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Birds of Georgia

Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Aix sponsa Wood Duck
Anas acuta Northern Pintail
Anas americana American Wigeon
Anas clypeata Northern Shoveler
Anas crecca Green-winged Teal
Anas cyanoptera Cinnamon Teal
Anas discors Blue-winged Teal
Anas fulvigula Mottled Duck
Anas penelope Eurasian Wigeon
Anas platyrhynchos Mallard
Anas rubripes American Black Duck
Anas strepera Gadwall
Anser albifrons Greater White-fronted Goose
Aythya affinis Lesser Scaup
Aythya americana Redhead
Aythya collaris Ring-necked Duck
Aythya marila Greater Scaup
Aythya valisineria Canvasback
Branta bernicla Brant
Branta canadensis Canada Goose
Bucephala albeola Bufflehead
Bucephala clangula Common Goldeneye
Chen caerulescens Snow Goose
Chen rossii Ross's Goose
Clangula hyemalis Long-tailed Duck (Oldsquaw)
Cygnus columbianus Tundra Swan
Dendrocygna autumnalis Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
Dendrocygna bicolor Fulvous Whistling-Duck
Histrionicus histrionicus Harlequin Duck
Lophodytes cucullatus Hooded Merganser
Melanitta fusca White-winged Scoter
Melanitta nigra Black Scoter
Melanitta perspicillata Surf Scoter
Mergus merganser Common Merganser
Mergus serrator Red-breasted Merganser
Nomonyx dominicus Masked Duck
Oxyura jamaicensis Ruddy Duck
Somateria mollisima Common Eider
Somateria spectabilis King Eider

Birds of Georgia

Order: Apodiformes
Family: Apodidae
Chaetura pelagica Chimney Swift
Family: Trochilidae
Archilochus alexandri Black-chinned Hummingbird
Archilochus colubris Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Calypte anna Anna's Hummingbird
Cyanthus latirostris Broad-billed Hummingbird
Eugenes fulgens Magnificent Hummingbird
Selasphorus platycercus Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Selasphorus rufus Rufous Hummingbird
Selasphorus sasin Allen's Hummingbird
Stellula calliope Calliope Hummingbird

Birds of Georgia

Order: Caprimulgiformes
Family: Caprimulgidae
Caprimulgus carolinensis Chuck-will's-widow
Caprimulgus vociferus Whip-poor-will
Chordeiles minor Common Nighthawk

