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Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge

Naples, Florida


+ = probable occurance
Total species = 212


GREBES (Family Podicipedidae)

___ Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)
___ Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritis)+


FRIGATEBIRDS (Family Fregatidae)

___ Magnificent Frigatebirds (Fragata magnificens)


PELICANS (Family Pelecanidae)

___ American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)
___ Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis)


GANNETS AND BOOBIES (Family Suledae)

___ Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus)+


ANHINGAS (Family Anhingidae)

___ Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga)


CORMORANTS (Family Phalacrocoracidae)

___ Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacorcorax auritus)


HERONS (Family Ardeidae)

___ Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis)+
___ American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus)
___ Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)
___ Yellow-crowned Night-heron (Nyctanassa violacea)
___ Green Heron (Butorides striatus)
___ Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor)
___ Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea)
___ Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens)
___ Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)
___ Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)
___ Great Egret (Casmerodius albus)
___ Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)


STORKS (Family Ciconiidae)

___ Wood Stork (Mycteria americana)


IBISES AND SPOONBILLS (Family Threskiornithidae)

___ Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)
___ White Ibis (Eudocimas albus)
___ Roseate Spoonbill (Ajaia ajaja)


CRANES (Family Gruidae)

___ Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis)


DUCKS (Family Anatidae)

___ Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
___ Mottled Duck (Anas fulvigula)
___ Gadwall (Anas strepara)+
___ Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca)
___ American Wigeon (Anas americana)+
___ Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)+
___ Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)
___ Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)
___ Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)+
___ Fulvous Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna bicolor)+
___ Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)+
___ Canvasback (Aythya valisineria)+
___ Redhead (Aythya americana)+
___ Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris)+
___ Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis)+
___ Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)+
___ Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)+
___ Common Merganser (Mergus merganser)
___ Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator)
___ Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)


LIMPKIN (Family Aramidae)

___ Limpkin (Aramus guarana)


RAILS, GALLINULES AND COOTS (Family Rallidae)

___ King Rail (Rallus elegans)+
___ Clapper Rail (Rallus longirostris)
___ Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola)
___ Sora (Porzana carolina)+
___ Yellow Rail (Coturnicops noveboracensis)+
___ Purple Gallinule (Porphyrula martinica)+
___ Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)
___ American Coot (Fulica americana)


OYSTERCATCHERS (Family Haematapodidae)

___ American Oystercatcher (Haematopus bachmani)


STILTS AND AVOCETS (Family Recurvirostridae)

___ American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana)+
___ Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)


PLOVERS (Family Charadriidae)

___ Snowy Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus)
___ Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus)
___ Wilson's Plover (Charadrius wilsonia)
___ Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus)
___ Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)
___ Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola)


SANDPIPERS (Family Scolopacidae)

___ Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedora)+
___ Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)+
___ Willet (Catoptrophorus semipalmatus)
___ Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca)
___ Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)
___ Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularia)
___ Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus)
___ Long-billed Dowitcber (Limnodromus scolopaceus)+
___ Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago)
___ American Woodcock (Scolopax minor)+
___ Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
___ Red Knot (Caladris canutus)+
___ Dunlin (Caladris alpina)+
___ Sanderling (Caladris alba)
___ Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri)
___ Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)
___ White-rumped Sandpiper (Caladris fuscicollis)+


GULLS AND TERNS (Family Laridae)

___ Lauging Gull (Larus atricilla)
___ Bonaparte's Gull (Larus ridibundus)
___ Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)
___ Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)
___ Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fucus)
___ Roseate Tern (Sterna dougalli)
___ Forster's Tern (Sterna forsteri)
___ Gull-billed Tern (Sterna nilotica)
___ Least Tern (Sterna antillarum)
___ Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicensis)
___ Royal Tern (Sterna maxima)
___ Caspian Tern (Sterna caspia)
___ Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger)


AMERICAN VULTURES (Family Cathartidae)

___ Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)
___ Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)


KITES, HAWKS AND EAGLES (Family Accipitridae)

___ Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
___ American Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus)
___ Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis)+
___ Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus)
___ Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatis)
___ Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)
___ Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)
___ Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus)
___ Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
___ Short-tailed Hawk (Buteo brachyurus)
___ Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)


FALCONS (Family Falconidae)

___ American Kestrel (Falco sparverius paulus)
___ Merlin (Falco columbarius)
___ Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)


GROUSE AND PTARMIGANS (Family Phasianidae)

___ Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus)+
___ Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)


PIGEONS AND DOVES (Family Columbidae)

___ Rock Dove (Columba livia)
___ Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
___ White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica)+
___ Ringed Turtle-Dove (Streptopelia risoria)+
___ Common Ground-Dove (Columbina passerina)
___ White-crowned Pigeon (Columba leucocephala)


