Birds - -


bulletAre in the class Aves within the subphylum Vertebrata.
bulletAre warm-blooded. 
They have the ability to maintain their body temperature by internal means.  The technical word for this is endothermy.   Mammals are the only other group of animals in the world that can do this.
bulletHave a four-chambered heart. 
This is the most advanced kind of heart.  It keeps the arterial (oxygenated) and venous (oxygen-depleted) blood completely separate.
bulletHave feathers. 
These special structures are unique to birds and are highly modified for different purposes, such as:  flight, protection from the elements, camouflage, and communication (body language).
bulletCan fly. 
No other type of vertebrate has conquered the air like birds have.  The only true flying mammals are bats.  Some reptiles, amphibians and fish are capable of gliding, but that is all.  Insects are the only other large group of animals to successfully inhabit the atmosphere.
Exceptions: There are some birds that cannot fly.  The ostrich, emu, rheas, cassowaries, and kiwis all have large muscular legs adapted for running.  The penguins do not fly in the air, but "fly" very well in the water with their flipper-like wings. 
bulletLay a hard-shelled egg. 
These eggs are then incubated by one or both of the parents until they hatch.  [An interesting exception are the mound-builders (Family Megapodiidae) which bury their eggs in sand, warm volcanic ash or a heap of rotting vegetation.  The warmth necessary for incubation is provided by these media instead of the parents.  These birds are found in Australia and parts of Polynesia.]
bulletDo not have teeth. 
However, the beaks of birds are widely diversified for their various lifestyles.

bulletThere are species portrait pages done for the Canada Goose , Great Horned Owl, Western Meadowlark, Upland Sandpiper and Dickcissel.
bulletRange maps and population status information on six Kansas bird species may be found in the Kansas Wildlife Refuge!


For basic information on Great Plains waterbirds,
check out the SHORELINE section of the GPNC website!


For basic information on Great Plains shorebirds,
check out the PEEP'S PUDDLE section of the GPNC website!


For basic information on Kansas birds of prey,
check out the RAPTOR'S ROOST section of the GPNC website!




There are about 10,000 species of birds in 31 living orders. 
The list of birds known from Kansas includes 475 species from 61 families in 20 orders.

The following list is taken from the Kansas Ornithological Society checklist of Birds of Kansas, updated August 2013.  An asterisk ( * ) indicates species (78) with 10 or fewer records from Kansas.   Species shown in red (3) are extinct or extirpated from the state.  Species shown in purple (14) have not been substantiated with physical evidence and are considered hypothetical.  Taxonomic sequence and nomenclature are taken from the American Ornithologist's Union Checklist, 7th edition, 54th Supplement, 2013.  The scientific name of each species follows the common name and is written in italics.

For a pdf version of this list, click here Kansas birds list
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[Hint:  This is a very long list.  You can find a given bird or family quicker by doing the following;
Hit " ctrl F " (" Command F " on a Mac), type the term you wish to find in the window that appears and hit "enter" .  This little trick works in most Windows (or Mac) documents.]

