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Migration of Birds

List of Bird Species Mentioned in Text


    COMMON NAME*                                           SCIENTIFIC NAME*
    
    Albatross, Black-footed                             Diomedea nigripes                 
    Albatross, Laysan                                   Diomedea immutabilis              
    Blackbird, Brewer's                                 Euphagus cyanocephalus            
    Blackbird, Red-winged                               Agelaius phoeniceus               
    Blackbird, Rusty                                    Euphagus carolinus                
    Blackbird, Yellow-headed                            Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus     
    Blackcap                                            Sylvia atricapilla                
    Bluebird, Eastern                                   Sialia sialis                     
    Bluethroat                                          Luscinia svecica                  
    Bobolink                                            Dolichonyx oryzivorus             
    Bobwhite                                            Colinus virginianus               
    Brant (Atlantic)                                    Branta bernicla hreta             
    Brant, Black                                        Branta bernicla nigricans         
    Bunting, Black-headed                               Emberiza melanocephala            
    Bunting Cretzchmar's                                Emberiza caesia                   
    Bunting, Indigo                                     Passerina cyanea                  
    Bunting, Ortolan                                    Emberiza hortulana                
    Bunting, Snow                                       Plectrophenax nivalis             
    Canvasback                                          Aythya valisineria                
    Cardinal                                            Cardinalis                        
    Chat, Yellow-breasted                               Icteria virens                    
    Chuck-will's-widow                                  Caprimulgus carolinensis          
    Coot (American)                                     Fulica americana                  
    Crane, Sandhill                                     Grus canadensis                   
    Creeper, Brown                                      Certhia familiaris                
    Crossbill, Red                                      Loxia curvirostra                 
    Crow (Common)                                       Corvus brachyrhynchos             
    Cuckoo, Black-billed                                Coccyzus erythropthalmus          
    Cuckoo, Yellow-billed                               Coccyzus americanus               
    Curlew, Bristle-thighed                             Numenius tahitiensis              
    Dove, Mourning                                      Zenaida macroura                  
    Dove, Turtle                                        Streptopelia turtur               
    Duck, Black                                         Anas rubripes                     
    Duck, Wood                                          Aix sponsa                        
    Eagle, Bald                                         Haliaeetus leucocephalus          
    Egret, Great                                        Casmerodius albus                 
    Egret, Snowy                                        Egretta thula                     
    Eider, Common                                       Somateria mollissima              
    Eider, King                                         Somateria spectabilis             
    Falcon, Peregrine                                   Falco peregrinus                  
    Finch, Purple                                       Carpodacus purpureus              
    Flicker, Common                                     Colaptes auratus                  
    Flycatcher, Hammond's                               Empidonax hammondii               
    Flycatcher, Least                                   Empidonax minimus                 
    Flycatcher, Western                                 Empidonax difficilis              
    Frigatebird, Magnificent                            Fregata magnificens               
    Godwit, Black-tailed                                Limosa limosa                     
    Godwit, Hudsonian                                   Limosa haemastica                 
    Goose, Bar-headed                                   Anser indicus                     
    Goose, Canada                                       Branta canadensis                 
    Goose, Emperor                                      Philacte canagica                 
    Goose, Ross'                                        Chen rossii                       
    Goose, Snow [Blue]                                  Chen caerulescens                 
    Goose, White-fronted                                Anser albifrons                   
    Goshawk                                             A ccipter gentilis                
    Grackle, Common                                     Quiscalus quiscula                
    Grosbeak, Black-headed                              Pheucticus melanocephalus         
    Grosbeak, Evening                                   Hesperiphona vespertina           
    Grosbeak, Pine                                      Pinicola enucleator               
    Grosbeak, Rose-breasted                             Pheucticus ludovicianus           
    Grouse, Blue                                        Dendragapus obscurus              
    Gull, California                                    Larus californicus                
    Gull, Herring                                       Laras argentatus                  
    Gull, Ross'                                         Rhodostethia rosea                
    Hawk, Broad-winged                                  Buteo platypterus                 
    Hawk, Cooper's                                      Accipter cooperii                 
    Hawk, Red-shouldered                                Buteo lineatus                    
    Hawk, Red-tailed                                    Buteo jamaicensis                 
    Hawk, Rough-legged                                  Buteo lagopus                     
    Hawk, Sharp-shinned                                 Accipter striatus                 
    Hawk, Sparrow (European)                            A ccipter nisus                   
    Hawk, Swainson's                                    Buteo swainsoni                   
    Heron, Black-crowned Night                          Nycticorax nycticorax             
    Heron, Little Blue                                  Florida caerulea                  
    Hummingbird, Ruby-throated                          Archilochus colubris              
    Jay, Blue                                           Cyanocitta cristata               
    Junco, Dark-eyed                                    Junco hyeinalis                   
    Kingfisher, Belted                                  Megaceryle alcyon                 
    Kinglet, Golden-crowned                             Regulus satrapa                   
    Kittiwake, Red-legged                               Rissa brevirostris                
    Knot, Red                                           Calidris canutus                  
    Lapwing                                             Vanellus vanellus                 
    Lark, Horned                                        Eremophila alpestris              
    Longspur, Lapland                                   Calcarius lapponicus              
    Loon, Arctic                                        Gavia arctica                     
    Mallard                                             Anas platyrhynchos                
    Martin, Purple                                      Progne subis                      
    Nighthawk, Common                                   Chordeiles minor                  
    Nuthatch, Red-breasted                              Sitta canadensis                  
    Oriole, Black-headed (Indian)                       Oriolus xanthornus                
    Oriole, Black-naped                                 Oriolus chinensis                 
