

Upland Sandpiper    C

Whimbrel    C

Marbled Godwit    U

Ruddy Turnstone    C

Red Knot    C

Sanderling    C

Semipalmated Sandpiper    C

Western Sandpiper    C

Least Sandpiper    C

White-rumped Sandpiper    U

Pectoral Sandpiper    U

Purple Sandpiper    R

Dunlin    C

Curlew Sandpiper    R

Stilt Sandpiper    U

Buff-breasted Sandpiper    R

Red-necked Stint    R

Ruff    R

Short-billed Dowitcher    R

Long-billed Dowitcher    U

Wilson’s Snipe    C

Wilson’s Phalarope    C

Red-necked Phalarope    R

Red Phalarope    R

 

Gulls & Terns

Black-legged Kittiwake    R

Bonaparte’s Gull    U

Laughing Gull    C

Ring-billed Gull    C

Herring Gull    C

Lesser Black-backed Gull    C

Slaty-backed Gull    R

Glaucous Gull    R

Great Black-backed Gull    U

Brown Noddy    C

Black Noddy    C

Sooty Tern    C

Bridled Tern    C

Least Tern    C

Gull-billed Tern    U

Caspian Tern    C

Black Tern    U

Roseate Tern    C

Common Tern    C

Arctic Tern    R

Forster’s Tern    U

Royal Tern    C

Sandwich Tern    C

Black Skimmer    C

 

Skuas & Jaegers

South Polar Skua    R

Pomarine Jaeger    C

Parasitic Jaeger    U

Long-tailed Jaeger    C

 

Auks

Dovekie    R

Razorbill    R

 

Pigeons & doves    

Rock Pigeon    C

White-crowned Pigeon    C

Eurasian Collared-Dove    C

White-winged Dove    C

Zenaida Dove    R

Mourning Dove    C

Common Ground-Dove    C

White-tipped Dove    R

Key West Quail-Dove    R

Ruddy Quail-Dove    R

 

Parrots

Monk Parakeet    C

 

Cuckoos & Anis

Yellow-billed Cuckoo    C

Mangrove Cuckoo    C

Black-billed Cuckoo    U

Smooth-billed Ani    U

 

Barn Owls

Barn Owl    U

 

True Owls

Eastern Screech-Owl    C

Great Horned Owl    U

Burrowing Owl    C

Barred Owl    U

Long-eared Owl    R

Short-eared Owl    C

 

Nightjars & Goatsuckers

Lesser Nighthawk    U

Common Nighthawk    C

Antillean Nighthawk    C

Chuck-will’s-widow    C

Eastern Whip-poor-will    U

 

Swifts

Chimney Swift    U

Antillean Palm-Swift    R

 

Hummingbirds

Ruby-throated Hummingbird    C

Black-chinned Hummingbird    R

 

River Kingfishers

Belted Kingfisher    C

 

Woodpeckers & Relatives

Red-headed Woodpecker    R

Red-bellied Woodpecker    C

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker    C

Northern Flicker    U

Pileated Woodpecker    U

 

Tyrant flycatchers

Olive-sided Flycatcher    U

Eastern Wood-Pewee    C

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher    U

Acadian Flycatcher    U

Alder Flycatcher    U

Willow Flycatcher    U

Least Flycatcher    U

Eastern Phoebe    C

Ash-throated Flycatcher    U

Great Crested Flycatcher    C

Brown-crested Flycatcher    U

La Sagra’s Flycatcher    U

Cassin’s Kingbird    U

Western Kingbird    U

Eastern Kingbird    C

Gray Kingbird    C

Loggerhead Kingbird    R

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher    C

Fork-tailed Flycatcher    U

 

Shrikes

Loggerhead Shrike    U

 

Vireos

White-eyed Vireo    C

Thick-billed Vireo    R

Bell’s Vireo    U

Yellow-throated Vireo    U

Blue-headed Vireo    C

Philadelphia Vireo    U

Red-eyed Vireo    C

Yellow-green Vireo    R

Black-whiskered Vireo    C

 

