This Bird List is Courtesy of the Monongahela National Forest

Codes used in this bird checklist:

 

Status

R
Year-round resident of the forest
B
Breeds but leaves the area for the winter
N
Non-breeding spring and/or fall migrant. Only stops on the Forest to rest and feed.
V
Accidental or casual visitor: occasionally visits the area.
W
Winter visitor to the Forest

 

Habitat Frequented

O
Open areas: meadows, utility corridor, pasture.
W
Lakes, ponds, streams, wetlands
C
Conifer forest: spruce, pine, hemlock, etc.
H
Deciduous forest: oak, maple, beech, etc.
B
Brush, shrubs, thickets
E
Forest edge

SPECIES
STATUS
HABITATS

___LOONS (Gaviidae)

___Loon, Common

N

W

GREBES (Podicipedidae)

___Grebe, Horned

N

W

___Grebe, Pied-biled

B,W

W

CORMORANTS (Phalacrocoracidae)

___Cormorant, Double-crested

N

W

HERONS (Ardeidae)

___Bittern, American

B

W

___Egret, Cattle

N, V

W

___Egret, Great

N, V

W

___Heron, Great Blue

B

W

___Heron, Green-backed

B

W

___Heron, Little Blue

N, V

W

IBISES (Threskiornithidae)

___Ibis, White

N, V

W

SWANS, GEESE AND DUCKS (Anatidae)

___Bufflehead

N

W

___Canvasback

N

W

___Duck, American Black

B, W

W

___Duck, Ring-necked

N

W

___Duck, Ruddy

N

W

___Duck, Wood

B, W

W

___Gadwall

N

W

___Goldeneye, Common

N

W

___Goose, Canada

R

O, W

___Goose, Snow

N

W

___Mallard

B, W

W

___Merganser, Common

N

W

___Merganser, Hooded

B

W

___Merganser, Red-breasted

N

W

___Oldsquaw

N

W

___Pintail, Northern

N

W

___Redhead

N

W

___Scaup, Lesser

N

W

___Scoter, White-winged

N

W

___Swan, Tundra

N

W

___Teal, Blue-winged

N

W

___Teal, Green-winged

B

W

___Wigeon, American

N

W

VULTURES (Cathartidae)

___Vulture, Black

B

O,C,H,E

___Vulture, Turkey

B, W

O,C,H,E

HAWKS and EAGLES (Accipitridae)

___Eagle, Bald

B

O,C,H,W

___Eagle, Golden

N

___Goshawk, Northern

R

C,H

___Harrier, Northern

B,W

O,W

___Hawk, Broad-winged

B

H

___Hawk, Cooper's

R

C, H,E

___Hawk, Red-Shouldered

B,W

H,E

___Hawk, Red-tailed

B,W

O,H,E

___Hawk, Rough-legged

N,W

___Hawk, Sharp-shinned

R

C,H,E

___Osprey

N

W

FALCONS (Falconidae)

___Falcon, Peregrine

B

O,H

___Kestrel, American

R

O,E

___Merlin

N

QUAIL, GROUSE and TURKEYS (Phasianidae)

___Bobwhite, Northern

R

O,B,E

___Grouse, Ruffed

R

C,H,B,E

___Turkey, Wild

R

O,C,H,E

RAILS, GALLINULES and COOTS (Rallidae)

___Coot, American

N

W

___Moorhen, Common

N

W

___Rail, Virginia

N

W

___Sora

N

W

CRANES (Gruidae)

___Crane, Sandhill

V

W

PLOVERS (Charadriidae)

___Killdeer

B

O,W

___Plover, Black-bellied

N

W

___Plover, Lesser Golden

N

W

___Plover, Semipalmated

N

W

SANDPIPERS (Scolopacidae)

___Sandpiper, Least

N

W

___Sandpiper, Semipalmated

N

W

___Sandpiper, Solitary

N

W

___Sandpiper, Spotted

B

W

___Sandpiper, Upland

N

W

___Snipe, Common

B,W

W

___Woodcock, American

B,W

O,W,B,E

___Yellowlegs, Greater

N

W

___Yellowlegs, Lesser

N

W

SKUAS, GULLS and TERNS (Laridae)

___Gull, Bonaparte's

N

W

___Gull, Herring

N

W

___Gull, Ring-billed

N

W

PIGEONS and DOVES (Columbidae)

