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ORDER ANSERIFORMES
FAMILY ANATIDAE: DUCKS, GEESE, SWANS
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Dendrocygna autumnalis [A]
Fulvous Whistling-Duck, Dendrocygna bicolor [A]
Greater White-fronted Goose, Anser albifrons
Snow Goose, Chen caerulescens
Ross's Goose, Chen rossii
Brant, Branta bernicla [C]
Cackling Goose, Branta hutchinsii
Canada Goose, Branta canadensis
Mute Swan, Cygnus olor (I)
Trumpeter Swan, Cygnus buccinator
Tundra Swan, Cygnus columbianus
Wood Duck, Aix sponsa
Gadwall, Anas strepera
Eurasian Wigeon, Anas penelope [C]
American Wigeon, Anas americana
American Black Duck, Anas rubripes
Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos
Blue-winged Teal, Anas discors
Cinnamon Teal, Anas cyanoptera [A]
Northern Shoveler, Anas clypeata
Northern Pintail, Anas acuta
Garganey, Anas querquedula [A]
Green-winged Teal, Anas crecca
Canvasback, Aythya valisineria
Redhead, Aythya americana
Ring-necked Duck, Aythya collaris
Tufted Duck, Aythya fuligula [A]
Greater Scaup, Aythya marila
Lesser Scaup, Aythya affinis
King Eider, Somateria spectabilis [C]
Common Eider, Somateria mollissima [A]
Harlequin Duck, Histrionicus histrionicus
Surf Scoter, Melanitta perspicillata
White-winged Scoter, Melanitta fusca
Black Scoter, Melanitta americana
Long-tailed Duck, Clangula hyemalis
Bufflehead, Bucephala albeola
Common Goldeneye, Bucephala clangula
Barrow's Goldeneye, Bucephala islandica [C]
Hooded Merganser, Lophodytes cucullatus
Common Merganser, Mergus merganser
Red-breasted Merganser, Mergus serrator
Ruddy Duck, Oxyura jamaicensis

ORDER GALLIFORMES
FAMILY ODONTOPHORIDAE: NEW WORLD QUAILS
Northern Bobwhite, Colinus virginianus


FAMILY PHASIANIDAE: PHEASANTS, GROUSE, TURKEYS
Ring-necked Pheasant, Phasianus colchicus (I)
Ruffed Grouse, Bonasa umbellus
Spruce Grouse, Falcipennis canadensis
Sharp-tailed Grouse, Tympanuchus phasianellus
Greater Prairie-Chicken, Tympanuchus cupido [Ex]
Wild Turkey, Meleagris gallopavo

ORDER GAVIIFORMES
FAMILY GAVIIDAE: LOONS
Red-throated Loon, Gavia stellata
Pacific Loon, Gavia pacifica
Common Loon, Gavia immer
Yellow-billed Loon, Gavia adamsii [A]

ORDER PODICIPEDIFORMES
FAMILY PODICIPEDIDAE: GREBES
Pied-billed Grebe, Podilymbus podiceps
Horned Grebe, Podiceps auritus
Red-necked Grebe, Podiceps grisegena
Eared Grebe, Podiceps nigricollis
Western Grebe, Aechmophorus occidentalis [C]

ORDER PROCELLARIIFORMES
FAMILY PROCELLARIIDAE: SHEARWATERS
Manx Shearwater, Puffinus puffinus [A]

ORDER CICONIIFORMES
FAMILY CICONIIDAE: STORKS
Wood Stork, Mycteria americana [A]

ORDER SULIIFORMES
FAMILY FREGATIDAE: FRIGATEBIRDS
Magnificent Frigatebird, Fregata magnificens [A]
Lesser Frigatebird, Fregata ariel [A]

FAMILY SULIDAE: GANNETS
Northern Gannet, Morus bassanus [C]

FAMILY PHALACROCORACIDAE: CORMORANTS
Neotropic Cormorant, Phalacrocorax brasilianus [A]
Double-crested Cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus

FAMILY ANHINGIDAE: ANHINGAS
Anhinga, Anhinga anhinga [A]

ORDER PELECANIFORMES
FAMILY PELECANIDAE: PELICANS
American White Pelican, Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis [C]


