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Species Alpha Code* Safe date start** Safe date end Habitat
ORDER: ANSERIFORMES
FAMILY: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Swans)
  Canada Goose  CANG4 / 15 6 / 30 
  Mute Swan  MUSW4 / 1 6 / 30 
  Wood Duck  WODU4 / 1 6 / 30 
  Gadwall  GADW5 / 20 6 / 30 
  American Black Duck  ABDU5 / 20 6 / 30 
  Mallard  MALL5 / 1 6 / 30 
  Blue-winged Teal  BWTE6 / 1 6 / 30 
  Northern Shoveler  NSHO6 / 1 6 / 30 
  Green-winged Teal  AGWT6 / 1 6 / 30 
  Hooded Merganser  HOME5 / 1 6 / 15 
  Common Merganser  COME5 / 10 7 / 15 
  Ruddy Duck  RUDU6 / 10 6 / 30 
ORDER: GALLIFORMES
FAMILY: Phasianidae (Partidges, Grouse, Turkey, and Old World Quail)
  Ring-necked Pheasant  RNEP4 / 1 8 / 30 
  Ruffed Grouse  RUGR1 / 1 12 / 31 
  Wild Turkey  WITU3 / 15 8 / 15 
FAMILY: Odontophoridae (New World Quails)
  Northern Bobwhite  NOBO4 / 1 9 / 30 
ORDER: PODICIPEDIFORMES
FAMILY: Podicipedidae (Grebes)
  Pied-billed Grebe  PBGR5 / 20 6 / 30 
ORDER: PELECANIFORMES
FAMILY: Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants)
  Double-crested Cormorant  DCCO6 / 1 7 / 15 
ORDER: CICONIIFORMES
FAMILY: Ardeidae (Herons, Bitterns, and allies)
  American Bittern  AMBI5 / 15 7 / 10 
  Least Bittern  LEBI5 / 25 6 / 30 
  Great Blue Heron  GBHE5 / 1 6 / 30 
  Great Egret  GREG5 / 15 6 / 30 
  Snowy Egret  SNEG5 / 15 6 / 30 
  Little Blue Heron  LBHE5 / 25 6 / 30 
  Tricolored Heron  TRHE5 / 15 6 / 30 
  Cattle Egret  CAEG5 / 25 6 / 30 
  Green Heron  GRHE5 / 20 6 / 30 
  Black-crowned Night-Heron  BCNH5 / 15 6 / 30 
  Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  YCNH4 / 20 7 / 15 
FAMILY: Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills)
  Glossy Ibis  GLIB5 / 15 6 / 30 
FAMILY: Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
  Black Vulture  BLVU5 / 1 7 / 15 
  Turkey Vulture  TUVU5 / 20 7 / 15 
ORDER: FALCONIFORMES
FAMILY: Accipitridae (Hawks, Kites, Eagles, and Allies)
  Osprey  OSPR5 / 15 7 / 31 
  Bald Eagle  BAEA4 / 15 5 / 15 
  Northern Harrier  NOHA5 / 10 7 / 25 
  Sharp-shinned Hawk  SSHA5 / 25 7 / 31 
  Cooper's Hawk  COHA5 / 15 7 / 31 
  Red-shouldered Hawk  RSHA4 / 20 7 / 31 
  Broad-winged Hawk  BWHA6 / 1 7 / 31 
  Red-tailed Hawk  RTHA5 / 15 7 / 31 
FAMILY: Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
  American Kestrel  AMKE5 / 20 6 / 30 
  Peregrine Falcon  PEFA6 / 1 6 / 30 
ORDER: GRUIFORMES
FAMILY: Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
  Black Rail  BLRA5 / 1 7 / 31 
