Showy Lady Slipper
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Birds of Larose Forest


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Christine Hanrahan, with additions from Ken Allison, Manon Besner, Bob Bracken, Gerhard Bruins, John Cartwright, Peter Fuller, Bernie Ladouceur, Chris Lewis, Ghislaine Rozon, and Larose BioBlitz participants

Legend
* = Species known to breed in the forest
*? = Species thought to nest in the forest but no evidence has yet been found

142 species (April 2013)

The number of species found in Larose Forest continues to climb. This list has increased from 87 species since spring 2003.

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ANATIDAE — DUCKS
Branta canadensis — Canada Goose*
Aix sponsa — Wood Duck*
Anas americana — American Wigeon
Anas rubripes — American Black Duck
Anas platyrhynchos — Mallard*
Anas discors — Blue-winged Teal*
Anas crecca — Green-winged teal*
Aythya affinis — Lesser Scaup
Lophodytes cucullatus — Hooded merganser*

PHASIANIDAE — PARTRIDGES
Bonasa umbellus — Ruffed Grouse*
Meleagris gallopavo — Wild Turkey

PODICIPEDIDAE — GREBES
Podilymbus podiceps — Pied-billed Grebe*

PHALACROCORACIDAE — CORMORANTS
Phalacrocorax auritus — Double-crested Cormorant

ARDEIDAE — HERONS
Botaurus lentiginosus — American Bittern*
Ardea herodias — Great Blue Heron*
Butorides virescens — Green heron*?

CATHARTIDAE — VULTURES
Cathartes aura — Turkey Vulture*?

ACCIPITRIDAE — HAWKS
Haliaeetus leucocephalus — Bald Eagle
Circus cyaneus — Northern Harrier
Accipiter striatus — Sharp-shinned Hawk*
Accipitrer cooperii — Cooper's Hawk*
Accipiter gentilis — Northern Goshawk*
Buteo lineatus — Red-shouldered Hawk
Buteo platypterus — Broad-winged Hawk*
Buteo jamaicensis — Red-tailed Hawk
Aquila chrysaetos — Golden Eagle

FALCONIDAE — FALCONS
Falco columbarius — Merlin*

RALLIDAE — RAILS
Rallus limicola — Virginia Rail*
Porzana carolina — Sora*

GRUIDAE — CRANES
Grus canadensis — Sandhill Crane

SCOLOPACIDAE — SHOREBIRDS
Actitis macularius — Spotted Sandpiper
Tringa solitaria — Solitary Sandpiper
Tringa flavipes — Tringa flavipes
Gallinago gallinago — Wilson's Snipe
Scolopax minor — American Woodcock*

LARIDAE — GULLS
Larus delawarensis — Ring-billed Gull

COLUMBIDAE — DOVES
Zenaida macroura — Mourning Dove*

CUCULIDAE — CUCKOOS
Coccyzus erythropthalmus — Black-billed Cuckoo*

STRIGIDAE — OWLS
Bubo virginianus — Great Horned Owl*
Strix varia — Barred owl
Surnia ulula — Northern Hawk-owl
Strix nebulosa — Great Gray Owl
Asio Otus — Long-eared Owl
Aegolius funereus — Boreal Owl
Aegolius acadicus — Northern Saw-whet Owl*

CAPRIMULGINAE — GOATSUCKERS
Chordeiles minor — Common Nighthawk
Caprimulgus vociferus — Whip-Poor-Will*

TROCHILIDAEHUMMINGBIRDS
Archilochus colubris — Ruby-throated Hummingbird*

ALCEDINIDAE — KINGFISHERS
Ceryle alcyon — Belted Kingfisher*

PICIDAE — WOODPECKERS
Melanerpes erythrocephalus — Red-headed Woodpecker*?
Sphyrapicus varius — Yellow-bellied Sapsucker*
Picoides pubescens — Downy Woodpecker*
Picoides villosus — Hairy Woodpecker*
Colaptes auratus — Northern Flicker*
Dryocopus pileatus — Pileated Woodpecker*
Picoides dorsalis — American Three-toed Woodpecker
Picoides arcticus — Black-backed Woodpecker

TYRANNIDAE — FLYCATCHERS
Contopus cooperi — Olive-sided Flycatcher*?
Contopus virens — Eastern Wood-Pewee*
Empidonax flaviventris — Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Empidonax alnorum — Alder Flycatcher*
Empidonax minimus — Least Flycatcher*
Sayornis phoebe — Eastern Phoebe*
Myiarchus crinitus — Great Crested Flycatcher*
Tyrannus tyrannus — Eastern Kingbird*

