Hubbard Brook Bird List

The following bird list has been updated (May 2013; RT Holmes & TS Sillett)  from   Holmes, R. T. and G. E. Likens.  1999.  Organisms of the Hubbard Brook Valley, New Hampshire. USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station, General Tech. Report NE-257. 32 pp

Codes:
Seasonal occurrence:
PR = permanent resident
SR = Summer resident
WR = Winter resident
M = Migrant

Habitat/Elevational Distribution:
R = ridge lines, high elevation, mostly coniferous forests
H = hardwoods and mixed hardwood-coniferous, mostly mid ele
E = edges and early successional vegetation in clearcuts
D = disturbed areas, rural residential, most near FS HQ and Mirror Lake
W = near water (Mirror Lake along streams, in wetlands and marshes)

Relative Abundance:
C = Common/abundant (found each year)
U = Uncommon (regularly occurring but in low numbers, often patchy distributiion
O = Occassional (present in some years; low abundance
V = Vagrant (includes accidentals)
Order Common Name Species Seasonal
Occurrence
Relative
Abundance
Habitat/
Elevation
Gaviformes Common Loon Gavia immer MI U W
Pelcaniformes Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias SR U W
Anseriformes Canada Goose Branta canadensis MI U W

Mallard Anas platyrhynchos SR U W

Ring-Necked Duck Aythya collaris MI U W

Common Merganser Mergus merganser SR,MI O W
Accipitriformes Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura SR U D

Osprey Pandion haliaetus MI O W

Red-Tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis SR U H,E,D

Broad-Winged Hawk Buteo platypterus SR C H

Sharp-Shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus SR U H,R

Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii SR O H,E

Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis SR,M O R,H
Falconiformes
American Kestrel Falco sparverius SR U D
Galliformes Ruffed Grouse Bonasa umbellus PR C H,D

Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo PR U H,E
Charadriformes American Woodcock Philohela minor SR U E,W
Columbiformes Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura SR C D

Rock Dove Columba livia PR O D
Cuculiformes Black-Billed Cuckoo Coccyzus erythropthalmus SR O H,D

Yellow-Billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus SR O E,D,W
Strigiformes Barred Owl Strix varia PR C H,D

Northern Saw-Whet Owl Aegolius acadacus WR,SR O H,R,
Caprimulgiformes Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor SR V D
Apodiformes Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica SR U H,D,E

Ruby Throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris SR U H,D
Coraciformes
Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon SR U W
Piciformes Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus SR O H,E

Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius SR C H,D

Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens PR C H,D

Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus PR C H,D,R

Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus SR C D

Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus PR C H,D
Passeriformes
Olive-Sided Flycatcher Contopus borealis SR O R,E

Eastern Wood Pewee Contopus virens SR U H

Yellow Bellied Flycatcher Empidonax flaviventris SR U R

Acadian Flycatcher Empidonax virescens SR V H

Alder Flycatcher Empidonax alnorum SR U E,D

Least Flycatcher Empidonax minimus SR U H,D

Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe SR C D,H

Great Crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus SR U H

Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus SR U D

Purple Martin Progne subis SR V D,W

Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor SR C D,W

Bank Swallow Riparia riparia SR U D,W

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica SR C D,W

Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata PR C H,D,E

American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos PR C D,E

Common Raven Corvus corax PR U D,H

Black-Capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus PR C H,D,R

Boreal Chickadee Poecile hudsonicus PR O R

Tufted Titmouse Baolophus bicolor PR U E,D,H

White-Breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis PR C H,D

Red-Breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis PR U H,R

Brown Creeper Certhia familiaris PR U H,R

House Wren Troglodytes aedon SR U D

Winter Wren Troglodytes hiemalis SR C H,D

Golden-Crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa PR U R

Ruby-Crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula MI U H,D

Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis SR U D

Veery Catharus fuscescens SR C H,D

Gray-Cheeked Thrush Catharus minimus MI O H,R

Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus SR U H,R

Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus SR C H,D

Bicknell's Thrush Catharus bicknelli SR U R

Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina SR O H,D

American Robin Turdus migratorius SR C D,H

Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis SR U D,E

Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum SR C D

Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus WR O D,E

European Starling Sturnus vulgaris PR C D

Blue-Headed Vireo Vireo solitarius SR U H,R

Yellow-Throated Vireo Vireo flavifrons SR O D

Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus SR O D

Philadelphia Vireo Vireo philadelphicus SR O H

Red-Eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus SR C H,D

Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera SR V H

Tennessee Warbler Oreothlyppsis peregrina MI C H,D

Nashville Warbler Oreothlyppsis ruficapilla SR U E,D

Northern Parula Parula americana SR U D

Chestnut-Sided Warbler Setophaga pensylvanica SR C E,D

Magnolia Warbler Setophaga magnolia SR U R,H,D

Cape May Warbler Setophaga tigrina MI U H,R

Black-Throated Blue Warbler Setophaga caerulescens SR C H

Yellow-Rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata SR U H,R

Black-Throated Green Warbler Setophaga virens SR C R,H

Blackburnian Warbler Setophaga fusca SR U R,H

Bay-Breasted Warbler Setophaga castanea MI U R,H

Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata MI U R,H

Black-and-White Warbler Mniotilta varia SR U H,E

American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla SR C E,H,D

Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapilla SR C H

Northern Waterthrush Parkesia noveboracensis SR U W

Louisiana Waterthrush Parkesia motacilla SR O W

Mourning Warbler Oporornis philadelphia SR U E

Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas SR C E,D

Wilson's Warbler Wilsonia pusilla MI O D,E

Canada Warbler Wilsonia canadensis SR U H,E

Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea SR C H

Rose-Breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus SR C H

Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea SR C E,D

Rufous-Sided Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus SR U E,D

American Tree Sparrow Spizella arborea WR O D,H

Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina SR C D

Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla SR U D

Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia SR C D

Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii MI O D

Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana SR U D,W

White-Throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis SR C D,E

White-Crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys MI U D,H

Dark-Eyed Junco Junco hyemalis SR U H,R,D

Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivales MI/WR O D,E

Red-Winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus SR U W,D

Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula SR C D

Brown-Headed Cowbird Molothrus ater SR U D

Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula SR U D

Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinas SR U W

Pine Grosbeak Pinicola enucleator WR O H,R,D

Purple Finch Carpodacus purpureus PR C H,R,D

House Finch Carpodacus mexicanus PR U D

Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra WR O R,H,D

White-Winged Crossbill Loxia leucoptera WR O R,H,D

Common Redpoll Carduelis flammea WR O H,D

Pine Siskin Carduelis pinus WR O H,D

American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis SR,WR C/U D,H

Evening Grosbeak Coccothraustes vespertinus PR C/U H,D

House Sparrow Passer domesticus PR U D
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