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Marine Corps Recruit Depot
Parris Island, South Carolina


Welcome to Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island. Reception and training of recruits in field and combat skills is the mission of MCRD Parris Island. Schools are also provided to train drill instructors and field staff, and to conduct rifle marksmanship training for Marines and other services as requested. Graduations are held every Friday as each group finishes its training programs.

Parris Island itself is an area of maritime forests, pine stands, salt shrub thickets and brackish and saltwater marsh totalling 8080 acres. Five Creeks run through the island, which has one pond, and is bordered by the Broad and Beaufort Rivers, The Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Office manages forestry practices, wildlife, and has developed and award-winning recycling program. Two Watchable Wildlife areas have been established along Pollock Causeway on Horse Island. Many exciting water birds can be found, incliding roseate spoonbills and the endangered bald eagle and wood stork. Alligators are also to be expected!

Although most of Parris Island is open to the public, some areas are off-limits. For information, contact the Natural Resources Office at 803-525-2779.


Legend

Abundant - 1
Common - 2
Fairly Common - 3
Uncommon - 4
Rare - 5
Accidental - 6


Species LOONS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Red-throated Loon |333|333|222|334|44-|---|---|---|---|--4|333|333| Common Loon |222|221|111|112|24-|---|---|---|---|--4|422|222|
GREBES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Pied-billed Grebe |222|222|111|122|222|222|222|222|222|221|111|122| Horned Grebe |222|222|222|224|4--|---|---|---|---|442|222|222| Red-necked Grebe |666|666|666|666|6--|---|---|---|---|--6|666|666|
GANNETS AND BOOBIES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Northern Gannet |222|222|222|111|224|4--|---|---|---|444|222|111|
PELICANS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| American White Pelican |555|555|555|555|55-|---|---|---|---|---|---|--5| Brown Pelican |333|333|322|222|222|222|222|222|233|333|333|333|
CORMORANTS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Double-crested Cormorant |222|222|111|123|333|333|332|222|222|222|222|222|
ANHINGAS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Anhinga |444|444|433|322|222|222|333|344|444|444|444|444|
FRIGATEBIRDS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Magnificent Frigatebird |---|---|---|---|--6|666|666|666|6--|---|---|---|
BITTERNS AND HERONS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| American Bittern |555|555|555|555|556|666|666|666|555|555|555|555| Least Bittern |555|555|555|553|333|333|333|333|555|555|555|555| Great Blue Heron |333|333|222|222|222|222|222|222|233|333|333|333| Great Egret |333|333|322|222|222|233|333|333|333|333|333|333| Snowy Egret |333|333|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|233|333| Little Blue Heron |333|333|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|233|333| Tricolored Heron |444|444|433|322|222|222|222|222|222|223|344|444| Reddish Egret |---|---|---|---|--6|666|666|666|666|66-|---|---| Cattle Egret |555|552|222|111|111|111|111|111|222|555|555|555| Green Heron |444|444|444|422|222|222|222|222|224|444|444|444| Black-crowned Night-Heron |333|333|322|222|222|222|222|223|333|333|333|333| Yellow-crowned Night-Heron |355|555|553|333|333|333|333|555|555|555|555|555|
IBISES AND SPOONBILLS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| White Ibis |333|333|311|111|111|111|111|113|333|333|333|333| Glossy Ibis |444|444|444|333|333|333|333|444|444|444|444|444| Roseate Spoonbill |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|666|666|66-|---|---|
STORKS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Wood Stork |---|---|--4|444|444|444|444|444|444|44-|---|---|
DUCKS, GEESE, AND SWANS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Snow Goose |444|444|455|555|---|---|---|---|---|555|444|444| Canada Goose |222|222|223|333|333|333|333|333|322|222|222|222| Wood Duck |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Green-winged Teal |333|332|222|223|4--|---|---|---|433|322|222|233| American Black Duck |222|222|222|222|4--|---|---|-42|222|222|222|222| Mallard |111|111|111|114|4--|---|---|---|-41|111|111|111| Northern Pintail |222|222|222|244|---|---|---|---|-42|222|222|222| Blue-winged Teal |444|444|441|11-|---|---|---|---|422|244|444|444| Northern Shoveler |333|333|333|333|344|---|---|---|433|333|333|333| Gadwall |333|333|333|333|34-|---|---|---|--4|333|333|333| American