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Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge - Woodworth, North Dakota

Bird List

Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge Bird Checklist

AbundanceDaily PeakSeason Total
a = AbundantMore than 125More than 600
c = Common25 – 125125 – 600
f = Fairly Common   5 – 2525 – 125
u = Uncommon1 – 55 – 25
r = Rare1 – 51 – 5
o = OccasionalNot seen every year, small numbers
x = AccidentalSeen infrequently, not to be expected
i = IrregularAbundance varies dramatically,; in some years, species may be absent, and in others it may reach the level indicated
e = ExtirpatedOnce nested in the focal area, species currently may be present in area during migration
* = NestsIndicates confirmed or strong evidence for nesting in the area.

S=Spring     s=Summer     F=Fall     W=Winter

Herons | Waterfowl | Hawks | Shorebirds | Owls | Woodpeckers
Flycatchers | Swallows | Wrens | Warblers | Sparrows | Finches
Common Name S s F W
Loons Legend
Common Loon r o r  
Grebes Legend
Pied-billed Grebe * c c c x
Horned Grebe * u u u  
Red-necked Grebe * u u u  
Eared Grebe * a a a  
Western Grebe * a a a  
Clark's Grebe * r r r  
Pelicans Legend
American White Pelican * a a a x
Cormorants Legend
Double-crested Cormorant * a a a  
Herons and Bitterns Legend
American Bittern * u u u x
Least Bittern * o o o  
Great Blue Heron * f f c o
Great Egret * u u f  
Snowy Egret * o o o  
Little Blue Heron x x x  
Cattle Egret * f f f  
Green Heron * r o r  
Black-crowned Night Heron * c c c  
Yellow-crowned Night Heron   x    
Ibises Legend
White-faced Ibis * r r r  
White Ibis   x    
Vultures Legend
Turkey Vulture * u o u  
Swans, Geese, and Ducks Legend
Greater White-fronted Goose a x a  
Snow Goose * a r a  
Ross's Goose f   f  
Canada Goose * a a a f
Brant     x  
Tundra Swan a   a  
Wood Duck * c c c r
Gadwall * a a a o
American Wigeon * c f c o
American Black Duck * o o o  
Mallard * a a a u
Blue-winged Teal * a a a  
Cinnamon Teal * o o o  
Northern Shoveler * a a a  
Northern Pintail * a a a o
Green-winged Teal * c u c o
Canvasback * c f c  
Redhead * a a a r
Ring-necked Duck * c u f o
Greater Scaup u   r  
Lesser Scaup * a c a r
Surf Scoter     o  
White-winged Scoter     o  
Long-tail Duck   x o  
Bufflehead * c u c  
Common Goldeneye c   c r
Hooded Merganser * u u u  
Common Merganser c   c r
Red-breasted Merganser r   r o
Ruddy Duck * a a a  
Hawks and Eagles Legend
Osprey r o r  
Bald Eagle f o f r
Northern Harrier * c c c r
Sharp-shinned Hawk u r u r
Cooper's Hawk * f u f u
Northern Goshawk r   r r
Broad-winged Hawk f   f  
Swainson's Hawk * c c c  
Red-tailed Hawk * c c c r
Ferruginous Hawk * u u u x
Rough-legged Hawk u x u u
Golden Eagle u   r r
Falcons Legend
American Kestrel * f f f r
Merlin * u o u r
Gyrfalcon r   o r
Peregrine Falcon r o r o
Prairie Falcon r r u r
Upland Game Birds Legend
Gray Partridge * u u f f
Ring-necked Pheasant * f f f f
Sharp-tailed Grouse * f f f f
Greater Prairie Chicken e x x x x
Wild Turkey * f f f f
Rails and Coots Legend
King Rail e x x    
Yellow Rail * r r r  
Virginia Rail * u u u  
Sora * c c c  
Common Moorhen x      
American Coot * a a a  
Cranes Legend
Sandhill Crane e a o a  
Whooping Crane e o x o  
Shorebirds Legend
Black-bellied Plover f u f  
American Golden Plover f r f  
Semipalmated Plover f f f  
