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

Total official species seen= 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
Pacific Loon*
Common Loon

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

Gannets
Northern Gannet

Shearwaters and Petrels
Northern Fulmar *
Black-capped Petrel *
Cory's Shearwater *
Greater Shearwater *
Manx Shearwater *(S)
Audubon's Shearwater*(S)

Storm-Petrels
Wilson's Storm-Petrel*
White-faced Storm-Petrel*
Leach's Storm-Petrel*

Pelicans
American White Pelican*
Brown Pelican*

Cormorants and Darters
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Cormorant
Anhinga *(S)

Frigatebirds
Magnificent Frigatebird*

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*

Storks
Wood Stork *

Swans, Geese, and Ducks
Fulvous Whistling-Duck*
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
Gyrfalcon *

Grouse, Turkeys, and Quail
Gray Partridge (EX)(I)
Ring-necked Pheasant (I)
Ruffed Grouse
Greater Prairie Chicken (EX)(S)
Wild Turkey
Northern Bobwhite

Rails, Gallinules, and Coots
Yellow Rail*
Black Rail*
Corn Crake*
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
Black-necked Stilt*
American Avocet*
Date Sandpipers and Phalaropes
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Spotted Redshank*
Solitary Sandpiper
Willet
Spotted Sandpiper
Upland Sandpiper
Eskimo Curlew*
Whimbrel
Long-billed Curlew*
Hudsonian Godwit
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Red Knot
Sanderling
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Baird's Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper*
Purple Sandpiper
Dunlin
Curlew Sandpiper*
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
Pomarine Jaeger *(S)
Parasitic Jaeger *
Long-tailed Jaeger*
Laughing Gull
Franklin's Gull*
Little Gull
Black-headed Gull
Bonaparte's Gull
Mew Gull*(S)
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Thayer's Gull*(S)
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Black-legged Kittiwake*
Ross's Gull*
Sabine's Gull*
Gull-billed Tern*(S)
Caspian Tern
Royal Tern
Sandwich Tern*
Roseate Tern
Common Tern
Arctic Tern*
Forster's Tern
Least Tern
Bridled Tern*
Sooty Tern*
Black Tern
Black Skimmer

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

Pigeons and Doves
Rock Dove (I)
Band-tailed Pigeon*(S)
White-winged Dove *(S)
Mourning Dove
Passenger Pigeon (X)

Parrots
Monk Parakeet (I)

Cuckoos
Black-billed Cuckoo
Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Owls
Barn Owl
Eastern Screech-Owl
Great Horned Owl
Snowy Owl
Burrowing Owl *
Barred Owl
Great Gray 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
Say's Phoebe *
Ash-throated Flycatcher *
Great Crested Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird *
Western Kingbird *
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
Date 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

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
Bell's 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 Gray Warbler*
Hermit Warbler* (S)
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
Painted Bunting*
Dickcissel

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

Blackbirds and Orioles
Bobolink
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird *(S)
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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