Birds

The following bird list has been updated (2017; 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 Family Scientific_name Common_name SeasonalOccurrance RelativeAbundance HabitatElevation
Anseriformes Anatidae Branta canadensis Canada Goose MI U W
Anseriformes Anatidae Anas platyrhynchos Mallard SR U W
Anseriformes Anatidae Aythya collaris Ring-necked Duck MI U W
Anseriformes Anatidae Melanitta fusca White-winged Scoter MI V W
Anseriformes Anatidae Mergus merganser Common Merganser SR/MI O W
Galliformes Phasianidae Bonasa umbellus Ruffed Grouse PR C H/D
Galliformes Phasianidae Meleagris gallopavo Wild Turkey PR U H/E
Columbiformes Columbidae Zenaida macroura Mourning Dove SR C D
Columbiformes Columbidae Columba livia Rock Dove PR O D
Cuculiformes Cuculidae Coccyzus erythropthalmus Black-billed Cuckoo SR O H/D
Cuculiformes Cuculidae Coccyzus americanus Yellow-billed Cuckoo SR O E/D/W
Caprimulgiformes Caprimulgidae Chordeiles minor Common Nighthawk SR V D
Apodiformes Apodidae Chaetura pelagica Chimney Swift SR U H/D/E
Apodiformes Trochilidae Archilochus colubris Ruby-throated Hummingbird SR C H/D
Charadriformes Scolopacidae Actitus macularius Spotted Sandpiper SR U W
Charadriformes Scolopacidae Philohela minor American Woodcock SR U E/W
Gaviformes Gaviidae Gavia immer Common Loon SR/MI U W
Pelcaniformes Ardeidae Ardea herodias Great Blue Heron SR U W
Cathartiformes Cathartidae Cathartes aura Turkey Vulture SR U D
Cathartiformes Cathartidae Coragyps atratus Black Vulture SR V D
Accipitriformes Pandionidae Pandion haliaetus Osprey MI O W
Accipitriformes Accipitridae Buteo jamaicensis Red-tailed Hawk SR U H/E/D
Accipitriformes Accipitridae Buteo platypterus Broad-winged Hawk SR C H
Accipitriformes Accipitridae Buteo lineatus Red-shouldered Hawk SR U H
Accipitriformes Accipitridae Circus hudsonius Northern Harrier MI O W
Accipitriformes Accipitridae Accipiter striatus Sharp-shinned Hawk SR U H/R
Accipitriformes Accipitridae Accipiter cooperii Cooper's Hawk SR O H/E
Accipitriformes Accipitridae Accipiter gentilis Northern Goshawk SR/MI O R/H
Strigiformes Strigidae Strix varia Barred Owl PR C H/D
Strigiformes Strigidae Aegolius acadacus Northern Saw-whet Owl WR/SR O H/R/
Coraciformes Alcedinidae Megaceryle alcyon Belted Kingfisher SR U W
Piciformes Picidae Melanerpes carolinus Red-bellied Woodpecker SR O H/E
Piciformes Picidae Sphyrapicus varius Yellow-bellied Sapsucker SR C H/D
Piciformes Picidae Picoides pubescens Downy Woodpecker PR C H/D
Piciformes Picidae Picoides villosus Hairy Woodpecker PR C H/D/R
Piciformes Picidae Picoides arcticus Black-backed Woodpecker PR U R
Piciformes Picidae Colaptes auratus Northern Flicker SR C D
Piciformes Picidae Dryocopus pileatus Pileated Woodpecker PR C H/D
Falconiformes Falconidae Falco sparverius American Kestrel SR U D
Passeriformes Tyrannidae Contopus borealis Olive-sided Flycatcher SR O R/E
Passeriformes Tyrannidae Contopus virens Eastern Wood Pewee SR U H
Passeriformes Tyrannidae Empidonax flaviventris Yellow-bellied Flycatcher SR U R
Passeriformes Tyrannidae Empidonax virescens Acadian Flycatcher SR V H
Passeriformes Tyrannidae Empidonax alnorum Alder Flycatcher SR U E/D
