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					 LARKS                     W S s F    Dates                                     W S   s F     Dates                                  W S s F         Dates
Horned Lark* ……………..        u c r u           Golden-winged Warbler* ……..         o   o o             Lincoln's Sparrow …………..           r    r                                                               BIRD
SWALLOWS                                      Tennessee Warbler ……….…             u     u             Swamp Sparrow* …………….. r u r u
Purple Martin* ……………….        r r r           Orange-crowned Warbler ……           r     r             White-throated Sparrow* …..     r c r c                                                              CHECKLIST
Tree Swallow* ……………….         c r c           Nashville Warbler ……………..         a u   o u             Harris's Sparrow ……………… a a             a                                                                      FOR
N. Rough-winged Swallow* .. a u r u           Northern Parula ……………….             r     r             White-crowned Sparrow …….. o u          u
Bank Swallow* ………………          u u u           Yellow Warbler* ……………….             c   c r             Golden-crowned Sparrow ……          a                                                                 MIDDLESEX
                                              Chestnut-sided Warbler* ……..        u   o u             Dark-eyed Junco* ……………. c c             c
Cliff Swallow* ………………..       u u u
                                              Magnolia Warbler ……………..            u   o u             Lapland Longspur ……………. o o             o
                                                                                                                                                                                                            COUNTY
Barn Swallow* ………………. a c c c
CHICKADEES AND ALLIES                         Cape May Warbler ……………              r     r             Snow Bunting ……………….            u r     r
Black-capped Chickadee* … c c u c             Black-throated Blue Warbler ...     r     r             TANAGERS, CARDINALS AND ALLIES
                                                                                                                                                                     LOCALITY ___________________________________________
                                              Yellow-rumped Warbler ………         o c     c             Summer Tanager ………..               a    a
Boreal Chickadee …………... a        a
                                              Black-throated Gray Warbler ..    a       a             Scarlet Tanager* ………...            r r o                       DATE            ___________________________________________
Tufted Titmouse* …………… o o o o
                                              Black-throated Green Warbler*       u   o u             Northern Cardinal* …………         c c c c
Red-breasted Nuthatch* …… u u r u                                                                                                                                    OBSERVER ___________________________________________
                                              Blackburnian Warbler* ……….          u   o u             Rose-breasted Grosbeak*         a u     r
White-breasted Nuthatch* …. c c u c
                                              Yellow-throated Warbler ……..              a             Black-headed Grosbeak …..       a a
Brown Creeper* …………….. r u o u                                                                                                                                       NOTES          ____________________________________________
                                              Pine Warbler* ………………….            a   r o r             Blue Grosbeak ……………..              a
WRENS                                         Kirtland's Warbler ……………..            a                 Indigo Bunting* ……………..            u u o                                _______________________________________________
Carolina Wren* ……………... r u r r               Prairie Warbler* ……………….              o a a             Painted Bunting …………….             a
Bewick’s Wren ……….......... a                 Palm Warbler ………………….                 u   u                                                                                     _______________________________________________
                                                                                                      Dickcissel* …………………..           a a a ?
House Wren* ……………….. a c u u                  Bay-breasted Warbler ………..            u   u             BLACKBIRDS                                                     Explanation of symbols:
Winter Wren* ……………….. r r o r                 Blackpoll Warbler ……………..             r   u
Sedge Wren* ………………..          o o ?                                                                   Bobolink* …………………….               c c r
                                              Cerulean Warbler* ……………               r r r                                                                            S,F - Spring, Fall - refers to migration period for a migratory species
Marsh Wren* ………………...         o o o                                                                   Red-winged Blackbird* …….      o c c c                               the calendar period for resident birds. S-March1- May 31
                                              Black-and-white Warbler* ……           u o u             Eastern Meadowlark* ……...      o c c u                                                                          F-Aug. 1- Nov. 30
KINGLETS AND GNATCATCHERS                     American Redstart* …………..             u r u             Western Meadowlark* ……..          o o                          s,W - Summer, Winter - refers to periods between migrations or
Golden-crowned Kinglet* ….. r c a c           Prothonotary Warbler* ………..           o o ?                                                                                   the calendar season for resident birds. s-June 1-July 31
                                                                                                      Yellow-headed Blackbird ….     a a     a
Ruby-crowned Kinglet ……... o c    c           Worm-eating Warbler ………...            o                                                                                                                                  W-Dec. 1 - Feb. 28
                                                                                                      Rusty Blackbird …………….         o u     u
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher* …….    r r r           Ovenbird* ………………………               a   u u r             Brewer's Blackbird …….......   a a                             Abundance symbols herein are to help to indicate your chances of
THRUSHES                                      Northern Waterthrush* ……….        a   r r o             Common Grackle* ………….          o c c c
Eastern Bluebird* …………... o r u r                                                                                                                                    finding a given species in Middlesex County in season.
