Allegany County Bird List

Key:

  • C - (Commonality) a measure of how common the bird is in Maryland with 1 being very common and 3 being very uncommon.
  • Presence - Describes the frequency of occurrence.
    • X - One or more established records / or the species occurs regularly
    • 1* - Under review by the MD/DC Bird Records Committee
    • rep - At least one known report to the MD/DC Bird Records Committee
This table is adapted from Maryland County Lists developed by Marshall Iliff for use in the Maryland Yellow Book.
C Species Presence
Red-throated Loon X
Common Loon X
1 Pied-billed Grebe X
1 Horned Grebe X
2 Red-necked Grebe X
3 Eared Grebe X
1 Double-crested Cormorant X
Anhinga X
1 American Bittern X
1 Least Bittern X
1 Great Blue Heron X
1 Great Egret X
1 Snowy Egret X
1 Little Blue Heron X
1 Cattle Egret X
1 Green Heron X
1 Black-crowned Night-Heron X
1 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron X
3 White Ibis X
1 Glossy Ibis X
  Wood Stork X
1 Tundra Swan X
1 Mute Swan rep
1 Greater White-fronted Goose X
1 Snow Goose X
1 Brant X
1 Canada Goose X
  Cackling Goose X
1 Wood Duck X
1 Green-winged Teal X
1 American Black Duck X
1 Mallard X
1 Northern Pintail X
1 Blue-winged Teal X
1 Northern Shoveler X
1 Gadwall X
1 American Wigeon X
1 Canvasback X
1 Redhead X
1 Ring-necked Duck X
1 Greater Scaup X
1 Lesser Scaup X
1 Oldsquaw X
1 Black Scoter X
1 Surf Scoter X
1 White-winged Scoter X
1 Common Goldeneye X
1 Bufflehead X
1 Hooded Merganser X
1 Common Merganser X
1 Red-breasted Merganser X
1 Ruddy Duck X
1 Black Vulture X
1 Turkey Vulture X
1 Osprey X
  Swallow-tailed Kite X
1 Mississippi Kite X
1 Bald Eagle X
1 Northern Harrier X
1 Sharp-shinned Hawk X
1 Cooper's Hawk X
1 Northern Goshawk X
1 Red-shouldered Hawk X
1 Broad-winged Hawk X
1 Red-tailed Hawk X
1 Rough-legged Hawk X
1 Golden Eagle X
1 American Kestrel X
1 Merlin X
1 Peregrine Falcon X
1 Ring-necked Pheasant X
1 Ruffed Grouse X
1 Wild Turkey X
1 Northern
Bobwhite
X
  Yellow Rail X
1 Clapper Rail X
1 King Rail X
1 Virginia Rail X
1 Sora X
1 Common Moorhen X
1 American Coot X
3 Sandhill Crane X
1 Black-bellied
Plover
X
1 American
Golden-Plover
X
1 Semipalmated
Plover
X
1 Piping Plover 1*
1 Killdeer X
1 American Avocet X
1 Greater Yellowlegs X
1 Lesser Yellowlegs X
1 Solitary Sandpiper X
1 Willet X
1 Spotted Sandpiper X
1 Upland Sandpiper X
1 Whimbrel 1*
2 Marbled Godwit rep
1 Ruddy Turnstone X
1 Sanderling X
1 Semipalmated
Sandpiper
X
1 Western Sandpiper X
1 Least Sandpiper X
1 White-rumped Sandpiper X
1 Baird's Sandpiper X
1 Pectoral Sandpiper X
1 Dunlin X
1 Stilt Sandpiper X
1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper X
1 Short-billed Dowitcher X
1 Long-billed Dowitcher X
1 Common Snipe X
1 American Woodcock X
2 Wilson's Phalarope X
1 Red-necked Phalarope X
1 Red Phalarope 1*
1 Laughing Gull 1*
1 Bonaparte's Gull X
1 Ring-billed Gull X
1 Herring Gull X
1 Lesser Black-backed Gull 1*
1 Caspian Tern X
1 Common Tern X
  Arctic Tern X
1 Forster's Tern X
1 Black Tern X
1 Rock Dove X
  Passenger Pigeon Historical
  White-winged Dove rep
1 Mourning Dove X
1 Black-billed Cuckoo X
1 Yellow-billed
Cuckoo
X
1 Barn Owl X
1 Eastern Screech-Owl X
1 Great Horned Owl X
  Snowy Owl X
1 Barred Owl X
2 Long-eared Owl X
1 Short-eared Owl X
1 Northern Saw-whet Owl X
1 Common Nighthawk X
1 Chuck-will's-widow X
1 Whip-poor-will X
1 Chimney Swift X
1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird X
  Selasphorus sp. rep
1 Belted Kingfisher X
1 Red-headed Woodpecker X