Passeriformes Tyrannidae Empidonax minimus Least Flycatcher SR U H/D
Passeriformes Tyrannidae Sayornis phoebe Eastern Phoebe SR C D/H
Passeriformes Tyrannidae Myiarchus crinitus Great Crested Flycatcher SR U H
Passeriformes Tyrannidae Tyrannus tyrannus Eastern Kingbird SR U D
Passeriformes Vireonidae Vireo solitarius Blue-headed Vireo SR U H/R
Passeriformes Vireonidae Vireo flavifrons Yellow-throated Vireo SR O D
Passeriformes Vireonidae Vireo gilvus Warbling Vireo SR ) D
Passeriformes Vireonidae Vireo philadelphicus Philadelphia Vireo SR O H
Passeriformes Vireonidae Vireo olivaceus Red-eyed Vireo SR C H/D
Passeriformes Corvidae Cyanocitta cristata Blue Jay PR C H/D/E
Passeriformes Corvidae Corvus brachyrhynchos American Crow PR C D/E
Passeriformes Corvidae Corvus corax Common Raven PR U D/H
Passeriformes Hirundinidae Progne subis Purple Martin SR V D/W
Passeriformes Hirundinidae Tachycineta bicolor Tree Swallow SR C D/W
Passeriformes Hirundinidae Riparia riparia Bank Swallow SR U D/W
Passeriformes Hirundinidae Hirundo rustica Barn Swallow SR C D/W
Passeriformes Paridae Poecile atricapillus Black-capped Chickadee PR C H/D/R
Passeriformes Paridae Poecile hudsonicus Boreal Chickadee PR O R
Passeriformes Paridae Baolophus bicolor Tufted Titmouse PR U E/D/H
Passeriformes Sittidae Sitta carolinensis White-breasted Nuthatch PR C H/D
Passeriformes Sittidae Sitta canadensis Red-breasted Nuthatch PR U H/R
Passeriformes Certhiidae Certhia familiaris Brown Creeper PR U H/R
Passeriformes Troglodytidae Troglodytes aedon House Wren SR U D
Passeriformes Troglodytidae Troglodytes hiemalis Winter Wren SR C H/D
Passeriformes Regulidae Regulus satrapa Golden-crowned Kinglet PR U R
Passeriformes Regulidae Regulus calendula Ruby-crowned Kinglet MI U H/D
Passeriformes Turdidae Sialia sialis Eastern Bluebird SR U D
Passeriformes Turdidae Catharus fuscescens Veery SR C H/D
Passeriformes Turdidae Catharus minimus Gray-cheeked Thrush MI O H/R
Passeriformes Turdidae Catharus ustulatus Swainson's Thrush SR U H/R
Passeriformes Turdidae Catharus guttatus Hermit Thrush SR C H/D
Passeriformes Turdidae Catharus bicknelli Bicknell's Thrush SR U R
Passeriformes Turdidae Hylocichla mustelina Wood Thrush SR O H/D
Passeriformes Turdidae Turdus migratorius American Robin SR C D/H
Passeriformes Mimidae Dumetella carolinensis Gray Catbird SR U D/E
Passeriformes Mimidae Toxostoma rufum Brown Thrasher Sr U D/E
Passeriformes Sturnidae Sturnus vulgaris European Starling PR C D
Passeriformes Bombycillidae Bombycilla cedrorum Cedar Waxwing SR C D
Passeriformes Bombycillidae Bombycilla garrulus Bohemian Waxwing WR O D/E
Passeriformes Parulidae Vermivora chrysoptera Golden-winged Warbler SR V H
Passeriformes Parulidae Oreothlyppsis peregrina Tennessee Warbler MI C H/D
Passeriformes Parulidae Oreothlyppsis ruficapilla Nashville Warbler SR U E/D
Passeriformes Parulidae Parula americana Northern Parula SR U D
Passeriformes Parulidae Setophaga pensylvanica Chestnut-sided Warbler SR C E/D
Passeriformes Parulidae Setophaga magnolia Magnolia Warbler SR U R/H/D
Passeriformes Parulidae Setophaga tigrina Cape May Warbler MI U H/R
