Monroe County Checklist

Total: 400 species

Only birds on the ABA list are included. Extirpated or extinct species are in red and marked with [X].

Anatidae DUCKS, GEESE, SWANS

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

Fulvous Whistling-Duck

Snow Goose

Brant

Canada Goose

Muscovy Duck

Wood Duck

Blue-winged Teal

Cinnamon Teal

Northern Shoveler

Gadwall

Eurasian Wigeon

American Wigeon

American Black Duck

Mallard

Mottled Duck

White-cheeked Pintail

Northern Pintail

Green-winged Teal

Canvasback

Redhead

Ring-necked Duck

Greater Scaup

Lesser Scaup

Common Eider

Black Scoter

Long-tailed Duck

Bufflehead

Hooded Merganser

Common Merganser

Red-breasted Merganser

Masked Duck

Ruddy Duck

Odontophoridae NEW WORLD QUAIL

Northern Bobwhite

Phasianidae PHEASANTS, GROUSE, TURKEYS, PARTRIDGES

Wild Turkey

Gaviidae LOONS

Red-throated Loon

Pacific Loon

Common Loon

Podicipedidae GREBES

Least Grebe

Pied-billed Grebe

Horned Grebe

Phoenicopteridae FLAMINGOS

American Flamingo

Diomedeidae ALBATROSSES

Yellow-nosed Albatross

Procellariidae PETRELS and SHEARWATERS

Black-capped Petrel

Cory's Shearwater

Great Shearwater

Sooty Shearwater

Manx Shearwater

Audubon's Shearwater

Hydrobatidae NORTHERN STORM-PETRELS

Wilson's Storm-Petrel

Leach's Storm-Petrel

Band-rumped Storm-Petrel

Phaethontidae TROPICBIRDS

White-tailed Tropicbird

Red-billed Tropicbird

Ciconiidae STORKS

Wood Stork

Sulidae BOOBIES, GANNETS

Masked Booby

Brown Booby

Red-footed Booby

Northern Gannet

Fregatidae FRIGATEBIRDS

Magnificent Frigatebird

Phalacrocoracidae CORMORANTS

Neotropic Cormorant

Double-crested Cormorant

Great Cormorant

Anhingidae ANHINGAS

Anhinga

Pelecanidae PELICANS

American White Pelican

Brown Pelican

Ardeidae HERONS, EGRETS, BITTERNS

American Bittern

Least Bittern

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Snowy Egret

Little Blue Heron

Tricolored Heron

Reddish Egret

Cattle Egret

Green Heron

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Threskiornithidae IBISES, SPOONBILLS

