Check List
of the Birds of Westchester County, NY

Updated 9/3/07

WATERFOWL
___Greater White-fronted Goose
___ Snow Goose
___ Brant
___ Canada Goose
___ Mute Swan
___ Tundra Swan
___ Wood Duck
___ Gadwall
___ Eurasian Wigeon
___ American Wigeon
___ American Black Duck
___ Mallard
___ Blue-winged Teal
___ Northern Shoveler
___ Northern Pintail
___ Green-winged Teal
___ Canvasback
___ Redhead
___ Ring-necked Duck
___ Greater Scaup
___ Lesser Scaup
___ Surf Scoter
___ White-winged Scoter
___ Black Scoter
___ Long-tailed Duck
___ Bufflehead
___ Common Goldeneye
___ Hooded Merganser
___ Common Merganser
___ Red-breasted Merganser
___ Ruddy Duck

GALLINACEOUS BIRDS
___ Ring-necked Pheasant
___ Ruffed Grouse
___ Wild Turkey
___ Northern Bobwhite

LOONS
___ Red-throated Loon
___ Common Loon

GREBES
___ Pied-billed Grebe
___ Horned Grebe
___ Red-necked Grebe

PELICANS and Allies
___ Northern Gannet
___ Double-crested Cormorant
___ Great Cormorant

HERONS and Allies
___ American Bittern
___ Least Bittern
___ Great Blue Heron
___ Great Egret
___ Snowy Egret
___ Little Blue Heron
___ Tricolored Heron
___ Cattle Egret
___ Green Heron
___ Black-crowned Night-Heron
___ Yellow-crowned N.-Heron
___ Glossy Ibis

New World Vultures
___ Black Vulture
___ Turkey Vulture

DIURNAL RAPTORS
___ Osprey
___ Bald Eagle
___ Northern Harrier
___ Sharp-shinned Hawk
___ Cooper's Hawk
___ Northern Goshawk
___ Red-shouldered Hawk
___ Broad-winged Hawk
___ Red-tailed Hawk
___ Rough-legged Hawk
___ Golden Eagle
___ American Kestrel
___ Merlin
___ Peregrine Falcon

CRANES and Allies
___ Clapper Rail
___ King Rail
___ Virginia Rail
___ Sora
___ Common Moorhen
___ American Coot

SHOREBIRDS and GULLS
___ Black-bellied Plover
___ American Golden-Plover
___ Semipalmated Plover
___ Killdeer
___ American Oystercatcher
___ Greater Yellowlegs
___ Lesser Yellowlegs
___ Solitary Sandpiper
___ Willet
___ Spotted Sandpiper
___ Upland Sandpiper
___ Whimbrel
___ Hudsonian Godwit
___ Marbled Godwit
___ Ruddy Turnstone
___ Red Knot
___ Sanderling
___ Semipalmated Sandpiper
___ Western Sandpiper
___ Least Sandpiper
___ White-rumped Sandpiper
___ Baird's Sandpiper
___ Pectoral Sandpipe
___ Purple Sandpiperr
___ Dunlin
___ Stilt Sandpiper
___ Short-billed Dowitcher
___ Long-billed Dowitcher
___ Wilson's Snipe
___ American Woodcock
___ Wilson's Phalarope
___ Laughing Gull
___ Bonaparte's Gull
___ Ring-billed Gull
___ Herring Gull
___ Iceland Gull
___ Lesser Black-backed Gull
___ Glaucous Gull
___ Great Black-backed Gull
___ Caspian Tern
___ Common Tern
___ Forster's Tern
___ Least Tern
___ Black Tern
___ Black Skimmer

DOVES
___ Rock Pigeon
___ Mourning Dove

PARAKEETS
___ Monk Parakeet

CUCKOOS
___ Black-billed Cuckoo
___ Yellow-billed Cuckoo

NOCTURNAL RAPTORS
___ Barn Owl
___ Eastern Screech-Owl
___ Great Horned Owl
___ Snowy Owl
___ Barred Owl
___ Long-eared Owl
___ Short-eared Owl
___ Northern Saw-whet Owl

GOATSUCKERS
___ Common Nighthawk
___ Whip-poor-will

SWIFTS and HUMMINGBIRDS
___ Chimney Swift
___ Ruby-throated Hummingbird

KINGFISHERS
___ Belted Kingfisher

WOODPECKERS
___ Red-headed Woodpecker
___ Red-bellied Woodpecker
___ Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
___ Downy Woodpecker
___ Hairy Woodpecker
___ Northern Flicker
___ Pileated Woodpecker

 

