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Payne County

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Stillwater, Oklahoma


This checklist, compiled by Michael F. Carter, for the Payne County Audubon Society, includes birds seen within a 30-mile radius of Stillwater, Oklahoma from 1974 through 1984. The list and common names conform to the 6th edition of the American Ornithologists' Union Check-list of North American Birds.


SEASON DESIGNATIONS

Sp - March, April, May
S - June, July, August
F - September, October, November
W - December, January, February
* - Known to nest in area
+ - few records

GENERAL HABITAT DISTRIBUTION

p - prairies: grasslands, pastures and old fields
w - wetlands: lakes, marshes, ponds and rivers
f - forests: includes bottom and upland woods
b - brush: thickets, hedges, forest edges and fence rows
r - residential: includes cities, towns, farms, parks and cemeteries

RELATIVE ABUNDANCE

a - abundant - certain to be seen in suitable habitat
c - common: likely to be seen in suitable habitat
u - uncommon: present in suitable habitat, usually in small numbers
r - rare: seldom seen in suitable habitat


GAVIIDAE - LOONS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Common Loon w r - u u
PODICIPEDIDAE - GREBES HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Pied-billed Grebe* w c r u u ___ Horned Grebe w r - r r ___ Eared Grebe w r - r r ___ Western Grebe w - - r r
PELECANIDAE - PELICANS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ American White Pelican w u r u -
PHALACROCORACIDAE - CORMORANTS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Double-crested Cormorant w c - c r
ARDEIDAE - HERONS & ALLIES HABITAT Sp S F W ___ American Bittern w r - r - ___ Least Bittern w r - r - ___ Great Blue Heron* w c c c u ___ Great Egret* w c c c - ___ Snowy Egret* w c c c - ___ Little Blue Heron* w u u u - ___ Cattle Egret* p c u c - ___ Green Heron* w c c c - ___ Black-crowned Night-Heron w u r u - ___ Yellow-crowned Night-Heron w u r u -
ANATIDAE - WATERFOWL HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Tundra Swan w - - - r ___ Greater White-fronted Goose w u - u r ___ Snow Goose w u - u u ___ Canada Goose* w c u c c ___ Wood Duck* wf u u u r ___ Green-winged Teal w c - c u ___ American Black Duck+ w r - r r ___ Mallard+ w c r a c ___ Northern Pintail w u - u r ___ Blue-winged Teal w c r a r ___ Cinnamon Teal w r - r - ___ Northern Shoveler w c - c r ___ Gadwall w c - c c ___ American Wigeon w c - c u ___ Canvasback w u - u u ___ Redhead w c - c u ___ Ring-necked Duck w u - c u ___ Greater Scaup+ w - - r r ___ Lesser Scaup w c - c u ___ Oldsquaw+ w r - r r ___ White-winged Scoter+ w r - r r ___ Common Goldeneye w r - r u ___ Bufflehead w u - u u ___ Hooded Merganser w u - u u ___ Common Merganser w u - u a ___ Red-breasted Merganser w r - r u ___ Ruddy Duck w c - c r
CATHARTIDAE - VULTURES HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Turkey Vulture* pfw c c c r
ACCIPITRIDAE - OSPREY, KITES, EAGLES & HAWKS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Osprey w u - u - ___ Mississippi Kite* fpw u u u - ___ Bald Eagle wp r - r u ___ Northern Harrier pw r - u u ___ Sharp-shinned Hawk fbr r - r u ___ Cooper's Hawk* fbr r r r r ___ Northern Goshawk+ fp - - - r ___ Red-shouldered Hawk* f r r r r ___ Broad-winged Hawk* f u r u - ___ Swainson's Hawk* p u r u - ___ Red-tailed Hawk* pf c u c c ___ Ferruginous Hawk+ p - - r r ___ Rough-legged Hawk p - - u u ___ Golden Eagle p - - - r