Order of Ducks and relatives [Anseriformes]
        Family Anatidae
            Black-bellied Whistling Duck - Dendrocygna autumnalis
            Fulvous Whistling Duck - Dendrocygna bicolor
            Greater White-fronted Goose - Anser albifrons
            Snow Goose - Chen caerulescens
            Ross' Goose - Chen rossii
            Brant - Branta bernicla
            Cackling Goose - Branta hutchinsii
            Canada Goose  - Branta canadensis
            Trumpeter Swan - Cygnus buccinator
            Tundra Swan - Cygnus columbianus
            Wood Duck - Aix sponsa
            Gadwall - Anas strepera
            *Eurasian Wigeon - Anas penelope
            American Wigeon - Anas americana
            American Black Duck - Anas rubripes
            Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos
            Mottled Duck - Anas fulvigula
            Blue-winged Teal - Anas discors
            Cinnamon Teal - Anas cyanoptera
            Northern Shoveler - Anas clypeata
            Northern Pintail - Anas acuta
            *Garganey - Anas querquedula
            Green-winged Teal - Anas crecca
            Canvasback - Aythya valisineria
            Redhead - Aythya americana
            Ring-necked Duck - Aythya collaris
           *Tufted Duck - Aythya fuligula
            Greater Scaup - Aythya marila
            Lesser Scaup - Aythya affinis
            *King Eider - Somateria spectabilis
            *Common Eider - Somateria mollissima
            *Harlequin Duck - Histrionicus histrionicus
            Surf Scoter - Melanitta perspicillata
            White-winged Scoter - Melanitta fusca
            Black Scoter - Melanitta americana
            Long-tailed Duck - Clangula hyemalis
            Bufflehead - Bucephala albeola
            Common Goldeneye - Bucephala clangula
            Barrow's Goldeneye - Bucephala islandica
            Hooded Merganser - Lophodytes cucullatus
            Common Merganser - Mergus merganser
            Red-breasted Merganser - Mergus serrator
            Ruddy Duck - Oxyura jamaicensis
Order of Grouse and relatives [Galliformes]
        Family Odontophoridae
            Scaled Quail - Callipepla squamata
            Northern Bobwhite - Colinus virginianus
        Family Phasianidae
            Ring-necked Pheasant - Phasianus colchicus
            Ruffed Grouse - Bonasa umbellus
            Gunnison Sage Grouse - Centrocercus urophasianus
            Sharp-tailed Grouse - Tympanuchus phasianellus
            Greater Prairie Chicken - Tympanuchus cupido
            Lesser Prairie Chicken - Tympanuchus pallidicinctus
            Wild Turkey - Meleagris gallopavo
Order of Loons [Gaviiformes]  (check out the SHORELINE!)
        Family Gaviidae
            Red-throated Loon - Gavia stellata
            Pacific Loon - Gavia pacifica
            Common Loon - Gavia immer
            *Yellow-billed Loon - Gavia adamsii
Order of Grebes [Podicipediformes]  (check out the SHORELINE!)
        Family Podicipedidae
            Pied-billed Grebe - Podilymbus podiceps
            Horned Grebe - Podiceps auritus
            Red-necked Grebe - Podiceps grisegena
            Eared Grebe - Podiceps nigricollis
            Western Grebe - Aechmophorus occidentalis
            Clark's Grebe - Aechmophorus clarkii
Order of Flamingoes [Phoenicopteriformes]  (check out the SHORELINE!)
        Family Phoenicopteridae
            *American Flamingo - Phoenicopterus ruber
Order of Storks [Ciconiiformes]  (check out the SHORELINE!)
        Family Ciconiidae
            *Wood Stork - Mycteria americana
Order of Frigatebirds [Suliformes]  (check out the SHORELINE!)
        Family Fregatidae
            *Magnificant Frigatebird - Fregata magnificens
        Family Phalocrocoracidae
            Neotropic Cormorant - Phalacrocorax brasilianus
            Double-crested Cormorant - Phalocrocorax auritus
        Family Anhingidae
            Anhinga - Anhinga anhinga
Order of Pelicans and relatives [Pelecaniformes]  (check out the SHORELINE!)
        Family Pelecanidae
            American White Pelican - Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
            Brown Pelican - Pelecanus occidentalis
        Family Ardeidae
            American Bittern - Botaurus lentiginosus
            Least Bittern - Ixobrynchus exilis
            Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias
            Great Egret - Ardea alba
            Snowy Egret - Egretta thula
            Little Blue Heron - Egretta caerulea
            Tricolored Heron - Egretta tricolor
