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Species Alpha Code* Safe date start** Safe date end Habitat
ORDER: ANSERIFORMES
FAMILY: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Swans)
  Snow Goose  SNGO / /  
  Ross's Goose  ROGO / /  
  Canada Goose  CANG / /  
  Mute Swan  MUSW / /  
  Tundra Swan  TUSW / /  
  Wood Duck  WODU / /  
  Gadwall  GADW / /  
  American Wigeon  AMWI / /  
  American Black Duck  ABDU / /  
  Mallard  MALL / /  
  Blue-winged Teal  BWTE / /  
  Cinnamon Teal  CITE / /  
  Northern Shoveler  NSHO / /  
  Northern Pintail  NOPI / /  
  Green-winged Teal  AGWT / /  
  Canvasback  CANV / /  
  Redhead  REDH / /  
  Ring-necked Duck  RNDU / /  
  Greater Scaup  GRSC / /  
  Lesser Scaup  LESC / /  
  King Eider  KIEI / /  
  Common Eider  COEI / /  
  Surf Scoter  SUSC / /  
  White-winged Scoter  WWSC / /  
  Long-tailed Duck  LTDU / /  
  Bufflehead  BUFF / /  
  Common Goldeneye  COGO / /  
  Hooded Merganser  HOME / /  
  Common Merganser  COME / /  
  Red-breasted Merganser  RBME / /  
  Ruddy Duck  RUDU / /  
ORDER: GALLIFORMES
FAMILY: Phasianidae (Partidges, Grouse, Turkey, and Old World Quail)
  Gray Partridge  GRAP / /  
  Ruffed Grouse  RUGR / /  
  Spruce Grouse  SPGR / /  
  Willow Ptarmigan  WIPT / /  
  Sharp-tailed Grouse  STGR / /  
  Wild Turkey  WITU / /  
FAMILY: Odontophoridae (New World Quails)
  Northern Bobwhite  NOBO / /  
ORDER: GAVIIFORMES
FAMILY: Gaviidae (Loons)
  Red-throated Loon  RTLO / /  
  Pacific Loon  PALO / /  
  Common Loon  COLO / /  
ORDER: PODICIPEDIFORMES
FAMILY: Podicipedidae (Grebes)
  Pied-billed Grebe  PBGR / /  
  Horned Grebe  HOGR / /  
  Red-necked Grebe  RNGR / /  
ORDER: PELECANIFORMES
FAMILY: Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
  American White Pelican  AWPE / /  
FAMILY: Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants)
  Double-crested Cormorant  DCCO / /  
ORDER: CICONIIFORMES
FAMILY: Ardeidae (Herons, Bitterns, and allies)
  American Bittern  AMBI / /  
  Least Bittern  LEBI / /  
  Great Blue Heron  GBHE / /  
  Great Egret  GREG / /  
  Cattle Egret  CAEG / /  
  Green Heron  GRHE / /  
  Black-crowned Night-Heron  BCNH / /  
  Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  YCNH / /  
FAMILY: Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
  Turkey Vulture  TUVU / /  
ORDER: FALCONIFORMES
FAMILY: Accipitridae (Hawks, Kites, Eagles, and Allies)
  Osprey  OSPR / /  
  Bald Eagle  BAEA / /  
  Northern Harrier  NOHA / /  
  Sharp-shinned Hawk  SSHA / /  
  Cooper's Hawk  COHA / /  
  Northern Goshawk  NOGO / /  
  Red-shouldered Hawk  RSHA / /  
  Broad-winged Hawk  BWHA / /  
  Red-tailed Hawk  RTHA / /  
  Rough-legged Hawk  RLHA / /  
  Golden Eagle  GOEA / /  
FAMILY: Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
  American Kestrel  AMKE / /  
  Merlin  MERL / /  
  Peregrine Falcon  PEFA / /  
ORDER: GRUIFORMES
FAMILY: Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
  Yellow Rail  YERA / /  
  King Rail  KIRA / /  
