Birds of Connemara


The following is a list of all birds that have been seen at the Connemara nature preserve over the years. It is listed by bird order with each scientific name linked to the Cornell Ornithology Lab’s description of that bird (will call recordings, photos, etc.). Links of a few common names go to photos taken at Connemara of the same bird.

Annual bird sightings for current and past years through 2008 can be found here

Bird Identifier Site #1 – All About Birds Bird Identifier Sight #2 – What Bird

Common Name Scientific Name
Order Anseriformes – Ducks & Swans
Snow Goose Chen caerulescens
Canada Goose Branta canadensis
Wood Duck Aix sponsa
Gadwall Anas strepera
American Wigeon Anas americana
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
Northern Pintail Anas acuta
Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
Canvasback Aythya valisineria
Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
Order Galliformes – Fowl
Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus
Order Podicipediformes – Grebes
Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
Order Suliformes– Frigatebirds & Cormorants
Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
Order Ciconiiformes – Ibis, Storks, Herons
Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
Great Egret Ardea alba
Snowy Egret Egretta thula
Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Green Heron (in a tree) Butorides virescens
Order Accipitriformes – Hawks & Vultures
Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
Mississippi Kite Ictinia mississippiensis
Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
Cooper’s Hawk Accipiter cooperii
Red-shouldered Hawk (mated pair) Buteo lineatus
Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
Order Falconiformes – Falcons
American Kestrel
(aka Sparrow Hawk)
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
Order Charadriiformes – Plovers, Terns & Gulls
Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius
Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria
Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
Wilson’s Snipe Gallinago delicata
Franklin’s Gull Larus pipixcan
Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
Order Columbiformes – Doves & Pigeons
Rock Pigeon (Rock Dove) Columba livia
Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica
Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
Inca Dove Columbina inca
Order Cuculiformes – Coocoos & Hoatzins
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus
Black-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus erythropthalmus
Order Strigiformes – Owls
Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
Barred Owl Strix varia
Order Caprimulgiformes – Frogmouths
Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor
Order Apodiformes – Swifts & Hummingbirds
Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris
Black-chinned Hummingbird Archilochus alexandri
Order Coraciiformes – Kingfishers
Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
Order Piciformes – Woodpeckers
Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
Northern Flicker (Yellow Shafted) Colaptes auratus
Order Passeriformes – Perching Birds (aka Songbirds)
Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Empidonax flaviventris
Acadian Flycatcher Empidonax virescens
Alder Flycatcher Empidonax alnorum
Willow Flycatcher Empidonax traillii
Least Flycatcher Empidonax minimus
Great Crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus
Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis
Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus
Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus
White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus
Bell’s Vireo Vireo bellii
Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus
Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus
Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
Purple Martin Progne subis
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
Brown Creeper Certhia americana
Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
Bewick’s Wren Thryomanes bewickii
House Wren Troglodytes aedon
Winter Wren Troglodytes troglodytes
Sedge Wren Cistothorus platensis
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens
Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
Say’s Phoebe Sayornis saya
Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
Swainson’s Thrush Catharus ustulatus
Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
American Robin Turdus migratorius
Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
American Pipit Anthus rubescens
Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
Tennessee Warbler Vermivora peregrina
Orange-crowned Warbler Vermivora celata
Nashville Warbler Vermivora ruficapilla
Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechia
Magnolia Warbler Dendroica magnolia
Yellow-rumped Warbler Dendroica coronata
Black-throated Green Warbler Dendroica virens
Blackburnian Warbler Dendroica fusca
Pine Warbler Dendroica pinus
Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia
American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapilla
Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
Wilson’s Warbler Wilsonia pusilla
Yellow-breasted Chat Icteria virens
Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea
Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus
Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
Clay-colored Sparrow Spizella pallida
Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla
Vesper Sparrow Pooecetes gramineus
Lark Sparrow Chondestes grammacus
Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
Le Conte’s Sparrow Ammodramus leconteii
Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca
Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
Lincoln’s Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
Harris’s Sparrow Zonotrichia querula
White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
Summer Tanager Piranga rubra
Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus
Blue Grosbeak Passerina caerulea
Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
Painted Bunting Passerina ciris
Dickcissel Spiza americana
Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus
Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius
Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula
House Finch Carpodacus mexicanus
Pine Siskin Carduelis pinus
American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis
House Sparrow Passer domesticus
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