OHBL Species List

All Species Recorded on the
Buckeye Lake Christmas Bird Count
from 1921-Present

153 Species have been recorded on the Buckeye Lake CBC since 1921
Current Common Name Historic Name Variations
(if any)
Latin Name Year
First Observed
on the
Buckeye Lake CBC
  Snow Goose Snow Goose (blue form),
Snow Goose (blue-white intergrade)
  Chen caerulescens 1929
  Canada Goose   Branta canadensis 1929
  Cackling Goose   Branta hutchinsii 2005
  Tundra Swan  Whistling Swan   Cygnus columbianus 1977
  Mute Swan   Cygnus olor 1977
  Muscovy Duck   Cairina moschata 2008
  Wood Duck   Aix sponsa 1951
  American Black Duck  Black Duck   Anas rubripes 1921
  Mallard  Common Mallard   Anas platyrhynchos 1921
  Gadwall   Anas strepara 1931
  Green-winged Teal  American Green-winged Teal   Anas crecca 1931
  American Widgeon  Baldpate   Anas americana 1931
  Northern Pintail  Pintail, American Pintail   Anas acuta 1921
  Northern Shoveler  Shoveler   Anas clypeata 1921
  Blue-winged Teal   Anas discors 1949
  Canvasback   Aythya valisineria 1931
  Redhead   Aythya americana 1931
  Ring-necked Duck   Aythya collaris 1931
  Greater Scaup   Aythya marila 1967
  Lesser Scaup   Aythya affinis 1921
  Black Scoter  American Scoter, Common Scoter  Melanitta nigra 1924 Count Week
  White-winged Scoter  Melanitta fusca 1924 Count Week
  Long-tailed Duck  Oldsquaw  Clangula hyemalis 1921
  Common Goldeneye  American Goldeneye  Bucephala clangula 1927
  Bufflehead  Bucephala albeola 1921
  Hooded Merganser  Lophodytes cucullatus 1924
  Common Merganser  American Merganser  Mergus merganser 1924
  Red-breasted Merganser  Mergus serrator 1925
  Ruddy Duck  Oxyura jamaicensis 1924
  Ring-necked Pheasant  Pheasant  Phasianus colchicus 1925
  Ruffed Grouse  Bonasa umbellus 1970
  Wild Turkey  Meleagris gallopavo 2002
  Northern Bobwhite  Eastern Bobwhite  Colinus virginianus 1921
  Common Loon  Gavia immer 1925
  Pied-billed Grebe  Podilymbus podiceps 1929
  Horned Grebe  Podiceps auritus 1925
  Red-necked Grebe  Podiceps grisegena 1975
  Double-crested Cormorant  Phalacrocorax auritus 1998
  American Bittern  Botaurus lentiginosus 1939
  Black-crowned Night Heron  Nycticorax nycticorax 1941
  Great Egret  Ardea alba 1970
  Great Blue Heron  Great Blue Heron (blue form)  Ardea herodias 1928
  Black Vulture  Coragyps atratus 2006
  Turkey Vulture  Cathartes aura 1931
  Osprey  Pandion haliaetus 1941
  Bald Eagle  Haliaeetus leucocephalus 1924
  Northern Harrier  Marsh Hawk  Circus cyaneus 1921
  Sharp-shinned Hawk  Accipiter stritus 1933
  Cooper’s Hawk  Accipiter cooperii 1927
  Northern Goshawk  Goshawk  Accipiter gentilis 1924 Count Week
  Red-shouldered Hawk  Northern Red-shouldered Hawk  Buteo lineatus 1921
  Red-tailed Hawk  Eastern Red-tailed Hawk  Buteo jamaicensis 1924
  Rough-legged Hawk  American Rough-legged Hawk  Buteo lagopus 1922
  American Kestrel Sparrow Hawk,
Eastern Sparrow Hawk
 Falco sparverius 1921
  Merlin  Pigeon Hawk  Falco columbarius 1924 Count Week
  Peregrine Falcon  Duck Hawk   Falco peregrinus 1930
  King Rail  Rallus elegans 1964
  Virginia Rail  Rallus limicola 1941
  American Coot  Coot  Fulica americana 1931
  Sandhill Crane  Grus canadensis 2004
  Killdeer  Charadrius vociferus 1931
  Greater Yellowlegs  Tringa melanoleuca 1964
  Dunlin  Red-backed Sandpiper  Caldris alpina 1949
  Wilson’s Snipe  Common Snipe  Gallinago gallinago 1939
  Woodcock  Scolopax minor 1941
  Bonaparte’s Gull  Larus philadelphia 1931
  Ring-billed Gull  Larus delawarensis 1925
  Herring Gull   Larus argentatus 1921
  Iceland Gull   Larus glaucoides 1937
  Lesser Black-backed Gull   Larus fuscus 2013
  Rock Pigeon  Rock Dove, Pigeon   Columba livia 1973
  Mourning Dove  Eastern Mourning Dove   Zenaida macroura 1921
  Barn Owl  Common Barn Owl   Tyto alba 1927
  Eastern Screech Owl   Otis asio 1921
  Great Horned Owl  Horned Owl   Bubo virginianus 1943
  Snowy Owl   Nyctea scandiaca 1945
  Barred Owl  Northern Barred Owl   Strix varia 1922
  Long-eared Owl   Asio otis 1964
  Short-eared Owl   Asio flammeus 1921
  Northern Saw-whet Owl  Saw-whet Owl   Aegolius acadicus 2009
  Belted Kingfisher  Eastern Belted Kingfisher   Ceryle alcyon 1931
