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Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Sayville

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Shirley, New York


SEASON
s - March-May
S - June-August
F - September-November
W - December-February

* - birds known to nest on or near the refuge


LOONS-GREBES SEASON ___ Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata --- ___ Common Loon Gavia immer --- ___ Arctic Loon Gavia arctica --- ___ Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis --- ___ Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus --- ___ Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena --- ___ Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis --- ___ Pied-billed Grebe* Podilymbus podiceps --- ___ Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo --- ___ Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus --- ___ Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis --- ___ White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos --- ___ Northern Gannet Morus bassanus --- ___ Brown Booby Sula leucogaster ---
BITTERNS-HERONS-IBISES SEASON ___ American Bittern* Botaurus lentiginosus --- ___ Least Bittern* Ixobrychus exilis --- ___ Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias --- ___ Great Egret Casmerodius albus --- ___ Snowy Egret Egretta thula --- ___ Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea --- ___ Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor --- ___ Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis --- ___ Green Heron Butorides striatus --- ___ Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax cycticorax --- ___ Yellow-crownded Night-Heron Nycticorax violacea --- ___ Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus --- ___ White Ibis Eudocimus albus --- ___ White-faced Ibis Plegadis chihi ---
SWANS-GEESE-DUCKS SEASON ___ Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus --- ___ Mute Swan* Cygnus olor --- ___ Snow Goose Chen caerulscens --- ___ Brant Branta bernicla --- ___ Canada Goose* Branta canadensis sSAW ___ Wood Duck* Aix sponsa --- ___ Green-winged Teal Anas crecca --- ___ American Black Duck* Anas rubripes sAW ___ Mallard* Anas platyrhynchos sAW ___ Northern Pintail Anas acuta --- ___ Blue-winged Teal* Anas dicors --- ___ Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata --- ___ Gadwall* Anas strepera --- ___ American Wigeon* Anas americana --- ___ Canvasback Aytha valisineria --- ___ Redhead Aytha americana --- ___ Ring-necked Duck Aytha collaris --- ___ Greater Scaup Aytha marila --- ___ Lesser Scaup Aytha affinis --- ___ Common Eider Somateria mollissima --- ___ Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus --- ___ Oldsquaw Clangula hyemalis --- ___ Black Scoter Melanitta nigra --- ___ Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata --- ___ White-winged Scoter Melanitta fusca --- ___ Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula --- ___ Bufflehead Bucephala albeola --- ___ Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus --- ___ Common Merganser Mergus merganser --- ___ Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator --- ___ Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis ---
VULTURES-HAWKS-FALCONS SEASON ___ Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura sSA ___ Black Vulture Coragyps atratus sSA ___ Osprey* Pandion haliaetus sSA ___ Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus --- ___ Northern Harrier* Circus cyaneus sSAW ___ Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus sAW ___ Cooper's Hawk* Accipiter cooperii sAW ___ Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis --- ___ Red-shouldered Hawk* Buteo lineatus --- ___ Broad-winged Hawk* Buteo platypterus sA ___ Red-tailed Hawk* Buteo jamaicensis sSAW* ___ Rough-legged Hawk Buteo lagopus sAW ___ Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos --- ___ American Kestrel* Falco sparverius sSAW* ___ Merlin Falco columbarius sAW ___ Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus sAW ___ Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus --- ___ Swallow-tailed Kite Elanoides forficatus ---