FAMILY ARDEIDAE: BITTERNS, EGRETS, HERONS
American Bittern, Botaurus lentiginosus
Least Bittern, Ixobrychus exilis
Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias
Great Egret, Ardea alba
Snowy Egret, Egretta thula
Little Blue Heron, Egretta caerulea
Tricolored Heron, Egretta tricolor [C]
Reddish Egret, Egretta rufescens [A]
Cattle Egret, Bubulcus ibis
Green Heron, Butorides virescens
Black-crowned Night-Heron, Nycticorax nycticorax
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Nyctanassa violacea

FAMILY THRESKIORNITHIDAE: IBISES
White Ibis, Eudocimus albus [A]
Glossy Ibis, Plegadis falcinellus [C]
White-faced Ibis, Plegadis chihi [C]

ORDER ACCIPITRIFORMES
FAMILY CATHARTIDAE: NEW WORLD VULTURES
Black Vulture, Coragyps atratus [C]
Turkey Vulture, Cathartes aura

FAMILY PANDIONIDAE: OPSPREY
Osprey , Pandion haliaetus

FAMILY ACCIPITRIDAE: KITES, EAGLES, HAWKS
Swallow-tailed Kite, Elanoides forficatus [C]
Mississippi Kite, Ictinia mississippiensis [C]
Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Northern Harrier, Circus cyaneus
Sharp-shinned Hawk, Accipiter striatus
Cooper's Hawk, Accipiter cooperii
Northern Goshawk, Accipiter gentilis
Red-shouldered Hawk, Buteo lineatus
Broad-winged Hawk, Buteo platypterus
Short-tailed Hawk, Buteo brachyurus [A]
Swainson's Hawk, Buteo swainsoni
Red-tailed Hawk, Buteo jamaicensis
Ferruginous Hawk, Buteo regalis [A]
Rough-legged Hawk, Buteo lagopus
Golden Eagle, Aquila chrysaetos

ORDER FALCONIFORMES
FAMILY FALCONIDAE: FALCONS
American Kestrel, Falco sparverius
Merlin, Falco columbarius
Gyrfalcon, Falco rusticolus
Peregrine Falcon, Falco peregrinus
Prairie Falcon, Falco mexicanus [A]

ORDER GRUIFORMES
FAMILY RALLIDAE: RAILS, GALLINULES, COOTS
Yellow Rail, Coturnicops noveboracensis
Black Rail, Laterallus jamaicensis [A]
King Rail, Rallus elegans [C]
Virginia Rail, Rallus limicola
Sora, Porzana carolina
Purple Gallinule, Porphyrio martinica [A]
Common Gallinule, Gallinula galeata
American Coot, Fulica americana

FAMILY GRUIDAE: CRANES
Sandhill Crane, Grus canadensis
Whooping Crane, Grus americana (sightings are possible in MI)

ORDER CHARADRIIFORMES
FAMILY CHARADRIIDAE: PLOVERS
Black-bellied Plover, Pluvialis squatarola
American Golden-Plover, Pluvialis dominica
Snowy Plover, Charadrius nivosus [A]
Wilson's Plover, Charadrius wilsonia [A]
Semipalmated Plover, Charadrius semipalmatus
Piping Plover, Charadrius melodus
Killdeer, Charadrius vociferus

FAMILY RECURVIROSTRIDAE: AVOCETS, STILTS
Black-necked Stilt, Himantopus mexicanus [C]
American Avocet, Recurvirostra americana

FAMILY SCOLOPACIDAE: SANDPIPERS, PHALAROPES
Spotted Sandpiper, Actitis macularius
Solitary Sandpiper, Tringa solitaria
Spotted Redshank, Tringa erythropus [A]
Greater Yellowlegs, Tringa melanoleuca
Willet, Tringa semipalmata
Lesser Yellowlegs, Tringa flavipes
Upland Sandpiper, Bartramia longicauda
Eskimo Curlew, Numenius borealis [A]
Long-billed Curlew, Numenius americanus [A]
Whimbrel, Numenius phaeopus
Hudsonian Godwit, Limosa haemastica
Marbled Godwit, Limosa fedoa
Ruddy Turnstone, Arenaria interpres
Red Knot, Calidris canutus
Sanderling, Calidris alba
Semipalmated Sandpiper, Calidris pusilla
Western Sandpiper, Calidris mauri [C]
Least Sandpiper, Calidris minutilla
White-rumped Sandpiper, Calidris fuscicollis
Baird's Sandpiper, Calidris bairdii
Pectoral Sandpiper, Calidris melanotos
Purple Sandpiper, Calidris maritima
Dunlin, Calidris alpina
Curlew Sandpiper, Calidris ferruginea [C]
Stilt Sandpiper, Calidris himantopus
Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Tryngites subruficollis
Ruff, Philomachus pugnax
Short-billed Dowitcher, Limnodromus griseus
Long-billed Dowitcher, Limnodromus scolopaceus
Wilson's Snipe, Gallinago delicata
American Woodcock, Scolopax minor
Wilson's Phalarope, Phalaropus tricolor
Red-necked Phalarope, Phalaropus lobatus
Red Phalarope, Phalaropus fulicarius [C]

