Connecticut Birds Short Checklist
Courtesy of Nature's Nook
http://ibird.tripod.com/naturesnook.html

328 Species out of the official total of 402 as of January 1, 2002

Legend: * Rare in CT. (Send details to Ct. Rare Records Comm.). S: Sight record only I: Introduced

Date Loons
Red-throated Loon
Common Loon

Grebes
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Eared Grebe *

Gannets
Northern Gannet

Cormorants and Darters
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Cormorant

Bitterns and Herons
American Bittern
Least Bittern
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Ibises
Glossy Ibis
White-faced Ibis*

Swans, Geese, and Ducks
Tundra Swan
Mute Swan (I)
Greater White-fronted Goose
Snow Goose
Brant
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Green-winged Teal
American Black Duck
Mallard
Northern Pintail
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Gadwall
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon
Canvasback
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Common Eider
King Eider*
Harlequin Duck *
Long-tailed (Oldsquaw) Duck
Black Scoter
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Common Golden-eye
Barrow's Golden-eye
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Date American Vultures
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture

Kites, Eagles, and Hawks
Osprey
Mississippi Kite*(S)
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Northern Goshawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Swainson's Hawk*
Red-tailed Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Golden Eagle

Falcons
American Kestrel
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon

Grouse, Turkeys, and Quail
Ring-necked Pheasant (I)
Ruffed Grouse
Wild Turkey
Northern Bobwhite

Rails, Gallinules, and Coots
Yellow Rail*
Black Rail*
Clapper Rail
King Rail
Virginia Rail
Sora
Purple Gallinule*
Common Moorhen
American Coot

Cranes
Sandhill Crane

Plovers
Black-bellied Plover
American-Golden Plover
Wilson's Plover*
Semipalmated Plover
Piping Plover
Killdeer

Oystercatchers
American Oystercatcher

Stilts and Avocets
American Avocet*

Sandpipers and Phalaropes
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Solitary Sandpiper
Willet
Spotted Sandpiper
Upland Sandpiper
Whimbrel
Hudsonian Godwit
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Red Knot
Date Sandpipers and Phalaropes cont.
Sanderling
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Baird's Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Purple Sandpiper
Dunlin
Stilt Sandpiper
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Ruff *
Short-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher
Common Snipe
American Woodcock
Wilson's Phalarope
Red-necked Phalarope*
Red Phalarope*

Skuas, Gulls, Terns,and Skimmers
Laughing Gull
Franklin's Gull*
Little Gull
Black-headed Gull
Bonaparte's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Black-legged Kittiwake*
Caspian Tern
Royal Tern
Roseate Tern
Common Tern
Forster's Tern
Least Tern
Black Tern
Black Skimmer

Pigeons and Doves
Rock Dove (I)
Mourning Dove

Parrots
Monk Parakeet (I)

Cuckoos
Black-billed Cuckoo
Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Owls
Barn Owl
Eastern Screech-Owl
Great Horned Owl
Snowy Owl
Barred Owl
Long-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl
Boreal Owl *
Northern Saw-whet Owl

Goatsuckers
Common Nighthawk
Chuck-will's-widow *
Whippoorwill

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