Skip navigation.
Maryland & DC 2002-2006 (published!)

Species Info

Species Information

currently sorted by: species, taxonomic

sort: taxonomic | alpha sort by sort by sort by  
Species Alpha Code* Safe date start** Safe date end Habitat
ORDER: ANSERIFORMES
FAMILY: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Swans)
  Snow Goose  SNGO6 / 1 7 / 30 
  Canada Goose  CANG5 / 10 7 / 31Shore or islands in any water body 
  Mute Swan  MUSW5 / 1 8 / 31Shore or islands in any water body 
  Trumpeter Swan  TRUS / /  
  Wood Duck  WODU4 / 20 8 / 15Wooded swamps, fresh marshes, streams 
  Gadwall  GADW5 / 20 8 / 20High ground near water 
  American Black Duck  ABDU5 / 20 7 / 31High ground near water, often woods 
  Mallard  MALL5 / 15 8 / 20High ground near water, often woods 
  Blue-winged Teal  BWTE6 / 5 7 / 5High ground near water 
  Northern Shoveler  NSHO6 / 1 6 / 30 
  Northern Pintail  NOPI / /  
  Green-winged Teal  AGWT6 / 1 6 / 30High ground near water 
  Canvasback  CANV / /  
  Redhead  REDH / /  
  Ring-necked Duck  RNDU5 / 20 8 / 15 
  Lesser Scaup  LESC6 / 1 7 / 30 
  Surf Scoter  SUSC / /  
  Bufflehead  BUFF / /  
  Hooded Merganser  HOME5 / 20 8 / 31Wooded swamps, fresh marshes, streams 
  Common Merganser  COME6 / 1 7 / 30 
  Red-breasted Merganser  RBME / /  
  Ruddy Duck  RUDU6 / 10 8 / 25Dense marshes with open water 
ORDER: GALLIFORMES
FAMILY: Phasianidae (Partidges, Grouse, Turkey, and Old World Quail)
  Ring-necked Pheasant  RNEP4 / 15 9 / 30Open country, pastures, fields 
  Ruffed Grouse  RUGR4 / 1 7 / 31Mixed upland woods 
  Wild Turkey  WITU4 / 15 9 / 30Mature deciduous forests, edges 
FAMILY: Odontophoridae (New World Quails)
  Northern Bobwhite  NOBO4 / 15 9 / 30Farmlands, near edge and hedgerows 
ORDER: GAVIIFORMES
FAMILY: Gaviidae (Loons)
  Common Loon  COLO / /  
ORDER: PODICIPEDIFORMES
FAMILY: Podicipedidae (Grebes)
  Pied-billed Grebe  PBGR5 / 20 7 / 10Marshy or weedy ponds 
  Horned Grebe  HOGR / /  
ORDER: PELECANIFORMES
FAMILY: Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
  Brown Pelican  BRPE6 / 1 7 / 31Shrubby marsh island 
FAMILY: Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants)
  Double-crested Cormorant  DCCO6 / 10 6 / 30 
ORDER: CICONIIFORMES
FAMILY: Ardeidae (Herons, Bitterns, and allies)
  American Bittern  AMBI5 / 20 8 / 15Tall marshes, wet fields 
  Least Bittern  LEBI5 / 20 7 / 31Fresh and brackish water marshes 
  Great Blue Heron  GBHE5 / 15 6 / 30Wooded swamps, beaver ponds, islands 
  Great Egret  GREG5 / 20 6 / 20Shrubs, trees near tidal water 
  Snowy Egret  SNEG5 / 20 6 / 30Shrubs, trees near tidal water 
  Little Blue Heron  LBHE5 / 20 6 / 20Shrubs, trees near tidal water 
  Tricolored Heron  TRHE5 / 20 6 / 30Shrubs, trees near tidal water 
  Cattle Egret  CAEG5 / 20 6 / 20Shrubs, trees near tidal water 
  Green Heron  GRHE5 / 1 7 / 15Woods near marshes or open water 
  Black-crowned Night-Heron  BCNH5 / 10 6 / 30Shrubs, trees near tidal water 
  Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  YCNH4 / 20 6 / 30Wooded habitats, usually near water 
