Big Lake SP

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Checklist of Birds

230 species recorded in this park (Updated: 6/5/2023)

           Great Crested Flycatcher            Least Bittern
           Ovenbird            Great Blue Heron
           Snow Goose            Great Egret
           Western Kingbird            Snowy Egret
           Northern Waterthrush            Little Blue Heron
           Ross's Goose            Cattle Egret
           Eastern Kingbird            Green Heron
           Greater White-fronted Goose            Black-crowned Night-Heron
           Black-and-white Warbler            Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
           Olive-sided Flycatcher            Turkey Vulture
           Prothonotary Warbler            Osprey
           Cackling Goose            Northern Harrier
           Canada Goose            Cooper's Hawk
           Eastern Wood-Pewee            Bald Eagle
           Tennessee Warbler            Swainson's Hawk
           Trumpeter Swan            Red-tailed Hawk
           Orange-crowned Warbler            Rough-legged Hawk
           Tundra Swan            Barn Owl
           Nashville Warbler            Eastern Screech-Owl
           Wood Duck            Great Horned Owl
           Alder Flycatcher            Barred Owl
           Willow Flycatcher            Belted Kingfisher
           Blue-winged Teal            Red-headed Woodpecker
           Least Flycatcher            Red-bellied Woodpecker
           Mourning Warbler            Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
           Eastern Phoebe            Downy Woodpecker
           Northern Shoveler            Hairy Woodpecker
           Common Yellowthroat            Northern Flicker
           Gadwall            Pileated Woodpecker
           Hooded Warbler            American Kestrel
           American Redstart            Merlin
           American Wigeon            Peregrine Falcon
           Mallard            Prairie Falcon
           Northern Parula            Bell's Vireo
           Northern Pintail            Yellow-throated Vireo
           Magnolia Warbler            Blue-headed Vireo
           Green-winged Teal            Philadelphia Vireo
           Bay-breasted Warbler            Warbling Vireo
           Canvasback            Red-eyed Vireo
           Redhead            Loggerhead Shrike
           Yellow Warbler            Blue Jay
           Ring-necked Duck            American Crow
           Chestnut-sided Warbler            Fish Crow
           Blackpoll Warbler            Black-capped Chickadee
           Lesser Scaup            Tufted Titmouse
           Black-throated Blue Warbler            Horned Lark
           Yellow-rumped Warbler            Bank Swallow
           Bufflehead            Tree Swallow
           Common Goldeneye            Northern Rough-winged Swallow
           Black-throated Green Warbler            Purple Martin
           Hooded Merganser            Barn Swallow
           Common Merganser            Cliff Swallow
           Wilson's Warbler            Ruby-crowned Kinglet
           Red-breasted Merganser            Golden-crowned Kinglet
           Ruddy Duck            Cedar Waxwing
           Northern Bobwhite            White-breasted Nuthatch
           Wild Turkey            Brown Creeper
           Ring-necked Pheasant            Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
           Pied-billed Grebe            Carolina Wren
           Horned Grebe            House Wren
           Eared Grebe            Sedge Wren
           Western Grebe            Marsh Wren
           Rock Pigeon            Gray Catbird
           Eurasian Collared-Dove            Brown Thrasher
           Mourning Dove            Northern Mockingbird
           Yellow-billed Cuckoo            European Starling
           Black-billed Cuckoo            Eastern Bluebird
           Common Nighthawk            Gray-cheeked Thrush
           Chimney Swift            Swainson's Thrush
           Ruby-throated Hummingbird            American Robin
           Virginia Rail            House Sparrow
           American Coot            American Pipit
           American Avocet            House Finch
           Black-bellied Plover            Pine Siskin
           American Golden-Plover            American Goldfinch
           Killdeer            Lapland Longspur
           Semipalmated Plover            Grasshopper Sparrow
           Piping Plover            Lark Sparrow
           Snowy Plover            Chipping Sparrow
           Upland Sandpiper            Clay-colored Sparrow
           Hudsonian Godwit            Field Sparrow
           Marbled Godwit            Fox Sparrow
           Ruddy Turnstone            American Tree Sparrow
           Ruff            Dark-eyed Junco
           Stilt Sandpiper            White-crowned Sparrow
           Sanderling            Harris's Sparrow
           Dunlin            White-throated Sparrow
           Baird's Sandpiper            Vesper Sparrow
           Least Sandpiper            LeConte's Sparrow
           White-rumped Sandpiper            Nelson's Sparrow
           Buff-breasted Sandpiper            Savannah Sparrow
           Pectoral Sandpiper            Song Sparrow
           Semipalmated Sandpiper            Lincoln's Sparrow
           Western Sandpiper            Swamp Sparrow
           Short-billed Dowitcher            Spotted Towhee
           Long-billed Dowitcher            Eastern Towhee
           Wilson's Snipe            Yellow-breasted Chat
           Spotted Sandpiper            Yellow-headed Blackbird
           Solitary Sandpiper            Bobolink
           Lesser Yellowlegs            Eastern Meadowlark
           Willet            Western Meadowlark
           Greater Yellowlegs            Orchard Oriole
           Wilson's Phalarope            Baltimore Oriole
           Bonaparte's Gull            Red-winged Blackbird
           Franklin's Gull            Brown-headed Cowbird
           Ring-billed Gull            Rusty Blackbird
           Herring Gull            Brewer's Blackbird
           Caspian Tern            Common Grackle
           Black Tern            Great-tailed Grackle
           Forster's Tern            Summer Tanager
           Pacific Loon            Northern Cardinal
           Common Loon            Rose-breasted Grosbeak
           Double-crested Cormorant            Blue Grosbeak
           Neotropic Cormorant            Indigo Bunting
           American White Pelican            Dickcissel

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