Birds

 
BIRD CHECKLIST
 
OF
 
NORTH PARK

This list represents all documented species (239) in North Park since 1950.  Data collected from Joseph A. Grom (North Park Naturalist 1970-1988), the Atlas of Breeding Birds in Pennsylvania (D. W. Brauning), and The Birds of Pennsylvania (G. M. McWilliams & D. W. Brauning), and local birders.

Enjoy the rich diversity of habitats and wildlife found in North Park.  Please, do not disturb, harass, pick, collect, gather or remove wildlife or plants from the park.  To report any neat or unusual bird sightings please call the Naturalist, Meg Scanlon, at 724-935-2170.

  List Updated 2015

KEY TO ABBREVIATIONS

A – Alien species introduced from Europe or Asia

B – Breeding species in: 1-North Park, 2-Pennsylvania

DV – Declining or vulnerable populations due        

primarily to habitat loss.

H – Historically found in region

M – Migratory species

– Primary habitat: 1-field, 2-forest, 3-water, 4-mixed

P – Proposed state status by the PA. Biological Survey:

E-Endangered, T-threatened, R-Rare,

CP-Candidate Proposed, CA-Candidate at Risk,

CR-Candidate Rare, CU-Condition Undetermined,

X-PA. Extirpated, S-Species Extinct

COMMON LOON – M, O3
PIE-BILLED GREBE – B2, M, O3, PCR
HORNED GREBE – M, O3
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT – B2, M, O3
AMERICAN BITTERN – B2, M, O3, PE
LEAST BITTERN – B2, M, O3, PE
CATTLE EGRET – B2, M, O3
GREAT BLUE HERON – B2, M, 03
LITTLE BLUE HERON – M, O3
GREEN-BACKED HERON – B1, M, O3
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON – B2, O3, DV
SNOW GOOSE – M, O3
ROSS’S GOOSE – M, O3
CANADA GOOSE – B1, M, O3
MUTE SWAN – A, B1, O3
TUNDRA SWAN – M, O3
AMERICAN WIGEON – B2, M, O3
AMERICAN BLACK DUCK – B2, M, O3
WOOD DUCK – B1, M, O3
MALLARD – B1, M, O3
BLUE-WINGED TEAL – B2, M, O3
GREEN-WINGED TEAL – B2, M, O3, PCR
NORTHERN SHOVELER – B2, M, O3
NORTHERN PINTAIL – B2, M, O3
GADWALL – B2, M, O3
CANVASBACK – M, O3
REDHEAD – M, O3
RING-NECKED DUCK – M, O3
GREATER SCAUP – M, O3
LESSER SCAUP – M, O3
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER – M, O3
LONG-TAILED DUCK – M, O3
BUFFLEHEAD – M, O3
COMMON GOLDENEYE – M, O3, PT
HOODED MERGANZER – B2, M, O3
RED-BREASTED MERGANZER – M, O3
COMMON MERGANZER – B2, M, O3
RUDDY DUCK – B2, M, O3
TURKEY VULTURE – B2, M, O4
OSPREY – B2, M, O3, PT
NORTHERN HARRIER – B2, M, O1, PCA
BALD EAGLE – B2, M, O3, PT
SHARP-SHINNED HAWK – B1, DV, M, O2
COOPER’S HAWK – B1, M, O2
NORTHERN GOSHAWK – B2, M, O2, PCR
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK – B2, DV, M, O2
BROAD-WINGED HAWK – B1, M, O2
RED-TAILED HAWK – B1, M, O4
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK – M, O1
AMERICAN KESTREL – B1, M, O1
MERLIN – M, O1
PEREGRINE FALCON – B2, M, O1, PE
RING-NECKED PHEASANT – A, B1, O1
RUFFED GROUSE – B1, O2
(HEATH HEN – B2, PS)
WILD TURKEY – B1, O2
NORTHERN BOBWHITE QUAIL – B1, O1, PCA
VIRGINIA RAIL – B2, DV, M, O3
SORA RAIL – B2, DV, M, O3
COMMON MOORHEN – B2, DV, M, O3
AMERICAN COOT – B2, M, O3, PCR
SEMIPALMATED PLOVER - M, O3
LEAST SANDPIPER – M, O3
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER – M, O3
DUNLIN – M, O3
KILLDEER – B1, M, O1
GREATER YELLOWLEGS – M, O3
LESSER YELLOWLEGS – M, O3
SOLITARY SANDPIPER – M, O3
SPOTTED SANDPIPER – B1, DV, M, O3
PECTORAL SANDPIPER – M, O3
SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER – M, O3