PERCHING BIRDS (PASSERINES)
Tyrant Flycatchers
___ Olive-sided Flycatcher
___ Eastern Wood-Pewee
___ Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
___ Acadian Flycatcher
___ Alder Flycatcher
___ Willow Flycatcher
___ Least Flycatcher
___ Eastern Phoebe
___ Great Crested Flycatcher
___ Eastern Kingbird

Shrikes
___ Loggerhead Shrike
___ Northern Shrike

Vireos
___ White-eyed Vireo
___ Yellow-throated Vireo
___ Blue-headed Vireo
___ Warbling Vireo
___ Philadelphia Vireo
___ Red-eyed Vireo

Jays and Crows
___ Blue Jay
___ American Crow
___ Fish Crow
___ Common Raven

Larks
___ Horned Lark

Swallows
___ Purple Martin
___ Tree Swallow
___ N. Rough-winged Swallow
___ Bank Swallow
___ Barn Swallow
___ Cliff Swallow

Chickadees
___ Black-capped Chickadee
___ Tufted Titmouse

Nuthatches
___ Red-breasted Nuthatch
___ White-breasted Nuthatch

Creepers
___ Brown Creeper

Wrens
___ Carolina Wren
___ House Wren
___ Winter Wren
___ Marsh Wren

Kinglets
___ Golden-crowned Kinglet
___ Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Gnatcatchers
___ Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Thrushes
___ Eastern Bluebird
___ Veery
___ Gray-cheeked Thrush
___ Bicknell's Thrush
___ Swainson's Thrush
___ Hermit Thrush
___ Wood Thrush
___ American Robin

Mimics
___ Gray Catbird
___ Northern Mockingbird
___ Brown Thrasher

Starlings
___ European Starling

Pipits
___ American Pipit

Waxwings
___ Cedar Waxwing

Wood-Warblers
___ Blue-winged Warbler
___ Golden-winged Warbler
___ Brewster's Warbler (hybrid)
___ Lawrence's Warbler (hybrid)
___ Tennessee Warbler
___ Orange-crowned Warbler
___ Nashville Warbler
___ Northern Parula
___ Yellow Warbler
___ Chestnut-sided Warbler
___ Magnolia Warbler
___ Cape May Warbler
___ Black-throated Blue Warbler
___ Yellow-rumped Warbler
___ Black-throated Green Warbler
___ Blackburnian Warbler
___ Yellow-throated Warbler
___ Pine Warbler
___ Prairie Warbler
___ Palm Warbler
___ Bay-breasted Warbler
___ Blackpoll Warbler
___ Cerulean Warbler
___ Black-and-white Warbler
___ American Redstart
___ Prothonotary Warbler
___ Worm-eating Warbler
___ Ovenbird
___ Northern Waterthrush
___ Louisiana Waterthrush
___ Kentucky Warbler
___ Connecticut Warbler
___ Mourning Warbler
___ Common Yellowthroat
___ Hooded Warbler
___ Wilson's Warbler
___ Canada Warbler
___ Yellow-breasted Chat

Tanagers
___ Summer Tanager
___ Scarlet Tanager

Sparrows
___ Eastern Towhee
___ American Tree Sparrow
___ Chipping Sparrow
___ Field Sparrow
___ Vesper Sparrow
___ Savannah Sparrow
___ Grasshopper Sparrow
___ Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow
___ Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparro
___ Seaside Sparrow
___ Fox Sparrow
___ Song Sparrow
___ Lincoln's Sparrow
___ Swamp Sparrow
___ White-throated Sparrow
___ White-crowned Sparrow
___ Dark-eyed Junco
___ Lapland Longspur
___ Snow Bunting

Grosbeaks
___ Northern Cardinal
___ Rose-breasted Grosbeak
___ Blue Grosbeak
___ Indigo Bunting
___ Dickcissel

Blackbirds
___ Bobolink
___ Red-winged Blackbird
___ Eastern Meadowlark
___ Rusty Blackbird
___ Common Grackle
___ Brown-headed Cowbird
___ Orchard Oriole
___ Baltimore Oriole

Finches
___ Pine Grosbeak
___ Purple Finch
___ House Finch
___ White-winged Crossbill
___ Red Crossbill
___ Common Redpoll
___ Pine Siskin
___ American Goldfinch
___ Evening Grosbeak

Old World Sparrows
___ House Sparrow

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Casual and Accidental species are not included.   Species names and taxonomic order follow AOU Check-list of North American Birds, 7th edition, as modified by 42nd, 43rd, 44th, 45th, 46th, and 47th Supplements.
Prepared by The Hudson River Audubon Society, September 2007
Last Updated September 2007