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American Avocet  [Recurvirostra americana]
The American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) is a large wader in the avocet and stilt family, Recurvirostridae.This avocet has long, thin, gray legs, giving it its colloquial name, "blue shanks". The plumage is black and white on the back with white on t... - Last revised: May 28, 2016
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American White Pelican  [Pelecanus erythrorhynchos]
The American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) is a very large (50"–70") white bird with black wing tips and a long, wide orange bill. They have a wing span of approximately 3 m . They are graceful in flight, moving their wings in slow powerful st... - Last revised: Feb 16, 2012
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Belted Kingfisher  [Megaceryle alcyon]
The Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) is a large, conspicuous and noisy water kingfisher, the only member of that group commonly found in the northern United States and Canada. It is the bird depicted on the 1986 series Canadian $5 note. All kingfishe... - Last revised: Dec 10, 2012
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Black Tern  [Chlidonias niger]
The Black Tern, Chlidonias niger, is a small tern generally found in or near inland water in Europe and North America. As its name suggests, it has predominantly dark plumage.Adults are 25 cm (9.75 in) long, with a wing span 61 cm (24 in), and weigh 62 g... - Last revised: Sep 02, 2009
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Black-bellied Plover  [Pluvialis squatarola]
The Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola), known as the Black-bellied Plover in North America, is a medium-sized plover breeding in arctic regions. It is a long-distance migrant, with a nearly world-wide coastal distribution when not breeding.They are 27–30... - Last revised: Sep 24, 2013
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Black-crowned Night-Heron  [Nycticorax nycticorax]
The Black-crowned Night Heron (in Eurasia, often just Night Heron; in North America, Black-crowned Night-Heron with a second hyphen), (Nycticorax nycticorax) is a medium-sized heron.Adults are 64 cm long and weigh 800 g. They have a black crown and back w... - Last revised: Jan 22, 2014
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Black-necked Stilt  [Himantopus mexicanus]
The Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) is a locally abundant resident of American wetlands and coastlines, from the coastal areas of California, much of the interior western United States and along the Gulf of Mexico as far east as Florida, then so... - Last revised: Sep 15, 2013
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Bonaparte's Gull  [Chroicocephalus philadelphia]
The Bonaparte's Gull, Chroicocephalus philadelphia, is a small gull.Adults are 31-34 cm long with a 79-84 cm wingspan. They have a black hood and a short thin dark bill. The body is mainly white with pale grey back and upper wings. The underwing is pale a... - Last revised: Apr 08, 2016
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Brant  [Branta bernicla]
The Brent Goose (Branta bernicla), a goose of the genus Branta, is known in North America as Brant. The spelling "Brant" is the original one, with "Brent" being a later folk-etymological idea that it was derived from a classical Greek waterbird name brent... - Last revised: Apr 29, 2013
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Brown Pelican  [Pelecanus occidentalis]
The Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) is the smallest of the eight species of pelican, although it is a large bird in nearly every other regard. It is 106-137 cm (42-54 in) in length, weighs from 2.75 to 5.5 kg (6-12 lbs) and has a wingspan from 1.83... - Last revised: Feb 29, 2016
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Burrowing Owl  [Athene cunicularia]
The Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) is a small, long-legged owl found throughout open landscapes of North and South America. Burrowing owls can be found in grasslands, rangelands, agricultural areas, deserts, or any other dry, open area with low vegeta... - Last revised: Aug 28, 2012
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California Towhee  [Melozone crissalis]
The California Towhee, Pipilo crissalis, is a bird of the family Emberizidae, native to the coastal regions of western Oregon and California in the United States and Baja California Sur in Mexico.The taxonomy of this species has been debated. At the highe... - Last revised: Apr 27, 2012
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Cattle Egret  [Bubulcus ibis]
The Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) is a small white heron. It is the only member of the monotypic genus Bubulcus.The Cattle Egret is a stocky species, averaging 51 cm long and weighing 200-600 g, with a short thick bill. The non-breeding adult has all-white... - Last revised: Apr 28, 2010
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Clapper Rail  [Rallus longirostris]
The Clapper Rail (Rallus longirostris) is a member of the rail family, Rallidae. It is found along the east coast of North America, the coasts and some islands of the Caribbean, and across northern South America to eastern Brazil. On the west coast, it br... - Last revised: Aug 09, 2009
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Common Goldeneye  [Bucephala clangula]
The Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) is a medium sized sea duck of the genus Bucephala, the goldeneyes. Their closest relative is the similar Barrow's goldeneye.Adult males ranges from 45-52 cm (18-21 inches) and from 888 to 1400 grams (1.9 to 3.1 lb... - Last revised: Feb 16, 2016
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Common Ground-dove  [Columbina passerina]
The Common Ground Dove (Columbina passerina) is a small New World tropical dove. It is a resident breeder from Bermuda, through the southmost USA, Mexico and the Caribbean, to South America, and is found as far south as northern Brazil.The Common Ground D... - Last revised: Feb 18, 2015
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Common Tern  [Sterna hirundo]
The Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae. This bird has a circumpolar distribution breeding in temperate and sub-arctic regions of Europe, Asia and east and central North America. It is strongly migratory, wintering in th... - Last revised: May 19, 2015
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Curve-billed Thrasher  [Toxostoma curvirostre]
The Curve-billed Thrasher (Toxostoma curvirostre) is a perching bird of the thrasher group native to the southwestern United States and much of Mexico.The Curve-billed Thrasher is generally 25-28 cm (10 to 12 inches) in length, slender in build with a lon... - Last revised: Nov 27, 2012
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Desert Cottontail
The Desert Cottontail (Sylvilagus audubonii), also known as Audubon's Cottontail, is a New World cottontail rabbit, a member of the family Leporidae.The Desert Cottontail is found throughout the central United States from eastern Montana to western Texas,... - Last revised: Dec 06, 2012
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Double-crested Cormorant  [Phalacrocorax auritus]
The Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) is a member of the cormorant family of seabirds. It occurs along inland waterways as well as in coastal areas and is widely distributed across North America. Once threatened by use of DDT, the numbers o... - Last revised: Apr 29, 2014
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Dunlin  [Calidris alpina]
The Dunlin, Calidris or Erolia alpina, is a small wader. It is a circumpolar breeder in Arctic or subarctic regions. Birds that breed in northern Europe and Asia are long-distance migrants, wintering south to Africa and southeast Asia. Birds that breed in... - Last revised: Apr 08, 2016
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Eared Grebe  [Podiceps nigricollis]
The Black-necked Grebe, Podiceps nigricollis, is a member of the grebe family of waterbirds. It occurs on every continent except Australia and Antarctica.The Black-necked Grebe is 28–34 cm (12"-14") long. The adult is unmistakable in summer with a black h... - Last revised: Nov 16, 2016
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Eurasian Collared-Dove  [Streptopelia decaocto]
The Eurasian Collared Dove, Streptopelia decaocto, also called the Eurasian Collared-Dove or simply the Collared Dove, is one of the great colonisers of the avian world. Its original range was warmer temperate regions from southeastern Europe to Japan. Ho... - Last revised: Aug 05, 2013
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Gambel's Quail  [Callipepla gambelii]
The Gambel's Quail, Callipepla gambelii, is a small ground-dwelling bird in the New World quail family. It inhabits the desert regions of Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Texas, and Sonora. The Gambel's quail is named in honor of W... - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Glaucous-winged Gull  [Larus glaucescens]
The Glaucous-winged Gull, Larus glaucescens, is a large, white-headed gull residing from the Aleutians to the western coast of Alaska to the coast of Washington. It also breeds on the northwest coast of Alaska. During non-breeding seasons they can be foun... - Last revised: Feb 04, 2016
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Great Blue Heron  [Ardea herodias]
The Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias, is a wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, common over most of North and Central America as well as the West Indies and the Galápagos Islands, except for the far north, or in deserts and high mountains where there... - Last revised: Mar 18, 2014
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Greater Roadrunner  [Geococcyx californianus]
The Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) is a large, long-legged bird in the cuckoo family, Cuculidae. It is one of the two roadrunner species in the genus Geococcyx. The roadrunner is also known as a Chaparral.The adult is about 56 cm long with a... - Last revised: Aug 28, 2012
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Gull-billed Tern  [Gelochelidon nilotica]
The Gull-billed Tern, Gelochelidon nilotica, formerly Sterna nilotica (Bridge et al., 2005), is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae.It breeds in warmer parts of the world in southern Europe (and a very small isolated population in northern Germany and... - Last revised: Aug 31, 2012
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Herring Gull  [Larus argentatus]
The Herring Gull, Larus argentatus, is a large gull which breeds across North America, Europe and Asia. Some herring gulls, especially those resident in colder areas, migrate further south in winter, but many are permanent residents, e.g. those on the low... - Last revised: Feb 29, 2016