RUDDY TURNSTONE – M, O3
COMMON SNIPE – B2, M, O3, PCR
AMERICAN WOODCOCK – B1, DV, M, O2
HERRING GULL – B2, M, O3
RING-BILLED GUL – M, O3
BONAPARTE’S GULL – M, O3
COMMON TERN – B2, M, O3, PE
BLACK TERN – B2, M, O3, PE
CASPIAN TERN – M, O3
ROCK DOVE – A, B1, O1
PASSENGER PIGEON – B2, H, PS
MOURNING DOVE –B1, O4
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO –B1, DV, M, O2
YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO – B1, M, O2
GREAT HORNED OWL – B1, O4
BARRED OWL – B1, O2
SNOWY OWL – M, O1
BARN OWL – B2, O1, PCA
EASTERN SCREECH OWL –B1, O4
LONG-EARED OWL – B1, O4, PCU
SHORT-EARED OWL – B2, M, O1, PE
NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL – B1, M, O2, PCU
CHIMNEY SWIFT – B1, M, O4
COMMON NIGHTHAWK – B2, DV, M, O4
WHIP-POOR-WILL – B1, DV, M, O4
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD – B1, M, O4
BELTED KINGFISHER – B1, M, O3
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER – B1, O2
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER – B2, DV, M, O2
DOWNY WOODPECKER – B1, O2
HAIRY WOODPECKER – B1, O2
NORTHERN FLICKER – B1, DV, M, O2
PILEATED WOODPECKER – B1, O2
YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER – B2, M, O2
EASTERN KINGBIRD – B1, M, O4
EASTERN WOOD PEWEE – B1, M, O2
ACADIAN FLYCATCHER – B1, M, O2
WILLOW FLYCATCHER – B1, DV, M, O4
LEAST FLYCATCHER – B1, M, O2
ALDER FLYCATCHER – B1, M, O4
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER – M, O2, PX
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER –B2,M,O2,PT
EASTERN PHOEBE – B1, M, O2
GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER – B1, M, O2
HORNED LARK – B1, DV, M, O1
TREE SWALLOW – B1, M, O1
BANK SWALLOW – B2, M, O3
CLIFF SWALLOW – B2, M, O1
NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW – B1,M, O3
BARN SWALLOW – B1, M, O1
PURPLE MARTIN – B2, DV, M, O4
BLUE JAY – B1, O4
AMERICAN CROW – B1, M, O2
BLACK-BILLED MAGPIE – escapes from Pgh zoo
 BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE – B1, M, O2
CAROLINA CHICKADEE – B2, M, O2
 BOREAL CHICKADEE – M, O2
TUFTED TITMOUSE – B1, O2
 WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH – B1, O2
 RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH – B2, M, O2
BROWN CREEPER – B2, M, O2
CAROLINA WREN – B1, O4
HOUSE WREN – B1, M, O4
 BEWICK’S WREN – M, O4, PX
WINTER WREN – B2, M, O4
MARSH WREN – B2, M, O3, PCR
VEERY – B1, M, O2
 WOOD THRUSH – B1, M, O2
 HERMIT THRUSH – B2, M, O2
 SWAINSON’S THRUSH – B2, M, O2, PCR
GREY-CHEEKED THRUSH – M, O2
 AMERICAN ROBIN – B1, M, O2
EASTERN BLUEBIRD – B1, M, O1
GRAY CATBIRD – B1, M, O2
NORTHERN SHRIKE – M, O1
 LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE – M, O1, PE
NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD – B1, O4
  BROWN THRASHER – B1, DV, M, O4
CEDAR WAXWING – B1, M, O4
 BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER – B1, M, O2
 RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET – M, O2
  GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET – B2, M, O2
 EUROPEAN STARLING – A, B1, M, O4
 WHITE-EYED VIREO – B1, M, O4
 YELLOW-TROATED VIREO – B1, M, O2
 WARBLING VIREO – B1, M, O4
  RED-EYED VIREO – B1, M, O2
  BLUE-HEADED VIREO – B2, M, O2
 PHILADELPHIA VIREO – M, O4
BLUE-WINGED WARBLER – B1, M, O4
 GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER – B1, DV, M, O4
BREWSTER’S WARBLER – B1, O2