FALCONIDAE - FALCONS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ American Kestrel* pr c u c c ___ Merlin pw - - r r ___ Peregrine Falcon+ w r - r - ___ Gyrfalcon p - - - r ___ Prairie Falcon p r - r u
PHASIANIDAE - TURKEYS & QUAIL HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Greater Prairie-Chicken* p u u u u ___ Wild Turkey* f r r r r ___ Northern Bobwhite* bfp c c c c
RALLIDAE - RAILS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ King Rail* w r r r - ___ Virginia Rail* w r r r - ___ Sora w u - u - ___ Common Moorhen+ w r r r - ___ American Coot* w c r c c
GRUIDAE - CRANES HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Sandhill Crane wp r - r r
CHARADRIIDAE - PLOVERS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Black-bellied Plover w u - r - ___ American Golden-Plover pw r - r - ___ Snowy Plover w r - r - ___ Semipalmated Plover w r - r - ___ Piping Plover w r - r - ___ Killdeer* wpr c c c -
RECURVIROSTRIDAE - AVOCET HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Black-necked Stilt+ w r - r - ___ American Avocet w u r u -
SCOLOPACIDAE - SANDPIPERS & ALLIES HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Greater Yellowlegs w c r c - ___ Lesser Yellowlegs w c r c - ___ Solitary Sandpiper w u r u - ___ Willet w r r r - ___ Spotted Sandpiper w u u u - ___ Upland Sandpiper* pw c u u - ___ Whimbrel w r - r - ___ Long-billed Curlew w u - u - ___ Hudsonian Godwit w u - u - ___ Marbled Godwit+ pw r - r - ___ Ruddy Turnstone+ wp r - r - ___ Red Knot+ w r - - - ___ Sanderling+ w r - r - ___ Semipalmated Sandpiper w r r r - ___ Western Sandpiper w u u u - ___ Least Sandpiper w c r c - ___ White-rumped Sandpiper w c r r - ___ Baird's Sandpiper w c r c - ___ Pectoral Sandpiper w c r c - ___ Dunlin+ w r - r - ___ Stilt Sandpiper w u r u - ___ Buff-breasted Sandpiper p r - r - ___ Long-billed Dowitcher w u u u - ___ Common Snipe w u - u r ___ American Woodcock* fp u r r - ___ Wilson's Phalarope w u r r - ___ Red-necked Phalarope+ w r - r -
LARIDAE - GULLS & TERNS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Franklin's Gull wp c u c - ___ Bonaparte's Gull w r - r r ___ Ring-billed Gull w c - c u ___ Herring Gull w u - u r ___ Caspian Tern w r - u - ___ Common Tern w u - u - ___ Forster's Tern w c u c - ___ Least Tern* w r r r - ___ Black Tern w u r u -
COLUMBIDAE - DOVES HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Rock Dove* r c c c c ___ Mourning Dove* prb c c c r
CUCULIDAE - CUCKOOS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Black-billed Cuckoo f r - r - ___ Yellow-billed Cuckoo* fb c c u - ___ Greater Roadrunner* fp r r r r
TYTONIDAE - BARN OWLS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Barn Owl* wrp r r r r
STRIGIDAE - TYPICAL OWLS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Eastern Screech-Owl* fr u u u u ___ Great Horned Owl* fp c c c c ___ Snowy Owl+ p - - - r ___ Burrowing Owl p - - - r ___ Barred Owl* f c c c c ___ Long-eared Owl f r - r r ___ Short-eared Owl p - - u u
CAPRIMULGIDAE - CAPRIMULGIDS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Common Nighthawk* pr c c c - ___ Common Poorwill f r r - - ___ Chuck-will's-widow* f c c r - ___ Whip-poor-will f u u - -
APODIDAE - SWIFTS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Chimney Swift* r c c c -
TROCHILIDAE - HUMMINGBIRDS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Ruby-throated Hummingbird* rpfb u u u -
ALCEDINIDAE - KINGFISHERS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Belted Kingfisher* w u u u r
