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Orders Ciconiiformes through Gruiformes

Ciconiiformes Ardeidae Ardea alba Great Egret
Ciconiiformes Ardeidae Ardea herodias

Great Blue Heron

Ciconiiformes Ardeidae Botaurus lentiginosus

American Bittern

Ciconiiformes Ardeidae Bubulcus ibis *Non-native*

Cattle Egret

Ciconiiformes Ardeidae Butorides striatus

Green Heron

Ciconiiformes Ardeidae Egretta caerulea

Little Blue Heron

Ciconiiformes Ardeidae Egretta rufescens

Reddish Egret

Ciconiiformes Ardeidae Egretta thula

Snowy Egret

Ciconiiformes Ardeidae Egretta tricolor

Tricolored Heron

Ciconiiformes Ardeidae Ixobrychus exilis

Least Bittern

Ciconiiformes Ardeidae Nyctanassa violacea

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Ciconiiformes Ardeidae Nycticorax nycticorax

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Ciconiiformes Cathartidae Coragyps atratus

Black Vulture

Ciconiiformes Cathartidae Coragyps aura

Turkey Vulture

Ciconiiformes Ciconiidae Mycteria americana

Wood Stork

Ciconiiformes Threskiornithidae Ajaia ajaja

Roseate Spoonbill

Ciconiiformes Threskiornithidae Eudocimus albus

White Ibis

Ciconiiformes Threskiornithidae Plegadis falcinellus

Glossy Ibis

Coraciiformes Alcedinidae Ceryle alcyon

Belted Kingfisher

Cuculiformes Cuculidae Coccyzus americanus

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Cuculiformes Cuculidae Crotophaga ani

Smooth-billed Ani

Falconiformes Accipitridae Accipiter cooperii

Cooper's Hawk

Falconiformes Accipitridae Accipiter striatus

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Falconiformes Accipitridae Buteo jamaicensis

Red-tailed Hawk

Falconiformes Accipitridae Buteo lineatus

Red-shouldered Hawk

Falconiformes Accipitridae Buteo platypterus

Broad-winged Hawk

Falconiformes Accipitridae Circus cyaneus

Northern Harrier

Falconiformes Accipitridae Elanoides forficatus

American Swallow-tailed Kite

Falconiformes Accipitridae Falco columbarius


Falconiformes Accipitridae Falco peregrinus

Peregrine Falcon

Falconiformes Accipitridae Falco sparvarius

American Kestrel

Falconiformes Accipitridae Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald Eagle

Falconiformes Accipitridae Ictinia mississippiensis

Mississippi Kite

Falconiformes Accipitridae Pandion haliaetus


Galliformes Phasianidae Colinus virginianus

Northern Bobwhite

Galliformes Phasianidae Meleagris gallopavo

Wild Turkey

Gaviiformes Gaviidae Gavia immer

Common Loon

Gaviiformes Gaviidae Gavia stellata

Red-throated Loon

Gruiformes Aramidae Aramus guarauna


Gruiformes Gruidae Grus canadensis

Sandhill Crane

Gruiformes Rallidae Fulica americana

American Coot

Gruiformes Rallidae Gallinula chloropus

Common Moorhen

Gruiformes Rallidae Laterallus jamaicensis

Black Rail

Gruiformes Rallidae Poranza carolina


Gruiformes Rallidae Porphyrula martinica

Purple Gallinule

Gruiformes Rallidae Rallus elegans

King Rail

Gruiformes Rallidae Rallus limicola

Virginia Rail

Gruiformes Rallidae Rallus longirostris

Clapper Rail

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