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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

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Munising, Michigan



"WATCHABLE WILDLIFE"

The Watchable Wildlife Program is a nationwide effort to increase wildlife viewing opportunities, to educate people about the needs of wildlife and to promote wildlife conservation. As "watchable wildlife," birds bring to mind the importance of central Upper Michigan in preserving our natural heritage of wildlands.

THIS CHECKLIST WAS DERIVED FROM DATA GATHERED OVER THE FIRST FOUR YEARS OF THE HIAWATHA BREEDING BIRD SURVEY. WE HOPE IT PROVES USEFUL TO YOU.

Breeding species are marked with an asterisk. Other species are considered to be migrants or strays. Abundance and habitat are noted for breeding species. A.O.U. nomenclature is used.

Checklist Key

IL - inland lakes         R - rivers                  CL - cliffs
GL - Great Lakes         WD - wet/dry openings        UR - urban areas
CM - cattail marsh       SC - swamp conifer           LS - lakes & swamps
AS - alder swamps        MH - mixed hardwoods         PF - pine, wet forests
LK - lakeshores          WB - wide beaches            SM - sedge marsh
MF - mixed forests       CF - conifer forests         OH - older hardwoods
WL - wetlands            UO - upland openings         BF - brush, forests
BO - brushy openings     IH - all inland habitats     DB - dense brush

a - abundant (common species that is very numerous)
c - common (certain to be seen in suitable habitat)
u - uncommon (present but not certain to be seen)
r - rare (seen at intervals of 2-5 years)
* - Indicates birds which nest locally


LOONS (Gaviidae)                               ABUNDANCE          COMMON HABITAT

___ Red-throated Loon                              -                    -
___ Common Loon*                                   c                    IL