                                              Louisiana Waterthrush* ………            r o ?             Brown-headed Cowbird* …..      r c c c
Mountain Bluebird ………….. a                    Kentucky Warbler ……………..              o                 Orchard Oriole* ……............    u u o                        c-  Common - birds present in numbers, widespread or
Townsend’s Solitaire ………. a                   Connecticut Warbler ………….             o   o             Bullock's Oriole .…………….          a                                conspicuous, and should be seen in habitat and in season on
Veery* ………………………..            r u r           Mourning Warbler* ……………               r r r             Baltimore Oriole* ………......    a c u r                             almost every trip.
Gray-cheeked Thrush ………       r   r           Common Yellowthroat* ………          a   c c c                                                                            u - Uncommon - birds present but due to low numbers, migration
                                                                                                      FINCHES                                                            span, behaviour, or distribution will be seen in habitat and
Swainson’s Thrush ………….       u   u           Hooded Warbler* ……………..               o o ?             Brambling …………………..            a a                                 season on only some trips.
Hermit Thrush ………………. o u         u           Wilson's Warbler ………………               u   u                                                                            r - Rare - birds present in low numbers or due to other factors not
                                                                                                      Pine Grosbeak ……………..          o o     o
Wood Thrush* ……………….          u u u           Canada Warbler* ……………..               r o r                                                                                 expected to be seen without special effort.
                                                                                                      Purple Finch* ……………….          r r o r
American Robin* …………… o c c c                 Yellow-breasted Chat* ……….        a   o o ?                                                                                 (Seen only a few times in period).
                                                                                                      House Finch* ……………….           u u u u                         o - Occasional - birds not expected to be seen each year but may
Varied Thrush ………………. a a         a           SPARROWS                                                Red Crossbill* ……………...        o o     o                           be present.
MOCKINGBIRDS AND THRASHERS                    Green-tailed Towhee ………             a                   White-winged Crossbill*……      o o a o                         a - Accidental - birds that have been reported but not likely to occur
Gray Catbird* ……………….. a c c c                Spotted Towhee ……………              a                     Common Redpoll…………...          r o     o                            again in the near future.
Northern Mockingbird* …….. o o o o            Eastern Towhee* …………..            o r   r   r           Hoary Redpoll ………………           a a     a                       ? - Status unknown - unsubstantiated record(s) or presence of
Brown Thrasher* …………… a u u u                 American Tree Sparrow …...        u u       u                                                                               birds possible but status unknown at this time.
                                                                                                      Pine Siskin*………………….           r r a r                         * - Breeding - evidence indicating bird currently or previously
STARLINGS                                     Chipping Sparrow* …………            o c   c   u           American Goldfinch*………..       c c u c                             nested.
