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Species Alpha Code* Safe date start** Safe date end Habitat
ORDER: ANSERIFORMES
FAMILY: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Swans)
  Canada Goose  CANG / /  
  Wood Duck  WODU / /  
  Blue-winged Teal  BWTE / /  
  Cinnamon Teal  CITE / /  
  Northern Shoveler  NSHO / /  
  Gadwall  GADW / /  
  American Wigeon  AMWI / /  
  Mallard  MALL / /  
  Northern Pintail  NOPI / /  
  Green-winged Teal  GWTE / /  
  Canvasback  CANV / /  
  Redhead  REDH / /  
  Ring-necked Duck  RNDU / /  
  Lesser Scaup  LESC / /  
  Bufflehead  BUFF / /  
  Barrow's Goldeneye  BAGO / /  
  Common Merganser  COME / /  
  Ruddy Duck  RUDU / /  
ORDER: GALLIFORMES
FAMILY: Odontophoridae (New World Quails)
  Northern Bobwhite  NOBO / /  
  Scaled Quail  SCQU / /  
  Gambel's Quail  GAQU / /  
FAMILY: Phasianidae (Partidges, Grouse, Turkey, and Old World Quail)
  Wild Turkey  WITU / /  
  White-tailed Ptarmigan  WTPT / /  
  Greater Sage-Grouse  GRSG / /  
  Gunnison Sage-Grouse  GUSG / /  
  unid. Dusky Grouse / Sooty Grouse  UDSG / /  
  Sharp-tailed Grouse  STGR / /  
  Greater Prairie-Chicken  GRPC / /  
  Lesser Prairie-Chicken  LEPC / /  
  Ring-necked Pheasant  RNEP / /  
  Chukar  CHUK / /  
ORDER: PODICIPEDIFORMES
FAMILY: Podicipedidae (Grebes)
  Pied-billed Grebe  PBGR / /  
  Eared Grebe  EAGR / /  
  Western Grebe  WEGR / /  
  Clark's Grebe  CLGR / /  
ORDER: PELECANIFORMES
FAMILY: Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants)
  Double-crested Cormorant  DCCO / /  
FAMILY: Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
  American White Pelican  AWPE / /  
ORDER: CICONIIFORMES
FAMILY: Ardeidae (Herons, Bitterns, and allies)
  American Bittern  AMBI / /  
  Great Blue Heron  GBHE / /  
  Great Egret  GREG / /  
  Snowy Egret  SNEG / /  
  Little Blue Heron  LBHE / /  
  Cattle Egret  CAEG / /  
  Green Heron  GRHE / /  
  Black-crowned Night-Heron  BCNH / /  
FAMILY: Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills)
  White-faced Ibis  WFIB / /  
FAMILY: Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
  Turkey Vulture  TUVU / /  
ORDER: FALCONIFORMES
FAMILY: Accipitridae (Hawks, Kites, Eagles, and Allies)
  Osprey  OSPR / /  
  Golden Eagle  GOEA / /  
  Northern Harrier  NOHA / /  
  Sharp-shinned Hawk  SSHA / /  
  Cooper's Hawk  COHA / /  
  Northern Goshawk  NOGO / /  
  Bald Eagle  BAEA / /  
  Mississippi Kite  MIKI / /  
  Broad-winged Hawk  BWHA / /  
  Swainson's Hawk  SWHA / /  
  Red-tailed Hawk  RTHA / /  
  Ferruginous Hawk  FEHA / /  
FAMILY: Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
  American Kestrel  AMKE / /  
  Peregrine Falcon  PEFA / /  
  Prairie Falcon  PRFA / /  
ORDER: GRUIFORMES
FAMILY: Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
  Virginia Rail  VIRA / /  
  Sora  SORA / /  
  American Coot  AMCO / /  
  Black Rail  BLRA / /  
FAMILY: Gruidae (Cranes)
  Sandhill Crane  SACR / /  
ORDER: CHARADRIIFORMES