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker X
1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker X
1 Downy Woodpecker X
1 Hairy Woodpecker X
1 Northern “Yellow-shafted” Flicker X
1 Pileated Woodpecker X
1 Olive-sided Flycatcher X
1 Eastern Wood-Pewee X
1 Yellow-bellied Flycatcher X
1 Acadian Flycatcher X
1 Alder Flycatcher X
1 Willow Flycatcher X
1 Least Flycatcher X
1 Eastern Phoebe X
1 Great Crested Flycatcher X
3 Western Kingbird X
1 Eastern Kingbird X
1 Horned Lark X
1 Purple Martin X
1 Tree Swallow X
1 Northern Rough-winged Swallow X
1 Bank Swallow X
1 Cliff Swallow X
1 Barn Swallow X
1 Blue Jay X
1 American Crow X
1 Fish Crow X
1 Common Raven X
1 Black-capped Chickadee X
1 Carolina Chickadee rep
  Boreal Chickadee rep
1 Tufted Titmouse X
1 Red-breasted Nuthatch X
1 White-breasted Nuthatch X
1 Brown Creeper X
1 Carolina Wren X
  Bewick's Wren Historical
1 House Wren X
1 Winter Wren X
1 Sedge Wren X
1 Marsh Wren X
1 Golden-crowned
Kinglet
X
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet X
1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher X
1 Eastern Bluebird X
  Mountain Bluebird X
1 Veery X
1 Gray-cheeked Thrush X
1 Swainson's Thrush X
1 Hermit Thrush X
1 Wood Thrush X
1 American Robin X
1 Gray Catbird X
1 Northern Mockingbird X
1 Brown Thrasher X
1 American Pipit X
1 Cedar Waxwing X
  Northern Shrike X
2 Loggerhead Shrike X
1 European Starling X
1 White-eyed Vireo X
1 Blue-headed Vireo X
1 Yellow-throated Vireo X
1 Warbling Vireo X
1 Philadelphia Vireo X
1 Red-eyed Vireo X
1 Blue-winged Warbler X
1 Golden-winged Warbler X
1 Tennessee Warbler X
1 Orange-crowned Warbler X
1 Nashville Warbler X
1 Northern Parula X
1 Yellow Warbler X
1 Chestnut-sided Warbler X
1 Magnolia Warbler X
1 Cape May Warbler X
1 Black-throated Blue Warbler X
1 Yellow-rumped “Myrtle” Warbler X
1 Black-throated Green Warbler X
1 Blackburnian Warbler X
1 Yellow-throated Warbler X
1 Pine Warbler X
1 Prairie Warbler X
1 Palm Warbler X
1 Bay-breasted Warbler X
1 Blackpoll Warbler X
1 Cerulean Warbler X
1 Black-and-white Warbler X
1 American Redstart X
1 Prothonotary Warbler X
1 Worm-eating Warbler X
1 Swainson's Warbler rep
1 Ovenbird X
1 Northern Waterthrush X
1 Louisiana Waterthrush X
1 Kentucky Warbler X
1 Connecticut Warbler X
1 Mourning Warbler X
1 Common Yellowthroat X
1 Hooded Warbler X
1 Wilson's Warbler X
1 Canada Warbler X
1 Yellow-breasted Chat X
1 Summer Tanager X
1 Scarlet Tanager X
1 Northern Cardinal X
1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak X
1 Blue Grosbeak X
1 Indigo Bunting X
1 Dickcissel X
1 Eastern Towhee X
  Green-tailed Towhee X
  Bachman's Sparrow X
1 American Tree Sparrow X
1 Chipping Sparrow X
1 Field Sparrow X
1 Vesper Sparrow X
2 Lark Sparrow X
1 Savannah Sparrow X
1 Grasshopper Sparrow X
1 Henslow's Sparrow X
1 Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow X
1 Fox Sparrow X
1 Song Sparrow X
1 Lincoln's Sparrow X
1 Swamp Sparrow X
1 White-throated Sparrow X
1 White-crowned Sparrow X
  Harris's Sparrow 1*
1 Dark-eyed Junco X
1 Lapland Longspur X
1 Snow Bunting X
1 Bobolink X
1 Red-winged Blackbird X
1 Eastern Meadowlark X
3 Yellow-headed Blackbird X
1 Rusty Blackbird X
3 Brewer's Blackbird X
1 Common Grackle X
1 Brown-headed Cowbird X
  Orchard Oriole X
1 Baltimore Oriole X
  Pine Grosbeak rep
1 Purple Finch X
1 House Finch X
  Red Crossbill X
  White-winged Crossbill X
  Common Redpoll X
  Hoary Redpoll 1*
1 Pine Siskin X
1 American Goldfinch X
1 Evening Grosbeak X
1 House Sparrow X
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