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Bird Checklists of the United States

Citrus County

Florida


Taxonomy follows the A.O.U. Check-list of North American Birds, Sixth Edition, 1983, and supplements.

Please report any observations of rare, unlisted birds, or those found at times other than designated to the Citrus County Chapter of the Audubon Society or the Citrus County Department of Development Services.


SEASONS

SP - Spring: March, April, May
S - Summer: June, July, August
F - Fall: September, October, November
W - Winter: December, January, February

HABITAT CLASSIFICATION

A - Aerial: applies to birds most often seen in flight
C - Coastal: salt marsh, mud flats, spoil islands
M - Basin Marsh: freshwater wetlands
H - Hardwood Hammock: forests, broadleaf trees
F - Flatwoods: forest dominated by pines
S - Sandhill: long leaf pines, turkey oaks, and wiregrass
O - Old Fields: open areas used for farmland or grazing
L - Lake, Rivers: open water such as lakes, rivers or ponds including their shorelines
R - Residential: Areas developed for human habitation

CATEGORIES OF ABUNDANCE

a - abundant: conspicuously present
c - common: likely to be observed
f - fairly common: can usually be observed
u - uncommon: observed occasionally
r - rare: not to be expected
x - accidental: very rare

BREEDING STATUS

* - species with confirmed breeding records in the check-list area. Probably breeds here on a regular basis.


