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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

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

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

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

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

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

Northern Pintail
Anas acuta

ADULT MALE Has chocolate brown head and nape, with white breast extending as stripe up side of head.… 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

Anas platyrhynchos

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

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

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

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

Bucephala albeola

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

Common Goldeneye
Bucephala clangula

ADULT MALE Has mainly black and white plumage. Rounded, peaked head appears dark in poor light, but … read more

Snow Goose
Chen caerulescens

ADULT WHITE MORPH Has mainly white plumage, with black primaries. Bill and legs are pink. ADULT blue… read more

Hooded Merganser
Lophodytes cucullatus (Mergus cucullatus)

ADULT MALE Has large crest that can be flattened or fanned, presenting a large, gleaming white patch… read more

Common Merganser
Mergus merganser

ADULT MALE Unmistakable, with bright red-orange bill, glossy green head (looks dark in poor light), … read more

Red-breasted Merganser
Mergus serrator

ADULT MALE Has a narrow reddish bill, a green head (looks dark in poor light), white neck, and strea… read more

Ruddy Duck
Oxyura jamaicensis

ADULT MALE In breeding plumage, has orange-chestnut body plumage, white cheeks, black cap and nape, … read more

Cooper's Hawk
Accipiter cooperii

ADULT Has dark blue-gray upperparts, darkest on crown and palest on nape (creating capped effect). U… read more

Sharp-shinned Hawk
Accipiter striatus

ADULT Has mainly dark blue-gray upperparts, barred orange-rufous underparts, and fluffy white vent f… read more

Red-tailed Hawk
Buteo jamaicensis

ADULT Has brown head, back, and upper wings, and reddish tail. Most eastern birds have pale underpar… read more

Red-shouldered Hawk
Buteo lineatus

ADULT ssp. lineatus (the typical subspecies in east) Has mostly faintly barred reddish orange underp… read more

Broad-winged Hawk
Buteo platypterus

ADULT Light morph has brown upperparts including head; throat is pale, with dark malar stripe, breas… read more

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