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Bird List

A Selection of Endangered, Threatened, and Other Common Birds in Maine

Bird sounds have been added to some of those linked below.  Sounds are classified by Cornell University and others as “songs” or “calls.”  The same species may have different variations of its basic sounds depending on the region of the United States in which it lives.  All linked sounds in the Encyclopedia have been recorded in Maine. Search birdcalls, one word, for linked sounds.

Endangered, Threatened and Common Species that Breed Regularly in Maine

F = Endangered, U.S. Endangered Species Act
f = Threatened, U.S. Endangered Species Act
S = Endangered, Maine Endangered Species Act
s = Threatened, Maine Endangered Species Act
B = Breeding population only

S B American Pipit
s Arctic Tern
s Atlantic Puffin
s Barrow’s Goldeneye
s Black-crowned Night Heron
S Black Tern
s Common Moorhen
F Eskimo Curlew
S Golden Eagle
S Grasshopper Sparrow
s B Great Cormorant
s Harlequin Duck
S Least Bittern
S Least Tern
S B Peregrine Falcon
S f Piping Plover
s Razorbill
S F Roseate Tern
S Sedge Wren
s B Short-eared Owl
s Upland Sandpiper

GEESE & DUCKS

American Black Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Canada Goose
Common Eider
Common Golden Eye
Common Merganser
Green-winged Teal
Hooded Merganser
Mallard
Ring-necked Duck
Wood Duck

OTHER SALT WATER

American Bittern
Black Guillemot
Black Tern
Common Tern
Double-crested Cormorant
Glossy Ibis
Great Black-backed Gull
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Greater Yellowlegs
Herring Gull
Laughing Gull
Leach’s Storm Petrel
Least Bittern
Least Tern
Little Blue Heron
Pied-billed Grebe
Ring-billed Gull
Roseate Tern
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Snowy Egret
Willets

FIELD & FOREST

Ruffed Grouse
Spruce Grouse
Turkey Vulture
Wild Turkey

EAGLES & HAWKS

Bald Eagle
Broad-winged Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
Northern Goshawk
Northern Harrier
Osprey
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Sharp-shinned Hawk

WOODPECKERS

Black-backed Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

MISCELLANEOUS

American Goldfinch
American Kestrel
Baltimore Oriole
Bank Swallow
Barn Swallow
Barred Owl
Black-capped Chickadee
Blue Jay
Boreal Chickadee
Brown-headed Cowbird
Cardinal
Cedar Waxwing
Chimney Swift
Chipping Sparrow
Cliff Swallow
Common Grackle
Common Loon
Crow, American
Dark-Eyed Junco
Eastern Bluebird
Eastern Phoebe
Evening Grosbeak
Gray Catbird
Gray Jay
Hermit Thrush
House Finch
House Wren
Killdeer
Mourning Dove
Northern Shrike
Purple Finch
Raven
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Red-winged Blackbird
Robin
Rock Pigeon
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Song Sparrow
Tree Swallow
Tufted Titmouse
Veery
Whip-poor-will
White-breasted Nuthatch
White-crowned Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Winter Wren
Wood Thrush

Additional resources

Endangered, threatened bird species in Maine: http://www.maine.gov/ifw/wildlife/species/endangered_species/bird_list.htm

“Official Checklist of Maine Birds.” Maine Bird Records Committee. 2007. http://www.mainebirding.net/checklist/state [An extensive list with details on breeding, rare species, etc.]

Maine Aububon at http://www.maineaudubon.org/



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