FAMILY: Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills)
  White Ibis  WHIB / /  
  Glossy Ibis  GLIB5 / 20 6 / 30Shrubs, trees near tidal water 
FAMILY: Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
  Black Vulture  BLVU5 / 1 7 / 31Woods, cliffs, caves, buildings 
  Turkey Vulture  TUVU5 / 15 8 / 20Woods, cliffs, caves, buildings 
ORDER: FALCONIFORMES
FAMILY: Accipitridae (Hawks, Kites, Eagles, and Allies)
  Osprey  OSPR6 / 1 8 / 15Marshes, tidal water bodies, channel markers 
  Swallow-tailed Kite  STKI / /  
  Mississippi Kite  MIKI6 / 1 7 / 30 
  Bald Eagle  BAEA4 / 15 8 / 5Tall trees near lakes, marshes, rivers 
  Northern Harrier  NOHA5 / 20 7 / 25Marshes, wet pastures and meadows 
  Sharp-shinned Hawk  SSHA6 / 1 7 / 31Conifers in extensive woodlands 
  Cooper's Hawk  COHA5 / 20 7 / 31Mixed woodlands, groves 
  Northern Goshawk  NOGO4 / 15 8 / 31Large mature mixed woodlands 
  Red-shouldered Hawk  RSHA5 / 10 8 / 20Wet mixed forests, swamps 
  Broad-winged Hawk  BWHA6 / 15 8 / 10Hilly woodlands 
  Red-tailed Hawk  RTHA5 / 10 8 / 20Mature forests, often near edges 
FAMILY: Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
  American Kestrel  AMKE5 / 15 7 / 15Open country, scattered trees, edge 
  Peregrine Falcon  PEFA5 / 20 8 / 15Cliffs, buildings, bridges 
ORDER: GRUIFORMES
FAMILY: Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
  Black Rail  BLRA5 / 1 8 / 15Brackish marshes 
  Clapper Rail  CLRA5 / 1 8 / 31Salt and brackish marshes 
  King Rail  KIRA5 / 1 8 / 31Fresh and brackish marshes 
  Virginia Rail  VIRA5 / 20 8 / 15Fresh and brackish marshes 
  Sora  SORA6 / 1 7 / 31Fresh marshes, wet meadows 
  Purple Gallinule  PUGA6 / 20 7 / 31Shrubby swamps 
  Common Gallinule  COMO5 / 20 8 / 31Marshes with open water 
  American Coot  AMCO6 / 10 8 / 25Marshes with open water 
ORDER: CHARADRIIFORMES
FAMILY: Charadriidae (Lapwings and Plovers)
  Wilson's Plover  WIPL5 / 15 7 / 31Sandy ocean beaches 
  Piping Plover  PIPL5 / 15 7 / 20Sandy ocean beaches 
  Killdeer  KILL4 / 20 6 / 25Most open, sparsely vegetated areas 
FAMILY: Haematopodidae (Oystercatchers)
  American Oystercatcher  AMOY5 / 15 7 / 25Sandy ocean beaches, fresh spoil 
FAMILY: Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
  Black-necked Stilt  BNST5 / 15 7 / 15 
FAMILY: Scolopacidae (Sandpipers, Phalaropes, and Allies)
  Willet  WILL6 / 10 7 / 1Salt marshes 
  Spotted Sandpiper  SPSA6 / 10 6 / 30Beaches or rocky streams 
  Upland Sandpiper  UPSA5 / 20 6 / 25Open grasslands and meadows 
  Wilson's Snipe  WISN6 / 1 7 / 15 
  American Woodcock  AMWO4 / 15 8 / 31Upland forest edges 
FAMILY: Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
  Laughing Gull  LAGU6 / 5 7 / 10Salt marshes 
  Bonaparte's Gull  BOGU6 / 1 7 / 30 
  Ring-billed Gull  RBGU / /  
  Herring Gull  HERG6 / 5 7 / 10Beaches, coastal islands, spoil areas 
  Great Black-backed Gull  GBBG6 / 5 7 / 10Beaches, coastal islands, spoil areas 
  Gull-billed Tern  GBTE5 / 15 7 / 5Beaches, coastal islands 
  Caspian Tern  CATE / /  
  Royal Tern  ROYT5 / 25 7 / 5Beaches, coastal islands, spoil areas 
