Birding Blitz of S. Illinois
 
Composite List of Species     

The following is a composite list of species located in southernmost Illinois during the last 4 Birding Blitz competitions.  It includes Common and Scientific names and order as per the Illinois Ornithological Society.    View 2012's Birding Blitz competition winners.

Order Anseriformes

Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens)
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)
Gadwall (Anas strepera)
American Wigeon (Anas americana)
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)
Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)
Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca)
Canvasback (Aythya valisineria)
Greater Scaup (Aythya marila)
Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis)
Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata)
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)
Common Merganser (Mergus merganser)
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator)
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris)

Order Galliformes

Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)
Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus)

Order Gaviiformes

Common Loon (Gavia immer)

Order Podicipediformes

Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) (threatened)

Order Pelecaniformes

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) (threatened)

Order Ciconiiformes

American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) (endangered)
Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis) (threatened)
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)
Great Egret (Ardea alba)
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) (endangered)
Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) (endangered)
Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)
Green Heron (Butorides virescens)
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) (endangered)
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (threatened)
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

Order Falconiformes

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) (endangered)
Mississippi Kite (Ictinia mississippiensis) (endangered)
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (threatened)
Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus) (endangered)
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) (endangered)
Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) (threateneded)
Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus)
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)
Merlin (Falco columbarius)
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) (endangered)

Order Gruiformes

King Rail (Rallus elegans)
Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola)
Sora (Porzana carolina)
Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)
American Coot (Fulica americana)

Order Charadriiformes

American Golden-Plover (Pluvialis dominicus)
Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus)
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)
American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularia)
Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria)
Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca)
Willet (Tringa semipalmata)
Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)
Upland Sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda) (endangered)
Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa)
Sanderling (Calidris alba)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla)
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)
White-rumped Sandpiper (Calidris fuscicollis)
Baird's Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii)
Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos)
Dunlin (Calidris alpina)
Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus)
Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus)
Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus)
Wilson's Snipe (Gallinago delicata)
American Woodcock (Scolopax minor)
Wilson's Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor) (endangered)
Franklin's Gull (Larus pipixcan)
Bonaparte's Gull (Larus philadelphia)
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)
Least Tern (Sterna antillarum) (endangered)
Caspian Tern (Sterna caspia)
Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) (endangered)
Forster's Tern (Sterna forsteri) (endangered)

Order Columbiformes

Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)
Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

Order Cuculiformes

Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus)

Order Strigiformes

Barn Owl (Tyto alba) (endangered)
Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio)
Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)
Barred Owl (Strix varia) (spec)
Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) (endangered)

Order Caprimulgiformes

Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor)
Chuck-will's-widow (Caprimulgus carolinensis)
Whip-poor-will (Caprimulgus vociferus)

Order Apodiformes

Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)

Order Coraciiformes

Belted Kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon)

Order Piciformes

Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)

Order Passeriformes

Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens)
Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens)
Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii)
Least Flycatcher (Empidonax minimus)
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus)
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)
Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus) (threatened)
White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)
Bell's vireo (Vireo bellii)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons)
Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius)
Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus)
Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus)
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)
Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus)
Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris)
Purple Martin (Progne subis)
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis)
Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia)
Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota)
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)
Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis)
Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)
Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)
Veery (Catharus fuscescens)
Gray-cheeked Thrush (Catharus minimus)
Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus)
Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)
Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina)
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
American Pipit (Anthus rubescens)
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)
Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora pinus)
Golden-winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera)
Tennessee Warbler (Vermivora peregrina)
Orange-crowned Warbler (Vermivora celata)
Nashville Warbler (Vermivora ruficapilla)
Northern Parula (Parula americana)
Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Dendroica pensylvanica)
Magnolia Warbler (Dendroica magnolia)
Cape May Warbler (Dendroica tigrina)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata)
Black-throated Green Warbler (Dendroica virens)
Blackburnian Warbler (Dendroica fusca)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Dendroica dominica)
Pine Warbler (Dendroica pinus)
Prairie Warbler (Dendroica discolor)
Palm Warbler (Dendroica palmarum)
Bay-breasted Warbler (Dendroica castanea)
Blackpoll Warbler (Dendroica striata)
Cerulean Warbler (Dendroica cerulea)
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)
Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea)
Worm-eating Warbler (Helmitheros vermivorus)
Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla)
Northern Waterthrush (Seiurus noveboracensis)
Louisiana Waterthrush (Seiurus motacilla)
Kentucky Warbler (Oporornis formosus)
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)
Hooded Warbler (Wilsonia citrina)
Wilson's Warbler (Wilsonia pusilla)
Canada Warbler (Wilsonia canadensis)
Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens)
Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra)
Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea)
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)
Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)
Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus)
Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus)
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)
Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum)
Henslow's Sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii) (endangered)
Le Conte's Sparrow (Ammodramus leconteii)
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii)
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)
Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea)
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)
Dickcissel (Spiza americana)
Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus)
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)
Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna)
Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus)
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)
Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius)
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)
Purple Finch (Carpodacus purpureus)
House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
 

 
 

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