FAMILY LARIDAE: KITTIWAKES, GULLS, TERNS
Black-legged Kittiwake, Rissa tridactyla
Ivory Gull, Pagophila eburnea [A]
Sabine's Gull, Xema sabini
Bonaparte's Gull, Chroicocephalus philadelphia
Black-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus ridibundus [A]
Little Gull, Hydrocoloeus minutus
Laughing Gull, Leucophaeus atricilla
Franklin's Gull, Leucophaeus pipixcan
Heermann's Gull, Larus heermanni [A]
Mew Gull, Larus canus [A]
Ring-billed Gull, Larus delawarensis
California Gull, Larus californicus [C]
Herring Gull, Larus argentatus
Thayer's Gull, Larus thayeri
Iceland Gull, Larus glaucoides
Lesser Black-backed Gull, Larus fuscus
Slaty-backed Gull, Larus schistisagus [A]
Glaucous-winged Gull, Larus glaucescens [A]
Glaucous Gull, Larus hyperboreus
Great Black-backed Gull, Larus marinus
Least Tern, Sterna antillarum [C]
Gull-billed Tern,Gelochelidon nilotica [A]
Caspian Tern, Hydroprogne caspia
Black Tern, Chlidonias niger
Roseate Tern,Sterna dougallii [A]
Common Tern, Sterna hirundo
Arctic Tern, Sterna paradisaea [C]
Forster's Tern, Sterna forsteri
Royal Tern,Thalasseus maximus [A]
Sandwich Tern, Sterna sandvicensis [A]

FAMILY STERCORARIIDAE: JAEGERS
Pomarine Jaeger, Stercorarius pomarinus [C]
Parasitic Jaeger, Stercorarius parasiticus
Long-tailed Jaeger, Stercorarius longicaudus [C]

FAMILY ALCIDAE: AUKS, MURRES
Dovekie, Alle alle [A]
Thick-billed Murre, Uria lomvia [A]
Ancient Murrelet, Synthliboramphus antiquus [C]

ORDER COLUMBIFORMES
FAMILY COLUMBIDAE: PIGEONS, DOVES
Rock Pigeon, Columba livia (I)
Band-tailed Pigeon, Patagioenas fasciata [A]
Eurasian Collared-Dove, Streptopelia decaocto
White-winged Dove, Zenaida asiatica [C]
Mourning Dove, Zenaida macroura
Passenger Pigeon, Ectopistes migratorius [E]
Inca Dove, Columbina inca [A]
Common Ground-Dove, Columbina passerina [A]

ORDER CUCULIFORMES
FAMILY CUCULIDAE: CUCKOOS, ANIS
Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Coccyzus americanus
Black-billed Cuckoo, Coccyzus erythropthalmus
Groove-billed Ani, Crotophaga sulcirostris [A]

ORDER STRIGIFORMES
FAMILY TYTONIDAE: BARN-OWLS
Barn Owl, Tyto alba [C]

FAMILY STRIGIDAE: OWLS
Eastern Screech-Owl, Megascops asio
Great Horned Owl, Bubo virginianus
Snowy Owl, Bubo scandiaca
Northern Hawk Owl, Surnia ulula
Burrowing Owl, Athene cunicularia [A]
Barred Owl, Strix varia
Great Gray Owl, Strix nebulosa
Long-eared Owl, Asio otus
Short-eared Owl, Asio flammeus
Boreal Owl, Aegolius funereus
Northern Saw-whet Owl, Aegolius acadicus

ORDER CAPRIMULGIFORMES
FAMILY CAPRIMULGIDAE: NIGHTJARS
Common Nighthawk, Chordeiles minor
Chuck-will's-widow, Caprimulgus carolinensis [C]
Eastern Whip-poor-will, Caprimulgus vociferus

ORDER APODIFORMES
FAMILY APODIDAE: SWIFTS
White-collared Swift, Streptoprocne zonaris [A]
Chimney Swift, Chaetura pelagica
White-throated Swift, Aeronautes saxatalis [A]