  Clapper Rail  CLRA4 / 15 7 / 31 
  King Rail  KIRA5 / 1 7 / 15 
  Virginia Rail  VIRA5 / 15 7 / 15 
  Sora  SORA6 / 1 7 / 10 
  Common Gallinule  COMO5 / 20 7 / 31 
  American Coot  AMCO5 / 20 7 / 31 
ORDER: CHARADRIIFORMES
FAMILY: Charadriidae (Lapwings and Plovers)
  Piping Plover  PIPL4 / 15 6 / 30 
  Killdeer  KILL4 / 15 6 / 20 
FAMILY: Haematopodidae (Oystercatchers)
  American Oystercatcher  AMOY5 / 1 6 / 30 
FAMILY: Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
  Black-necked Stilt  BNST5 / 1 6 / 30 
FAMILY: Scolopacidae (Sandpipers, Phalaropes, and Allies)
  Willet  WILL5 / 20 6 / 25 
  Spotted Sandpiper  SPSA6 / 10 6 / 25 
  Upland Sandpiper  UPSA5 / 10 6 / 25 
  American Woodcock  AMWO3 / 20 6 / 10 
FAMILY: Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
  Laughing Gull  LAGU5 / 1 6 / 30 
  Herring Gull  HERG4 / 1 6 / 30 
  Great Black-backed Gull  GBBG4 / 1 6 / 30 
  Gull-billed Tern  GBTE5 / 15 7 / 15 
  Common Tern  COTE6 / 1 7 / 1 
  Forster's Tern  FOTE5 / 15 7 / 1 
  Least Tern  LETE5 / 20 7 / 1 
  Black Skimmer  BLSK6 / 1 7 / 10 
ORDER: COLUMBIFORMES
FAMILY: Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
  Rock Pigeon  ROPI1 / 1 12 / 31 
  Eurasian Collared-Dove  EUCD3 / 1 7 / 31 
  Mourning Dove  MODO4 / 1 7 / 1 
ORDER: CUCULIFORMES
FAMILY: Cuculidae (Cuckoos, Roadrunners, and Anis)
  Black-billed Cuckoo  BBCU6 / 1 7 / 31 
  Yellow-billed Cuckoo  YBCU6 / 1 8 / 15 
ORDER: STRIGIFORMES
FAMILY: Tytonidae (Barn Owls)
  Barn Owl  BANO4 / 1 8 / 1 
FAMILY: Strigidae (Typical Owls)
  Eastern Screech-Owl  EASO12 / 1 6 / 30 
  Great Horned Owl  GHOW12 / 1 6 / 30 
  Barred Owl  BADO1 / 1 6 / 30 
  Long-eared Owl  LEOW5 / 1 8 / 15 
  Short-eared Owl  SEOW4 / 25 8 / 31 
ORDER: CAPRIMULGIFORMES
FAMILY: Caprimulgidae (Nighthawks and Allies)
  Common Nighthawk  CONI5 / 20 7 / 15 
  Chuck-will's-widow  CWWI5 / 1 7 / 15 
  unid. Mexican / Eastern Whip-poor-will  WPWI5 / 10 7 / 15 
ORDER: APODIFORMES
FAMILY: Apodidae (Swifts)
  Chimney Swift  CHSW5 / 20 7 / 15 
FAMILY: Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
  Ruby-throated Hummingbird  RTHU5 / 25 7 / 5 
ORDER: CORACIIFORMES
FAMILY: Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
  Belted Kingfisher  BEKI5 / 1 7 / 1 
ORDER: PICIFORMES
FAMILY: Picidae (Woodpeckers and Allies)
  Red-headed Woodpecker  RHWO5 / 15 8 / 15 
  Red-bellied Woodpecker  RBWO3 / 1 7 / 1 
  Downy Woodpecker  DOWO3 / 1 7 / 1 
  Hairy Woodpecker  HAWO3 / 1 7 / 1 
  (unid. Red/Yellow Shafted) Northern Flicker  NOFL4 / 20 7 / 20 