LOONS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Common Loon C u - u f
GREBES HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Pied-billed Grebe* CML f u f f ___ Horned Grebe C u - u f
PELICANS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ American White Pelican AC u - u u ___ Brown Pelican* ACLR a a a a
CORMORANTS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Double-crested Cormorant* ACLR a a a a
DARTERS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Anhinga* ACLR a a a a
FRIGATEBIRDS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Magnificent Frigatebird* AC r r r r
BITTERNS AND HERONS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ American Bittern* M u u u u ___ Least Bittern* M u u u u ___ Great Blue Heron CMLR c c c c ___ Great Egret* CMLR c f c c ___ Snowy Egret* CMLR f f f u ___ Little Blue Heron* CML c c c c ___ Tricolored Heron* CML c c c f ___ Reddish Egret* C - - - r ___ Cattle Egret* MOR a a a f ___ Green Heron* CMHLR f f f u ___ Black-crowned Night-Heron* CMHL f f f u ___ Yellow-crowned Night-Heron* CHL u u u r
IBISES AND SPOONBILLS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ White Ibis* CMH c c c c ___ Roseate Spoonbill* CM - x x -
STORKS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Wood Stork* ACMHOL u u f f
SWANS, GEESE, AND DUCKS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Muscovy Duck* LR f f f f ___ Wood Duck* MHL c c c c ___ Green-winged Teal CML u - - u ___ American Black Duck CML r - r r ___ Mottled Duck* CML u - u u ___ Mallard* MLR u - f f ___ Northern Pintail CML r - r r ___ Blue-winged Teal* CML u - - u ___ Northern Shoveler ML r - - r ___ Gadwall ML u - - u ___ American Wigeon CML f - f f ___ Canvasback CML u - u f ___ Redhead CML - - - r ___ Ring-necked Duck* CML u - u c ___ Greater Scaup CML - - - u ___ Lesser Scaup* CML u - u f ___ Oldsquaw CL - - - x ___ Common Goldeneye CL r - r f ___ Bufflehead CL - - r u ___ Hooded Merganser* CML u - u f ___ Common Merganser CML - - - x ___ Red-breasted Merganser CML f - f f ___ Ruddy Duck* CML r - r r
VULTURES HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Black Vulture* ACMHFSOR c c c c ___ Turkey Vulture* ACMHFSOR c c c c
KITES, EAGLES, AND HAWKS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Osprey* ACMLR a a a a ___ American Swallow-tailed Kite* AHFO u u u - ___ Bald Eagle* ACMHSOL u u u u ___ Northern Harrier* ACMO u - u u ___ Sharp-shinned Hawk* AHFSO u - u u ___ Cooper's Hawk* AHFSO r r r u ___ Red-shouldered Hawk* AMHFSOR f f f f ___ Broad-winged Hawk* ACMHFSO r - r r ___ Short-tailed Hawk* ACMH - - x x ___ Red-tailed Hawk* AMHFSOR f u f f ___ Golden Eagle ACMO x - - x
FALCONS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ American Kestrel* ASO f r f f ___ Merlin ACM u - - u ___ Peregrine Falcon ACM r - - r
TURKEYS AND QUAIL HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Wild Turkey* HFS u u u u ___ Northern Bobwhite* HFSOR f f f f
RAILS, GALLINULES, AND COOTS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Black Rail* CM u u - - ___ Clapper Rail* C f f f f ___ King Rail* M - - - u ___ Virginia Rail* M - - - u ___ Sora M f r u f ___ Purple Gallinule* MLR r r r r ___ Common Moorhen* MLR c c c c ___ American Coot* CML c f c c
LIMPKINS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Limpkin HML u u u u
CRANES HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Sandhill Crane* AMO u r u u
PLOVERS AND LAPWINGS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Black-bellied Plover CO u r u u ___ Wilson's Plover* C r r r r ___ Semipalmated Plover CO f r f f ___ Killdeer* CMOR c u c c
OYSTERCATCHERS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ American Oystercatcher C r r r r
STILTS AND AVOCETS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Black-necked Stilt* MO r r - -
SANDPIPERS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Greater Yellowlegs CMO f - f f ___ Lesser Yellowlegs CMO u - u u ___ Willet* C f u f f ___ Spotted Sandpiper HMO u - u f ___ Ruddy Turnstone C f u f f ___ Sanderling C c u c c ___ Western Sandpiper CMO u - u u ___ Least Sandpiper CMO f r f u ___ Dunlin CO f r f f ___ Short-billed Dowitcher CMO u - u u ___ Common Snipe MO c r c c ___ American Woodcock* MHO - - - r
GULLS, TERNS, AND SKIMMERS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Laughing Gull* ACOLR a f a a ___ Bonaparte's Gull ACOLR u - - f ___ Ring-billed Gull ACOLR a f a a ___ Herring Gull ACOLR u - u u ___ Caspian Tern* ACL r - r u ___ Royal Tern* AC f u f f ___ Sandwich Tern* AC - u u - ___ Common Tern* ACL u f f f ___ Forster's Tern ACML f u f f ___ Least Tern* ACML - u u - ___ Black Tern* AC r u r - ___ Black Skimmer* C f u f f
PIGEONS AND DOVES HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Rock Dove* AOR c c c c ___ Mourning Dove* HFSOR a a a a ___ Common Ground-Dove* CHFSO f f f u ___ Eurasian Collared Dove OR f f f f
PARROTS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Rose-ringed Parakeet* R r r r r
CUCKOOS, ANIS, AND ALLIES HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Yellow-billed Cuckoo* HFSR f f f -
BARN OWLS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Barn Owl* MHFSOR r r r r
TYPICAL OWLS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Eastern Screech-Owl* HFSOR f f f f ___ Great Horned Owl* MHFSOR f f f f ___ Burrowing Owl* O u u u u ___ Barred Owl* MHFSOR u u u u
NIGHTJARS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Common Nighthawk* AMSFO c c f - ___ Chuck-will's-widow* MHSFO f f u - ___ Whip-poor-will MHSF r - - r
SWIFTS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Chimney Swift* AFSOR f f u -
