Birds of Caddo Lake
Field Checklist with Photo Gallery

 


 

Page 1 of 4:  Loons, Grebes through Geese, Ducks, Mergansers

 


Legend

A - Abundant - Should see, numerous, easily observed or heard.

C - Common - Should see or hear in suitable habitat.

U - Uncommon - Present, but easily overlooked because of specific habitat, secretive habits or low numbers.

O - Occasional - Seen infrequently during a season.

R - Rare - Seen infrequently annually, or seldom seen, except by chance or special search, few records.

I - Irregular - Not expected annually, sporadic appearances and variable populations.

Cas - Casual - Out of normal range, very seldom seen over several years, but can be expected again.

Acc - Accidental - Out of normal range, very few records, not expected to be seen again.

T - Transient - Occurs in variable numbers, usually flying overhead.

M - Migratory

P - Permanent Resident
 


 

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Species

Spring

Summer

Fall

Winter

Status

Photo

Common Loon

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.

I

R

M

Common Loon (winter), Photo Copyright  Jeff Trahan.  Common Loon (breeding plumage), Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.

Pied-billed Grebe

U

R

U

C

M

 Pied-billed Grebe, Photo Copyright  Shawn Carey.

Horned Grebe

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. .

R

M

Horned Grebe (non-breeding), Photo Copyright  Eric Isley.  Horned Grebe (breeding) by Robert W. Hines, USFWS.

Eared Grebe

. . .

R

M

Eared Grebe, Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.  Eared Grebe (winter), Photo Copyright  Bill Schmoker.

Neotropic Cormorant

Cas

.

. .

M

Neotropic Cormorant, Photo Copyright  Dorothy Metzler.  Neotropic Cormorant, Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.

Double-crested Cormorant

U

.

C

A

M

Double-crested Cormorant, Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.  Double-crested Cormorant, Photo Copyright  Jeff Trahan.

Anhinga

U

C

U

.

M

Anhinga, Photo Copyright  Dorothy Metzler.

American White Pelican

R/I 

.

R/I

O

M

American White Pelican in flight, Photo Copyright  Jeff Trahan.  American White Pelican, Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.

Ruddy Duck

U

.

U

U

M

Ruddy Duck, Photo Copyright  Jeff Trahan. Ruddy Duck (male, female), Photo by Dave Menke, USFWS.

Greater White-fronted Goose

T

.

T

.

M

Greater White-fronted Goose, Photo by Dave Menke, USFWS.  White-fronted Goose by Louis Agassiz Fuertes.

Snow Goose

. .

T

T

M

Snow Goose, Photo by Dave Menke, USFWS. Snow Goose, Photo Copyright  Bert Frenz.

Ross's Goose

. . .

T

M

Snow Goose (left), Ross's Goose (right), Photo Copyright  George Jameson.  Ross's Goose, Photo Copyright  Vincent P. Lucas.

Canada Goose

. .

T

T

M

Canada Geese, Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.

Wood Duck

C

U

C

C

P

Wood Duck (male, female), Photo Copyright  Eric Isley.

American Wigeon

U

.

U

U

M

American Wigeon (male breeding), Photo Copyright  Eric Isley.  American Wigeon (male, female), Photo by Dave Menke, USFWS.

Gadwall

U

.

U

U

M

Gadwall (female), Photo by Dave Menke, USFWS.

Green-winged Teal

U

.

U

U

M

Green-winged Teal (male, female), Photo by Dave Menke, USFWS.

Mallard

C

U

C

C

P/M

Mallards, Photo by Dan O'Neal, USFWS.  Mallard (male, female), Photo by Gary M. Stolz, USFWS.

Mottled Duck

.

. .

Cas

P?

Mottled Ducks, Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.
Northern Pintail . . R/I/T . M Northern Pintail (male, female), Photo by Dave Menke, USFWS.

Blue-winged Teal

U

.

U

R

M

Blue-winged Teal (male, female), Photo by John & Karen Hollingsworth, USFWS.

Northern Shoveler

O

.

O

U

M

Northern Shovelers, Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.

Canvasback

O

.

O

U

M

Canvasbacks, Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.

Redhead

. .

R

O

M

Redhead, Photo Copyright  Fred Fallon.

Ring-necked Duck

U

.

U

C

M

Ring-necked Duck, Photo: Gough, et al. Patuxent Wildlife Research Center.  Ring-necked Duck (female), Photo by Dave Menke, USFWS.

Greater Scaup

I

.

I

I

M

Greater Scaup, Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.

Lesser Scaup

U

 Cas

U

C

M

Lesser Scaup, Photo Copyright  B.K.Schmidt for Smithsonian. Lesser Scaup, Photo Copyright  Bert Frenz.

Common Goldeneye

.

. .

R/I

M

Common Goldeneye (female), Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler. Common Goldeneye (male), Photo Copyright  Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Bufflehead

R/I

.

R/I

U

M

Bufflehead (male), Photo Copyright  George Jameson.

Hooded Merganser

.

.

R

O

M

Hooded Merganser (male & female), Photo Copyright  Bert Frenz.

Red-breasted Merganser

.

. .

Cas

M

Red-breasted Merganser (female), Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler. Red-breasted Merganser (male), Photo Copyright  Don Crockett.

Birds of Caddo Lake Field Checklist with Photo Gallery compiled by Dorothy Metzler [E-mail: caddobirds(at)hotmail.com].  Copyright 1999-2004.  All rights reserved.  All material on this Web site is intended only for the personal information, education, and enjoyment of visitors to this Web site and may not be reproduced or published elsewhere without permission of the respective author or photographer. (Photographer credits in rollover text of thumbnail pictures.  E-mail links below.)  I'm grateful to the following individuals and organizations for allowing me to use their photos on this website:  Harlen Aschen, Don Auderer, Brad Bergstrom, Carole Berry, Carol Ann Boyd, Patricia Cancellare, Barbara Cavin, Stephen J. Dinsmore, Fred Fallon, Bert Frenz, Vera Garlough, Arthur Grosset, Peggy Harding, Berlin Heck, Dart Humeston, Jim Ingold, Eric Isley, George Jameson, Jack Jenkins, Diane Jones, Nick Kontonicolas, Vincent P. Lucas, True Mann, Marcus Martin, Bob Metzler, Ron Munden, Eddie Ray, Chandler S. Robbins, Bill Schmoker, Jeff Trahan, Tom Walker, Peter S. Weber, BioDiversity Institute (BDI) Internet Field Guide to Birds, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and Gough, G.A., Sauer, J.R., Iliff, M. Patuxent Bird Identification Infocenter. 1998. Version 97.1. Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD.

 

This page last updated:  May 21, 2011.

 

[ Photo Checklist page 1 -- Loons, Grebes through Geese, Ducks, Mergansers ]

 

[ Photo Checklist page 2 -- Herons, Egrets through Hawks, Turkey, Quail ]

 

[ Photo Checklist page 3 -- Rails, Shorebirds through Gulls, Terns, Doves ]

 

[ Photo Checklist page 4 -- Cuckoos, Owls through Hummingbirds, Woodpeckers, Flycatchers ]

 

[ Photo Checklist page 5 -- Jays, Crows, Vireos through Thrushes, Nuthatches, Creepers ]

 

[ Photo Checklist page 6 -- Wrens, Swallows, Kinglets through Finches, Crossbills ]

 

[ Photo Checklist page 7 -- Warblers ]

 

[ Photo Checklist page 8 -- Sparrows, Tanagers, Grosbeaks through Orioles, Blackbirds ]

 

 


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