Birds of Georgia

Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Alcidae
Alca torda Razorbill
Alle alle Dovekie
Family: Charadriidae
Charadrius alexandrius Snowy Plover
Charadrius melodus Piping Plover
Charadrius semipalmatus Semipalmated Plover
Charadrius vociferus Killdeer
Charadrius wilsonia Wilson's Plover
Pluvialis dominica American Golden-Plover
Pluvialis squatarola Black-Bellied Plover
Family: Haematopodidae
Haematopus palliatus American Oystercatcher
Family: Laridae
Anous stolidus Brown Noddy
Chlidonias niger Black Tern
Chroicocephalus philadelphia * Bonaparte's Gull
Chroicocephalus ridibundus * Black-headed Gull
Gelochelidon nilotica * Gull-billed Tern
Hydrocoloeus minutus * Little Gull
Hydroprogne caspia * Caspian Tern
Larus argentatus Herring Gull
Larus delawarensis Ring-billed Gull
Larus fuscus Lesser Black-backed Gull
Larus glaucoides Iceland Gull
Larus hyperboreus Glaucous Gull
Larus marinus Great Black-backed Gull
Leucophaeus atricilla * Laughing Gull
Leucophaeus pipixcan * Franklin's Gull
Onychoprion anaethetus * Bridled Tern
Onychoprion fuscatus * Sooty Tern
Rissa tridactyla Black-legged Kittiwake
Rynchops niger Black Skimmer
Stercorarius longicaudus Long-tailed Jaeger
Stercorarius maccormicki South Polar Skua
Stercorarius parasiticus Parasitic Jaeger
Stercorarius pomarinus Pomarine Jaeger
Sterna forsteri Forster's Tern
Sterna hirundo Common Tern
Sterna paradisaea Arctic Tern
Sternula antillarum * Least Tern
Thalasseus maximus * Royal Tern
Thalasseus sandvicensis * Sandwich Tern
Xema sabini Sabine's Gull
Family: Recurvirostridae
Himantopus mexicanus Black-necked Stilt
Recurvirostra americana American Avocet
Family: Scolopacidae
Actitis macularius Spotted Sandpiper
Arenaria interpres Ruddy Turnstone
Bartramia longicauda Upland Sandpiper
Calidris alba Sanderling
Calidris alpina Dunlin
Calidris bairdii Baird's Sandpiper
Calidris canutus Red Knot
Calidris ferruginea Curlew Sandpiper
Calidris fuscicollis White-rumped Sandpiper
Calidris himantopus Stilt Sandpiper
Calidris maritima Purple Sandpiper
Calidris mauri Western Sandpiper
Calidris melanotos Pectoral Sandpiper
Calidris minutilla Least Sandpiper
Calidris pusilla Semipalmated Sandpiper
Gallinago delicata Wilson's Snipe
Gallinago gallinago Common Snipe
Limnodromus griseus Short-billed Dowitcher
Limnodromus scolopaceus Long-billed Dowitcher
Limosa fedoa Marbled Godwit
Limosa haemastica Hudsonian Godwit
Numenius americanus Long-billed Curlew
Numenius phaeopus Whimbrel
Phalaropus fulicarius Red Phalarope
Phalaropus lobatus Red-necked Phalarope
Phalaropus tricolor Wilson's Phalarope
Philomachus pugnax Ruff
Scolopax minor American Woodcock
Tringa flavipes Lesser Yellowlegs
Tringa melanoleuca Greater Yellowlegs
Tringa semipalmata * Willet
Tringa solitaria Solitary Sandpiper
Tryngites subruficollis Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Birds of Georgia

Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Ardeidae
Ardea alba Great Egret
Ardea herodias Great Blue Heron
Botaurus lentiginosus American Bittern
Bubulcus ibis Cattle Egret
Butorides virescens Green Heron
Egretta caerulea Little Blue Heron
Egretta rufescens Redish Egret
Egretta thula Snowy Egret
Egretta tricolor Tricolored Heron
Ixobrychus exilis Least Bittern
Nyctanassa violacea Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Nycticorax nycticorax Black-crowned Night-Heron
Family: Ciconiidae
Mycteria americana Wood Stork
Family: Threskiornithidae
Eudocimus albus White Ibis
Platalea ajaja Roseate Spoonbill
Plegadis chihi White-faced Ibis
Plegadis falcinellus Glossy Ibis

Birds of Georgia

Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Columba livia Rock Pigeon
Columbina passerina Common Ground-Dove
Ectopistes migratorius Passenger Pigeon
Streptopelia decaocto Eurasian Collared-Dove
Zenaida asiatica White-winged Dove
Zenaida macroura Mourning Dove

Birds of Georgia

Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Alcedinidae
Megaceryle alcyon Belted Kingfisher

Birds of Georgia

Order: Cuculiformes
Family: Cuculidae
Coccyzus americanus Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Coccyzus erythropthalmus Black-billed Cuckoo
Crotophaga ani Smooth-billed Ani

Birds of Georgia

Order: Falconiformes
Family: Accipitridae
Accipiter cooperii Cooper's Hawk
Accipiter gentilis Northern Goshawk
Accipiter striatus Sharp-shinned Hawk
Aquila chrysaetos Golden Eagle
Buteo jamaicensis Red-tailed Hawk
Buteo lagopus Rough-legged Hawk
Buteo lineatus Red-shouldered Hawk
Buteo platypterus Broad-winged Hawk
Circus cyaneus Northern Harrier
Elanoides forficatus Swallow-tailed Kite
Haliaeetus leucocephalus Bald Eagle
Ictinia mississippiensis Mississippi Kite
Pandion haliaetus Osprey
Family: Cathartidae
Cathartes aura Turkey Vulture
Coragyps atratus Black Vulture
Family: Falconidae
Falco columbarius Merlin
Falco peregrinus Peregrine Falcon
Falco sparverius American Kestrel