European Starling* …………. c c c c              Clay-colored Sparrow* …….           o   o   ?           Evening Grosbeak …………          o o     o
PIPITS                                        Field Sparrow* ……………..            o u   u   u           OLD WORLD SPARROWS                                             The notations are intended to provide a guide to seasonal abundance
American Pipit ………………. a r        u           Vesper Sparrow* …………...           a u   u   u                                                                          and are generalizations from field observation and records for
                                                                                                      House Sparrow* ..…………..        c c c c
                                              Lark Sparrow ………………..               a                                                                                  Middlesex County. The list comprises the 337 species and 2 hybrids
WAXWINGS
                                                                                                                                                                     reported (Passenger Pigeon now excluded), and includes the 157
Bohemian Waxwing ………... a         a           Lark Bunting ………………...            a
                                                                                                                                                                     species with breeding evidence confirmed. Please contact Nature
Cedar Waxwing* ……………. u u u u                 Savannah Sparrow* ………..           a c   c   u            Total Species …………………….....                                   London/McIlwraith Field Naturalists Birding Wing if you have
SILKY-FLYCATCHERS                             Grasshopper Sparrow* …….            r   r   o                                                                          corrections or additions. Nature Line 519-457-4593. Web-site
Phainopepla ………………… a
WOOD-WARBLERS
Blue-winged Warbler* ………      r r o
                                              Henslow's Sparrow* ……….
                                              Le Conte's Sparrow ………..
                                              Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow
                                                                                  a
                                                                                  a
                                                                                  a
                                                                                      a
                                                                                          a                     Nature London                                        www.naturelondon.ca . Names follow the 7th Edition of the American
                                                                                                                                                                     Ornithological Union (A.O.U.) Checklist, 2009,
                                                                                                                                                                     Compiled 1990 by Peter Read and David Martin for Nature London/
                                              Fox Sparrow ………………...             o r   a   r                                                                          McIlwraith Field Naturalists of London, Ontario, Inc. Reviewed and
Brewster’s hybrid ……………       o                                                                                  The McIlwraith Field Naturalists of London ON Inc   revised in 2009.
Lawrence’s hybrid …………..        a             Song Sparrow* ………………..            r c   c   c
DUCKS, GEESE, SWANS            W S s F Dates   BITTERNS, HERONS, Allies W S s F     Dates                                   W S s F         Dates                                      W   S s F       Dates
Fulvous Whistling-Duck …… .      a             American Bittern* ……………...     r o           Upland Sandpiper* ……………            r r o                Great Horned Owl* …………… u              u u u
Greater White-fronted Goose ..   a   a         Least Bittern* …………………..       o o o         Whimbrel ……………………….                o   a                Snowy Owl …………………….. r                 r   a
Snow Goose …………………... o o            r         Great Blue Heron* ……………. r u u u             Hudsonian Godwit …………….            a   o                Barred Owl …………………….. a                    a
Ross's Goose ………………….            a             Great Egret …………………….          o r r         Marbled Godwit ………………..                a                Great Gray Owl ……………….. a
Brant …………………………….                   a         Snowy Egret …………………...         a             Ruddy Turnstone ……………...           o   o                Long-eared Owl* ……………… o               o o o
Cackling Goose ……………….. o o          o         Little Blue Heron ………………       a a a         Red Knot ……………………….                a                    Short-eared Owl* ……………... r            r o o
Canada Goose* ……………….. c c c c                 Cattle Egret …………………….         a   a         Sanderling ……………………..              o   o                Boreal Owl …………………….. a
Mute Swan* ……………………. o o o o                   Green Heron* …………………. a u u u                Semipalmated Sandpiper …….         u   u                Northern Saw-whet Owl ……… o            o o ?
