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Waterfowl at Assateague Island
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BITTERNS-HERONS-IBISES BLACKBIRDS-FINCHES
DOVES-CUCKOOS-OWLS-SWIFTS GANNET-PELICANS-CORMORANTS
GULLS-TERNS KINGLETS-THRUSHES-THRASHERS
LARKS-SWALLOWS-JAYS-CROWS LOONS-GREBES
RAILS-CRANES-SANDPIPERS SHEARWATERS-STORM-PETRELS
TANAGERS-SPARROWS TITMICE-NUTHATCHES-WRES
VIREOS-WOOD WARBLERS VULTURES-HAWKS-FALCONS
WATERFOWL WOODPECKERS-FLYCATCHERS
OTHERS

BITTERNS-HERONS-IBISES

American Bittern

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Cattle Egret

Glossy Ibis

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Green Heron

Heron

Least Bittern

Little Blue Heron

Tricolored Heron

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

BLACKBIRDS-FINCHES

American Goldfinch

Baltimore Oriole

Boat-tailed Grackle

Bobolink

Brown-headed Cowbird

Common Grackle

Common Redpoll

Eastern Meadowlark

Evening Grosbeak

House Finch

Orchard Oriole

Pine Siskin

Purple Finch

Red Crossbill

Red-winged Blackbird

Rusty Blackbird

Yellow-headed Blackbird

DOVES-CUCKOOS-OWLS-SWIFTS

Barn Owl

Belted Kingfisher

Black-billed Cuckoo

Chimney Swift

Chuck-will's Widow

Common Nighthawk

Eastern Screech-Owl

Great Horned Owl

Long-eared Owl

Mourning Dove

Rock Dove

Short-eared Owl

Snowy Owl

GANNET-PELICANS-CORMORANTS

American White Pelican

Brown Pelican

Double-crested Cormorant

Great Cormorant

Northern Gannet

GULLS-TERNS

Arctic Tern

Black-headed Gull

Black Skimmer

Black Tern

Bonaparte's Gull

Caspian Tern

Common Tern

Great Black-backed Gull

Gull-gilled Tern

Herring Gull

Laughing Gull

Least Tern

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Ring-billed Gull

Roseate Tern

Royal Tern

Sandwich Tern

LARKS-SWALLOWS-JAYS-CROWS

American Crow

Bank Swallow

Barn Swallow

Blue Jay

Fish Crow

Horned Lark

Northern Rough-winged

Purple Martin

Swallow

Tree Swallow

KINGLETS-THRUSHES-THRASHERS

American Robin

Bicknell's Thrush

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Brown Thrasher

Eastern Bluebird

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Gray Catbird

Hermit Thrush

Northern Mockingbird

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Veery

Wood Thrush

RAILS-CRANES-SANDPIPERS

American Coot

American Oystercatcher

Black Rail

Clapper Rail

Common Moorhen

King Rail

Piping Plover

Purple Gallinule

Sora

Virginia Rail

Yellow Rail

LOONS-GREBES

Common Loon

Eared Grebe

Horned Grebe

Piled-billed Grebe

Red-necked Grebe

Red-throated Loon

SHEARWATERS-STORM-PETRELS

Cory's Shearwater

Greater Shearwater

Sooty Shearwater

Wilson's Storm-Petrel

TITMICE-NUTHATCHES-WRES

Brown Creeper

Brown-headed Nuthatch

Carolina Chickadee

Carolina Wren

House Wren

Marsh Wren

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Sedge Wren

Tufted Titmouse

White-breasted Nuthatch

Winter Wren

TANAGERS-SPARROWS

American tree Sparrow

Blue Grosbeak

Chipping Sparrow

Clay-colored Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Dickcissel

Eastern Towhee

Field Sparrow

Fox Sparrow

Grasshopper Sparrow

Henslow's Sparrow

Indigo Bunting

Lapland Longspur

Lark Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow

Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow

Northern Cardinal

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Scarlet Tanager

Seaside Sparrow

Snow Bunting

Song Sparrow

Summer Tanager

Swamp Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

VIREOS-WOOD WARBLERS

American Redstart

Bay-breastd Warbler

Black and White Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Black-throated Green

Blue-winged Warbler

Canada Warbler

Cape May Warbler

Cerulean Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Connecticut Warbler

Golden-winged Warbler

Hooded Warbler

Kentucky Warbler

Louisiana Waterthrush

Magnolia Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Northern Parula

Northern Waterthrush

Orange-crowned Warbler

Ovenbird

Palm Warbler

Philadelphia Vireo

Pine Warbler

Prairie Warbler

Prothonotary Warbler

Red-eyed Vireo

Solitary Vireo

Swainson's Warbler

Tennessee Warbler

Warbling Vireo

White-eyed Bireo

Wilson's Warbler

Worm-eating Wabler

Yellow-breasted Chat

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-throated Vireo

Yellow-throated Warbler

Yellow Warbler

VULTURES-HAWKS-FALCONS

American Kestrel

Bald Eagle

Black Vulture

Cooper's Hawk

Merlin

Northern Harrier

Osprey

Peregrine Falcon

Red-shouldered Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Rough-legged Hawk

Turkey Vulture

WOODPECKERS-FLYCATCHERS

Acadian Flycatcher

Downy Woodpecker

Eastern Phoebe

Eastern Kingbird

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Great Crested Flycatcher

Hairy Woodpecker

Least Flycatcher

Northern Flicker

Olive-sided Flycatcher

Pileated Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-headed Woodpecker

Western Kingbird

Yellow-bellied Woodpecker

WATERFOWL

American Black Duck

American Wigeon

Black Scoter

Blue-winged Teal

Brant

Bufflehead

Canada Goose

Canvasback

Common Eider

Common Goldeneye

Common Merganser

Gadwall

Greater Scaup

Greater Snow Goose

Greater White-fronted Goose

Green-winged Teal

Hooded Merganser

Lesser Scaup

Mallard

Mute Swan

Northern Pintail

Oldsquaw

Red-breasted Merganser

Redhead

Ring-necked Duck

Ruddy Duck

Shovel Bill

Snow Goose

Surf Scoter

Tundra Swan

White-winged Scoter

Wood Duck

Birdwatching, Fishing and Ponies along Assateague
OTHERS

American Pipit

Cardar Waxwing

Northern Bobwhite

European Starling

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service recently released a preliminary fall flight index survey of 90 million ducks. Data gathered from extensive air and ground survey's is critical to the management and conservation of Assateague waterfowl populations. Throughout the years wetland habitats have diminished and with these limited resources, a tremendous value has been placed on protected areas such as Assateague Island. The majority of Atlantic Flyway southbound waterfowl are attracted to Assateague due to the sheer size of the surrounding area and the generally good habitat conditions. Historically, this region has provided a perfect blend of weather, food, and shelter - just what migrating waterfowl and other birds look for.
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