Birds of the Broad River Watershed

This list was compiled from observations and county records from within the watershed (Banks, Clarke, Elbert, Franklin, Habersham, Hart, Jackson, Madison, Oglethorpe, Stephens, and Wilkes).  A majority of records are from Clarke County, but those records should also represent possible species within the Broad River Watershed.  Records may also include historical occurrences and may not reflect current distributions.

 

A majority of these species are migratory and may only be seen within the watershed during winter or summer or as they pass through to and from their breeding and wintering grounds.

 

Order

Family

ScientificName

Common Name

Anseriformes

Anatidae

Chen rossii

Ross's Goose


Branta canadensis

Canada Goose


Aix sponsa

Wood Duck

Anas strepera

Gadwall

Anas platyrhynchos

Mallard

Anas discors

Blue-winged Teal

Anas crecca

Green-winged Teal

Aythya affinis

Lesser Scaup

Lophodytes cucullatus

Hooded Merganser

Clangula hyemalis

Long-tailed Duck

Bucephala clangula

Common Goldeneye

Mergus serrator

Red-breasted Merganser

Galliformes

Odontophoridae

Colinus virginianus

Northern Bobwhite

Galliformes

Phasianidae

Bonasa umbellus

Ruffed Grouse

Meleagris gallopavo

Wild Turkey

Galliformes

Gaviidae

Gavia immer

Common Loon

Podicipediformes

Podicipedidae

Podilymbus podiceps

Pied-Billed Grebe

Podiceps auritus

Horned Grebe

Ciconiiformes

Ciconiidae

Mycteria americana

Wood Stork

Suliformes

Phalacrocoracidae

Phalacrocorax auritus

Double-crested Cormorant

Suliformes

Anhingidae

Anhinga anhinga

Anhinga

Pelecaniformes

Ardeidae

Ardea herodias

Great Blue Heron

Ardea alba

Great Egret

Egretta caerulea

Little Blue Heron

Bubulcus ibis

Cattle Egret

Butorides virescens

Green Heron

Nyctanassa violacea

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Accipitriformes

Cathartidae

Coragyps atratus

Black Vulture

Cathartes aura

Turkey Vulture

Accipitriformes

Pandionidae

Pandion haliaetus

Osprey

Accipitriformes

Accipitridae

Ictinia mississippiensis

Mississippi Kite

Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald Eagle

Circus cyaneus

Northern Harrier

Accipiter striatus

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Accipiter cooperii

Cooper's Hawk

Buteo lineatus

Red-shouldered Hawk

Buteo platypterus

Broad-winged Hawk

Buteo jamaicensis

Red-tailed Hawk

Gruiformes

Rallidae

Fulica americana

American Coot

Gruiformes

Gruidae

Grus canadensis

Sandill Crane

Charadriiformes

Charadriidae

Charadrius vociferus

Killdeer

Charadriiformes

Scolopacidae

Actitis macularius

Spotted Sandpiper

Tringa solitaria

Solitary Sandpiper

Tringa melanoleuca

Greater Yellowlegs

Tringa flavipes

Lesser Yellowlegs

Calidris minutilla

Least Sandpiper

Gallinago delicata

Wilson's Snipe

Scolopax minor

American Woodcock

Charadriiformes

Laridae

Chroicocephalus philadelphia

Bonaparte's Gull

Larus delawarensis

Ring-billed Gull

Columbiformes

Columbidae

Columba livia

Rock Pigeon

Streptopelia decaocto

Eurasian Collared-Dove

Zenaida macroura

Mourning Dove

Cuculiformes

Cuculidae

Coccyzus americanus

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Coccyzus erythropthalmus

Black-billed Cuckoo

Strigiformes

Tytonidae

Tyto alba

Barn Owl

Strigiformes

Strigidae

Megascops asio

Eastern Screech-Owl

Bubo virginianus

Great Horned Owl

Strix varia

Barred Owl

Caprimulgiformes

Caprimulgidae

Chordeiles minor

Common Nighthawk

Antrostomus carolinensis

Chuck-will's-widow

Antrostomus vociferus

Eastern Whip-poor-will

Apodiformes

Apodidae

Chaetura pelagica

Chimney Swift

Apodiformes

Trochilidae

Archilochus colubris

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Selasphorus rufus

Rufous Hummingbird

Coraciiformes

Alcedinidae

Megaceryle alcyon

Belted Kingfisher

Piciformes

Picidae

Melanerpes erythrocephalus

Red-headed Woodpecker

Melanerpes carolinus

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Sphyrapicus varius

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Picoides pubescens

Downy Woodpecker

Picoides villosus

Hairy Woodpecker

Colaptes auratus

Northern Flicker

Dryocopus pileatus

Pileated Woodpecker

Falconiformes

Falconidae

Falco sparverius

American Kestrel

Falco columbarius

Merlin

Passeriformes

Tyrannidae

Contopus virens

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Empidonax flaviventris

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Empidonax virescens

Acadian Flycatcher

Empidonax traillii

Willow Flycatcher

Sayornis phoebe

Eastern Phoebe

Myiarchus crinitus

Great Crested Flycatcher

Tyrannus tyrannus

Eastern Kingbird

Passeriformes

Laniidae

Lanius ludovicianus

Loggerhead Shrike

Passeriformes

Vireonidae

Vireo griseus

White-eyed Vireo

Vireo flavifrons

