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Bird Checklists of the United States

Wind Cave National Park

Hot Springs, South Dakota

Common names and taxonomic order are from the A.O.U. Checklist, 1993.

c - common: likely to see in proper habitat
u - uncommon: possible to see in proper habitat
r - rare: unlikely to see even in proper habitat

P - Permanent Resident
S - Summer Resident
W - Winter Resident
M - Migrant

GREBES, PELICANS, CORMORANTS ABUNDANCE RESIDENCE ___ Pied-billed Grebe r M ___ Eared Grebe r M ___ Western Grebe r M ___ American White Pelican r M ___ Double-crested Cormorant r M
HERONS, BITTERNS ABUNDANCE RESIDENCE ___ American Bittern r M ___ Great Blue Heron r M,S
GEESE, DUCKS ABUNDANCE RESIDENCE ___ Snow Goose r M ___ Canada Goose r M ___ Wood Duck r M ___ Green-winged Teal u M ___ Mallard c,u M,S ___ Northern Pintail r M ___ Blue-winged Teal u M ___ Northern Shoveler u M ___ Gadwall r M ___ American Wigeon r M ___ Canvasback r M ___ Redhead r M ___ Ring-necked Duck r M ___ Lesser Scaup r M ___ Bufflehead r M
VULTURES, BIRDS OF PREY ABUNDANCE RESIDENCE ___ Turkey Vulture u S ___ Osprey r M ___ Bald Eagle r M,W ___ Northern Harrier u M ___ Sharp-shinned Hawk u P ___ Cooper's Hawk u P ___ Northern Goshawk r P ___ Swainson's Hawk r M,S ___ Red-tailed Hawk c M,S ___ Ferruginous Hawk r S ___ Rough-legged Hawk r M,W ___ Golden Eagle c P ___ American Kestrel c S ___ Merlin u P ___ Peregrine Falcon r M,S ___ Prairie Falcon u P
FOWL-LIKE BIRDS ABUNDANCE RESIDENCE ___ Ring-necked Pheasant r P ___ Sharp-tailed Grouse u P ___ Wild Turkey u P
RAILS, COOTS, CRANES ABUNDANCE RESIDENCE ___ Sora r M,S ___ American Coot r M ___ Sandhill Crane r M
SHOREBIRDS, GULLS, TERNS ABUNDANCE RESIDENCE ___ Killdeer c S ___ American Avocet r M ___ Greater Yellowlegs r M ___ Lesser Yellowlegs r M ___ Solitary Sandpiper r M ___ Willet r M ___ Spotted Sandpiper u M,S ___ Upland Sandpiper c S ___ Long-billed Curlew r M,S ___ Common Snipe r M ___ Wilson's Phalarope r M ___ Ring-billed Gull r M ___ Black Tern r M
DOVES, CUCKOOS ABUNDANCE RESIDENCE ___ Rock Dove u P ___ Mourning Dove c S ___ Black-billed Cuckoo r S
OWLS ABUNDANCE RESIDENCE ___ Eastern Screech-Owl r P ___ Great Horned Owl u P ___ Burrowing Owl u S ___ Northern Saw-whet Owl r P
GOATSUCKERS, SWIFTS ABUNDANCE RESIDENCE ___ Common Nighthawk c S ___ Common Poorwill u S ___ White-throated Swift u S
HUMMINGBIRDS ABUNDANCE RESIDENCE ___ Black-chinned Hummingbird r M ___ Calliope Hummingbird r M ___ Broad-tailed Hummingbird r M ___ Rufous Hummingbird r M
WOODPECKERS ABUNDANCE RESIDENCE ___ Lewis' Woodpecker u S ___ Red-headed Woodpecker u S ___ Red-naped Sapsucker r S ___ Downy Woodpecker c P ___ Hairy Woodpecker c P ___ Black-backed Woodpecker r P ___ Northern Flicker c S
FLYCATCHERS, LARKS ABUNDANCE RESIDENCE ___ Olive-sided Flycatcher r M,S ___ Western Wood-pewee c S ___ Willow Flycatcher r S ___ Least Flycatcher r S ___ Dusky Flycatcher r S ___ Cordilleran Flycatcher c S ___ Eastern Phoebe r S ___ Say's Phoebe u S ___ Western Kingbird u S ___ Eastern Kingbird c S ___ Horned Lark u P
SWALLOWS ABUNDANCE RESIDENCE ___ Tree Swallow r S ___ Violet-green Swallow c S ___ Northern Rough-winged Swallow r S ___ Bank Swallow r S ___ Cliff Swallow c S ___ Barn Swallow c S
JAYS, MAGPIES, CROWS ABUNDANCE RESIDENCE ___ Gray Jay r P ___ Blue Jay r P ___ Pinon Jay u P ___ Clark's Nutcracker r P ___ Black-billed Magpie c P ___ American Crow c P
