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Tensas National Wildlife Refuge

Tallulah, Louisiana


Symbols which appear in this checklist represent the following:

Seasonal appearance

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

Seasonal abundance

a - Abundant - Can be easily found
c - Common - Can be regularly found
u - Uncommon - Infrequently found
r - Rare - Recorded on a few occasions
e - Extirpated - No longer found in area


GREBES Sp S F W ___ Pied-billed Grebe u r u u
PELICANS AND ALLIES Sp S F W ___ Anhinga c c c r
HERONS, EGRETS AND ALLIES Sp S F W ___ American Bittern u - u - ___ Great Blue Heron u c u u ___ Great Egret u c u - ___ Snowy Egret u u u - ___ Little Blue Heron a a a r ___ Tricolored Heron r r r - ___ Cattle Egret c c c r ___ Green Heron u u u - ___ Black-crowned Night-Heron r r r? - ___ Yellow-crowned Night-Heron c c c -
IBISES, SPOONBILL, STORK Sp S F W ___ White Ibis u u u - ___ Wood Stork - r r -
WATERFOWL Sp S F W ___ Greater White-Fronted Goose r - r r ___ Snow Goose u - u u ___ Canada Goose r - r r ___ Wood Duck c c c a ___ Green-winged Teal u - u u ___ American Black Duck r - r u ___ Mallard c - c a ___ Northern Pintail r - r u ___ Blue-winged Teal c r u u ___ Northern Shoveler r - r u ___ Gadwall r - r u ___ American Wigeon u - r u ___ Ring-necked Duck r - r r ___ Lesser Scaup r - r r ___ Hooded Merganser r r r r ___ Common Merganser - - - r
VULTURES, HAWKS AND ALLIES Sp S F W ___ Black Vulture u u u c ___ Turkey Vulture u u u u ___ Osprey r - - - ___ American Swallow-tailed Kite - r - - ___ Mississippi Kite c u r - ___ Bald Eagle - - - r ___ Northern Harrier u - u u ___ Sharp-shinned Hawk r - r r ___ Cooper's Hawk r r r r ___ Red-shouldered Hawk c c c c ___ Broad-winged Hawk u u u - ___ Red-tailed Hawk c u c c ___ Golden Eagle - - - r ___ American Kestrel u r u u ___ Merlin r - r - ___ Peregrine Falcon r e r r
GALLINACEOUS BIRDS Sp S F W ___ Wild Turkey c c c c ___ Northern Bobwhite u u u u
RAILS, GALLINULES, COOTS AND CRANES Sp S F W ___ King Rail r r r r ___ Sora r - r r ___ Purple Gallinule r r r - ___ American Coot r - r u
SHOREBIRDS Sp S F W ___ American Golden Plover c - r - ___ Killdeer u u u u ___ American Avocet r - - - ___ Greater Yellowlegs c - c - ___ Lesser Yellowlegs c - c r ___ Solitary Sandpiper u - u - ___ Willet r - - - ___ Spotted Sandpiper u - u - ___ Upland Sandpiper u - - - ___ Semipalmated Sandpiper r - - - ___ Western Sandpiper r - - - ___ Least Sandpiper u - u u ___ White-rumped Sandpiper r u - - ___ Baird's Sandpiper r - - - ___ Pectoral Sandpiper c - c - ___ Dunlin u - u u ___ Buff-breasted Sandpiper c - - - ___ Long-billed Dowitcher r - - - ___ Common Snipe c - c c ___ American Woodcock r r r u
PIGEONS, DOVES Sp S F W ___ Rock Dove r r r r ___ Mourning Dove a a a a ___ Common Ground-Dove - r r r
CUCKOOS Sp S F W ___ Black-billed Cuckoo r - r - ___ Yellow-billed Cuckoo c c c - ___ Greater Roadrunner - r - -
OWLS Sp S F W ___ Barn Owl r r r r ___ Eastern Screech-Owl a a a a ___ Great Horned Owl r r r r ___ Barred Owl a a a a ___ Long-eared Owl - - - r ___ Short-eared Owl - - - -
GOATSUCKERS Sp S F W ___ Common Nighthawk u u u - ___ Chuck-will's-widow u u r - ___ Whip-poor-will u u r -
SWIFTS, HUMMINGBIRDS Sp S F W ___ Chimney Swift u u u - ___ Ruby-throated Hummingbird a a a -
KINGFISHERS Sp S F W ___ Belted Kingfisher - - u u
WOODPECKERS Sp S F W ___ Red-headed Woodpecker u u u c ___ Red-bellied Woodpecker a a a a ___ Yellow-bellied Sapsucker u - u u ___ Downy Woodpecker c c c c ___ Hairy Woodpecker u u u u ___ Northern Flicker u u u u ___ Pileated Woodpecker c c c c ___ Ivory-billed Woodpecker e e e e
FLYCATCHERS Sp S F W ___ Olive-sided Flycatcher r - r - ___ Eastern Wood-Pewee c c c - ___ Yellow-bellied Flycatcher u - u - ___ Acadian Flycatcher c c c - ___ Alder Flycatcher u - u - ___ Willow Flycatcher u - u - ___ Least Flycatcher u - u - ___ Eastern Phoebe u - u c ___ Great Crested Flycatcher c c c - ___ Eastern Kingbird c u c - ___ Scissor-tailed Flycatcher r - r -
LARKS Sp S F W ___ Horned Lark c u c c
MARTINS AND SWALLOWS Sp S F W ___ Purple Martin c u c - ___ Tree Swallow c - c r ___ Northern Rough-winged Swallow u r u - ___ Bank Swallow r - r - ___ Cliff Swallow r - r - ___ Barn Swallow c u c -
JAYS AND CROWS Sp S F W ___ Blue Jay a a a a ___ American Crow c c c c ___ Fish Crow u u u u
