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Lake Meredith National Recreation Area

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Fritch, Texas



LOONS (FAMILY GAVIIDAE) ___ Common Loon (Gavia immer)
GREBES (FAMILY PODICIPEDIDAE) ___ Western Grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis) ___ Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus) ___ Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)
PELICANS (FAMILY PELECANIDAE) ___ White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)
CORMORANTS (FAMILY PHALACROCORACIDAE) ___ Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)
HERONS AND BITTERNS (FAMILY ARDEIDAE) ___ Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) ___ Common Egret (Casmerodius albus) ___ Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) ___ Black-Crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) ___ Green Heron (Butorides striatus) ___ Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) ___ Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis) ___ American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus)
IBISES AND SPOONBILLS (FAMILY THRESKIORNITHIDAE) ___ White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi)
WATERFOWL (FAMILY ANATIDAE) ___ Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) ___ Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens) ___ Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) ___ Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) ___ Gadwall (Anas strepera) ___ American Wigeon (Anas americana) ___ European Wigeon (Anas penelope) ___ Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) ___ Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors) ___ Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera) ___ Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca) ___ Garganey (Anas querquedula) ___ Redhead (Aythya americana) ___ Canvasback (Aythya valisneria) ___ Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) ___ Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) ___ Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) ___ Oldsquaw (Clangula hyemalis) ___ Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) ___ Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) ___ Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) ___ Red-Breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) ___ Common Merganser (Mergus merganser)
VULTURES (FAMILY CATHARTIDAE) ___ Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)
HAWKS AND EAGLES (FAMILY ACCIPITRIDAE) ___ Mississippi Kite (Ictinia misisippiensis) ___ Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) ___ Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) ___ Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) ___ Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) ___ Swainson's Hawk (Buteo swainsoni) ___ Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis) ___ Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus) ___ Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) ___ Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) ___ Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus) ___ Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
FALCONS (FAMILY FALCONIDAE) ___ Prairie Falcon (Falco mexicanus) ___ American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)
PHEASANTS, GROUSE AND QUAIL (FAMILY PHASIANIDAE) ___ Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) This is the less common of our two species. It nests in our area. Quail feed on seeds, fruit, buds, flowers, greens, and a variety of small insects. The nest is scooped out and lined with grass, usually in clumps of bunch grass. About fifteen eggs are usually laid. ___ Scaled Quail (Callipepla squamata) ___ Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) ___ Chukar (Alectoris chukar) ___ Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)
CRANES (FAMILY GRUIDAE) ___ Whooping Crane (Grus americana) ___ Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis)
RAILS (FAMILY RALLIDAE) ___ Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola) ___ Sora (Porzana carolina) ___ American Coot (Fulica americana) ___ Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)
STILTS AND AVOCETS (FAMILY RECURVIROSTRIDAE) ___ American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) ___ Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)
PLOVERS (FAMILY CHARADRIIDAE) ___ Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola) ___ Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) ___ Snowy Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus) ___ Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) ___ Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)
SANDPIPERS (FAMILY SCOLOPACIDAE) ___ Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus) ___ Upland Sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda) ___ Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularia) ___ Willet (Catoptrophorus semipalmatus) ___ Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) ___ Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) ___ Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) ___ Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) ___ Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus) ___ Sanderling (Calidris alba) ___ Baird's Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii) ___ Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) ___ Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla) ___ Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri) ___ Wilson's Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor) ___ Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago)
GULLS AND TERNS (FAMILY LARIDAE) ___ Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) ___ Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) ___ Franklin's Gull (Larus pipixcan) ___ Bonaparte's Gull (Larus philadelphia) ___ Black Tern (Chlidonias niger) ___ Forster's Tern (Sterna forsteri)
PIGEONS AND DOVES (FAMILY COLUMBIDAE) ___ Band-tailed Pigeon (Columba fasciata) ___ Rock Dove (Columba livia) ___ Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
CUCKOOS (FAMILY CUCULIDAE) ___ Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) ___ Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus)
BARN OWLS (FAMILY TYTONIDAE) ___ Barn Owl (Tyto alba)
TYPICAL OWLS (FAMILY STRIGIDAE) ___ Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) ___ Burrowing Owl (Speotyto cunicularia) Look for this resident owl ___ Long-eared Owl (Asio otus) ___ Western Screech-Owl (Otus kennicottii)
NIGHTJARS (FAMILY CAPRIMULGIDAE) ___ Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor) ___ Common Poorwill (Phalaenoptilus nuttallii)
SWIFTS (FAMILY APODIDAE) ___ Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)
HUMMINGBIRDS (FAMILY TROCHILIDAE) ___ Broad-tailed Hummingbird (Selasphorus platycercus)
KINGFISHERS (FAMILY ALCEDINIDAE) ___ Belted Kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon)
WOODPECKERS (FAMILY PICIDAE) ___ Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) ___ Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) ___ Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) ___ Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) ___ Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) ___ Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) ___ Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Picoides scalaris)
