Birds of the Northwoods

Gray Jay

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Species Index


Year Round Residents

Grouse

  • Bonasa umbellus, Ruffed
  • Canachites canadensis, Spruce
  • Hawks

  • Accipiter gentilis, Goshawk
  • Owls

  • Strix varia, Barred
  • Aegolius funereus, Boreal
  • Strix nebulosa, Great Grey
  • Bubo virginianus, Great Horned
  • Corvids

  • Perisoreus canadensis, Gray Jay
  • Corvus corax, Common Raven
  • Woodpeckers

  • Dryocopus pileatus, Pileated
  • Picoides pubescens, Downy
  • Picoides villosus, Hairy
  • Picoides arcticus, Black Back
  • Picoides tridactylus, Three Toed
  • Chickadees

  • Parus atricapillus, Black Cap
  • Parus hudsonicus, Boreal
  • Nuthatches

  • Sitta carolinensis, White Breasted
  • Sitta canadensis, Red Breasted

  • Winter Visitors from Yet Farther North

  • Bombycilla garrulus, Bohemian Waxwing
  • Nyctea scandiaca, Snowy Owl
  • Surnia ulula, Northern Hawk Owl
  • Pinicola enucleator, Pine Grosbeak
  • Carduelis flammea, Common Redpoll


  • Migratory Water and Shore Birds

  • Gavia immer, Common Loon
  • Podilymbus podiceps, Pied Bill Grebe
  • Mergus merganser, Common Merganser
  • Anas platyrhynchos, Mallard Duck
  • Anas rubripes, Black Duck
  • Anas discours, Blue Wing Teal
  • Anas americana, American Wigeon
  • Bucephala clangula, Common Goldeneye
  • Lophodytes cucullatus, Hooded Merganser
  • Aythya collaris, Ring Neck Duck
  • Aix sponsa, Wood Duck
  • Ardea herodias, Great Blue Heron
  • Botaurus lentiginosus, American Bittern
  • Charadrius vociferous, Killdeer Plover
  • Tringa solitaria, Solitary Sandpiper
  • Actitis macularia, Spotted Sandpiper
  • Gallinago gallinago, Common Snipe
  • Scolopax minor, Woodcock
  • Larus argentatus, Herring Gull
  • Chlidonias niger, Black Tern
  • Migratory Raptors

  • Cathartes aura, Turkey Vulture
  • Pandion haliaetus, Osprey
  • Haliaeetus leucocephalus, Bald Eagle
  • Accipiter striatus, Sharp Shinned Hawk
  • Circus cyaneus, Northern Harrier
  • Falco sparverius, Kestrel
  • Falco columbarius, Merlin
  • Falco peregrinus, Peregrine Falcon
  • Buteo platypterus, Broad Winged Hawk
  • Buteo jamaicensis, Red Tailed Hawk
  • Asio otus, Long Eared Owl
  • Aegolius acadicus, Northern Saw Whet Owl
  • Other Migratory Non-Passerine Species

  • Coccyzus erythropthalmus, Black Billed Cuckoo
  • Chordeiles minor, Common Nighthawk
  • Caprimulgus vociferus, Whip-poor-will
  • Archilochus colubris, Ruby Throat Hummingbird
  • Megaceryle alcyon, Belted Kingfisher
  • Colaptes auratus, Northern Flicker
  • Sphyrapicus varius, Yellow Bellied Sapsucker
  • Passerine Migrants

    Flycatchers

  • Nuttallornis borealis, Olive Sided
  • Contopus virens, Eastern Wood Pewee
  • Empidonax flaviventris, Yellow Bellied
  • Empidonax alnorum , Alder
  • Empidonax minimus, Least
  • Sayornis phoebe, Eastern Phoebe
  • Tyranus tyranus, Eastern Kingbird
  • Hirundines

  • Iridoprocne bicolor, Tree Swallow
  • Hirundo rustica, Barn Swallow
  • Corvids

  • Cyanocitta cristata, Blue Jay
  • Corvus brachyrhynchos, American Crow
  • Creepers

  • Certhia familiaris, Brown Creeper
  • Wrens

  • Troglodytes troglodytes, Winter Wren
  • Troglodytes aedon, House Wren
  • Cistothorus platensis, Sedge Wren
  • Kinglets

  • Regulus calendula, Ruby Crowned Kinglet
  • Regulus satrapa, Gold Crowned Kinglet
  • Thrushes

  • Catharus fuscescens, Veery
  • Catharus ustulatus, Swainson's Thrush
  • Catharus guttatus, Hermit Thrush
  • Turdus migratorius, Robin
  • Mimic Thrushes

  • Dumetella carolinensis, Grey Catbird
  • Toxostoma rufum, Brown Thrasher
  • Waxwings

  • Bombycilla cedrorum, Cedar Waxwing
  • Starlings

  • Sturnus vulgaris, European Starling
  • Vireos

  • Vireo olivaceus, Red Eyed Vireo
  • Vireo philadelphicus, Philadelphia Vireo
  • Vireo solitarius, Solitary Vireo
  • Warblers

  • Vermivora peregrina, Tennessee
  • Dendroica tigrina, Cape May
  • Dendroica coronata, Yellow Rumped
  • Dendroica castanea, Bay Breasted
  • Dendroica palmarum, Palm
  • Oporornis agilis, Connecticut
  • Wilsonia pusilla, Wilson's
  • Vermivora ruficapilla, Nashville
  • Dendroica magnolia, Magnolia
  • Dendroica caerulescens, Black Throated Blue
  • Dendroica virens, Black Throated Green
  • Dendroica fusca, Blackburnian
  • Dendroica pensylvanica, Chestnut Sided
  • Seiurus noveboracensis, Northern Waterthrush
  • Oporornis philadelphia, Mourning
  • Wilsonia canadensis, Canada
  • Mniotilta varia, Black and White
  • Vermivora chrysoptera, Golden Winged
  • Parula americana, Northern Parula
  • Dendroica petechia, Yellow
  • Dendroica pinus, Pine
  • Seiurus aurocapillus, Ovenbird
  • Geothlypis trichas, Common Yellowthroat
  • Setophagia ruticilla, American Redstart
  • Tanagers

  • Piranga olivacea, Scarlet Tanager
  • Icterids

  • Agelaius phoeniceus, Red Winged Blackbird
  • Euphagus carolinus, Rusty Blackbird
  • Quiscalus quiscula, Common Grackle
  • Molothrus ater, Brown Headed Cowbird
  • Finches

  • Pheucticus ludovicianus, Rose Breasted Grosbeak
  • Passerina cyanea, Indigo Bunting
  • Spizella passerina, Chipping Sparrow
  • Spizella pallida, Clay Colored Sparrow
  • Ammospiza leconteii, Le Conte's Sparrow
  • Melospiza melodia, Song Sparrow
  • Melospiza lincolnii, Lincoln's sparrow
  • Melospiza georgiana, Swamp Sparrow
  • Zonotrichia albicollis, White Throated Sparrow
  • Junco hyemalis, Dark Eyed Junco
  • Carpodacus purpureus, Purple Finch
  • Loxia curvirostra, Red Crossbill
  • Loxia leucoptera, White Winged Crossbill
  • Carduelis pinus, Pine Siskin
  • Carduelis tristis, American Goldfinch
  • Hesperiphona vespertina, Evening Grosbeak
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