  Virginia Rail  VIRA / /  
  Sora  SORA / /  
  Purple Gallinule  PUGA / /  
  Common Moorhen  COMO / /  
  American Coot  AMCO / /  
FAMILY: Gruidae (Cranes)
  Sandhill Crane  SACR / /  
ORDER: CHARADRIIFORMES
FAMILY: Charadriidae (Lapwings and Plovers)
  American Golden-Plover  AMGP / /  
  Semipalmated Plover  SEPL / /  
  Piping Plover  PIPL / /  
  Killdeer  KILL / /  
FAMILY: Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
  American Avocet  AMAV / /  
FAMILY: Scolopacidae (Sandpipers, Phalaropes, and Allies)
  Greater Yellowlegs  GRYE / /  
  Lesser Yellowlegs  LEYE / /  
  Solitary Sandpiper  SOSA / /  
  Spotted Sandpiper  SPSA / /  
  Upland Sandpiper  UPSA / /  
  Whimbrel  WHIM / /  
  Hudsonian Godwit  HUGO / /  
  Marbled Godwit  MAGO / /  
  Semipalmated Sandpiper  SESA / /  
  Least Sandpiper  LESA / /  
  Pectoral Sandpiper  PESA / /  
  Purple Sandpiper  PUSA / /  
  Dunlin  DUNL / /  
  Stilt Sandpiper  STSA / /  
  Short-billed Dowitcher  SBDO / /  
  Wilson's Snipe  WISN / /  
  American Woodcock  AMWO / /  
  Wilson's Phalarope  WIPH / /  
  Red-necked Phalarope  RNPH / /  
FAMILY: Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
  Parasitic Jaeger  PAJA / /  
  Little Gull  LIGU / /  
  Bonaparte's Gull  BOGU / /  
  Ring-billed Gull  RBGU / /  
  California Gull  CAGU / /  
  Herring Gull  HERG / /  
  Glaucous Gull  GLGU / /  
  Great Black-backed Gull  GBBG / /  
  Caspian Tern  CATE / /  
  Common Tern  COTE / /  
  Arctic Tern  ARTE / /  
  Forster's Tern  FOTE / /  
  Black Tern  BLTE / /  
ORDER: COLUMBIFORMES
FAMILY: Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
  Rock Pigeon  ROPI / /  
  Mourning Dove  MODO / /  
ORDER: CUCULIFORMES
FAMILY: Cuculidae (Cuckoos, Roadrunners, and Anis)
  Black-billed Cuckoo  BBCU / /  
  Yellow-billed Cuckoo  YBCU / /  
ORDER: STRIGIFORMES
FAMILY: Tytonidae (Barn Owls)
  Barn Owl  BANO / /  
FAMILY: Strigidae (Typical Owls)
  Eastern Screech-Owl  EASO / /  
  Great Horned Owl  GHOW / /  
  Snowy Owl  SNOW / /  
  Northern Hawk Owl  NHOW / /  
  Barred Owl  BADO / /  
  Great Gray Owl  GGOW / /  
  Long-eared Owl  LEOW / /  
  Short-eared Owl  SEOW / /  
  Boreal Owl  BOOW / /  
  Northern Saw-whet Owl  NSWO / /  
ORDER: CAPRIMULGIFORMES
FAMILY: Caprimulgidae (Nighthawks and Allies)
  Common Nighthawk  CONI / /  
  Chuck-will's-widow  CWWI / /  
  Whip-poor-will  WPWI / /  
ORDER: APODIFORMES
FAMILY: Apodidae (Swifts)
  Chimney Swift  CHSW / /  
FAMILY: Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
  Ruby-throated Hummingbird  RTHU / /  
ORDER: CORACIIFORMES
FAMILY: Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
  Belted Kingfisher  BEKI / /  
ORDER: PICIFORMES
FAMILY: Picidae (Woodpeckers and Allies)
  Red-headed Woodpecker  RHWO / /  
  Red-bellied Woodpecker  RBWO / /  
  Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  YBSA / /  
  Downy Woodpecker  DOWO / /  
  Hairy Woodpecker  HAWO / /  
  American Three-toed Woodpecker  ATTW / /  
  Black-backed Woodpecker  BBWO / /  
  Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted Flicker)  YSFL / /  
  Pileated Woodpecker  PIWO / /  
ORDER: PASSERIFORMES
FAMILY: Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
  Olive-sided Flycatcher  OSFL / /  
  Eastern Wood-Pewee  EAWP / /  
  Yellow-bellied Flycatcher  YBFL / /  
  Acadian Flycatcher  ACFL / /  
  Alder Flycatcher  ALFL / /  
  Willow Flycatcher  WIFL / /  
  Least Flycatcher  LEFL / /  
  Eastern Phoebe  EAPH / /  
  Great Crested Flycatcher  GCFL / /  
  Western Kingbird  WEKI / /  
  Eastern Kingbird  EAKI / /  
FAMILY: Laniidae (Shrikes)
  Loggerhead Shrike  LOSH / /  
  Northern Shrike  NSHR / /  
FAMILY: Vireonidae (Vireos)
  White-eyed Vireo  WEVI / /  
  Yellow-throated Vireo  YTVI / /  
  Blue-headed Vireo  BHVI / /  
  Warbling Vireo  WAVI / /  
  Philadelphia Vireo  PHVI / /  
  Red-eyed Vireo  REVI / /  
FAMILY: Corvidae (Crows and Jays)
  Gray Jay  GRAJ / /  
  Blue Jay  BLJA / /  
  Black-billed Magpie  BBMA / /  
  American Crow  AMCR / /  
  Common Raven  CORA / /  
FAMILY: Alaudidae (Larks)
  Horned Lark  HOLA / /  
FAMILY: Hirundinidae (Swallows)
  Purple Martin  PUMA / /  
  Tree Swallow  TRES / /  
  Northern Rough-winged Swallow  NRWS / /  
  Bank Swallow  BANS / /  
  Cliff Swallow  CLSW / /  
  Barn Swallow  BARS / /  
FAMILY: Paridae (Chickadees and Titmice)
  Black-capped Chickadee  BCCH / /  
  Boreal Chickadee  BOCH / /  
  Tufted Titmouse  TUTI / /  
FAMILY: Sittidae (Nuthatches)
  Red-breasted Nuthatch  RBNU / /  
  White-breasted Nuthatch  WBNU / /  
FAMILY: Certhiidae (Creepers)
  Brown Creeper  BRCR / /  
FAMILY: Troglodytidae (Wrens)
  Carolina Wren  CARW / /  
  House Wren  HOWR / /  
  Winter Wren  WIWR / /  
  Sedge Wren  SEWR / /  
  Marsh Wren  MAWR / /  
FAMILY: Regulidae (Kinglets)
  Golden-crowned Kinglet  GCKI / /  
  Ruby-crowned Kinglet  RCKI / /  
FAMILY: Sylviidae (Gnatcatchers and Old World Warblers)
  Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  BGGN / /  
FAMILY: Turdidae (Thrushes)
  Northern Wheatear  NOWH / /  
  Eastern Bluebird  EABL / /  
  Mountain Bluebird  MOBL / /  
  Veery  VEER / /  
  Gray-cheeked Thrush  GCTH / /  
  Swainson's Thrush  SWTH / /  
  Hermit Thrush  HETH / /  
  Wood Thrush  WOTH / /  
  American Robin  AMRO / /  
FAMILY: Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
  Gray Catbird  GRCA / /  
  Northern Mockingbird  NOMO / /  
  Brown Thrasher  BRTH / /  
FAMILY: Sturnidae (Starlings)
  European Starling  EUST / /  
FAMILY: Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits)
  American Pipit  AMPI / /  
FAMILY: Bombycillidae (Waxwings and Allies)
  Bohemian Waxwing  BOWA / /  
  Cedar Waxwing  CEDW / /  
FAMILY: Parulidae (Wood-warblers)
  Blue-winged Warbler  BWWA / /  
  Golden-winged Warbler  GWWA / /  
  Brewster's Warbler (Blue-winged x Golden-winged)  BRWA / /  
  Lawrence's Warbler (Blue-winged x Golden-winged)  LAWA / /  
  Tennessee Warbler  TEWA / /  
  Orange-crowned Warbler  OCWA / /  
  Nashville Warbler  NAWA / /  
  Northern Parula  NOPA / /  
