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Common Loon
Gavia immer

ADULT In summer has iridescent greenish black head and neck; note two rows of white stripes on neck.… read more

Horned Grebe
Podiceps auritus

ADULT In summer, has reddish orange neck and flanks. Back is black and black head is adorned with go… read more

Eared Grebe
Podiceps nigricollis

ADULT In summer has blackish head, neck, and back; face is adorned with golden yellow tufts. Flanks … read more

Pied-billed Grebe
Podilymbus podiceps

ADULT In summer, has gray-brown plumage, palest on flanks and neck. Bill is pale gray with a strikin… read more

Northern Gannet
Morus bassanus

ADULT Has essentially white body plumage with black wingtips (primaries). Note the buffy yellow wash… read more

American White Pelican
Pelecanus erythrorhynchos

ADULT Appears mainly white, but in breeding season breast is flushed faintly with yellow-buff and cr… read more

Brown Pelican
Pelecanus occidentalis

ADULT Has streaked, silvery gray upperparts and pale-streaked, brown underparts. Head and neck are w… read more

Double-crested Cormorant
Phalacrocorax auritus

ADULT has mainly dark plumage, but pale feather centers on back and upper wings create a scaly appea… read more

Anhinga
Anhinga anhinga

ADULT MALE Has blackish plumage, except for silvery feathers on upper wing coverts and silvery, elon… read more

Magnificent Frigatebird
Fregata magnificens

ADULT MALE Mostly all-dark, but purple sheen is seen in good light. Bright red throat sac is inflate… read more

Great Egret
Ardea alba

ADULT Has pure white plumage; during breeding season, long back plumes trail beyond tail. At all tim… read more

Great Blue Heron
Ardea herodias

ADULT Typical morph appears blue-gray overall, but neck is tinged pinkish and adorned with black and… read more

American Bittern
Botaurus lentiginosus

ADULT Has beautifully patterned brown plumage. Neck and breast have chestnut stripes on paler backgr… read more

Cattle Egret
Bubulcus ibis

ADULT Has pure white plumage for much of year but at height of breeding season it becomes flushed ye… read more

Green Heron
Butorides virescens

ADULT Has dark green crown, rufous-maroon face and neck, and white running from throat down center o… read more

Little Blue Heron
Egretta caerulea

ADULT BREEDING Has mostly dark blue-gray plumage but a rich purplish maroon head and neck. Has long … read more

Reddish Egret
Egretta rufescens

ADULT WHITE MORPH Has pure white plumage; shaggy plumes are seen on head and lower neck in breeding … read more

Snowy Egret
Egretta thula

ADULT Has pure white plumage with elegant plumes evident during breeding season. Legs are black and … read more

Tricolored Heron
Egretta tricolor

ADULT BREEDING Has mostly blue-gray head, neck, back, and upper wings, with white underparts and ruf… read more

Least Bittern
Ixobrychus exilis

ADULT MALE Mainly yellow-buff, palest on underparts, with buff stripes on throat and breast. Cap and… read more

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Nyctanassa violacea

ADULT BREEDING Blue-gray overall with pale streaks on back and wings and striking face markings: whi… read more

Black-crowned Night-Heron
Nycticorax nycticorax

ADULT Has dark, daggerlike bill, black crown and back, gray wings, and pale face and underparts; eye… read more

White Ibis
Eudocimus albus

ADULT Has mostly white plumage with black wingtips, most obvious in flight. Legs, face, and long, do… read more

Wood Stork
Mycteria americana

ADULT Has bald, dark head and neck and otherwise mostly white plumage, except for black flight feath… read more

Turkey Vulture
Cathartes aura

ADULT Appears mainly blackish in harsh light, but brownish plumage tone is revealed at close range. … read more

Black Vulture
Coragyps atratus

ADULT Has blackish plumage, except for silvery white primaries. Bald head and upper neck are gray wi… read more

Wood Duck
Aix sponsa

ADULT MALE Has shiny green-blue crown and mane, adorned with white lines. Chin and throat are white,… read more

American Wigeon
Anas americana

ADULT MALE Has a striking head pattern with green stripe stretching back from eye, creamy white fore… read more

Northern Shoveler
Anas clypeata

ADULT MALE Has shiny green head (looks dark in poor light), white breast, and chestnut on flanks and… read more

Green-winged Teal
Anas crecca

ADULT MALE Has chestnut-orange head with green patch through eye, faintly bordered with yellow. Plum… read more

Blue-winged Teal
Anas discors

ADULT MALE Has bluish head with diagnostic white crescent. Body is buffy brownish, marbled with dark… read more

Mallard
Anas platyrhynchos

ADULT MALE Has yellow bill and green, shiny head and upper neck that are separated from chestnut bre… read more

Gadwall
Anas strepera

ADULT MALE Has a buffy gray head and neck, with clear separation from the darker gray, finely patter… read more

Lesser Scaup
Aythya affinis

ADULT MALE Has black head and neck, former appears shiny purple in good light (green in male Greater… read more

Redhead
Aythya americana

ADULT MALE Has a reddish orange head and upper neck, clearly demarcated from the black lower neck an… read more

Ring-necked Duck
Aythya collaris

ADULT MALE Has light gray belly and flanks, the leading edge of which is pale and appears as a verti… read more

Greater Scaup
Aythya marila

ADULT MALE Has green-glossed head and dark breast; both can look black in poor light. Belly and flan… read more

Canvasback
Aythya valisineria

ADULT MALE Has a reddish chestnut head, black breast and vent, and otherwise very pale gray body. No… read more

Canada Goose
Branta canadensis

ADULT Has black head and neck, and white cheek. Bill and legs are black. Typical birds have gray-bro… read more

Bufflehead
Bucephala albeola

ADULT MALE Has rather large, rounded head that looks black and white in poor light; good light revea… read more

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