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Mecklenburg Co. (NC) 2011-2014

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Species Alpha Code* Safe date start** Safe date end Habitat
  (Myrtle Warbler) Yellow-rumped Warbler  MYWA / /  
  (Slate-colored Junco) Dark-eyed Junco  SCJU / /  
  (Yellow-shafted Flicker) Northern Flicker  YSFL5 / 15 6 / 30Forest, park lands 
  Acadian Flycatcher  ACFL5 / 15 6 / 30Bottomland forest, forested floodplain and stream edges 
  Alder Flycatcher  ALFL / /  
  American Bittern  AMBI / /  
  American Black Duck  ABDU / /  
  American Coot  AMCO / /  
  American Crow  AMCR4 / 1 6 / 30Conifers in forested areas, woodlots, yards, parks 
  American Golden-Plover  AMGP / /  
  American Goldfinch  AMGO6 / 1 8 / 30Forest edge, copses, brushy areas, residential areas 
  American Kestrel  AMKE5 / 15 6 / 30Open country, scattered trees, edge, nest boxes 
  American Pipit  AMPI / /  
  American Redstart  AMRE5 / 15 6 / 30Secondary forest, copses 
  American Robin  AMRO5 / 15 6 / 30Almost anywhere except the most open habitats 
  American White Pelican  AWPE / /  
  American Wigeon  AMWI / /  
  American Woodcock  AMWO1 / 1 6 / 30Forest edges, wet fields 
  Anhinga  ANHI / /  
  Anna's Hummingbird  ANHU / /  
  Bachman's Sparrow  BACS5 / 15 6 / 30Open, park-like pine stands with grassy ground cover maintained by fire 
  Baird's Sandpiper  BASA / /  
  Bald Eagle  BAEA1 / 15 6 / 30Tall trees along large lake and river margins 
  Baltimore Oriole  BAOR / /  
  Band-tailed Pigeon  BTPI / /  
  Bank Swallow  BANS / /  
  Barn Owl  BANO1 / 1 12 / 31Farm barns, silos, out buildings near large open habitats 
  Barn Swallow  BARS5 / 15 6 / 30Structures - eves of barns, garages, sheds, bridges 
  Barred Owl  BADO12 / 1 6 / 30Moist woods, wooded swamps, bottomlands 
  Bay-breasted Warbler  BBWA / /  
  Belted Kingfisher  BEKI4 / 1 6 / 30Stream, river, or lake shore with banks 
  Bewick's Wren  BEWR / /  
  Black Rail  BLRA / /  
  Black Scoter  BLSC / /  
  Black Skimmer  BLSK / /  
  Black Tern  BLTE / /  
  Black Vulture  BLVU4 / 15 6 / 30Woods, rocky outcrops, abandoned buildings 
  Black-and-white Warbler  BAWW5 / 15 6 / 30Primarily deciduous forest 
  Black-bellied Plover  BBPL / /  
  Black-billed Cuckoo  BBCU5 / 15 6 / 30Forested habitats, edge 
  Black-chinned Hummingbird  BCHU / /  
  Black-crowned Night-Heron  BCNH / /  
  Black-throated Blue Warbler  BTBW / /  
  Black-throated Green Warbler  BTNW / /  
  Blackburnian Warbler  BLBW / /  
  Blackpoll Warbler  BLPW / /  
  Blue Grosbeak  BLGR5 / 15 6 / 30Brushy habitats, woodland edge, fields, pastures, overgrown fields, utility corridors 
  Blue Jay  BLJA5 / 15 7 / 15Varied; most forest types, thickets, yards, parks 
  Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  BGGN5 / 15 6 / 30Wooded edges along ponds, rivers, streams, swamps 
  Blue-headed Vireo  BHVI5 / 15 6 / 30Mature coniferous or mixed pine-hardwood forests 