Trumpeter Swan ………………          o               Black-crowned Night-Heron* …   o o o         Western Sandpiper ……………                a                GOATSUCKERS
Tundra Swan ………………….. o u a r                  Yellow-crowned Night-Heron …   a a           Least Sandpiper ……………….            u o u                Common Nighthawk* …………                 r u r
Wood Duck* ……………………. o u u u                   Glossy Ibis ……………….……..        a a           White-rumped Sandpiper …….         o o o                Whip-poor-will* ………………...              o o o
Gadwall …………………………. o r              r         Wood Stork .…………………….          a             Baird's Sandpiper ……………..          a o o                SWIFTS AND HUMMINGBIRDS
Eurasian Wigeon ……………….          a   a         VULTURES                                     Pectoral Sandpiper ……………           u o u                Chimney Swift* ………………...               u u u
American Wigeon ……………... o u         u         Black Vulture                  a             Dunlin …………………………..                u a u                Ruby-throated Hummingbird* .           u u u
American Black Duck* ………... u u o c            Turkey Vulture*              a c c c         Stilt Sandpiper …………………            a a o                Rufous Hummingbird …………                a
Mallard* ………………………… c c u c                    ………………….. EAGLES AND FALCONS
                                               HAWKS, KITES,                                Buff-breasted Sandpiper ……..           o                KINGFISHERS
Blue-winged Teal* ……………..        u o r         Osprey* …………………………             u u u         Ruff ……………………………..                     a                Belted Kingfisher* …………….. r           u u u
Northern Shoveler …………….. o u        u         Swallow-tailed Kite ……………        a           Short-billed Dowitcher ………...      u o u                WOODPECKERS
Northern Pintail ………………... o r       o         Bald Eagle* ……………………. u u u u                Long-billed Dowitcher …………         a   o                Red-headed Woodpecker* …... o          o   o   o
Green-winged Teal* …………... o u o u             Northern Harrier* ……………… r u o u             Wilson's Snipe* ………………..         o r o r                Red-bellied Woodpecker* ……. u          u   u   u
Canvasback ……………………. o u             u         Sharp-shinned Hawk* ………... r u o u           American Woodcock*………….          a u r o                Yellow-bellied Sapsucker* …… r         r   o   r
Redhead ……………………….. o u              u         Cooper's Hawk* ………………. r u u r               Wilson's Phalarope ……………           o   o
                                                                                                                                                    Downy Woodpecker* …………. c              c   c   c
Ring-necked Duck …………….. o c         c         Northern Goshawk …………… o a         o         Red-necked Phalarope ……….          o   o
                                                                                                                                                    Hairy Woodpecker* …………… u              u   u   u
Greater Scaup …………………. o u           u         Red-shouldered Hawk* ……… o r a r             Red Phalarope ………………..                 a                American Three-toed Woodpecker ……… a
Lesser Scaup ………………….. o u           u         Broad-winged Hawk* ………… a u o u              GULLS AND TERNS                                         Black-backed Woodpecker ….. a                  a
King Eider ……………………....              a         Swainson's Hawk ……………..        a             Black-legged Kittiwake ……….     ? ? ? ?                 Northern Flicker* ……………… r             c   c   u
Harlequin Duck ………………... a                     Red-tailed Hawk* ……………... c c c c            Ivory Gull ……………………….           a                       Pileated Woodpecker* ……….. r           r   r   r
Surf Scoter ……………………..               o         Rough-legged Hawk …………. u r        u         Sabine's Gull …………………..               a                 TYRANT FLYCATCHERS
White-winged Scoter …………..       o   o         Golden Eagle …………………. o            o         Bonaparte's Gull ………………         a u   u
                                                                                                                                                    Olive-sided Flycatcher ………..           o   a o
Black Scoter …………………….           a   a         American Kestrel* ……………. u c u o             Black-headed Gull ……………               a
                                                                                                                                                    Eastern Wood-Pewee* ……….               u   c r
Long-tailed Duck ………………. o o         o         Merlin ………………………….. o o r o                  Little Gull ……………………….            a                     Yellow-bellied Flycatcher …….          r     r
Bufflehead ……………………… o u             u         Gyrfalcon ……………………… a a                      Franklin's Gull ………………….              a                 Acadian Flycatcher* …………..             r   r o
Common Goldeneye ………….. u u          u         Peregrine Falcon* ……………. r u u r             Ring-billed Gull ………………...      u c c c                 Alder Flycatcher* ………………               r   r ?
Barrow's Goldeneye …………… a                     RAILS, COOTS, GALLINULES AND CRANES          California Gull ………………….        a                       Willow Flycatcher* …………….              u   u ?