  Sandwich Tern  SATE5 / 25 7 / 5Beaches, coastal islands, spoil areas 
  Roseate Tern  ROST5 / 25 7 / 5Beaches, coastal islands, spoil areas 
  Common Tern  COTE6 / 5 6 / 30Beaches, coastal islands, spoil areas 
  Forster's Tern  FOTE5 / 15 6 / 25Salt marshes 
  Least Tern  LETE5 / 25 7 / 5Beaches, coastal islands, spoil areas 
  Black Skimmer  BLSK5 / 25 7 / 5Beaches, coastal islands 
ORDER: COLUMBIFORMES
FAMILY: Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
  Rock Pigeon  ROPI1 / 1 12 / 31Cities, suburbs, farms, bridges 
  Eurasian Collared-Dove  EUCD6 / 1 7 / 30 
  Mourning Dove  MODO4 / 15 7 / 20Suburbs, woodlots, farmland 
ORDER: PSITTACIFORMES
FAMILY: Psittacidae (Lories, Parakeets, Macaws, and Parrots)
  Monk Parakeet  MOPA6 / 1 7 / 30 
ORDER: CUCULIFORMES
FAMILY: Cuculidae (Cuckoos, Roadrunners, and Anis)
  Black-billed Cuckoo  BBCU6 / 20 7 / 20Variety of forest habitats, edges 
  Yellow-billed Cuckoo  YBCU6 / 15 7 / 31Variety of forest habitats, edges 
ORDER: STRIGIFORMES
FAMILY: Tytonidae (Barn Owls)
  Barn Owl  BANO4 / 15 9 / 30Open country, near structures 
FAMILY: Strigidae (Typical Owls)
  Eastern Screech-Owl  EASO4 / 1 8 / 15Open woods, orchards 
  Great Horned Owl  GHOW12 / 15 8 / 31Most upland woodland types 
  Barred Owl  BADO1 / 15 8 / 31Bottomlands, swamps, moist woods 
  Long-eared Owl  LEOW5 / 1 9 / 30Evergreen forest 
  Short-eared Owl  SEOW5 / 1 9 / 30Open pastureland, marshes, meadows 
  Northern Saw-whet Owl  NSWO5 / 5 9 / 10Mixed, moist woods, with conifers 
ORDER: CAPRIMULGIFORMES
FAMILY: Caprimulgidae (Nighthawks and Allies)
  Common Nighthawk  CONI6 / 5 7 / 15Barren country and flat roofs 
  Chuck-will's-widow  CWWI5 / 1 8 / 10Dry open upland woods 
  unid. Mexican / Eastern Whip-poor-will  WPWI5 / 10 7 / 15Dry open upland woods 
ORDER: APODIFORMES
FAMILY: Apodidae (Swifts)
  Chimney Swift  CHSW5 / 15 8 / 10Primarily in towns 
FAMILY: Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
  Ruby-throated Hummingbird  RTHU5 / 15 7 / 31Open woodlands, edges 
ORDER: CORACIIFORMES
FAMILY: Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
  Belted Kingfisher  BEKI4 / 10 7 / 20Along streams, or lakes with banks 
ORDER: PICIFORMES
FAMILY: Picidae (Woodpeckers and Allies)
  Red-headed Woodpecker  RHWO5 / 25 8 / 20Open country with scattered trees 
  Red-bellied Woodpecker  RBWO3 / 15 8 / 31Variety of woodland habitats 
  Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  YBSA6 / 1 8 / 31Mixed woods, swamps, bogs 
  Downy Woodpecker  DOWO3 / 15 8 / 31Variety of wodlots. and edge habitats 
  Hairy Woodpecker  HAWO3 / 15 8 / 31Deep woods, primarily deciduous 
  Red-cockaded Woodpecker  RCWO3 / 15 8 / 31Loblolly pines 
  (Yellow-shafted Flicker) Northern Flicker  YSFL5 / 10 8 / 25Open woods, scattered trees, edges 
  Pileated Woodpecker  PIWO3 / 15 8 / 31Deep woods, some secondary growth 
ORDER: PASSERIFORMES
FAMILY: Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
  Olive-sided Flycatcher  OSFL6 / 15 7 / 31Northern conifers 
  Eastern Wood-Pewee  EAWP6 / 1 8 / 15Variety of woodland habitats 