LANIIDAE — SHRIKES
Lanius excubitor — Northern Shrike

VIREONIDAE — VIREOS
Vireo flavifrons — Yellow-throated Vireo*?
Vireo solitarius — Blue-headed Vireo*
Vireo gilvus — Warbling Vireo*
Vireo olivaceus — Red-eyed Vireo*

CORVIDAE — JAYS AND CROWS
Cyanocitta cristata — Blue Jay*
Corvus brachyrhynchos — American Crow*
Corvus corax — Common Raven*

HIRUNDINIDAE — SWALLOWS
Tachycineta bicolor — Tree Swallow*
Hirundo rustica — Barn Swallow

PARIDAE — CHICKADEES
Poecile atricappilus — Black-capped Chickadee*

SITTIDAE — NUTHATCHES
Sitta canadensis — Red-breasted Nuthatch*
Sitta carolinensis — White-breasted Nuthatch*

CERTHIIDAE — CREEPERS
Certhia americana — Brown Creeper*

TROGLODYTIDAE — WRENS
Troglodytes aedon — House Wren*
Troglodytes troglodytes — Winter Wren*

REGULIDAE — KINGLETS
Regulus satrapa — Golden-crowned Kinglet *
Regulus calendula — Ruby-crowned Kinglet*?

TURDIDAE — THRUSHES
Sialia sialis — Eastern Bluebird*
Catharus fuscescens — Veery*
Catharus guttatus — Hermit Thrush*
Hylocichla mustelina — Wood Thrush*
Turdus migratorius — American Robin*

MIMIDAE — MOCKINGBIRDS, THRASHERS
Dumetella carolinensis — Gray Catbird*

STURNIDAE — STARLINGS
Sturnus vulgaris — European Starling*

BOMBYCILLIDAE — WAXWINGS
Bombycilla garrulus — Bohemian Waxwing
Bombycilla cedrorum — Cedar Waxwing*

PARULIDAE — WOOD-WARBLERS
Vermivora peregrina — Tennessee Warbler
Vermivora ruficapilla — Nashville Warbler*
Dendroica petechia — Yellow Warbler*
Dendroica pensylvanica — Chestnut-sided Warbler*
Dendroica magnolia — Magnolia Warbler*
Dendroica tigrina — Cape May Warbler*
Dendroica caerulescens — Black-throated Blue Warbler*
Dendroica coronata — Yellow-rumped Warbler*
Dendroica virens — Black-throated Green Warbler*
Dendroica fusca — Blackburnian Warbler*
Dendroica palmarum — Palm Warbler
Dendroica castanea — Bay-breasted Warbler
Dendroica striata — Blackpoll
Dendroica pinus — Pine Warbler*
Mniotilta varia — Black-and-white Warbler*
Setophaga ruticilla — American Redstart*
Seiurus aurocapilla — Ovenbird*
Seiurus noveboracensis — Northern Waterthrush*
Oporornis agilis — Connecticut Warbler
Oporornis philadelphia — Mourning Warbler*
Geothlypis trichas — Common Yellowthroat*
Wilsonia pusilla — Wilson's Warbler
Wilsonia canadensis — Canada Warbler*

THRAUPIDAE — TANAGERS
Piranga olivacea — Scarlet Tanager*?

EMBERIZIDAE — SPARROWS
Pipilo erythrophthalmus — Eastern Towhee*
Spizella arborea — American Tree Sparrow
Spizella passerina — Chipping Sparrow*
Passerculus sandwichensis — Savannah Sparrow
Passerella iliaca — Fox Sparrow
Melospiza melodia — Song Sparrow*
Melospiza lincolnii — Lincoln's Sparrow
Melospiza georgiana — Swamp Sparrow*
Zonotrichia albicollis — White-throated Sparrow*
Zonotrichia leucophrys — White-crowned Sparrow
Junco hyemalis — Dark-eyed Junco*

CARDINALIDAE — CARDINALS
Cardinalis cardinalis — Northern Cardinal*
Pheucticus ludovicianus — Rose-breasted Grosbeak*
Passerina cyanea — Indigo Bunting*

ICTERIDAE — BLACKBIRDS
Agelaius phoeniceus — Red-winged Blackbird*
Euphagus carolinus — Rusty Blackbird
Quiscalus quiscula — Common Grackle*
Molothrus ater — Brown-headed Cowbird*
Icterus galbula — Baltimore Oriole*

FRINGILLIDAE — FINCHES
Pinicola enucleator — Pine Grosbeak
Carpodacus purpureus — Purple Finch*
Loxia curvirostra — Red Crossbill
Loxia leucoptera — White-winged Crossbill*
Carduelis pinus — Pine Siskin*
Carduelis tristis — American Goldfinch*
Coccothraustes vespertinus — Evening Grosbeak*



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