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Copyright ã 2007 Michael H. Mitchell  All Rights Reserved.

    The following is a list of bird species that I have compiled for the Great 
	Dismal Swamp AND other areas.  I'm only listing those birds I have identified.  
There are so many more species to learn.  Names change from time to time and my 
books are a few years old.  As with the frogs I suggest purchasing a tape/CD 
of their calls and go out and LISTEN.  It is a great way to bird "watch".
Click on highlighted names to see photographs
  1. Acadian Flycatcher - Empidonax virescens
  2. American Crow - Corvus brachyrhynchos
  3. American Goldfinch - Carduelis tristis
  4. American Kestrel - Sparrow Hawk - Falco sparverius
  5. American Redstart - Setophaga ruticilla
  6. American Robin - Turdus migratorius
  7. American Widgeon - Anas americana
  8. [Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus] - Great Dismal Swamp
  9. [Barred Owl - Strix varia]
  10. Belted Kingfisher - Megaceryle alcyon
  11. Black and White Warbler - Mniotilta varia
  12. Black Duck - Anas rubripes
  13. [Black Skimmer - Rynchops niger - Ocracoke Island, N. C.]
  14. Blackpole Warbler - Dendroica striata
  15. Black Vulture (not so common) - Coragyps atratus
  16. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea - looks like mineature Mockingbird"
  17. Blue Jay - Cyanocitta cristata - you'll have no problem learning this call!
  18. Boat-tailed Grackle - Quiscalus major
  19. Bobwhite - Colinus virginianus
  20. Brant - Branta bernicla
  21. Brown Creeper - Certhia familiaris
  22. Brown-Headed Cowbird - Molothrus ater
  23. Brown-Headed Nuthatch - Sitta pusilla
  24. Brown Thrasher - Toxostoma rufum
  25. Bufflehead - Bucephala albeola
  26. Canada Goose - Branta canadensis
  27. Canada Warbler - Wilsonia canadensis
  28. Cardinal - Cardinalis cardinalis
  29. Carolina Chickadee - Parus carolinensis - absolutely adoreable
  30. Carolina Wren - Thryothorus ludovicianus - very small, very loud
  31. Cat Bird - Dumetella carolinensis
  32. Cedar Waxwing - Bombycillia cedrorum
  33. Common (Red-Shafted) Flicker - Colaptes aurattus
  34. Common Grackle - Quiscalus quiscula
  35. Common Tern - Sterna hirundo
  36. Common Yellow Throat - Geothlypis trichas
  37. Cormorant, Double-Crested - Phalacrocorax auritus
  38. [Cormorant, Double-Crested - Phalacrocorax auritus - Lake Drummond, Dismal Swamp
  39. [Dark-Eyed or Slate Colored Junco - Junco hyemalis - Great Dismal Swamp
  40. Downy Woodpecker - Picoides pubescens
  41. Eastern Bluebird - Sialia sialis
  42. [Eastern Kingbird - Tyrannus tyrannus Great Dismal Swamp
  43. Eastern Meadowlark - Sturnella magna - in fields just outside of swamp
  44. Eastern Pewee - Contopus virens - distinctive call, very neat!
  45. [Egret, Great - Casmerodia alba - ] flying/standing
  46. [Egret, Snowy - Egretta thula - Marathon Key, Fla] - sitting outside of window
  47. European Starling - Sturnus vulgaris
  48. Fish Crow - Corvus ossifragus
  49. Gadwal - Anas strepera
  50. [Golden-crowned Kinglet] - Regulus satrapa tiny bird, tiny voice
  51. Great-crested Flycatcher - Myiarchus crinitus
  52. [Gull, Greater Black-Backed - Larus marinus - Ocracoke Island, N. C.]
  53. [Gull, Laughing - Larus atricilla - Ocracoke Island, N. C.]
  54. [Gull, Ring-Billed - Larus delawarensis - Ocracoke Island, N. C.]
  55. [Heron, Black-Crowned Night - Nyctacorax nyctacorax - camouflaged at Everglades National Park, Fla]
  56. [Heron, Green - Butorides striatus - camouflaged at Everglades National Park, Fla]
  57. [Heron, Great Blue - Ardea herodias]
  58. [Heron, Tricolored or Louisiana - Egretta tricolor]
  59. [Heron, Great White - Ardea herodias or occidentalis - Marathon Key, Fla] - visiting inside house This Great White Heron periodically came into the house to party with some of Old Dominion University's marine biologists.
