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Species Alpha Code* Safe date start** Safe date end Habitat
ORDER: ANSERIFORMES
FAMILY: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Swans)
  Canada Goose  CANG5 / 10 8 / 20 
  Mute Swan  MUSW5 / 1 9 / 1 
  Wood Duck  WODU5 / 5 8 / 20 
  American Wigeon  AMWI6 / 5 8 / 20 
  American Black Duck  ABDU5 / 15 8 / 20 
  Mallard  MALL5 / 15 8 / 20 
  Blue-winged Teal  BWTE6 / 1 8 / 15 
  Northern Shoveler  NSHO6 / 5 8 / 20 
  Green-winged Teal  AGWT6 / 5 8 / 20 
  Hooded Merganser  HOME6 / 5 8 / 15 
  Common Merganser  COME6 / 5 8 / 15 
ORDER: GALLIFORMES
FAMILY: Phasianidae (Partidges, Grouse, Turkey, and Old World Quail)
  Ring-necked Pheasant  RNEP4 / 15 9 / 30 
  Ruffed Grouse  RUGR4 / 1 9 / 30 
  Wild Turkey  WITU3 / 1 9 / 30 
FAMILY: Odontophoridae (New World Quails)
  Northern Bobwhite  NOBO4 / 15 9 / 30 
ORDER: PODICIPEDIFORMES
FAMILY: Podicipedidae (Grebes)
  Pied-billed Grebe  PBGR5 / 15 7 / 15 
ORDER: CICONIIFORMES
FAMILY: Ardeidae (Herons, Bitterns, and allies)
  American Bittern  AMBI5 / 20 8 / 15 
  Least Bittern  LEBI5 / 20 8 / 1 
  Great Blue Heron  GBHE5 / 15 7 / 15 
  Great Egret  GREG5 / 20 6 / 20 
  Snowy Egret  SNEG5 / 20 7 / 1 
  Cattle Egret  CAEG5 / 20 6 / 20 
  Green Heron  GRHE5 / 5 7 / 15 
  Black-crowned Night-Heron  BCNH4 / 25 7 / 1 
  Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  YCNH4 / 25 7 / 1 
FAMILY: Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
  Black Vulture  BLVU4 / 1 8 / 1 
  Turkey Vulture  TUVU5 / 1 8 / 20 
ORDER: FALCONIFORMES
FAMILY: Accipitridae (Hawks, Kites, Eagles, and Allies)
  Osprey  OSPR6 / 1 8 / 30 
  Bald Eagle  BAEA4 / 15 8 / 5 
  Northern Harrier  NOHA5 / 15 7 / 25 
  Sharp-shinned Hawk  SSHA6 / 1 8 / 15 
  Cooper's Hawk  COHA5 / 20 8 / 20 
  Northern Goshawk  NOGO4 / 1 9 / 30 
  Red-shouldered Hawk  RSHA5 / 1 8 / 30 
  Broad-winged Hawk  BWHA6 / 5 8 / 10 
  Red-tailed Hawk  RTHA5 / 1 8 / 30 
FAMILY: Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
  American Kestrel  AMKE5 / 15 7 / 30 
  Peregrine Falcon  PEFA5 / 25 8 / 30 
ORDER: GRUIFORMES
FAMILY: Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
  Black Rail  BLRA5 / 1 8 / 15 
  King Rail  KIRA5 / 1 8 / 30 
  Virginia Rail  VIRA5 / 20 8 / 15 
  Sora  SORA6 / 1 8 / 1 
  Common Gallinule  COMO5 / 20 9 / 20 
  American Coot  AMCO6 / 10 8 / 25 
ORDER: CHARADRIIFORMES
FAMILY: Charadriidae (Lapwings and Plovers)
  Killdeer  KILL4 / 20 7 / 5 
FAMILY: Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