  Acadian Flycatcher  ACFL5 / 25 8 / 5Moist woods, bottomlands 
  Alder Flycatcher  ALFL6 / 10 7 / 20Wet brushy areas, prefers alders 
  Willow Flycatcher  WIFL6 / 10 7 / 20Wet to fairly dry brushy areas 
  Least Flycatcher  LEFL6 / 5 7 / 20Wood edges, open deciduous woods 
  Eastern Phoebe  EAPH5 / 1 8 / 31Near water, bridges, buildings 
  Great Crested Flycatcher  GCFL5 / 25 7 / 31Variety of woodland habitats 
  Western Kingbird  WEKI / /  
  Eastern Kingbird  EAKI5 / 25 7 / 5Open areas, edges, often near water 
FAMILY: Laniidae (Shrikes)
  Loggerhead Shrike  LOSH5 / 10 7 / 20Open country, hedgerows, cedars 
FAMILY: Vireonidae (Vireos)
  White-eyed Vireo  WEVI5 / 25 8 / 15Brushy areas, often near water 
  Yellow-throated Vireo  YTVI5 / 25 8 / 15Tall deciduous trees 
  Blue-headed Vireo  BHVI6 / 1 8 / 20Coniferous or mixed woodlands 
  Warbling Vireo  WAVI6 / 10 8 / 10Open deciduous or riverside woods 
  Red-eyed Vireo  REVI6 / 1 7 / 31Variety of woodland habitats 
FAMILY: Corvidae (Crows and Jays)
  Blue Jay  BLJA6 / 10 9 / 5Variety of woodland habitats, suburbs 
  American Crow  AMCR4 / 20 8 / 31Open areas, edges, farms, parks 
  Fish Crow  FICR5 / 10 8 / 31Wood edges, farms, tidewater areas 
  Common Raven  CORA4 / 1 7 / 31Mountainous, remote regions 
FAMILY: Alaudidae (Larks)
  Horned Lark  HOLA4 / 10 9 / 5Most short-grass areas 
FAMILY: Hirundinidae (Swallows)
  Purple Martin  PUMA6 / 1 6 / 25Open country, colonial 
  Tree Swallow  TRES5 / 25 6 / 25Open country near water 
  Northern Rough-winged Swallow  NRWS5 / 25 6 / 20Near water with steep banks 
  Bank Swallow  BANS6 / 1 6 / 20Near water with steep banks, colonial 
  Cliff Swallow  CLSW6 / 1 6 / 25Open country near buildings, bridges 
  Barn Swallow  BARS5 / 25 6 / 25Open country near buildings, bridges 
FAMILY: Paridae (Chickadees and Titmice)
  Carolina Chickadee  CACH3 / 1 8 / 31Variety of woodland. habitats, suburbs 
  Black-capped Chickadee  BCCH5 / 1 9 / 20Variety of woodland. habitats, suburbs 
  Tufted Titmouse  TUTI3 / 1 8 / 31Variety of woodland. habitats, suburbs 
FAMILY: Sittidae (Nuthatches)
  Red-breasted Nuthatch  RBNU6 / 1 7 / 31Coniferous or mixed woods 
  White-breasted Nuthatch  WBNU5 / 10 8 / 15Variety of woodland habitats, suburbs 
  Brown-headed Nuthatch  BHNU3 / 20 8 / 15Loblolly pine forests 
FAMILY: Certhiidae (Creepers)
  Brown Creeper  BRCR5 / 15 8 / 31Deep woods, flooded woods 
FAMILY: Troglodytidae (Wrens)
  Carolina Wren  CARW3 / 1 9 / 30Wood edges, thickets, near residences 
  Bewick's Wren  BEWR5 / 10 8 / 31Open woods, thickets, near residences 
  House Wren  HOWR5 / 20 8 / 15Open woods, dead trees, suburbs 
  unid. Pacific Wren / Winter Wren  WIWR5 / 20 8 / 31Moist woods with hemlocks 
  Sedge Wren  SEWR6 / 10 9 / 20Wet meadows, marshes 
  Marsh Wren  MAWR5 / 25 8 / 25Cattail and other tall marshes 
FAMILY: Regulidae (Kinglets)
  Golden-crowned Kinglet  GCKI5 / 20 9 / 10Northern coniferous forests 
FAMILY: Sylviidae (Gnatcatchers and Old World Warblers)
  Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  BGGN5 / 15 7 / 31Woodlands near streams 
