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Birds of Hammonasset State Park

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Madison, Connecticut


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

Abundance
A - abundant: These birds are very numerous and should be found on any visit.
C - common: These birds are almost certain to be found in the proper habitat.
U - uncommon: These birds ocurr regularly and should be seen by looking in the right place at the right time.
O - occasional: These birds occur irregularly, are seen only a few times a season, or may not be present every year.
R - rare: These birds may or may not be seen in any given year
Ac - accidental: These birds have been seen, but are not expected to occur.
* - These birds are known to breed in the Park.


Loons S s F W ___ Red-throated Loon U - U C ___ Common Loon U R U C
Grebes S s F W ___ Pied-billed Grebe O - O O ___ Horned Grebe C - C C ___ Red-necked Grebe R - R R ___ Eared Grebe Ac - Ac Ac
Storm Petrel S s F W ___ Wilson's Storm Petrel - - R -
Gannet, Pelican, Cormorants S s F W ___ Northern Gannet R - R R ___ American White Pelican R R R R ___ Brown Pelican - Ac - - ___ Great Cormorant U - U C ___ Double-crested Cormorant A A A U
Herons, Ibis, Egrets S s F W ___ Americant Bittern O U U O ___ Least Bittern Ac Ac Ac Ac ___ Great Blue Heron C U C U ___ Great Egret C U C - ___ Snowy Egret C C C - ___ Little Blue Heron U U U - ___ Tricolored Heron R R R - ___ Cattle Egret R - R - ___ Green-backed Heron C C C - ___ Black-crowned Night Heron U U U O ___ Yellow-crowned Night Heron R R R - ___ Glossy Ibis U C U - ___ White Faced Ibis Ac - - -
Swan, Geese, Ducks S s F W ___ Tundra Swan - - Ac Ac ___ Mute Swan* C C C A ___ Greater Whitefronted Goose Ac - - - ___ Snow Goose O - O - ___ Brant U - U O ___ Canada Goose U U C U ___ Wood Duck R - R - ___ Green-winged Teal U O U O ___ American Black Duck* A A A A ___ Mallard* A A A A ___ Northern Pintail R - R - ___ Blue-winged Teal O O O - ___ Northern Shoveler R - R - ___ Gadwall O - O O ___ AMerican Wigeon O - O O ___ Canvasback O - O O ___ Redhead - - - R ___ Ring-necked Duck R - - R ___ Greater Scaup C - C C ___ Lesser Scaup O - O O ___ Common Eider - - - R ___ King Eider - - - Ac ___ Harlequin Duck - - - Ac ___ Oldsquaw O - U U ___ Black Scoter R - R R ___ Surf Scoter C - C C ___ White-winged Scoter C - C C ___ Common Goldeneye C - U C ___ Bufflehead C - C C ___ Hooded Merganser O - O O ___ Common Merganser O - O O ___ Red-breasted Merganser C R U C ___ Ruddy Duck R - R R
Vulture, Osprey, Hawks, Falcons S s F W ___ Black Vulture Ac Ac - - ___ Turkey Vulture U U U O ___ Osprey* C C C - ___ Bald Eagle O - O O ___ Northern Harrier C U C O ___ Sharp-shinned Hawk U O C O ___ Cooper's Hawk U - U - ___ Northern Goshawk R - R R ___ Red-shouldered Hawk O - O - ___ Swainson's Hawk - - Ac - ___ Broad-winged Hawk U O U - ___ Red-tailed Hawk U O U O ___ Rough-legged Hawk - - O O ___ Golden Eagle - - R - ___ American Kestrel* C U C R ___ Merlin O - U R ___ Peregrine Falcon O - U - ___ Gyrfalcon - - Ac -
Pheasant, Bobwhite S s F W ___ Ring-necked Pheasant O O O O ___ Ruffed Grouse R R R - ___ Northern Bobwhite R R - -
Rails, Coot S s F W ___ Yellow Rail - - Ac - ___ Black Rail - - Ac - ___ Clapper Rail* C C C C ___ King Rail - - Ac - ___ Virginia Rail O R O R ___ Sora R R R - ___ Common Moorhen - - R - ___ American Coot O - O -
Cranes S s F W ___ Sandhill Crane - Ac - -