Birds of Georgia

Order: Galliformes
Family: Cracidae
Ortalis vetula Plain Chachalaca
Family: Odontophoridae
Colinus virginianus Northern Bobwhite
Family: Phasianidae
Bonasa umbellus Ruffed Grouse
Meleagris gallopavo Wild Turkey

Birds of Georgia

Order: Gaviiformes
Family: Gaviidae
Gavia immer Common Loon
Gavia pacifica Pacific Loon
Gavia stellata Red-throated Loon
Grus canadensis Sandhill Crane

Birds of Georgia

Order: Gruiformes
Family: Aramidae
Aramus guarauna Limpkin
Family: Rallidae
Coturnicops noveboracensis Yellow Rail
Fulica americana American Coot
Gallinula chloropus Common Moorhen
Laterallus jamaicensis Black Rail
Porphyrio martinica Purple Gallinule
Porzana carolina Sora
Rallus elegans King Rail
Rallus limicola Virginia Rail
Rallus longirostris Clapper Rail

Birds of Georgia

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Alaudidae
Eremophila alpestris Horned Lark
Family: Bombycillidae
Bombycilla cedrorum Cedar Waxwing
Family: Cardinalidae
Cardinalis cardinalis Northern Cardinal
Passerina caerulea Blue Grosbeak
Passerina ciris Painted Bunting
Passerina cyanea Indigo Bunting
Pheucticus ludovicianus Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Pheucticus melanocephalus Black-headed Grosbeak
Spiza americana Dickcissel
Family: Certhiidae
Certhia americana Brown Creeper
Family: Corvidae
Aphelocoma coerulescens Florida Scrub Jay
Corvus brachyrhynchos American Crow
Corvus corax Common Raven
Corvus ossifragus Fish Crow
Cyanocitta cristata Blue Jay
Family: Emberizidae
Aimophila aestivalis Bachman's Sparrow
Ammodramus caudacutus Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow
Ammodramus henslowii Henslow's Sparrow
Ammodramus leconteii Le Conte's Sparrow
Ammodramus maritimus Seaside Sparrow
Ammodramus nelsoni Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow
Ammodramus savannarum Grasshopper Sparrow
Calamospiza melanocorys Lark Bunting
Calcarius lapponicus Lapland Longspur
Chondestes grammacus Lark Sparrow
Junco hyemalis Dark-eyed Junco
Melospiza georgiana Swamp Sparrow
Melospiza lincolnii Lincoln's Sparrow
Melospiza melodia Song Sparrow
Passerculus sandwichensis Savannah Sparrow
Passerella iliaca Fox Sparrow
Pipilo chlorurus Green-tailed Towhee
Pipilo erythrophthalmus Eastern Towhee
Pipilo maculatus Spotted Towhee
Plectrophenax nivalis Snow Bunting
Pooecetes gramineus Vesper Sparrow
Spizella arborea American Tree Sparrow
Spizella pallida Clay-colored Sparrow
Spizella passerina Chipping Sparrow
Spizella pusilla Field Sparrow
Zonotrichia albicollis White-throated Sparrow
Zonotrichia leucophrys White-crowned Sparrow
Zonotrichia querula Harris's Sparrow
Family: Fringillidae
Carduelis flammea Common Redpoll
Carduelis pinus Pine Siskin
Carduelis tristis American Goldfinch
Carpodacus mexicanus House Finch
Carpodacus purpureus Purple Finch
Coccothraustes vespertinus Evening Grosbeak
Loxia curvirostra Red Crossbill
Family: Hirundinidae
Hirundo rustica Barn Swallow
Petrochelidon fulva Cave Swallow
Petrochelidon pyrrhonota Cliff Swallow
Progne subis Purple Martin
Riparia riparia Bank Swallow
Stelgidopteryx serripennis Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Tachycineta bicolor Tree Swallow
Family: Icteridae
Agelaius phoeniceus Red-winged Blackbird
Dolichonyx oryzivorus Bobolink
Euphagus carolinus Rusty Blackbird
Euphagus cyanocephalus Brewer's Blackbird
Icterus bullockii Bullock's Oriole
Icterus galbula Baltimore Oriole
Icterus parisorum Scott's Oriole
Icterus spurius Orchard Oriole
Molothrus ater Brown-headed Cowbird
Molothrus bonariensis Shiny Cowbird
Quiscalus major Boat-tailed Grackle
Quiscalus quiscula Common Grackle
Sturnella magna Eastern Meadowlark
Sturnella neglecta Western Meadowlark
Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus Yellow-headed Blackbird
Family: Laniidae
Lanius ludovicianus Loggerhead Shrike
Family: Mimidae
Dumetella carolinensis Gray Catbird
Mimus polyglottos Northern Mockingbird
Oreoscoptes montanus Sage Thrasher