GREBES (Podicipedidae) ABUNDANCE COMMON HABITAT ___ Pied-billed Grebe* r IL ___ Horned Grebe - - ___ Red-necked Grebe - - ___ Western Grebe - -
PELICANS (Pelecanidae) ABUNDANCE COMMON HABITAT ___ American White Pelican - -
CORMORANTS (Phalacrocoracidae) ABUNDANCE COMMON HABITAT ___ Double-crested Cormorant* u GL
HERONS (Ardeidae) ABUNDANCE COMMON HABITAT ___ American Bittern* u CM ___ Least Bittern* r CM ___ Great Blue Heron* c IL ___ Great Egret - - ___ Green Heron* u AS ___ Black-crowned Night-Heron* u IL
SWANS, GEESE AND DUCKS (Anatidae) ABUNDANCE COMMON HABITAT ___ Tundra Swan (Whistling) - - ___ Mute Swan* r IL ___ Greater White-fronted Goose - - ___ Snow Goose - - ___ Brant - - ___ Canada Goose* c IL ___ Wood Duck* c IL ___ Green-winged Teal* r CM ___ American Black Duck* u IL ___ Mallard* c IL ___ Northern Pintail* r IL ___ Blue-winged Teal* c IL ___ Northern Shoveler* r CM ___ Gadwall* u IL ___ American Wigeon* u CM ___ Canvasback - - ___ Redhead* r IL ___ Ring-necked Duck* u IL ___ Greater Scaup - - ___ Lesser Scaup - - ___ King Eider - - ___ Harlequin Duck - - ___ Oldsquaw - - ___ White-winged Scoter - - ___ Common Goldeneye* u R ___ Barrow's Goldeneye - - ___ Bufflehead - - ___ Hooded Merganser* u IL ___ Common Merganser* c IL ___ Red-breasted Merganser* c GL ___ Ruddy Duck - -
VULTURES (Cathartidae) ABUNDANCE COMMON HABITAT ___ Turkey Vulture* u IH
HAWKS AND EAGLES (Accipitridae) ABUNDANCE COMMON HABITAT ___ Osprey* u IL ___ Bald Eagle* u IL ___ Northern Harrier* u WD ___ Sharp-shinned Hawk* u SC ___ Cooper's Hawk* u MH ___ Northern Goshawk* u MH ___ Red-shouldered Hawk* r MH ___ Broad-winged Hawk* c MH ___ Red-tailed Hawk* c WD ___ Rough-legged Hawk - - ___ Golden Eagle - -
FALCONS (Falconidae) ABUNDANCE COMMON HABITAT ___ American Kestrel* c UO ___ Merlin* u SC ___ Peregrine Falcon* r CL
GROUSE (Phasianidae) ABUNDANCE COMMON HABITAT ___ Spruce Grouse* u SC ___ Ruffed Grouse* c MH ___ Sharp-tailed Grouse* u UO ___ Wild Turkey* r MH
RAILS, GALLINULES AND COOTS (Rallidae) ABUNDANCE COMMON HABITAT ___ Yellow Rail* r CM ___ Virginia Rail* u CM ___ Sora* u CM ___ Common Moorhen - - ___ American Coot* c IL
CRANES (Gruidae) ABUNDANCE COMMON HABITAT ___ Sandhill Crane* u UO
PLOVERS (Charadriidae) ABUNDANCE COMMON HABITAT ___ Black-bellied Plover - - ___ American Golden Plover - - ___ Semipalmated Plover - - ___ Piping Plover* r WB ___ Killdeer* a UO
SANDPIPERS (Scolopacidae) ABUNDANCE COMMON HABITAT ___ Greater Yellowlegs - - ___ Lesser Yellowlegs - - ___ Solitary Sandpiper - - ___ Willet - - ___ Spotted Sandpiper* u LK ___ Upland Sandpiper* u UO ___ Hudsonian Godwit - - ___ Marbled Godwit - - ___ Ruddy Turnstone - - ___ Sanderling - - ___ Semipalmated Sandpiper - - ___ Least Sandpiper - - ___ White-rumped Sandpiper - - ___ Baird's Sandpiper - - ___ Pectoral Sandpiper - - ___ Dunlin - - ___ Buff-breasted Sandpiper - - ___ Short-billed Dowitcher - - ___ Long-billed Dowitcher - - ___ Common Snipe* c LS ___ American Woodcock* c UO ___ Wilson's Phalarope - - ___ Red-necked Phalarope - -
GULLS AND TERNS (Laridae) ABUNDANCE COMMON HABITAT ___ Franklin's Gull - - ___ Little Gull* r GL ___ Bonaparte's Gull - - ___ Ring-billed Gull* a ALL ___ Herring Gull* a GL ___ Glaucous Gull - - ___ Caspian Tern* u GL ___ Common Tern* u GL ___ Forster's Tern r GL ___ Black Tern u IL
PIGEONS AND DOVES (Columbidae) ABUNDANCE COMMON HABITAT ___ Rock Dove* c UR ___ Mourning Dove* u UO
CUCKOOS (Cuculidae) ABUNDANCE COMMON HABITAT ___ Black-billed Cuckoo* u MH ___ Yellow-billed Cuckoo* r AS
OWLS (Strigidae) ABUNDANCE COMMON HABITAT ___ Eastern Screech-Owl - - ___ Great Horned Owl* c IH ___ Snowy Owl - - ___ Northern Hawk Owl - - ___ Barred Owl* u MF ___ Great Gray Owl* r CF ___ Long-eared Owl* r MF ___ Short-eared Owl* r WD ___ Boreal Owl - - ___ Northern Saw-whet Owl* u SC
NIGHTJARS (Caprimulgidae) ABUNDANCE COMMON HABITAT ___ Common Nighthawk* u IH ___ Whip-poor-will* u MF
SWIFTS (Apodidae) ABUNDANCE COMMON HABITAT ___ Chimney Swift* c UR
HUMMINGBIRDS (Trochilidae) ABUNDANCE COMMON HABITAT ___ Ruby-throated Hummingbird* c MF
KINGFISHERS (Alcedinidae) ABUNDANCE COMMON HABITAT ___ Belted Kingfisher* c WL
WOODPECKERS (Picidae) ABUNDANCE COMMON HABITAT ___ Red-headed Woodpecker* r MH ___ Yellow-bellied Sapsucker* c MF ___ Downy Woodpecker* c MF ___ Hairy Woodpecker* c MF ___ Three-toed Woodpecker - - ___ Black-backed Woodpecker* u SC ___ Northern Flicker* c UO ___ Pileated Woodpecker* u MH
FLYCATCHERS (Tyrannidae) ABUNDANCE COMMON HABITAT ___ Olive-sided Flycatcher* u SC ___ Eastern Wood-Pewee* c MH ___ Yellow-bellied Flycatcher u WL ___ Alder Flycatcher* u WL ___ Willow Flycatcher* r AS ___ Least Flycatcher* a MF ___ Eastern Phoebe* u MH ___ Great-crested Flycatcher* c MH ___ Western Kingbird - - ___ Eastern Kingbird* c UO
LARKS (Alaudidae) ABUNDANCE COMMON HABITAT ___ Horned Lark* u UO
