Checklist of the Birds of the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Kentucky and Tennessee (in progress)

 

Species are listed using the nomenclature and the order of the 7th ed. of the American Ornithologists' Union Check-list (AOU 1998) and supplements thereto.

    The status of each species is listed, as well as its abundance during each season of the year.  Status codes are explained below:

    Abundance codes are explained below:

    Dates for each season are explained below:

    Breeding is denoted with one asterisk (*) after the common name for possible breeders, two asterisks (**) for probable breeders, and three asterisks (***) for confirmed breeders.

 

 

 

 

Common Name Scientific Name Status Sp Su F Wi
____ Canada Goose *** Branta canadensis PR VU VU R R
____ Wood Duck *** Aix sponsa PR U U U VU
____ American Black Duck Anas rubripes WR R R
____ Mallard * Anas platyrhynchos WR VU
____ Blue-winged Teal Anas discors TR R R
____ Green-winged Teal Anas crecca TR R
____ Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris TR R
____ Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata TR R
____ Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus TR R
____ Ruffed Grouse *** Bonasa umbellus PR U U U U
____ Wild Turkey *** Meleagris gallopavo  PR FC FC FC FC
____ Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus formerly PR
____ Common Loon Gavia immer VR R
____ Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps WR VU VU
____ Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus WR R
____ Great Blue Heron * Ardea herodias PR U U U U
____ Green Heron * Butorides virescens SR VU R VU
____ Black Vulture * Coragyps atratus PR FC U U FC
____ Turkey Vulture * Cathartes aura PR FC U FC FC
____ Osprey * Pandion haliaetus TR VU VU
____ Bald Eagle * Haliaeetus leucocephalus WR VU VU VU
____ Northern Harrier Circus cyanea TR R R
____ Sharp-shinned Hawk *** Accipiter striatus PR U VU VU VU
____ Cooper's Hawk *** Accipiter cooperi PR VU VU VU VU
____ Red-shouldered Hawk *** Buteo lineatus PR U U U U
____ Broad-winged Hawk *** Buteo platypterus SR U U U
____ Red-tailed Hawk *** Buteo jamaicensis PR U U U U
____ American Kestrel  Falco sparverius VR R
____ Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus formerly PR
____  Merlin Falco columbarius formerly TR
____ American Coot Fulica americana TR VU
____ Sandhill Crane Grus canadensis TR VU VU
____ Killdeer ** Charadrius vociferus VR VU VU
____ Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius TR VU VU
____ Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria formerly TR
____ Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca TR R
____ Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata WR VU R
____ American Woodcock *** Scolopax minor PR VU VU VU VU
____ Rock Pigeon ** Columba livia PR VU VU VU
____ Mourning Dove *** Zenaida macroura PR FC FC FC FC
____ Yellow-billed Cuckoo *** Coccyzus americanus  SR VU U VU
____ Black-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus erythropthalmus TR R
____ Eastern Screech-Owl ** Megascops asio PR U U U U
____ Great Horned Owl ** Bubo virginianus PR VU VU VU VU
____ Barred Owl *** Strix varia PR U U U U
____ Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus formerly WR
____ Northern Saw-whet Owl * Aegolius acadicus WR VU R VU VU
____ Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor  TR VU
____ Chuck-will's-widow * Caprimulgus carolinensis SR R
____ Eastern Whip-poor-will ** Caprimulgus vociferus SR FC FC VU
____ Chimney Swift * Chaetura pelagica SR U U U
____ Ruby-throat. Hummingbird ** Archilochus colubris SR U U U
____ Belted Kingfisher ** Ceryle alcyon  PR U U U U
____ Red-headed Woodpecker  Melanerpes erythrocephalus VR VU VU R
____ Red-bellied Woodpecker ** Melanerpes carolinus PR U U U U
____ Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius WR U U U
____ Downy Woodpecker *** Picoides pubescens PR FC FC FC FC
____ Hairy Woodpecker ** Picoides villosus PR U U U U
____ Red-cockaded Woodpecker Picoides borealis  formerly PR
____ Northern Flicker *** Colaptes auratus PR U U U U
____ Pileated Woodpecker *** Dryocopus pileatus PR FC FC FC FC
____ Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi TR R R
____ Eastern Wood-Pewee ** Contopus virens  SR U U U
____ Acadian Flycatcher *** Empidonax virescens SR FC FC FC
____ Least Flycatcher Empidonax minimus TR R
____ Eastern Phoebe *** Sayornis phoebe PR FC FC FC U
____ Great Crested Flycatcher ** Myiarchus crinitus SR U U U
____ Eastern Kingbird ** Tyrannus tyrannus SR VU VU
____ Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovianus formerly PR
____ White-eyed Vireo ** Vireo griseus SR FC FC FC
____ Yellow-throated Vireo ** Vireo flavifrons  SR U U U
____ Blue-headed Vireo ** Vireo solitarius SR FC FC FC
____ Philadelphia Vireo Vireo philadelphicus TR VU
____ Red-eyed Vireo ** Vireo olivaceous SR C C FC
____ Blue Jay ** Cyanocitta cristata PR FC FC C FC
____ American Crow ** Corvus brachyrhynchos PR C C C C
____ Purple Martin * Progne subis SR VU VU
____ Tree Swallow  Tachycineta bicolor TR R
____ N. Rough-winged Swallow *** Stelgidopteryx serripennis SR U U VU
____ Barn Swallow *** Hirundo rustica SR VU R VU
____ Carolina Chickadee *** Poecile