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Bird Lists

So far we have just two bird lists.

1- The Manitou Island Master Bird List Just as it sounds, this is the list of all species we've observed at Manitou during our six years of study.

2- Manitou island Breeding Bird List This list is compiled using the standards of the Michigan Breeding Bird Atlas and has three levels of certainty of breeding: Possible , Probable and Confirmed. There is an annotated bird list in the MDNR Non-Game grant report for 2002.

That report can be downloaded through the Reports Page of this website. The Manitou Breeding Bird List found on this page does differ somewhat from the Breeding Bird List found in the 2002 Report for the MDNR. I've reconsidered and rejected some of the Possible breeders found on the list in the Report for the MDNR. If anyone needs an explanation please feel free to contact me.


AS OF Summer 2007

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
American Wigeon
American Black Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Harlequin Duck
Long-tailed Duck
Common Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Red-throated Loon
Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
American White Pelican
Double-crested Cormorant
American Bittern
Great Blue Heron
Snowy Egret
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Northern Goshawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Swainson's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Golden Eagle
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Sandhill Crane
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Piping Plover
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Solitary Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Upland Sandpiper
Ruddy Turnstone
Red Knot
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Baird's Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Wilson's Snipe
American Woodcock
Jaeger Species
Bonaparte's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
California Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Common Tern
Forster's Tern
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Black-billed Cuckoo
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Snowy Owl
Great Gray Owl
Long-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Common Nighthawk
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-headed Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Black-backed Woodpecker
American Three-toed Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Say's Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Scissortailed Flycatcher
Northern Shrike
Blue-headed Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Horned Lark
Tree Swallow
N.Rough-winged Swallow
Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Boreal Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
House Wren
Winter Wren
Sedge Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
American Pipit
Bohemian Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Pine Warbler
Palm Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Waterthrush
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson's Warbler
Canada Warbler
Scarlet Tanager
American Tree Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Clay-colored Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
Le Conte's Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Harris's Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Lapland Longspur
Smith's Longspur
Snow Bunting
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Western Meadowlark
Rusty Blackbird
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole
Purple Finch
Red Crossbill
White-winged Crossbill
Common Redpoll
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
Evening Grosbeak

204 Species


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