Bird List

The Rosetta McClain Gardens Bird List

This is a complete and up-to-date list of all bird species that we've seen and positively identified at Rosetta McClain Gardens since BIGFRANK started visiting the park back in 2002.  Species that are dated represent rare sightings.

Total bird species observed to date: 211

Ducks, Geese, & Swans
Greater White-fronted Goose   (Oct 13, 2016)
Snow Goose
Brant   (Nov 1, 2014)
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Trumpeter Swan
Tundra Swan
Wood Duck
Gadwall
American Wigeon
American Black Duck
Mallard
Northern Pintail   (Oct 8, 2015)
Redhead
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Surf Scoter   (Oct 15, 2007)
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter   (Oct 31, 2010)
Long-tailed Duck
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck

New World Quail

Partridges, Grouse, & Turkeys

Loons
Red-throated Loon
Common Loon

Grebes
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe

Albatrosses

Shearwaters & Petrels

Storm-Petrels

Storks

Frigatebirds

Gannets
Northern Gannet   (2006)

Cormorants
Double-crested Cormorant

Darters

Pelicans
American White Pelican   (2005) (Oct 9, 2010)

Herons & Bitterns
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron

Ibises & Spoonbills

Vultures
Black Vulture   (Oct 23, 2014)
Turkey Vulture

Osprey
Osprey

Hawks, Kites, & Eagles
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Northern Goshawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Golden Eagle

Rails, Gallinules, & Coots
American Coot

Cranes
Sandhill Crane

Oystercatchers

Stilts & Avocets

Plovers 
American Golden-Plover   (Sep 24, 2015)
Killdeer

Sandpipers & Phalaropes
Spotted Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs   (Aug 4, 2006)
Whimbrel
Hudsonian Godwit   (Sep 7, 2006)
Pectoral Sandpiper   (Sep 7, 2014)
Wilson's Snipe   (Oct 16, 2011)
American Woodcock   (Apr 19, 2008) (Apr 13, 2015)

Skuas & Jaegers
Jaeger sp. [Pomarine, Parasitic or Long-tailed]   (Oct 8, 2014)

Auks, Murres, & Puffins

Gulls, Terns, & Skimmers
Bonaparte's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Iceland Gull
Glaucous Gull   (October 29, 2013)
Great Black-backed Gull
Caspian Tern
Common Tern

Pigeons & Doves
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove

Cuckoos & Anis
Black-billed Cuckoo   (May 27, 2013) (Aug 5 & 6, 2015) (May 14, 2016)

Barn Owls

Typical Owls
Eastern Screech-owl
Great Horned Owl
Long-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl   (2007)

Goatsuckers
Common Nighthawk

Swifts
Chimney Swift

Hummingbirds
Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Kingfishers
Belted Kingfisher

Woodpeckers
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker

Caracaras & Falcons
American Kestrel
Merlin
Gyrfalcon   (Nov 23, 2013)
Peregrine Falcon

Tyrant Flycatchers
Olive-sided Flycatcher   (May 16, 2014)
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher   (May 17, 2010)
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird

Shrikes
Northern Shrike

Vireos
White-eyed Vireo   (May 3 & 4, 2009)
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo  (Oct 12, 2012)
Red-eyed Vireo

Crows & Jays
Blue Jay
American Crow
Common Raven

Larks
Horned Lark

Swallows
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Cave Swallow   (Oct 28 & 31, 2010)
Barn Swallow

Chickadees & Titmice
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse   (Nov 20, 2015)

Nuthatches
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch

Creepers
Brown Creeper

Wrens
House Wren 
Winter Wren
Carolina Wren

Gnatcatchers
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Kinglets
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Old World Flycatchers

Thrushes
Eastern Bluebird
Veery
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Varied Thrush   (Jan 2010)

Mockingbirds & Thrashers
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird

Starlings
European Starling

Pipits
American Pipit

Waxwings
Bohemian Waxwing   (Nov 8, 2012)
Cedar Waxwing

Silky-Flycatchers

Longspurs & Snow Buntings
Snow Bunting

Wood-Warblers
Ovenbird
Golden-winged Warbler   (2006) (May 9, 2016)
Blue-winged Warbler   (May 3, 2009)
Black-and-white Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Connecticut Warbler   (2006)
Mourning Warbler
Kentucky Warbler   (2003)
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Cape May Warbler
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Canada Warbler
Wilson's Warbler

Sparrows
Eastern Towhee
American Tree Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Clay-colored Sparrow   (May 3 & 4, 2012) (Oct 10, 2012)
Field Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow   (Apr 13, 2010)
Savannah Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow   (Apr 4, 2009)
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco

Cardinals & Allies
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting

Blackbirds
Bobolink  (May 20, 2016)
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark   (Oct 9, 2014)
Rusty Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole

Finches
Pine Grosbeak   (Nov 7, 2007)
House Finch
Purple Finch

White-winged Crossbill
Common Redpoll
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
Evening Grosbeak

Old World Sparrows
House Sparrow

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