  Red-headed Woodpecker   Melanerpes erythrocephalus 1921
  Red-bellied Woodpecker   Melanerpes carolinus 1922
  Yellow-bellied Sapsucker   Sphyrapicus varius 1955
  Downy Woodpecker  Northern Downy Woodpecker   Picoides pubescens 1921
  Hairy Woodpecker  Eastern Hairy Woodpecker   Picoides villosus 1921
  Northern Flicker  Flicker, Yellow-shafted Flicker   Colaptes auratus 1921
  Pileated Woodpecker   Dryocopus pileatus 1942
  Blue-headed Vireo   Vireo solitarius 2013
  Eastern Phoebe   Sayornis phoebe 1938
  Loggerhead Shrike  Migrant Shrike   Lanius ludovicianus 1933
  Northern Shrike  Gray Shrike   Lanius excubitor 1924 Count Week
  Blue Jay  Northern Blue Jay   Cyanocitta cristata 1921
  American Crow  Crow, Eastern Crow   Corvus brachyrhynchos 1921
  Horned Lark Northern (alpestris) Horned Lark,
Prairie (practicola) Horned Lark
  Eremophila alpestris 1922
  Carolina Chickadee   Poecile carolinensis 1922
  Black-capped Chickadee   Poecile atricapilla 1921
  Tufted Titmouse   Baeolophus bicolor 1921
  Red-breasted Nuthatch   Sitta canadensis 1931
  White-breasted Nuthatch   Sitta carolinensis 1921
  Brown Creeper   Certhia americana 1921
  Carolina Wren   Thyrothorus ludovicianus 1921
  Winter Wren  Eastern Winter Wren   Troglodytes troglodytes 1925
  Bewick’s Wren   Thryomanes bewickii 1947
  Sedge Wren Short-billed Marsh Wren,
formerly Cistothorus stellaris
  Cistothorus platensis 1941
  Marsh Wren Long-billed Marsh Wren,
Prairie Marsh Wren,
formerly Telmatodytes palustris
  Cistothorus palustris 1932
  Golden-crowned Kinglet  Eastern Golden-crowned Kinglet   Regulus satrapa 1921
  Ruby-crowned Kinglet   Regulus calendula 1937
  Eastern Bluebird   Sialia sialis 1931
  Hermit Thrush   Catharus guttatus 1925
  American Robin  Robin, Eastern Robin   Turdus migratorius 1922
  Gray Catbird   Dumetella carolinensis 1976
  Northern Mockingbird  Mockingbird, Eastern Mockingbird   Mimus polyglottos 1927
  Brown Thrasher   Toxostoma rufum 1935
  European Starling  Starling, Common Starling   Sturnus vulgaris 1925
  American Pipit  Water Pipit   Anthus rubescens 1932
  Cedar Waxwing   Bombycilla cedrorum 1924
  Cape May Warbler   Dendroica tigrina 1961
  Yellow-rumped Warbler  Myrtle Warbler   Dendroica coronata 1924
  Palm Warbler  Western Palm Warbler   Dendroica palmarum 1949
  Common Yellowthroat   Geothlypis trichas 1956
  Yellow-breasted Chat   Icteria virens 1956
  Rufous-sided Towhee  Eastern Towhee, Red-eyed Towhee,
Eastern Rufous-sided Towhee
  Pipilo erythrophthalmus 1930
  American Tree Sparrow  Tree Sparrow, Eastern Tree Sparrow   Spizella arborea 1921
  Field Sparrow   Spizella pusilla 1929
  Chipping Sparrow   Spizella passerina 1969
  Fox Sparrow   Spizella iliaca 1935
  Savannah Sparrow   Passerculus sandwichensis 1947
  Lincoln’s Sparrow   Melospiza lincolnii 1967
  Song Sparrow  Mississippi Song Sparrow   Melospiza melodia 1921
  Vesper Sparrow   Pooecetes gramineus 1940
  Swamp Sparrow   Melospiza georgiana 1927
  White-throated Sparrow   Zonotrichia albicollis 1940
  White-crowned Sparrow   Zonotrichia leucophrys 1953
  Dark-eyed Junco  Slate-colored Junco   Junco hyemalis 1921
  Lapland Longspur   Calcarius lapponicus 1928
  Snow Bunting  Eastern Snow Bunting   Plectrophenax nivalis 1924 Count Week
  Northern Cardinal  Cardinal, Eastern Cardinal   Cardinalis cardinalis 1921
  Eastern Meadowlark   Sturnella magna 1921
  Red-winged Blackbird  Eastern Redwing   Agelaius phoeniceus 1927
  Common Grackle  Purple Grackle, Bronzed Grackle   Quiscalus quiscula 1928
  Rusty Blackbird   Euphagus carolinus 1928
  Brewer’s Blackbird   Euphagus cyanocephalus 1977 Count Week
  Brown-headed Cowbird  Eastern Cowbird   Molothrus ater 1921
  Baltimore Oriole  Northern Oriole   Icterus galbula 1967
  Purple Finch   Carpodacus purpureus 1922
  House Finch   Carpodacus mexicanus 1977
  White-winged Crossbill   Loxia leucoptera 1947
  Pine Siskin   Carduelis pinus 1945
  American Goldfinch  Eastern Goldfinch   Carduelis tristis 1922
  Common Redpoll   Carduelis flammea 1935
  Evening Grosbeak   Coccothraustes vespertinus 1968
  House Sparrow  English Sparrow   Passer domesticus 1932