HUMMINGBIRDS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Ruby-throated Hummingbird* HFSOR f f u -
KINGFISHERS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Belted Kingfisher* ACML f f f f
WOODPECKERS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Red-headed Woodpecker* HFSR f f f f ___ Red-bellied Woodpecker* HFSR a a a a ___ Yellow-bellied Sapsucker HFSR u - u u ___ Downy Woodpecker* HFSR f f f f ___ Hairy Woodpecker* HFSR r r r r ___ Red-cockaded Woodpecker* FS u u u u ___ Northern Flicker* HFSOR c c c c ___ Pileated Woodpecker* HFSR f f f u
TYRANT FLYCATCHERS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Eastern Wood-Pewee* HFS - r r - ___ Eastern Phoebe MHSOR f - f f ___ Great Crested Flycatcher* HFSOR f f f - ___ Eastern Kingbird* MHOR u f f x ___ Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ORC r - r - ___ Gray Kingbird C - r r -
SWALLOWS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Purple Martin* ACMHOR u c u - ___ Tree Swallow ACMOR c r c c ___ Northern Rough-winged Swallow* AMOR u u u u ___ Barn Swallow AMOR r u u r
JAYS, MAGPIES, AND CROWS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Blue Jay* HFSOR a a a a ___ Scrub Jay* H u u u u ___ American Crow* ACHFSOR c c c c ___ Fish Crow* ACHOR c c f f
TITMICE HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Carolina Chickadee* HFSR c c c c ___ Tufted Titmouse* HFSR a a a a
NUTHATCHES HABITAT Sp S F W ___ White-breasted Nuthatch* HFS - - - x ___ Brown-headed Nuthatch* FS r - - r
WRENS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Carolina Wren* HFSOR a a a a ___ House Wren HFSR f - f f ___ Sedge Wren CMO u - u u ___ Marsh Wren* CM u u r r
THRUSHES, KINGLETS, ETC. HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Ruby-crowned Kinglet HFS a - a a ___ Blue-gray Gnatcatcher* HFSR c c c c ___ Eastern Bluebird* HFSOR c f f c ___ Veery H r - r - ___ Gray-cheecked Thrush H r - r - ___ Swainson's Thrush HF r - r - ___ Hermit Thrush H f - f u ___ Wood Thrush* H r - r - ___ American Robin* HFOR c - c a
MIMIC THRUSHES HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Gray Catbird* HFR c - c u ___ Northern Mockingbird* HFSOR a a a c ___ Brown Thrasher* HSOR f f f u
WAXWINGS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Cedar Waxwing HFSO c - u f
SHRIKES HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Loggerhead Shrike* MSO u u f f
STARLINGS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ European Starling* OR f f f u
VIREOS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ White-eyed Vireo* HFS a a a c ___ Solitary Vireo HFSR f - u f ___ Yellow-throated Vireo* HFR f f u x ___ Red-eyed Vireo* H c c c -
WOOD WARBLERS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Orange-crowned Warbler HFS u - u f ___ Northern Parula* HF c c c r ___ Yellow Warbler CMH r - r - ___ Magnolia Warbler HF r - u - ___ Cape May Warbler HFR r - r - ___ Black-throated Blue Warbler HFR u - u - ___ Yellow-rumped Warbler HFSOR a - a a ___ Black-throated Green Warbler HFR r - r - ___ Yellow-throated Warbler* HFR f f f u ___ Pine Warbler* HFS c c c f ___ Prairie Warbler* CFO u - u u ___ Palm Warbler CMHFSOR a - a a ___ Blackpoll Warbler HOR r - r - ___ Black-and-white Warbler HFSR f - f f ___ American Redstart* CMHFSO u r u - ___ Prothonotary Warbler* MH f f u - ___ Worm-eating Warbler H r - r - ___ Ovenbird H u - u r ___ Northern Waterthrush MH u - u - ___ Louisiana Waterthrush* H r - r - ___ Common Yellowthroat* MHO c c c c
TANAGERS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Summer Tanager* HF u r u - ___ Scarlet Tanager H r - r -
CARDINALS AND ALLIES HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Northern Cardinal* HFSOR a a a a ___ Rose-breasted Grosbeak HFR r - r - ___ Blue Grosbeak* HO u u u - ___ Indigo Bunting* HO r r r - ___ Painted Bunting* HFR r r r -
TOWHEES, SPARROWS, AND ALLIES HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Rufous-sided Towhee* HFSO a a a a ___ Bachman's Sparrow F u r u u ___ Chipping Sparrow* MOR f u f f ___ Field Sparrow* MO u r u u ___ Vesper Sparrow MFO u - u u ___ Savannah Sparrow MO u - u u ___ Sharp-tailed Sparrow C - - - r ___ Seaside Sparrow* C r r r r ___ Song Sparrow MHSO u - u u ___ Swamp Sparrow MHO c - c c ___ White-throated Sparrow MHFSOR u - u u ___ White-crowned Sparrow MHO r - r r
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES, AND ALLIES HABITAT Sp S F W ___ Red-winged Blackbird* CMO a a a a ___ Eastern Meadowlark* MO c c c c ___ Rusty Blackbird MH r - r r ___ Boat-tailed Grackle* ACMOR a a a a ___ Common Grackle* MOR c c c c ___ Brown-headed Cowbird* MHFSOR f f f u ___ Orchard Oriole* HOR u u u - ___ Northern Oriole HOR u - - u
NORTHERN FINCHES HABITAT Sp S F W ___ American Goldfinch HSFOR f - f f
OLD WORLD SPARROWS HABITAT Sp S F W ___ House Sparrow* OR c c c c
For additional information contact:
                     Citrus County Audubon Society
                     P.O. Box 2943
                     Homosassa Springs, FL 34447

                     Citrus County Dept. of Development Services
                     1300 South Lecanto Highway
                     Lecanto, FL 34461

This resource is based on the following source:
Citrus County Audubon Society.  No date.  Field check-list of the birds of 
     Citrus County, Florida.  Citrus County Audubon Society.  Unpaginated.
This resource should be cited as:
Citrus County Audubon Society.  No date.  Field check-list of the birds of 
     Citrus County, Florida.  Citrus County Audubon Society.  Unpaginated.
     Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.
     http://www.npwrc.usgs.govcitrusco.htm 
     (Version 22MAY98).

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