  Black-necked Stilt  BNST / /  
FAMILY: Scolopacidae (Sandpipers, Phalaropes, and Allies)
  Spotted Sandpiper  SPSA6 / 5 6 / 25 
  Upland Sandpiper  UPSA5 / 20 7 / 15 
  Wilson's Snipe  WISN6 / 1 8 / 15 
  American Woodcock  AMWO4 / 10 9 / 20 
FAMILY: Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
  Black Tern  BLTE6 / 1 7 / 20 
ORDER: COLUMBIFORMES
FAMILY: Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
  Rock Pigeon  ROPI1 / 1 12 / 31 
  Mourning Dove  MODO4 / 20 7 / 20 
ORDER: CUCULIFORMES
FAMILY: Cuculidae (Cuckoos, Roadrunners, and Anis)
  Black-billed Cuckoo  BBCU6 / 10 7 / 20 
  Yellow-billed Cuckoo  YBCU6 / 10 7 / 30 
ORDER: STRIGIFORMES
FAMILY: Tytonidae (Barn Owls)
  Barn Owl  BANO5 / 1 9 / 30 
FAMILY: Strigidae (Typical Owls)
  Eastern Screech-Owl  EASO4 / 1 8 / 15 
  Great Horned Owl  GHOW12 / 20 8 / 30 
  Barred Owl  BADO1 / 15 8 / 30 
  Long-eared Owl  LEOW5 / 1 9 / 30 
  Short-eared Owl  SEOW5 / 1 9 / 30 
  Northern Saw-whet Owl  NSWO4 / 5 9 / 10 
ORDER: CAPRIMULGIFORMES
FAMILY: Caprimulgidae (Nighthawks and Allies)
  Common Nighthawk  CONI6 / 5 7 / 15 
  Chuck-will's-widow  CWWI / /  
  unid. Mexican / Eastern Whip-poor-will  WPWI5 / 15 7 / 15 
ORDER: APODIFORMES
FAMILY: Apodidae (Swifts)
  Chimney Swift  CHSW5 / 20 8 / 15 
FAMILY: Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
  Ruby-throated Hummingbird  RTHU5 / 25 7 / 30 
ORDER: CORACIIFORMES
FAMILY: Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
  Belted Kingfisher  BEKI4 / 25 8 / 1 
ORDER: PICIFORMES
FAMILY: Picidae (Woodpeckers and Allies)
  Red-headed Woodpecker  RHWO5 / 30 8 / 15 
  Red-bellied Woodpecker  RBWO3 / 20 8 / 30 
  Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  YBSA5 / 20 9 / 10 
  Downy Woodpecker  DOWO3 / 20 8 / 30 
  Hairy Woodpecker  HAWO3 / 20 8 / 30 
  (Yellow-shafted Flicker) Northern Flicker  YSFL5 / 15 8 / 25 
  Pileated Woodpecker  PIWO3 / 15 8 / 30 
ORDER: PASSERIFORMES
FAMILY: Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
  Olive-sided Flycatcher  OSFL6 / 15 8 / 5 
  Eastern Wood-Pewee  EAWP6 / 1 8 / 15 
  Yellow-bellied Flycatcher  YBFL6 / 5 7 / 20 
  Acadian Flycatcher  ACFL5 / 25 8 / 5 
  Alder Flycatcher  ALFL6 / 10 7 / 20 
  Willow Flycatcher  WIFL6 / 10 7 / 20 
  Least Flycatcher  LEFL6 / 5 7 / 20 
  Eastern Phoebe  EAPH4 / 25 8 / 30 
  Great Crested Flycatcher  GCFL5 / 25 7 / 30 
  Eastern Kingbird  EAKI5 / 25 7 / 1 
FAMILY: Laniidae (Shrikes)
  Loggerhead Shrike  LOSH4 / 25 7 / 20 