Crows & Jays

Blue Jay    C

American Crow    C

Fish Crow    C

 

Swallows & Martins

Purple Martin    C

Tree Swallow    C

Bahama Swallow    R

Northern Rough-winged Swallow    C

Bank Swallow    C

Cliff Swallow    C

Cave Swallow    C

Barn Swallow    C

 

Wrens

Carolina Wren    R

House Wren    U

Marsh Wren    R

 

Gnatcatchers

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher    C

 

Kinglets

Ruby-crowned Kinglet    U

 

Thrushes

Eastern Bluebird    U

Veery    C

Gray-cheeked Thrush    C

Swainson’s Thrush    C

Hermit Thrush    C

Wood Thrush    C

American Robin    U

 

Mockingbirds & Relatives

Gray Catbird    C

Northern Mockingbird    C

Bahama Mockingbird    U

Brown Thrasher    U

 

Starlings & Mynas

European Starling    C

Common Myna    C

 

Wagtails & Pipits

White Wagtail    R

American Pipit    R

 

Waxwings

Cedar Waxwing    U

 

Wood Warblers

Ovenbird    C

Worm-eating Warbler    C

Louisiana Waterthrush    C

Northern Waterthrush    C

Golden-winged Warbler    C

Blue-winged Warbler    C

Black-and-white Warbler    C

Prothonotary Warbler    C

Swainson’s Warbler    C

Tennessee Warbler    C

Orange-crowned Warbler    C

Nashville Warbler    C

Connecticut Warbler    C

MacGillivray’s Warbler    C

Mourning Warbler    C

Kentucky Warbler    C

Common Yellowthroat    C

Hooded Warbler    C

American Redstart    C

Cape May Warbler    C

Cerulean Warbler    C

Northern Parula    C

Magnolia Warbler    C

Bay-breasted Warbler    C

Blackburnian Warbler    C

Yellow Warbler    C

Chestnut-sided Warbler    C

Blackpoll Warbler    C

Black-throated Blue Warbler    C

Palm Warbler    C

Pine Warbler    C

Yellow-rumped Warbler    C

Yellow-throated Warbler    C

Prairie Warbler    C

Black-throated Gray Warbler    R

Black-throated Green Warbler    C

Canada Warbler    C

Wilson’s Warbler    C

Yellow-breasted Chat    C

 

Of uncertain placement

Bananaquit    U

Western Spindalis    U

 

New World Sparrows

Yellow-faced Grassquit    R

Black-faced Grassquit    R

Eastern Towhee    U

Chipping Sparrow    U

Clay-colored Sparrow    U

Field Sparrow    R

Vesper Sparrow    U

Lark Sparrow    U

Savannah Sparrow    C

Grasshopper Sparrow    C

Nelson’s Sparrow    R

Saltmarsh Sparrow    R

Song Sparrow    U

Lincoln’s Sparrow    U

Swamp Sparrow    U

White-throated Sparrow    U

Harris’s Sparrow    R

White-crowned Sparrow    U

 

Cardinals & Allies

Summer Tanager    C

Scarlet Tanager    C

Western Tanager    C

Northern Cardinal    C

Rose-breasted Grosbeak    C

Black-headed Grosbeak    U

Blue Grosbeak    C

Indigo Bunting    C

Painted Bunting    C

Dickcissel    C

 

Blackbirds & Allies

Bobolink    C

Red-winged Blackbird    C

Tawny-shouldered Blackbird    R

Eastern Meadowlark    U

Yellow-headed Blackbird    R

Brewer’s Blackbird    R

Common Grackle    C

Boat-tailed Grackle    C

Shiny Cowbird    C

Bronzed Cowbird    R

Brown-headed Cowbird    C

Orchard Oriole    C

Bullock’s Oriole    R

Baltimore Oriole    C

 

True Finches

Purple Finch    R

Pine Siskin    U

American Goldfinch    C

 

Old World Sparrows

House Sparrow    C

 

Pheasants & Partridges

Red Jungle Fowl    C