FAMILY: Turdidae (Thrushes)
  Eastern Bluebird  EABL5 / 1 8 / 31Wood edges, farmlands 
  Veery  VEER6 / 10 8 / 10Moist mixed woods 
  Swainson's Thrush  SWTH6 / 10 8 / 10Northern conifers, esp. spruce 
  Hermit Thrush  HETH5 / 25 9 / 15Damp forests, with hemlocks 
  Wood Thrush  WOTH5 / 25 8 / 20Variety of woodland habitats 
  American Robin  AMRO5 / 1 7 / 31Everywhere, except very urban areas 
FAMILY: Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
  Gray Catbird  GRCA5 / 25 8 / 31Dense thickets, shrubs, hedgerows 
  Northern Mockingbird  NOMO4 / 1 9 / 10Open country, hedgerows, suburbs 
  Brown Thrasher  BRTH5 / 15 8 / 31Dense thickets, shrubs, hedgerows 
FAMILY: Sturnidae (Starlings)
  European Starling  EUST4 / 1 7 / 31Everywhere 
FAMILY: Bombycillidae (Waxwings and Allies)
  Cedar Waxwing  CEDW6 / 15 7 / 31Open woodland, shade trees, streams 
FAMILY: Parulidae (Wood-warblers)
  Blue-winged Warbler  BWWA5 / 25 7 / 20Brushy fields, wood edges 
  Golden-winged Warbler  GWWA5 / 25 7 / 20Damp, brushy fields, wood edges 
  Nashville Warbler  NAWA5 / 25 8 / 15Swamp and bog areas 
  Northern Parula  NOPA6 / 1 8 / 15Moist woods, bottomlands, spruces 
  Yellow Warbler  YWAR6 / 1 7 / 10Wet brushy areas, farmlands 
  Chestnut-sided Warbler  CSWA6 / 1 8 / 10Brushy, open second-growth, edges 
  Magnolia Warbler  MAWA6 / 10 8 / 5Northern coniferous forests 
  Black-throated Blue Warbler  BTBW6 / 5 8 / 5Mixed woods with heavy understory 
  (unid. Myrtle/Audubon's) Yellow-rumped Warbler  YRWA6 / 1 8 / 20 
  Black-throated Green Warbler  BTNW6 / 10 8 / 5Northern coniferous or mixed woods 
  Blackburnian Warbler  BLBW6 / 10 7 / 31Northern coniferous or mixed woods 
  Yellow-throated Warbler  YTWA5 / 1 7 / 15Loblolly pines, sycamores 
  Pine Warbler  PIWA4 / 25 8 / 10Variety of pine forests 
  Prairie Warbler  PRAW5 / 25 7 / 20Brushy¬†fields, edges, small pines 
  Cerulean Warbler  CERW5 / 25 8 / 5Mature moist or riverside forests 
  Black-and-white Warbler  BAWW5 / 15 7 / 25Extensive deciduous or mixed woods 
  American Redstart  AMRE6 / 10 7 / 20Moist, deciduous forest 
  Prothonotary Warbler  PROW5 / 10 7 / 20Swamps, bottomlands 
  Worm-eating Warbler  WEWA5 / 20 7 / 20Deep deciduous woods 
  Swainson's Warbler  SWWA4 / 20 8 / 31Brushy, moist forest 
  Ovenbird  OVEN5 / 20 8 / 5Open mature mixed upland forest 
  Northern Waterthrush  NOWA6 / 5 7 / 15Swamps and bogs, pond edges 
  Louisiana Waterthrush  LOWA5 / 1 7 / 10Rocky streams, sluggish backwaters 
  Kentucky Warbler  KEWA5 / 25 7 / 15Moist deciduous woods, understory 
  Mourning Warbler  MOWA6 / 15 7 / 31Brushy areas in woodlands or edges 
  Common Yellowthroat  COYE5 / 25 8 / 10Brushy areas, preferably wet 
  Hooded Warbler  HOWA5 / 25 7 / 25Moist forests with dense understory 
  Canada Warbler  CAWA6 / 10 7 / 15Thick, moist forest undergrowth 
  Yellow-breasted Chat  YBCH5 / 25 8 / 5Brushy fields, thickets, wood edges 
FAMILY: Thraupidae (Tanagers)
  Summer Tanager  SUTA6 / 5 8 / 10Mixed dry upland woods 
