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During this course you will learn to recognize birds by both sight and sound. During three identification quizzes, you are expected to be able to identify the full common name of any bird on the list below based on seeing a picture of the bird. If a sound file is shown below, you are also expected to be able to identify the bird by sound (either by hearing the sound alone, or seeing a picture and hearing the sound simultaneously). For some species, you must also know their latin name; if their latin name is listed below, you must be able to identify the bird's latin name. There are three lists below. You must know the first 31 species for quiz #1. You must know all of the the first 67 species of quiz #2. You must know all 106 of the birds on this page for quiz #3.

Common name

Latin binomial

Sound File
Great Northern Loon



Great Northern Loon
Great Egret

Ardea alba

Canada Goose

Branta canadensis

Canada Goose
American Black Duck

Anas rubripes

American Black Duck
Mallard

Anas platyrhynchos
Mallard
Bald Eagle




Red-tailed Hawk

Buteo jamaicensis

Red-tailed Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk

Buteo platypterus

Broad-winged Hawk
Killdeer



Killdeer
Ring-billed Gull

Larus delawarensis

Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull

Larus argentatus

Herring Gull
Common Pigeon

Columba livia

Common Pigeon
Mourning Dove



Mourning Dove
Snowy Owl




Downy Woodpecker

Picoides pubescens

Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker

Picoides villosus
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker

Colaptes auratus

Northern Flicker
Blue Jay



Blue Jay
Black-capped Chickadee

Poecile atricapilla

Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse



Tufted Titmouse
American Robin

Turdus migratorius

American Robin
Common Starling



Common Starling
Prothonotary Warbler

Protonotaria citrea

Prothonotary Warbler
Song Sparrow

Melospiza melodia

Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow

Zonotrichia albicollis

White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco



Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal

Cardinalis cardinalis

Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird



Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle



Common Grackle
House Finch



House Finch
American Goldfinch



American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Passer domesticus

House Sparrow

For quiz #1 you must know ALL of the birds above this line (31 species)

Double-crested Cormorant




American Bittern



American Bittern
Great Blue Heron

Ardea herodias


Black-crowned Night-Heron




Turkey Vulture




Wood Duck

Aix sponsa


Blue-winged Teal

Anas discors


Sharp-shinned Hawk

Accipiter striatus


American Kestrel

Falco sparverius


Peregrine Falcon

Falco peregrinus


Wild Turkey



Wild Turkey
Eastern Screech-Owl



Eastern Screech-Owl
Great Horned Owl



Great Horned Owl
Chimney Swift



Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird



Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher



Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker

Melanerpes carolinus

Red-bellied Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe



Eastern Phoebe
Golden-crowned Kinglet

Regulus satrapa

Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Regulus calendula

Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Red-eyed Vireo



Red-eyed Vireo
American Crow



American Crow
Purple Martin



Purple Martin
Tree Swallow



Tree Swallow
Eastern Bluebird



Eastern Bluebird
Wood Thrush



Wood Thrush
Gray Catbird



Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird



Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher



Brown Thrasher
Cedar Waxwing



Cedar Waxwing
Yellow Warbler

Dendroica petechia

Yellow Warbler
American Redstart

Setophaga ruticilla
American Redstart
Ovenbird

Seiurus aurocapilla

Ovenbird
Common Yellowthroat

Geothlypis trichas

Common Yellowthroat
American Tree Sparrow

Spizella arborea

American Tree Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow

Spizella passerina

Chipping Sparrow

For quiz #2 you must know ALL of the birds above this line (31 + 36 species).

Green Heron

Butorides virescens


Osprey



Osprey
Northern Harrier




Merlin

Falco columbarius


Spotted Sandpiper




Common Tern




Great Black-backed Gull

Larus marinus


Black-billed Cuckoo



Black-billed Cuckoo
Yellow-billed Cuckoo



Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Common Nighthawk



Common Nighthawk
Whip-poor-will



Whip-poor-will
Eastern Wood-Pewee



Eastern Wood-Pewee
Eastern Kingbird



Eastern Kingbird
Blue-headed (Solitary) Vireo



Blue-headed (Solitary) Vireo
Warbling Vireo



Warbling Vireo
Red-breasted Nuthatch

Sitta canadensis

Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch

Sitta carolinensis

White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper



Brown Creeper
House Wren



House Wren
Carolina Wren

Thryothorus ludovicianus
Carolina Wren
Swainson's Thrush



Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush



Hermit Thrush
Blue-winged Warbler

Vermivora cyanoptera

Blue-winged Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler

Dendroica pensylvanica

Chestnut-sided Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Dendroica coronata

Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Dendroica virens

Black-throated Green Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Dendroica caerulescens

Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler

Mniotilta varia

Black-and-white Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler

Dendroica fusca

Blackburnian Warbler
Scarlet Tanager



Scarlet Tanager
Eastern (Rufous-sided) Towhee



Eastern (Rufous-sided) Towhee
Field Sparrow

Spizella pusilla

Field Sparrow
Snow Bunting




Rose-breasted Grosbeak



Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting



Indigo Bunting
Bobolink



Bobolink
Eastern Meadowlark



Eastern Meadowlark
Brown-headed Cowbird



Brown-headed Cowbird
Northern Oriole



Northern Oriole
Purple Finch



Purple Finch

For quiz #3 you must know ALL of the birds above this line (31 + 36 + 39 species).