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

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


Legend: * Rare in CT. (Send details to CRRC). S: Sight record only I: Introduced E: Extirpated X: Extinct

Date Loons
Red-throated Loon
Common Loon

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

Gannets
Northern Gannet

Pelicans
American White Pelican*
Brown Pelican*

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
White Ibis*
Glossy Ibis
White-faced Ibis*

Swans, Geese, and Ducks
Tundra Swan
Mute Swan (I)
Pink-footed Goose*
Greater White-fronted Goose
Snow Goose
Brant
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Green-winged Teal
American Black Duck
Mallard
Northern Pintail
Blue-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal*
Northern Shoveler
Gadwall
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon
Canvasback
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck
Tufted Duck*
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Common Eider
King Eider*
Labrador Duck (X)
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

American Vultures
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture

Kites, Eagles, and Hawks
Osprey
Swallow-tailed Kite*
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
Date Sandpipers and Phalaropes cont.
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Red Knot
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

Auks, Murres, and Puffins
Dovekie *
Thick-billed Murre*
Razorbill *(S)
Black Guillemot*

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

Swifts
Chimney Swift

Hummingbirds
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird *

Kingfishers
Belted Kingfisher

Woodpeckers
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Black-backed Woodpecker *
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker

Tyrant Flycatchers
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Acadian Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher *

Larks
Horned Lark

Swallows
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
N. Rough-winged Swallow
Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Cave Swallow*
Barn Swallow

Jays and Crows
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Common Raven

Chickadees and Titmice
Black-capped Chickadee
Boreal Chickadee*
Tufted Titmouse

Nuthatches
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch

Creepers
Brown Creeper

Wrens
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Winter Wren
Sedge Wren*
Marsh Wren
Date Kinglets and Thrushes
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Northern Wheatear *
Eastern Bluebird
Mountain Bluebird *
Townsend's Solitaire *
Veery
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Bicknell's Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Varied Thrush*

Thrashers
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher

Pipits
American Pipit

Waxwings
Bohemian Waxwing*
Cedar Waxwing

Shrikes
Northern Shrike
Loggerhead Shrike*

Starlings
European Starling (I)

Vireos
White-eyed Vireo
Blue-headed (Solitary) Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo

Wood-Warblers
Blue-winged Warbler
Golden-winged Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chesnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Pine Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Palm Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Cerulean Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Prothonotary Warbler
Worm-eating Warbler
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Louisiana Waterthrush
Kentucky Warbler
Connecticut Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Canada Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat

Tanagers
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager
Western Tanager*

Cardinals, Grosbeaks, and Buntings
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Black-headed Grosbeak*
Blue Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Dickcissel

Towhees, Sparrows, and Longspurs
Eastern Towhee
American Tree Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Clay-colored Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
Henslow's Sparrow*
Salt-marsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow
Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow
Seaside Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song SparrowSwamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Harris' Sparrow*
Dark-eyed Junco
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting

Blackbirds and Orioles
Bobolink
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird
Boat-tailed Grackle*(S)
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
Bullock's Oriole*

Finches
Pine Grosbeak
Purple Finch
House Finch
Red Crossbill
White-winged Crossbill
Common Redpoll
Hoary Redpoll*
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
Evening Grosbeak

Old World Sparrows
House Sparrow (I)

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