            *Reddish Egret - Egretta rufescens
            Cattle Egret - Bubulcus ibis
            Green Heron - Butorides virescens
            Black-crowned Night Heron - Nycticorax nycticorax
            Yellow-crowned Night Heron - Nyctanassa violacea
        Family Threskiornithidae
            White Ibis - Eudocimus albus
            Glossy Ibis - Plagadis falcinellus
            White-faced Ibis - Plegadis chihi
            *Roseate Spoonbill - Platalea ajaja
Order of Hawks and relatives [Accipitriformes] (check out the RAPTOR'S ROOST!)
        Family Cathartidae
            Black Vulture - Coragyps atratus
            Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura
        Family Pandionidae
            Osprey - Pandion haliaetus
        Family Accipitridae
            Swallow-tailed Kite - Elanoides forficatus
            *White-tailed Kite - Elanus leucurus
            Mississippi Kite - Ictinia mississippiensis
            Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus
            Northern Harrier - Circus cyaneus
            Sharp-shinned Hawk - Accipiter striatus
            Cooper's Hawk - Accipiter cooperii
            Northern Goshawk - Accipiter gentilis
            *Harris' Hawk - Parabuteo unicinctus
            Red-shouldered Hawk - Buteo lineatus
            Broad-winged Hawk - Buteo platypterus
            *Gray Hawk - Buteo nitidus
            Swainson's Hawk - Buteo swainsoni
            Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis
            Ferruginous Hawk - Buteo regalis
            Rough-legged Hawk - Buteo lagopus
            Golden Eagle - Aquila chrysaetos
Order of Cranes and relatives [Gruiformes] (check out the SHORELINE!)
        Family Rallidae
            Yellow Rail - Coturnicops noveboracensis
            Black Rail - Laterallus jamaicensis
            King Rail - Rallus elegans
            Virginia Rail - Rallus limicola
            Sora - Porzana carolina
            Purple Gallinule - Porphyrio martinica
            Common Gallinule - Gallinula galeata
            American Coot - Fulica americana
        Family Gruidae
            Sandhill Crane - Grus canadensis
            *Common Crane - Grus grus
            Whooping Crane - Grus americana
Order of Sandpipers and relatives [Charadriiformes]  (check out the PEEP'S PUDDLE!)
        Family Recurvirostridae
            Black-necked Stilt - Himantopus mexicanus
            American Avocet - Recurvirostra americana
        Family Charadriidae
            Black-bellied Plover - Pluvialis squatarola
            American Golden-Plover - Pluvialis dominica
            Snowy Plover - Charadrius nivosus
            *Wilson's Plover - Charadrius wilsonia
            Semipalmated Plover - Charadrius semipalmatus
            Piping Plover - Charadrius melodus
            Killdeer - Charadrius vociferus
            Mountain Plover - Charadrius montanus
        Family Scolopacidae
            Spotted Sandpiper - Actitis macularius
            Solitary Sandpiper - Tringa solitaria
            *Spotted Redshank - Tringa erythropus
            Greater Yellowlegs - Tringa melanoleuca
            Willet - Tringa semipalmata
            Lesser Yellowlegs - Tringa flavipes
            Upland Sandpiper - Bartramia longicauda
            Eskimo Curlew - Numenius borealis
            Whimbrel - Numenius phaeopus
            Long-billed Curlew - Numenius americanus
            Hudsonian Godwit - Limosa haemastica
            Marbled Godwit - Limosa fedoa
            Ruddy Turnstone - Arenaria interpres
            Red Knot - Calidris canutus
             *Ruff - Philomachus pugnax
            Stilt Sandpiper - Calidris himantopus
            *Curlew Sandpiper - Calidris ferruginea
            *Red-necked Stint – Calidris ruficollis
           Sanderling - Calidris alba
            Dunlin - Calidris alpina
            Baird's Sandpiper - Calidris bairdii
            Least Sandpiper - Calidris minutilla
            White-rumped Sandpiper - Calidris fuscicollis
            Buff-breasted Sandpiper - Tryngites subruficollis
            Pectoral Sandpiper - Calidris melanotos
            Semipalmated Sandpiper - Calidris pusilla
            Western Sandpiper - Calidris mauri
            Short-billed Dowitcher - Limnodromus griseus
            Long-billed Dowitcher - Limnodromus scolopaceus
            Wilson's Snipe - Gallinago delicata
            American Woodcock - Scolopax minor
            Wilson's Phalarope - Phalaropus tricolor
            Red-necked Phalarope - Phalaropus lobatus
            Red Phalarope - Phalaropus fulicarius