FAMILY: Vireonidae (Vireos)
  White-eyed Vireo  WEVI6 / 1 8 / 15 
  Yellow-throated Vireo  YTVI6 / 1 8 / 15 
  Blue-headed Vireo  BHVI6 / 1 8 / 30 
  Warbling Vireo  WAVI6 / 1 8 / 10 
  Red-eyed Vireo  REVI6 / 1 7 / 30 
FAMILY: Corvidae (Crows and Jays)
  Blue Jay  BLJA6 / 10 7 / 30 
  Eurasian Jackdaw  EUJA / /  
  American Crow  AMCR5 / 1 8 / 30 
  Fish Crow  FICR5 / 1 8 / 30 
  Common Raven  CORA3 / 1 8 / 1 
FAMILY: Alaudidae (Larks)
  Horned Lark  HOLA4 / 15 9 / 5 
FAMILY: Hirundinidae (Swallows)
  Purple Martin  PUMA5 / 20 6 / 25 
  Tree Swallow  TRES5 / 20 6 / 25 
  Northern Rough-winged Swallow  NRWS6 / 1 6 / 25 
  Bank Swallow  BANS5 / 25 6 / 25 
  Cliff Swallow  CLSW6 / 5 6 / 25 
  Barn Swallow  BARS5 / 25 6 / 25 
FAMILY: Paridae (Chickadees and Titmice)
  Carolina Chickadee  CACH3 / 5 8 / 30 
  Black-capped Chickadee  BCCH4 / 15 9 / 15 
  Tufted Titmouse  TUTI3 / 5 8 / 30 
FAMILY: Sittidae (Nuthatches)
  Red-breasted Nuthatch  RBNU6 / 1 8 / 15 
  White-breasted Nuthatch  WBNU5 / 1 8 / 15 
FAMILY: Certhiidae (Creepers)
  Brown Creeper  BRCR5 / 15 8 / 30 
FAMILY: Troglodytidae (Wrens)
  Carolina Wren  CARW3 / 5 9 / 30 
  House Wren  HOWR5 / 20 8 / 15 
  unid. Pacific Wren / Winter Wren  WIWR5 / 15 8 / 30 
  Sedge Wren  SEWR6 / 10 9 / 20 
  Marsh Wren  MAWR5 / 25 8 / 25 
FAMILY: Regulidae (Kinglets)
  Golden-crowned Kinglet  GCKI5 / 15 8 / 25 
FAMILY: Sylviidae (Gnatcatchers and Old World Warblers)
  Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  BGGN5 / 20 7 / 10 
FAMILY: Turdidae (Thrushes)
  Eastern Bluebird  EABL4 / 15 8 / 30 
  Veery  VEER6 / 1 8 / 10 
  Swainson's Thrush  SWTH6 / 10 8 / 10 
  Hermit Thrush  HETH5 / 10 9 / 15 
  Wood Thrush  WOTH5 / 25 8 / 20 
  American Robin  AMRO4 / 15 8 / 30 
FAMILY: Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
  Gray Catbird  GRCA5 / 25 8 / 30 
  Northern Mockingbird  NOMO4 / 5 9 / 10 
  Brown Thrasher  BRTH5 / 15 8 / 30 
FAMILY: Sturnidae (Starlings)
  European Starling  EUST4 / 1 9 / 5 
FAMILY: Bombycillidae (Waxwings and Allies)
  Cedar Waxwing  CEDW6 / 15 7 / 30 
FAMILY: Parulidae (Wood-warblers)
  Blue-winged Warbler  BWWA5 / 25 7 / 20 
  Golden-winged Warbler  GWWA5 / 25 7 / 20 
  Brewster's Warbler (Golden-winged x Blue-winged)  BRWA / /  
  Lawrence's Warbler (Golden-winged x Blue-winged)  LAWA / /  
  Nashville Warbler  NAWA5 / 25 8 / 15 
  Northern Parula  NOPA6 / 1 8 / 15 
  Yellow Warbler  YWAR5 / 20 7 / 10 
  Chestnut-sided Warbler  CSWA6 / 1 8 / 10 
  Magnolia Warbler  MAWA6 / 5 8 / 5 