CUCKOOS AND ANIS (Family Cuculidae)

___ Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani)
___ Mangrove Cuckoo (Coccyzus minor)
___ Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus)


OWLS (Families Tytonidae and Strinidae)

___ Barn Owl (Tyto alba)+
___ Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)+
___ Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)+
___ Barred Owl (Strix varia)
___ Eastern Screech-Owl (Otus asio)+


NIGHTJARS (Family Caprimulgidae)

___ Chuck-will's-widow (Caprimulgus carolinensis)
___ Whip-poor-will (Caprimulgus vociferus)
___ Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor)


SWIFTS (Family Apodidae)

___ Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)+


HUMMINGBIRDS (Family Trochilidae)

___ Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)+


KINGFISHERS (Family Alcedinidae)

___ Belted Kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon)


WOODPECKERS (Family Picidae)

___ Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)
___ Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)
___ Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus)
___ Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)
___ Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)
___ Red-Cockaded Woodpecker (Picoides borealis)
___ Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)


TYRANT FLYCATCHERS (Family Tyrannidae)

___ Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)+
___ Gray Kingbird (Tyrannus dominicensis)+
___ Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis)+
___ Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus)
___ Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)


SWALLOWS (Family Hirundinidae)

___ Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)
___ Purple Martin (Progne subis)
___ Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)


JAYS, CROWS AND MAGPIES (Family Corvidae)

___ Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)
___ American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)
___ Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus)


TITMICE AND CHICKADEES (Family Paridae)

___ Tufted Titmouse (Parus bicolor)+


CREEPERS (Family Certhiidae)

___ Brown Creeper (Certhia americana)+


WRENS (Family Troglodytidae)

___ House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)+
___ Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)
___ Marsh Wren (Cistithorus palustris)
___ Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis)


THRUSHES (Family Muscicapidae)

___ Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)+
___ Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)
___ Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)+
___ Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)+
___ American Robin (Turdus migratorius)


SHRIKES (Family Laniidae)

___ Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)


MIMIC THRUSHES (Family Mimidae)

___ Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)
___ Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)
___ Bahama Mockingbird (Mimus gundlachii)+
___ Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)+


PIPITS AND WAGTAILS (Family Motacillidae)

___ Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta)+


WAXWINGS (Family Bombycillidae)

___ Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)+


STARLINGS (Family Sturnidae)

___ European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)


VIREOS (Fannily Vireonidae)

___ White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)
___ Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons)+
___ Thick-billed Vireo (Vireo crassirostris)+
___ Solitary Vireo (Vireo solitarius)
___ Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)+
___ Black-whiskered Vireo (Vireo altiloquus)


WARBLER AND SPARROWS (Family Emberizidae)

___ Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea)
___ Golden-winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera)+
___ Northern Parula (Parula americana)
___ Orange-crowned Warbler (Vermivora celata)
___ Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)
___ Black-throated Blue Warbler (Dendroica caerulescens)+
___ Cape May Warbler (Dendroica tigrina)+
___ Magnolia Warbler (Dendroica magnolia)+
___ Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata)
___ Black-throated Green Warbler (Dendroica virens)
___ Yellow-throated Warbler (Dendroica dominica)
___ Prairie Warbler (Dendroica discolor)
___ Pine Warbler (Dendroica pinus)
___ Palm Warbler (Dendroica palmarum)
___ Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia)
___ Canada Warbler (Wilsonia canadensis)+
___ Hooded Warbler (Wilsonia citrina)+
___ Worm-eating Warbler (Helmitheros vermivorus)
___ Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapillus)
___ Louisiana Waterthrush (Seiurus mootacilla)+
___ Northern Waterthrush (Seiurus noveboracensis)+
___ Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)
___ American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)
___ Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)
___ Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris)
___ Rufous-sided Towhee (Pipilo erythrophalmus)+
___ Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)+
___ Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)+
___ Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum)+
___ Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)+
___ Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)+
___ Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)+
___ Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna)
___ Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)
___ Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)
___ Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)
___ Boat-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus major)


FINCHES (Family Fringillidae)

___ American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)


WEAVERS (Family Passeridae)

___ House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)+


For more information please contact:
                       Refuge Manager
                       Florida Panther NWR
                       Ten Thousand Island NWR
                       3860 Tollgate Blvd., Suite 300
                       Naples, Florida 33942-5444
                       Telephone: 813/353-8442

This resource is based on the following source:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  No date.  Ten Thousand Islands National 
     Wildlife Refuge bird checklist.  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  3 pages.
This resource should be cited as:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  No date.  Ten Thousand Islands National 
     Wildlife Refuge bird checklist.  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  3 pages.
     Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.
     http://www.npwrc.usgs.govtenthou.htm 
     (Version 22MAY98).

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