        Family Laridae  (check out the Shoreline!)
            Black-legged Kittiwake - Rissa tridactyla
            Sabine's Gull - Xema sabini
            Bonaparte's Gull - Chroicocephalus philadelphia
            *Black-headed Gull - Chroicocephalus ridibundus
            Little Gull - Hydrocoloeus minutus
            *Ross's Gull - Rhodostethia rosea
            Laughing Gull - Leucophaeus atricilla
            Franklin's Gull - Leucophaeus pipixcan
            Mew Gull - Larus canus
            Ring-billed Gull - Larus delawarensis
            California Gull - Larus californicus
            Herring Gull - Larus argentatus
            Thayer's Gull - Larus thayeri
            *Iceland Gull - Larus glaucoides
            Lesser Black-backed Gull - Larus fuscus
           *Glaucous-winged Gull - Larus glaucescens
            Glaucous Gull - Larus hyperboreus
            Great Black-backed Gull - Larus marinus
            Least Tern - Sternula antillarum
            *Gull-billed Tern - Gelochidon nilotica
            Caspian Tern - Hydroprogne caspia
            Black Tern - Chlidonias niger
            Common Tern - Sterna hirundo
            *Arctic Tern - Sterna paradisaea
            Forster's Tern - Sterna forsteri
            *Black Skimmer - Rynchops niger
        Family Stercorariidae
            *Pomarine Jaeger - Stercorarius pomarinus
            Parasitic Jaeger - Stercorarius parasiticus
            *Long-tailed Jaeger - Stercorarius longicaudus
        Family Alcidae
            *Long-billed Murrelet - Brachyramphus perdix
Order of Pigeons and Doves [Columbiformes]
        Family Columbidae
            Rock Pigeon - Columba livia
            *Band-tailed Pigeon - Patagioenas fasciata
            Eurasian Collared-Dove - Streptopelia decaocto
            White-winged Dove - Zenaida asiatica
            Mourning Dove - Zenaida macroura
            Passenger Pigeon - Ectopistes migratorius
            Inca Dove - Columbina inca
            Common Ground-Dove - Columbina passerina
Order of Parrots and relatives [Psittaciformes]
        Family Psittacidae
            Carolina Parakeet - Conuropsis carolinensis
Order of Cuckoos and relatives [Cuculiformes]
        Family Cuculidae
            Yellow-billed Cuckoo - Coccyzus americanus
            Black-billed Cuckoo - Coccyzus erythropthalmus
            Greater Roadrunner - Geococcyx californianus
            Groove-billed Ani - Crotophaga sulcirostris
Order of Owls [Strigiformes] (check out the RAPTOR'S ROOST!)
        Family Tytonidae
            Barn-Owl - Tyto alba
        Family Strigidae
*Flammulated Owl - Otus flammeolus
            *Western Screech-Owl - Megascops kennicottii
            Eastern Screech-Owl - Megascops asio
            Great Horned Owl 
- Bubo virginianus
            Snowy Owl - Bubo scandiaca
            Burrowing Owl - Athene cunicularia
            Barred Owl - Strix varia
            Long-eared Owl - Asio otus
            Short-eared Owl - Asio flammeus
            Northern Saw-whet Owl - Aegolius acadicus
Order of Nighthawks and relatives [Caprimulgiformes]
        Family Caprimulgidae
*Lesser Nighthawk - Chordeiles acutipennis
            Common Nighthawk - Chordeiles minor
            Common Poorwill - Phalaenoptilus nuttallii
            Chuck-will's-widow - Caprimulgus carolinensis
            Eastern Whip-poor-will - Caprimulgus vociferus
Order of Swifts and Hummingbirds [Apodiformes]
        Family Apodidae
            Chimney Swift - Chaetura pelagica
            *White-throated Swift - Aeronautes saxatalis
        Family Trochilidae
            *Broad-billed Hummingbird - Cynanthus latirostris
            *Magnificent Hummingbird - Eugenes fulgens
            Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Archilochus colubris
            Black-chinned Hummingbird - Archilochus alexandri
            *Anna's Hummingbird - Calypte anna
            *Costa's Hummingbird - Calypte costae
            Calliope Hummingbird - Stellula calliope
            Broad-tailed Hummingbird - Selasphorus platycercus
            Rufous Hummingbird - Selasphorus rufus
            *Allen's Hummingbird - Selasphorus sasin
Order of Kingfishers [Coraciiformes]
        Family Alcedinidae
            Belted Kingfisher - Ceryle alcyon
Order of Woodpeckers [Piciformes]
        Family Picidae
            Lewis' Woodpecker - Melanerpes lewis
            Red-headed Woodpecker - Melanerpes erythrocephalus
            Red-bellied Woodpecker - Melanerpes carolinus
            *Williamson's Sapsucker - Sphyrapicus thyroideus

            Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - Sphyrapicus varius
            Red-naped Sapsucker - Sphyrapicus nuchalis
            Ladder-backed Woodpecker - Picoides scalaris
            Downy Woodpecker - Picoides pubescens
            Hairy Woodpecker - Picoides villosus
            *American Three-toed Woodpecker - Picoides dorsalis
            Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus
            Pileated Woodpecker - Dryocopus pileatus

Order of Falcons [Falconiformes] (check out the RAPTOR'S ROOST!)
        Family Falconidae
            American Kestrel - Falco sparverius
            Merlin - Falco columbarius
            *Gyrfalcon - Falco rusticolus
            Peregrine Falcon - Falco peregrinus
            Prairie Falcon - Falco mexicanus
Order of Songbirds [Passeriformes]
        Family Tyrannidae
            Olive-sided Flycatcher - Contopus cooperi
            Western Wood-Pewee - Contopus sordidulus
            Eastern Wood-Pewee - Contopus virens
            Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - Empidonax flaviventris
            Acadian Flycatcher - Empidonax virescens
            Alder Flycatcher - Empidonax alnorum
            Willow Flycatcher - Empidonax traillii
            Least Flycatcher - Empidonax minimus
            Hammond's Flycatcher - Empidonax hammondii
            *Gray Flycatcher - Empidonax wrightii
            Dusky Flycatcher - Empidonax oberholseri
            Cordilleran Flycatcher - Empidonax occidentalis
*Black Phoebe - Sayornis nigricans
            Eastern Phoebe - Sayornis phoebe
            Say's Phoebe - Sayornis saya
            Vermilion Flycatcher - Pyrocephalus rubinus
            Ash-throated Flycatcher - Myiarchus cinerascens
            Great Crested Flycatcher - Myiarchus crinitus
            *Great Kiskadee - Pitangus sulphuratus
            Cassin's Kingbird - Tyrannus vociferans
            Western Kingbird - Tyrannus verticalis
            Eastern Kingbird - Tyrannus tyrannus
            Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - Tyrannus forficatus
*Fork-tailed Flycatcher - Tyrannus savana
        Family Laniidae
            Loggerhead Shrike - Lanius ludovicianus
            Northern Shrike - Lanius excubitor
        Family Vireonidae
            White-eyed Vireo - Vireo griseus
            Bell's Vireo- Vireo bellii
        *Black-capped Vireo - Vireo atricapilla
            *Gray Vireo - Vireo vicinior
            Yellow-throated Vireo - Vireo flavifrons
            *Plumbeous Vireo - Vireo plumbeus
            *Cassin's Vireo - Vireo cassinii
            Blue-headed Vireo - Vireo solitarius
            Warbling Vireo - Vireo gilvus
            Philadelphia Vireo - Vireo philadelphicus
            Red-eyed Vireo - Vireo olivaceus
        Family Corvidae
            Pinyon Jay - Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus
            Steller's Jay - Cyanocitta stelleri
            Blue Jay - Cyanocitta cristata
            Western Scrub Jay - Aphelocoma californica
            *Mexican Jay - Aphelocoma ultramarina
            Clark's Nutcracker - Nucifraga columbiana
            Black-billed Magpie - Pica hudsonia
            American Crow - Corvus brachyrhynchos
            Fish Crow - Corvus ossifragus
            Chihuahuan Raven - Corvus cryptoleucus
            Common Raven - Corvus corax
        Family Alaudidae
            Horned Lark - Eremophila alpestris
        Family Hirundinidae
            Purple Martin - Progne subis
            Tree Swallow - Tachycineta bicolor
            Violet-green Swallow - Tachycineta thalassina
            Northern Rough-winged Swallow - Stelgidopteryx serripennis
            Bank Swallow - Riparia riparia
            Cliff Swallow - Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
            *Cave Swallow - Petrochelidon fulva
            Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica
        Family Paridae
            Carolina Chickadee - Poecile carolinensis
            Black-capped Chickadee - Poecile atricapillus
            Mountain Chickadee - Poecile gambeli
*Juniper Titmouse - Baeolophus ridgwayi
            Tufted Titmouse - Baeolophus bicolor
        Family Aegithalidae
            Bushtit - Psaltriparus minimus
        Family Sittidae
            Red-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta canadensis
            White-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta carolinensis
