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Bird Species Checklist (Listed Below)

Don't forget to bring your binoculars when visiting us at Blue Heron Campground & Resort. 

 

We have a terrific view of an active great blue heron rookery. 

 

Bald eagles regularly nest just upstream.

 

Listen for the chatter of kingfishers as they dip down to snatch a snack, and help us welcome the return of the cliff swallow colony that raises young under the bridge each year.

 

The following list has been compiled through casual observations over the past few years.  The species listed have been sited on Blue Heron or adjacent properties.

 

Let us know about your local birding adventures!

 

Status

Scientific name 

Common name

Resident

Order: Pelecaniformes:

Family:  Pelecanidae

Family:  Threskiornithidae

 

Pelecanus erythrorhynchos

Plegadis chihi

 

    American white pelican

__ White-faced ibis

 

M

C

Order: Ciconiiformes:

Family: Ardeidae:

Ardea herodias

Ardea alba

Butorides virescens

    Great blue heron

    Great egret

    Green heron

Pr

Sr

B

Order: Anseriformes:

Family: Anatidae

Branta canadensis

Anas discors

Anus platyrhynchos

Cygnus buccinator

     Canada goose

     Blue-winged teal

     Mallard

 __ Trumpeter swan

Pr

W

W

W

Order: Falconiformes:

Family: Accipitridae:

Accipiter cooperii

Accipiter striatus

Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Buteo lineatus

Buteo jamaicensis

Aquila chrysaeos

Circus cyaneus

Pandion haliaetus

     Cooper’s hawk

     Sharp-shinned hawk

     Bald eagle

     Red-shouldered hawk

     Red-tailed hawk

     Golden eagle

     Northern harrier

     Osprey

B

W

W

Pr

Pr

W

B

W

Family: Cathartidae:

Coragyps atratus

Carthartes aura

     Black vulture

     Turkey vulture

Pr

Pr

Family: Falconidae:

Falco sparverius

     American kestrel

Pr

Order: Galliformes:

Family: Phasianidae:

Meleagris gallopavo

Tringa solitaria

Actitus maclaria

     Wild turkey

     Solitary sandpiper

     Spotted sandpiper

Pr

M

M

Order: Charadriiformes:

Family: Charadriidae:

Charadrius vociferous

     Killdeer

Pr

Order: Colombiformes:

Family: Columbidae:

Columba livia

Zenaida macrour

Streptopelia decaocto

     Rock pigeon

     Mourning dove

 __ Eurasian collard-dove

Pr

Pr

Pr

Order: Cuculiformes:

Family: Cuculidae:

Coccyzus americanus

Geococcyx californianus

     Yellow-billed cuckoo

     Greater roadrunner

B

Pr

Order: Strigiformes:

Family:  Strigidae:

Bubo virginiana

Otus asio

Strix varia

     Great horned owl

     Eastern screech owl

     Barred owl

Pr

Pr

Pr

Order: Camprimulgiformes:

Family: Caprimulgidae:

Chordeiles minor

Caprimulgus vociferus

     Common nighthawk

 __ Whip-poor-will

M

B

Order: Coraciiformes:

Family:  Alcedinidae:

Ceryle alcyon      Belted kingfisher

Pr

Order: Apodiformes:

Family: Apodidae:

Chaetura pelagica

     Chimney swift

B

Family:  Trochilidae:

Archilochus colubris      Ruby-throated hummingbird

B

Order: Picidae:

Family: Picidae:

Colaptes auratus

Melanerpes carolinus

Melanerpes erythrocephalus

Picoides pubescens

Dryocopus pileatus

     Northern flicker

     Red-bellied woodpecker

     Red-headed woodpecker

     Downy woodpecker

     Pileated woodpecker

Pr

Pr

Pr

Pr

Pr

Order: Passeriformes:

Family: Tyrannidae:

 

 

Family: Hirundinidae:

Sayornis phoebe

Tyrannus forficatus

Tyrannus tyrannus

Contopus virens

Progne subis

     Eastern phoebe

     Scissor-tailed flycatcher

     Eastern kingbird

 __ Eastern wood-pewee

 __ Purple martin

B

B

B

B

B

Family: Corvidae:

Cyanocitta cristata

Corvus brachyrhynchos

Corvus ossifragus 

     Blue jay

     American crow

     Fish crow

Pr

Pr

B

Family: Hirundinidae:

Hirundo pyrrhonota

Hirundo rustica

     Cliff swallow

     Barn swallow

B

B

Family: Paridae:

Poecile carolinensis

Baeolophus bicolor

     Carolina chickadee

     Tufted titmouse

Pr

Pr

Family: Sittidae:

Sitta carolinensis

     White-breasted nuthatch

Pr

Family: Troglodytidae:

Thryothorus ludovicianus

     Carolina wren

Pr

Family: Sylviidae:

Polioptila caerulea

     Blue-gray gnatcatcher

B

Family: Turdidae:

Sialia sialis

Turdus migratorius

     Eastern bluebird

     American robin

Pr

Pr

Family: Mimidae:

Mimus polyglottos

Toxostoma rufum

     Northern mockingbird

     Brown thrasher

Pr

Pr

Family: Bombycillidae:

Bombycilla cedrorum

 __ Cedar waxwing

W

Family: Sturnidae: 

Sturnus vulgaris

     European starling

Pr

Family: Emberizidae:

Parula americana

Dendroica coronata

Oporornis formosus

 __ Northern parula

     Yellow-rumped warbler

     Kentucky warbler

B

B

B

Family: Thraupidae:

Piranga rubra

     Summer tanager

B

Family: Emberizidae:

Zonotrichia albicollis

Zonotrichia leucophrys

Junco hyemalis

Spizella passerina

Melospiza melodia

     White-throated sparrow

     White-crowned sparrow

     Dark-eyed junco

 __ Chirping sparrow

 __ Song sparrow

W

W

W

B

W

Family: Passeridae

Passer domesticus  __ House sparrow

Pr

Family: Cardinalidae:

Cardinalis cardinalis

Passerina cyanea

Guiraca caerulea

Pheucticus ludovicianus

Passerina ciris

     Northern cardinal

     Indigo bunting

     Blue grosbeak

 __ Rose-breasted grosbeak

 __ Painted bunting

Pr

B

B

M

B

Family: Icteridae:

Agelaius phoeniceus

Sturnella magna

Molothrus ater

Quiscalus quiscula

Icterus spurius

     Red-winged blackbird

     Eastern meadowlark

     Brown-headed cowbird

     Common grackle

     Orchard oriole

Pr

Pr

Pr

Pr

Sr

Family: Fringillidae:

Carpodacus mexicanus

Carduelis tristis

     House finch

     American goldfinch

Pr

Pr

Resident Status

W = wintering (not breeding)                   

M = migrant                                                

B  = breeding 

Sr = summer resident (not breeding)

Pr = permanent resident 

C  = casual or accidental

   

 

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150 Blue Heron Dr.
P.O. Box 1253
Flippin, Arkansas 72634

870-453-GoRV (4678)

870-736-1477 (Cell)

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