FAMILY TROCHILIDAE: HUMMINGBIRDS
Green Violetear, Colibri thalassinus [C]
Broad-billed Hummingbird, Cynanthus latirostris [A]
White-eared Hummingbird, Hylocharis leucotis [A]
Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Archilochus colubris
Anna's Hummingbird, Calypte anna [A]
Rufous Hummingbird, Selasphorus rufus

ORDER CORACIIFORMES
FAMILY ALCEDINIDAE: KINGFISHERS
Belted Kingfisher, Megaceryle alcyon

ORDER PICIFORMES
FAMILY PICIDAE: WOODPECKERS
Lewis's Woodpecker, Melanerpes lewis [A]
Red-headed Woodpecker, Melanerpes erythrocephalus
Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Melanerpes aurifrons [A]
Red-bellied Woodpecker, Melanerpes carolinus
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Sphyrapicus varius
Downy Woodpecker, Picoides pubescens
Hairy Woodpecker, Picoides villosus
American Three-toed Woodpecker, Picoides dorsalis [C]
Black-backed Woodpecker, Picoides arcticus
Northern Flicker, Colaptes auratus
Pileated Woodpecker, Dryocopus pileatus

ORDER PASSERIFORMES
FAMILY TYRANNIDAE: FLYCATCHERS
Olive-sided Flycatcher, Contopus cooperi
Eastern Wood-Pewee, Contopus virens
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Empidonax flaviventris
Acadian Flycatcher, Empidonax virescens
Alder Flycatcher, Empidonax alnorum
Willow Flycatcher, Empidonax traillii
Least Flycatcher, Empidonax minimus
Hammond's Flycatcher, Empidonax hammondii [A]
Eastern Phoebe, Sayornis phoebe
Say's Phoebe, Sayornis saya [C]
Vermilion Flycatcher, Pyrocephalus rubinus [A]
Ash-throated Flycatcher, Myiarchus cinerascens [A]
Great Crested Flycatcher, Myiarchus crinitus
Tropical Kingbird,Tyrannus melancholicus [A]
Couch's Kingbird,Tyrannus couchii [A]
Western Kingbird, Tyrannus verticalis
Eastern Kingbird, Tyrannus tyrannus
Gray Kingbird, Tyrannus dominicensis [A]
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Tyrannus forficatus [C]
Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Tyrannus savana [A]

FAMILY LANIIDAE: SHRIKES
Loggerhead Shrike, Lanius ludovicianus [C]
Northern Shrike, Lanius excubitor

FAMILY VIREONIDAE: VIREOS
White-eyed Vireo, Vireo griseus
Bell's Vireo, Vireo bellii [C]
Black-capped Vireo, Vireo atricapilla [A]
Yellow-throated Vireo, Vireo flavifrons
Blue-headed Vireo, Vireo solitarius
Warbling Vireo, Vireo gilvus
Philadelphia Vireo, Vireo philadelphicus
Red-eyed Vireo, Vireo olivaceus

FAMILY CORVIDAE: JAYS, MAGPIES, CROWS
Gray Jay, Perisoreus canadensis
Blue Jay ,Cyanocitta cristata
Clark's Nutcracker, Nucifraga columbiana [A]
Black-billed Magpie, Pica hudsonia [C]
American Crow, Corvus brachyrhynchos
Fish Crow, Corvus ossifragus [A]
Common Raven, Corvus corax

FAMILY ALAUDIDAE: LARKS
Horned Lark, Eremophila alpestris

FAMILY HIRUNDINIDAE: SWALLOWS
Purple Martin, Progne subis
Tree Swallow, Tachycineta bicolor
Violet-green Swallow, Tachycineta thalassina [A]
Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Stelgidopteryx serripennis
Bank Swallow, Riparia riparia
Cliff Swallow, Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
Cave Swallow, Petrochelidon fulva [C]
Barn Swallow, Hirundo rustica

FAMILY PARIDAE: CHICKADEES, TITMICE
Carolina Chickadee, Poecile carolinensis [A]
Black-capped Chickadee, Poecile atricapillus
Boreal Chickadee, Poecile hudsonicus
Tufted Titmouse, Baeolophus bicolor

FAMILY SITTIDAE: NUTHATCHES
Red-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta canadensis
White-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta carolinensis

