Birds of Crooked Run Nature Preserve

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Turkey Vulture

Crooked Run Nature Preserve, a state dedicated nature preserve offers 77 acres of excellent habitat for migrating birds and other wildlife. The river and estuary offer a great resting point for many migrating waterfowl, while the forest and fields provide habitat for many songbirds. Bring your binoculars on yoru next visit to Crooked Run Nature Preserve and enjoy the birds.

Loons, Grebes
Common Loon
ied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Eared Grebe                   

American White Pelican

Double Crested Cormorant      

Herons, Bitterns
American Bittern
reat Blue Heron
Great Egret
Black-crowned Night Heron  
Green Heron  

Swans, Geese, Ducks
Tundra Swan
Mute Swan
Ross's Goose
Canada Goose
Snow Goose
Wood Duck
Green-winged Teal
American Black Duck
Northern Pintail
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
American Wigeon
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Surf Scoter    
Harlequin Duck
Long-tailed Duck                           
Common Gol
Hooded Merganser 
Common Merganser                
Red-Breasted Merganser         
Ruddy Duck

Vultures, Hawks, Eagles, Falcons
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon

Ruffed Grouse

Quail, Turkey, Pheasant
Ring-necked Pheasant
Northern Bobwhite
Wild Turkey
Coots, Rails
American Coot            

Sandhill Crane                          

Semipalmated Plover
Greater Yellowlegs  
Lesser Yellowlegs
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
American Woodcock

Gulls, Terns
Bonaparte's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Caspian Tern
Forster's Tern
Black Tern
Common Tern

Doves, Cuckoos
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Black-billed Cuckoo       
Yellow-billed Cuckoo     

Barn Owl                  
Eastern Screech Owl 
Great Horned Owl 
Barred Owl               

Nightjars, Swifts
Common Nighthawk                
Chimney Swift             

Hummingbirds, Kingfishers
Ruby-throated Hummingbird     
Belted Kingfisher                     

Red-bellied Woodpecker   
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker        
Downy Woodpecker         
Hairy Woodpecker             
Northern Flicker                  
Pileated Woodpecker          
Red-headed Woodpecker       

Eastern Wood Pewee 
Acadian Flycatcher     
Willow Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe 
Great Crested Flycatcher 
Eastern Kingbird 

Purple Martin                          
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged          
Cliff Swallow                           
Barn Swallow                          

Jays, Crows, Titmice, Nuthatches, Creepers
Blue Jay
American Crow 
Carolina Chickadee 
Tufted Titmouse 
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper                

Wrens, Kinglets, Gnatcatchers
Carolina Wren                  
Winter Wren                         
House Wren 
Marsh Wren                            
Golden-crowned Kinglet          
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 

Thrushes, Mockingbirds, Thrashers

Eastern Bluebird
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson’s Thrush                 
Hermit Thrush                       
Wood Thrush                        
American Robin
Gray Catbird                    
Northern Mockingbird       
Brown Thrasher                 

Waxwings, Starlings                      
Cedar Waxwing 
European Starling 
American Pipit

Blue-headed vireo

White-eyed Vireo 
Yellow-throated Vireo 
Warbling Vireo 
Red-eyed Vireo 

Cerulean Warbler

Blue-winged Warbler
Golden-winged Warbler          
Tennessee Warbler                 
Nashville Warbler                    
Northern Parula                  
Yellow Warbler 
Chestnut-sided Warbler         
Magnolia Warbler                  
Cape May Warbler                 
Yellow-rumped warbler           
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler     
Yellow-throated Warbler 
Pine Warbler                
Prairie Warbler            
Palm Warbler                    
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler      

Black-and-white Warbler    
American Redstart       
Prothonotary Warbler   
Northern Waterthrush  
Louisiana Waterthrush 
Connecticut Warbler           
Mourning Warbler              
Common Yellowthroat       
Hooded Warbler                     
Wilson’s Warbler                    
Canada Warbler                      
Yellow-breasted Chat

Tanagers, Grosbeaks

Summer Tanager                
Scarlet Tanager                  
Northern Cardinal              
Blue Grosbeak                   
Rose-breasted Grosbeak    
Indigo Bunting                 
Eastern Towhee                

Sparrows, Blackbirds

American Tree Sparrow          
Chipping Sparrow              
Field Sparrow                     
Fox Sparrow                           
Song Sparrow                  
Swamp Sparrow                    
White-throated Sparrow         
White-crowned Sparrow         
Dark-eyed Junco                     
Red-winged Blackbird      
Eastern Meadowlark        
Rusty Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird             

Common Grackle           
Brown-headed Cowbird  
Orchard Oriole                 
Baltimore Oriole              


Purple Finch                            
House Finch                      
Pine Siskin                               
American Goldfinch             
House Sparrow                  

Total species as of April 15,  2011: 200









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