Birds of Caddo Lake

Field Checklist with Photo Gallery

Page 8 of 8:  Sparrows, Tanagers, Grosbeaks through Orioles, Blackbirds


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

Bachman's Sparrow . . R/I . P(?) Bachman's Sparrow, Photo Copyright  Jonathan Stober (USGS).

Fox Sparrow

O .

U

U

M

Fox Sparrow, Photo Copyright  Barbara Cavin.  Fox Sparrow, Photo Copyright  Carnegie Museum of Natural History.  Fox Sparrow, Photo Copyright  Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

Song Sparrow

U

.

U

C

M

Song Sparrow, Photo Copyright  Eddie Ray.  Song Sparrow, Photo Copyright  Dorothy Metzler.

Lincoln's Sparrow

O

.

O

U

M

Lincoln's Sparrow, Photo Copyright  Tom Walker.  Lincoln's Sparrow, Photo Copyright  Tom Walker.

Swamp Sparrow

U

.

U

C

M

Swamp Sparrow, Photo Copyright  Tom Walker.  Swamp Sparrow, Photo Copyright  Dorothy Metzler.

Harris's Sparrow

.

. .

R/I

M

Harris's Sparrow, Photo Copyright  Eric Isley.  Harris's Sparrow, Photo Copyright  Jeff Trahan.

White-crowned Sparrow

U

.

U

U

M

White-crowned Sparrow (immature), Photo Copyright  Jeff Trahan.  White-crowned Sparrow (adult), Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.

White-throated Sparrow

C

.

C

C

M

White-throated Sparrow, Photo Copyright  Jeff Trahan.  White-throated Sparrow, Photo Copyright  True Mann.

Dark-eyed Junco 

U

.

U

C

M

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored male), Photo Copyright  Tom Walker.  Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored fem.), Photo Copyright  TWalker.

Savannah Sparrow

U

U

U

M

Savannah Sparrow, Photo Copyright  Dorothy Metzler. Savannah Sparrow, Photo Copyright  Ron Munden.

Le Conte's Sparrow

U

.

O

U

M

Le Conte's Sparrow, Photo Copyright  Ron Munden.  Le Conte's Sparrow, Photo Copyright  Dorothy Metzler.

Henslow's Sparrow

O

. O

O

M

Henslow's Sparrow, Photo Copyright  Dorothy Metzler.  Henslow's Sparrow, Photo Copyright  Tom Walker.
Grasshopper Sparrow . . R/I . M Grasshopper Sparrow, Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.  Grasshopper Sparrow, Photo Copyright  Dorothy Metzler.

Chipping Sparrow

U

U

U

C

P

Chipping Sparrow, Photo Copyright  Dorothy Metzler.  Chipping Sparrow, Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.  Chipping Sparrow, Photo Copyright  True Mann.

Field Sparrow

U

R

U

C

M

Field Sparrow, Photo Copyright  Ron Munden.

Vesper Sparrow

.

.

O

O

M

Vesper Sparrow, Photo Copyright  Eric Isley.

Lark Sparrow

R/I

R/I

.

R/I

M

Lark Sparrow, Photo Copyright  Bert Frenz.  Lark Sparrow, Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.

Eastern Towhee

U

R/I

U

U

M

Eastern Towhee (female), Photo Copyright  Nick Kontonicolas.  Eastern Towhee (male), by Louis Agassiz Fuertes.

Spotted Towhee

R/I

.

.

R

M

Spotted Towhee (female), Photo Copyright  Jeff Trahan.

Summer Tanager

C

C

U

.

M

Summer Tanager (female) by Louis Agassiz Fuertes.  Summer Tanager (male), Photo Copyright  Dorothy Metzler.
Scarlet Tanager R/I . R/I . M Scarlet Tanager (female); photo: Jim Ingold.  Scarlet Tanager (male), Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.

Dickcissel

O

R/I

R/I

.

M

Dickcissel (female), Photo Copyright  True Mann.  Dickcissel (male), Photo Copyright  True Mann.  Dickcissel (male), Photo Copyright  Dorothy Metzler.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

R

.

R/I

.

M

Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.  Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Photo Copyright  Dorothy Metzler.

Northern Cardinal

C

C

C

C

P

Northern Cardinal (female), Photo Copyright  Ron Munden.  Northern Cardinal (male), Photo Copyright  True Mann.

Blue Grosbeak

U

U

R/I

.

M

Blue Grosbeak (imm.male-top, female-below) by Louis Agassiz Fuertes.  Blue Grosbeak (male), Photo Copyright  Bert Frenz.

Indigo Bunting

C

C

U

.

M

Indigo Bunting (female), Photo Copyright  Carnegie Museum of Natural History.  Indigo Bunting, Photo Copyright  Dr. Carol Ann Boyd.

Painted Bunting

U

U

O

.

M

Painted Bunting, Photo Copyright  Dorothy Metzler.

Baltimore Oriole

U

R/I

U

.

M

Baltimore Oriole (adult male), Photo Copyright  Jeff Trahan.

Orchard Oriole 

U

U

.

.

M

Orchard Oriole (female), Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.  Orchard Oriole (male), Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.

Yellow-headed Blackbird

R/I

.

. .

M

Yellow-headed Blackbird, Photo Copyright  Jeff Trahan.  Yellow-headed Blackbird, Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.

Red-winged Blackbird

C

C

C

A

P

Red-winged Blackbird (fem), Photo Copyright  Dorothy Metzler.  Red-winged Blackbird (male), Photo Copyright  Dorothy Metzler.

Eastern Meadowlark

U

U

U

U

P/M

Eastern Meadowlark, Photo Copyright  Eric Isley.  Eastern Meadowlark, Photo Copyright  Dorothy Metzler.

Common Grackle

C

U

C

A

P/M

Common Grackle, Photo Copyright  Jeff Trahan.  Common Grackle, Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.

Rusty Blackbird

.

.

R/I

U/I

M

Rusty Blackbird (imm.fem.), Photo Copyright  Carnegie Museum of Natural History.  Rusty Blackbird (imm.male), Photo Copyright  Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

Brewer's Blackbird

.

. .

R/I

M

Brewer's Blackbird, Photo Copyright  Marcus Martin.  Brewer's Blackbird, Photo Copyright  Bill Schmoker.

Brown-headed Cowbird

C

U

U

U

P/M

Brown-headed Cowbird, Photo Copyright  Dorothy Metzler.  Brown-headed Cowbird, Photo Copyright  Ron Munden.  Brown-headed Cowbird, Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.

 

Total:  251 species recorded at Caddo Lake since 1980.

 

Historical Species

(Recorded at Caddo Lake prior to 1980, but not since.  Can be expected to occur again.)

Least Bittern

Evening Grosbeak

 

 

Birds of Caddo Lake Field Checklist with Photo Gallery compiled by Dorothy Metzler [E-mail: caddobirds(at)hotmail.com].  Copyright 1999-2010.  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 ]

 

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