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Laughing Gull  [Leucophaeus atricilla]
The Laughing Gull, Leucophaeus atricilla, is a medium-sized gull of North and South America. It breeds on the Atlantic coast of North America, the Caribbean, southern California, USA, and northern South America. Northernmost populations migrate further so... - Last revised: Jan 28, 2013
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Least Sandpiper  [Calidris minutilla]
The Least Sandpiper, Calidris or Erolia minutilla, is the smallest shorebird.This species has yellowish legs and a short thin dark bill. Breeding adults are brown with dark brown streaks on top and white underneath. They have a light line above the eye an... - Last revised: Apr 20, 2015
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Lesser Scaup  [Aythya affinis]
Adults are 38-45 cm long, with a blue bill and yellow eyes. Adult males have a dark head with a purple sheen, a black breast, a light grey back, a black tail and white underparts. Adult females have a white band at the base of the bill and a brown head an... - Last revised: Jan 03, 2016
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Lesser Yellowlegs  [Tringa flavipes]
The Lesser Yellowlegs, Tringa flavipes, is a medium-sized shorebird similar in appearance to the larger Greater Yellowlegs. It is not closely related to this bird, however, but instead to the much larger and quite dissimilar willet (Pereira & Baker, 2005)... - Last revised: Oct 17, 2011
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Lincoln's Sparrow  [Melospiza lincolnii]
The Lincoln's Sparrow, Melospiza lincolnii, is a medium-sized sparrow.Adults have dark-streaked olive-brown upperparts with a light brown breast with fine streaks, a white belly and a white throat. They have a brown cap with a grey stripe in the middle, o... - Last revised: Jun 11, 2012
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Loggerhead Shrike  [Lanius ludovicianus]
The Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus) is a passerine bird. It is the only member of the shrike family endemic to North America.These birds have a large hooked bill; the head and back are grey with white underparts. They have black wings and tail, wi... - Last revised: Dec 10, 2012
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Long-billed Dowitcher  [Limnodromus scolopaceus]
The Long-billed Dowitcher, Limnodromus scolopaceus, is a medium-sized shorebird.Adults have yellowish legs and a long straight dark bill. The body is dark brown on top and reddish underneath with spotted throat and breast, bars on flanks. The tail has a b... - Last revised: Jun 11, 2012
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Merlin  [Falco columbarius]
The Merlin (Falco columbarius) is a smallish falcon that breeds in northern North America, Europe and Asia. In North America it was once and sometimes still is colloquially called "pigeon hawk" though being a falcon it is not very closely related to true... - Last revised: Nov 27, 2012
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Mourning Dove  [Zenaida macroura]
The Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) is a member of the dove family Columbidae. The bird is also called the American Mourning Dove, and formerly was known as the Carolina Pigeon or Carolina Turtledove. It ranges from Central America to southern Canada, in... - Last revised: Jan 28, 2013
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Osprey  [Pandion haliaetus]
The Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), also known colloquially as fishhawk, seahawk or fish eagle, is a medium-large fish-eating bird of prey. However, It is not the same as a sea-eagle. It is found on all continents except Antarctica although in South America i... - Last revised: Oct 03, 2016
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Peregrine Falcon  [Falco peregrinus]
The Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), also known simply as the Peregrine, and historically also as "Duck Hawk" in North America, is a cosmopolitan bird of prey in the family Falconidae. It is a large-sized falcon, females being larger and about the siz... - Last revised: Dec 11, 2012
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Red Knot  [Calidris canutus]
The Red Knot, Calidris canutus (just Knot in Europe), is a medium sized shorebird which breeds in tundra in the far north of Canada, Europe and Russia.North American birds winter in coastal areas on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts as far south as Argentin... - Last revised: Apr 08, 2016
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Red-necked Phalarope  [Phalaropus lobatus]
The Red-necked Phalarope, Phalaropus lobatus, is a small wader. This phalarope breeds in the Arctic regions of North America and Eurasia. It is migratory, and, unusually for a wader, winters at sea on tropical oceans.Red-necked Phalarope is about 18 cm (7... - Last revised: Sep 16, 2013
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Ring-billed Gull  [Larus delawarensis]
The Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) is a medium-sized gull.Adults are 49 cm length and with a 124 cm wingspan. They have a white head, neck and underparts and a relatively short, yellow bill with a dark ring. The back and wings are silver grey and t... - Last revised: Dec 11, 2011
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Ross's Goose  [Chen rossii]
