This page describes the birds in the Northeast Creek basin.

Order: Anseriformes (Ducks, Geese, and Swans)

Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Swans)

Aix sponsa (Wood Duck) [Identification]

Order: Galliformes (Grouse, Quail, and Allies)

Family: Odontoforidae (New World Quail)

Colinus Virginianus (Northern Bobwhite) [Identification]

Order: Ciconiformes (Herons and Allies)

Family: Ardaeidae (Bitterns, Herons, and Allies)

Butorides virescens (Green Heron) [Identification]

Note: also called Butorides striatus; common name is also green-backed heron or striated heron.

Family: Cathartidae (New World Vultures)

Cathartes aura (Turkey Vulture) [Identification]

Order: Falconiformes (Hawks, Falcons, and Allies)

Family: Accipitridae (Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies)

Accipiter striatus (Sharp-shinned Hawk) [Identification]

Buteo lineatus (Red-shouldered Hawk) [Identification]

Buteo jamaicensis (Red-tailed Hawk) [Identification]

Order: Charadriiformes (Plovers, Sandpipers, and Allies)

Family: Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)

Charadrius vociferous (Killdeer) [Identification]

Scolopaccidae (Sandpipers, Phalaropes, and Allies)

Scolopax minor (American woodcock) [Identification]

Order: Columbiformes (Pigeons and Doves)

Family: Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)

Zenaida macroura (Mourning Dove) [Identification]

Order: Strigiformes (Owls)

Family: Strigidae (Typical Owls)

Bubo virginianus (Great Horned Owl) [Identification]

Strix varia (Barred Owl) [Identification]

Order: Caprimulgiformes (Nightjars)

Family: Caprimulgidae (Goatsuckers)

Caprimulgus caroliniensis (Chuck-will’s-widow) [Identification]

Order: Apodiformes (Swifts and Hummingbirds)

Family: Apodidae (Swifts)

Chaetura pelagica (Chimney Swift) [Identification]

Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)

Archilochus colubris (Ruby-throated Hummingbird) [Identification]

Order: Piciformes (Woodpeckers)

Family: Picidae (Woodpeckers)

Melanerpes carolinus (Red-bellied Woodpecker) [Identification]

Picoides pubescens (Downy Woodpecker) [Identification]

Picoides villosus (Hairy Woodpecker) [Identification]

Colaptes auratus (Northern Flicker) [Identification]

Dryocopus pileatus (Pileated Woodpecker) [Identification]

Order: Passeriformes (Perching Birds)

Family: Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)

Contopus virens (Eastern Wood-Pewee) [Identification]

Empidonax virescens (Acadian Flycatcher) [Identification]

Sayornis phoebe (Eastern Phoebe) [Identification]

Tyrannus tyrannus (Eastern Kingbird) [Identification]

Myiarchus crinitus (Great Crested Flycatcher) [Identification]

Family: Vireonidae (Vireos)

Vireo griseus (White-eyed Vireo) [Identification]

Vireo flavifrons (Yellow-throated Vireo) [Identification]

Vireo olivaceus (Red-eyed Vireo) [Identification]

Family: Corvidae (Jays, Magpies, and Crows)

Cyanocitta cristata (Blue Jay) [Identification]

Corvus brachyrhynchos (American Crow) [Identification]

Corvus ossifragus (Fish Crow) [Identification]

Family: Hirundinidae (Swallows)

Progne subis (Purple Martin) [Identification]

Family: Paridae (Chickadees and Titmice)

Poecile carolinensis (Carolina Chickadee) [Identification]

Baeolophus bicolor (Tufted Titmouse) [Identification]

Family: Sittidae (Nuthatches)

Sitta carolinensis (White-breasted Nuthatch) [Identification]

Sitta pusilla (Brown-headed Nuthatch) [Identification]

Family: Troglodytidae (Wrens)

Thryothorus ludovicianus (Carolina Wren) [Identification]

Troglodytes aedon (House Wren) [Identification]

Family: Syvididae (Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers)

Polioptila caerulea (Blue-gray Gnatcatcher) [Identification]

Family: Turdidae (Thrushes)

Sialia sialis (Eastern Bluebird) [Identification]

Hylocichla mustelina (Wood Thrush) [Identification]

Turdus migratorius (American Robin) [Identification]

Family: Mimidae (Mockingbirds, Thrashers, and Allies)

Dumetella carolinensis (Gray Catbird) [Identification]

Mimus polyglottos (Northern Mockingbird) [Identification]

Toxostoma rufum (Brown Thrasher) [Identification]

Family: Sturnidae (Starlings and Allies)

Sturnus vulgaris (European Starling) [Identification]

Family: Parulidae (Wood-Warblers)

Parula americana (Northern Parula) [Identification]

Dendroica dominica (Yellow-throated Warbler) [Identification]

Dendroica pinus (Pine Warbler) [Identification]

Dendroica discolor (Prairie Warbler) [Identification]

Mniotilta varia (Black-and-white Warbler) [Identification]

Setophaga ruticilla (American Redstart) [Identification]

Protonotaria citrea (Prothonotary Warbler) [Identification]

Seiurus aurocapillus (Ovenbird) [Identification]

Seiurus motacilla (Louisiana Waterthrush) [Identification]

Oporornis formosus (Kentucky Warbler) [Identification]

Geothlypis trichas (Common Yellowthroat) [Identification]

Wilsonia citrina (Hooded Warbler) [Identification]

Icteria virens (Yellow-breasted Chat) [Identification]

Family: Emberizidae (New World Sparrows and Allies)

Pipilo erythrophthalmus (Eastern Towhee) [Identification]

Spizella passerina (Chipping Sparrow) [Identification]

Spizella pusilla (Field Sparrow) [Identification]

Family: Cardinalidae (Cardinals, Grosbeaks, and Allies)

Piranga rubra (Summer Tanager) [Identification]

Piranga olivacea (Scarlet Tanager) [Identification]

Cardinalis cardinalis (Northern Cardinal) [Identification]

Passerina caerulea (Blue Grosbeak) [Identification]

Passerina cyanea (Indigo Bunting) [Identification]

Family: Icteridae (Blackbirds and Allies)

Agelaius phoeniceus (Red-winged Blackbird) [Identification]

Quiscalus quiscula (Common Grackle) [Identification]

Molothrus ater (Brown-headed Cowbird) [Identification]

Family: Fringillidae (Finches and Allies)

Carpodacus mexicanus (House Finch) [Identification]

Spinus tristis (American Goldfinch) [Identification]

Family: Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)

Passer domesticus (House Sparrow) [Identification]

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