White Ibis

Scarlet Ibis

Glossy Ibis

White-faced Ibis

Roseate Spoonbill

Cathartidae NEW WORLD VULTURES

Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Pandionidae OSPREY

Osprey

Accipitridae HAWKS, KITES, EAGLES

White-tailed Kite

Swallow-tailed Kite

Snail Kite

Mississippi Kite

Northern Harrier

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Cooper's Hawk

Bald Eagle

Red-shouldered Hawk

Broad-winged Hawk

Short-tailed Hawk

Swainson's Hawk

Zone-tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Rough-legged Hawk

Rallidae RAILS, GALLINULES, COOTS

Yellow Rail

Black Rail

King Rail

Clapper Rail

Virginia Rail

Sora

Purple Gallinule

Common Gallinule

American Coot

Aramidae LIMPKIN

Limpkin

Gruidae CRANES

Sandhill Crane

Recurvirostridae STILTS and AVOCETS

Black-necked Stilt

American Avocet

Haematopodidae OYSTERCATCHERS

American Oystercatcher

Charadriidae PLOVERS, DOTTERELS

Black-bellied Plover

American Golden-Plover

Snowy Plover

Wilson's Plover

Semipalmated Plover

Piping Plover

Killdeer

Mountain Plover

Scolopacidae SANDPIPERS, SNIPES

Upland Sandpiper

Whimbrel

Long-billed Curlew

Bar-tailed Godwit

Hudsonian Godwit

Marbled Godwit

Ruddy Turnstone

Red Knot

Ruff

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper

Stilt Sandpiper

Curlew Sandpiper

Red-necked Stint

Sanderling

Dunlin

Purple Sandpiper

Baird's Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper

White-rumped Sandpiper

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Western Sandpiper

Short-billed Dowitcher

Long-billed Dowitcher

American Woodcock

Wilson's Snipe

Wilson's Phalarope

Red-necked Phalarope

Red Phalarope

Spotted Sandpiper

Solitary Sandpiper

Greater Yellowlegs

Willet

Lesser Yellowlegs

Stercorariidae SKUAS, JAEGERS

South Polar Skua

Pomarine Jaeger

Parasitic Jaeger

Long-tailed Jaeger

Alcidae AUKS

Dovekie

Laridae GULLS, TERNS, SKIMMERS

Black-legged Kittiwake

Sabine's Gull

Bonaparte's Gull

Laughing Gull

Franklin's Gull

Ring-billed Gull

Herring Gull

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Slaty-backed Gull

Glaucous Gull

Great Black-backed Gull

Brown Noddy

Black Noddy

Sooty Tern

Bridled Tern

Least Tern

Gull-billed Tern

Caspian Tern

Black Tern

Roseate Tern

Common Tern

Arctic Tern

Forster's Tern

Royal Tern

Sandwich Tern

Black Skimmer

Columbidae DOVES and PIGEONS

Rock Pigeon

White-crowned Pigeon

Eurasian Collared-Dove

Common Ground-Dove

Ruddy Quail-Dove

Key West Quail-Dove

White-tipped Dove

White-winged Dove

Zenaida Dove

Mourning Dove

Cuculidae CUCKOOS

Smooth-billed Ani

Groove-billed Ani

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Mangrove Cuckoo

Black-billed Cuckoo

Tytonidae BARN OWLS

Common Barn-Owl

Strigidae TYPICAL OWLS

Eastern Screech-Owl

Great Horned Owl

Burrowing Owl

Barred Owl

Long-eared Owl

Short-eared Owl

Caprimulgidae NIGHTJARS, NIGHTHAWKS

Lesser Nighthawk

Common Nighthawk

Antillean Nighthawk

Chuck-will's-widow

Whip-poor-will

Apodidae SWIFTS

Chimney Swift

Antillean Palm-Swift

Trochilidae HUMMINGBIRDS

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Black-chinned Hummingbird

Alcedinidae KINGFISHERS

Belted Kingfisher

Picidae WOODPECKERS

Red-headed Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Red-cockaded Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker

Ivory-billed Woodpecker [X]

Falconidae FALCONS, CARACARAS

Crested Caracara

American Kestrel

Merlin

Peregrine Falcon

Psittacidae PARROTS

Monk Parakeet

Tyrannidae TYRANT FLYCATCHERS

Olive-sided Flycatcher

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Cuban Pewee

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Acadian Flycatcher

Willow Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

Eastern Phoebe

Vermilion Flycatcher

Ash-throated Flycatcher

Great Crested Flycatcher

Brown-crested Flycatcher

La Sagra's Flycatcher

Piratic Flycatcher

Western Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird

Gray Kingbird

Loggerhead Kingbird

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Fork-tailed Flycatcher

Laniidae SHRIKES

Loggerhead Shrike

Vireonidae VIREOS

White-eyed Vireo

Thick-billed Vireo

Cuban Vireo

Bell's Vireo

Yellow-throated Vireo

Blue-headed Vireo

Philadelphia Vireo

Warbling Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Yellow-green Vireo

Black-whiskered Vireo

Corvidae CROWS and JAYS

Blue Jay

American Crow

Fish Crow

Alaudidae LARKS

Horned Lark

Hirundinidae MARTINS and SWALLOWS

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Purple Martin

Southern Martin

Tree Swallow

Bahama Swallow

Bank Swallow

Barn Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Cave Swallow

Paridae TITS and CHICKADEES

Tufted Titmouse

Sittidae NUTHATCHES

Brown-headed Nuthatch

Troglodytidae WRENS

House Wren

Sedge Wren

Marsh Wren

Carolina Wren

Regulidae KINGLETS

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Polioptilidae GNATCATCHERS

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Muscicapidae OLD WORLD FLYCATCHERS, CHATS