Plovers, Sandpipers, Gulls, Terns, Razorbill S s F W ___ Black-billed Plover C U C U ___ Lesser Golden Plover - O U - ___ Semipalmated Plover U U U - ___ Piping Plover* U U - - ___ Killdeer* A A A R ___ American Oystercatcher* U U U R ___ Greater Yellowligs C C C - ___ Lesser Yellowlegs U C C - ___ Solitary Sandpiper O O O - ___ Willet* C C C - ___ Spotted Sandpiper U U U - ___ Upland Sandpiper O O O - ___ Whimbrel O O O - ___ Hudsonian Godwit Ac R R - ___ Marbled Godwit Ac R R - ___ Ruddy Turnstone U U U O ___ Red Knot O O O - ___ Sanderling U U U C ___ Semipalmated Sandpiper C C C - ___ Western Sandpiper - O O - ___ Least Sandpiper C C C - ___ White-rumped Sandpiper - O O - ___ Baird's Sandpiper - R R - ___ Purple Sanpiper O U U - ___ Dunlin U - U U ___ Curlew Sandpiper - Ac - - ___ Stilt Sandpiper - O O - ___ Buff-breasted Sandpiper - - R - ___ Short-billed Dowitcher O U U - ___ Long-billed Dowitcher - O O - ___ Common Snipe O O O O ___ American Woodcock R - R - ___ Wilson's Phalarope R R R - ___ Red-necked Phalarope - Ac - - ___ Parasitic Jaeger - - Ac - ___ Laughing Gull O C C - ___ Little Gull R - R - ___ Common Black-headed Gull R - R R ___ Bonapart's Gull C O U C ___ Ring-billed Gull A A A A ___ Herring Gull A A A A ___ Iceland Gull R - R R ___ Lesser Black Backed Gull R R R - ___ Great Black Backed Gull C C C C ___ Black-legged Kittiwake - - Ac - ___ Gull-billed Tern - - Ac - ___ Caspian Tern R R R - ___ Royal Tern - R R - ___ Roseate Tern O O O - ___ Common Tern C C C - ___ Arctic Tern R - R - ___ Forster's Tern - O O - ___ Least Tern* C C O - ___ Balck Tern - R - - ___ Black Skimmer - - R - ___ Dovekie - - Ac - ___ Thick-Billed Murre - - Ac Ac ___ Razorbill - - Ac Ac
Doves S s F W ___ Rock Dove* A A A A ___ Mourning Dove A A A A
Cuckoo S s F W ___ Black-billed Cuckoo R - R - ___ Yellow-billed Cuckoo R - R -
Owls S s F W ___ Barn Owl - R R R ___ Great Horned Owl* U U U U ___ Snowy Owl - - R R ___ Barred Owl R - R - ___ Great Grey Owl - - - Ac ___ Long-eared Owl - - O O ___ Short-eared Owl O - O O ___ Boreal Owl - - - Ac ___ Northern Saw-whet Owl - - O O
Goatsuckers S s F W ___ Common Nighthawk R O A - ___ Whip-poor-will Ac Ac Ac -
Swift, Hummingbird S s F W ___ Chimney Swift O O O - ___ Ruby-throated Hummingbird O O O -
Kingfisher S s F W ___ Belted Kingfisher U U U O
Woodpeckers S s F W ___ Red-headed Woodpecker R - R - ___ Red-bellied Woodpecker O O O O ___ Yellow-bellied Woodpecker O - O O ___ Downy Woodpecker* U U U U ___ Hairy Woodpecker* U U U U ___ Northern Flicker* C C C C
Flycatchers S s F W ___ Eastern Wood Pewee U O C - ___ Yellow Bellied Flycatcher R - R - ___ Acadian Flycatcher R - - - ___ Willow Flycatcher* C U U - ___ Least Flycatcher R - - - ___ Eastern Phoebe C U U - ___ Great Crested Flycatcher U - U - ___ Western Kingbird - - Ac - ___ Eastern Kingbird* C C U - ___ Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - - Ac -
Lark S s F W ___ Horned Lark O R O U
Swallows S s F W ___ Purple Martin* C C - - ___ Tree Swallow* A A A - ___ N. Rough-winged Swallow O O O - ___ Bank Swallow O U O - ___ Cliff Swallow R - - - ___ Barn Swallow* C C C R
Jay, Crows S s F W ___ Blue Jay* C C C C ___ American Crow* C C C C ___ Fish Crow O O O O
Titmice, Nuthatches, Creeper S s F W ___ Black-capped Chickadee* C C C C ___ Boreal Chickadee - - Ac Ac ___ Tufted Titmouse* U U U U ___ Red-breasted Nuthatch O - O O ___ White-breasted Nuthatch U U U U ___ Brown Creeper O - O O
Wrens S s F W ___ Carolina Wren* C C C - ___ House Wren* U U U - ___ Winter Wren O - O - ___ Marsh Wren* C C U -
Kinglets, Gnatcatcher S s F W ___ Golden-crowned Kinglet C - C U ___ Ruby-crowned Kinglet C - C O ___ Glue-gray Gnatcatcher U O U -
Thrushes S s F W ___ Northern Wheatear - - Ac - ___ Eastern Bluebird O - O - ___ Veery O - O - ___ Gray-cheeked Thrush - - R - ___ Swainson's Thrush O - O - ___ Hermit Thrush U - U O ___ Wood Thrush O - O - ___ American Robin* A A A U
