2019 Bird List for Fishers Island

140 species documented

SIGHTEDBIRDS
BITTERNS, HERONS & ALLIES
- American Bittern
✔- Great Egret
✔- Snowy Egret
✔- Black-crowned Night-Heron
✔- Great Blue Heron
✔- Green Heron
✔- Little Blue Heron
✔- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
BLACKBIRDS
✔- Red-winged Blackbird
- Bobolink
✔- Brown-headed Cowbird
✔- Common Grackle
AUD- Eastern Meadowlark
✔- Baltimore Oriole
✔- Orchard Oriole
BOOBIES AND GANNETS
✔- Northern Gannet
CHICKADEES & TITMICE
✔- Black-capped Chickadee
✔- Tufted Titmouse
CORMORANTS
✔- Double-crested Cormorant
✔- Great Cormorant
CREEPERS
- Brown Creeper
CUCKOOS
- Black-billed Cuckoo
✔- Yellow-billed Cuckoo
DUCKS, GEESE & SWANS
✔- Bufflehead
- Canvasback
✔- Redhead
✔- American Black Duck
✔- Long-tailed Duck
- Ring-necked Duck
✔- Ruddy Duck
✔- Wood Duck
✔- Common Eider
- King Eider
- Gadwall
✔- Common Goldeneye
✔- Canada Goose
✔- Snow Goose
✔- Mallard
✔- Common Merganser
✔- Hooded Merganser
✔- Red-breasted Merganser
- Northern Pintail
✔- Greater Scaup
✔- Surf Scoter
✔- White-winged Scoter
- Northern Shoveler
✔- Mute Swan
- Blue-winged Teal
- Green-winged Teal
✔- American Widgeon
✔- Brant
FALCONS
✔- Peregrine Falcon
✔- American Kestrel
✔- Merlin
FINCHES & CROSSBILLS
- Red Crossbill
✔- House Finch
✔- Purple Finch
✔- American Goldfinch
- Evening Grosbeak
✔- Common Redpoll
✔- Pine Siskin
FLYCATHERS
✔- Great Crested Flycatcher
- Least Flycatcher
✔- Eastern Kingbird
- Gray Kingbird
✔- Eastern Phoebe
GALLINACEOUS BIRDS
- Northern Bobwhite
✔- Ring-necked Pheasant
GNATCATCHERS
- Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
GREBES
- Pied-billed Grebe
✔- Horned Grebe
GULLS, TERNS & SKIMMERS
✔- Great Black-backed Gull
✔- Herring Gull
✔- Laughing Gull
AUD- Ring-billed Gull
✔- Common Tern
✔- Least Tern
- Roseate Tern
- Black Skimmer
HUMMINGBIRDS
✔- Ruby-throated Hummingbird
IBISES, SPOONBILLS
- Glossy Ibis
JAYS, MAGPIES & CROWS
✔- American Crow
✔- Fish Crow
✔- Blue Jay
✔- Common Raven
KINGFISHERS
✔- Belted Kingfisher
KINGLETS
- Golden-crowned Kinglet
- Ruby-crowned Kinglet
KITES, HAWKS & EAGLES
✔- Bald Eagle
✔- Golden Eagle
✔- Northern Goshawk
✔- Northern Harrier
- Red-shouldered Hawk
- Broad-winged Hawk
✔- Cooper's Hawk
✔- Red-tailed Hawk
- Rough-legged Hawk
✔- Sharp-shinned Hawk
LAPWINGS & PLOVERS
✔- Kildeer
- American Golden-Plover
✔- Black-bellied Plover
✔- Piping Plover
✔- Semipalmated Plover
LARKS
- Horned Lark
LONGSPURS & SNOW BUNTINGS
- Snow Bunting
LOONS
✔- Common Loon
✔- Red-throated Loon
MARTINS, SWALLOWS
✔- Purple Martin
- Bank Swallow
✔- Barn Swallow
✔- Tree Swallow
MIMICS
✔- Gray Catbird
✔- Northern Mockingbird
✔- Brown Thrasher
NEW WORLD SPARROWS & ALLIES
✔- Dark-eyed Junco