PHEASANTS-GROUSE-QUAIL-TURKEY SEASON ___ Ring-necked Pheasant* Phasianus colchicus sSAW* ___ Ruffed Grouse* Bonasa umbellus --- ___ Northern Bobwhite* Colinus virginianus sSAW* ___ Wild Turkey* Meleagris gallopavo ---
RAILS-COOTS SEASON ___ Black Rail Laterallus jamaicensis --- ___ Clapper Rail* Rallus longirostris --- ___ King Rail Rallus elegans --- ___ Virginia Rail* Rallus limicola --- ___ Sora Porzana carolina --- ___ American Coot* Fulica americana --- ___ Common Gallinule* Gallinula chloropus --- ___ Purple Gallinule Porphyrula martinica --- ___ Yellow Rail Coturnicops noveboracensis --- ___ Corn Crake Crex crex ---
PLOVERS-SANDPIPERS SEASON ___ Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola --- ___ American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica --- ___ Wilson's Plover Charadrius wilsonia --- ___ Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus --- ___ Piping Plover* Charadrius melodus --- ___ Killdeer* Charadrius vociferus sSA ___ American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus --- ___ Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca --- ___ Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes --- ___ Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria --- ___ Spotted Sandpiper* Actitis macularia --- ___ Willet* Catoptrophorus semipalmatus --- ___ Whimbrel Nemenius phaeopus --- ___ Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres --- ___ Red Knot Calidris canutus --- ___ Hudsonian Godwit Limosa haemastica --- ___ Sanderling Calidris alba --- ___ Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla --- ___ Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri --- ___ Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla --- ___ White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis --- ___ Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos --- ___ Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima --- ___ Dunlin Calidris alpina --- ___ Stilt Sandpiper Micropalama himantopus --- ___ Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus --- ___ Common Snipe Capella gallinago --- ___ American Woodcock* Philohela minor sAW ___ Northern Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus --- ___ Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius --- ___ Wilson's Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor --- ___ Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda sSA ___ Lapwing Vanellus vanellus ---
JAEGERS-TERNS-SKIMMERS SEASON ___ Parasitic Jaegers Stercorarius parasiticus --- ___ Laughing Gull Larus atricilla --- ___ Herring Gull Larus argentatus sSAW ___ Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides --- ___ Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus --- ___ Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus --- ___ Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus sSAW ___ Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea --- ___ Caspian Tern Sterna caspia --- ___ Royal Tern Sterna maxima --- ___ Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii --- ___ Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea --- ___ Common Tern* Sterna hirundo --- ___ Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri --- ___ Least Tern* Sterna albifrons --- ___ Black Tern Childonias nigra --- ___ Black Skimmer Rynchops niger --- ___ Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica --- ___ Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla ---
DOVES-KINGFISHERS SEASON ___ Rock Dove* Columbia livia sSAW* ___ Mourning Dove* Zenaida macroura sSAW* ___ Monk Parakeet Miopsitta monachus --- ___ Budgerigar Melopsittacus undulatus --- ___ Black-billed Cuckoo* Coccyzus erythropthalmus sSA* ___ Yellow-billed Cuckoo* Coccyzus americanus sSA* ___ Barn Owl* Tyto alba sSAW ___ Eastern Screeh-Owl* Otus asio sSAW* ___ Great Horned Owl* Bubo virginianus sSAW ___ Snowy Owl Nyctea scandiaca --- ___ Long-eared Owl Asio otus sAW ___ Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus sAW ___ Northern Saw-whet Owl Aegolius acadicus sA ___ Common Nighthawk* Chordeiles minor sSA* ___ Whip-poor-will* Caprimulgus vociferus sSA* ___ Chuck-will's-widow Caprimulgus carolinensis --- ___ Chimney Swift* Chaetura pelagica sSA* ___ Ruby-throated Hummingbird* Archilochus colubris sSA ___ Belted Kingfisher* Megaceryle alcyon ---