            *Pygmy Nuthatch - Sitta pygmaea
            *Brown-headed Nuthatch - Sitta pusilla
        Family Certhiidae
            Brown Creeper - Certhia americana
        Family Troglodytidae
            Rock Wren - Salpinctes obsoletus
            *Canyon Wren - Catherpes mexicanus
            Carolina Wren - Thryothorus ludovicianus
            Bewick's Wren - Thryomanes bewickii
            House Wren - Troglodytes aedon
            Winter Wren - Troglodytes hiemalis
            Sedge Wren - Cistothorus platensis
            Marsh Wren - Cistothorus palustris
        Family Sylviidae
            Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea
        Family Regulidae
            Golden-crowned Kinglet - Regulus satrapa
            Ruby-crowned Kinglet - Regulus calendula
        Family Turdidae
       *Northern Wheatear - Oenanthe oenanthe
            Eastern Bluebird - Sialia sialis
            *Western Bluebird - Sialia mexicana
            Mountain Bluebird - Sialia currucoides
            Townsend's Solitaire - Myadestes townsendi
            Veery - Catharus fuscescens
            Gray-cheeked Thrush - Catharus minimus
            Swainson's Thrush - Catharus ustulatus
            Hermit Thrush - Catharus guttatus
            Wood Thrush - Hylocichla mustelina
            American Robin - Turdus migratorius
            Varied Thrush - Ixoreus naevius
        Family Mimidae
            Gray Catbird - Dumetella carolinensis
            Northern Mockingbird - Mimus polyglottus
            Sage Thrasher - Oreoscoptes montanus
            Brown Thrasher - Toxostoma rufum
            Curve-billed Thrasher - Toxostoma curvirostre
        Family Sturnidae
            European Starling - Sturnus vulgaris
        Family Motacillidae
            American Pipit - Anthus rubescens
            Sprague's Pipit - Anthus spragueii
        Family Bombycillidae
            Bohemian Waxwing - Bombycilla garrulus
            Cedar Waxwing - Bombycilla cedrorum
        Family Ptilogonatidae
            *Phainopepla - Phainopepla nitens
        Family Calcariidae
            Lapland Longspur - Calcarius lapponicus
            Chestnut-collared Longspur - Calcarius ornatus
            Smith's Longspur - Calcarius pictus
            McCown's Longspur - Rhynchopanes mccownii
            Snow Bunting - Plectrophenax nivalis
        Family Parulidae
            Blue-winged Warbler - Vermivora cyanoptera
            Golden-winged Warbler - Vermivora chrysoptera
            Tennessee Warbler - Vermivora peregrina
            Orange-crowned Warbler - Oreothylypis celata
            Nashville Warbler - Oreothylypis ruficapilla
            Virginia's Warbler - Oreothylypis virginiae
            Northern Parula  - Parula americana
            Yellow Warbler - Dendroica petechia
            Chestnut-sided Warbler - Dendroica pensylvanica
            Magnolia Warbler - Dendroica magnolia
            Cape May Warbler - Dendroica tigrina
            Black-throated Blue Warbler - Dendroica caerulescens
            Yellow-rumped Warbler - Dendroica coronata
            Black-throated Gray Warbler - Dendroica nigrescens
            Black-throated Green Warbler - Dendroica virens
            Townsend's Warbler - Dendroica townsendi
            *Hermit Warbler - Dendroica occidentalis
            Blackburnian Warbler - Dendroica fusca
            Yellow-throated Warbler - Dendroica dominica
            Pine Warbler - Dendroica pinus
            Prairie Warbler - Dendroica discolor
            Palm Warbler - Dendroica palmarum
            Bay-breasted Warbler - Dendroica castanea
            Blackpoll Warbler - Dendroica striata
            Cerulean Warbler - Dendroica cerulea
            Black-and-white Warbler - Mniotilta varia
            American Redstart - Setophaga ruticilla
            Prothonotary Warbler - Protonotaria citrea
            Worm-eating Warbler - Helmitheros vermivorum
            *Swainson's Warbler - Limnothlypis swainsonii
            Ovenbird - Seiurus aurocapilla
            Northern Waterthrush - Parkesia noveboracensis
            Louisiana Waterthrush - Parksia motacilla
            Kentucky Warbler - Oporornis formosus
            Connecticut Warbler - Oporornis agilis
            Mourning Warbler - Oporornis philadelphia
            MacGillivray's Warbler - Oporornis tolmiei
            Common Yellowthroat - Geothlypis trichas
            Hooded Warbler - Wilsonia citrina
