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    Everglades

    National Park Florida

Bird Species List

Bird Species List for Everglades National Park¹
E = Federally Endangered
T = Federally Threatened
I = Invasive/Exotic
U = Unknown

 
Common Name Scientific Name

Status

Order Anseriformes (Swans, Geese, & Ducks)

Wood Duck Aix sponsa
Northern Pintail Anas acuta
American Wigeon Anas americana
White-cheeked Pintail Anas bahamensis
Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
Cinnamon Teal Anas cyanoptera
Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
Mottled Duck Anas fulvigula
Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
American Black Duck Anas rubripes
Gadwall Anas strepera
Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis
Redhead Aythya americana
Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
Greater Scaup Aythya marila
Canvasback Aythya valisineria
Brant Branta bernicla
Canada Goose Branta canadensis
Bufflehead Bucephala albeola
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula
Snow Goose Chen caerulescens
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis
Black-bellied Whistling Duck Dendrocygna autumnalis
Fulvous Whistling Duck Dendrocygna bicolor
Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus
White-winged Scoter Melanitta fusca
Black Scoter Melanitta nigra
Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator
Masked Duck Nomonyx dominicus
Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis
Common Eider Somateria mollissima

Order Apodiformes (Swifts and Hummingbirds)

Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris
Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
Rufous Hummingbird Selasphorus rufus

Order Caprimulgiformes (Goatsuckers)

Chuck-will's-widow Caprimulgus carolinensis
Whip-poor-will Caprimulgus vociferus
Lesser Nighthawk Chordeiles acutipennis
Antillean Nighthawk Chordeiles gundlachii
Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor

Order Charadriiformes (Shorebirds, Gulls, & Terns)

Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularia
Brown Noddy Anous stolidus
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Calidris acuminata
Sanderling Calidris alba
Dunlin Calidris alpina
Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii
Red Knot Calidris canutus
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis
Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla
Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla
Willet Catoptrophorus semipalmatus
Snowy Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
Piping Plover Charadrius melodus

T

Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus
Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
Wilson's Plover Charadrius wilsonia
Black Tern Chlidonias niger
Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus
Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus
Herring Gull Larus argentatus
Lauging Gull Larus atricilla
Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus
Bonaparte's Gull Larus philadelphia
Franklin's Gull Leucophaeus pipixcan
Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus
Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus
Marbled Godwit Limosa fedoa
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
Hudsonian Godwit Limosa haemastica
Stilt Sandpiper Micropalama himantopus
Long-billed Curlew Numenius americanus
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus
Wilson's Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor
Ruff Philomachus pugnax
American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
American Avocet Recurvirostra americana
Black Skimmer Rynchops niger
American Woodcock Scolopax minor
Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus
Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus
Bridled Tern Sterna anaethetus
Least Tern Sterna antillarum
Caspian Tern Sterna caspia
Roseate Tern Sterna dougalli

T

Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri
Sooty Tern Sterna anaethetus
Common Tern Sterna hirundo
Royal Tern Sterna maxima
Gull-billed Tern Sterna nilotica
Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicencis
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria
Buff-breasted Sandpiper Tryngites subruficollis

Order Ciconiiformes (Bitterns, Herons, Ibis, & Storks)

Roseate Spoonbill

Ajaia ajaja

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus
Cattle Egret Bulbulcus ibis
Green-backed Heron Butorides striatus
Great Egret Casmerodius albus
Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea
Reddish Egret Egretta rufescens
Snowy Egret Egretta thula
Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor
White Ibis Eudocimus albus
Scarlet Ibis Eudocimus ruber
Least Bittern Ixobrychus exilis
Wood Stork Mycteria americana

T

Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea
White-faced Ibis Plegadis chihi
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus

Order Columbiformes (Pigeons & Doves)

White-crowned Pigeon Columba Leucocephala
Rock Dove Columba livia

I

Common Ground Dove Columbina passerina
Key West Quail-dove Geotrygon chrysia
Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto

I

White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica

I

Zenaida Dove Zenaida aurita
Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura

