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Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas

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Authors: Jim Howitz
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Locality: East Bethel

Annotated list of bird species found at the U of M's Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve since 1942. This checklist was complied by volunteers at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve, under the supervision of Dr. Caitlin Barale Potter, education and community engagement coordinator.  The checklist was originally complied and is kept updated by Jim Howitz and Caitlin Potter. Observations are submitted to staff and scientists at the reserve, as well as citizen scientists on the Red-headed Woodpecker Recovery Project. Photos are used with permission from Jim Gindorff, Keith Olstad and Siah St. Clair (Red-headed Woodpecker Recovery Project based at CCESR) and Jim Williams. CCESR is located in northern Anoka County and southern Isanti County.

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Families: 49
Genera: 149
Species: 234
Total Taxa (details): 235
Acanthis flammea - Common Redpoll
Accipiter cooperi - Cooper's Hawk
Accipiter gentilis - Northern Goshawk
Accipiter striatus - Sharp-shinned Hawk
Actitis macularius - Spotted Sandpiper
Aegolius acadicus - Northern Saw-whet Owl
Agelaius phoeniceus - Red-winged Blackbird
Aix sponsa - Wood Duck
Ammodramus henslowii - Henslow's Sparrow
Ammodramus leconteii - Le Conte's Sparrow
Ammodramus savannarum - Grasshopper Sparrow
Anas acuta - Northern Pintail
Anas americana - American Wigeon
Anas clypeata - Northern Shoveler
Anas crecca - Green-winged Teal
Anas discors - Blue-winged Teal
Anas rubripes - American Black Duck
Anser albifrons - Greater White-fronted Goose
Anthus rubescens - American Pipit
Aquila chrysaetos - Golden Eagle
Archilochus colubris - Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Ardea alba - Great Egret
Ardea herodias - Great Blue Heron
Asio flammeus - Short-eared Owl
Asio otus - Long-eared Owl
Aythya affinis - Lesser Scaup
Aythya collaris - Ring-necked Duck
Baeolophus bicolor - Tufted Titmouse
Bartramia longicauda - Upland Sandpiper
Bombycilla cedrorum - Cedar Waxwing
Bombycilla garrulus - Bohemian Waxwing
Bonasa umbellus - Ruffed Grouse
Botaurus lentiginosus - American Bittern
Branta canadensis - Canada Goose
Bubo virginianus - Great Horned Owl
Bubulcus ibis - Cattle Egret
Bucephala albeola - Bufflehead
Bucephala clangula - Common Goldeneye
Buteo jamaicensis - Red-tailed Hawk
Buteo lagopus - Rough-legged Hawk
Buteo lineatus - Red-shouldered Hawk
Buteo platypterus - Broad-winged Hawk
Caprimulgus vociferus - Eastern Whip-poor-will
Cardellina pusilla - Wilson's Warbler
Cardinalis cardinalis - Northern Cardinal
Cathartes aura - Turkey Vulture
Catharus guttatus - Hermit Thrush
Catharus minimus - Gray-cheeked Thrush
Catharus ustulatus - Swainson's Thrush
Certhia americana - Brown Creeper
Chaetura pelagica - Chimney Swift
Chlidonias niger - Black Tern
Chondestes grammacus - Lark Sparrow
Chordeiles minor - Common Nighthawk
Circus hudsonius - Northern Harrier
Coccothraustes vespertinus - Evening Grosbeak
Coccyzus americanus - Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Coccyzus erythropthalmus - Black-billed Cuckoo
Colaptes auratus - Northern Flicker
Columba livia - Rock Pigeon
Contopus borealis - Olive-sided Flycatcher
Contopus borealis cooperi - Olive-sided Flycatcher
Contopus virens - Eastern Wood-Pewee
Corvus brachyrhynchos - American Crow
Corvus corax - Common Raven
Cygnus buccinator - Trumpeter Swan
Cygnus columbianus - Tundra Swan
Dendroica caerulescens - Black-throated Blue Warbler
Dendroica fusca - Blackburnian Warbler
Dendroica pinus - Pine Warbler
Dendroica striata - Blackpoll Warbler
Dendroica virens - Black-throated Green Warbler
Dryocopus pileatus - Pileated Woodpecker
Empidonax alnorum - Alder Flycatcher
Empidonax flaviventris - Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Empidonax minimus - Least Flycatcher
Empidonax traillii - Willow Flycatcher
Empidonax virescens - Acadian Flycatcher
Euphagus carolinus - Rusty Blackbird
Euphagus cyanocephalus - Brewer's Blackbird
Falco peregrinus - Peregrine Falcon
Falco sparverius - American Kestrel
Fulica americana - American Coot
Gallinago delicata - Common Snipe
Gavia immer - Common Loon
Geothlypis philadelphia - Mourning Warbler
Geothlypis trichas - Common Yellowthroat
Grus canadensis - Sandhill Crane
Hirundo pyrrhonota - Cliff Swallow