            Wilson's Warbler - Wilsonia pusilla
            Canada Warbler - Wilsonia canadensis
            *Painted Redstart - Myioborus pictus
            Yellow-breasted Chat - Icteria virens
        Family Emberizidae
            Green-Tailed Towhee - Pipilo chlorurus
            Spotted Towhee - Pipilo maculatus
            Eastern Towhee - Pipilo erythrophthalmus
            Rufous-crowned Sparrow - Aimophila ruficeps
            Canyon Towhee - Pipilo fuscus
            Cassin's Sparrow - Peucaea cassinii
            *Bachman's Sparrow - Peucaea aestivalis
            American Tree Sparrow - Spizella arborea
            Chipping Sparrow - Spizella passerina
            Clay-colored Sparrow - Spizella pallida
            Brewer's Sparrow - Spizella breweri
            Field Sparrow - Spizella pusilla
            Vesper Sparrow - Pooecetes gramineus
            Lark Sparrow - Chondestes grammacus
            *Black-throated Sparrow - Amphispiza bilineata
            *Sage Sparrow - Amphispiza belli
            Lark Bunting - Calamospiza melanocorys
            Savannah Sparrow - Passerculus sandwichensis
            Grasshopper Sparrow - Ammodramus savannarum
            Baird's Sparrow - Ammodramus bairdii
            Henslow's Sparrow - Ammodramus henslowii
            LeConte's Sparrow - Ammodramus leconteii
            Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow - Ammodramus nelsoni
            Fox Sparrow - Passerella iliaca
            Song Sparrow - Melospiza melodia
            Lincoln's Sparrow - Melospiza lincolnii
            Swamp Sparrow - Melospiza georgiana
            White-throated Sparrow - Zonotrichia albicollis
            Harris's Sparrow - Zonotrichia querula
            White-crowned Sparrow - Zonotrichia leucophrys
            Golden-crowned Sparrow - Zonotrichia atricapilla
            Dark-eyed Junco - Junco hyemalis
        Family Cardinalidae
*Hepatic Tanager - Piranga flava
            Summer Tanager - Piranga rubra
            Scarlet Tanager - Piranga olivacea
            Western Tanager - Piranga ludoviciana
            Northern Cardinal - Cardinalis cardinalis
            *Pyrrhuloxia - Cardinalis sinuatus
            Rose-breasted Grosbeak - Pheucticus ludovicianus
            Black-headed Grosbeak - Pheucticus melanocephalus
            Blue Grosbeak - Passerina caerulea
            Lazuli Bunting - Passerina amoena
            Indigo Bunting - Passerina cyanea
            Painted Bunting - Passerina ciris
- Spiza americana
        Family Icteridae
            Bobolink - Dolichonyx oryzivorus
            Red-winged Blackbird - Agelaius phoeniceus
            Eastern Meadowlark - Sturnella magna
            Western Meadowlark  - Sturnella neglecta
            Yellow-headed Blackbird - Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus
            Rusty Blackbird - Euphagus carolinus
            Brewer's Blackbird - Euphagus cyanocephalus
            Common Grackle - Quiscalus quiscula
            Great-tailed Grackle - Quiscalus mexicanus
            Brown-headed Cowbird - Molothrus ater
            Orchard Oriole - Icterus spurius
            Bullock's Oriole - Icterus bullockii
            Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula
            *Scott's Oriole - Icterus parisorum
        Family Fringillidae
            *Brambling - Fringilla montifringilla
            *Gray-crowned Rosy Finch - Leucosticte tephrocotis
            Pine Grosbeak - Pinicola enucleator
            Purple Finch - Carpodacus purpureus
            Cassin's Finch - Carpodacus cassinii
            House Finch - Carpodacus mexicanus
            Red Crossbill - Loxia curvirostra
            White-winged Crossbill - Loxia leucoptera
            Common Redpoll - Acanthis flammea
            Pine Siskin - Spinus pinus
            Lesser Goldfinch - Spinus psaltria
            American Goldfinch - Spinus tristis
            Evening Grosbeak - Coccothraustes vespertinus
        Family Passeridae
            House Sparrow - Passer domesticus


For detailed information on the birds of North America, including range maps and their songs,
visit the All About Birds website from Cornell University.


For a complete listing of all birds in the world (following the Sibley and Monroe classification), go to:


If you have a strong interest in Great Plains birds, you may wish to join
the Kansas Ornithological Society.

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