Order Coraciiformes (Kingfishers)

Belted Kingfisher Ceryle alcyon

Order Cuculiformes (Cuckoos and Anis)

Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus
Black-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus erythrophthalmus
Mangrove Cuckoo Coccyzus minor
Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani
Groove-billed Ani Crotophaga sulcirostris

Order Falconiformes (Birds of Prey)

Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
Short-tailed Hawk Buteo brachyurus
Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
Rough-legged Hawk Buteo lagopus
Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni
Turkey Vulture

Cathartes aura

Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
Black Vulture Coragyps atratus

Swallow-tailed Kite Elanoides forficatus

White-tailed Kite Elanus caeruleus

Merlin Falco columbarius
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus

Arctic Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus tundrius

T

American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Mississippi Kite Ictinia mississippiensis

Osprey Pandion haliaetus
Crested Caracara Polyborus plancus
Snail Kite Rostrhamus sociabilis

E

Order Galliformes (Gallinaceous Birds)

Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus
Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Order Gaviidae (Loons)

Common Loon Gavia immer
Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata

Order Gruiformes (Cranes, Rails, & Limpkins)

Limpkin Aramus guarauna
Yellow Rail Coturnicops noveboracensis
American Coot Fulica americana
Common Moorhen Galinula chloropus
Sandhill Crane Grus canadensis
Black Rail Laterallus jamaicensis
Purple Gallinule Porphyrula martinica
Sora Porzana carolina
King Rail Rallus elegans
Virginia Rail Rallus limicola
Clapper Rail Rallus longirostris

Order Passeriformes (Passerines)

Common Myna Acridotheres tristis

I

Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
Bachman's Sparrow Aimophila aestivalis
Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow Ammodramus caudacutus
LeCont's Sparrow Ammodramus leconteii
Seaside Sparrow Ammodramus maritimus
Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow Ammodramus maritimus mirabilis

E

Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow Ammodramus nelsoni
Grasshopper Sparrow Ammodramus savannarum
American Pipit Anthus rubescens
Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
Lark Bunting Calamospiza melanocorys
Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus
Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
Pine Siskin Carduelis pinus
American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis
Veery Catharus fuscescens
Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
Gray-cheecked Thrush Catharus minimus
Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
Lark Sparrow Chondestes grammacus
Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
Sedge Wren Cistothorus platensis
Bananquit Coereba flaveola
Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens
Fish Crow Corvus ossifragus
American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
Black-throated Blue Warbler Dendroica caerulescens
Bay-breasted Warbler Dendroica castanea
Cerulean Warbler Dendroica cerulea
Yellow-rumped Warbler Dendroica coronata
Yellow-throated Warbler Dendroica dominica
Prairie Warbler Dendroica discolor
Blackburnian Warbler Debdriuca fusca
Magnolia Warbler Dendroica magnolia
Palm Warbler Dendroica palmarum
Black-throated Gray Warbler Dendroica nigrescens
Chestnut-sided Warbler Dendroica pensylvanica
Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechia
Pine Warbler Dendroica pinus
Blackpoll Warbler Dendroica striata
Cape May Warbler Dendroica tigrina
Black-throated Green Warbler Dendroica virens
Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus
Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
Willow Flycatcher Empidonax traillii
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Empidonax flaviventris
Least Flycatcher Empidonax minimus
Acadian Flycatcher Empidonax virescens
Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris
Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus
Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
Hill Myna Gracula religiosa

I

Blue Grosbeak Guiraca caerulea
Worm-eating Warbler Helmitheros vermivorus
Cave Swallow Hirundo fulva
Cliff Swallow Hirundo pyrrhonota
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina
Yellow-breasted Chat Icteria virens
Bullock's Oriole Icterus bullockii
Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula
Spot-breasted Oriole Icterus pectoralis
Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius
Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus
Swainson's Warbler Limnothlypis swainsonii
Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
Bahama Mockingbird Mimus gundlachii
Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia
Bronzed Cowbird Molothrus aeneus
Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
Shiny Cowbird Molothrus bonariensis
Great Crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus
Brown-crested Flycatcher Myiarchus tyrannulus
Connecticut Warbler Oporornis agilis
Kentucky Warbler Oporornis formosus
Mourning Warbler Oporornis philadelphia
Northern Parula Parula americana
Tufted Titmouse Parus bicolor
House Sparrow Passer domesticus