___Dove, Mourning

B,W

O,B,E

___Dove, Rock

R

O

CUCKOOS (Cuculidae)

___Cuckoo, Black-billed

B

H,B,E

___Cuckoo, Yellow-billed

B

H,B,E

BARN OWLS (Tytonidae)

___Barn-Owl, Common

R

O,E

TYPICAL OWLS (Strigidae)

___Owl, Barred

R

C,H

___Owl, Great Horned

R

C,H,E

___Owl, Long-eared

R

C,H

___Owl, Northern Saw-whet

R

C,H

___Owl, Short-eared

V

___Owl, Snowy

V

___Screech-Owl, Eastern

R

O,C,H,E

GOATSUCKERS (Caprimulgidae)

___Nighthawk, Common

B

O

___Whippoorwill

B

C,H,E

SWIFTS (Apodidae)

___Swift, Chimney

B

O

HUMMINGBIRDS (Trochilidae)

___Hummingbird, Ruby-throated

B

O,H,E

___Hummingbird, Rufous

V

KINGFISHERS (Alcedinidae)

___Kingfisher, Belted

B,W

W

WOODPECKERS (Picidae)

___Flicker, Northern

B,W

O,C,H,E

___Sapsucker, Yellow-bellied

B,W

C,H

___Woodpecker, Downy

R

C,H,E

___Woodpecker, Hairy

R

C,H,E

___Woodpecker, Pileated

R

C,H

___Woodpecker, Red-bellied

R

C,H,E

___Woodpecker, Red-headed

R

O,H,E

TYRANT FLYCATCHERS (Tyrannidae)

___Flycatcher, Acadian

B

H

___Flycatcher, Alder

B

O,B,E

___Flycatcher, Great-Crested

B

H,E

___Flycatcher, Least

B

H,E

___Flycatcher, Olive-sided

B

C,H,E

___Flycatcher, Willow

B

O,B,E

___Flycatcher, Yellow-bellied

B

C,E

___Kingbird, Eastern

B

O,E

___Phoebe, Eastern

B

O,E

___Wood-Pewee, Eastern

B

C,H,E

LARKS, (Alaudidae)

___Lark, Horned

R

O

SWALLOWS (Hirundinidae)

___Swallow, Bank

B

O,W

___Swallow, Barn

B

O

___Swallow, Cliff

B

O

___Swallow, Northern Rough-winged

B

O

___Swallow, Tree

B

O

JAYS and CROWS (Corvidae)

___Crow, American

R

O,C,H,E

___Jay, Blue

R

O,C,H,B,E

___Raven, Common

R

O,C,H,E

CHICKADEES and TITMICE (Paridae)

___Chickadee, Black-capped

R

O,C,H,B,E

___Chickadee, Carolina

R

C,H,B,E

___Titmouse, Tufted

R

C,H,E

NUTHATCHES, (Sittidae)

___Nuthatch, Red-breasted

R

C

___Nuthatch, White-breasted

R

C,H,E

CREEPERS (Certhiidae)

___Creeper, Brown

B,W

C,H

WRENS (Troglodytidae)

___Wren, Bewick's

B

O,B,E

___Wren, Carolina

R

O,B,E

___Wren, House

B

O,H,B,E

___Wren, Marsh

V

W

___Wren, Sedge

B

W

___Wren, Winter

B,W

C,H,B

THRUSHES (Muscicapidae)

___Bluebird, Eastern

B,W

O,E

___Gnatcatcher, Blue-gray

B

H,B,E

___Kinglet, Golden-crowned

B,W

C

___Kinglet, Ruby-crowned

N

___Robin, American

B

O,C,H,B,E

___Thrush, Gray-cheeked

N

___Thrush, Hermit

B

C,H

___Thrush, Swainson's

B

C

___Thrush, Wood

B

C,H

___Veery

B

C,H,B

MOCKINGBIRDS and THRASHERS (Mimidae)

___Catbird, Gray

B

B,E

___Mockingbird, Northern

R

O,B,E

___Thrasher, Brown

B

B,E

PIPITS and WAGTAILS (Motacillidae)

___Pipit, American

N

WAXWINGS (Bombycillidae)

___Waxwing, Cedar

B

C,H,B,E

STARLINGS (Sturnidae)

