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Checklist of New York State BirdsLast Updated 1/8/18

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Checklist of the Birds of New York State

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Last updated online 1/8/18

This checklist includes all species for which acceptable specimen, photographic or written documentation exists for New York State.  The list has been approved by the Association's New York State Avian Records Committee (NYSARC) and includes 493 species representing 23 orders and 66 families of birds.  The names of the birds and their taxonomic arrangement follow the American Ornithological Society's (AOS) Check-list of North American Birds, Seventh Edition, 1998, and subsequent supplements published in The Auk through July 2017 (42nd through 58th Supplements).

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Species known to breed, to have bred, or to have established breeding in New York State (252 species)
Extinct (2 species)
Introduced (8 species)
Extirpated - no longer occurs is New York State but is not extinct (2 species)
Introduced population existed but now extirpated (2 species)

The following codes indicate that observations of the species should be documented and submitted to the NYSARC as noted:

N Anywhere within New York State.
U In upstate New York.


In downstate New York.
A Outside of the Adirondacks.
P Outside of the pelagic zone but within New York State. The pelagic zone begins 3 [statute] miles from shore and extends to the 200 nautical mile mark, with state boundary lines calculated using the NPoL/CPoL (Nearest/Closest Point of Land) method
S Anywhere in New York State in spring. “D” or “U” following “S” indicates downstate or upstate the rest of the year as well.


Instructions and forms for documenting species marked N, U, D, A, P, or S are available online at
Paper submissions should be mailed to:


Gary Chapin
Secretary for NYSARC
125 Pine Springs Drive
Ticonderoga, NY 1288


The following notations denote species for which documentation should be submitted to the New York State Avian Records Committee, NYSARC, at the following address:

Gary Chapin
Secretary for NYSARC
125 Pine Springs Drive
Ticonderoga, NY 12883



Family Anatidae — Geese, Swans, and Ducks
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna autumnalis (N)
Fulvous Whistling-Duck D. bicolor (N)
Snow Goose Anser caerulescens
Ross's Goose A. rossii
Greater White-fronted Goose A. albifrons
Pink-footed Goose A. brachyrhynchus
Brant Branta bernicla
Barnacle Goose B. leucopsis (U)
Cackling Goose B. hutchinsii
Canada Goose B. canadensis *
Mute Swan Cygnus olor (I) *
Trumpeter Swan C. buccinator (D)
Tundra Swan C. columbianus
Wood Duck Aix sponsa *

Garganey Spatula querquedula (N)
Blue-winged Teal S. discors *
Cinnamon Teal S. cyanoptera (N)
Northern Shoveler S. clypeata *
Gadwall Mareca strepera *
Eurasian Wigeon M. penelope
American Wigeon M. americana *
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos *
American Black Duck A. rubripes *
Northern Pintail A. acuta *
Green-winged Teal A. crecca *
Canvasback Aythya valisineria *
Redhead A. americana *
Ring-necked Duck A. collaris *
Tufted Duck A. fuligula (U)
Greater Scaup A. marila
Lesser Scaup A. affinis *
King Eider Somateria spectabilis
Common Eider S. mollissima (U) *
Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus
Labrador Duck Camptorhynchus labradorius (+)
Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata
White-winged Scoter M. fusca
Black Scoter M. americana
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis
Bufflehead Bucephala albeola
Common Goldeneye B. clangula *
Barrow's Goldeneye B. islandica
Smew Mergellus albellus (N)
Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus *
Common Merganser Mergus merganser *
Red-breasted Merganser M. serrator *
Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis *


Family Odontophoridae — New World Quail
Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus *

Family Phasianidae — Partridges, Grouse, and Turkeys
Gray Partridge Perdix perdix (I, N)*
Ring-necked Pheasant Phasianus colchicus (I) *
Ruffed Grouse Bonasa umbellus *
Spruce Grouse Falcipennis canadensis (A) *
Willow Ptarmigan Lagopus lagopus (N)
Greater Prairie-Chicken Tympanuchus cupido (E)
Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo *


Family Podicipedidae — Grebes
Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps *
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus
Red-necked Grebe P. grisegena
Eared Grebe P. nigricollis
Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis (N)


Family Columbidae — Pigeons and Doves
Rock Pigeon Columba livia (I) *
Band-tailed Pigeon Patagioenas fasciata (N)
Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto (N)
Passenger Pigeon Ectopistes migratorius (+) *
Common Ground-Dove Columbina passerina (N)
White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica (N)
Mourning Dove Z. macroura *


Family Cuculidae — Cuckoos
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus *
Black-billed Cuckoo C. erythropthalmus *


Family Caprimulgidae — Nightjars
Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor *
Chuck-will's-widow Antrostomus carolinensis (U) *
Eastern Whip-poor-will A. vociferus *


Family Apodidae — Swifts
Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica *

Family Trochilidae — Hummingbirds
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris *
Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna (N)
Rufous Hummingbird Selasphorus rufus (N)
Calliope Hummingbird S. calliope (N)
Broad-billed Hummingbird Cynanthus latirostris (N)


Family Rallidae — Rails, Gallinules, and Coots
Yellow Rail Coturnicops noveboracensis (N)
Black Rail Laterallus jamaicensis (N) *
Corn Crake Crex crex (N)
Clapper Rail Rallus crepitans (U) *
King Rail R. elegans (N) *
Virginia Rail R. limicola *
Sora Porzana carolina *
Purple Gallinule Porphyrio martinicus (N)
Azure Gallinule P. flavirostris (N)
Common Gallinule Gallinula galeata *
American Coot Fulica americana *

Family Gruidae — Cranes
Sandhill Crane Antigone canadensis *


Family Recurvirostridae — Stilts and Avocets
Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus (N)
American Avocet Recurvirostra americana

Family Haematopodidae — Oystercatchers
American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus (U) *

Family Charadriidae — Lapwings and Plovers
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus (N)
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
American Golden-Plover P. dominica
Pacific Golden-Plover P. fulva (N)
Wilson's Plover Charadrius wilsonia (N)
Common Ringed Plover C. hiaticula (N)
Semipalmated Plover C. semipalmatus
Piping Plover C. melodus (U) *
Killdeer C. vociferus *

Family Scolopacidae — Sandpipers
Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda *
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Eskimo Curlew N. borealis (E)
Long-billed Curlew N. americanus (N)
Eurasian Curlew N. arquata (N)
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica (N)
Black-tailed Godwit L. limosa (N)
Hudsonian Godwit L. haemastica
Marbled Godwit L. fedoa
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Red Knot Calidris canutus
Ruff C. pugnax (N)
Broad-billed Sandpiper C. falcinellus (N)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper C. acuminata (N)
Stilt Sandpiper C. himantopus
Curlew Sandpiper C. ferruginea (N)
Red-necked Stint C. ruficollis (N)
Sanderling C. alba
Dunlin C. alpina
Purple Sandpiper C. maritima
Baird's Sandpiper C. bairdii (S)
Little Stint C. minuta (N)
Least Sandpiper C. minutilla
White-rumped Sandpiper C. fuscicollis
Buff-breasted Sandpiper C. subruficollis
Pectoral Sandpiper C. melanotos
Semipalmated Sandpiper C. pusilla
Western Sandpiper C. mauri (S,U)
Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus
Long-billed Dowitcher L. scolopaceus
American Woodcock Scolopax minor *
Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata *
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius *
Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria
Lesser Yellowlegs T. flavipes
Willet T. semipalmata *
Spotted Redshank T. erythropus (N)
Greater Yellowlegs T. melanoleuca
Wood Sandpiper T. glareola (N)
Wilson's Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor *
Red-necked Phalarope P. lobatus
Red Phalarope P. fulicarius

Family Stercorariidae— Skuas and Jaegers
Great Skua Stercorarius skua (N)
South Polar Skua S. maccormicki (N)
Pomarine Jaeger S. pomarinus
Parasitic Jaeger S. parasiticus
Long-tailed Jaeger S. longicaudus (P)*

