Adirondack Bird Watching

Adirondack Bird Watching

Here is a list of some of the birds you can expect to enjoy while in the Adirondacks of New York:

Common NameScientific Name
Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall
HWF
Alder FlycatcherEmpidonax alnorum
P
P
P
X
American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
P
P
P
X
American Black DuckAnas rubripes
P
P
P
X
American CootFulica americana
U
U
U
X
American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
P
P
P
P
X
American GoldfinchCarduelis tristis
P
P
P
P
X
American KestrelFalco sparverius
U
U
U
X
American PipitAnthus rubescens
U
U
American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
P
P
P
X
American RobinTurdus migratorius
U
P
P
P
X
American Three-toed WoodpeckerPicoides dorsalis
R
R
R
R
X
American Tree SparrowSpizella arborea
P
P
P
X
American WigeonAnas americana
R
R
American WoodcockScolopax minor
P
P
P
X
Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
U
U
U
X
Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
P
P
P
X
Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
P
P
P
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
P
P
P
X
Barred OwlStrix varia
P
P
P
P
X
Bay-breasted WarblerDendroica castanea
U
U
U
Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
P
P
P
X
Bicknell’s ThrushCatharus bicknelli
P
P
P
Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
P
P
P
X
Black-backed WoodpeckerPicoides arcticus
P
P
P
P
X
Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmus
P
P
P
Black-capped ChickadeePoecile atricapilla
P
P
P
P
X
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
R
R
X
Black-throated Blue WarblerDendroica caerulescens
P
P
P
X
Black-throated Green WarblerDendroica virens
P
P
P
X
Blackburnian WarblerDendroica fusca
P
P
P
X
Blackpoll WarblerDendroica striata
P
P
P
X
Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
P
P
P
P
X
Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
R
X
Blue-winged TealAnas discors
U
X
BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
P
P
P
Boreal ChickadeePoecile hudsonica
P
P
P
P
X
BrantBranta bernicla
U
Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
P
P
P
X
Brown CreeperCerthia americana
P
P
P
P
X
Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
P
P
P
X
Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
U
P
P
P
X
BuffleheadBucephala albeola
U
U
X
Canada GooseBranta canadensis
P
P
X
Canada WarblerWilsonia canadensis
P
P
P
X
Cape May WarblerDendroica tigrina
U
U
U
X
Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
U
P
P
P
X
Chestnut-sided WarblerDendroica pensylvanica
P
P
P
X
Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
P
P
P
X
Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
P
P
P
X
Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
P
P
P
X
Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
U
U
X
Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
P
P
P
X
Common LoonGavia immer
P
P
P
X
Common MerganserMergus merganser
P
P
P
X
Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
P
P
Common RavenCorvus corax
P
P
P
P
X
Common RedpollCarduelis flammea
U
U
U
X
Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
P
P
P
X
Cooper’s HawkAccipiter cooperii
U
P
U
P
X
Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
P
P
P
P
X
Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
U
U
Downy WoodpeckerPicoides pubescens
P
P
P
P
X
Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
P
P
P
X
Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
P
P
P
X
Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
U
U
U
Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
P
P
P
X
Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
R
Eastern Wood-peweeContopus virens
P
P
P
X
European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
U
P
P
P
X
Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinus
P
P
P
P
X
Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
P
P
P
X
Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
P
P
X
GadwallAnas strepera
R
R
Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
U
U
X
Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
P
P
P
P
X
Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
P
P
P
X
Gray JayPerisoreus canadensis
P
P
P
P
X
Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
P
P
P
X
Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
P
P
P
X
Great Gray OwlStrix nebulosa
R
Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
U
U
U
U
X
Greater ScaupAythya marila
R
R
Green HeronButorides virescens
P
P
P
X
Green-winged TealAnas crecca
U
U
GyrfalconFalco rusticolus
R
Hairy WoodpeckerPicoides villosus
P
P
P
P
X
Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
P
P
P
X
Herring GullLarus argentatus
P
P
P
X
Hoary RedpollCarduelis hornemanni
R
X
Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
P
P
P
X
Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
U
U
X
Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
R
R
X
House FinchCarpodacus mexicanus
P
P
P
P
House SparrowPasser domesticus
U
U
U
U
House WrenTroglodytes aedon
P
P
P
Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
U
P
U
X
KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
P
P
P
Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
P
P
P
X
Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
U
U
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
U
U
Lincoln’s SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
P
P
P
Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
U
U
Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalis
R
R
Magnolia WarblerDendroica magnolia
P
P
P
X
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
P
P
P
X
MerlinFalco columbarius
R
R
Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
P
P
P
P
X
Mourning WarblerOporornis philadelphia
P
P
P
X
Nashville WarblerVermivora ruficapilla
P
P
P
X
Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
U
U
U
U
X
Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
P
P
P
X
Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
P
P
P
P
X
Northern HarrierCircus cyaneus
U
U
U
X
Northern Hawk OwlSurnia ulula
U
Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
U
U
U
X
Northern ParulaParula americana
P
P
P
X
Northern PintailAnas acuta
U
U
Northern Rough-winged SwalllowStelgidopteryx serripennis
U
U
Northern Saw-whet OwlAegolius acadicus
P
P
P
P
X
Northern ShrikeLanius excubitor
U
X
Northern WaterthrushSeiurus noveboracensis
P
P
P
X
Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi
P
P
P
X
Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
R
OspreyPandion haliaetus
P
P
P
X
OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
P
P
P
X
Palm WarblerDendroica palmarum
Pererine FalconFalco peregrinus
U
R
U
Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
U
U
U
Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
U
U
U
X
Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
P
P
P
P
X
Pine GrossbeakPinicola enucleator
P
U
U
X
Pine SiskinCarduelis pinus
P
P
P
P
X
Pine WarblerDendroica pinus
U
U
U
Purple FinchCarpodacus purpureus
P
P
P
P
X
Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
P
P
P
P
X
Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
P
P
P
P
X
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
R
R
X
Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
P
P
P
X
Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
R
R
R
Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
U
U
U
X
Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
U
P
P
P
X
Red-throated LoonGavia stellata
R
R
Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
U
P
P
P
X
Ring-billed GullRing-billed Gull
P
P
P
X
Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
P
U
P
X
Rock PigeonColumba livia
U
U
U
Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
P
P
P
X
Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
P
P
P
X
Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
P
P
P
X
Ruffed GrouseBonasa umbellus
P
P
P
P
X
Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
P
P
P
X
Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
P
P
P
Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
P
P
P
X
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
R
R
Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
P
P
P
P
X
Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalis
P
P
P
X
Snow GooseChen caerulescens
P
P
X
Snowy OwlBubo scandiacus
U
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
P
P
Solitary VireoVireo solitarius
P
P
P
X
Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
P
P
P
X
Surf ScotterMelanitta perspicillata
U
X
SoraPorzana carolina
R
R
Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
P
P
P
X
Swainson’s ThrushCatharus ustulatus
P
P
P
X
Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
P
P
P
X
Tennessee WarblerVermivora peregrina
U
P
Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
P
P
P
X
Turkey VultureCathartes aura
P
P
P
X
Upland SandpiperBartramia longicauda
R
R
VeeryCatharus fuscescens
P
P
P
X
Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
U
R
U
Virginia RailRallus limicola
U
U
U
X
Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
Whip-poor-willCaprimulgus vociferus
U
U
White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
P
P
P
P
X
White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
P
P
X
White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
P
P
P
X
White-winged CrossbillLoxia leucoptera
P
P
P
P
X
White-winged ScoterMelanitta fusca
R
R
Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
U
U
U
U
X
Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
U
U
Wilson’s SnipeGallinago delicata
P
P
P
X
Wilson’s WarblerWilsonia pusilla
U
U
Winter WrenTroglodytes troglodytes
P
P
P
X
Wood DuckAix sponsa
P
P
P
X
Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
P
P
P
X
Yellow WarblerDendroica petechia
P
P
P
X
Yellow-bellied FlycatcherEmpidonax flaviventris
P
P
P
X
Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
P
P
P
X
Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
U
U
U
X
Yellow-rumped Warbler Adirondack Bird WatchingDendroica coronata
P
P
P
X

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