  60. Hermit Thrush - Catharus guttatus
  61. Herring Gull - Laurus argentatus
  62. Hooded Merganser - Lophodytes cucullatus
  63. Hooded Warbler - Wilsonia citrina
  64. House Finch - Carpodacus mexicanus - in man-made structures just outside of swamp
  65. House Sparrow - Passer domesticus - in man-made structures just outside of swamp
  66. [Ibis, Glossy - Plegadis falcinellus]- Ocracoke Island, N. C.
  67. [Ibis, White - Eudocimus albus - ]- Ocracoke Island, N. C.
  68. [Indigo Bunting - Passerina cyanea Great Dismal Swamp
  69. Killdeer - Charadrius vociferus
  70. Lesser Scaup - Aythya affinis
  71. Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos
  72. [Marsh Hawk (Northern Harrier) - Circus cyaneus - Hatteras Island] - with Peregrine Falcon
  73. Mockingbird - Mimus polyglottos - cool name!S
  74. Mourning Dove - Zenaida macroura
  75. [Mute Swan - Cygnus olor Lake Drummond, Great Dismal Swamp]
  76. Night Hawk or Night Jar - Chordeiles minor - fly high above making an insect-like buzz while they capture insects.
  77. Northern Parula Warbler - Parula americana
  78. Olive-Sided Flycatcher - Nuttallornis borealis - Peterson describes the call as "Quick 3 beers"
  79. Osprey - Pandion haliaetus
  80. Ovenbird - Seiurus ourocapillus
  81. [Pelican, Brown - Pelecanus occidentalis - Marathon Key, Fla]
  82. [Pelican, White & Brown - Pelecanus occidentalis - Hatteras Island]
  83. [Peregrine Falcon- Falco peregrinus - Hatteras Island] - alone & with Marsh Hawk
  84. Pied-billed Grebe - Podilymbus podiceps
  85. Pileated Woodpecker - Dryocopus pileatus
  86. Pine Warbler - Dendroica pinus
  87. Prairie Warbler - Dendroica discolor
  88. [Prothonotary Warbler (on nest) - Protonotaria citrea -
  89. Purple Martin - Progne subis
  90. Red-bellied Woodpecker - Melanerpes carolinus This one usually has a red cap, not belly.
  91. Red-eyed Vereo - Vireo olivaceus
  92. Red-Shouldered Hawk - Buteo lineatus - repeated short syllabic calls
  93. Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis - one drawn out call, descending
  94. Red-Winged Blackbird - Agelaius phoeniceus
  95. [Ruby-Throated Hummingbird - Archilochus colubris Honey Island Swamp]
    - these little guys are so small and so fast 
      that you really have to be watching.  However, once you learn their 
      delicate little chatter, you will hear them first and get a good look.
  96. Ruddy Duck - Oxyura jamaicensis
  97. [Ruddy Turnstone - Arenaria interpres - Oregon Inlet, N. C.] This very busy little shore bird continuously turns shells over to find a snack.
  98. Rufous-Sided Towhee - Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  99. [Sanderling - Calidris alba - Hatteras Island]
  100. [Screetch Owl - Otus asio]
  101. Snow Goose - Chen caerulescens
  102. Spotted Sandpiper - Actitis macularia
  103. Swallow-Tailed Kite - Elanoides forficatus Confirmed by local Audobon Society about 10 yrs ago.
  104. Tree Swallow - Iridoprocne bicolor
  105. Tufted Titmouse - Parus bicolor
  106. Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura
  107. White-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta carolinensis
  108. White-eyed Vereo - Vireo griseus
  109. White-throated Sparrow - Zonotrichia albicollis
  110. [Wood Duck - Aix sponsa Honey Island Swamp]
  111. Yellow-Crowned Night Heron - Nyctanassa violacea
  112. [Yellow-Rumped (Myrtle) Warbler] - Dendroica petechia
  113. Yellow-billed Cuckoo - Coccyzus americanus
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