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RMG Bird List

The Rosetta McClain Gardens Bird List

This is a complete and up-to-date list of all bird species that we've seen and positively identified at Rosetta McClain Gardens since BIGFRANK started visiting the park back in 2002.  Species that are dated represent rare sightings.

Total bird species observed to date: 220 (+3 spuhs)
('spuhs' are birds not identified to species)


Latest additions...
220 - Northern Shoveler   (Oct 17, 2019)
219 - Barred Owl   (Nov 23, 2018)
218 - Lesser Black-backed Gull   (May 20, 2018)
217 - Yellow-throated Vireo   (May 16, 2018)
216 - Sora   (May 7, 2018)
215 - Fish Crow   (Apr 22, 2018)
214 - Wild Turkey   (Apr 12, 2018)
003 - Ross's or Ross's hybrid Goose   (Nov 3, 2017)
002 - Blue-winged or Green-winged Teal   (Sep 28, 2017)
213 - Northern Waterthrush   (Sep 9, 2017)
212 - Hooded Warbler   (May 16, 2017)
211 - Greater White-fronted Goose    (Oct 13, 2016)
210 - Bobolink   (May 20, 2016)
209 - Varied Thrush   (old record added)
208 - Tufted Titmouse    (Nov 20, 2015)
207 - Northern Pintail   (Oct 8, 2015)
206 - Marsh Wren   (May 17, 2015)
205 - American Golden-Plover   (Sep 24, 2014)
204 - Brant   (Nov 1, 2014)
203 - Black Vulture    (Oct 23, 2014)
001 - Long-tailed, Parasitic or Pomarine Jaeger   (Oct 8, 2014)
202 - Pectoral Sandpiper   (Sep 7, 2014)
201 - Olive-sided Flycatcher   (May 16, 2014)


Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl
Snow Goose
Ross's or Ross's hybrid Goose   (Nov 3, 2017)
Greater White-fronted Goose   (Oct 13, 2016)
Brant
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Trumpeter Swan
Tundra Swan
Wood Duck
Blue-winged or Green-winged Teal   (Sep 28, 2017)
Northern Shoveler   (Oct 17, 2019)
Gadwall
American Wigeon
Mallard
American Black Duck
Northern Pintail   (Oct 8, 2015)
Redhead
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter   (Oct 31, 2010)
Long-tailed Duck
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck

New World Quail

Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies
Wild Turkey   (Apr 12, 2018)

Grebes
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe

Pigeons and Doves
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove

Cuckoos
Black-billed Cuckoo

Nightjars and Allies
Common Nighthawk

Swifts
Chimney Swift

Hummingbirds
Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Rails, Gallinules, and Coots
Sora   (May 7, 2018)
American Coot

Cranes
Sandhill Crane

Stilts and Avocets

Oystercatchers

Plovers and Lapwings
American Golden-Plover   (Sep 24, 2015)
Killdeer

Sandpipers and Allies
Whimbrel
Hudsonian Godwit   (Sep 7, 2006)
Pectoral Sandpiper   (Sep 7, 2014)
American Woodcock   (Apr 19, 2008) (Apr 13, 2015)
Wilson's Snipe   (Oct 16, 2011)
Spotted Sandpiper
Lesser Yellowlegs   (Aug 4, 2006)
Greater Yellowlegs

Skuas and Jaegers
Long-tailed, Parasitic or Pomarine Jaeger   (Oct 8, 2014)

Auks, Murres, and Puffins

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers
Bonaparte's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull   (May 20, 2018)
Glaucous Gull   (Oct 29, 2013)
Great Black-backed Gull
Caspian Tern
Common Tern

Loons
Red-throated Loon
Common Loon

Albatrosses

Shearwaters and Petrels

Storm-Petrels

Storks

Frigatebirds

Boobies and Gannets
Northern Gannet   (2006)

Cormorants and Shags
Double-crested Cormorant

Anhingas

Pelicans
American White Pelican   (Sep 9, 2005) (Oct 9, 2010) (Jul 7, 2018)

Herons, Egret and Bitterns
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron

Ibises and Spoonbills

New World Vultures
Black Vulture   (Oct 23, 2014)
Turkey Vulture

Osprey
Osprey

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites
Golden Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Northern Goshawk
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk

Barn-Owls

Owls
Eastern Screech-owl
Great Horned Owl
Barred Owl   (Nov 23, 2018) (Nov 30, 2018)
Long-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl   (2007) (Nov 14, 2018)

Kingfishers
Belted Kingfisher

Woodpeckers
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker

Falcons and Caracaras
American Kestrel
Merlin
Gyrfalcon   (Nov 23, 2013)
Peregrine Falcon

Tyrant Flycatchers
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe

Shrikes
Northern Shrike

Vireos, Shrike-Babblers, and Erpornis
White-eyed Vireo   (May 3 - 4, 2009)
Yellow-throated Vireo   (May 16, 2018) (May 17, 2019)
Blue-headed Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo

Crows, Jays, and Magpies
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Common Raven

Larks
Horned Lark

Swallows
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Cave Swallow   (Oct 28 & 31, 2010)
Barn Swallow

Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse   (Nov 20, 2015 - Feb 2016)

Nuthatches
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch

Treecreepers
Brown Creeper

Wrens
House Wren 
Winter Wren
Marsh Wren   (May 17, 2015)
Carolina Wren

Gnatcatchers
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Kinglets
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Old World Flycatchers

Thrushes
Eastern Bluebird
Veery
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Varied Thrush   (Jan - Mar 2010)

Mockingbirds and Thrashers
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird

Starlings
European Starling

Waxwings
Bohemian Waxwing   (Nov 8, 2012)
Cedar Waxwing

Silky-Flycatchers

Old World Sparrows
House Sparrow

Wagtails and Pipits
American Pipit

Finches, Euphonias, and Allies
Evening Grosbeak
Pine Grosbeak   (Nov 7, 2007)
House Finch
Purple Finch
Common Redpoll
White-winged Crossbill
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch

Longspurs and Snow Buntings
Snow Bunting

New World Buntings and Sparrows
Eastern Towhee
American Tree Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Clay-colored Sparrow   (May 3 - 4, 2012) (Oct 10, 2012)
Field Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow   (Apr 13, 2010) (May 2, 2018)
Savannah Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow   (Apr 4, 2009)
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco

Yellow-breasted Chat

Troupials and Allies
Bobolink   (May 20, 2016)
Eastern Meadowlark
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Rusty Blackbird
Common Grackle

New World Warblers
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush   (Sep 9, 2017)
Golden-winged Warbler   (2006) (May 9, 2016)
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Connecticut Warbler   (2006)
Mourning Warbler
Kentucky Warbler   (2003)
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler   (May 16 - 22, 2017) (May 20, 2019)
American Redstart
Cape May Warbler
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Canada Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
 
Cardinals and Allies
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting

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