Yellow-throated Vireo

Vireo solitarius

Blue-headed Vireo

Vireo olivaceus

Red-eyed Vireo

Passeriformes

Corvidae

Cyanocitta cristata

Blue Jay

Corvus brachyrhynchos

American Crow

Corvus ossifragus

Fish Crow

Passeriformes

Alaudidae

Eremophila alpestris

Horned Lark

Passeriformes

Hirundinidae

Progne subis

Purple Martin

Tachycineta bicolor

Tree Swallow

Stelgidopteryx serripennis

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Petrochelidon pyrrhonota

Cliff Swallow

Hirundo rustica

Barn Swallow

Passeriformes

Paridae

Poecile carolinensis

Carolina Chickadee

Baeolophus bicolor

Tufted Titmouse

Passeriformes

Sittidae

Sitta canadensis

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Sitta carolinensis

White-breasted Nuthatch

Sitta pusilla

Brown-headed Nuthatch

Passeriformes

Certhiidae

Certhia americana

Brown Creeper

Passeriformes

Troglodytidae

Troglodytes aedon

House Wren

Troglodytes hiemalis

Winter Wren

Thryothorus ludovicianus

Carolina Wren

Passeriformes

Polioptilidae

Polioptila caerulea

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Passeriformes

Regulidae

Regulus satrapa

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Regulus calendula

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Passeriformes

Turdidae

Sialia sialis

Eastern Bluebird

Catharus fuscescens

Veery

Catharus minimus

Gray-cheeked Thrush

Catharus ustulatus

Swainson's Thrush

Catharus guttatus

Hermit Thrush

Hylocichla mustelina

Wood Thrush

Turdus migratorius

American Robin

Passeriformes

Mimidae

Dumetella carolinensis

Gray Catbird

Mimus polyglottos

Northern Mockingbird

Toxostoma rufum

Brown Thrasher

Passeriformes

Sturnidae

Sturnus vulgaris

European Starling

Passeriformes

Motacillidae

Anthus rubescens

American Pipit

Passeriformes

Bombycillidae

Bombycilla cedrorum

Cedar Waxwing

Passeriformes

Parulidae

Seiurus aurocapilla

Ovenbird

Helmitheros vermivorum

Worm-eating Warbler

Parkesia motacilla

Louisiana Waterthrush

Parkesia noveboracensis

Northern Waterthrush

Vermivora chrysoptera

Golden-winged Warbler

Vermivora cyanoptera

Blue-winged Warbler

Mniotilta varia

Black-and-white Warbler

Protonotaria citrea

Prothonotary Warbler

Limnothlypis swainsonii

Swainson's Warbler

Oreothlypis peregrina

Tennessee Warbler

Oreothlypis celata

Orange-crowned Warbler

Oreothlypis ruficapilla

Nashville Warbler

Geothlypis formosa

Kentucky Warbler

Geothlypis trichas

Common Yellowthroat

Setophaga citrina

Hooded Warbler

Setophaga ruticilla

American Redstart

Setophaga tigrina

Cape May Warbler

Setophaga americana

Northern Parula

Setophaga magnolia

Magnolia Warbler

Setophaga fusca

Blackburnian Warbler

Setophaga petechia

Yellow Warbler

Setophaga pensylvanica

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Setophaga striata

Blackpoll Warbler

Setophaga caerulescens

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Setophaga palmarum

Palm Warbler

Setophaga pinus

Pine Warbler

Setophaga coronata

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Setophaga dominica

Yellow-throated Warbler

Setophaga discolor

Prairie Warbler

Setophaga virens

Black-throated Green Warbler

Cardellina canadensis

Canada Warbler

Cardellina pusilla

Wilson's Warbler

Icteria virens

Yellow-breasted Chat

Passeriformes

Emberizidae

Pipilo erythrophthalmus

Eastern Towhee

Spizella passerina

Chipping Sparrow

Spizella pusilla

Field Sparrow

Pooecetes gramineus

Vesper Sparrow

Passerculus sandwichensis

Savannah Sparrow

Ammodramus savannarum

Grasshopper Sparrow

Passerella iliaca

Fox Sparrow

Melospiza melodia

Song Sparrow

Melospiza georgiana

Swamp Sparrow

Zonotrichia albicollis

White-throated Sparrow

Zonotrichia leucophrys

White-crowned Sparrow

Junco hyemalis

Dark-eyed Junco

Passeriformes

Cardinalidae

Piranga rubra

Summer Tanager

Piranga olivacea

Scarlet Tanager

Cardinalis cardinalis

Northern Cardinal

Pheucticus ludovicianus

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Passerina caerulea

Blue Grosbeak

Passerina cyanea

Indigo Bunting

Spiza americana

Dickcissel

Passeriformes

Icteridae

Dolichonyx oryzivorus

Bobolink

Agelaius phoeniceus

Red-winged Blackbird

Sturnella magna

Eastern Meadowlark

Euphagus carolinus

Rusty Blackbird

Quiscalus quiscula

Common Grackle

Molothrus ater

Brown-headed Cowbird

Icterus spurius

Orchard Oriole

Icterus galbula

Baltimore Oriole

Passeriformes

Fringillidae

Haemorhous purpureus

Purple Finch

Haemorhous mexicanus

House Finch

Spinus pinus

Pine Siskin

Spinus tristis

American Goldfinch

Coccothraustes vespertinus

Evening Grosbeak

Passeriformes

Passeridae

Passer domesticus

House Sparrow

 

 

List was compiled February 2013.

 

Sources of information:

 

Georgia Muesum of Natural History collection databases.