  Blue-winged Teal  BWTE / /  
  Blue-winged Warbler  BWWA / /  
  Bobolink  BOBO / /  
  Bonaparte's Gull  BOGU / /  
  Brewer's Blackbird  BRBL / /  
  Bridled Tern  BRTE / /  
  Broad-winged Hawk  BWHA5 / 15 6 / 30Mature mixed woodlands 
  Brown Creeper  BRCR / /  
  Brown Noddy  BRNO / /  
  Brown Pelican  BRPE / /  
  Brown Thrasher  BRTH5 / 1 6 / 30Dry second-growth; powerlines, overgrown pastures, thickets 
  Brown-headed Cowbird  BHCO4 / 15 6 / 30Virtually all habitats 
  Brown-headed Nuthatch  BHNU3 / 1 6 / 30Natural or artificial nest cavities in open pine woods 
  Buff-breasted Sandpiper  BBSA / /  
  Bufflehead  BUFF / /  
  Cackling Goose  CACG / /  
  Calliope Hummingbird  CAHU / /  
  Canada Goose  CANG3 / 15 6 / 30Parks, golf courses, lawns, ponds, lakes, rivers 
  Canada Warbler  CAWA / /  
  Canvasback  CANV / /  
  Cape May Warbler  CMWA / /  
  Carolina Chickadee  CACH3 / 1 6 / 30Woodlands, orchards, shade trees, yards, and city parks 
  Carolina Wren  CARW3 / 1 6 / 30Wet woods, stream edges, thickets, brush piles suburban yards 
  Caspian Tern  CATE / /  
  Cattle Egret  CAEG / /  
  Cedar Waxwing  CEDW5 / 15 6 / 30Second-growth forests, parks, margins of waterways 
  Cerulean Warbler  CERW / /  
  Chestnut-sided Warbler  CSWA / /  
  Chimney Swift  CHSW5 / 15 6 / 30Urban chimneys 
  Chipping Sparrow  CHSP4 / 15 6 / 30Open mixed forest, suburbs, parks, cemeteries 
  Chuck-will's-widow  CWWI5 / 15 6 / 30Open oak woodlands 
  Clapper Rail  CLRA / /  
  Clay-colored Sparrow  CCSP / /  
  Cliff Swallow  CLSW5 / 15 6 / 30Eves and sides of bridges 
  Common Gallinule  COMO / /  
  Common Goldeneye  COGO / /  
  Common Grackle  COGR4 / 15 6 / 30Wide variety of urban and rural habitats 
  Common Ground-Dove  COGD / /  
  Common Loon  COLO / /  
  Common Merganser  COME / /  
  Common Nighthawk  CONI5 / 15 6 / 30Tops of buildings 
  Common Raven  CORA3 / 1 6 / 30Rock ledges in local rock quarry sites 
  Common Redpoll  CORE / /  
  Common Tern  COTE / /  
  Common Yellowthroat  COYE5 / 15 6 / 30Brushy areas, thickets, powerline cuts, preferably wet 
  Connecticut Warbler  CONW / /  
  Cooper's Hawk  COHA5 / 15 6 / 30Mixed woodlands, groves, copses 
  Dickcissel  DICK / /  
  Double-crested Cormorant  DCCO / /  
  Downy Woodpecker  DOWO3 / 1 6 / 30Forests, copses, suburbs 
  Dunlin  DUNL / /  
  Eared Grebe  EAGR / /  
  Eastern Bluebird  EABL4 / 1 6 / 30Natural or artificial nest cavities in fields with scattered trees 
  Eastern Kingbird  EAKI5 / 15 6 / 30Open habitats, including edge, copses, often near water 
  Eastern Meadowlark  EAME5 / 1 6 / 30Extensive grasslands, hayfields, possibly airport areas 
  Eastern Phoebe  EAPH4 / 1 6 / 30Ledges, bridges, porch sills, etc. usually near water 
  Eastern Screech-Owl  EASO12 / 1 6 / 30Cavities in open deciduous forests, woodlots, residential areas 
  Eastern Towhee  EATO4 / 15 6 / 30Dry, open forest, edge, brushy habitats including thickets and utility corridors 