CHICKADEES, NUTHATCHES, CREEPERS ABUNDANCE RESIDENCE ___ Black-capped Chickadee c P ___ Red-breasted Nuthatch c P ___ White-breasted Nuthatch c P ___ Pygmy Nuthatch r P ___ Brown Creeper r P
WRENS, KINGLETS ABUNDANCE RESIDENCE ___ Rock Wren u S ___ Canyon Wren u S ___ House Wren c S ___ Winter Wren r W ___ Golden-crowned Kinglet r P ___ Ruby-crowned Kinglet u S,M
BLUEBIRDS, THRUSHES ABUNDANCE RESIDENCE ___ Eastern Bluebird r S ___ Mountain Bluebird c S ___ Townsend's Solitaire c P ___ Veery r M ___ Swainson's Thrush u S ___ American Robin c P
MIMICS, THRASHERS, PIPITS ABUNDANCE RESIDENCE ___ Gray Catbird u S ___ Northern Mockingbird r M ___ Sage Thrasher r M,S ___ Brown Thrasher u S ___ American Pipit r M
WAXWINGS, SHRIKES, STARLING ABUNDANCE RESIDENCE ___ Bohemian Waxwing r M,W ___ Cedar Waxwing u P ___ Northern Shrike u W ___ Loggerhead Shrike u S ___ European Starling r P
VIREOS ABUNDANCE RESIDENCE ___ Solitary Vireo c S ___ Warbling Vireo u S ___ Red-eyed Vireo u S
WARBLERS ABUNDANCE RESIDENCE ___ Tennessee Warbler r M ___ Orange-crowned Warbler u M ___ Yellow Warbler u S,M ___ Chestnut-sided Warbler r M ___ Yellow-rumped Warbler c S,M ___ Palm Warbler r M ___ Blackpoll Warbler r M ___ Black-and-white Warbler r M ___ American Redstart u S ___ Ovenbird u S ___ Northern Waterthrush u M ___ MacGillivray's Warbler r S ___ Common Yellowthroat c S ___ Wilson's Warbler u M ___ Yellow-breasted Chat c S
TANAGERS, GROSBEAKS ABUNDANCE RESIDENCE ___ Western Tanager c S ___ Rose-breasted Grosbeak r M ___ Black-headed Grosbeak u S ___ Blue Grosbeak r M
BUNTINGS, DICKCISSELS, TOWHEES ABUNDANCE RESIDENCE ___ Lazuli Bunting r S ___ Indigo Bunting r S ___ Dickcissel r S ___ Rufous-sided Towhee c S
SPARROWS, JUNCOS, LONGSPURS ABUNDANCE RESIDENCE ___ American Tree Sparrow u W ___ Chipping Sparrow c S ___ Clay-colored Sparrow u M ___ Field Sparrow r S ___ Vesper Sparrow c S ___ Lark Sparrow c S ___ Lark Bunting u S ___ Savannah Sparrow r M ___ Baird's Sparrow r M ___ Grasshopper Sparrow c S ___ Fox Sparrow r M ___ Song Sparrow u S ___ Lincoln's Sparrow r M ___ White-throated Sparrow r M ___ White-crowned Sparrow u M ___ Harris' Sparrow r M ___ Dark-eyed Junco c P ___ McCown's Longspur r M ___ Lapland Longspur r M,W ___ Chestnut-collared Longspur r M,S ___ Snow Bunting r W
BLACKBIRDS, MEADOWLARKS ABUNDANCE RESIDENCE ___ Bobolink r S ___ Red-winged Blackbird c S ___ Western Meadowlark c S ___ Yellow-headed Blackbird r S ___ Brewer's Blackbird c S ___ Common Grackle u S ___ Brown-headed Cowbird u S
ORIOLES, FINCHES, CROSSBILLS ABUNDANCE RESIDENCE ___ Orchard Oriole r S ___ Northern Oriole u S ___ Rosy Finch r W ___ Purple Finch r W ___ Cassin's Finch r P ___ House Finch r P ___ Red Crossbill c P ___ Common Redpoll r W ___ Pine Siskin u P ___ American Goldfinch c S ___ Evening Grosbeak r P

Please report observations of unlisted or rare species at the park visitor center. For more information contact:
                         Park Supervisor
                         Wind Cave National Park     
                         RR 1, Box 190-WCNP
                         Hot Springs, SD 57747-9430
                         Telephone: 605/745-4600

This resource is based on the following source:
National Park Service.  No date.  Wind Cave checklist of birds.  
     National Park Service.  Unpaginated.
This resource should be cited as:
National Park Service.  No date.  Wind Cave checklist of birds.  
     National Park Service.  Unpaginated.  Jamestown, ND: 
     Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.
     (Version 22MAY98).

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