  Scarlet Tanager  SCTA5 / 25 8 / 10Mature deciduous forests 
FAMILY: Emberizidae (Emberizids)
  Eastern Towhee  EATO5 / 20 8 / 31Dry open woodlands, edges, brush 
  Bachman's Sparrow  BACS6 / 1 7 / 31Brushy fields, often with pines 
  Chipping Sparrow  CHSP5 / 1 8 / 31Farms, open mixed woods, suburbs 
  Clay-colored Sparrow  CCSP6 / 1 7 / 31 
  Field Sparrow  FISP5 / 1 8 / 31Brushy, weedy fields, hedgerows 
  Vesper Sparrow  VESP5 / 15 8 / 31Short grass areas, cultivated fields 
  Lark Sparrow  LASP6 / 1 7 / 31Grass with low shrubs & open ground 
  Savannah Sparrow  SAVS6 / 5 8 / 31Hayfields, wet meadows, pastures 
  Grasshopper Sparrow  GRSP5 / 25 8 / 31Hayfields, grassy pastures 
  Henslow's Sparrow  HESP5 / 15 8 / 31Weedy fields, wet meadows 
  Saltmarsh Sparrow  SSTS6 / 1 8 / 10Salt marshes 
  Seaside Sparrow  SESP6 / 1 8 / 10Salt marshes 
  Song Sparrow  SOSP5 / 1 7 / 31Brushy fields, marsh edges, suburbs 
  Swamp Sparrow  SWSP6 / 1 7 / 31Marshes, wet brushy areas, bogs 
  White-throated Sparrow  WTSP6 / 10 7 / 31Brushy openings 
  (Slate-colored Junco) Dark-eyed Junco  SCJU6 / 1 7 / 31Edges of northern mixed forests 
FAMILY: Cardinalidae (Cardinals, Saltators, and Allies)
  Northern Cardinal  NOCA3 / 15 9 / 30Edge, brush. parks, suburbs 
  Rose-breasted Grosbeak  RBGR6 / 15 8 / 10Edges of moist deciduous woods 
  Blue Grosbeak  BLGR5 / 25 8 / 10Thickets, hedgerows and edges 
  Indigo Bunting  INBU5 / 25 8 / 15Edges, open forest, brush areas 
  Dickcissel  DICK6 / 1 8 / 31Open country, especially alfalfa 
FAMILY: Icteridae (Blackbirds and Orioles)
  Bobolink  BOBO6 / 15 6 / 30Fields, meadows, pastures 
  Red-winged Blackbird  RWBL5 / 1 7 / 10Marshes, ponds, meadows, hayfields 
  Eastern Meadowlark  EAME4 / 25 9 / 10Hayfields, pastures 
  Boat-tailed Grackle  BTGR4 / 15 8 / 31Brushy, open woods, near salt water 
  Common Grackle  COGR4 / 15 6 / 30Suburbs, farmland 
  Brown-headed Cowbird  BHCO5 / 1 7 / 10Everywhere, except urban areas 
  Orchard Oriole  OROR6 / 1 7 / 5Edges, hedgerows, scattered trees 
  Baltimore Oriole  BAOR6 / 1 7 / 25Shade trees, open deciduous woods 
FAMILY: Fringillidae (Fringilline and Cardueline Finches)
  Purple Finch  PUFI6 / 1 8 / 10Mixed woods, parklands, residential 
  House Finch  HOFI5 / 1 7 / 15Residential, especially evergreens 
  Red Crossbill  RECR / /  
  Pine Siskin  PISI6 / 15 8 / 31Northern conifers 
  American Goldfinch  AMGO6 / 15 8 / 31Brushy fields, edges, hedgerows  
FAMILY: Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)
  House Sparrow  HOSP2 / 1 8 / 31Cities, farms, parks, suburbs 
 
* 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.
Back to: Maryland & DC 2002-2006 (published!)
U.S. Department of the Interior || U.S. Geological Survey || Patuxent Wildlife Research Center  Laurel, MD, USA 20708-4038
This site is: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bba
Information contained in this application does not necessarily have the endorsement of USGS.
Contact: mwimer@usgs.gov

Last updated: Site - May 2014; Content - various, depending on atlas.
Page generated on: 30-Aug-2014