Bird Species List for the Clemson Experimental Forest.

Includes permanent, winter and summer residents and potential species during spring and fall migration.

Click on a genus to see a list of species.

Podicipediformes…grebes Cuculiformes …cuckoos

Ciconiiformes…herons & egretsStrigiformes…owls (nocturnal birds of prey)

Anseriformes…waterfowl Caprimulgiformes…nightjars

Falconiformes…diurnal birds of prey Apodiformes…swifts & hummingbirds

Galliformes…quail and turkey Coraciiformes…kingfishers

Gruiformes …rails Piciformes…woodpeckers

Charadriiformes …plovers, sandpipers, & gulls Passeriformes…perching birds (passerines)

Columbiformes…doves & pigeons

Click naturalhistory.uga.edu/content/exhibits/birds/birdindex.html
for a comprehensive list of all the southeastern birds.

Permanent = P; Winter = W; Summer = S; Migration (Fall & Spring) = M

Podicipediformes Return to Main List
Pied-billed grebe - Podilymbus podiceps -W

Ciconiiformes Return to Main List
Ardeidae
Least bittern - Ixobrychus exilis -S
Great blue heron - Ardea herodias -P
Cattle egret - Bubulcus ibis -S
Green heron - Butorides virescens -S
Cathartidae
Black vulture - Coragyps atratus -P
Turkey vulture - Cathartes aura -P

Anseriformes Return to Main List
Anatidae
Canada goose - Branta canadensis -P
Wood duck - Aix sponsa -P
Gadwall - Ana strepera -W
American black duck - Anas rubripes -W
Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos -W
Green-winged teal - Anas crecca -W
Canvasback - Aythya valisineria -W
Redhead - Aythya americana -W
Ring-necked duck - Aythya collaris -W
Lesser scaup - Aythya affinis -W
Bufflehead - Bucephala albeola -W
Hooded merganser - Lophodytes cucullatus -W
Ruddy duck - Oxyura jamaicensis -W

Falconiformes Return to Main List
Accipitridae
Osprey - Pandion haliaetus -M
Bald eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus -M
Northern harrier - Circus cyaneus -W
Sharp-shinned hawk - Accipiter striatus -P
Cooper's hawk - Accipiter cooperii -P
Red-shouldered hawk - Buteo lineatus -P
Broad-winged hawk - Buteo platypterus -S
Red-tailed hawk - Buteo jamaicensis -P
Falconidae
American kestrel - Falco sparverius -P

Galliformes Return to Main List
Phasianidae
Wild turkey - Meleagris gallopavo -P
Odontophoridae
Northern bobwhite - Colinus virginianus -P

Gruiformes Return to Main List
Rallidae
King rail - Rallus elegans -W
Virginia rail - Rallus limicola -W
Sora - Porzana carolina -W
American coot - Fulica americana -W

Charadriiformes Return to Main List
Charadriidae
Killdeer - Charadrius vociferus -P
Scolopacidae
Spotted sandpiper - Actitis macularia -W
Least sandpiper - Calidris minutilla -W
Common snipe - Gallinago gallinago -W
American woodcock - Scolopax minor -P
Laridae
Bonaparte's gull - Larus philadelphia -W
Ring-billed gull - Larus delawarensis -W
Herring gull - Larus argentatus -W

Columbiformes Return to Main List
Columbidae
Rock pigeon - Columba livia -P
Mourning dove - Zenaida macroura -P

Cuculiformes Return to Main List
Cuculidae
Black-billed cuckoo - Coccyzus erythropthalmus -M
Yellow-billed cuckoo - Coccyzus americanus -S

Strigiformes Return to Main List
Tytonidae
Barn owl - Tyto alba -P
Strigidae
Eastern screech-owl - Otus asio -P
Great horned owl - Bubo virginianus -P
Barred owl - Strix varia -P
Short-eared owl - Asio flammeus -W

Caprimulgiformes Return to Main List
Caprimulgidae
Chuck-will's-widow - Caprimulgus carolinensis -S
Whip-poor-will - Caprimulgus vociferus -S

Apodiformes Return to Main List
Apodidae
Chimney swift - Chaetura pelagica -S
Trochilidae
Ruby-throated hummingbird - Archilochus colubris -S

Coraciiformes Return to Main List
Alcedinidae
Belted kingfisher - Ceryle alcyon -P

Piciformes Return to Main List
Picidae
Red-headed woodpecker - Melanerpes erythrocephalus -P
Red-bellied woodpecker - Melanerpes carolinus -P
Yellow-bellied sapsucker - Sphyrapicus varius -W
Downy woodpecker - Picoides pubescens -P
Hairy woodpecker - Picoides villosus -P
Northern flicker - Colaptes auratus -P
Pileated woodpecker - Dryocopus pileatus -P