The Ross's Goose (Chen rossii or Anser rossii) is a North American species of goose.The American Ornithologists' Union places this species and the other two "white" geese in the genus Chen rather than the more traditional "grey" goose genus Anser.This goo... - Last revised: Nov 29, 2010
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Sanderling  [Calidris alba]
The Sanderling (Calidris alba, syn. Crocethia alba or Erolia alba) is a small wader. It is a circumpolar Arctic breeder, and is a long-distance migrant, wintering south to South America, South Europe, Africa, and Australia. It is highly gregarious in wint... - Last revised: Apr 08, 2016
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Sandhill Crane  [Grus canadensis]
The Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis) is a large crane of North America and extreme northeastern Siberia. They have the longest fossil history of any extant bird, with a 10 million year-old specimen having been found whose structure is identical to the mod... - Last revised: Nov 29, 2010
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Semipalmated Plover  [Charadrius semipalmatus]
The Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) is a small plover.Adults have a grey-brown back and wings, a white belly, and a white breast with one black neckband. They have a brown cap, a white forehead, a black mask around the eyes and a short orang... - Last revised: Oct 28, 2015
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Semipalmated Sandpiper  [Calidris pusilla]
The Semipalmated Sandpiper, Calidris pusilla, is a very small shorebird. It is sometimes separated with other "stints" in Erolia but although these apparently form a monophyletic group, the present species' old genus Ereunetes had been proposed before Ero... - Last revised: Jul 16, 2012
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Snow Goose  [Chen caerulescens]
Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens) is a North American species of goose. Its name derives from the typically white plumage. The genus of this bird is disputed. The American Ornithologists' Union and BirdLife International for example place this species and th... - Last revised: May 18, 2013
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Snowy Plover  [Charadrius nivosus]
The Kentish Plover, Charadrius alexandrinus, is a small wader in the plover bird family. Despite its name, this species no longer breeds in Great Britain.It breeds in most subtropical and tropical parts of the world, from southern Europe to Japan and in P... - Last revised: Apr 08, 2016
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Spotted Sandpiper  [Actitis macularius]
The Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularia) is a small shorebird, 18-20 cm long. Together with its sister species, the Common Sandpiper (A. hypoleucos) they make up the genus Actitis. They replace each other geographically; stray birds may settle down with... - Last revised: Apr 09, 2016
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Stilt Sandpiper  [Calidris himantopus]
The Stilt Sandpiper, Micropalama himantopus or Calidris himantopus, is a small shorebird; it bears some resemblance to the smaller calidrid sandpipers or "stints". DNA sequence information is incapable to determine on whether it should be placed in Calidr... - Last revised: Dec 20, 2011
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Taiga Bean-Goose  [Anser fabalis]
The Bean Goose is a medium to large goose breeding in northern Europe and Asia. It has been split into two species by the AOU (2007) and the BOU (year?)--see below. It is migratory and winters further south in Europe and Asia. The bill is black at the bas... - Last revised: Nov 10, 2010
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Western Sandpiper  [Calidris mauri]
The Western Sandpiper, Calidris or Erolia mauri, is a small shorebird.Adults have dark legs and a short thin dark bill, thinner at the tip. The body is brown on top and white underneath. They are reddish-brown on the crown. This bird can be difficult to d... - Last revised: Jun 11, 2012
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White-faced Ibis  [Plegadis chihi]
The White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi) is a wading bird in the ibis family Threskiornithidae.This species breeds colonially in marshes, usually nesting in bushes or low trees. Its breeding range extends from the western USA south through Mexico, as well as... - Last revised: Oct 17, 2011
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Wilson's Phalarope  [Phalaropus tricolor]
The Wilson's Phalarope, Phalaropus tricolor, is a small wader. This bird, the largest of the phalaropes, breeds in the prairies of North America in western Canada and the western United States. It is migratory, wintering around the central Andes in South... - Last revised: Aug 05, 2014
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Wood Stork  [Mycteria americana]
A Wood Stork feeding near a lagoon in Northeastern Florida. Facial detials of a wood stork. The Wood Stork (Mycteria americana) is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. It is a tropical species which breeds in much of South America, Central... - Last revised: Aug 22, 2010
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Yellow-footed Gull  [Larus livens]
The Yellow-footed Gull, Larus livens, is a large gull, closely related to the Western Gull and thought to be a subspecies until the 1960s.Adults are similar in appearance to the Western Gull, with a white head, dark, slate-colored back and wings, and a th... - Last revised: Jan 28, 2013
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