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The Scot Haynes Bird Page

While constructing birdhouses a decision was made to create a bird list of all the species we see on the MGC property.  Then Assistant Superintendent Scot Haynes spent two seasons making up this extensive list of birds on our MGC courses. 



Pelecaniforms
Double Crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

Ciconiiformes
Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
Green Heron Butorides straitus

Anseriformes
Canada Goose Branta canadensis
Brant Goose Branta bernicla
Snow Goose Chen caerulescens
Mallard Duck Anas platyrhynchos
Green Winged Teal Anas crecca
Wood Duck Aix sponsa
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula
Bufflehead Bucephala albeola
Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis
Red Breasted Merganser Mergus serrator
Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cuucllatus
Common Merganser Mergus merganser

Falconiformes
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
Sharp Shinned Hawk Accipiter straitus
Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis
Red Tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
Red Shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
Broad Winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
American Kestrel Falco sparverius
Merlin Falco columbarius
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus

Strigiformes
Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
Common Screech Owl Otus asio
Barred Owl Strix varia
Snowy Owl Nyctea scandiaca

Galliformes
Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo
Ring Necked Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
Ruffed Grouse Bonasa umbellus
Sharp Tailed Grouse Pedioecetes phasianellus

Gruiformes
Sandhill Crane Grus canadensis
American Coot Fulica americana
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularia

Charadriiformes
Herring Gull Larus argentatus
Piping Plover Charadrius melodus
Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda
American Woodcock Philohela minor
Common Snipe Capella gallinago

Columbiformes
Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
Rock Dove (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia

Caprimulgiformes
Whip-Poor-Will Caprimulgus vociferus
Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor

Apodiformes
Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
Ruby Throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris

Coraciiformes
Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Piciformes
Common Flicker Colaptes auratus
Pileated Woodpecker Drypcopus pileatus
Red-Bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
Red Headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus
Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens

Passeriformes
Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus
Olive Sided Flycatcher Nuttallornis borealis
Eastern Pheobe Sayornis phoebe
Eastern Pewee Contopus virens
Tree Swallow Iridoprocne bicolor
Blue Jay Cynanocitta cristata
American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
Northern Raven Corvus corax
Black Capped Chickadee Parus atricapillus
Tufted Titmouse Parus bicolor
White Breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
Brown Creeper Certhia familiaris
House Wren Troglodytes aedon
Wood Thrush Hylociachla mustelina
American Robin Turdus migratorius
Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedroum
European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
White Throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca
Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
Lark Sparrow Chondestes grammacus
Grasshopper Sparrow Ammodramus savannarum
Red Winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
House Finch Carpodacus mexicanus
American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis
Northern Junco Junco hyemalis
Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis
Rose Breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus
Winter Wren Troglodytes troglodytes
Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
Brown Trasher Toxostoma Rufum
Scarlet Tananger Piranga olivacea
Yellow Warbler Dendroica petchia
Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea

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