FAMILY: Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
  Black-necked Stilt  BNST / /  
  American Avocet  AMAV / /  
FAMILY: Charadriidae (Lapwings and Plovers)
  Killdeer  KILL / /  
  Piping Plover  PIPL / /  
  Mountain Plover  MOPL / /  
  Snowy Plover  SNPL / /  
FAMILY: Scolopacidae (Sandpipers, Phalaropes, and Allies)
  Upland Sandpiper  UPSA / /  
  Long-billed Curlew  LBCU / /  
  Wilson's Snipe  WISN / /  
  Spotted Sandpiper  SPSA / /  
  Willet  WILL / /  
  Wilson's Phalarope  WIPH / /  
FAMILY: Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
  California Gull  CAGU / /  
  Least Tern  LETE / /  
  Caspian Tern  CATE / /  
  Black Tern  BLTE / /  
  Forster's Tern  FOTE / /  
ORDER: COLUMBIFORMES
FAMILY: Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
  Rock Pigeon  ROPI / /  
  Band-tailed Pigeon  BTPI / /  
  Mourning Dove  MODO / /  
ORDER: CUCULIFORMES
FAMILY: Cuculidae (Cuckoos, Roadrunners, and Anis)
  Greater Roadrunner  GRRO / /  
  Yellow-billed Cuckoo  YBCU / /  
  Black-billed Cuckoo  BBCU / /  
ORDER: STRIGIFORMES
FAMILY: Tytonidae (Barn Owls)
  Barn Owl  BANO / /  
FAMILY: Strigidae (Typical Owls)
  Flammulated Owl  FLOW / /  
  Western Screech-Owl  WESO / /  
  Eastern Screech-Owl  EASO / /  
  Great Horned Owl  GHOW / /  
  Northern Pygmy-Owl  NOPO / /  
  Burrowing Owl  BUOW / /  
  Spotted Owl  SPOW / /  
  Long-eared Owl  LEOW / /  
  Short-eared Owl  SEOW / /  
  Boreal Owl  BOOW / /  
  Northern Saw-whet Owl  NSWO / /  
ORDER: CAPRIMULGIFORMES
FAMILY: Caprimulgidae (Nighthawks and Allies)
  Lesser Nighthawk  LENI / /  
  Common Nighthawk  CONI / /  
  Common Poorwill  COPO / /  
ORDER: APODIFORMES
FAMILY: Apodidae (Swifts)
  Black Swift  BLSW / /  
  Chimney Swift  CHSW / /  
  White-throated Swift  WTSW / /  
FAMILY: Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
  Black-chinned Hummingbird  BCHU / /  
  Anna's Hummingbird  ANHU / /  
  Broad-tailed Hummingbird  BTHU / /  
ORDER: CORACIIFORMES
FAMILY: Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
  Belted Kingfisher  BEKI / /  
ORDER: PICIFORMES
FAMILY: Picidae (Woodpeckers and Allies)
  Lewis's Woodpecker  LEWO / /  
  Red-headed Woodpecker  RHWO / /  
  Acorn Woodpecker  ACWO / /  
  Red-bellied Woodpecker  RBWO / /  
  Williamson's Sapsucker  WISA / /  
  Red-naped Sapsucker  RNSA / /  
  American Three-toed Woodpecker  ATTW / /  
  Downy Woodpecker  DOWO / /  
  Ladder-backed Woodpecker  LBWO / /  
  Hairy Woodpecker  HAWO / /  
  (Yellow-shafted Flicker) Northern Flicker  YSFL / /  
  (Red-shafted Flicker) Northern Flicker  RSFL / /  
  hybrid Northern Flicker (Red x Yellow-shafted)  HRYF / /  
ORDER: PASSERIFORMES
FAMILY: Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
  Ash-throated Flycatcher  ATFL / /  
  Great Crested Flycatcher  GCFL / /  
  Cassin's Kingbird  CAKI / /  
  Western Kingbird  WEKI / /  
  Eastern Kingbird  EAKI / /  
  Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  STFL / /  
  Olive-sided Flycatcher  OSFL / /  
  Western Wood-Pewee  WEWP / /  