  Pileated Woodpecker  PIWO3 / 1 7 / 15 
ORDER: PASSERIFORMES
FAMILY: Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
  Eastern Wood-Pewee  EAWP5 / 25 7 / 31 
  Acadian Flycatcher  ACFL5 / 15 7 / 25 
  Willow Flycatcher  WIFL6 / 5 7 / 20 
  Least Flycatcher  LEFL6 / 1 7 / 15 
  Eastern Phoebe  EAPH4 / 20 7 / 1 
  Great Crested Flycatcher  GCFL5 / 25 7 / 31 
  Eastern Kingbird  EAKI5 / 25 7 / 5 
FAMILY: Laniidae (Shrikes)
  Loggerhead Shrike  LOSH3 / 15 6 / 30 
FAMILY: Vireonidae (Vireos)
  White-eyed Vireo  WEVI5 / 15 7 / 31 
  Yellow-throated Vireo  YTVI5 / 15 7 / 15 
  Warbling Vireo  WAVI5 / 25 7 / 25 
  Red-eyed Vireo  REVI6 / 1 7 / 15 
FAMILY: Corvidae (Crows and Jays)
  Blue Jay  BLJA5 / 15 7 / 15 
  American Crow  AMCR4 / 1 7 / 1 
  Fish Crow  FICR4 / 25 7 / 15 
FAMILY: Alaudidae (Larks)
  Horned Lark  HOLA3 / 25 7 / 1 
FAMILY: Hirundinidae (Swallows)
  Purple Martin  PUMA5 / 10 7 / 5 
  Tree Swallow  TRES6 / 1 6 / 25 
  Northern Rough-winged Swallow  NRWS5 / 10 7 / 5 
  Bank Swallow  BANS6 / 1 6 / 20 
  Cliff Swallow  CLSW5 / 25 7 / 1 
  Barn Swallow  BARS5 / 25 7 / 10 
FAMILY: Paridae (Chickadees and Titmice)
  Carolina Chickadee  CACH3 / 1 7 / 1 
  Tufted Titmouse  TUTI3 / 1 7 / 1 
FAMILY: Sittidae (Nuthatches)
  Red-breasted Nuthatch  RBNU5 / 15 7 / 31 
  White-breasted Nuthatch  WBNU3 / 15 7 / 1 
  Brown-headed Nuthatch  BHNU4 / 1 7 / 31 
FAMILY: Certhiidae (Creepers)
  Brown Creeper  BRCR5 / 5 7 / 31 
FAMILY: Troglodytidae (Wrens)
  Carolina Wren  CARW4 / 1 7 / 31 
  House Wren  HOWR5 / 15 7 / 10 
  Sedge Wren  SEWR5 / 20 8 / 15 
  Marsh Wren  MAWR5 / 10 7 / 15 
FAMILY: Regulidae (Kinglets)
  Golden-crowned Kinglet  GCKI5 / 1 8 / 1 
FAMILY: Sylviidae (Gnatcatchers and Old World Warblers)
  Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  BGGN5 / 7 7 / 1 
FAMILY: Turdidae (Thrushes)
  Eastern Bluebird  EABL4 / 10 7 / 30 
  Veery  VEER6 / 1 7 / 31 
  Wood Thrush  WOTH5 / 20 7 / 31 
  American Robin  AMRO4 / 15 7 / 15 
FAMILY: Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
  Gray Catbird  GRCA5 / 20 7 / 15 
  Northern Mockingbird  NOMO4 / 1 8 / 15 
  Brown Thrasher  BRTH5 / 10 7 / 15 
FAMILY: Sturnidae (Starlings)
  European Starling  EUST4 / 15 6 / 10 
FAMILY: Bombycillidae (Waxwings and Allies)
  Cedar Waxwing  CEDW6 / 10 7 / 31 
FAMILY: Parulidae (Wood-warblers)
  Blue-winged Warbler  BWWA5 / 20 7 / 5 
  Northern Parula  NOPA5 / 25 7 / 25 
  Yellow Warbler  YWAR5 / 25 7 / 1 
  Chestnut-sided Warbler  CSWA6 / 5 7 / 15 
  Black-throated Green Warbler  BTNW6 / 5 7 / 15 
