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Adirondack Birds

This is not a comprehensive list of bird species for the Adirondack Park but represents occurrence on the Huntington Wildlife Forest and immediate vicinity.

Listed alphabetically by common name

P= present each year although may be restricted to appropriate but limited habitat
U= unusual and not present each year but likely every 2-5 years
R= rare and very unlikely, e.g., perhaps from a single observation of one per 5-10 years

HWF="X" indicates it has been observed on the Huntington Wildlife Forest

Common NameName Scientific NameSci Name
WinterW
I
N
SpringS
P
R
SummerS
U
M
FallF
A
L
L
HWFH
W
F
Alder Flycatcher Empidonax alnorum
-
P
P
P
X
American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus
-
P
P
P
X
American Black Duck Anas rubripes
-
P
P
P
X
American Coot Fulica americana
-
U
U
U
X
American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
P
P
P
P
X
American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis
P
P
P
P
X
American Kestrel Falco sparverius
-
U
U
U
X
American Pipit Anthus rubescens
-
U
-
U
-
American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
-
P
P
P
X
American Robin Turdus migratorius
U
P
P
P
X
American Three-toed Woodpecker Picoides dorsalis
R
R
R
R
X
American Tree Sparrow Spizella arborea
P
P
-
P
X
American Wigeon Anas americana
-
R
-
R
-
American Woodcock Scolopax minor
-
P
P
P
X
Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
U
U
-
U
X
Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula
-
P
P
P
X
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia
-
P
P
P
-
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
-
P
P
P
X
Barred Owl Strix varia
P
P
P
P
X
Bay-breasted Warbler Dendroica castanea
-
U
U
U
Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
-
P
P
P
X
Bicknell's Thrush Catharus bicknelli
-
P
P
P
Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia
-
P
P
P
X
Black-backed Woodpecker Picoides arcticus
P
P
P
P
X
Black-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus erythropthalmus
-
P
P
P
Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapilla
P
P
P
P
X
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
-
R
R
-
X
Black-throated Blue Warbler Dendroica caerulescens
-
P
P
P
X
Black-throated Green Warbler Dendroica virens
-
P
P
P
X
Blackburnian Warbler Dendroica fusca
-
P
P
P
X
Blackpoll Warbler Dendroica striata
-
P
P
P
X
Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
P
P
P
P
X
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
-
R
-
-
X
Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
-
-
-
U
X
Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus
-
P
P
P
-
Boreal Chickadee Poecile hudsonica
P
P
P
P
X
Brant Branta bernicla
-
U
-
-
-
Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
-
P
P
P
X
Brown Creeper Certhia americana
P
P
P
P
X
Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
-
P
P
P
X
Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
U
P
P
P
X
Bufflehead Bucephala albeola
-
U
-
U
X
Canada Goose Branta canadensis
-
P
-
P
X
Canada Warbler Wilsonia canadensis
-
P
P
P
X
Cape May Warbler Dendroica tigrina
-
U
U
U
X
Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
U
P
P
P
X
Chestnut-sided Warbler Dendroica pensylvanica
-
P
P
P
X
Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
-
P
P
P
X
Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
-
P
P
P
X
Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
-
P
P
P
X
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula
-
U
-
U
X
Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
-
P
P
P
X
Common Loon Gavia immer
-
P
P
P
X
Common Merganser Mergus merganser
-
P
P
P
X
Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor
-
P
-
P
-
Common Raven Corvus corax
P
P
P
P
X
Common Redpoll Carduelis flammea
U
U
-
U
X
Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
-
P
P
P
X
Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
U
P
U
P
X
Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
P
P
P
P
X
Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
-
U
-
U
-
Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
P
P
P
P
X
Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
-
P
P
P
X
Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus
-
P
P
P
X
Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
-
U
U
U
-
Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
-
P
P
P
X
Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
-
R
-
-
-
Eastern Wood-pewee Contopus virens
-
P
P
P
X
European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
U
P
P
P
X
Evening Grosbeak Coccothraustes vespertinus
P
P
P
P
X
Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla
-
P
P
P
X
Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca
-
P
-
P
X
Gadwall Anas strepera
-
R
-
R
-
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
-
U
-
U
X
Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
P
P
P
P
X
Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
-
P
P
P
X
Gray Jay Perisoreus canadensis
P
P
P
P
X
Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
-
P
P
P
X
Great Crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus
-
P
P
P
X
Great Gray Owl Strix nebulosa
R
-
-
-
-
Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
U
U
U
U
X
Greater Scaup Aythya marila
-
R
-
R
-
Green Heron Butorides virescens
-
P
P
P
X
Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
-
U
-
U
-
Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus
R
-
-
-
-
Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
P
P
P
P
X
Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
-
P
P
P
X
Herring Gull Larus argentatus
-
P
P
P
X
Hoary Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni
R
-
-
-
X
Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus
-
P
P
P
X
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus
-
U
-
U
X
Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris
-
R
-
R
X
House Finch Carpodacus mexicanus
P
P
P
P
-
House Sparrow Passer domesticus
U
U
U
U
-
House Wren Troglodytes aedon
-
P
P
P
-
Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
-
U
P
U
X
Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
-
P
P
P
-
Least Flycatcher Empidonax minimus
-
P
P
P
X
Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis
-
U
-
U
-
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
-
U
-
U
-
Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
-
P
P
P
-
Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus
-
U
-
U
-
Long-eared Owl Asio otus
-
-
-
-
-
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis
-
R
-
R
-
Magnolia Warbler Dendroica magnolia
-
P
P
P
X
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
-
P
P
P
X
Merlin Falco columbarius
-
R
-
R
-
Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
P
P
P
P
X
Mourning Warbler Oporornis philadelphia
-
P
P
P
X
Nashville Warbler Vermivora ruficapilla
-
P
P
P
X
Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
U
U
U
U
X
Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
-
P
P
P
X
Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis
P
P
P
P
X
Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
-
U
U
U
X
Northern Hawk Owl Surnia ulula
U
-
-
-
-
Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
-
U
U
U
X
Northern Parula Parula americana
-
P
P
P
X
Northern Pintail Anas acuta
-
U
-
U
-
Northern Rough-winged Swalllow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
-
U
-
U
-
Northern Saw-whet Owl Aegolius acadicus
P
P
P
P
X
Northern Shrike Lanius excubitor
U
-
-
-
X
Northern Waterthrush Seiurus noveboracensis
-
P
P
P
X
Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi
-
P
P
P
X
Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius
-
R
-
-
-
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
-
P
P
P
X
Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapilla
-
P
P
P
X
Palm Warbler Dendroica palmarum
-
-
-
-
-
Pererine Falcon Falco peregrinus
-
U
R
U
-
Philadelphia Vireo Vireo philadelphicus
-
U
U
U
-
Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
-
U
U
U
X
Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
P
P
P
P
X
Pine Grossbeak Pinicola enucleator
P
U
-
U
X
Pine Siskin Carduelis pinus
P
P
P
P
X
Pine Warbler Dendroica pinus
-
U
U
U
-
Purple Finch Carpodacus purpureus
P
P
P
P
X
Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra
P
P
P
P
X
Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
P
P
P
P
X
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator
-
R
-
R
X
Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus
-
P
P
P
X
Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus
-
R
R
R
-
Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
-
U
U
U
X
Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
U
P
P
P
X
Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata
-
R
-
R
-
Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
U
P
P
P
X
Ring-billed Gull Ring-billed Gull
-
P
P
P
X
Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
-
P
U
P
X
Rock Pigeon Columba livia
-
U
U
U
-
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus
-
P
P
P
X
Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
-
P
P
P
X
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris
-
P
P
P
X
Ruffed Grouse Bonasa umbellus
P
P
P
P
X
Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
-
P
P
P
X
Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
-
P
P
P
-
Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea
-
P
P
P
X
Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus
-
R
-
R
-
Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
P
P
P
P
X
Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis
P
P
-
P
X
Snow Goose Chen caerulescens
-
P
-
P
X
Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus
U
-
-
-
-
Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria
-
P
-
P
-
Solitary Vireo Vireo solitarius
-
P
P
P
X
Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
-
P
P
P
X
Surf Scotter Melanitta perspicillata
-
-
-
U
X
Sora Porzana carolina
-
R
-
R
-
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius
-
P
P
P
X
Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
-
P
P
P
X
Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
-
P
P
P
X
Tennessee Warbler Vermivora peregrina
-
U
-
P
-
Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
-
P
P
P
X
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
-
P
P
P
X
Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda
-
R
-
R
-
Veery Catharus fuscescens
-
P
P
P
X
Vesper Sparrow Pooecetes gramineus
-
U
R
U
-
Virginia Rail Rallus limicola
-
U
U
U
X
Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus
-
-
-
-
-
Whip-poor-will Caprimulgus vociferus
-
U
U
-
 -
White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
P
P
P
P
X
White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
-
P
-
P
X
White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
-
P
P
P
X
White-winged Crossbill Loxia leucoptera
P
P
P
P
X
White-winged Scoter Melanitta fusca
-
R
-
R
-
Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo
U
U
U
U
X
Willow Flycatcher Empidonax traillii
-
U
U
-
-
Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
-
P
P
P
X
Wilson's Warbler Wilsonia pusilla
-
U
-
U
-
Winter Wren Troglodytes troglodytes
-
P
P
P
X
Wood Duck Aix sponsa
-
P
P
P
X
Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina
-
P
P
P
X
Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechia
-
P
P
P
X
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Empidonax flaviventris
-
P
P
P
X
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
-
P
P
P
X
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus
-
U
U
U
X
Yellow-rumped Warbler Dendroica coronata
-
P
P
P
X

Sources

Deisch, M. S., R. W. Sage, Jr. and P.F. Steblein. 1987. Checklist of vertebrate species found on Huntington Wildlife Forest and in the immediate vicinity. Adirondack Ecological Center, Special Project No. 1. 20pp.

Peterson, R.T. 1980. A field guide to the birds of eastern and central North America. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, MA. 384pp.

Personal observations of HWF staff


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