___Starling, European

R

O,E

VIREOS (Vireonidae)

___Vireo, Philadelphia

N

___Vireo, Red-eyed

B

H

___Vireo, Solitary

B

C,H

___Vireo, Warbling

B

C,H

___Vireo, White-eyed

B

H,B,E

___Vireo, Yellow-throated

B

H

WOOD WARBLERS, TANAGERS, SPARROWS and BLACKBIRDS (Emberizidae)

___Chat, Yellow-breasted

B

O,B,E

___Ovenbird

B

C,H

___Parula, Northern

B

C,H

___Redstart, American

B

H,B,E

___Warbler, Bay-breasted

N

___Warbler, Black-and-White

B

H

___Warbler, Blackburnian

B

C,H

___Warbler, Blackpoll

N

___Warbler, Black-throated Blue

B

C,H

___Warbler, Black-throated Green

B

C,H

___Warbler, Blue-winged

B

H,B,E

___Warbler, Canada

B

C,H,B,E

___Warbler, Cape May

N

___Warbler, Cerulean

B

H

___Warbler, Chestnut-sided

B

B,E

___Warbler, Connecticut

N

___Warbler, Golden-winged

B

O,B,E

___Warbler, Hooded

B

H,E

___Warbler, Kentucky

B

H

___Warbler, Magnolia

B

C,B,E

___Warbler, Mourning

B

B,E

___Warbler, Nashville

B

C,H,B,E

___Warbler, Orange-crowned

N

___Warbler, Palm

N

___Warbler, Pine

B

C

___Warbler, Prairie

B

O,B

___Warbler, Prothonotary

N

___Warbler, Swainson's

B

C,H

___Warbler, Tennessee

N

___Warbler, Wilson's

N

___Warbler, Worm-eating

B

H

___Warbler, Yellow

B

B,E

___Warbler, Yellow-rumped

B

C,E

___Warbler, Yellow-throated

B

C,H

___Waterthrush, Northern

B

W

___Waterthrush, Louisiana

B

W

___Yellowthroat, Common

B

O,B,E

Tanagers

___Tanager, Scarlet

B

C,H

___Tanager, Summer

B

H

Grosbeak, Buntings, Tanagers and Sparrows

___Bunting, Indigo

B

B,E

___Bunting, Snow

N

___Cardinal, Northern

R

H,B,E

___Grosbeak, Rose-breasted

B

H,B,E

___Junco, Dark-eyed

B,W

O,C,H,B,E

___Sparrow, American Tree

N

___Sparrow, Chipping

B

O,H,E

___Sparrow, Field

B,W

O,B,E

___Sparrow, Fox

N

___Sparrow, Grasshopper

B

O

___Sparrow, Henslow's

B

O

___Sparrow, Lark

B

O

___Sparrow, Lincoln's

N

___Sparrow, Savannah

B

O

___Sparrow, Song

R

O,B,E

___Sparrow, Swamp

B,W

W

___Sparrow, Vesper

B

O,E

___Sparrow, White-crowned

N

___Sparrow, White-throated

B,W

C,H,B,E

___Towhee, Rufous-sided

B,W

O,B,E

Blackbirds and Orioles

___Bobolink

B

O

___Blackbird, Red-winged

B

O,W

___Blackbird, Rusty

N

___Cowbird, Brown-headed

B

O,C,H,E

___Grackle, Common

B

O

___Meadowlark, Eastern

B,W

O

___Oriole, Orchard

B

O,E

___Oriole, Northern

B

O,H,E

FINCHES (Fringillidae)

___Crossbill, Red

B,W

C

___Crossbill, White-winged

N

___Finch, Purple

B,W

C,E

___Finch, House

R

O

___Goldfinch, American

B,W

O,E

___Grosbeak, Evening

W

___Grosbeak, Pine

N

___Redpoll, Common

W

___Siskin, Pine

B

C

WEAVERS (Passeridae)

___Sparrow, House

R

     
     

Please send reports of any rare bird sightings (northern goshawk, cerulean warbler, bald eagle, peregrine falcon, and any species not appearing on this checklist) to: Forest Biologist, Monongahela National Forest, 200 Sycamore Street, Elkins, WV 26241-3962. Please include name, address, and phone number with date and location of sighting.