Northern Wheatear

Turdidae THRUSHES

Eastern Bluebird

Veery

Gray-cheeked Thrush

Swainson's Thrush

Hermit Thrush

Wood Thrush

Mimidae MOCKINGBIRDS, THRASHERS

Gray Catbird

Brown Thrasher

Bahama Mockingbird

Northern Mockingbird

Sturnidae STARLINGS and MYNAS

European Starling

Common Myna

Motacillidae WAGTAILS and PIPITS

White Wagtail

American Pipit

Bombycillidae WAXWINGS

Cedar Waxwing

Calcariidae LONGSPURS

Smith's Longspur

Parulidae WOOD-WARBLERS

Ovenbird

Worm-eating Warbler

Louisiana Waterthrush

Northern Waterthrush

Bachman's Warbler [X]

Golden-winged Warbler

Blue-winged Warbler

Black-and-white Warbler

Prothonotary Warbler

Swainson's Warbler

Tennessee Warbler

Orange-crowned Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Connecticut Warbler

MacGillivray's Warbler

Mourning Warbler

Kentucky Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Hooded Warbler

American Redstart

Cape May Warbler

Cerulean 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

Yellow-throated Warbler

Prairie Warbler

Black-throated Gray Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Townsend's Warbler

Canada Warbler

Wilson's Warbler

Thraupidae TANAGERS

Bananaquit

Yellow-faced Grassquit

Black-faced Grassquit

Passerellidae NEW WORLD SPARROWS

Bachman's Sparrow

Grasshopper Sparrow

Le Conte's Sparrow

Nelson's Sparrow

Saltmarsh Sparrow

Seaside Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow

Clay-colored Sparrow

Field Sparrow

Lark Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

White-crowned Sparrow

Harris's Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Vesper Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

Eastern Towhee

Spindalidae SPINDALISES

Western Spindalis

Icteriidae YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT

Yellow-breasted Chat

Cardinalidae CARDINALS, BUNTINGS and GROSBEAKS

Summer Tanager

Scarlet Tanager

Western Tanager

Northern Cardinal

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Black-headed Grosbeak

Blue Grosbeak

Lazuli Bunting

Indigo Bunting

Painted Bunting

Dickcissel

Icteridae NEW WORLD BLACKBIRDS

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Bobolink

Eastern Meadowlark

Orchard Oriole

Bullock's Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

Red-winged Blackbird

Tawny-shouldered Blackbird

Shiny Cowbird

Bronzed Cowbird

Brown-headed Cowbird

Rusty Blackbird

Brewer's Blackbird

Common Grackle

Boat-tailed Grackle

Fringillidae FINCHES

Purple Finch

Pine Siskin

American Goldfinch

Passeridae OLD WORLD SPARROWS

House Sparrow

Hypothetical

There is reason to think the following have occurred in Monroe County, but I lack clear-cut evidence.

Hypothetical Species

Eurasian Wigeon

Surf Scoter

Common Goldeneye

Red-necked Grebe

Eared Grebe

Golden Eagle

Common Greenshank

Black-tailed Godwit

Iceland Gull

Rufous Hummingbird

Alder Flycatcher

Say's Phoebe

Tropical Kingbird

Winter Wren

Bicknell's Thrush

Notable Subspecies

These have sometimes been considered separate species.

Golden Warbler (Yellow Warbler, Cuban race)

Audubon's Warbler (Yellow-rumped Warbler)