Hirundo rustica - Barn Swallow
Icterus galbula - Baltimore Oriole
Icterus spurius - Orchard Oriole
Ixobrychus exilis - Least Bittern
Ixoreus naevius - Varied Thrush
Junco hyemalis - Dark-eyed Junco
Lanius borealis - Northern Shrike
Lanius ludovicianus - Loggerhead Shrike
Larus argentatus - Herring Gull
Larus delawarensis - Ring-billed Gull
Limnodromus griseus - Short-billed Dowitcher
Lophodytes cucullatus - Hooded Merganser
Loxia curvirostra - Red Crossbill
Loxia leucoptera - White-billed Crossbill
Megaceryle alcyon - Belted Kingfisher
Melanerpes carolinus - Red-bellied Woodpecker
Melanerpes erythrocephalus - Red-headed Woodpecker
Melospiza georgiana - Swamp Sparrow
Melospiza lincolnii - Lincoln's Sparrow
Melospiza melodia - Song Sparrow
Mergus merganser - Common Merganser
Mergus serrator - Red-breasted Merganser
Mimus polyglottos - Northern Mockingbird
Mniotilta varia - Black-and-white Warbler
Molothrus ater - Brown-headed Cowbird
Myadestes townsendi - Townsend's Solitaire
Myiarchus crinitus - Great Crested Flycatcher
Nyctanassa violacea - Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Nycticorax nycticorax - Black-crowned Night-Heron
Oporornis agilis - Connecticut Warbler
Otus asio - Eastern Screech-Owl
Parula americana - Northern Parula
Passer domesticus - House Sparrow
Passerculus sandwichensis - Savannah Sparrow
Passerella iliaca - Fox Sparrow
Passerina cyanea - Indigo Bunting
Pelecanus erythrorhynchos - American White Pelican
Phalacrocorax auritus - Double-crested Cormorant
Phasianus colchicus - Ring-necked Pheasant
Pheucticus ludovicianus - Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Pica hudsonia - Black-billed Magpie
Picoides arcticus - Black-backed Woodpecker
Picoides pubescens - Downy Woodpecker
Picoides villosus - Hairy Woodpecker
Pinicola enucleator - Pine Grosbeak
Pipilo erythrophthalmus - Spotted Towhee
Piranga ludoviciana - Western Tanager
Piranga olivacea - Scarlet Tanager
Podiceps auritus - Horned Grebe
Podiceps grisegena - Red-necked Grebe
Podilymbus podiceps - Pied-billed Grebe
Polioptila caerulea - Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Pooecetes gramineus - Vesper Sparrow
Progne subis - Purple Martin
Quiscalus quiscula - Common Grackle
Rallus limicola - Virginia Rail
Regulus calendula - Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Regulus satrapa - Golden-crowned Kinglet
Riparia riparia - Bank Swallow
Sayornis phoebe - Eastern Phoebe
Scolopax minor - American Woodcock
Setophaga castanea - Bay-breasted Warbler
Setophaga coronata - Yellow-rumped Warbler
Setophaga magnolia - Magnolia Warbler
Setophaga palmarum - Palm Warbler
Setophaga pensylvanica - Chestnut-sided Warbler
Setophaga petechia - Yellow Warbler
Setophaga ruticilla - American Redstart
Setophaga tigrina - Cape May Warbler
Sialia currucoides - Mountain Bluebird
Sialia sialis - Eastern Bluebird
Sitta canadensis - Red-breasted Nuthatch
Sitta carolinensis - White-breasted Nuthatch
Sphyrapicus varius - Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Spinus pinus pinus - Pine Siskin
Spinus tristis tristis - American Goldfinch
Spiza americana - Dickcissel
Spizella arborea - American Tree Sparrow
Spizella pallida - Clay-colored Sparrow
Spizella passerina - Chipping Sparrow
Spizella pusilla - Field Sparrow
Stelgidopteryx serripennis - Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Sterna forsteri - Forster's Tern
Sterna hirundo - Common Tern
Strix nebulosa - Great Gray Owl
Strix varia - Barred Owl
Sturnella magna - Eastern Meadowlark
Sturnella neglecta - Western Meadowlark
Sturnus vulgaris - European Starling
Tachycineta bicolor - Tree Swallow
Toxostoma rufum - Brown Thrasher
Tringa flavipes - Lesser Yellowlegs
Tringa melanoleuca - Greater Yellowlegs
Tringa solitaria - Solitary Sandpiper
Troglodytes aedon - House Wren
Turdus migratorius - American Robin
Tyrannus tyrannus - Eastern Kingbird
Tyrannus verticalis - Western Kingbird
Vermivora chrysoptera - Golden-winged Warbler
Vermivora pinus - Blue-winged Warbler
Vireo flavifrons - Yellow-throated Vireo
Vireo gilvus - Warbling Vireo
Vireo olivaceus - Red-eyed Vireo
Vireo philadelphicus - Philadelphia Vireo
Vireo solitarius - Solitary Vireo
Wilsonia citrina - Hooded Warbler
Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus - Yellow-headed Blackbird
Zenaida macroura - Mourning Dove
Zonotrichia albicollis - White-throated Sparrow
Zonotrichia leucophrys - White-crowned Sparrow
Zonotrichia querula - Harris's Sparrow
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