WOODPECKERS-FLYCATCHERS SEASON ___ Red-headed Woodpecker* Melanerpes erythrocephalus sA ___ Red-bellied Woodpecker* Centurus carolinus sSAW* ___ Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius sA ___ Downy Woodpecker* Picoides pubescens sSAW* ___ Hairy Woodpecker* Picoides villosus sSAW* ___ Northern Flicker* Colaptes auratus sSAW* ___ Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus --- ___ Olive-sided Flycatcher Nuttallornis borealis sA ___ Eastern Wood-Pewee* Contopus virens sSA* ___ Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Empidonax flaviventris --- ___ Alder Flycatcher* Empidonax alnorum sA ___ Least Flycatcher Empidonax minimus sA ___ Acadian Flycatcher* Empidonax virescens sA ___ Eastern Phoebe* Sayornis phoebe sSA* ___ Great Crested Flycatcher* Myiarchus crinitus sSA* ___ Eastern Kingbird* Tyrannus tyrannus sSA*
LARKS-SWALLOWS-JAYS-CROWS SEASON ___ Horned Lark* Eremophila alpestris sSAW* ___ Purple Martin* Progne subis sA ___ Tree Swallow* Iridoprocne bicolor sSA* ___ Northern Rough-winged Swallow* Stelgidopteryx ruficollis sA ___ Bank Swallow* Riparia riparia sA ___ Barn Swallow* Hirundo rustica sSA* ___ Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota --- ___ Blue Jay* Cyanocitta cristata sSAW* ___ American Crow* Corvus brachyrhynchos sSAW* ___ Fish Crow* Corvus ossifragus sSAW*
TITMICE-NUTHATCHES-WRENS SEASON ___ Black-capped Chickadee* Parus atricapillus sSAW* ___ Tufted Titmouse* arus bicolor sSAW* ___ Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis sAW ___ White-breasted Nuthatch* Sitta carolinensis sSAW* ___ Brown Creeper* Certhia familiaris sAW* ___ Carolina Wren* Thyothorus Ludovicianus sSAW* ___ House Wren* Troglodytes aedon sSAW* ___ Winter Wren Troglodytes troglodytes sAW ___ Sedge Wren Cistothorus platensis --- ___ Marsh Wren* Cistothorus palustris sA
KINGLETS-THRASHERS SEASON ___ Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa sAW ___ Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula sAW ___ Blue-gray Gnatcatcher* Polioptila caerulea sA ___ Eastern Bluebird* Sialia sialis sA ___ Veery* Cathaurs fuscescens sA ___ Gray-cheeked Thrush Catharus minimus sA ___ Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus sA ___ Hermit Thrush* Catharus guttatus sAW ___ Wood Thrush* Hylocichla mustelina sSA* ___ American Robin* Turdus migratorius sSAW* ___ Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe A ___ Gray Catbird* Dumetella carolinensis sSAW* ___ Northern Mockingbird* Mimus polyglottos sSAW* ___ Brown Thrasher* Toxostoma rufum sSA*
PIPITS-SHRIKES-STARLINGS SEASON ___ American Pipit Anthus spinoletta --- ___ Cedar Waxwing* Bombycilla cedrorum sSAW* ___ Northern Shrike Lanius excubitor --- ___ Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus --- ___ European Starling* Sturnus vulgaris sSAW*
VIREOS-WOOD WARBLERS SEASON ___ White-eyed Vireo* Vireo griseus sA ___ Solitary Vireo Vireo solitarius sA ___ Yellow-throated Vireo* Vireo flavifrons sA ___ Warbling Vireo* Vireo gilvus sA ___ Philadelphia Vireo Vireo philadelphicus sA ___ Red-eyed Vireo* Vireo olivaceus sSA* ___ Blue-winged Warbler* Vermivora pinus sSA* ___ Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera sA ___ Tennessee Warbler Vermivora peregrina sA ___ Orange-crowned Warbler Vermivora celata sA ___ Nashville Warbler Vermivora ruficapilla sA ___ Northern Parula Warbler Parula americana sA ___ Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechia sSA* ___ Chestnut-sided Warbler Dendroica pensylvanica sA ___ Magnolia Warbler Dendroica magnolia sA ___ Cape May Warbler Dendroica tigrina sA ___ Black-throated Blue Warbler Dendroica caerulescens sA ___ Yellow-rumped Warbler Dendroica coronata sAW ___ Black-throated Green Warbler Dendroica virens sA ___ Blackburnian Warbler Dendroica fusca sA ___ Pine Warbler* Dendroica pinus sSA* ___ Prairie Warbler* Dendroica