Toxostoma rufum Brown Thrasher
Family: Motacillidae
Anthus rubescens American Pipit
Anthus spragueii Sprague's Pipit
Family: Paridae
Baeolophus bicolor Tufted Titmouse
Poecile carolinensis Carolina Chickadee
Family: Parulidae
Dendroica caerulescens Black-throated Blue Warbler
Dendroica castanea Bay-breasted Warbler
Dendroica cerulea Cerulean Warbler
Dendroica coronata Yellow-rumped Warbler
Dendroica discolor Prairie Warbler
Dendroica dominica Yellow-throated Warbler
Dendroica fusca Blackburnian Warbler
Dendroica kirtlandii Kirtland's Warbler
Dendroica magnolia Magnolia Warbler
Dendroica nigrescens Black-throated Gray Warbler
Dendroica palmarum Palm Warbler
Dendroica pensylvanica Chestnut-sided Warbler
Dendroica petechia Yellow Warbler
Dendroica pinus Pine Warbler
Dendroica striata Blackpoll Warbler
Dendroica tigrina Cape May Warbler
Dendroica townsendi Townsend's Warbler
Dendroica virens Black-throated Green Warbler
Geothlypis trichas Common Yellowthroat
Helmitheros vermivorum Worm-eating Warbler
Icteria virens Yellow-breasted Chat
Limnothlypis swainsonii Swainson's Warbler
Mniotilta varia Black-and-white Warbler
Oporornis agilis Connecticut Warbler
Oporornis formosus Kentucky Warbler
Oporornis philadelphia Mourning Warbler
Oporornis tolmiei MacGillivray's Warbler
Parula americana Northern Parula
Protonotaria citrea Prothonotary Warbler
Seiurus aurocapilla Ovenbird
Seiurus motacilla Louisiana Waterthrush
Seiurus noveboracensis Northern Waterthrush
Setophaga ruticilla American Redstart
Vermivora bachmanii Bachman's Warbler
Vermivora celata Orange-crowned Warbler
Vermivora chrysoptera Golden-winged Warbler
Vermivora peregrina Tennessee Warbler
Vermivora pinus Blue-winged Warbler
Vermivora ruficapilla Nashville Warbler
Wilsonia canadensis Canada Warbler
Wilsonia citrina Hooded Warbler
Wilsonia pusilla Wilson's Warbler
Family: Passeridae
Passer domesticus House Sparrow
Family: Regulidae
Regulus calendula Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Regulus satrapa Golden-crowned Kinglet
Family: Sittidae
Sitta canadensis Red-breasted Nuthatch
Sitta carolinensis White-breasted Nuthatch
Sitta pusilla Brown-headed Nuthatch
Family: Sturnidae
Sturnus vulgaris European Starling
Family: Sylviidae
Polioptila caerulea Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Family: Thraupidae
Piranga ludoviciana Western Tanager
Piranga olivacea Scarlet Tanager
Piranga rubra Summer Tanager
Family: Troglodytidae
Cistothorus palustris Marsh Wren
Cistothorus platensis Sedge Wren
Thryomanes bewickii Bewick's Wren
Thryothorus ludovicianus Carolina Wren
Troglodytes aedon House Wren
Troglodytes troglodytes Winter Wren
Family: Turdidae
Catharus bicknelli Bicknell's Thrush
Catharus fuscescens Veery
Catharus guttatus Hermit Thrush
Catharus minimus Gray-cheeked Thrush
Catharus ustulatus Swainson's Thrush
Hylocichla mustelina Wood Thrush
Ixoreus naevius Varied Thrush
Oenanthe oenanthe Northern Wheatear
Sialia sialis Eastern Bluebird
Turdus migratorius American Robin
Family: Tyrannidae
Contopus cooperi Olive-sided Flycatcher
Contopus virens Eastern Wood-pewee
Empidonax alnorum Alder Flycatcher
Empidonax flaviventris Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Empidonax minimus Least Flycatcher
Empidonax traillii Willow Flycatcher
Empidonax virescens Acadian Flycatcher
Myiarchus cinerascens Ash-throated Flycatcher
Myiarchus crinitus Great Crested Flycatcher
Pyrocephalus rubinus Vermilion Flycatcher
Sayornis phoebe Eastern Phoebe
Sayornis saya Say's Phoebe
Tyrannus dominicensis Gray Kingbird
Tyrannus forficatus Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Tyrannus tyrannus Eastern Kingbird
Tyrannus verticalis Western Kingbird
Family: Vireonidae
Vireo bellii Bell's Vireo
Vireo flavifrons Yellow-throated Vireo
Vireo gilvus Warbling Vireo
Vireo griseus White-eyed Vireo
Vireo olivaceus Red-eyed Vireo
Vireo philadelphicus Philadelphia Vireo
Vireo solitarius Blue-headed Vireo

