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Little River Canyon National Preserve

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Fort Payne, Alabama

Little River Canyon National Preserve was established by an Act of Congress on October 21, 1992, to protect and preserve the natural, scenic, recreational, and cultural resources of the area and provide for the protection and public enjoyment of these resources.


___ Great Blue Heron			Ardea herodias
___ Great Egret				Casmerodius albus
___ Cattle Egret			Bubulcus ibis

SWANS, GEESE & DUCKS(ANATIDAE) ___ Wood Duck Aix sponsa
OSPREYS, HAWKS & KITES(ACCIPITRIDAE) ___ Bald Eagle Haliaeetus lencocephalus ___ Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus ___ Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii ___ Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus ___ Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus ___ Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
CARACARAS & FALCONS(FALCONIDAE) ___ American Kestrel Falco sparverius
GROUSE, QUAILS, TURKEYS & ALLIES(PHASIANIDAE) ___ Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo ___ Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus
SNIPE, WOODCOCK, & SANDPIPERS(SCOLOPACIDAE) ___ Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago ___ American Woodcock Scolopax minor
PLOVERS & LAPWINGS(CHARADRIIDAE) ___ Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
FINCHES & ALLIES(FINGILLIDAE) ___ Evening Grosbeak Coccothraustes vespertinus ___ Purple Finch Carpodacus purpureus ___ House Finch Carpodacus mexicanus ___ American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis ___ Pine Siskin Carduelis pinus
CUCKOOS, ROADRUNNERS & ALLIES(CUCULIDAE) ___ Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus
WOODPECKERS & WRYNECKS(PICIDAE) ___ Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus ___ Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus ___ Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens ___ Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus ___ Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus ___ Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus vaius ___ Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
JAYS, MAGPIES & CROWS(CORVIDAE) ___ Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata ___ American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
GOATSUCKERS(CAPRIMULGIDAE) ___ Chuck-wills-widow Caprimulgus carolinensis ___ Whip-poor-will Caprimulgus vociferus ___ Common Night Hawk Chordeiles minor
BARN OWLS(TYTONIDAE) ___ Barn Owl Tyto alba
TYPICAL OWLS(STRIGIDAE) ___ Eastern Screech Owl Otus asio ___ Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus ___ Barred Owl Strix varia
LARKS(ALAUDIDAE) ___ Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris
HUMMINGBIRDS(TROCHILIDAE) ___ Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris
KINGFISHERS(ALCEDINIDAE) ___Belted Kingfisher Ceryle alcyon
TITMICE, VERDINS & BUSHTITS(PARIDAE) ___ Carolina Chickadee Parus carolinensis ___ Tufted Titmouse Parus bicolor
PIGEONS & DOVES(COLUMBIDAE) ___ Mourning Dove Zenaidura macroura
SWIFTS(APODIDAE) ___ Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
SWALLOWS(HIRUNDINIDAE) ___ Purple Martin Progne subis
NUTHATCHES(SITTIDAE) ___ Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis ___ White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
TYRANT FLYCATCHERS(TYRANNIDAE) ___ Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus borealis ___ Great-crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus ___ Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe ___ Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus
WRENS(TROGLODYTIDAE) ___ Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus ___ House Wren Troglodytes aedon ___ Winter Wren Troglodytes troglodytes
OLD WORLD WARBLERS, GNATCATCHERS & KINGLETS(MUSCICAPIDAE) ___ Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa ___ Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula ___ Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea ___ Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis ___ American Robin Turdus migratorius
MOCKINGBIRDS & THRASHERS(MIMIDAE) ___ Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis ___ Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos ___ Brown Thrasher Toxoxtoma rufum
WAXWINGS(BOMBYCILLIDAE) ___ Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedorum
SHRIKES(LANIIDAE) ___ Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus
STARLINGS(STURNIDAE) ___ European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
EMBERIZIDS(EMBERIZIDAE) ___ Tennessee Warbler Vermivora peregrina ___ Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechia ___ Yellow-rumped Warbler Dendroica coronata ___ Yellow-throated Warbler Dendroica dominica ___ Pine Warbler Dendroica pinus ___ Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia ___ American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla ___ Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapillus ___ Kentucky Warbler Oporornis formosus ___ Hooded Warbler Wilsonia citrina ___ Brown-headed Cowbird Molothru ater ___ Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius ___ Northern Oriole Icterus galbula ___ Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina ___ Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla ___ Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia ___ White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis ___ Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis ___ Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus ___ Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna ___ Summer Tanager Piranga rubra ___ Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea ___ Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis ___ Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus ___ Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea ___ Rufous-sided Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
NEW WORLD VULTURES(CATHARTIDAE) ___ Black Vulture Coragyps atratus ___ Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
VIREO(VIREONIDAE) ___ White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus ___ Solitary Vireo Vireo solitarius

For additional information write or call:
               Little River Canyon National Preserve
               2141 Gault Avenue North
               Fort Payne, Alabama 35967 
               (205) 845-9605
This resource is based on the following source:
National Park Service.  No date.  Birds of Little River Canyon National 
     Preserve.  National Park Service.  9 pages.
This resource should be cited as:
National Park Service.  No date.  Birds of Little River Canyon National 
     Preserve.  National Park Service.  9 pages.  Jamestown, ND: Northern 
     Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.
     (Version 22MAY98).

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