discolor sSA* ___ Palm Warbler Dendroica palmarum sA ___ Bay-breasted Warbler Dendroica castanea sA ___ Blackpoll Warbler Dendroica striata sA ___ Black-and-White Warbler* Mniotilta varia sSA* ___ American Redstart* Setophaga ruticilla sSA* ___ Prothonotary Warbler Protonotaria citrea --- ___ Worm-eating Warbler Helmitheros vermivorus --- ___ Ovenbird* Seiurus aurocapillus sSA* ___ Northern Waterthrush Seiurus noveboracensis sA ___ Louisiana Waterthrush Seurus motacilla sA ___ Kentucky Warbler Oporornis formosus --- ___ Connecticut Warbler Oporornis agilis sA ___ Mourning Warbler Oporornis philadelphia sA ___ Common Yellowthroat* Geothlypis trichas sSA* ___ Hooded Warbler Wilsonia citrina --- ___ Cerulean Warbler Dendroica cerulea --- ___ Wilson's Warbler Wilsonia pusilla sA ___ Canada Warbler Wilsonia canadensis sA ___ Yellow-breasted Chat Icteria virens sA
TANAGERS-SPARROWS SEASON ___ Summer Tanager Piranga rubra --- ___ Scarlet Tanager* Piranga olivacea sSA* ___ Northern Cardinal* Cardinalis cardinalis sSAW* ___ Rose-breasted Grosbeak* Pheucticus ludovicianus sSA* ___ Indigo Bunting* Passerina cyanea sSA* ___ Dickcissel Spiza americana --- ___ Rufous-sided Towhee* Pipilo erythrophthalmus sSA* ___ American Tree Sparrow Spizella arborea sAW ___ Chipping Sparrow* Spizella passerina sSA* ___ Field Sparrow* Spizella pusilla sSA* ___ Savannah Sparrow* Passerculus sandwichensis sSAW* ___ Grasshopper Sparrow Ammodramus savannarum sA ___ Sharp-tailed Sparrow* Ammospiza caudacuta sA ___ Seaside Sparrow* Ammospiza maritima sA ___ Vesper Sparrow Pooecetes gramineus sAW ___ Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca sAW ___ Song Sparrow* Milospiza melodia sSAW* ___ Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii --- ___ Swamp Sparrow* Melospiza geogiana sA ___ Lark Sparrow Chondestes grammacus --- ___ White-throated Sparrow Zonatrichia albicollis sAW ___ White-crowned Sparrow Zonatrichia leucophrys sW ___ Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis sAW ___ Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis sAW
BLACKBIRDS-FINCHES SEASON ___ Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus A ___ Red-winged Blackbird* Agelaius phoeniceus sSAW* ___ Eastern Meadowlark* Sturnella magna sSAW* ___ Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus sA ___ Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus --- ___ Common Grackle* Quiscalus quiscula sSAW* ___ Boat-tailed Grackle Quiscalus major --- ___ Brown-headed Cowbird* Molothrus ater sSAW* ___ Orchard Oriole* Icterus spurius --- ___ Northern Oriole Icterus galbula sSA* ___ Purple Finch Carpodacus purpureus sAW ___ House Finch Carpodacus mexicanus sSAW* ___ Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra sAW ___ White-winged Crossbill Loxia leucoptera sAW ___ Common Redpoll Carduelis flammea sAW ___ Hoary Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni sAW ___ Pine Grosbeak Pinicola enucleator sAW ___ Pine Siskin Carduelis pinus sAW ___ American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis sSAW* ___ Evening Grosbeak Hesperiphona vespertina sAW ___ House Sparrow Passer domesticus sSAW*

For further information contact:
                      Refuge Manager
                      P.O. Box 21
                      Shirley, NY 11967
                      Phone: (516)286-0485

This resource is based on the following source:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Refuge.  No date.  Avian Distribution at the Long Island 
     National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Sayville.  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  
     12 pages.
This resource should be cited as:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Refuge.  No date.  Avian Distribution at the Long Island 
     National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Sayville.  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  
     12 pages.  Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.
     http://www.npwrc.usgs.govsayvil.htm 
     (Version 22MAY98).

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