Birds of Georgia

Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Anhingidae
Anhinga anhinga Anhinga
Family: Fregatidae
Fregata magnificans Magnificent Frigatebird
Family: Pelecanidae
Pelecanus erythrorhynchos American White Pelican
Pelecanus occidentalis Brown Pelican
Family: Phaethontidae
Phaethon aethereus Red-billed Tropicbird
Phaethon lepturus White-tailed Tropicbird
Family: Phalacrocoracidae
Phalacrocorax auritus Double-crested Cormorant
Phalacrocorax carbo Great Cormorant
Family: Sulidae
Morus bassanus * Northern Gannet
Sula dactylatra Masked Booby
Sula leucogaster Brown Booby

Birds of Georgia

Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae
Campephilus principalis Ivory-billed Woodpecker
Colaptes auratus Northern Flicker
Dryocopus pileatus Pileated Woodpecker
Melanerpes carolinus Red-bellied Woodpecker
Melanerpes erythrocephalus Red-headed Woodpecker
Picoides borealis Red-cockaded Woodpecker
Picoides pubescens Downy Woodpecker
Picoides villosus Hairy Woodpecker
Sphyrapicus varius Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Birds of Georgia

Order: Podicipediformes
Family: Podicipedidae
Aechmophorus occidentalis Western Grebe
Podiceps auritus Horned Grebe
Podiceps grisegena Red-necked Grebe
Podiceps nigricollis Eared Grebe
Podilymbus podiceps Pied-Billed Grebe

Birds of Georgia

Order: Procellariiformes
Family: Hydrobatidae
Oceanites oceanicus Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Oceanodroma castro Band-rumped Storm-Petrel
Oceanodroma leucorhoa Leach's Storm-Petrel
Family: Procellariidae
Calonectris diomedea Cory's Shearwater
Pterodroma hasitata Black-capped Petrel
Puffinus gravis Greater Shearwater
Puffinus griseus Sooty Shearwater
Puffinus lherminieri Audubon's Shearwater
Puffinus puffinus Manx Shearwater

Birds of Georgia

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Conuropsis carolinensis Carolina Parakeet

Birds of Georgia

Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae
Aegolius acadicus Northern Saw-whet Owl
Asio flammeus Short-eared Owl
Asio otus Long-eared Owl
Athene cunicularia Burrowing Owl
Bubo scandiacus Snowy Owl
Bubo virginianus Great Horned Owl
Megascops asio Eastern Screech-Owl
Strix varia Barred Owl
Family: Tytonidae
Tyto alba Barn Owl

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