  Yellow-throated Warbler  YTWA5 / 1 7 / 15 
  Pine Warbler  PIWA5 / 1 7 / 15 
  Prairie Warbler  PRAW5 / 15 7 / 20 
  Cerulean Warbler  CERW5 / 15 7 / 31 
  Black-and-white Warbler  BAWW5 / 25 7 / 1 
  American Redstart  AMRE6 / 5 7 / 5 
  Prothonotary Warbler  PROW5 / 10 7 / 20 
  Worm-eating Warbler  WEWA5 / 15 7 / 20 
  Swainson's Warbler  SWWA4 / 25 7 / 31 
  Ovenbird  OVEN5 / 20 7 / 15 
  Louisiana Waterthrush  LOWA5 / 1 7 / 15 
  Kentucky Warbler  KEWA5 / 15 7 / 25 
  Common Yellowthroat  COYE5 / 20 7 / 15 
  Hooded Warbler  HOWA5 / 15 7 / 25 
  Yellow-breasted Chat  YBCH5 / 20 7 / 5 
FAMILY: Thraupidae (Tanagers)
  Summer Tanager  SUTA5 / 20 7 / 15 
  Scarlet Tanager  SCTA5 / 25 7 / 25 
FAMILY: Emberizidae (Emberizids)
  Eastern Towhee  EATO5 / 7 7 / 15 
  Chipping Sparrow  CHSP5 / 7 7 / 15 
  Field Sparrow  FISP4 / 20 7 / 15 
  Vesper Sparrow  VESP4 / 20 7 / 15 
  Savannah Sparrow  SAVS5 / 25 7 / 15 
  Grasshopper Sparrow  GRSP5 / 20 7 / 31 
  Henslow's Sparrow  HESP4 / 1 8 / 30 
  Saltmarsh Sparrow  SSTS5 / 25 7 / 15 
  Seaside Sparrow  SESP5 / 15 7 / 15 
  Song Sparrow  SOSP4 / 15 7 / 15 
  Swamp Sparrow  SWSP5 / 15 7 / 15 
FAMILY: Cardinalidae (Cardinals, Saltators, and Allies)
  Northern Cardinal  NOCA4 / 1 8 / 15 
  Rose-breasted Grosbeak  RBGR6 / 1 7 / 15 
  Blue Grosbeak  BLGR5 / 15 7 / 15 
  Indigo Bunting  INBU5 / 20 7 / 15 
  Dickcissel  DICK5 / 15 7 / 30 
FAMILY: Icteridae (Blackbirds and Orioles)
  Bobolink  BOBO6 / 15 7 / 10 
  Red-winged Blackbird  RWBL4 / 20 6 / 30 
  Eastern Meadowlark  EAME4 / 20 7 / 15 
  Boat-tailed Grackle  BTGR4 / 15 7 / 15 
  Common Grackle  COGR4 / 15 6 / 30 
  Brown-headed Cowbird  BHCO4 / 20 6 / 30 
  Orchard Oriole  OROR5 / 15 6 / 30 
  Baltimore Oriole  BAOR5 / 25 7 / 10 
FAMILY: Fringillidae (Fringilline and Cardueline Finches)
  House Finch  HOFI4 / 15 7 / 30 
  Pine Siskin  PISI5 / 20 7 / 15 
  American Goldfinch  AMGO6 / 1 8 / 30 
FAMILY: Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)
  House Sparrow  HOSP3 / 1 9 / 30 
 
* Alpha Codes are also known as 'banding codes' (not AOU codes, which are numeric)
** Safe dates represent a window when a singing male is assumed not to be in migration, and therefore on territory. Some atlases do not use safe dates, because they prefer (given present knowledge) not to assume migration or territorial status of all individuals. Safe dates generally apply to the Possible breeding category only when used.
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