FAMILY CERTHIIDAE: CREEPERS
Brown Creeper, Certhia americana

FAMILY TROGLODYTIDAE: WRENS
Rock Wren, Salpinctes obsoletus [C]
Carolina Wren, Thryothorus ludovicianus
Bewick's Wren, Thryomanes bewickii [A]
House Wren, Troglodytes aedon
Winter Wren, Troglodytes hiemalis
Sedge Wren, Cistothorus platensis
Marsh Wren, Cistothorus palustris

FAMILY POLIOPTILIDAE: GNATCATCHERS
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Polioptila caerulea

FAMILY REGULIDAE: KINGLETS
Golden-crowned Kinglet, Regulus satrapa
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Regulus calendula

FAMILY TURDIDAE: THRUSHES
Northern Wheatear, Oenanthe oenanthe [A]
Eastern Bluebird, Sialia sialis
Mountain Bluebird, Sialia currucoides [C]
Townsend's Solitaire, Myadestes townsendi
Veery, Catharus fuscescens
Gray-cheeked Thrush, Catharus minimus
Swainson's Thrush, Catharus ustulatus
Hermit Thrush, Catharus guttatus
Wood Thrush, Hylocichla mustelina
American Robin, Turdus migratorius
Varied Thrush, Ixoreus naevius

FAMILY MIMIDAE: MOCKINGBIRDS, THRASHERS
Gray Catbird, Dumetella carolinensis
Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos
Sage Thrasher, Oreoscoptes montanus [C]
Brown Thrasher, Toxostoma rufum

FAMILY STURNIDAE: STARLINGS
European Starling, Sturnus vulgaris (I)

FAMILY MOTACILLIDAE: WAGTAILS, PIPITS
White Wagtail, Motacilla alba [A]
American Pipit, Anthus rubescens
Sprague's Pipit, Anthus spragueii [A]

FAMILY BOMBYCILLIDAE: WAXWINGS
Bohemian Waxwing, Bombycilla garrulus
Cedar Waxwing, Bombycilla cedrorum

FAMILY CALCARIIDAE: LONGSPURS, SNOW BUNTINGS
Lapland Longspur, Calcarius lapponicus
Chestnut-collared Longspur, Calcarius ornatus [A]
Smith's Longspur, Calcarius pictus [C]
McCown's Longspur, Calcarius mccownii [A]
Snow Bunting, Plectrophenax nivalis

FAMILY PARULIDAE: WOOD-WARBLERS
Ovenbird, Seiurus aurocapillus
Worm-eating Warbler, Helmitheros vermivorum
Louisiana Waterthrush, Parkesia motacilla
Northern Waterthrush, Parkesia noveboracensis
Golden-winged Warbler, Vermivora chrysoptera
Brewster's Warbler, Vermivora cyano. x chrysopt.
Lawrence's Warbler, Vermivora cyano. x chrysopt.
Blue-winged Warbler, Vermivora cyanoptera
Black-and-white Warbler, Mniotilta varia
Prothonotary Warbler, Protonotaria citrea
Swainson's Warbler, Limnothlypis swainsonii [A]
Tennessee Warbler, Oreothlypis peregrina
Orange-crowned Warbler, Oreothlypis celata
Nashville Warbler, Oreothlypis ruficapilla
Virginia's Warbler, Oreothlypis virginiae [A]
Connecticut Warbler, Oporornis agilis
Mourning Warbler, Geothlypis philadelphia
Kentucky Warbler, Geothlypis formosa
Common Yellowthroat, Geothlypis trichas
Hooded Warbler, Setophaga citrina
American Redstart, Setophaga ruticilla
Kirtland's Warbler, Setophaga kirtlandii
Cape May Warbler, Setophaga tigrina
Cerulean Warbler, Setophaga cerulea
Northern Parula, Setophaga americana
Magnolia Warbler, Setophaga magnolia
Bay-breasted Warbler, Setophaga castanea
Blackburnian Warbler, Setophaga fusca
Yellow Warbler, Setophaga petechia
Chestnut-sided Warbler, Setophaga pensylvanica
Blackpoll Warbler, Setophaga striata
Black-throated Blue Warbler, Setophaga caerulescens
Palm Warbler, Setophaga palmarum
Pine Warbler, Setophaga pinus
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Setophaga coronata
Yellow-throated Warbler, Setophaga dominica
Prairie Warbler, Setophaga discolor
Black-throated Gray Warbler, Setophaga nigrescens [A]
Townsend's Warbler, Setophaga townsendi [A]
Black-throated Green Warbler, Setophaga virens
Canada Warbler, Cardellina canadensis
Wilson's Warbler, Cardellina pusilla
Painted Redstart, Myioborus pictus [A]
Yellow-breasted Chat, Icteria virens