  Black-throated Blue Warbler  BTBW6 / 5 7 / 30 
  (unid. Myrtle/Audubon's) Yellow-rumped Warbler  YRWA6 / 5 8 / 10 
  Black-throated Green Warbler  BTNW6 / 10 8 / 10 
  Blackburnian Warbler  BLBW6 / 10 7 / 30 
  Yellow-throated Warbler  YTWA5 / 5 7 / 15 
  Pine Warbler  PIWA4 / 25 8 / 10 
  Prairie Warbler  PRAW5 / 25 7 / 20 
  Cerulean Warbler  CERW6 / 1 8 / 5 
  Black-and-white Warbler  BAWW5 / 20 7 / 25 
  American Redstart  AMRE6 / 10 7 / 20 
  Prothonotary Warbler  PROW5 / 25 7 / 20 
  Worm-eating Warbler  WEWA5 / 20 7 / 20 
  Swainson's Warbler  SWWA / /  
  Ovenbird  OVEN5 / 20 7 / 30 
  Northern Waterthrush  NOWA6 / 5 7 / 15 
  Louisiana Waterthrush  LOWA5 / 5 7 / 10 
  Kentucky Warbler  KEWA5 / 25 7 / 15 
  Mourning Warbler  MOWA6 / 15 8 / 10 
  Common Yellowthroat  COYE5 / 25 8 / 10 
  Hooded Warbler  HOWA6 / 1 7 / 25 
  Canada Warbler  CAWA6 / 5 7 / 30 
  Yellow-breasted Chat  YBCH5 / 25 7 / 30 
FAMILY: Thraupidae (Tanagers)
  Summer Tanager  SUTA6 / 1 8 / 10 
  Scarlet Tanager  SCTA5 / 25 8 / 10 
FAMILY: Emberizidae (Emberizids)
  Eastern Towhee  EATO5 / 20 8 / 30 
  Chipping Sparrow  CHSP5 / 5 8 / 30 
  Clay-colored Sparrow  CCSP / /  
  Field Sparrow  FISP5 / 5 8 / 30 
  Vesper Sparrow  VESP5 / 5 8 / 30 
  Savannah Sparrow  SAVS5 / 20 8 / 30 
  Grasshopper Sparrow  GRSP6 / 1 8 / 30 
  Henslow's Sparrow  HESP5 / 20 8 / 30 
  Song Sparrow  SOSP5 / 5 9 / 10 
  Swamp Sparrow  SWSP6 / 1 8 / 30 
  White-throated Sparrow  WTSP6 / 10 8 / 30 
  (Slate-colored Junco) Dark-eyed Junco  SCJU5 / 25 8 / 30 
FAMILY: Cardinalidae (Cardinals, Saltators, and Allies)
  Northern Cardinal  NOCA3 / 20 9 / 30 
  Rose-breasted Grosbeak  RBGR6 / 1 7 / 30 
  Blue Grosbeak  BLGR6 / 1 8 / 15 
  Indigo Bunting  INBU6 / 1 8 / 15 
  Dickcissel  DICK6 / 1 8 / 30 
FAMILY: Icteridae (Blackbirds and Orioles)
  Bobolink  BOBO6 / 5 7 / 10 
  Red-winged Blackbird  RWBL4 / 25 7 / 5 
  Eastern Meadowlark  EAME5 / 5 9 / 10 
  Western Meadowlark  WEME / /  
  Common Grackle  COGR4 / 20 7 / 5 
  Brown-headed Cowbird  BHCO5 / 1 7 / 5 
  Orchard Oriole  OROR6 / 1 7 / 5 
  Baltimore Oriole  BAOR5 / 25 7 / 25 
FAMILY: Fringillidae (Fringilline and Cardueline Finches)
  Purple Finch  PUFI6 / 1 8 / 10 
  House Finch  HOFI5 / 1 7 / 15 
  Pine Siskin  PISI6 / 15 9 / 30 
  American Goldfinch  AMGO6 / 10 9 / 15 
FAMILY: Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)
  House Sparrow  HOSP2 / 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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