  Eastern Wood-Pewee  EAWP / /  
  Willow Flycatcher  WIFL / /  
  Least Flycatcher  LEFL / /  
  Hammond's Flycatcher  HAFL / /  
  Gray Flycatcher  GRFL / /  
  Dusky Flycatcher  DUFL / /  
  Cordilleran Flycatcher  COFL / /  
  Black Phoebe  BLPH / /  
  Eastern Phoebe  EAPH / /  
  Say's Phoebe  SAPH / /  
  Vermilion Flycatcher  VEFL / /  
FAMILY: Laniidae (Shrikes)
  Loggerhead Shrike  LOSH / /  
FAMILY: Vireonidae (Vireos)
  White-eyed Vireo  WEVI / /  
  Bell's Vireo  BEVI / /  
  Gray Vireo  GRVI / /  
  Yellow-throated Vireo  YTVI / /  
  Plumbeous Vireo  PLVI / /  
  Warbling Vireo  WAVI / /  
  Red-eyed Vireo  REVI / /  
FAMILY: Corvidae (Crows and Jays)
  Canada Jay  CAJA / /  
  Pinyon Jay  PIJA / /  
  Steller's Jay  STJA / /  
  Blue Jay  BLJA / /  
  unid. California Scrub-Jay / Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay  WESJ / /  
  Clark's Nutcracker  CLNU / /  
  Black-billed Magpie  BBMA / /  
  American Crow  AMCR / /  
  Chihuahuan Raven  CHRA / /  
  Common Raven  CORA / /  
FAMILY: Alaudidae (Larks)
  Horned Lark  HOLA / /  
FAMILY: Hirundinidae (Swallows)
  Bank Swallow  BANS / /  
  Tree Swallow  TRES / /  
  Violet-green Swallow  VGSW / /  
  Northern Rough-winged Swallow  NRWS / /  
  Purple Martin  PUMA / /  
  Barn Swallow  BARS / /  
  Cliff Swallow  CLSW / /  
FAMILY: Paridae (Chickadees and Titmice)
  Black-capped Chickadee  BCCH / /  
  Mountain Chickadee  MOCH / /  
  Juniper Titmouse  JUTI / /  
FAMILY: Aegithalidae (Bushtits and Long-tailed Tits)
  Bushtit  BUSH / /  
FAMILY: Sittidae (Nuthatches)
  Red-breasted Nuthatch  RBNU / /  
  White-breasted Nuthatch  WBNU / /  
  Pygmy Nuthatch  PYNU / /  
FAMILY: Certhiidae (Creepers)
  Brown Creeper  BRCR / /  
FAMILY: Troglodytidae (Wrens)
  Rock Wren  ROWR / /  
  Canyon Wren  CANW / /  
  House Wren  HOWR / /  
  unid. Pacific Wren / Winter Wren  UPWW / /  
  Sedge Wren  SEWR / /  
  Marsh Wren  MAWR / /  
  Carolina Wren  CARW / /  
  Bewick's Wren  BEWR / /  
FAMILY: Sylviidae (Gnatcatchers and Old World Warblers)
  Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  BGGN / /  
FAMILY: Cinclidae (Dippers)
  American Dipper  AMDI / /  
FAMILY: Regulidae (Kinglets)
  Golden-crowned Kinglet  GCKI / /  
  Ruby-crowned Kinglet  RCKI / /  
FAMILY: Turdidae (Thrushes)
  Eastern Bluebird  EABL / /  
  Western Bluebird  WEBL / /  
  Mountain Bluebird  MOBL / /  
  Townsend's Solitaire  TOSO / /  
  Veery  VEER / /  
  Swainson's Thrush  SWTH / /  
  Hermit Thrush  HETH / /  
  American Robin  AMRO / /  
FAMILY: Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
  Gray Catbird  GRCA / /  
  Curve-billed Thrasher  CBTH / /  
  Brown Thrasher  BRTH / /  
  Sage Thrasher  SATH / /  
  Northern Mockingbird  NOMO / /  
FAMILY: Sturnidae (Starlings)
  European Starling  EUST / /  
FAMILY: Bombycillidae (Waxwings and Allies)
  Cedar Waxwing  CEDW / /  
FAMILY: Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)
  House Sparrow  HOSP / /  