Piping Plover * u r r  
Killdeer * a a a x
American Avocet * c c c  
Greater Yellowlegs f f f  
Lesser Yellowlegs a c a  
Solitary Sandpiper u u u  
Willet * f f f  
Spotted Sandpiper * u u u  
Upland Sandpiper * f f r  
Whimbrel o      
Long-billed Curlew e x   x  
Hudsonian Godwit f r u  
Marbled Godwit * c c f  
Ruddy Turnstone u r r  
Red Knot o o o  
Sanderling f f f  
Semipalmated Sandpiper a a a  
Western Sandpiper o o o  
Least Sandpiper a c c  
White-rumped Sandpiper a u o  
Baird's Sandpiper a a a  
Pectoral Sandpiper c c c  
Dunlin u r r  
Stilt Sandpiper c c c  
Buff-breasted Sandpiper u u r  
Short-billed Dowitcher f u u  
Long-billed Dowitcher c c a  
Common Snipe * f f f  
American Woodcock r      
Wilson's Phalarope * a c a  
Red Phalarope x x    
Red-necked Phalarope f u f  
Gulls and Terns Legend
Franklin's Gull * a a a  
Bonaparte's Gull u o u  
Ring-billed Gull * a a a r
California Gull * f f f  
Herring Gull u r u  
Thayer's Gull x      
Caspian Tern * r r r  
Common Tern * f f f  
Forster's Tern * f f f  
Black Tern * a a a  
Doves Legend
Rock Dove * a a a a
Mourning Dove * a a a u
Cuckoos and Roadrunners Legend
Black-billed Cuckoo * ui ui r  
Yellow-billed Cuckoo o oi    
Owls Legend
Barn Owl * x x x  
Eastern Screech Owl * r r r r
Great Horned Owl * u u u u
Snowy Owl ui   ui ui
Burrowing Owl * o o o  
Long-eared Owl * r r r r
Short-eared Owl * ui ui u u
Boreal Owl       x
Northern Saw-whet Owl r   r r
Nighthawks and Nightjars Legend
Common Nighthawk * f f f  
Whip-poor-will o   o  
Swifts Legend
Chimney Swift * u f u  
Hummingbirds Legend
Ruby-throated Hummingbird * r ri u  
Kingfishers Legend
Belted Kingfisher * u u u r
Woodpeckers Legend
Red-Headed Woodpecker * u u u  
Red-bellied Woodpecker r r r  
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker u u u  
Downy Woodpecker * f f f f
Hairy Woodpecker * f f f f
Northern Flicker * f f f r
Pileated Woodpecker x     x
Flycatchers Legend
Olive-sided Flycatcher r o r  
Eastern Wood Pewee * f f u  
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher r r r  
Alder Flycatcher f u r  
Willow Flycatcher * c c u  
Least Flycatcher * c c f  
Eastern Phoebe * u u u  
Say's Phoebe * u u u  
Great Crested Flycatcher * u u u  
Western Kingbird * a a c  
Eastern Kingbird * a a c  
Shrikes Legend
Loggerhead Shrike * u u u  
Northern Shrike ui   ui ui
Vireos Legend
Yellow-throated Vireo * u r u  
Philadelphia Vireo r r r  
Blue-headed Vireo u r u  
Warbling Vireo * c c f  
Red-eyed Vireo * c f f  
Jays, Magpies and Crows Legend
Gray Jay       x
Blue Jay * f f f f
Black-billed Magpie * u u u u
American Crow * a c c c
Larks Legend
Horned Lark * a a a ai
Swallows Legend
Purple Martin * u u u  
Tree Swallow * c f c  
Northern Rough-winged Swallow * f u r  
Bank Swallow * a a a  
Cliff Swallow * a a a  
Barn Swallow * a a a  
Chickadees and Titmice Legend
Black-capped Chickadee * f f f f
Nuthatches Legend
Red-breasted Nuthatch u x u u
White-breasted Nuthatch * f f f f
Creepers Legend
Brown Creeper u   u u
Wrens Legend
House Wren * a a a  
Winter Wren r   r  
Sedge Wren * c c c  
Marsh Wren * a a a  
Rock Wren *? o o o  
Kinglets, Bluebirds, and Thrushes Legend
Golden-crowned Kinglet u   u r
Ruby-crowned Kinglet f   f r
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher o      
Eastern Bluebird * f f f  
Mountain Bluebird u   r  