  Yellow Warbler  YWAR / /  
  Chestnut-sided Warbler  CSWA / /  
  Magnolia Warbler  MAWA / /  
  Cape May Warbler  CMWA / /  
  Black-throated Blue Warbler  BTBW / /  
  Yellow-rumped Warbler (unid. Myrtle/Audubon's)  YRWA / /  
  Black-throated Green Warbler  BTNW / /  
  Blackburnian Warbler  BLBW / /  
  Pine Warbler  PIWA / /  
  Kirtland's Warbler  KIWA / /  
  Prairie Warbler  PRAW / /  
  Palm Warbler  PAWA / /  
  Bay-breasted Warbler  BBWA / /  
  Blackpoll Warbler  BLPW / /  
  Cerulean Warbler  CERW / /  
  Black-and-white Warbler  BAWW / /  
  American Redstart  AMRE / /  
  Prothonotary Warbler  PROW / /  
  Ovenbird  OVEN / /  
  Northern Waterthrush  NOWA / /  
  Louisiana Waterthrush  LOWA / /  
  Kentucky Warbler  KEWA / /  
  Connecticut Warbler  CONW / /  
  Mourning Warbler  MOWA / /  
  Common Yellowthroat  COYE / /  
  Hooded Warbler  HOWA / /  
  Wilson's Warbler  WIWA / /  
  Canada Warbler  CAWA / /  
  Yellow-breasted Chat  YBCH / /  
FAMILY: Thraupidae (Tanagers)
  Summer Tanager  SUTA / /  
  Scarlet Tanager  SCTA / /  
FAMILY: Emberizidae (Emberizids)
  Eastern Towhee  EATO / /  
  American Tree Sparrow  ATSP / /  
  Chipping Sparrow  CHSP / /  
  Clay-colored Sparrow  CCSP / /  
  Field Sparrow  FISP / /  
  Vesper Sparrow  VESP / /  
  Lark Sparrow  LASP / /  
  Savannah Sparrow  SAVS / /  
  Grasshopper Sparrow  GRSP / /  
  Le Conte's Sparrow  LCSP / /  
  Henslow's Sparrow  HESP / /  
  Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow  NSTS / /  
  Fox Sparrow  FOSP / /  
  Song Sparrow  SOSP / /  
  Lincoln's Sparrow  LISP / /  
  Swamp Sparrow  SWSP / /  
  White-throated Sparrow  WTSP / /  
  Harris's Sparrow  HASP / /  
  White-crowned Sparrow  WCSP / /  
  Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored Junco)  SCJU / /  
  Lapland Longspur  LALO / /  
  Smith's Longspur  SMLO / /  
  Snow Bunting  SNBU / /  
FAMILY: Cardinalidae (Cardinals, Saltators, and Allies)
  Northern Cardinal  NOCA / /  
  Rose-breasted Grosbeak  RBGR / /  
  Indigo Bunting  INBU / /  
  Dickcissel  DICK / /  
FAMILY: Icteridae (Blackbirds and Orioles)
  Bobolink  BOBO / /  
  Red-winged Blackbird  RWBL / /  
  Eastern Meadowlark  EAME / /  
  Western Meadowlark  WEME / /  
  Yellow-headed Blackbird  YHBL / /  
  Rusty Blackbird  RUBL / /  
  Brewer's Blackbird  BRBL / /  
  Common Grackle  COGR / /  
  Brown-headed Cowbird  BHCO / /  
  Orchard Oriole  OROR / /  
  Baltimore Oriole  BAOR / /  
FAMILY: Fringillidae (Fringilline and Cardueline Finches)
  Pine Grosbeak  PIGR / /  
  Purple Finch  PUFI / /  
  House Finch  HOFI / /  
  Red Crossbill  RECR / /  
  White-winged Crossbill  WWCR / /  
  Common Redpoll  CORE / /  
  Hoary Redpoll  HORE / /  
  Pine Siskin  PISI / /  
  American Goldfinch  AMGO / /  
  Evening Grosbeak  EVGR / /  
FAMILY: Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)
  House Sparrow  HOSP / /  
 
* 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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