SWALLOWS (Hirundinidae) ABUNDANCE COMMON HABITAT ___ Purple Martin* u UR ___ Tree Swallow* c UO ___ Northern Rough-winged Swallow* u R ___ Bank Swallow* u GL ___ Cliff Swallow* u GL ___ Barn Swallow* c UO
JAYS AND CROWS (Corvidae) ABUNDANCE COMMON HABITAT ___ Gray Jay* u SC ___ Blue Jay* c IH ___ American Crow* u IH ___ Common Raven* c IH
CHICKADEES AND TITMICE (Paridae) ABUNDANCE COMMON HABITAT ___ Black-capped Chickadee* a IH ___ Boreal Chickadee* r SC ___ Tufted Titmouse - -
NUTHATCHES (Sittidae) ABUNDANCE COMMON HABITAT ___ Red-breasted Nuthatch* c PF ___ White-breasted Nuthatch* c MH
CREEPERS (Certhiidae) ABUNDANCE COMMON HABITAT ___ Brown Creeper* c MF
WRENS (Troglodytidae) ABUNDANCE COMMON HABITAT ___ House Wren* u MH ___ Winter Wren* c SC ___ Sedge Wren* u SM ___ Marsh Wren* u CM
THRUSHES (Muscicapidae) ABUNDANCE COMMON HABITAT ___ Golden-crowned Kinglet* u MF ___ Ruby-crowned Kinglet* u MF ___ Blue-gray Gnatcatcher* r MH ___ Eastern Bluebird* u UO ___ Veery* c MF ___ Gray-cheeked Thrush - - ___ Swainson's Thrush* u SC ___ Hermit Thrush* c SC ___ Wood Thrush* c MH ___ American Robin* a IH
MIMIC THRUSHES (Mimidae) ABUNDANCE COMMON HABITAT ___ Gray Catbird* u UO ___ Northern Mockingbird - - ___ Brown Thrasher* c UO
PIPITS (Motacillidae) ABUNDANCE COMMON HABITAT ___ American Pipit - -
WAXWINGS (Bombycillidae) ABUNDANCE COMMON HABITAT ___ Bohemian Waxwing - - ___ Cedar Waxwing* a IH
SHRIKES (Laniidae) ABUNDANCE COMMON HABITAT ___ Northern Shrike - - ___ Loggerhead Shrike - -
STARLINGS (Sturnidae) ABUNDANCE COMMON HABITAT ___ European Starling* c UR
VIREOS (Vireonidae) ABUNDANCE COMMON HABITAT ___ Solitary Vireo* u MH ___ Yellow-throated Vireo* u UO ___ Warbling Vireo* u MH ___ Philadelphia Vireo* u MH ___ Red-eyed Vireo* a MH
WARBLERS AND SPARROWS (Emberizidae) ABUNDANCE COMMON HABITAT ___ Golden-winged Warbler* u MH ___ Tennessee Warbler* u MF ___ Orange-crowned Warbler - - ___ Nashville Warbler c MF ___ Northern Parula Warbler* u MF ___ Yellow Warbler* c MF ___ Chesnut-sided Warbler* c MF ___ Magnolia Warbler* u SC ___ Cape May Warbler* u SC ___ Black-throated Blue Warbler* u OH ___ Yellow-rumped Warbler* c MF ___ Black-throated Green Warbler* a MF ___ Blackburnian Warbler* u MF ___ Pine Warbler* u PF ___ Prairie Warbler - - ___ Palm Warbler* r SC ___ Bay-breasted Warbler* r SC ___ Blackpoll Warbler - - ___ Black and White Warbler* u IH ___ American Redstart* c MH ___ Ovenbird* a MH ___ Northern Waterthrush* u WL ___ Connecticutr Warbler* r SC ___ Mourning Warbler* u MF ___ Common Yellowthroat* c WL ___ Hooded Warbler - - ___ Wilson's Warbler* r MF ___ Canada Warbler* u SC ___ Scarlet Tanager* u MH ___ Northern Cardinal - - ___ Rose-breasted Grosbeak* c MH ___ Indigo Bunting* u MF ___ Rufous-sided Towhee* u BF ___ American Tree Sparrow - - ___ Chipping Sparrow* c MF ___ Clay-colored Sparrow* u BO ___ Field Sparrow* u UO ___ Vesper Sparrow* c UO ___ Savannah Sparrow* c UO ___ Grasshopper Sparrow* r UO ___ Le Conte's Sparrow* r WD ___ Fox Sparrow - - ___ Song Sparrow* c ALL ___ Lincoln's Sparrow* u WD ___ Swamp Sparrow* c WL ___ White-throated Sparrow* c DB ___ White-crowned Sparrow - - ___ Harris' Sparrow - - ___ Dark-eyed Junco* c MF ___ Lapland Longspur - - ___ Snow Bunting - - ___ Bobolink* u UO ___ Red-winged Blackbird* c IH ___ Eastern Meadowlark* c UO ___ Western Meadowlark - - ___ Yellow-headed Blackbird* r CM ___ Rusty Blackbird* r AS ___ Brewer's Blackbird* u UO ___ Common Grackle* c IH ___ Brown-headed Cowbird* c IH ___ Northern Oriole* c MH
FINCHES (Fringillidae) ABUNDANCE COMMON HABITAT ___ Pine Grosbeak - - ___ Purple Finch* u MF ___ Red Crossbill* u MF ___ White-winged Crossbill* r MF ___ Common Redpoll - - ___ Hoary Redpoll - - ___ Pine Siskin* u MF ___ American Goldfinch* c MF ___ Evening Grosbeak* c MF
WEAVERS (Passeridae) ABUNDANCE COMMON HABITAT ___ House Sparrow* c UR
For additional information contact:

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
P.O. Box 40
Munising, MI 49862
Tel.# (906) 387-3700
http://www.nps.gov/piro


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This resource is based on the following source:
National Park Service, Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  No 
     date.  Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.  National Park Service, 
     Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  Unpaginated.
This resource should be cited as:
National Park Service, Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  No 
     date.  Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.  National Park Service, 
     Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  Unpaginated.
     Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.
     http://www.npwrc.usgs.govprok.htm 
     (Version 22MAY98).

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