Townsend's Solitaire o     o
Veery * u   u  
Gray-cheeked Thrush f u r  
Swainson's Thrush a u u  
Hermit Thrush u   u  
American Robin * a c a u
Varied Thrush o   o o
Mimics Legend
Gray Catbird * f f f  
Brown Thrasher * c c c o
Northern Mockingbird * o o o o
Starlings Legend
European Starling * f f a f
Pipits Legend
American Pipit u   f  
Sprague's Pipit * u u u  
Waxwings Legend
Bohemian Waxwing fi   fi fi
Cedar Waxwing * a f c fi
Warblers Legend
Golden-winged Warbler r      
Tennessee Warbler c r f  
Orange-crowned Warbler c r c  
Nashville Warbler f r f  
Northern Parula r   o  
Yellow Warbler * a a a  
Chestnut-sided Warbler r   u  
Magnolia Warbler u   u  
Cape May Warbler r   o  
Black-throated Blue Warbler     o  
Yellow-rumped Warbler a r a o
Black-throated Green Warbler r   r  
Blackburnian Warbler r   r  
Palm Warbler f   u  
Pine Warbler o   o  
Bay-breasted Warbler r   r  
Blackpoll Warbler c   f  
Cerulean Warbler u   u  
Black-and-white Warbler f r f  
American Redstart * f r f  
Ovenbird * f u f  
Northern Waterthrush f   u  
Connecticut Warbler r r    
Mourning Warbler u r u  
Common Yellowthroat * c c c  
Canada Warbler r   r  
Hooded Warbler x      
Wilson's Warbler u   f  
Yellow-breasted Chat r   r  
Tanagers Legend
Scarlet Tanager r r r  
Sparrows, Buntings, and Grosbeaks Legend
Eastern Towhee *? u r r o
Spotted Towhee u   r o
American Tree Sparrow a   a u
Chipping Sparrow * a f f  
Clay-colored Sparrow * a a f  
Field Sparrow * r r r  
Vesper Sparrow * c c c  
Lark Sparrow * u r r  
Lark Bunting * r ci r  
Savannah Sparrow * a a a  
Grasshopper Sparrow * c c f  
Baird's Sparrow * f f r  
Le Conte's Sparrow * f fi f  
Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow * f f u  
Henslow's Sparrow *   o    
Fox Sparrow u   u x
Song Sparrow * c c c o
Lincoln's Sparrow f   f  
Swamp Sparrow u u u  
White-throated Sparrow c o c o
Harris' Sparrow c o c r
White-crowned Sparrow f   f o
Dark-eyed Junco a   a u
Lapland Longspur a o a c
Smith's Longspur u   u  
Chestnut-collared Longspur * a a a  
McCown's Longspur e x      
Snow Bunting c   c ai
Northern Cardinal x x    
Rose-breasted Grosbeak * f f f  
Black-headed Grosbeak *? r r r  
Blue Grosbeak   o    
Lazuli Bunting o o    
Indigo Bunting * r r r  
Dickcissel * ri fi r  
Blackbirds and Orioles Legend
Bobolink * a a a  
Red-winged Blackbird * a a a u
Western Meadowlark * a a a o
Yellow-headed Blackbird * a a a o
Rusty Blackbird u   f r
Brewer's Blackbird * c f c r
Common Grackle * a a a u
Brown-headed Cowbird * a a a x
Orchard Oriole * f f r  
Baltimore Oriole * f f u  
Bullock's Oriole o o    
Finches Legend
Pine Grosbeak ri   o ui
Purple Finch u   u u
House Finch * c c c c
Red Crossbill * ui o ui ui
White-winged Crossbill ri   ri ri
Common Redpoll ai   ai ai
Hoary Redpoll ri   ri ri
Pine Siskin * c c c ci
American Goldfinch * c c c fi
Evening Grosbeak o   r r
Old World Sparrows Legend
House Sparrow * a a a a

Checklist compiled by: Lawrence D. Igl, U.S. Geological Survey, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Jamestown, ND. October 2001.

Acknowledgments: Mick Erickson, Douglas H. Johnson, Gregg A. Knutsen, Paul M. Konrad, Ron E. Martin, Paulette Scherr, and Robert O. Woodward offered helpful suggestions on an earlier version of this checklist.

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