FAMILY EMBERIZIDAE: TOWHEES, SPARROWS
Green-tailed Towhee, Pipilo chlorurus [C]
Spotted Towhee, Pipilo maculatus [C]
Eastern Towhee, Pipilo erythrophthalmus
Cassin's Sparrow, Peucaea cassinii [A]
Bachman's Sparrow, Peucaea aestivalis [A]
American Tree Sparrow, Spizella arborea
Chipping Sparrow, Spizella passerina
Clay-colored Sparrow, Spizella pallida
Brewer's Sparrow, Spizella breweri [A]
Field Sparrow, Spizella pusilla
Vesper Sparrow, Pooecetes gramineus
Lark Sparrow, Chondestes grammacus
Black-throated Sparrow, Amphispiza bilineata [A]
Lark Bunting, Calamospiza melanocorys [C]
Savannah Sparrow, Passerculus sandwichensis
Grasshopper Sparrow, Ammodramus savannarum
Henslow's Sparrow, Ammodramus henslowii
Le Conte's Sparrow, Ammodramus leconteii
Nelson's Sparrow, Ammodramus nelsoni [C]
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
Golden-crowned Sparrow, Zonotrichia atricapilla [A]
Dark-eyed Junco, Junco hyemalis

FAMILY CARDINALIDAE: TANAGERS, CARDINALS, GROSBEAKS
Summer Tanager, Piranga rubra
Scarlet Tanager, Piranga olivacea
Western Tanager, Piranga ludoviciana [C]
Northern Cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis
Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Pheucticus ludovicianus
Black-headed Grosbeak, Pheucticus melanocephalus [A]
Blue Grosbeak, Passerina caerulea [C]
Lazuli Bunting, Passerina amoena [A]
Indigo Bunting, Passerina cyanea
Painted Bunting, Passerina ciris [C]
Dickcissel, Spiza americana

FAMILY ICTERIDAE: BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES
Bobolink, Dolichonyx oryzivorus
Red-winged Blackbird, Agelaius phoeniceus
Eastern Meadowlark, Sturnella magna
Western Meadowlark, Sturnella neglecta
Yellow-headed Blackbird, Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus
Rusty Blackbird, Euphagus carolinus
Brewer's Blackbird, Euphagus cyanocephalus
Common Grackle, Quiscalus quiscula
Boat-tailed/Great-tailed Grackle, Quiscalus major/mexicanus [A]
Brown-headed Cowbird, Molothrus ater
Orchard Oriole, Icterus spurius
Hooded Oriole, Icterus cucullatus [A]
Bullock's Oriole, Icterus bullockii [A]
Baltimore Oriole, Icterus galbula

FAMILY FRINGILLIDAE: FINCHES
Brambling, Fringilla montifringilla [A]
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch, Leucosticte tephrocotis [A]
Pine Grosbeak, Pinicola enucleator
Purple Finch, Carpodacus purpureus
House Finch, Carpodacus mexicanus
Red Crossbill, Loxia curvirostra
White-winged Crossbill, Loxia leucoptera
Common Redpoll, Acanthis flammea
Hoary Redpoll, Acanthis hornemanni
Pine Siskin, Spinus pinus
American Goldfinch, Spinus tristis
European Goldfinch, Carduelis carduelis (sightings possible in MI)
Evening Grosbeak, Coccothraustes vespertinus

FAMILY PASSERIDAE: OLD WORLD SPARROWS
House Sparrow, Passer domesticus (I)
Eurasian Tree Sparrow, Passer montanus [C]


List updated: Oct 2011
Species list is an adaptation of several Michigan checklists.
[A]    Accidental
[C]    Casual
[E]    Extinct
[Ex]  Extirpated
(I)     Introduced


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Searchable Ornithological
Research Archive


Species Audio Library
Wisc. Breeding Bird Atlas


JJ Audubon's Birds of America
Birds Listed by Family
List of Bird Image Plates

North American Bird Eggs
Chester A. Reed 1904
Flip Book Format
pdf Format
Via archive.org

Eggs-A Virtual Exhibition
Provincial Museum of Alberta


Wing Feather Images
Univ. of Puget Sound
Slater Museum of Nat. Hist.


Feather Atlas     
Flight Feathers of some N. A. Birds







michiganbirds.org
2011
Michiganbirds.org Owner
Dee Miller