A List of the Birds seen in our Yard

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Great Egret
(Ardea alba)

One day we were surprised to see one standing in our small garden pond!

Turkey Vulture
(Cathartes aura)

Resident, often seen overhead

Mississippi Kite
(Ictinia mississippiensis)

Seen migrating every August

Cooper's Hawk
(Accipiter cooperii)

The feeders sometimes attracts during winter

Red-shouldered Hawk
(Buteo lineatus)

Resident in area seen overhead

Red-tailed Hawk
(Buteo jamaicensis)

Resident in area seen overhead

Mourning Dove
(Zenaida macroura)


White-winged Dove
(Zenaida asiatica)

Invading area, now resident

Inca Dove
(Columbina inca)

Most plentiful in 1980s. Less so after Mourning Doves appeared, Back in 2018

Barred Owl
(Strix varia)

Resident, heard, not seen

Eastern Screech-owl
(Otus asio)

Resident, has come to bird bath at night, often heard

Chimney Swift
(Chaetura pelagica)

Plentiful summer visitor

Black-chined Hummingbird
(Archilochus alexandri)

Has wintered

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
(Archilochus colubris)

Mostly migrant but has bred in area

Rufous Hummingbird
(Selasphorus rufus)

Often winters

Red-headed Woodpecker
(Melanerpes erythrocephalus)

Resident. Less so since few snags. Visits feeder and has brought fledglings to feeder

Red-bellied Woodpecker
(Melanerpes carolinus)

Resident. Likes peanut butter

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
(Sphyrapicus varius)

Winter visitor. Likes peanut butter

Downy Woodpecker
(Picoides pubescens)

Resident. Likes peanut butter

Pileated Woodpecker
(Drycopus pileatus)

Resident. Wished they would come to feeder

Eastern Phoebe
(Sayornis phoebe)

Winter visitor includes our yard in its territory

Great Crested Flycatcher
(Myiarchus crinitus)

Summer visitor in green belt

Red-eyed Vireo
(Vireo olivaceus)

Summer visitor. Heard not seen

White-eyed Vireo
(Vireo griseus)

Winter visitor. Heard not seen

Blue Jay
(Cyanocitta cristata)

Resident. Recovering from west Nile virus

American Crow
(Corvus brachyrhynchos)


Tufted Titmouse
(Baeolophus bicolor)

Resident likes peanut butter and sunflower seed

Carolina Chickadee
(Poecile carolinensis)

Resident likes peanut butter and sunflower seed

Red-breasted Nuthatch
(Sitta canadensis)

New (2012) winter visitor likes peanut butter

Carolina Wren
(Thryothorus ludovicianus)

Resident likes peanut butter

Ruby-crowned Kinglet
(Regulus calendula)

Winter visitor likes peanut butter

American Robin
(Turdus migratorius)

Resident forages in yard. Likes bath

Wood Thrush
(Hylocichla mustelina)

Summer visitor likes daily bath

Hermit Thrus
(Catharus guttatus)

Winter visitor likes daily bath

Northern Mockingbird
(Mimus polyglottos)


Brown Thrasher
(Toxostoma rufum)

Winter visitor likes bath

European Starling*
(Sturnus vulgaris)

Not as prevalent as during the 1980s. Good.

Cedar Waxwing
(Bombycilla cedrorum)

Winter visitor flock cleans out yaupon berries, frustrating the mockingbird

Orang-crowned Warbler
(Vermivora celata)

Winter visitor likes peanut butter

Tennessee Warbler
(Vermivora peregrina)

Occasional migrant

Nashville Warbler
(Vermivora ruficapilla)

Occasional migrant

Yellow-rumped Warbler
(Dendroica coronata)

Winter visitor likes peanut butter

Pine Warbler
(Dendroica pinus)

Resident comes to feeders only in winter

Northern Cardinal
(Cardinalis cardinalis)

Resident produces several broods per year

Indigo Bunting
(Passerina cyanea)

Rare migrant

Chipping Sparrow
(Spizella passerina)

Winter visitor likes millet

White-throated Sparrow
(Zanotrichia albicollis)

Winter visitor likes millet

Red-winged Blackbird
(Agelaius phoeniceus)

Resident but not common

Common Grackle
(Quiscalus quiscula)

Resident. Comes to feeders

Baltimore Oriole
(Icterus galbula)

Migrant seems to follow hummingbirds to feeders

Orchard Oriole
(Icterus spurius)
May be nesting. Seen several times at bath summer 2019.

House Finch
(Carpodacus mexicanus)

New resident since the early 00s

Pine Siskin
(Carduelis pinus)

Travels with goldfinches returned in 2012 after 30 year absence

American Goldfinch
(Carduelis tristis)

Winter visitor

House Sparrow*
(Passer domesticus)

Nuisance feeder raider

* non native