  Eastern Wood-Pewee  EAWP5 / 15 6 / 30Mature forest 
  Eurasian Collared-Dove  EUCD1 / 1 12 / 31Buildings, bridges, towers in urban areas, farms 
  European Starling  EUST4 / 15 6 / 30Everywhere except remote rural areas 
  Evening Grosbeak  EVGR / /  
  Field Sparrow  FISP4 / 15 6 / 30Brushy areas, weedy fields, utility corridors 
  Fish Crow  FICR4 / 15 6 / 30Mixed woods, woodlots, yards, parks 
  Forster's Tern  FOTE / /  
  Fox Sparrow  FOSP / /  
  Franklin's Gull  FRGU / /  
  Gadwall  GADW / /  
  Glossy Ibis  GLIB / /  
  Golden Eagle  GOEA / /  
  Golden-crowned Kinglet  GCKI / /  
  Golden-winged Warbler  GWWA / /  
  Grasshopper Sparrow  GRSP4 / 15 6 / 30Grasslands, hayfields, possibly airport areas 
  Gray Catbird  GRCA5 / 15 6 / 30Dense tangles and thickets 
  Gray-cheeked Thrush  GCTH / /  
  Great Blue Heron  GBHE1 / 15 6 / 30Wooded swamps, beaver ponds, river islands 
  Great Crested Flycatcher  GCFL5 / 15 6 / 30Mature forest edge, nest boxes 
  Great Egret  GREG / /  
  Great Horned Owl  GHOW12 / 1 6 / 30Wide variety of habitats from forest to farmland 
  Greater Scaup  GRSC / /  
  Greater Yellowlegs  GRYE / /  
  Green Heron  GRHE5 / 15 6 / 30Woody growth near marshes or open water 
  Green-winged Teal  AGWT / /  
  Hairy Woodpecker  HAWO3 / 1 6 / 30Forests 
  Henslow's Sparrow  HESP5 / 15 6 / 30Weedy fields, wet meadows 
  Hermit Thrush  HETH / /  
  Herring Gull  HERG / /  
  Hooded Merganser  HOME5 / 1 6 / 30Wooded swamps, marshes, streams, rivers 
  Hooded Warbler  HOWA5 / 15 6 / 30Moist thickets in woodlands 
  Horned Grebe  HOGR / /  
  Horned Lark  HOLA4 / 15 6 / 30Abandoned agricultural fields, sparsely vegetated areas, airports  
  House Finch  HOFI4 / 15 6 / 30Scattered trees, especially conifers - usually in residential areas 
  House Sparrow  HOSP1 / 1 12 / 31Residential areas, farms 
  House Wren  HOWR5 / 15 6 / 30Open forests, wood edges, farms, suburbs, parks 
  Indigo Bunting  INBU5 / 15 6 / 30Brushy habitats including forest edge, overgrown fields, utility corridors 
  Kentucky Warbler  KEWA5 / 15 6 / 30Wet thickets, dense understory in moist or wet deciduous forest bottomlands 
  Killdeer  KILL3 / 15 6 / 30Open, sparsely vegetated areas; flat rooftops 
  King Rail  KIRA5 / 15 6 / 30Reedy ponds, or marshes 
  Kirtland's Warbler  KIWA / /  
  Lapland Longspur  LALO / /  
  Lark Sparrow  LASP / /  
  Laughing Gull  LAGU / /  
  Le Conte's Sparrow  LCSP / /  
  Least Bittern  LEBI / /  
  Least Flycatcher  LEFL / /  
  Least Sandpiper  LESA / /  
  Lesser Black-backed Gull  LBBG / /  
  Lesser Scaup  LESC / /  
  Lesser Yellowlegs  LEYE / /  
  Lincoln's Sparrow  LISP / /  
  Little Blue Heron  LBHE / /  
  Loggerhead Shrike  LOSH5 / 15 6 / 30Farmland and other open habitats 
  Long-tailed Duck  LTDU / /  
  Long-tailed Jaeger  LTJA / /  
  Louisiana Waterthrush  LOWA5 / 15 6 / 30Rocky streams in forest areas 
  Magnolia Warbler  MAWA / /  
  Mallard  MALL3 / 15 6 / 30All wetlands and adjacent yards, etc. 