CHICKADEES AND TITMICE Sp S F W ___ Carolina Chickadee a a a a ___ Tufted Titmouse a a a a
NUTHATCHES Sp S F W ___ White-breasted Nuthatch u u u u
CREEPERS Sp S F W ___ Brown Creeper u - u u
WRENS Sp S F W ___ Carolina Wren a a a a ___ House Wren u - u u ___ Winter Wren u - u u ___ Sedge Wren u - u u ___ Marsh Wren u - u u
KINGLETS AND GNATCATCHERS Sp S F W ___ Golden-crowned Kinglet u - c c ___ Ruby-crowned Kinglet c - c c ___ Blue-gray Gnatcatcher c c c r
BLUEBIRDS, THRUSHES AND ROBINS Sp S F W ___ Eastern Bluebird u r u u ___ Veery u - u - ___ Gray-cheeked Thrush u - u - ___ Swainson's Thrush c - c - ___ Hermit Thrush c - c c ___ Wood Thrush c c c - ___ American Robin c - c a
THRASHERS Sp S F W ___ Gray Catbird c u c r ___ Northern Mockingbird c c c c ___ Brown Thrasher a u a c
PIPITS Sp S F W ___ American Pipit c - c c
WAXWINGS Sp S F W ___ Cedar Waxwing c r - c
SHRIKES Sp S F W ___ Loggerhead Shrike u u u u
STARLINGS Sp S F W ___ European Starling a c a a
VIREOS Sp S F W ___ White-eyed Vireo a a a r ___ Solitary Vireo u - u u ___ Yellow-throated Vireo c c c - ___ Warbling Vireo r r r - ___ Philadelphia Vireo u - u - ___ Red-eyed Vireo a a a -
WARBLERS Sp S F W ___ Bachman's Warbler e e e - ___ Blue-winged Warbler u - u - ___ Golden-winged Warbler u - u - ___ Tennessee Warbler a - a - ___ Orange-crowned Warbler u - u u ___ Nashville Warbler u - u - ___ Northern Parula a a c - ___ Yellow Warbler u - u - ___ Chesnut-sided Warbler c - c - ___ Magnolia Warbler c - c - ___ Black-throated Blue Warbler r - - - ___ Yellow-rumped Warbler a - a a ___ Black-throated Green Warbler c - c - ___ Blackburnian Warbler u - u - ___ Yellow-throated Warbler c c c - ___ Pine Warbler r - r r ___ Prairie Warbler r - r - ___ Bay-breasted Warbler c - c - ___ Blackpoll Warbler c - c - ___ Cerulean Warbler u r u - ___ Black-and-white Warbler c r c - ___ American Redstart c c c - ___ Prothonotary Warbler a a a - ___ Worm-eating Warbler u - u - ___ Swainson's Warbler c c c - ___ Ovenbird c - u - ___ Northern Waterthrush a - a - ___ Louisiana Waterthrush a - a - ___ Kentucky Warbler c c c - ___ Connecticut Warbler r - - - ___ Mourning Warbler r - - - ___ Common Yellowthroat c c c u ___ Hooded Warbler c c c - ___ Wilson's Warbler r - r - ___ Canada Warbler c - c - ___ Yellow-breasted Chat u u u -
TANAGERS Sp S F W ___ Summer Tanager c c c - ___ Scarlet Tanager u - u -
NEW WORLD FINCHES Sp S F W ___ Northern Cardinal a a a a ___ Rose-breasted Grosbeak c - c - ___ Blue Grosbeak c u c - ___ Indigo Bunting a a a - ___ Painted Bunting c c c - ___ Dickcissel a a u -
SPARROWS Sp S F W ___ Rufous-sided Towhee c c c c ___ Chipping Sparrow u - u u ___ Field Sparrow u - u u ___ Vesper Sparrow u - u u ___ Savannah Sparrow c - c c ___ Grasshopper Sparrow r - r r ___ Le Conte's Sparrow r - r - ___ Fox Sparrow u - u u ___ Song Sparrow c - c c ___ Lincoln's Sparrow r - r r ___ Swamp Sparrow c - c c ___ White-throated Sparrow a - a a ___ Dark-eyed Junco c - c a ___ Lapland Longspur u - u u ___ Bobolink u - u -
BLACKBIRDS, GRACKLES, COWBIRDS AND ORIOLES Sp S F W ___ Red-winged Blackbird c c c c ___ Eastern Meadowlark c c c c ___ Rusty Blackbird u - u c ___ Brewer's Blackbird u - u u ___ Common Grackle c c c a ___ Brown-headed Cowbird c c c c ___ Orchard Oriole c c c - ___ Northern Oriole u r u -
OLD WORLD FINCHES Sp S F W ___ Purple Finch u - u u ___ Pine Siskin u - u u ___ American Goldfinch c u c c
WEAVER FINCHES Sp S F W ___ House Sparrow u u u u
For further information contact:
                       Fish and Wildlife Service
                       Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge
                       Route 2, Box 295
                       Tallulah, Louisiana 71282
This resource is based on the following source:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  No date.  Tensas River National Wildlife 
     Refuge bird list.  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  9 pages.
This resource should be cited as:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  No date.  Tensas River National Wildlife 
     Refuge bird list.  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  9 pages.
     Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.
     http://www.npwrc.usgs.govtensas.htm 
     (Version 22MAY98).

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