NORTHERN PARULA – B1, M, O2
YELLOW WARBLER – B1, M, O4
  CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER – B1, M, O4
   PRARIE WARBLER – B1, M, O4
  CERULEAN WARBLER – B1, M, O2
  BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER – B1, DV, M,O2
AMERICAN REDSTART – B1, M, O2
 WORM-EATING WARBLER – B1, M, O2
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER – B2, M, O3, PCR
TENNESSEE WARBLER – M, O2
*     ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER – M, O2
*     NASHVILLE WARBLER – DV, M, O2
*     MAGNOLIA WARBLER – B2, M, O4
*     CAPE MAY WARBLER – M, O2
*     BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER –B2,M,O2
*     YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER – B2, M, O2
*      BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER-B2,M,O2
*     BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER – B2, M, O2
*     YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER – B2, M, O2
*     KENTUCKY WARBLER – B1, M, O2
*     BAY-BREASTED WARBLER – M, O2
*     BLACKPOLL WARBLER – B2, M, O2
*     PINE WARBLER – B2, DV, M, O2
*     PALM WARBLER – M, O4
*     WILSON’S WARBLER – M, O4
*     CANADA WARBLER – B1, DV, M, O2
*     HOODED WARBLER – B1, M, O2
*     MOURNING WARBLER – B2, M, O4
*     CONNECTICUT WARBLER – M, O2
*     OVENBIRD – B1, M, O2
*     COMMON YELLOWTHROAT – B1, M, O4
*     LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH – B1, M, O3
*     NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH – B2, M, O3
*     YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT – B1, DV, M, O2
*     SCARLET TANAGER – B1, M, O2
*     SUMMER TANAGER – B2, M, O2, PCR
*     NORTHERN CARDINAL – B1, O4
*     ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK – B1, M, O4
*     EVENING GROSBEAK – B2, M, O4
*     PINE GROSBEAK – M, O2
*     INDIGO BUNTING – B1, M, O4
*     RUFOUS-SIDED TOWHEE – B1, DV, M, O2
*     RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD – B1, DV, M, O1
*     RUSTY BLACKBIRD – M, O3
*     BREWER’S BLACKBIRD – M, O4
*     BOBOLINK – B1, M, O1
*     EASTERN MEADOWLARK – B1, DV, M, O1
*     WESTERN MEADOWLARK – M, O1
*     COMMON GRACKLE – B1, DV, M, O4
*     BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD – B1, M, O4
*     ORCHARD ORIOLE – B1, M, O4
*     NORTHERN ORIIOLE – B1, DV, M O2
*     PURPLE FINCH – B1, M, O2
*      HOUSE FINCH – B1, O4, Introduced from western U.S.A.
*     AMERICAN GOLDFINCH – B1, DV, M, O1
*     COMMON REDPOLL – M, O4
*     PINE SISKIN – B2, M, O2
*     RED CROSSBILL – B2, M, O2
*     WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL – M, O2
*     HOUSE SPARROW – A, B1, O4
*     CHIPPING SPARROW – B1, M, O4
*     FIELD SPARROW – B1, DV, M, O1
*     SAVANNAH SPARROW – B1, M, O1
*     GRASSHOPPER SPARROW – B1, DV, M, O1
*     HENSLOW’S SPARROW – B1, DV, O1
*     SONG SPARROW – B1, M, O1
*     VESPER SPARROW – B1, DV, M, O1
*     AMERICAN TREE SPARROW – DV, M, O1
*     WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW – M, O1
*     WHITE-THROATED SPARROW – B2, M, O4
*     FOX SPARROW – M, O4
*     LINCOLN’S SPARROW – M, O1
*     SWAMP SPARROW – B2, M, O3
*     DARK-EYED JUNCO – B2, M, O2
*     LAPLAND LONGSPUR – M, O1
*     SNOW BUNTING – M, O1
*     AMERICAN PIPIT – M, O1
*     CAROLINA PARAKEET – H, M, PS

 

 
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