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Neotropical Migratory Birds*
(160 Representative Species)

Common name

Scientific name

Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
Mississippi Kite Ictinia mississippiensis
Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
Cooper's Hawk Accipter cooperii
Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni
Am. Swallow-tailed Kite Elanoides forficatus
American Kestrel Falco sparveri . us
Merlin Falco columbarius
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
Band-tailed Pigeon Columba fasciata
Black-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus erythropthaimus
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus
Mangrove Cuckoo Coccyzus minor
Flammulated Owl Otus flammeolus
Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia
Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor
Lesser Nighthawk Chordeiles acutipennis
Chuck-will's-Widow Caprimulgus carolinensis
Whip-poor-will Caprimuigus vociferus
Black Swift Cypseloides niger
Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
Vaux's Swift Chaetura vauxi
White-throated Swift Aeronautes saxatalis
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris
Black-chinned Hummingbird Archilochus alexandri
Calliope Hummingbird Stellura calliope
Broad-tailed Hummingbird Selasphorus platycercus
Rufous Hummingbird Selasphorus rufus
Allen's Hummingbird Selasphorus sasin
Belted Kingfisher Ceryle alcyon
Red-naped Sapsucker Sphyrapicus nuchalis
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
Williamson's Sapsucker Sphyrapicus thyroides
Olive-sided Flycatcher Cont pus borealis
Western Wood-Pewee Contopus sordidulus
Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Empidonax flaviventris
Acadian Flycatcher Empidonax virescens
Alder Flycatcher Empidonax ainorum
Willow Flycatcher Empidonax traiilii.
Least Flycatcher Empidonax minimus
Hammond's Flycatcher Empidonax hammondii
Dusky Flycatcher Empidonax oberholseri
Gray Flycatcher Empidonax wrightii
Western Flycatcher Empidonax difficilis.
Eastern Phoebe Sayomis phoebe.
Say's Phoebe Sayomis saya
Ash-throated Flycatcher Mviarchus cinerascens.
Great-crested Flycatcher dyiarchus crinitus.
Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis
Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus
Gray Kingbird Tyrannus dominicensis
Cassin's Kingbird Tvrannus vociferans
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher fyrannus forficatus
Purple Martin Progne subis.
Tree Swallow Tachycinerta bicolor.
Violet-green Swallow Tachycineta thalassina
Northern Rough-winged Swallow Steigidopteryx serripen
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia
Cliff Swallow Hirundo pyrrhonota
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
House Wren Trogiodytes aedon.
Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Poiioptila caerulea
Veery Catharus fuscescen
Gray-cheeked Thrush Catharus miniMUS
Swainson's Thrush Catharus swainsonii
Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina
American Robin Turdus migratoriUS
Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta
Sprague's Pipit Anthus spragueii
Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus
Bell's Vireo Vireo beilii.
Black-capped Vireo Vireo atricapillus.
Gray Vireo vireo vicinior
Solitary Vireo Vireo solitarius
Yellow-throated Vireo Vireo flavifrons
Warbling Vireo Vireo gflvus
Philadelphia Vireo Vireo philadeiphicus
Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus
Black-whiskered Vireo Vireo altiloquus
Bachman's Warbler Vermivora bachmanii.
Blue-winged Warbler Vermivora pinus
Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera
Tennessee Warbler vermivora peregrina
Orange-crowned Warbler Vermivora celata
Nashville Warbler Vermivora ruficapilia
Virginia's Warbler Vermivora virginiae.
Lucy's Warbler Vermivora luciae.
Northern Parula Parula americans
Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechia
Chestnut-sided Warbler Dendroica penslyvanica
Magnolia Warbler Dendroica magnolia
Cape May Warbler Dendroica tigrina
Black-throated Blue Warbler Dendroica caerulescens
Black-throated Gray Warbler Dendroica nigrescens
Townsend's Warbler Dendroica townsendi
Hermit Warbler Dendroica occidentalis
Black-throated Green Warbler Dendroica virens
Golden-cheeked Warbler Dendroica chrysopana.
Blackburnian Warbler Dendroica fusca
Yellow-throated Warbler Dendroica dominica
Grace's Warbler Dendroica graciae
Pine Warbler Dendroica pinus
Kirtland's Warbler Dendroica kirtlandii.
Prairie Warbler Dendroica discolor
Palm Warbler Dendroica paimarum
Bay-breasted Warbler Dendroica castanea
Blackpoll Warbler Dendroica striata
Cerulean Warbler Dendroica cerulea
Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia
American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
Prothonotary Warbler Protonotaria citrea.
Worm-eating Warbler Helmitheros vermivorus
Swainson'S Warbler Limnothlypis swainsonii
Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapillus
Northern Waterthrush Seiurus noveboracensis
Louisiana Waterthrush Seiurus motacilla
Kentucky Warbler Oporornis formosus
Connecticut Warbler Oporornis agilis
Mourning Warbler Oporomis Philadelphia
MacGilivray's Warbler Oporomis tolmiei
Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
Hooded Warbler Wilsonia citrina
Wilson's Warbler Wilsonia pusilia
Canada Warbler Wilsonia canadensis
Yellow-breasted Chat Icteria virens
Summer Tanager Piranga rubra
Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea
Western Tanager Piranga ludoviciana
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus
Black-headed Grosbeak Pheucticus melanocephalus
Blue Grosbeak Guiraca caerulea
Lazuli Bunting Passerina amoena
Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
Painted Bunting Passerina ciris
Dickcissel Spiza americans
Green-tailed Towhee Pipilo chlorurus
Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
Clay-colored Sparrow Spizelia pallida
Brewer's Sparrow Spizella breweri
Black-chinned Sparrow Spizella atrogularis
Vesper Sparrow Pooecetes gramineus
Lark Bunting Calamospiza melanocorys
Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
Baird's Sparrow Ammodramus bairdii
Grasshopper Sparrow Ammodramus savannarum
Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus
Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
Yellow-headed Blackbird Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus
Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus
Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius
Northern Oriole Icterus galbula

*Adapted from Finch, Deborah M, 1991. Population Ecology, Habitat Requirements, and Conservation of Neotropical Migratory Birds. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-205. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Stantion. 26p. Preliminary list of migrant landbird species that breed primarily in the Neararctic adn winter generally south of the United States_Mexico border (modified from S. Droege and R. Greenberg, unpublished.)

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