Hooded Merganser* ………….. o u o u               Yellow Rail ……………………..         a   a         Herring Gull* …………………...        u c c c
                                                                                                                                                    Least Flycatcher* ……………...             u   r r
Common Merganser ………….. u c          c         King Rail* ……………………… a a a                   Thayer's Gull …………………..         a
                                                                                                                                                    Eastern Phoebe* ……………… a               r   r r
Red-breasted Merganser …….. o o      o         Virginia Rail* …………………..     a r o o         Iceland Gull …………………….          r                       Say's Phoebe …………………. a
Ruddy Duck* …………………… o c r c                   Sora* …………………………… a r o o                    Lesser Black-backed Gull …….    a a                     Great Crested Flycatcher* ……           u u r
 GALLINACEOUS BIRDS                            Common Moorhen* …………...        o a           Glaucous Gull ………………….          r                       Eastern Kingbird* ……………...             u u u
 Northern Bobwhite* …………... ? ? ? ?            American Coot* ……………….. o u o u              Great Black-backed Gull ……..    r   a o
                                                                                                                                                    SHRIKES
 Gray Partridge ………………… ? ? ? ?                Sandhill Crane …………………         o o o         Caspian Tern …………………..            o   r
                                                                                                                                                    Loggerhead Shrike* ………….. a            a a a
 Ring-necked Pheasant* ……… r r r r             Whooping Crane ……………….         a             Black Tern ……………………..             r   o
                                                                                                                                                    Northern Shrike ….…………….. r                r
 Ruffed Grouse* ……………….. r r r r               PLOVERS, SANDPIPERS AND ALLIES               Common Tern …………………             a o   o
 Wild Turkey* …………………... u u u u                                                            Forster's Tern ………………….           o                     VIREOS
                                               Black-bellied Plover …………..    o   u                                                                 White-eyed Vireo ……………..               o     a
 LOONS AND GREBES                              American Golden-Plover ……..    o   u         MURRES
 Red-throated Loon …………….        o   o                                                                                                              Yellow-throated Vireo* ……….            r   r o
                                               Snowy Plover ………………….          a             Thick-billed Murre …………         a
 Common Loon ………………… a u                                                                                                                            Blue-headed Vireo* …………..              r   o r
                                               Semipalmated Plover …………       u   u         PIGEONS AND DOVES
 Pied-billed Grebe* ……………. o u o u                                                                                                                  Warbling Vireo* ……………….                u   u r
                                               Piping Plover …………………..            a         Rock Pigeon* …………………            c c     c   c           Philadelphia Vireo …………….              r     r
 Horned Grebe …..……………         a u   u         Killdeer* ………………………... o c c c               Mourning Dove* ………………           c c     c   c
 Red-necked Grebe …………… a o          o                                                                                                              Red-eyed Vireo* ………………                 u   u u
                                               Black-necked Stilt ……………..       a           CUCKOOS
 Eared Grebe …………………..           a   a                                                                                                              JAYS, CROWS AND RAVENS
                                               American Avocet ………………           a a         Yellow-billed Cuckoo* ………..         r   o o
 PELICANS, CORMORANTS, AND ANHINGAS                                                                                                                 Gray Jay ……………………….                a         a
                                               Spotted Sandpiper* …………...     u u u         Black-billed Cuckoo* …………           r   o o
 American White Pelican ………        a a                                                                                                              Blue Jay* ………………………                c   c   u c
                                               Solitary Sandpiper …………….      r   r         OWLS
 Double-crested Cormorant ….. o u u u                                                                                                               American Crow* ………………              u   c   u c
                                               Greater Yellowlegs ……………       u o u         Barn Owl* ………………………               a
 Anhinga ………………………...              a a                                                                                                              Common Raven ……………….                         a
                                               Willet ……………………………             a   a         Eastern Screech-Owl* ………..      u u u u
                                               Lesser Yellowlegs …………….       u o u

				
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