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Illinois Bird Species List


Individual species profiles:


  1. American bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus)
  2. American black duck (Anas rubipres)
  3. American wigeon (Anas americana)
  4. Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga)
  5. Bachman's sparrow (Aimophila aestivalis)
  6. Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
  7. Bewick's wren (Thyromanes bewickii)
  8. Black-crowned night-heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)
  9. Black rail (Laterallus jamaicensis)
  10. Black tern (Chlidonias niger)
  11. Black-throated sparrow (Amphispiza bilineata)
  12. Blue-winged teal (Anas discors)*
  13. Boreal owl (Aegolius funereus)
  14. Brown creeper (Certhia americana)
  15. Burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia)
  16. Canvasback (Aythya valisineria)*
  17. Cinnamon teal (Anas cyanoptera)
  18. Common barn-owl (Tyto alba)
  19. Common moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)
  20. Common tern (Sterna hirundo)
  21. Cooper's hawk (Accipiter cooperii)
  22. Double-crested comorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)
  23. Eurasian wigeon (Anas penelope)*
  24. Forster's tern (Sterna forsteri)
  25. Gadwall (Anas strepera)
  26. Golden eagle (Aquila chysaetos)
  27. Grasshopper sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum)
  28. Great blue heron (Ardea herodias)
  29. Great egret (Casmerodius albus)
  30. Greater prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus cupido)
  31. Greater scaup (Aythya marila)*
  32. Greater white-fronted goose (Anser albifrons)
  33. Green-winged teal (Anas crecca)*
  34. Henslow's sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii)
  35. King rail (Rallus elegans)
  36. Least bittern (Ixobrychus exilis)
  37. Least tern (Sterna antillarum)
  38. LeConte's sparrow (Ammodramus leconteii)
  39. Lesser scaup (Aythya affinis)*
  40. Little blue heron (Egretta caerulea)
  41. Loggerhead shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)
  42. Long-eared owl (Asio otus)
  43. Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)*
  44. Mississippi kite (Ictinia mississippiensis)
  45. Northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis)
  46. Northern harrier (Circus cyaneus)
  47. Northern pintail (Anas acuta)
  48. Northern saw-whet owl (Aegolius acadicus)
  49. Northern shoveler (Anas clypeata)*
  50. Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
  51. Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus)
  52. Pied-billed grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)
  53. Piping plover (Charadrius melodus)
  54. Redhead (Aythya americana)*
  55. Red-shouldered hawk (Buteo lineatus)
  56. Red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)
  57. Ring-necked duck (Aythya collaris)*
  58. Roseate spoonbill (Ajaia ajaja)
  59. Ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)
  60. Ruddy turnstone (Arenaria interpres)*
  61. Sandhill crane (Grus canadensis)
  62. Sharp-shinned hawk (Accipiter striatus)
  63. Sharp-tailed sparrow (Ammodramus caudacutus)
  64. Short-eared owl (Asio flammeus)
  65. Snowy egret (Egretta thula)
  66. Spotted sandpiper (Actitis macularia)
  67. Sprague's pipit (Anthus spragueii)
  68. Swainson's hawk (Buteo swainsoni)
  69. Swainson's warbler (Limnothlypis swainsonii)
  70. Tufted duck (Aythya fuligula)
  71. Upland sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda)
  72. Veery (Catharus fuscescens)
  73. Water pipit (Anthus spinoletta)
  74. Western grebe (Aechmophorus accidentalis)
  75. Wilson's phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor)
  76. Wood duck (Aix sponsa)
  77. Yellow-crowned night-heron (Nyctanassa violacea)
  78. Yellow-headed blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus)
  79. Yellow rail (Coturnicops noveboracensis)

*Pages may be incomplete


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