Family Alcidae — Murres, Puffins, and Allies
Dovekie Alle alle (U)
Common Murre Uria aalge (P)*
Thick-billed Murre U. lomvia (N)
Razorbill Alca torda (U)
Black Guillemot Cepphus grylle (U)
Long-billed Murrelet Brachyramphus perdix (N)
Ancient Murrelet Synthliboramphus antiquus (N)
Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica (N)

Family Laridae — Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers
Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla
Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea (N)
Sabine's Gull Xema sabini (S, D)
Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia
Gray-hooded Gull C. cirrocephalus (N)
Black-headed Gull C. ridibundus
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus
Ross's Gull Rhodostethia rosea (N)
Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla *
Franklin's Gull L. pipixcan (D)
Black-tailed Gull Larus crassirostris (N)
Mew Gull L. canus (N)
Ring-billed Gull L. delawarensis *
Western Gull L. occidentalis (N)

California Gull L. californicus (N)
Herring Gull L. argentatus *
Iceland Gull L. glaucoides
Lesser Black-backed Gull L. fuscus
Slaty-backed Gull L. schistisagus (N)
Glaucous Gull L. hyperboreus
Great Black-backed Gull L. marinus *
Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus (N)
Bridled Tern O. anaethetus (N)
Least Tern Sternula antillarum (U) *
Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica (U) *
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia *
Black Tern Chlidonias niger *
White-winged Tern C. leucopterus (N) *
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii (U) *
Common Tern S. hirundo *
Arctic Tern S. paradisaea (N, excluding Cupsogue County Park)
Forster's Tern S. forsteri *
Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus (U)
Sandwich Tern T. sandvicensis (N)
Elegant Tern T. elegans (N)
Black Skimmer Rynchops niger (U) *


Family Phaethontidae — Tropicbirds
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus (N)
Red-billed Tropicbird P. aethereus (N)


Family Gaviidae — Loons
Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata
Pacific Loon G. pacifica (N)
Common Loon G. immer *
Yellow-billed Loon G. adamsii (N)


Family Diomedeidae — Albatrosses
Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos (N)

Family Procellariidae — Fulmars, Shearwaters and Petrels
Northern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis (U)
Trindade Petrel Pterodroma arminjoniana (N)
Mottled Petrel P. inexpectata (N)
Black-capped Petrel P. hasitata (N)
Fea's Petrel P. feae (N)
Cory's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea (U)
Sooty Shearwater Ardenna grisea (U)
Great Shearwater A. gravis (U)
Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus (U)
Audubon's Shearwater P. lherminieri (P)*

Family Hydrobatidae — Storm-Petrels
Wilson's Storm-Petrel Oceanites oceanicus (U)
White-faced Storm-Petrel Pelagodroma marina (N)
Leach's Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa (P)*
Band-rumped Storm-Petrel O. castro (N)


Family Ciconiidae — Storks
Wood Stork Mycteria americana (N)


Family Fregatidae — Frigatebirds
Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens (N)

Family Sulidae — Boobies and Gannets
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster (N)
Northern Gannet Morus bassanus

Family Phalacrocoracidae — Cormorants
Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus (N)
Double-crested Cormorant P. auritus *
Great Cormorant P. carbo

Family Anhingidae — Darters
Anhinga Anhinga anhinga (N)


Family Pelecanidae — Pelicans
American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
Brown Pelican P. occidentalis (U)

Family Ardeidae — Bitterns, Herons, and Allies
American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus *
Least Bittern Ixobrychus exilis *
Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias *
Great Egret A. alba *
Little Egret Egretta garzetta (N)
Western Reef-Heron Egretta gularis (N)
Snowy Egret E. thula *
Little Blue Heron E. caerulea *
Tricolored Heron E. tricolor (U) *
Reddish Egret E. rufescens (N)
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis *
Green Heron Butorides virescens *
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax *
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea *

Family Threskiornithidae — Ibises and Spoonbills
White Ibis Eudocimus albus (N)
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus *
White-faced Ibis P. chihi (N)
Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja (N)


Family Cathartidae — New World Vultures
Black Vulture Coragyps atratus *
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura *


Family Pandionidae — Osprey
Osprey Pandion haliaetus *

Family Accipitridae — Kites, Eagles, Hawks, and Allies
Swallow-tailed Kite Elanoides forficatus (N)
White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus (N)
Mississippi Kite Ictinia mississippiensis (N) *
Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus *
Northern Harrier Circus hudsonius *
Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus *
Cooper's Hawk A. cooperii *
Northern Goshawk A. gentilis *
Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus *
Broad-winged Hawk B. platypterus *
Swainson's Hawk B. swainsoni (N)
Red-tailed Hawk B. jamaicensis *
Rough-legged Hawk B. lagopus
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos *


Family Tytonidae — Barn Owls
Barn Owl Tyto alba *

Family Strigidae — True Owls
Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio *
Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus *
Snowy Owl B. scandiacus
Northern Hawk Owl Surnia ulula (N)
Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia (N)
Barred Owl Strix varia *
Great Gray Owl S. nebulosa (N)
Long-eared Owl Asio otus *
Short-eared Owl A. flammeus *
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus (N)
Northern Saw-whet Owl A. acadicus *


Family Alcedinidae — Kingfishers
Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon *


Family Picidae — Woodpeckers and Allies
Lewis's Woodpecker Melanerpes lewis (N)
Red-headed Woodpecker M. erythrocephalus *
Red-bellied Woodpecker M. carolinus *
Williamson's Sapsucker Sphyrapicus thyroideus (N)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker S. varius *
Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens *
Hairy Woodpecker P. villosus *
American Three-toed Woodpecker P. dorsalis (N) *
Black-backed Woodpecker P. arcticus (A) *
Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus *
Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus *


Family Falconidae — Falcons
Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway (N)
American Kestrel Falco sparverius *
Merlin F. columbarius *
Gyrfalcon F. rusticolus (N)
Peregrine Falcon F. peregrinus *


Family Psittacidae — Parrots
Monk Parakeet Myiopsitta monachus (I) *


Family Tyrannidae — Tyrant Flycatchers
Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi *
Eastern Wood-Pewee C. virens *
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Empidonax flaviventris *
Acadian Flycatcher E. virescens *
Alder Flycatcher E. alnorum *
Willow Flycatcher E. traillii *
Least Flycatcher E. minimus *
Hammond's Flycatcher E. hammondii (N)
Pacific-slope Flycatcher E. difficilis (N)
Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe *
Say's Phoebe S. saya (N)
Vermilion Flycatcher Pyrocephalus rubinus (N)
Ash-throated Flycatcher Myiarchus cinerascens (N)
Great Crested Flycatcher M. crinitus *
Couch's Kingbird Tyrannus couchii (N)
Cassin's Kingbird T. vociferans (N)
Western Kingbird T. verticalis (U)
Eastern Kingbird T. tyrannus *
Gray Kingbird T. dominicensis (N)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher T. forficatus (N)
Fork-tailed Flycatcher T. savana (N)

Family Laniidae — Shrikes
Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus (N)*
Northern Shrike L. borealis

Family Vireonidae — Vireos
White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus *
Bell's Vireo V. bellii (N)
Yellow-throated Vireo V. flavifrons *
Cassin's Vireo V. cassinii (N)
Blue-headed Vireo V. solitarius *
Philadelphia Vireo V. philadelphicus *
Warbling Vireo V. gilvus *
Red-eyed Vireo V. olivaceus *

Family Corvidae — Jays, Magpies, and Crows
Gray Jay Perisoreus canadensis (A) *
Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata *
Black-billed Magpie Pica hudsonia (N)
American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos *
Fish Crow C. ossifragus *
Common Raven C. corax *