Wigeon |222|222|222|222|222|24-|---|---|422|222|222|222| Canvasback |222|222|222|24-|---|---|---|---|---|--4|222|222| Redhead |222|222|222|224|4--|---|---|---|---|422|222|222| Ring-necked Duck |222|222|222|222|244|---|---|---|---|--4|222|222| Greater Scaup |555|555|555|555|555|---|---|---|---|---|555|555| Lesser Scaup |111|111|111|111|124|44-|---|---|---|444|211|111| Oldsquaw |444|444|444|445|5--|---|---|---|---|---|554|444| Black Scoter |111|111|111|111|122|4--|---|---|422|211|111|111| Surf Scoter |444|444|444|444|4--|---|---|---|---|--5|544|444| White-winged Scoter |444|444|444|455|5--|---|---|---|---|555|554|444| Common Goldeneye |444|444|444|55-|---|---|---|---|---|---|554|444| Bufflehead |222|222|222|23-|---|---|---|---|---|---|322|222| Hooded Merganser |222|222|222|223|555|555|555|555|555|553|322|222| Common Merganser |555|555|555|555|---|---|---|---|---|---|--5|555| Red-breasted Merganser |222|222|222|223|3--|---|---|---|---|-33|322|222| Ruddy Duck |222|222|223|334|666|6--|---|---|---|--6|322|222|
VULTURE |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Black Vulture |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Turkey Vulture |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|
OSPREY |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Osprey |555|555|322|222|222|222|222|222|222|223|355|555|
HAWKS, EAGLES, AND KITES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| American Swallow-tailed Kite |---|---|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|---|---| Mississippi Kite |---|---|---|---|555|555|555|555|555|---|---|---| Bald Eagle |444|444|444|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|544|444| Northern Harrier |333|333|333|333|346|666|666|643|333|333|333|333| Sharp-shinned Hawk |444|444|333|346|666|666|666|666|666|643|333|444| Cooper's Hawk |444|444|333|44-|---|---|---|---|---|-43|334|444| Red-shouldered Hawk |333|333|334|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|443|333| Broad-winged Hawk |---|---|--4|444|444|444|444|444|331|133|444|---| Red-tailed Hawk |333|333|333|334|444|444|444|444|444|444|433|333| Rough-legged Hawk |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|666|6--|
FALCONS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| American Kestrel |222|223|336|666|666|666|666|663|322|222|222|222| Merlin |444|444|444|444|4--|---|---|555|544|443|334|444| Peregrine Falcon |444|444|444|555|5--|---|---|555|544|444|444|444|
PTARMIGANS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Wild Turkey |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444| Northern Bobwhite |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|
RAILS AND COOTS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Clapper Rail |222|222|222|233|333|333|333|333|333|322|222|222| King Rail |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444| Virginia Rail |444|444|4--|---|---|---|---|---|--5|555|444|444| Sora |444|443|333|333|4--|---|---|--4|433|335|555|555| Purple Gallinule |---|---|---|-42|222|222|222|244|444|4--|---|---| Common Moorhen |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| American Coot |222|222|255|555|5--|---|---|---|-55|222|222|222|
PLOVERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Black-bellied Plover |222|222|222|233|4--|---|---|-44|444|332|222|222| Wilson's Plover |---|---|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|---|---| Semipalmated Plover |111|111|111|222|222|266|662|222|222|111|111|111| Piping Plover |444|444|444|444|44-|---|---|444|444|444|444|444| Killdeer |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|
OYSTERCATCHERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| American Oystercatcher |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|
STILTS AND AVOCETS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Black-necked Stilt |---|---|---|444|444|444|444|44-|---|---|---|---| Avocet |555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|
SANDPIPERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Greater Yellowlegs |444|444|333|333|366|666|663|333|333|333|334|444| Lesser Yellowlegs |333|333|322|222|223|---|--4|222|222|222|333|333| Solitary Sandpiper |---|---|433|333|333|355|553|333|333|333|334|4--| Willet |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Spotted Sandpiper |444|444|333|333|334|---|444|333|333|333|334|444| Upland Sandpiper |---|---|555|555|555|---|555|555|555|555|---|---| Whimbrel |555|555|444|444|555|555|555|444|444|444|445|555| Long-billed Curlew |666|666|555|555|556|666|666|555|555|555|566|666| Marbled Godwit |333|333|333|333|335|555|---|---|---|433|333|333| Ruddy Turnstone |222|222|222|222|222|444|444|444|442|222|222|222| Red Knot |444|444|433|333|344|44-|-44|443|333|333|344|444| Sanderling |222|221|111|111|112|224|444|211|111|111|122|222| Semipalmated Sandpiper |---|---|---|444|444|444|---|444|444|4--|---|---| Western Sandpiper |222|222|222|222|222|22-|---|-22|222|222|222|222| Least Sandpiper |222|222|222|222|222|444|222|222|222|222|222|222| White-rumped Sandpiper |---|---|---|---|-44|44-|---|---|555|55-|---|---| Pectoral Sandpiper |---|-43|333|333|334|---|433|333|333|333|334|---| Purple Sandpiper |666|666|666|666|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|666| Dunlin |222|222|222|222|222|---|---|422|222|222|222|222| Stilt Sandpiper |---|---|---|555|555|---|--5|555|555|---|---|---|
DOWITCHERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Short-billed Dowitcher |333|333|334|444|---|---|-44|444|444|333|333|333| Long-billed Dowitcher |666|66-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--6| Common Snipe |333|333|333|333|34-|---|---|-43|333|333|333|333| American Woodcock |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|
GULLS AND TERNS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Laughing Gull |222|222|221|111|111|111|111|111|112|222|222|222| Bonaparte's Gull |222|222|222|233|344|4--|---|--4|433|332|222|222| Ring-billed Gull |111|111|111|111|122|444|444|444|444|442|211|111| Herring Gull |111|111|111|112|224|444|444|444|444|222|211|111| Great Black-backed Gull |444|444|444|444|555|555|555|555|555|555|444|444| Gull-billed Tern |---|---|--4|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|---|---| Caspian Tern |555|555|555|444|446|666|666|664|444|555|555|555| Royal Tern |222|222|222|222|111|111|111|112|222|222|222|222| Sandwich Tern |---|---|---|443|333|333|333|333|334|444|4--|---| Common Tern |---|---|---|--4|444|666|666|666|666|444|---|---| Forster's Tern |222|222|223|334|666|666|666|666|433|322|222|222| Least Tern |---|---|-43|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|4--|---| Sooty Tern |---|---|---|---|---|666|666|666|666|---|---|---| Black Tern |---|---|---|---|--4|444|444|333|333|---|---|---| Black Skimmer |333|333|333|333|222|222|222|222|222|333|333|333|
DOVES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Rock Dove |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Mourning Dove |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111| Common Ground-Dove |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|
CUCKOOS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Black-billed Cuckoo |---|---|---|444|---|---|---|444|444|444|4--|---| Yellow-billed Cuckoo |---|---|--4|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|34-|---|
OWLS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Barn Owl |555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555| Eastern Screech-Owl |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Great Horned Owl |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Barred Owl |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Short-eared Owl |666|666|666|---|---|---|---|---|---|--6|666|66-|
NIGHTHAWKS AND NIGHTJARS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Common Nighthawk |---|---|555|555|555|555|555|441|114|444|455|---| Chuck-will's-widow |---|---|444|333|333|333|333|444|444|4--|---|---| Whip-poor-will |666|666|---|555|555|555|555|---|---|---|666|666|
SWIFTS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Chimney Swift |---|---|-42|222|222|222|222|211|111|124|44-|---|
HUMMINGBIRDS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Ruby-throated Hummingbird |---|---|--4|432|222|222|222|222|222|223|4--|---|
KINGFISHERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Belted Kingfisher |222|222|224|444|444|444|444|444|422|222|222|222|
WOODPECKERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Red-headed Woodpecker |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444| Red-bellied Woodpecker |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Yellow-bellied Sapsucker |333|333|333|333|4--|---|---|---|--4|333|333|333| Downy Woodpecker |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Hairy Woodpecker |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Northern Flicker |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Pileated Woodpecker |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|
FLYCATCHERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Eastern Wood-Pewee |---|---|-44|433|333|333|333|333|333|334|---|---| Acadian Flycatcher |---|---|-44|422|222|222|222|222|444|---|---|---| Traill's Flycatcher (Willow/Alder) |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|444|444|4--|---|---| Eastern Phoebe |333|333|344|---|---|---|---|-44|433|333|333|333| Great Crested Flycatcher |666|666|644|433|333|333|333|333|333|446|666|666| Western Kingbird |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|666|666|666| Eastern Kingbird |666|666|443|333|333|333|333|322|223|346|666|666| Gray Kingbird |---|---|---|666|666|666|666|---|---|---|---|---| Scissor-tailed Flycatcher |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|666|666|---|
SWALLOWS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Purple Martin |--4|333|332|222|222|222|222|222|223|334|4--|---| Tree Swallow |222|222|222|222|222|266|666|662|111|111|222|222| Northern Rough-winged Swallow |---|---|444|333|333|333|333|333|333|344|4--|---| Bank Swallow |---|---|---|-44|444|4--|---|444|44-|---|---|---| Cliff Swallow |---|---|---|-44|445|---|---|555|444|555|---|---| Barn Swallow |666|622|222|555|555|555|555|211|111|112|666|666|
JAYS AND CROWS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Blue Jay |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|221|111|122|222| American Crow |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Fish Crow |111|122|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|111|111|111|
CHICKADEES AND TITMICE |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Carolina Chickadee |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Tufted Titmouse |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|
NUTHATCHES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Red-breasted Nuthatch |555|555|555|555|---|---|---|---|555|555|555|555| White-breasted Nuthatch |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444| Brown-headed Nuthatch |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|
CREEPERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Brown Creeper |555|555|555|555|---|---|---|---|---|555|555|555|
WRENS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Carolina Wren |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| House Wren |444|433|333|333|4--|---|---|---|-43|333|333|444| Winter Wren |555|555|555|555|---|---|---|---|---|555|555|555| Sedge Wren |555|555|555|555|555|---|---|---|555|555|555|555| Marsh Wren |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|
THRUSHES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Golden-crowned Kinglet |333|333|333|4--|---|---|---|---|--4|333|333|333| Ruby-crowned Kinglet |222|222|222|222|4--|---|---|---|-43|333|333|333| Blue-gray Gnatcatcher |444|444|443|333|333|333|333|334|444|444|444|444| Eastern Bluebird |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Veery |---|---|--4|333|334|---|---|433|333|334|---|---| Gray-cheeked Thrush |---|---|---|-44|444|---|---|---|-44|444|4--|---| Swainson's Thrush |---|---|---|433|334|---|---|---|433|333|34-|---| Hermit Thrush |444|444|444|444|4--|---|---|---|---|--4|444|444| Wood Thrush |---|---|443|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|4--|---| American Robin |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|
THRASHERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Gray Catbird |333|333|332|233|344|444|444|444|222|222|223|333| Northern Mockingbird |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Brown Thrasher |333|333|322|222|222|222|222|223|333|333|333|333|
PIPITS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| American Pipit |444|444|444|444|44-|---|---|---|-44|444|444|444|
WAXWINGS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Cedar Waxwing |222|222|222|222|4--|---|---|---|-42|222|222|222|
SHRIKES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Loggerhead Shrike |444|444|444|445|555|555|555|554|444|444|444|444|
STARLINGS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| European Starling |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|
VIREOS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| White-eyed Vireo |555|555|322|222|222|222|222|334|444|555|555|555| Solitary Vireo |555|555|555|55-|---|---|---|---|555|555|555|555| Yellow-throated Vireo |---|---|555|544|444|444|444|444|444|555|5--|---| Red-eyed Vireo |---|---|--4|422|222|222|222|222|222|224|4--|---|
WARBLERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Blue-winged Warbler |---|---|666|---|---|---|---|555|555|---|---|---| Orange-crowned Warbler |555|555|555|555|555|---|---|---|--5|555|555|555| Northern Parula |---|---|-44|432|222|222|222|222|223|334|444|---| Yellow Warbler |---|---|---|555|555|---|555|555|555|55-|---|---| Magnolia Warbler |---|---|---|555|555|---|---|---|555|555|---|---| Cape May Warbler |---|---|---|666|666|---|---|--5|555|555|5--|---| Black-throated Blue Warbler |---|---|---|422|24-|---|---|---|433|333|4--|---| Yellow-rumped Warbler |111|111|111|112|24-|---|---|---|442|211|111|111| Black-throated Green Warbler |---|---|---|--5|555|---|---|555|555|---|---|---| Yellow-throated Warbler |444|444|433|222|222|222|222|222|222|234|444|444| Pine Warbler |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111| Prairie Warbler |---|---|---|444|222|222|222|222|222|444|---|---| Palm Warbler |333|333|333|333|4--|---|---|---|433|333|333|333| Blackpoll Warbler |---|---|---|444|444|---|---|---|666|666|6--|---| Black-and-White Warbler |444|444|444|333|34-|---|---|433|333|334|444|444| American Redstart |---|---|---|-42|224|---|---|422|222|244|4--|---| Prothonotary Warbler |---|---|442|222|222|222|222|444|4--|---|---|---| Worm-eating Warbler |---|---|---|-44|44-|---|---|---|---|444|---|---| Swainson's Warbler |---|---|---|-55|555|555|555|555|555|---|---|---| Ovenbird |---|---|--4|433|334|---|---|--4|322|222|4--|---| Northern Waterthrush |---|---|---|433|34-|---|---|443|333|34-|---|---| Louisiana Waterthrush |---|---|--4|44-|---|---|--4|444|444|444|4--|---| Kentucky Warbler |---|---|---|-44|444|444|444|444|444|44-|---|---| Common Yellowthroat |333|333|332|222|222|222|222|222|233|333|333|333| Hooded Warbler |---|---|--4|433|333|333|333|333|333|4--|---|---| Canada Warbler |---|---|---|-55|555|---|---|---|555|555|---|---| Yellow-breasted Chat |555|555|444|433|222|222|222|333|344|555|555|555|
TANAGERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Summer Tanager |---|---|---|443|322|222|222|222|333|334|---|---| Scarlet Tanager |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--4|444|4--|---|---| Western Tanager |666|666|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|666|666|
CARDINALS AND GROSBEAKS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Northern Cardinal |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Rose-breasted Grosbeak |---|---|--4|444|44-|---|---|---|444|444|---|---| Blue Grosbeak |---|---|---|-44|444|444|444|444|444|4--|---|---|
SPARROWS AND BUNTINGS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Indigo Bunting |---|---|442|222|222|222|222|222|222|224|---|---| Painted Bunting |---|---|--4|433|333|333|333|333|334|444|---|---| Dickcissel |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|666|666|---|---| Rufous-sided Towhee |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Bachman's Sparrow |---|---|-44|333|333|333|333|334|44-|---|---|---| Chipping Sparrow |222|222|233|44-|---|---|---|-44|322|222|222|222| Field Sparrow |222|222|222|333|333|333|333|333|222|222|222|222| Vesper Sparrow |444|443|333|333|44-|---|---|---|--4|433|344|444| Savannah Sparrow |222|222|222|223|4--|---|---|---|443|222|222|222| Grasshopper Sparrow |555|555|555|5--|---|---|---|--4|444|555|555|555| Sharp-tailed Sparrow |333|333|333|333|344|---|---|---|--4|322|223|333| Seaside Sparrow |222|222|222|233|333|333|333|322|222|222|222|222| Fox Sparrow |444|444|444|---|---|---|---|---|---|--4|444|444| Song Sparrow |222|222|222|234|4--|---|---|---|-43|322|222|222| Swamp Sparrow |222|222|222|223|4--|---|---|---|---|432|222|222| White-throated Sparrow |222|222|222|223|444|---|---|---|-44|432|222|222| White-crowned Sparrow |444|444|444|444|---|---|---|---|---|--4|444|444| Dark-eyed Junco |333|333|333|322|2--|---|---|---|---|--4|443|333|
BLACKBIRDS AND ORIOLES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Bobolink |---|---|---|433|333|4--|-44|322|222|222|334|---| Red-winged Blackbird |111|111|111|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|111|111| Eastern Meadowlark |222|222|222|333|333|333|333|333|333|222|222|222| Yellow-headed Blackbird |---|---|---|---|---|---|--6|666|666|666|---|---| Rusty Blackbird |333|333|333|334|---|---|---|---|---|--4|333|333| Boat-tailed Grackle |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Common Grackle |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111| Brown-headed Cowbird |222|222|222|233|333|333|333|333|333|332|222|222| Orchard Oriole |---|---|--4|433|333|333|333|333|34-|---|---|---| Northern Oriole |666|666|666|444|4--|---|---|444|444|666|666|666|
FINCHES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Purple Finch |555|555|555|555|---|---|---|---|---|--5|555|555| House Finch |555|555|555|666|666|666|666|666|665|555|555|555| Pine Siskin |555|555|555|555|---|---|---|---|---|555|555|555| American Goldfinch |222|222|222|344|444|444|444|555|555|533|222|222| Evening Grosbeak |666|666|666|666|---|---|---|---|---|666|666|666|
OLD WORLD SPARROWS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| House Sparrow |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|