  Marbled Godwit  MAGO / /  
  Marsh Wren  MAWR / /  
  Merlin  MERL / /  
  Mississippi Kite  MIKI5 / 15 6 / 30Tall trees along stream bottomland 
  Mourning Dove  MODO3 / 15 6 / 30Suburbs, woodlots, farmlands 
  Mourning Warbler  MOWA / /  
  Nashville Warbler  NAWA / /  
  Nelson's Sparrow  NSTS / /  
  Northern Bobwhite  NOBO3 / 15 9 / 30Open fields, pastures, scrub 
  Northern Cardinal  NOCA4 / 1 6 / 30Suburban or semi-rural areas; forest edge, woodlots, thickets, parks, gardens 
  Northern Harrier  NOHA / /  
  Northern Mockingbird  NOMO4 / 1 6 / 30Suburban or semi-rural habitats with thickets, brushy edges 
  Northern Parula  NOPA5 / 15 6 / 30Woodlands with Usnea lichen 
  Northern Pintail  NOPI / /  
  Northern Rough-winged Swallow  NRWS5 / 15 6 / 30Often near water, in cavity, pipe, or excavated burrow 
  Northern Saw-whet Owl  NSWO / /  
  Northern Shoveler  NSHO / /  
  Northern Waterthrush  NOWA / /  
  Olive-sided Flycatcher  OSFL / /  
  Orange-crowned Warbler  OCWA / /  
  Orchard Oriole  OROR5 / 15 6 / 30Open patchy forest, copses, often near river, stream, or pond 
  Osprey  OSPR4 / 15 7 / 31Tall trees or towers along river edges  
  Ovenbird  OVEN5 / 15 6 / 30Open forests with little or no understory vegetation and ample lleaf litter 
  Painted Bunting  PABU / /  
  Palm Warbler  PAWA / /  
  Parasitic Jaeger  PAJA / /  
  Pectoral Sandpiper  PESA / /  
  Peregrine Falcon  PEFA / /  
  Philadelphia Vireo  PHVI / /  
  Pied-billed Grebe  PBGR / /  
  Pileated Woodpecker  PIWO3 / 1 6 / 30Mature forest, especially bottomlands 
  Pine Siskin  PISI / /  
  Pine Warbler  PIWA5 / 15 6 / 30Variety of pine forests 
  Piping Plover  PIPL / /  
  Prairie Warbler  PRAW5 / 15 6 / 30Brushy fields, powerline cuts, edges 
  Prothonotary Warbler  PROW5 / 15 6 / 30Wooded swamps, nest cavities over water 
  Purple Finch  PUFI / /  
  Purple Martin  PUMA5 / 15 6 / 30Farms, large yards, and golf courses in artificial nest boxes 
  Red Crossbill  RECR / /  
  Red Knot  REKN / /  
  Red-bellied Woodpecker  RBWO3 / 1 6 / 30Older-growth forests and wood lots 
  Red-breasted Merganser  RBME / /  
  Red-breasted Nuthatch  RBNU / /  
  Red-eyed Vireo  REVI5 / 15 6 / 30Mixed and deciduous forests 
  Red-headed Woodpecker  RHWO5 / 15 6 / 30Open country with scattered trees 
  Red-necked Grebe  RNGR / /  
  Red-shouldered Hawk  RSHA3 / 15 6 / 30Wet mixed pine-hardwood forests, swamps 
  Red-tailed Hawk  RTHA4 / 15 6 / 30Mature woodlands often near edges 
  Red-throated Loon  RTLO / /  
  Red-winged Blackbird  RWBL5 / 1 6 / 30Wide variety of densely vegetated wet habitats 
  Reddish Egret  REEG / /  
  Redhead  REDH / /  
  Ring-billed Gull  RBGU / /  
  Ring-necked Duck  RNDU / /  
  Rock Pigeon  ROPI1 / 1 12 / 31Buildings, bridges, towers in urban areas, farms 
  Rose-breasted Grosbeak  RBGR / /  
  Ross's Goose  ROGO / /  
  Rough-legged Hawk  RLHA / /  
  Royal Tern  ROYT / /  
  Ruby-crowned Kinglet  RCKI / /  
  Ruby-throated Hummingbird  RTHU5 / 1 6 / 30Open woodland, rural and suburban gardens, edge 
  Ruddy Duck  RUDU / /  
  Ruddy Turnstone  RUTU / /  
  Rufous Hummingbird  RUHU / /  
  Rusty Blackbird  RUBL / /  
  Sabine's Gull  SAGU / /  
  Sanderling  SAND / /  
  Sandhill Crane  SACR / /  
  Savannah Sparrow  SAVS / /  