Family Alaudidae — Larks
Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis (IE) *
Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris *

Family Hirundinidae — Martins and Swallows
Purple Martin Progne subis *
Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor *
Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis *
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia *
Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota *
Cave Swallow P. fulva (N)
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica *

Family Paridae — Chickadees and Titmice
Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus *
Boreal Chickadee P. hudsonicus *
Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor *

Family Sittidae — Nuthatches
Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis *
White-breasted Nuthatch S. carolinensis *
Brown-headed Nuthatch S. pusilla (N)

Family Certhiidae — Creepers
Brown Creeper Certhia americana *

Family Troglodytidae — Wrens
Rock Wren Salpinctes obsoletus (N)
House Wren Troglodytes aedon *
Winter Wren T. hiemalis *
Sedge Wren Cistothorus platensis *
Marsh Wren C. palustris *
Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus *
Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii (N) *

Family Polioptilidae — Gnatcatchers
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea *

Family Regulidae — Kinglets
Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa *
Ruby-crowned Kinglet R. calendula *

Family Muscicapidae — Old World Flycatchers
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe (N)
Family Turdidae — Thrushes
Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis *
Mountain Bluebird S. currucoides (N)
Townsend's Solitaire Myadestes townsendi (N)
Veery Catharus fuscescens *
Gray-cheeked Thrush C. minimus
Bicknell's Thrush C. bicknelli (N outside known breeding area) *
Swainson's Thrush C. ustulatus *
Hermit Thrush C. guttatus *
Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina *
Fieldfare Turdus pilaris (N)
Redwing T. iliacus (N)
American Robin T. migratorius *
Varied Thrush Ixoreus naevius (N)

Family Mimidae — Mockingbirds, Thrashers, and Allies
Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis *
Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum *
Sage Thrasher Oreoscoptes montanus (N)
Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos *

Family Sturnidae — Starlings
European Starling Sturnus vulgaris (I) *

Family Bombycillidae — Waxwings
Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus
Cedar Waxwing B. cedrorum *

Family Passeridae — Old World Sparrows
House Sparrow Passer domesticus (I) *

Family Motacillidae — Wagtails and Pipits
'Yellow' Wagtail Motacilla tschutschensis/flava (N)

American Pipit Anthus rubescens

Family Fringillidae — Finches and Crossbills
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla (N)
Evening Grosbeak Coccothraustes vespertinus *
Pine Grosbeak Pinicola enucleator
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch Leucosticte tephrocotis (N)
House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus (I) *
Purple Finch H. purpureus *
Common Redpoll Acanthis flammea
Hoary Redpoll A. hornemanni (D)
Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra *
White-winged Crossbill L. leucoptera *
European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis (IE) *
Pine Siskin Spinus pinus *
American Goldfinch S. tristis *
Family Calcariidae — Longspurs and Snow Buntings
Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus
Chestnut-collared Longspur C. ornatus (N)
Smith's Longspur C. pictus (N)

Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis

Family Passerellidae — New World Sparrows and Allies
Green-tailed Towhee Pipilo chlorurus (N)
Spotted Towhee P. maculatus (N)
Eastern Towhee P. erythrophthalmus *
Cassin's Sparrow Peucaea cassinii (N)
Bachman's Sparrow P. aestivalis (N)
American Tree Sparrow Spizelloides arborea
Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina *
Clay-colored Sparrow S. pallida *
Field Sparrow S. pusilla *
Vesper Sparrow Pooecetes gramineus *
Lark Sparrow Chondestes grammacus (U)
Lark Bunting Calamospiza melanocorys (N)
Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis *
Grasshopper Sparrow Ammodramus savannarum *
Baird's Sparrow A. bairdii (N)
Henslow's Sparrow A. henslowii *
LeConte's Sparrow A. leconteii (N)
Nelson's Sparrow A. nelsoni
Saltmarsh Sparrow A. caudacutus (U) *
Seaside Sparrow A. maritimus (U) *
Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca
Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia *
Lincoln's Sparrow M. lincolnii *
Swamp Sparrow M. georgiana *
White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis *
Harris's Sparrow Z. querula (N)
White-crowned Sparrow Z. leucophrys
Golden-crowned Sparrow Z. atricapilla (N)
Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis *

Family Icteriidae — Yellow-breasted Chats
Yellow-breasted Chat Icteria virens *

Family Icteridae — Blackbirds, Meadowlarks, and Orioles
Yellow-headed Blackbird Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus
Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus *
Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna *
Western Meadowlark S. neglecta (N)*
Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius *
Bullock's Oriole I. bullockii (N)
Baltimore Oriole I. galbula *
Scott's Oriole I. parisorum (N)
Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus *
Bronzed Cowbird Molothrus aeneus (N)
Brown-headed Cowbird M. ater *
Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus *
Brewer's Blackbird E. cyanocephalus (N)
Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula *
Boat-tailed Grackle Q. major (U) *
Family Parulidae — Wood-Warblers
Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapilla *
Worm-eating Warbler Helmitheros vermivorum *
Louisiana Waterthrush Parkesia motacilla *
Northern Waterthrush P. noveboracensis *
Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera *
Blue-winged Warbler V. cyanoptera *
Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia *
Prothonotary Warbler Protonotaria citrea *
Swainson's Warbler Limnothlypis swainsonii (N)
Tennessee Warbler Oreothlypis peregrina *
Orange-crowned Warbler O. celata
Nashville Warbler O. ruficapilla *
Virginia's Warbler O. virginiae (N)
Connecticut Warbler Oporornis agilis
MacGillivray's Warbler Geothlypis tolmiei (N)
Mourning Warbler G. philadelphia *
Kentucky Warbler G. formosa *
Common Yellowthroat G. trichas *
Hooded Warbler Setophaga citrina *
American Redstart S. ruticilla *
Kirtland's Warbler S. kirtlandii (N)
Cape May Warbler S. tigrina *
Cerulean Warbler S. cerulea *
Northern Parula S. americana *
Magnolia Warbler S. magnolia *
Bay-breasted Warbler S. castanea *
Blackburnian Warbler S. fusca *
Yellow Warbler S. petechia *
Chestnut-sided Warbler S. pensylvanica *
Blackpoll Warbler S. striata *
Black-throated Blue Warbler S. caerulescens *
Palm Warbler S. palmarum *
Pine Warbler S. pinus *
Yellow-rumped Warbler S. coronata *
Yellow-throated Warbler S. dominica *
Prairie Warbler S. discolor *
Grace's Warbler S. graciae (N)
Black-throated Gray Warbler S. nigrescens (N)
Townsend's Warbler S. townsendi (N)
Hermit Warbler S. occidentalis (N)
Black-throated Green Warbler S. virens *
Canada Warbler Cardellina canadensis *
Wilson's Warbler C. pusilla *
Painted Redstart Myioborus pictus (N)
Family Cardinalidae — Tanagers, Cardinals and Allies
Summer Tanager Piranga rubra (U) *
Scarlet Tanager P. olivacea *
Western Tanager P. ludoviciana (N)
Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis *
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus *
Black-headed Grosbeak P. melanocephalus (N)
Blue Grosbeak Passerina caerulea (U) *
Lazuli Bunting P. amoena (N)
Indigo Bunting P. cyanea *
Painted Bunting P. ciris (N)
Dickcissel Spiza americana *

The Birds of New York State - Field Checklist
  UPDATED with AOS 2017 changes and October 2017 NYSARC additions


Field Checklist trifoldNow available - a field version of the official Checklist of the Birds of New York State.

This pdf document can be printed on the 2 sides of a single sheet of 8.5x11 paper and folded
into a handy trifold format. To access it, click on the title above, or on the image at right.



- Print LANDSCAPE mode, ACTUAL SIZE (some printers call it "normal" size).

- For front & back, set it to print DUPLEX.

- Select "flip" or "staple" along the SHORT edge, margin=0 (if margin option is presented).



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