Marine Corps Natural Resources and Land Management Program

The Navy and Marine Corps manage more than four million acres worldwide. Much of this land is located in sensitive wetlands along valuable coastline, some of the most ecologically significant area in the world. The location of our real estate holdings makes it imperative that we plan and execute our various military missions in harmony with our environment. It is a Department of the Navy goal to promote and environmental ethic within the Marine Corps workforce.

The Department of the Navy supports numerous partnerships with other Federal, State, local and private resource groups to promote such programs as the North American Waterfowl Management Plan, Protection and Enhancement, and Watchable Wildlife.

To succeed in its mission, and to earn public confidence, the Marine Corps must emphasize natural resources stewardship in every aspect of its land use. It does. Come see for yourself and discover our resources.


The Department of the Navy and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation are cooperating on an international program to promote conservation of neotropical migratory birds. For information, call U.S. Marine Corps at (703) 696-0866 or NFWF at (202) 857-0166.
This resource is based on the following source:
Department of Defense. No date. Bird Checklist, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, 
     Parris Island, South Carolina. Department of Defense. Unpaginated.
This resource should be cited as:
Department of Defense. No date. Bird Checklist, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, 
     Parris Island, South Carolina. Department of Defense. Unpaginated.
     Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.
     http://www.npwrc.usgs.govparrisla.htm 
     (Version 20JUN00)

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