I

Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
Laxuli Bunting Passerina amoena
Painted Bunting Passerina ciris
Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus
Black-headed Grosbeak Pheucticus melanocephalus
Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
Western Tanager Piranga ludoviciana
Scarlet Tanater Piranga olivacea
Summer Tanager Piranga rubra
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
Vesper Sparrow Pooecetes gramineus
Purple Martin Progne subis
Prothonotary Warbler Protonotaria citrea
Vermilion Flycatcher Pyrocephalus rubinus
Boat-tailed Grackle Quiscalus major
Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia
Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
Say's Phoebe Sayornis saya
Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapillus
Louisiana Waterthrush Seiurus motacilla
Northern Waterthrush Seiurus noveboracensis
American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
Mountain Bluebird Sialia currucoides
Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
Brown-headed Nuthatch Sitta pusilla
Western Spindalis Spindalis zena
Dickcissel Spiza americana
Clay-colored Sparrow Spizella pallida
Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla
Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
European Starling Sturnus vulgaris

I

Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
Bahama Swallow Tachycineta cyaneoviridis
Brown Thrasher Taxostoma rufum
Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
Black-faced Grassquit Tiaris bicolor
Yellow-faced Grassquit Tiaris olivaceus
House Wren Troglodytes aedon
American Robin Turdus migratorius
Gray Kingbird Tyrannus dominicensis
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus
Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus
Fork-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus savana
Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus
Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis
Orange-crowned Warbler Vermivora celata
Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera
Tennessee Warbler Vermivora peregrina
Blue-winged Warbler Vermivora pinus
Nashville Warbler Vermivora ruficapilla
Black-whiskered Vireo Vireo altiloquus
Bell's Vireo Vireo bellii
Thick-billed Vireo Vireo crassirostris
Yellow-throadted Vireo Vireo flavifrons
White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus
Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus
Philadelphia Vireo Vireo philadelphicus
Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
Canada Warbler Wilsonia canadensis
Hooded Warbler Wilsonia citrina
Wilson's Warbler Wilsonia pusilla
Yellow-headed Blackbird Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus
White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys

Order Pelicaniformes (Boobies, Pelicans, Cormorants, & Anhingas)

Anhinga Anhinga anhinga
Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens
Northern Gannet Morus bassanus
American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhnchos
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster

Order Phoenicopteriformes (Flamingos)

Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber

Order Piciformes (Woodpeckers & Allies)

Ivory-billed Woodpecker Campephilus principalis
Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus
Red-cockaded Woodpecker Picoides borealis

E

Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius

Order Podicipediformes (Grebes)

Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena
Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps

Order Procellariiformes (Shearwaters & Petrels)

Wilson's Storm-petrel Oceanites oceanicus
Leach's Storm-petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa
Great Shearwater Puffinus gravis
Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus
Audubon's Shearwater Puffinus lherminieri

Order Psittaciformes (Parrots & Parakeets)

Budgerigar Melopsittacus undulatus

Monk Parakeet Myiopsitta monachus

I

Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri

Order Strigidae (Typical Owls)

Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus
Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia
Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus

Eastern Screech Owl Otus asio
Barred Owl Strix varia
Barn Owl Tyto alba
 

¹Bass, O. & Cunningham, R. (2006) Everglades National Park Bird Checklist. Miami: Everglades Association.

²National Park Service. (1997) Threatened & Endangered Species of South Florida's National Parks. Miami: Everglades Association.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The Everglades served as the backdrop for much of the military action during the Seminole Wars. The Seminole and Miccosukee people sought refuge within the isolated and relatively unknown expanse of land and water.