PICIDAE - WOODPECKERS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Red-headed Woodpecker* fbr r r r r ___ Red-bellied Woodpecker* fr c c c c ___ Yellow-bellied Sapsucker f r - r r ___ Downy Woodpecker* fr c c c c ___ Hairy Woodpecker* f u u u u ___ Northern Flicker* pfr c c c c ___ Pileated Woodpecker* f u u u u
TYRANNIDAE - FLYCATCHERS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Olive-sided Flycatcher f u u u - ___ Eastern Wood-Pewee* fr c u u - ___ Yellow-bellied Flycatcher+ f r - r - ___ Acadian Flycatcher f r - r - ___ Alder Flycatcher+ f r - r - ___ Willow Flycatcher b r - r - ___ Least Flycatcher b r - r - ___ Eastern Phoebe* fr c u u - ___ Say's Phoebe+ p r - r - ___ Vermilion Flycatcher+ p r - r - ___ Ash-throated Flycatcher+ bp r - r - ___ Great Crested Flycatcher* fr c c c - ___ Western Kingbird* pr c c u - ___ Eastern Kingbird* pr c c u - ___ Scissor-tailed Flycatcher* pbr c c c -
ALAUDIDAE - LARKS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Horned Lark* pr u r u u
HIRUNDINIDAE - SWALLOWS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Purple Martin* r c c - - ___ Tree Swallow w r - r - ___ Northern Rough-winged Swallow* wr u u u - ___ Bank Swallow w r - r - ___ Cliff Swallow* wr u u r - ___ Barn Swallow* wr c c c -
CORVIDAE - JAYS & CROWS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Blue Jay* rfpb a a a a ___ American Crow* pf a a a a
PARIDAE - TITMICE & CHICKADEES HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Carolina Chickadee* frb c c a c ___ Tufted Titmouse* frb c c c c
SITTIDAE - NUTHATCHES HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Red-breasted Nuthatch f r - r u ___ White-breasted Nuthatch fr u u u c
CERTHIIDAE - CREEPERS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Brown Creeper f r - u u
TROGLODYTIDAE - WRENS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Carolina Wren* bf u u u u ___ Bewick's Wren* bf c u c u ___ House Wren* br u u r - ___ Winter Wren b - - u r ___ Sedge Wren w r - r - ___ Marsh Wren w r - r -
MUSCICAPIDAE - THRUSHES, KINGLETS & GNATCATCHERS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Golden-crowned Kinglet f r - r r ___ Ruby-crowned Kinglet f u - u u ___ Blue-gray Gnatcatcher* fpr c c u - ___ Eastern Bluebird* pr u u u u ___ Mountain Bluebird p - - - r ___ Veery f r - r - ___ Gray-cheeked Thrush f r - r - ___ Swainson's Thrush f u - u - ___ Hermit Thrush f u - u r ___ Wood Thrush f u r u - ___ American Robin* rfp a c a c
MIMIDAE - MOCKINGBIRDS & THRASHERS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Gray Catbird* frb u r u - ___ Northern Mockingbird* rfp a a a u ___ Brown Thrasher* frb c c c u
MOTACILLIDAE - PIPITS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ American Pipit wp u - u - ___ Sprague's Pipit p u - u u
BOMBYCILLIDAE - WAXWINGS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Cedar Waxwing fr r - - u
LANIIDAE - SHRIKES HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Loggerhead Shrike* pbr u u u u
STURNIDAE - STARLINGS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ European Starling* rfp a a a a
VIREONIDAE - VIREOS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ White-eyed Vireo* f r u r - ___ Bell's Vireo* f r r r - ___ Black-capped Vireo+ b r r r - ___ Solitary Vireo f r - r - ___ Yellow-throated Vireo f r - r - ___ Warbling Vireo* f u u u - ___ Philadelphia Vireo+ f r - r - ___ Red-eyed Vireo* f c c c -