carolinensis  PR FC FC FC FC
____ Tufted Titmouse *** Baeolophus bicolor PR FC FC FC FC
____ Red-breasted Nuthatch *** Sitta canadensis PR VU R VU U
____ White-breasted Nuthatch *** Sitta carolinensis PR U U U U
____ Brown Creeper Certhia americana WR U U U
____ Carolina Wren *** Thryothorus ludovicianus  PR FC FC FC FC
____ House Wren Troglodytes aedon TR VU VU R
____ Winter Wren Troglodytes hiemalis WR VU VU U
____ Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris TR R
____ Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa WR U U C
____ Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula WR U U U
____ Blue-gray Gnatcatcher *** Polioptila caerulea  SR FC FC U
____ Eastern Bluebird *** Sialia sialis PR U U U U
____ Veery Catharus fuscescens TR R VU
____ Gray-cheeked Thrush Catharus minimus  TR R
____ Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus TR U U
____ Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus WR U U U
____ Wood Thrush ** Hylocichla mustelina SR FC FC U
____ American Robin *** Turdus migratorius PR U U FC FC
____ Gray Catbird * Dumetella carolinensis SR U VU U
____ Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottus VR R R
____ Brown Thrasher *** Toxostoma rufum PR U U U VU
____ European Starling *** Sturnus vulgaris PR VU U FC U
____ American Pipit Anthus rubescens TR R
____ Cedar Waxwing *** Bombycilla cedrorum PR VU VU VU VU
____ Blue-winged Warbler Vermivora cyanoptera TR VU VU
____ Golden-winged Warbler Oreothlypis chrysoptera TR R R
____ Tennessee Warbler Oreothlypis peregrina TR VU U
____ Orange-crowned Warbler Oreothlypis celata TR R
____ Nashville Warbler Vermivora ruficapilla TR R
____ Northern Parula *** Parula americana  SR U U VU
____ Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechia TR R
____ Chestnut-sided Warbler * Dendroica pensylvanica SR U R U
____ Magnolia Warbler Dendroica magnolia TR U U
____ Cape May Warbler Dendroica tigrina TR VU R
____ Black-throated Blue Warbler Dendroica caerulescens TR VU
____ Yellow-rumped Warbler Dendroica coronata WR U FC FC
____ Black-thr. Green Warbler *** Dendroica virens SR FC FC FC
____ Blackburnian Warbler Dendroica fusca TR VU U
____ Yellow-throated Warbler *** Dendroica dominica SR FC FC FC
____ Pine Warbler *** Dendroica pinus PR C C C VU
____ Prairie Warbler *** Dendroica discolor SR U U U
____ Palm Warbler Dendroica palmarum TR VU U
____ Bay-breasted Warbler Dendroica castanea TR VU U
____ Blackpoll Warbler Dendroica striata TR R
____ Cerulean Warbler ** Dendroica cerulea SR R R R
____ Black-and-white Warbler *** Mniotilta varia  SR FC FC U
____ American Redstart ** Setophaga ruticilla SR VU VU U
____ Prothonotary Warbler * Protonotaria citrea SR VU R
____ Worm-eating Warbler *** Helmitheros vermivorum SR FC FC U
____ Swainson's Warbler *** Limnothlypis swainsonii SR U U
____ Ovenbird *** Seiurus aurocapillus  SR C C U
____ Northern Waterthrush Parkesia novaboracensis TR R
____ Louisiana Waterthrush *** Parkesia motacilla SR FC FC VU
____ Kentucky Warbler *** Oporornis formosus  SR U U VU
____ Mourning Warbler Oporornis philadelphia TR R
____ Common Yellowthroat ** Geothlypis trichas SR U U U
____ Hooded Warbler *** Wilsonia citrina  SR C C FC
____ Canada Warbler Wilsonia canadensis TR R R
____ Yellow-breasted Chat *** Icteria virens SR U U VU
____ Summer Tanager ** Piranga rubra SR U VU U
____ American Tree Sparrow Spizella arborea VR R
____ Chipping Sparrow *** Spizella passerina  PR U U U
____ Field Sparrow *** Spizella pusilla  PR U U U
____ Vesper Sparrow Pooecetes gramineus TR VU R
____  Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis WR R
____ Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca WR VU VU U
____ Song Sparrow ** Melospiza melodia  PR VU VU U U
____ Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii TR R
____ Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana WR VU VU VU
____ White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis WR U U FC
____ White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys WR VU
____ Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis  WR U U C
____ Scarlet Tanager *** Piranga olivacea SR FC FC U
____ Eastern Towhee *** Pipilo erythrophthalmus  PR FC FC FC U
____ Northern Cardinal *** Cardinalis cardinalis PR U U U U
____ Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus  TR U U
____ Blue Grosbeak * Passerina caerulea  SR R R
____ Indigo Bunting *** Passerina cyanea  SR FC C U
____ Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus formerly TR
____ Red-winged Blackbird *** Agelaius phoeniceus PR U U U VU
____ Eastern Meadowlark * Sturnella magna VR R R R R
____ Common Grackle *** Quiscalus quiscula PR VU U FC VU
____ Brown-headed Cowbird *** Molothrus ater PR VU U R
____ Orchard Oriole * Icterus spurius  SR R R
____ Baltimore Oriole * Icterus galbula VR R
____ Purple Finch Carpodacus purpureus WR VU VU VU
____ House Finch  Carpodacus mexicanus VR VU VU VU
____ Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra VR R
____ Pine Siskin Spinus pinus VR R VU VU
____ American Goldfinch * Spinus tristis PR U U FC U
____ Evening Grosbeak Coocothrautes vespertinus WR R R
____ House Sparrow *** Passer domesticus PR VU VU VU VU

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