FAMILY: Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits)
  American Pipit  AMPI / /  
FAMILY: Fringillidae (Fringilline and Cardueline Finches)
  Evening Grosbeak  EVGR / /  
  Pine Grosbeak  PIGR / /  
  Brown-capped Rosy-Finch  BCRF / /  
  House Finch  HOFI / /  
  Cassin's Finch  CAFI / /  
  Red Crossbill  RECR / /  
  White-winged Crossbill  WWCR / /  
  Pine Siskin  PISI / /  
  Lesser Goldfinch  LEGO / /  
  American Goldfinch  AMGO / /  
FAMILY: Emberizidae (Emberizids)
  Chestnut-collared Longspur  CCLO / /  
  Thick-billed Longspur  TBLO / /  
  Cassin's Sparrow  CASP / /  
  Grasshopper Sparrow  GRSP / /  
  Black-throated Sparrow  BTSP / /  
  Lark Sparrow  LASP / /  
  Lark Bunting  LARB / /  
  Chipping Sparrow  CHSP / /  
  Field Sparrow  FISP / /  
  Brewer's Sparrow  BRSP / /  
  Fox Sparrow  FOSP / /  
  (Gray-headed Junco) Dark-eyed Junco  GHJU / /  
  White-crowned Sparrow  WCSP / /  
  unid. Sagebrush Sparrow / Bell's Sparrow  USBS / /  
  Vesper Sparrow  VESP / /  
  Savannah Sparrow  SAVS / /  
  Song Sparrow  SOSP / /  
  Lincoln's Sparrow  LISP / /  
  Canyon Towhee  CANT / /  
  Rufous-crowned Sparrow  RCSP / /  
  Green-tailed Towhee  GTTO / /  
  Spotted Towhee  SPTO / /  
FAMILY: Parulidae (Wood-warblers)
  Yellow-breasted Chat  YBCH / /  
FAMILY: Icteridae (Blackbirds and Orioles)
  Yellow-headed Blackbird  YHBL / /  
  Bobolink  BOBO / /  
  Eastern Meadowlark  EAME / /  
  Western Meadowlark  WEME / /  
  Orchard Oriole  OROR / /  
  Bullock's Oriole  BUOR / /  
  Baltimore Oriole  BAOR / /  
  hybrid Bullock's Oriole x Baltimore Oriole  HBBO / /  
  Scott's Oriole  SCOR / /  
  Red-winged Blackbird  RWBL / /  
  Brown-headed Cowbird  BHCO / /  
  Brewer's Blackbird  BRBL / /  
  Common Grackle  COGR / /  
  Great-tailed Grackle  GTGR / /  
FAMILY: Parulidae (Wood-warblers)
  Ovenbird  OVEN / /  
  Northern Waterthrush  NOWA / /  
  Golden-winged Warbler  GWWA / /  
  Blue-winged Warbler  BWWA / /  
  Orange-crowned Warbler  OCWA / /  
  Virginia's Warbler  VIWA / /  
  MacGillivray's Warbler  MGWA / /  
  Common Yellowthroat  COYE / /  
  Hooded Warbler  HOWA / /  
  American Redstart  AMRE / /  
  Yellow Warbler  YEWA / /  
  Chestnut-sided Warbler  CSWA / /  
  (unid. Myrtle/Audubon's) Yellow-rumped Warbler  UYRW / /  
  Yellow-throated Warbler  YTWA / /  
  Grace's Warbler  GRWA / /  
  Black-throated Gray Warbler  BTYW / /  
  Wilson's Warbler  WIWA / /  
FAMILY: Thraupidae (Tanagers)
  Hepatic Tanager  HETA / /  
  Summer Tanager  SUTA / /  
  Western Tanager  WETA / /  
FAMILY: Cardinalidae (Cardinals, Saltators, and Allies)
  Northern Cardinal  NOCA / /  
  Rose-breasted Grosbeak  RBGR / /  
  Black-headed Grosbeak  BHGR / /  
  Blue Grosbeak  BLGR / /  
  Lazuli Bunting  LAZB / /  
  Indigo Bunting  INBU / /  
  hybrid Lazuli Bunting x Indigo Bunting  HLIB / /  
  Painted Bunting  PABU / /  
  Dickcissel  DICK / /  
 
* 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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