Passeriformes Return to Main List
Tyrannidae
Eastern wood-pewee - Contopus virens -S
Acadian flycatcher - Empidonax virescens -S
Eastern phoebe - Sayornis phoebe -P
Great crested flycatcher - Myiarchus crinitus -S
Eastern kingbird - Tyrannus tyrannus -S
Laniidae
Loggerhead shrike - Lanius ludovicianus -P
Vireonidae
White-eyed vireo - Vireo griseus -S
Yellow-throated vireo - Vireo flavifrons -S
Blue-headed vireo - Vireo solitarius -P
Red-eyed vireo - Vireo olivaceus -S
Corvidae
Blue jay - Cyanocitta cristata -P
American crow - Corvus brachyrhynchos -P
Fish crow - Corvus ossifragus -P
Alaudidae
Horned lark - Eremophila alpestris -P
Hirundinidae
Purple martin - Progne subis -S
Tree swallow - Tachycineta bicolor -S
Northern rough-winged swallow - Stelgidopteryx serripennis -S
Cliff swallow - Petrochelidon pyrrhonota -S
Barn swallow - Hirundo rustica -S
Paridae
Carolina chickadee - Poecile carolinensis -P
Tufted titmouse - Baeolophus bicolor -P
Sittidae
Red-breasted nuthatch - Sitta canadensis -W
White-breasted nuthatch - Sitta carolinensis -P
Brown-headed nuthatch - Sitta pusilla -P
Certhiidae
Brown creeper - Certhia americana -W
Troglodytidae
Carolina wren - Thryothorus ludovicianus -P
House wren - Troglodytes aedon -P
Winter wren - Troglodytes troglodytes -W
Sedge wren - Cistothorus platensis -W
Regulidae
Golden-crowned kinglet - Regulus satrapa -W
Ruby-crowned kinglet - Regulus calendula -W
Sylviidae
Blue-gray gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea -S
Turdidae
Eastern bluebird - Sialia sialis -P
Hermit thrush - Catharus guttatus -W
Wood thrush - Hylocichla mustelina -S
American robin - Turdus migratorius -P
Mimidae
Gray catbird - Dumetella carolinensis -S
Northern mockingbird - Mimus polyglottos -P
Brown thrasher - Toxostoma rufum -P
Sturnidae
European starling - Sturnus vulgaris -P
Motacillidae
American pipit - Anthus rubescens -W
Bombycillidae
Cedar waxwing - Bombycilla cedrorum -P
Parulidae
Blue-winged warbler - Vermivora pinus -M
Golden-winged warbler - Vermivora chrysoptera -M
Tennessee warbler - Vermivora peregrina -M
Orange-crowned warbler - Vermivora celata -W
Nashville warbler - Vermivora ruficapilla -M
Northern parula - Parula americana -S
Yellow warbler - Dendroica petechia -S
Chesnut-sided warbler - Dendroica pensylvanica -M
Magnolia warbler - Dendroica magnolia -M
Cape May warbler - Dendroica tigrina -M
Black-throated blue warbler - Dendroica caerulescens -M
Yellow-rumped warbler - Dendroica coronata -W
Black-throated green warbler - Dendroica virens -M
Blackburnian warbler - Dendroica dominica -M
Yellow-throated warbler - Dendroica dominica -S
Pine warbler - Dendroica pinus -P
Prairie warbler - Dendroica discolor -S
Palm warbler - Dendroica palmarum -W
Blackpoll warbler - Dendroica striata -M
Cerulean warbler - Dendroica cerulea -S
Bay-breasted warbler - Dendroica castanea - M
Blackpoll warbler - Deondroica striata - M
Cerulean warbler - Dendroica cerulia - M
Black-and-white warbler - Mniotilta varia -S
American redstart - Setophaga ruticilla -S
Prothonotary warbler - Protonotaria citrea -S
Worm-eating warbler - Helmitheros vermivorus -S
Swainson's warbler - Limnothlypis swainsonii -M
Ovenbird - Seiurus aurocapillus -S
Northern waterthrush - Seirus noveboracensis -M
Louisiana waterthrush - Seirus motacilla -S
Kentucky warbler - Oporornis formosus -S
Mourning warbler - Oporornis philadelphia -M
Common yellowthroat - Geothlypis trichas -P
Hooded warbler - Wilsonia citrina  -S
Wilson's warbler - Wilsonia pusilla -M
Canada warbler - Wilsonia canadensis -M
Yellow-breasted chat - Icteria virens -S
Thraupidae
Summer tanager - Piranga rubra -S
Scarlet tanager - Piranga olivacea -S
Emberizidae
Eastern towhee - Pipilo erythrophthalmus -P
Chipping sparrow - Spizella passerina -P
Field sparrow - Spizella pusilla -P
Vesper sparrow - Pooecetes gramineus -W
Savannah sparrow - Passerculus sandwichensis -W
Grasshopper sparrow - Ammodramus savannarum -P
Fox sparrow - Passerella iliaca -S
Song sparrow - Melospiza melodia -P
Swamp sparrow - Melospiza georgiana -W
White-throated sparrow - Zonotrichia albicollis -W
White-crowned sparrow - Zonotrichia leucophrys -W
Dark-eyed junco - Junco hyemalis -W

Cardinalidae
Northern cardinal - Cardinalis cardinalis -P
Blue grosbeak - Guiraca caerulea -S
Indigo bunting - Passerina cyanea -S
Icteridae
Red-winged blackbird - Agelaius phoeniceus -P
Eastern meadowlark - Sturnella magna -P
Rusty blackbird - Euphagus carolinus -S
Brewer's blackbird - Euphagus cyanocephalus -S
Common grackle - Quiscalus quiscula -P
Brown-headed cowbird - Molothrus ater -P
Orchard oriole - Icterus spurius -S
Baltimore oriole - Icterus galbula -S
Fringillidae
Purple finch - Carpodacus purpureus -W
House finch - Carpodacus mexicanus -P
Pine siskin - Carduelis pinus -W
American goldfinch - Carduelis tristis -P
Evening grosbeak - Coccothraustes vespertinus -W
Passeridae
House sparrow - Passer domesticus -P