✔- American Tree Sparrow
✔- Chipping Sparrow
✔- Field Sparrow
✔- Fox Sparrow
- Grasshopper Sparrow
✔- Henslow's Sparrow
- Savannah Sparrow
✔- Song Sparrow
- Swamp Sparrow
✔- White-throated Sparrow
✔- Eastern Towhee
NIGHTJARS
✔- Common Nighthawk
- Eastern Whip-poor-will
NUTHATCHES
✔- Red-breasted Nuthatch
✔- White-breasted Nuthatch
OLD WORLD SPARROWS
✔- House Sparrow
OSPREY
✔- Osprey
OWLS
- Barn Owl
✔- Barred Owl
- Eastern Screech-Owl
- Great Horned Owl
- Northern Saw-whet Owl
✔- Short-eared Owl
✔- Snowy Owl
OYSTERCATCHERS
✔- American Oystercatcher
PIGEONS, DOVES
✔- Mourning Dove
- Rock Dove
RAILS, GALLINULES & COOTS
- American Coot
- Virginia Rail
SANDPIPERS
✔- Short-billed Dowitcher
✔- Ruddy Turnstone
✔- Sanderling
- Dunlin
- Least Sandpiper
- Purple Sandpiper
✔- Semipalmated Sandpiper
- Solitary Sandpiper
✔- Spotted Sandpiper
- White-rumped Sandpiper
- Wilson's Snipe
✔- Willet
✔- American Woodcock
✔- Greater Yellowlegs
✔- Lesser Yellowlegs
STARLINGS
✔- European Starling
STORM-PETRELS
- Wilson's Storm-Petrel
SWIFTS
✔- Chimney Swift
TANAGERS, CARDINALS & ALLIES
✔- Indigo Bunting
✔- Northern Cardinal
- Rose-breasted Grosbeak
✔- Scarlet Tanager
VIREOS
✔- Red-eyed Vireo
✔- White-eyed Vireo
VULTURE
✔- Turkey Vulture
WAXWINGS
✔- Cedar Waxwing
WHEATEARS & THRUSHES
- Eastern Bluebird
✔- American Robin
- Hermit Thrush
✔- Wood Thrush
WOODPECKERS
✔- Northern Flicker
- Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
✔- Downy Woodpecker
✔- Hairy Woodpecker
✔- Red-bellied Woodpecker
- Red-headed Woodpecker
WOOD-WARBLERS
- Ovenbird
✔- Northern Parula
✔- American Redstart
✔- Black-and-white Warbler
✔- Black-throated Blue Warbler
✔- Black-throated Green Warbler
- Blackburnian Warbler
- Blackpoll Warbler
✔- Blue-winged Warbler
- Canada Warbler
- Cape May Warbler
- Magnolia Warbler
✔- Palm Warbler
✔- Yellow Warbler
✔- Yellow-rumped Warbler
- Yellow-throated Warbler
- Northern Waterthrush
✔- Common Yellowthroat
WRENS
✔- Carolina Wren
✔- House Wren
✔- Marsh Wren
ACCIDENTALS
- Glaucous Gull - not verified
- Western Tanager at feeder
- Winter Wren - not verified

This is a list of all the migratory and year-round bird species that were reported to the H.L.F. Museum in the calendar year 2019. The total count of species was compiled from data provided by our island bird watchers, led by Ken Edwards, and from seasonal bird counts conducted by the Fishers Island Conservancy and the Audubon Society. The sightings are recorded monthly, displayed in chart format at the Museum, and archived at year’s end.

American Oystercatcher, 1 of 140 species documented on Fishers in 2019. Photo by JT Ahrens June 2, 2019

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