EMBERIZIDAE: PARULINAE - WARBLERS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Tennessee Warbler f u - u - ___ Orange-crowned Warbler bf u - u - ___ Nashville Warbler fb u - u - ___ Yellow Warbler* bfr u u u - ___ Chestnut-sided Warbler b r - r - ___ Magnolia Warbler bf r - r - ___ Yellow-rumped Warbler fbr c - c c ___ Black-throated Green Warbler f r - r - ___ Blackburnian Warbler f r - r - ___ Prairie Warbler* f u r r - ___ Palm Warbler b r - r - ___ Bay-breasted Warbler f r - r - ___ Blackpoll Warbler f r - r - ___ Black-and-white Warbler* fb u u u - ___ American Redstart bf r - r - ___ Prothonotary Warbler* wf u u u - ___ Ovenbird f r - r - ___ Northern Waterthrush f r - r - ___ Louisiana Waterthrush* fw u u u - ___ Kentucky Warbler* b u r u - ___ Connecticut Warbler b r - r - ___ Mourning Warbler b u - u - ___ Common Yellowthroat* bw u u u - ___ Wilson's Warbler b r - r - ___ Canada Warbler b r - r - ___ Yellow-breasted Chat* b r u u -
EMBERIZIDAE: THRAUPINAE - TANAGERS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Summer Tanager* f u u u - ___ Scarlet Tanager f r r r -
EMBERIZIDAE: CARDINALINAE - CARDINALS & ALLIES HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Northern Cardinal* brf a a a a ___ Rose-breasted Grosbeak f r - r - ___ Black-headed Grosbeak r - - - u ___ Blue Grosbeak* br u u u - ___ Indigo Bunting* bf u u u - ___ Painted Bunting* bf u u u - ___ Dickcissel* pb c c u -
EMBERIZIDAE: EMBERIZINAE - SPARROWS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Rufous-sided Towhee b u - u u ___ American Tree Sparrow bpr u - u a ___ Chipping Sparrow br u u u r ___ Clay-colored Sparrow b r - r - ___ Field Sparrow* pbr c c u - ___ Vesper Sparrow p u - u u ___ Lark Sparrow* pbr c c u - ___ Savannah Sparrow p u - u r ___ Grasshopper Sparrow* p u u r - ___ Le Conte's Sparrow p u - u r ___ Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow p r - r - ___ Fox Sparrow b u - u r ___ Song Sparrow b u - u u ___ Lincoln's Sparrow b u - u r ___ Swamp Sparrow w r - r r ___ White-throated Sparrow b u - u u ___ White-crowned Sparrow b u - u r ___ Harris' Sparrow br u - u a ___ Dark-eyed Junco br u - u a ___ McCown's Longspur p - - - r ___ Lapland Longspur p - - - u ___ Smith's Longspur p - - r c ___ Chestnut-collared Longspur p - - r r
EMBERIZIDAE: ICTERINAE - BLACKBIRDS & ORIOLES HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Red-winged Blackbird* wpr c c c c ___ Eastern Meadowlark* pr c c c c ___ Western Meadowlark* pr u r u u ___ Yellow-headed Blackbird wp u - u r ___ Rusty Blackbird w u - u u ___ Brewer's Blackbird p u - r r ___ Great-tailed Grackle* rp u u u - ___ Common Grackle* rp c u c u ___ Brown-headed Cowbird* pfr c c c c ___ Orchard Oriole* fr u u u - ___ Northern Oriole* fr c c u -
FRINGILLIDAE: CARDUELINAE - FINCHES HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Purple Finch rf u - u c ___ Red Crossbill+ r - - - r ___ Pine Siskin rb u - r c ___ American Goldfinch* rfb c u c c ___ Evening Grosbeak r - - - r
PASSERIDAE - WEAVER FINCHES HABITAT Sp S F W ___ House Sparrow* r a a a a

For further information contact:
                 Oklahoma Nongame Wildlife Program
                 Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
                 1801 North Lincoln Blvd.
                 Oklahoma City, OK 73105
                 Telephone: 405/521-4619
This resource is based on the following source:
Carter, M.F.  1984.  Payne County Bird Check-list.  Oklahoma Department 
     of Wildlife Conservation.  Unpaginated.
This resource should be cited as:
Carter, M.F.  1984.  Payne County Bird Check-list.  Oklahoma Department 
     of Wildlife Conservation.  Unpaginated.  Jamestown, ND: Northern 
     Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.
     http://www.npwrc.usgs.govokpayne.htm 
     (Version 22MAY98).

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