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my louisiana life list

2010-11-08 - 10:29 a.m.

Enjoy my life list of 224 Louisiana birds. An ambitious person could get many more, so come on down.

My Louisiana bird list:

  1. Common Loon
  2. Pied-billed Grebe
  3. Horned Grebe
  4. American White Pelican
  5. Brown Pelican
  6. Double-crested Cormorant
  7. Neotropic Cormorant
  8. Anhinga
  9. Magnificent Frigatebird
  10. Great Blue Heron
  11. Great Egret
  12. Reddish Egret
  13. Tricolored Heron
  14. Little Blue Heron
  15. Snowy Egret
  16. Cattle Egret
  17. Green Heron
  18. Black-crowned Night-Heron
  19. Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
  20. Least Bittern
  21. American Bittern
  22. Wood Stork
  23. White Ibis
  24. Glossy Ibis
  25. White-faced Ibis
  26. Roseate Spoonbill
  27. Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
  28. Greater White-fronted Goose
  29. Snow Goose
  30. Ross's Goose
  31. Canada Goose
  32. Wood Duck
  33. American Wigeon
  34. Gadwall
  35. Green-winged Teal
  36. Mallard
  37. Mottled Duck
  38. Northern Pintail
  39. Blue-winged Teal
  40. Northern Shoveler
  41. Redhead
  42. Ring-necked Duck
  43. Lesser Scaup
  44. Bufflehead
  45. Hooded Merganser
  46. Red-breasted Merganser
  47. Black Vulture
  48. Turkey Vulture
  49. Osprey
  50. Swallow-tailed Kite
  51. White-tailed Kite
  52. Mississippi Kite
  53. Bald Eagle
  54. Northern Harrier
  55. Sharp-shinned Hawk
  56. Cooper's Hawk
  57. Red-shouldered Hawk
  58. Broad-winged Hawk
  59. Swainson's Hawk
  60. Red-tailed Hawk
  61. American Kestrel
  62. Merlin
  63. Peregrine Falcon
  64. Northern Bobwhite
  65. Clapper Rail
  66. King Rail
  67. Virginia Rail
  68. Yellow Rail
  69. Sora
  70. Purple Gallinule
  71. Common Moorhen
  72. American Coot
  73. Black-necked Stilt
  74. American Avocet
  75. Black-bellied Plover
  76. American Golden-Plover
  77. Semipalmated Plover
  78. Killdeer
  79. Piping Plover
  80. Wilson's Snipe
  81. Short-billed Dowitcher
  82. Long-billed Dowitcher
  83. Marbled Godwit
  84. Whimbrel
  85. Greater Yellowlegs
  86. Lesser Yellowlegs
  87. Solitary Sandpiper
  88. Willet
  89. Ruddy Turnstone
  90. Sanderling
  91. Spotted Sandpiper
  92. Semipalmated Sandpiper
  93. Western Sandpiper
  94. Least Sandpiper
  95. Pectoral Sandpiper
  96. Dunlin
  97. Stilt Sandpiper
  98. Wilson's Phalarope
  99. Ring-billed Gull
  100. American Herring Gull
  101. Bonaparte's Gull
  102. Laughing Gull
  103. Caspian Tern
  104. Sandwich Tern
  105. Royal Tern
  106. Forster's Tern
  107. Least Tern
  108. Black Tern
  109. Black Skimmer
  110. Rock Dove
  111. Eurasian Collared-Dove
  112. Mourning Dove
  113. White-Winged Dove
  114. Inca Dove
  115. Monk Parakeet
  116. Yellow-billed Cuckoo
  117. Great Horned Owl
  118. Barred Owl
  119. Barn Owl
  120. Common Nighthawk
  121. Chimney Swift
  122. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  123. Black-chinned Hummingbird
  124. Calliope Hummingbird
  125. Rufous Hummingbird
  126. Belted Kingfisher
  127. Red-headed Woodpecker
  128. Red-bellied Woodpecker
  129. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  130. Downy Woodpecker
  131. Red-cockaded Woodpecker
  132. Northern Flicker
  133. Pileated Woodpecker
  134. Eastern Phoebe
  135. Say's Phoebe
  136. Vermilion Flycatcher
  137. Acadian Flycatcher
  138. Eastern Wood-Pewee
  139. Great Crested Flycatcher
  140. Eastern Kingbird
  141. Gray Kingbird
  142. Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher
  143. Purple Martin
  144. Tree Swallow
  145. Cliff Swallow
  146. Northern Rough-winged Swallow
  147. Barn Swallow
  148. Golden-crowned Kinglet
  149. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
  150. Cedar Waxwing
  151. Carolina Wren
  152. House Wren
  153. Sedge Wren
  154. Marsh Wren
  155. Gray Catbird
  156. Northern Mockingbird
  157. Brown Thrasher
  158. Eastern Bluebird
  159. Hermit Thrush
  160. Wood Thrush
  161. American Robin
  162. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
  163. Carolina Chickadee
  164. Tufted Titmouse
  165. Brown-headed Nuthatch
  166. Loggerhead Shrike
  167. Blue Jay
  168. American Crow
  169. Fish Crow
  170. European Starling
  171. White-eyed Vireo
  172. Yellow-throated Vireo
  173. Blue-headed Vireo
  174. Red-eyed Vireo
  175. Orange-crowned Warbler
  176. Tennessee Warbler
  177. Northern Parula
  178. Yellow Warbler
  179. Yellow-rumped Warbler
  180. Black-throated Green Warbler
  181. Blackburnian Warbler
  182. Yellow-throated Warbler
  183. Pine Warbler
  184. Palm Warbler
  185. Black-and-white Warbler
  186. American Redstart
  187. Prothonotary Warbler
  188. Worm-eating Warbler
  189. Swainson's Warbler
  190. Ovenbird
  191. Louisiana Waterthrush
  192. Kentucky Warbler
  193. Common Yellowthroat
  194. Hooded Warbler
  195. Scarlet Tanager
  196. Summer Tanager
  197. Eastern Towhee
  198. Chipping Sparrow
  199. Savannah Sparrow
  200. Le Conte's Sparrow
  201. Song Sparrow
  202. Swamp Sparrow
  203. White-throated Sparrow
  204. White-Crowned Sparrow
  205. Dark-eyed Junco
  206. Northern Cardinal
  207. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  208. Blue Grosbeak
  209. Indigo Bunting
  210. Painted Bunting
  211. Bobolink
  212. Red-winged Blackbird
  213. Eastern Meadowlark
  214. Rusty Blackbird
  215. Boat-tailed Grackle
  216. Common Grackle
  217. Great-tailed Grackle
  218. Brown-headed Cowbird
  219. Bronzed Cowbird
  220. Baltimore Oriole
  221. Orchard Oriole
  222. Purple Finch
  223. House Finch
  224. American Goldfinch
  225. House Sparrow

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