TYRANT FLYCATCHERS (FAMILY TRYANNIDAE) ___ Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) ___ Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis) ___ Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus) ___ Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens) ___ Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) ___ Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya) ___ Western Wood-Peewee (Contopus sordidulus) ___ Olive-sided Flycatcher (Contopus borealis)
LARKS (FAMILY ALAUDIDAE) ___ Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris)
SWALLOWS (FAMILY HIRUNDINIDAE) ___ Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) ___ Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stegidopteryx serripennis) ___ Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) ___ Cliff Swallow (Hirundo pyrrhonota)
JAYS AND CROWS (FAMILY CORVIDAE) ___ Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) ___ Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens) ___ American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) ___ Clark's Nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana)
TITMICE (FAMILY PARIDAE) ___ Carolina Chickadee (Parus carolinensis)
BUSHTITS (FAMILY AEGITHALIDAE) ___ Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus)
NUTHATCHES (FAMILY SITTIDAE) ___ White-breasted Nuthatch (Psitta carolinensis) ___ Red-breasted Nuthatch (Psitta canadensis)
CREEPERS (FAMILY CERTHIIDAE) ___ Brown Creeper (Certhia americana)
WRENS (FAMILY TROGLODYTIDAE) ___ House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) ___ Winter Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes) ___ Bewick's Wren (Thryomanes bewickii) ___ Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris) ___ Canyon Wren (Catherpes mexicanus) ___ Rock Wren (Salpinctes obsoletus)
MIMIC-THRUSHES (FAMILY MIMIDAE) ___ Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) ___ Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) ___ Curve-billed Thrasher (Toxostoma curvirostre)
THRUSHES (FAMILY MUSCICAPIDAE) ___ American Robin (Turdus migratorius) ___ Townsend's Solitare (Myadestes townsendi) ___ Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus) ___ Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) ___ Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) ___ Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana) ___ Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides) ___ Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) ___ Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa) ___ Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)
PIPITS (FAMILY MOTACILLIDAE) ___ American Pipit (Anthus spinoletta)
WAXWINGS (FAMILY BOMBYCILLIDAE) ___ Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)
SHRIKES (FAMILY LANIIDAE) ___ Northern Shrike (Lanius excubitor) ___ Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)
STARLINGS (FAMILY STURNIDAE) ___ European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
VIREOS (FAMILY VIREONIDAE) ___ Solitary Vireo (Vireo solitarius) ___ Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus) ___ Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus)
WARBLERS, BLACKBIRDS, SPARROWS AND FINCHES (FAMILY EMBERIZIDAE) ___ Orange-crowned Warbler (Vermivora celata) ___ Nashville Warbler (Vermivora ruficapilla) ___ Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia) ___ Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata) ___ Townsend's Warbler (Dendroica townsendi) ___ Chestnut-sided Warbler (Dendroica pensylvanica) This eastern species is a rare migrant in our area. ___ Blackpoll Warbler (Dendroica striata) ___ Louisiana Waterthrush (Seiurus motacilla) ___ Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) ___ Wilson's Warbler (Wilsonia pusilla) ___ American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) ___ House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) ___ Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna) ___ Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta) ___ Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus) ___ Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) ___ Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) ___ Northern Oriole (Icterus galbula) ___ Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus) ___ Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus) ___ Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus) ___ Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) ___ Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) ___ Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) ___ Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea) ___ Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) ___ Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) ___ Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus) ___ Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus) ___ Blue Grosbeak (Guiraca caerula) ___ Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) ___ Lazuli Bunting (Passerina amoena) ___ Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris) ___ Purple Finch (Carpodacus purpureus) ___ House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) ___ Pine Siskin (Carduelis pinus) ___ American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) ___ Dickcissel (Spiza americana) ___ Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) ___ Rufous-sided Towhee (Pipilo erythropthalmus) ___ Brown Towhee (Pipilo fuscus) ___ Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) ___ Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum) ___ Baird's Sparrow (Ammodramus bairdii) ___ Lark Bunting (Calamospiza melanocorys) ___ Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus) ___ Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus) ___ Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Aimophila ruficeps) ___ Cassin's Sparrow (Aimophila cassinii) ___ Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) ___ American Tree Sparrow (Spizella arborea) ___ Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) ___ Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri) ___ Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) ___ Harris' Sparrow (Zonotrichia querula) ___ White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) ___ White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) ___ Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) ___ Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii) ___ Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) ___ Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) ___ Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus)

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area is administered by the National Park Service. This list was prepared by John Wesley Phillips. For more information please contact:
                   Superintendent
                   Lake Meredith National Recreation Area
                   PO Box 1460
                   Fritch, Texas 79036
                   Telephone: 807/857-3151
This resource should be cited as:
Phillips, John Wesley.  No Date.  Lake Meredith National Recreation Area Bird 
     Checklist.  Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.  
     http://www.npwrc.usgs.govmeredith.htm 
     (Version 30DEC2002).

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