Mockingbirds, Thrasher, Waxwing, Starling, S s F W and Shrike ___ Gray Catbird* C C C U ___ Northern Mockingbird* A A A A ___ Brown Thrasher* C C U - ___ American Pipit O - O R ___ Bohemian Waxwing - - Ac Ac ___ Cedar Waxwing* U C U - ___ European Starling* A A A A ___ Northern Shrike - - R - ___ Loggerhead Shrike - - R -
Vireos S s F W ___ White-eyed Vireo O - O - ___ Solitary Vireo O - O - ___ Yellow-throated Vireo R - R - ___ Warbling Vireo R - - - ___ Philadelphia Vireo - - R - ___ Red-eyed Vireo* U U U -
Warblers S s F W ___ Blue-winged Warbler U O U - ___ Goldern-winged Warbler R - R - ___ Tennessee Warbler U - U - ___ Nashville Warbler O - O - ___ Orange-crowned Warbler - - R - ___ Northern Parula C - O - ___ Yellow Warbler* A C C - ___ Chestnut-sided Warbler U - O - ___ Magnolia Warbler U - O - ___ Cape May Warbler - - R - ___ Black Throated Blue Warbler U - U - ___ Yellow-rumped Warbler A - A U ___ Black-throated Green Warbler U - O - ___ Blackburnian Warbler O - O - ___ Pine Warbler O - O - ___ Prairie Warbler O R O - ___ Palm Warbler U - U - ___ Bay-breasted Warbler O - O - ___ Blackpoll Warbler U - U - ___ Cerulean Warbler U - U - ___ Black-and-white Warbler C - U - ___ American Redstart C - C - ___ Worm-eating Warbler R - R - ___ Ovenbird U - U - ___ Northern Waterthrush O - O - ___ Louisiana Waterthrush O - O - ___ Kentucky Warbler R - R - ___ Connecticut Warbler - - R - ___ Mourning Warbler R - R - ___ Common Yellowthroat* C C C O ___ Hooded Warbler R - R - ___ Wilsons's Warbler O - O - ___ Canada Warbler U - O - ___ Yellow-breasted Chat R - R R
Tanager S s F W ___ Summer Tanager Ac - - - ___ Scarlet Tanager U - O - ___ Western Tanager - - Ac -
Grosbeaks, Buntings, Finches, Sparrows S s F W ___ Northern Cardinal* C C C C ___ Rose-breasted Grosbeak U - O - ___ Blue Grosbeak - - Ac - ___ Indigo Bunting R - - - ___ Dickcissel R - R - ___ Pine Siskin - - R R ___ Eastern Towhee C U U O ___ American Tree Sparrow C - C C ___ Chipping Sparrow* U U U - ___ Clay-colored Sparrow - - R - ___ Field Sparrow U - U O ___ Vesper Sparrow R - R - ___ Lark Sparrow - - Ac - ___ Savannah Sparrow C O C C ___ Grasshopper Sparrow R - R - ___ Henslow's Sparrow - - Ac - ___ Leconte's Sparrow - - Ac - ___ Sharp-tailed Sparrow U C U - ___ Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow U - U - ___ Seaside Sparrow* U C U - ___ Fox Sparrow O - O O ___ Song Sparrow* A A A A ___ Lincoln's Sparrow R - R - ___ Swamp Sparrow* O O U O ___ White-throated Sparrow C - C C ___ White-crowned Sparrow O - U - ___ Dark-eyed Junco C - C C ___ Lapland Longspur O - O O ___ Smith's Longspur Ac - - - ___ Chestnut-collared Sparrow - - Ac - ___ Snow Bunting O - U U
Blackbirds, Orioles S s F W ___ Bobolink O - O - ___ Red-winged Balckbird* A A U O ___ Eastern Meadowlark O - O O ___ Yellow-headed Blackbird - - Ac - ___ Rusty Blackbird O - O - ___ Boat Tailed Grackle R - - - ___ Common Grackle* C C C O ___ Brown-headed Cowbird* C U U - ___ Orchard Oriole O O O - ___ Baltimore Oriole* U U U R ___ Pine Grosbeak Ac - - - ___ Purple Finch R - R R ___ House Finch* A A A A ___ Red Crossbill - - R R ___ White-winged Crossbill - - Ac - ___ Common Redpoll - - - Ac ___ American Goldfinch* C C C U ___ Evening Grosbeak - - - Ac ___ House Sparrow* C C C C

This list was prepared by Menunkatuck Audubon Society and includes data from the Birder's Log at the Nature Center at Hammonasset State Park. (Version 02MAR00)

For more information contact:  Audubon in the state of Connecticut

This resource should be cited as:

Menunkatuck Audubon Society.  2000.  Birds of Hammonasset State Park.  
     Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.  
     http://www.npwrc.usgs.govhammon.htm 
     (Version 30DEC2002).

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