    Ovenbird                                            Seiurus aurocapillus              
    Owl, Great-horned                                   Bubo virginianus                  
    Owl, Snowy                                          Nyctea scandiaca                  
    Pelican, White                                      Pelecanus erythrorhynchos         
    Penguin, Adelie                                     Pygoscelis adeliae                
    Petrel, Wilson's Storm                              Oceanites oceanicus               
    Pewee, Western Wood                                 Contopus sordidulus               
    Phalarope, Northern                                 Libipes lobatus                   
    Pigeon (Rock Dove)                                  Columba livia                     
    Pintail                                             Anas acuta                        
    Plover, Golden                                      Pluvialis dominica                
    Quail, Mountain                                     Oreortyx pictus                   
    Redhead                                             Aythya americana                  
    Redstart, American                                  Setophaga ruticilla               
    Robin, American                                     Turdus migratorius                
    Rook                                                Corvus frugilegus                 
    Sanderling                                          Calidris alba                     
    Sandpiper, Baird's                                  Calidris bairdii                  
    Sandpiper, Purple                                   Calidris maritima                 
    Sandpiper, White-rumped                             Calidris fuscicollis              
    Sapsucker, Williamson's                             Sphyrapicus thyroideus            
    Serin                                               Serinus serinus                   
    Shearwater, Manx                                    Puff inns puffinus                
    Shearwater, Short-tailed                            Puffinus tenuirostris             
    Shearwater, Sooty                                   Puffinus griseus                  
    Shrike, Loggerhead                                  Lanius ludovicianus               
    Shrike, Red-backed                                  Lanius collurio                   
    Snipe, Common                                       Capella gallinago                 
    Sora (Rail)                                         Porzana carolina                  
    Sparrow, Andean (Rufous-collared)                   Zonotrichia capensis              
    Sparrow, Chipping                                   Spizella passerina                
    Sparrow, Field                                      Spizella pusilla                  
    Sparrow, Fox                                        Passerella iliaca                 
    Sparrow, Harris'                                    Zonotrichia querula               
    Sparrow, Ipswich                                    Passerculus sandwichensis princeps      
    Sparrow, Savannah                                   Passerculus sandwichensis         
    Sparrow, Song                                       Melospiza melodia                 
    Sparrow, Swamp                                      Melospiza georgiana               
    Sparrow, Tree                                       Spizella arborea                  
    Sparrow, Vesper                                     Pooecetes gramineus               
    Sparrow, White-throated                             Zonotrichia albicollis            
    Swallow, Bank                                       Riparia riparia                   
    Swallow, Barn                                       Hirundo rustica                   
    Swallow, Cliff                                      Petrochelidon pyrrhonota          
    Swan, Whistling                                     Olor columbianus                  
    Swift, Chimney                                      Chaetura pelagica                 
    Swift, Common                                       Apus apus                         
    Tanager, Scarlet                                    Piranga olivacea                  
    Tanager, Western                                    Piranga ludoviciana               
    Tattler, Wandering                                  Heteroscelus incanum              
    Teal, Blue-winged                                   Anas discors                      
    Tern, Arctic                                        Sterna paradisaea                 
    Tern, Noddy                                         Anoils stolidus                   
    Tern, Sooty                                         Sterna fuscata                    
    Thrush, Gray-cheeked                                Catharus minimus                  
    Thrush, Hermit                                      Catharus guttatus                 
    Thrush, Swainson's                                  Catharus ustulatus                
    Thrush, Wood                                        Hylocichla mustelina              
    Turnstone, Ruddy                                    Arenaria interpres                
    Veery                                               Catharus fuscescens               
    Vireo, Red-eyed                                     Vireo olivaceus                   
    Vulture, Turkey                                     Cathartes aura                    
    Wagtail, Yellow                                     Motacilla flava                   
    Warbler, Arctic                                     Phylloscopus borealis             
    Warbler, Blackpoll                                  Dendroica striatá             
    Warbler, Black-and-white                            Mniotilta varia                   
    Warbler, Black-throated Blue                        Dendroica caerulescens            
    Warbler, Cape May                                   Dendroica tigrina                 
    Warbler, Connecticut                                Oporornis agilis                  
    Warbler, Golden-winged                              Vermivora chrysoptera             
    Warbler, Kentucky                                   Oporornis formosus                
    Warbler, Palm                                       Dendroica palmaram                
    Warbler, Pine                                       Dendroica pinus                   
    Warbler, Subalpine                                  Sylvia cantillans                 
    Warbler, Willow                                     Phylloscopus trochilus            
    Warbler, Worm-eating                                Helmitheros vermivorus            
    Warbler, Yellow                                     Dendroica petechia                
    Warbler, Yellow-rumped                              Dendroica coronata                
    Waxwing, Bohemian                                   Bombycilla garrulus               
    Wheatear                                            Oenanthe oenanthe                 
    Wigeon, American                                    Anas americana                    
    Woodcock, American                                  Philohela minor                   
    Wren, Carolina                                      Thryothorus ludovicianus          
    Wren, Long-billed Marsh                             Telmatodytes palustris            
    Wren, Rock                                          Salpinctes obsoletus              
    Wren, Winter                                        Troglodytes troglodytes           
    Yellowlegs, Greater                                 Tringa melanoleuca                
    Yellowlegs, Lesser                                  Tringa flavipes                   
    Yellowthroat, Common                                Geothlypis trichas
* For all North American species the authors have followed nomenclature in the 1957 edition of the A.O.U. Check-list. Also, we have incorporated the new names presented in the April 1973 issue of The Auk (volume 90, number 2, pages 411-419), the quarterly journal of the A.O.U. For other parts of the world we have used the most authoritative sources available.

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