  Scarlet Tanager  SCTA5 / 15 6 / 30Mature deciduous forests 
  Sedge Wren  SEWR / /  
  Semipalmated Plover  SEPL / /  
  Semipalmated Sandpiper  SESA / /  
  Sharp-shinned Hawk  SSHA5 / 15 6 / 30Conifers in mature woodlands 
  Short-billed Dowitcher  SBDO / /  
  Short-eared Owl  SEOW / /  
  Snow Goose  SNGO / /  
  Snowy Egret  SNEG / /  
  Snowy Owl  SNOW / /  
  Solitary Sandpiper  SOSA / /  
  Song Sparrow  SOSP4 / 15 6 / 30Forest edge, brushy areas, marsh edges, suburbs 
  Sora  SORA / /  
  Spotted Sandpiper  SPSA / /  
  Stilt Sandpiper  STSA / /  
  Summer Tanager  SUTA5 / 15 6 / 30Variety of forests - most often in open pines 
  Surf Scoter  SUSC / /  
  Swainson's Thrush  SWTH / /  
  Swainson's Warbler  SWWA5 / 15 6 / 30Dense shrub thickets, vine tangles, privet hedges in forest wetlands 
  Swallow-tailed Kite  STKI / /  
  Swamp Sparrow  SWSP / /  
  Tennessee Warbler  TEWA / /  
  Tree Swallow  TRES5 / 15 6 / 30Open areas near wetlands, in nest boxes  
  Tricolored Heron  TRHE / /  
  Tufted Titmouse  TUTI3 / 1 6 / 30Deciduous oak forests, riparian woodlands, and residential areas 
  Tundra Swan  TUSW / /  
  Turkey Vulture  TUVU4 / 15 6 / 30Woods, rocky outcrops, abandoned buildings 
  unid. Mexican / Eastern Whip-poor-will  WPWI5 / 15 6 / 30Secondary forest, copses, scrub pine-oak, edge 
  unid. Pacific Wren / Winter Wren  WIWR / /  
  Upland Sandpiper  UPSA / /  
  Veery  VEER / /  
  Vesper Sparrow  VESP / /  
  Virginia Rail  VIRA / /  
  Warbling Vireo  WAVI5 / 15 6 / 30Open groves of deciduous trees often adjacent to rivers 
  Western Grebe  WEGR / /  
  Western Sandpiper  WESA / /  
  Western Tanager  WETA / /  
  Whimbrel  WHIM / /  
  White Ibis  WHIB / /  
  White-breasted Nuthatch  WBNU3 / 1 6 / 30Deciduous forest 
  White-crowned Sparrow  WCSP / /  
  White-eyed Vireo  WEVI5 / 15 6 / 30Moist area thickets, tangles of vines, or briers 
  White-rumped Sandpiper  WRSA / /  
  White-throated Sparrow  WTSP / /  
  White-winged Dove  WWDO / /  
  White-winged Scoter  WWSC / /  
  Wild Turkey  WITU3 / 15 9 / 30Mature deciduous woods, edge 
  Willet  WILL / /  
  Willow Flycatcher  WIFL5 / 15 6 / 30Willow shrub swamps 
  Wilson's Phalarope  WIPH / /  
  Wilson's Snipe  WISN / /  
  Wilson's Warbler  WIWA / /  
  Wood Duck  WODU4 / 15 6 / 30Wooded swamps, marshes, streams, rivers 
  Wood Stork  WOST / /  
  Wood Thrush  WOTH5 / 15 6 / 30Mature forest 
  Worm-eating Warbler  WEWA5 / 15 6 / 30Brushy undergrowth of rocky wooded hillsides and ravines 
  Yellow Rail  YERA / /  
  Yellow Warbler  YWAR5 / 15 6 / 30Marsh margins, wet brushy areas, farmlands 
  Yellow-bellied Flycatcher  YBFL / /  
  Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  YBSA / /  
  Yellow-billed Cuckoo  YBCU5 / 15 6 / 30Forested habitats, edge 
  Yellow-breasted Chat  YBCH5 / 15 6 / 30Thickets in fields, pastures, utility corridors 
  Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  YCNH4 / 15 6 / 30Pine trees in older neighborhoods with adjacent streams  
  Yellow-throated Vireo  YTVI5 / 15 6 / 30Open deciduous and mixed forest and riparian woodlands 
  Yellow-throated Warbler  YTWA5 / 15 6 / 30Pine woods, or swamps and bottomlands -esp. in conifers 
 
* 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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