Passeriformes Parulidae Setophaga caerulescens Black-throated Blue Warbler SR C H
Passeriformes Parulidae Setophaga coronata Yellow-rumped Warbler SR U H/R
Passeriformes Parulidae Setophaga virens Black-throated Green Warbler SR C R/H
Passeriformes Parulidae Setophaga fusca Blackburnian Warbler SR U R/H
Passeriformes Parulidae Setopaga pinus Pine Warbler SR U H/D/E
Passeriformes Parulidae Setophaga castanea Bay-breasted Warbler MI U R/H
Passeriformes Parulidae Setophaga striata Blackpoll Warbler MI U R/H
Passeriformes Parulidae Mniotilta varia Black-and-white Warbler SR U H/E
Passeriformes Parulidae Setophaga ruticilla American Redstart SR C E/H/D
Passeriformes Parulidae Seiurus aurocapilla Ovenbird SR C H
Passeriformes Parulidae Parkesia noveboracensis Northern Waterthrush SR U W
Passeriformes Parulidae Parkesia motacilla Louisiana Waterthrush SR O W
Passeriformes Parulidae Oporornis philadelphia Mourning Warbler SR U E
Passeriformes Parulidae Geothlypis trichas Common Yellowthroat SR C E/D
Passeriformes Parulidae Cardellina pusilla Wilson's Warbler MI O D/E
Passeriformes Parulidae Cardellina canadensis Canada Warbler SR U H/E
Passeriformes Thraupidae Piranga olivacea Scarlet Tanager SR C H
Passeriformes Emberizidae Pipilo erythrophthalmus Rufous-sided Towhee SR U E/D
Passeriformes Emberizidae Spizella arborea American Tree Sparrow WR O D/H
Passeriformes Emberizidae Spizella passerina Chipping Sparrow SR C D
Passeriformes Emberizidae Spizella pusilla Field Sparrow SR U D
Passeriformes Emberizidae Melospiza melodia Song Sparrow SR C D
Passeriformes Emberizidae Melospiza lincolnii Lincoln's Sparrow MI O D
Passeriformes Emberizidae Melospiza georgiana Swamp Sparrow SR U D/W
Passeriformes Emberizidae Zonotrichia albicollis White-throated Sparrow SR C D/E
Passeriformes Emberizidae Zonotrichia leucophrys White-crowned Sparrow MI U D/H
Passeriformes Emberizidae Junco hyemalis Dark-eyed Junco SR U H/R/D
Passeriformes Emberizidae Plectrophenax nivales Snow Bunting MI/WR O D/E
Passeriformes Cardinalidae Pheucticus ludovicianus Rose-breasted Grosbeak SR C H
Passeriformes Cardinalidae Passerina cyanea Indigo Bunting SR C E/D
Passeriformes Icteridae Agelaius phoeniceus Red-winged Blackbird SR U W/D
Passeriformes Icteridae Quiscalus quiscula Common Grackle SR C D
Passeriformes Icteridae Molothrus ater Brown-headed Cowbird SR U D
Passeriformes Icteridae Icterus galbula Baltimore Oriole SR U D
Passeriformes Icteridae Euphagus carolinas Rusty Blackbird SR U W
Passeriformes Fringillidae Pinicola enucleator Pine Grosbeak WR O H/R/D
Passeriformes Fringillidae Haemorhous purpureus Purple Finch PR C H/R/D
Passeriformes Fringillidae Haemorhous mexicanus House Finch PR U D
Passeriformes Fringillidae Loxia curvirostra Red Crossbill WR O R/H/D
Passeriformes Fringillidae Loxia leucoptera White-winged Crossbill WR O R/H/D
Passeriformes Fringillidae Carduelis flammea Common Redpoll WR O H/D
Passeriformes Fringillidae Spinus pinus Pine Siskin WR O H/D
Passeriformes Fringillidae Spinus tristis American Goldfinch SR/WR C/U D/H
Passeriformes Fringillidae Coccothraustes vespertinus Evening Grosbeak PR U H/D
Passeriformes Passeridae Passer domesticus House Sparrow PR U D