Life List

Wisconsin Life List – Started in December 2009

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis) 1
Fulvous Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna bicolor)
Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) 1
Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens) 1
Ross’s Goose (Chen rossii) 1
Brant (Branta bernicla)                                   (recent 3/31/17) Goose Pond 1
Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) 1
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 1
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) 1
Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) 1
Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) 1
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 1
Gadwall (Anas strepera) 1
Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope) 1
American Wigeon (Anas americana) 1
American Black Duck (Anas rubripes) 1
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 1
Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors) 1
Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera) 1
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) 1
Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) 1
Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca) 1
Canvasback (Aythya valisineria) 1
Redhead (Aythya americana) 1
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris) 1
Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) 1
Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) 1
King Eider (Somateria spectabilis) 1
Common Eider (Somateria mollissima) 1
Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) 1
Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) 1
White-winged Scoter (Melanitta fusca) 1
Black Scoter (Melanitta nigra) 1
Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) 1
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) 1
Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) 1
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica) 1
Smew (Mergellus albellus)
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) 1
Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) 1
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) 1
Masked Duck (Nomonyx dominicus)
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) 1
Gray Partridge (Perdix perdix)
Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) 1
Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus) 1
Spruce Grouse (Falcipennis canadensis) 1
Willow Ptarmigan (Lagopus lagopus)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus)
Greater Prairie-Chicken (Tympanuchus cupido) 1
Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) 1
Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) 1
Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata) 1
Pacific Loon (Gavia pacifica)
Common Loon (Gavia immer) 1
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) 1
Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus) 1
Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) 1
Eared Grebe  (Podiceps nigricollis) 1
Western Grebe  (Aechmophorus occidentalis) 1
American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) 1
Brown Pelican  (Pelecanus occidentalis)
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) 1
Anhinga  (Anhinga anhinga)
Magnificent Frigatebird  (Fregata magnificens)
Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianu) 1
American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus)           (Recent 8/5/16) 1
Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis) 1
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 1
Great Egret (Ardea alba) 1
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) 1
Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea)             (Recent 5/20/16) 1
Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor) 1
Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) 1
Green Heron (Butorides virescens) 1
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) 1
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) 1
White Ibis (Eudocimus albus) 1
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)                          (Recent 5/7/17) 1
White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi) 1
Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja)
Wood Stork (Mycteria americana)
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 1
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) 1
Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus)           (Recent 7/27/16) 1
White-tailed Kite (Elanus leucurus) 1
Mississippi Kite (Ictinia mississippiensis)
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) 1
Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus) 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) 1
Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) 1
Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) 1
Harris’s Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus)
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) 1
Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus) 1
Swainson’s Hawk (Buteo swainsoni)
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 1
Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis)
Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus) 1
Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) 1
Merlin (Falco columbarius) 1
Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus) 1
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) 1
Prairie Falcon (Falco mexicanus)                             (Recent 3/28/17) 1
Yellow Rail (Coturnicops noveboracensis)
Black Rail (Laterallus jamaicensis)
King Rail (Rallus elegans) 1
Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola) 1
Sora (Porzana carolina) 1
Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinica)         (Recent 10/13/16) 1
Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) 1
American Coot (Fulica americana) 1
Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis) 1
Whooping Crane (Grus americana) 1
Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola) 1
American Golden-Plover (Pluvialis dominica) 1
Snowy Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus)
Wilson’s Plover (Charadrius wilsonia)
Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) 1
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 1
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 1
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) 1
American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) 1
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularia) 1
Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) 1
Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) 1
Willet (Tringa semipalmata) 1
Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) 1
Upland Sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda) (Recent 4/24/16) 1
Eskimo Curlew (Numenius borealis)
Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) 1
Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus)
Hudsonian Godwit (Limosa haemastica) 1
Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa) 1
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) 1
Black Turnstone (Arenaria melanocephala)
Red Knot (Calidris canutus) 1
Sanderling (Calidris alba) 1
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla) 1
Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri) 1
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) 1
White-rumped Sandpiper (Calidris fuscicollis)
Baird’s Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii) 1
Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) 1
Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima) 1
Dunlin (Calidris alpina) 1
Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea)
Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) 1
Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Tryngites subruficollis) 1
Ruff (Philomachus pugnax) 1
Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus) 1
Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus) 1
Wilson’s Snipe (Gallinago delicata) 1
American Woodcock (Scolopax minor) 1
Wilson’s Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor) 1
Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) 1
Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius) 1
Laughing Gull (Larus atricilla) 1
Franklin’s Gull (Larus pipixcan) 1
Little Gull (Larus minutus) 1
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus)
Bonaparte’s Gull (Larus philadelphia) 1
Black-tailed Gull (Larus crassirostris)
Mew Gull (Larus canus)
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 1
California Gull (Larus californicus) 1
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) 1
Thayer’s Gull (Larus thayeri) 1
Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides) 1
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) 1
Slaty-backed Gull (Larus schistisagus) 1
Glaucous-winged Gull (Larus glaucescens)
Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus) 1
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) 1
Sabine’s Gull (Xema sabini)                (Recent 9/21/16) 1
Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)                 (Recent 12/12/16) 1
Ross’s Gull (Rhodostethia rosea)      Lake Red Rock, Iowa  12/2013 0
Ivory Gull (Pagophila eburnea)       Duluth, Minnesota 1/2016 0
Sooty Tern (Onychoprion fuscata)
Least Tern (Sternula antillarum)
Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia) 1
Black Tern (Chlidonias niger) 1
White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus)       (Recent 5/21/16) 1
Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea)
Forster’s Tern (Sterna forsteri) 1
Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus)
Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) 1
Pomarine Jaeger (Stercorarius pomarinus)
Parasitic Jaeger (Stercorarius parasiticus) 1
Long-tailed Jaeger (Stercorarius longicaudus)
Dovekie (Alle alle)
Thick-billed Murre (Uria lomvia)
Ancient Murrelet (Synthliboramphus antiquus)
Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) 1
Band-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas fasciata) 1
Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)        (Recent 6/15/2016) 1
White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica)         (Recent 7/17/16) 1
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 1
Passenger Pigeon (e) (Ectopistes migratorius)
Common Ground-Dove (Columbina passerina)
Carolina Parakeet (e) (Conuropsis carolinensis)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus)      (Recent 5/11/2016) 1
Black-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus erythropthalmus)
Groove-billed Ani (Crotophaga sulcirostris)
Barn Owl (Tyto alba)
Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio)          (Recent 3/6/2016) 1
Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) 1
Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) 1
Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula) 1
Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia)
Barred Owl (Strix varia) 1
Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) 1
Long-eared Owl (Asio otus) 1
Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) 1
Boreal Owl (Aegolius funereus)
Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus)
Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor) 1
Chuck-will’s-widow (Caprimulgus carolinensis)      (Recent 5/24/16) 1
Whip-poor-will (Caprimulgus vociferus) 1
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) 1
Green Violet-ear (Colibri thalassinus)
Broad-billed Hummingbird (Cynanthus latirostris) 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 1
Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) 1
Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) 1
Belted Kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon) 1
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis) 1
Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) 1
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 1
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) 1
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Picoides dorsalis) 1
Black-backed Woodpecker (Picoides arcticus)
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 1
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) 1
Olive-sided Flycatcher (Contopus cooperi)
Western Wood-Pewee (Contopus sordidulus)
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) 1
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (Empidonax flaviventris)
Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens)
Alder Flycatcher (Empidonax alnorum)
Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii) 1
Least Flycatcher (Empidonax minimus) 1
Dusky Flycatcher (Empidonax oberholseri)
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 1
Say’s Phoebe (Sayornis saya)     Recent 3/29/16 1
Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) 1
Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) 1
Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis) 1
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) 1
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus) 1
Fork-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus savana)
Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)
Northern Shrike (Lanius excubitor) 1
White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) 1
Bell’s Vireo (Vireo bellii)
Gray Vireo (Vireo vicinior)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons)
Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius) 1
Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus) 1
Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus) 1
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 1
Gray Jay (Perisoreus canadensis)
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 1
Clark’s Nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana)
Black-billed Magpie (Pica hudsonia)
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 1
Common Raven (Corvus corax) 1
Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) 1
Purple Martin (Progne subis) 1
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis) 1
Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia) 1
Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) 1
Cave Swallow (Petrochelidon fulva) 1
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 1
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 1
Boreal Chickadee (Poecile hudsonica)
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) 1
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 1
Brown-headed Nuthatch (Sitta pusilla)
Brown Creeper (Certhia americana) 1
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 1
Bewick’s Wren (Thryomanes bewickii)
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) 1
Winter Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes) 1
Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis) 1
Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris) 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa) 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 1
Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) 1
Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides)
Townsend’s Solitaire (Myadestes townsendi) 1
Veery (Catharus fuscescens) 1
Gray-cheeked Thrush (Catharus minimus) 1
Swainson’s Thrush (Catharus ustulatus) 1
Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) 1
Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) 1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 1
Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius) 1
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 1
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 1
Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus)
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) 1
Curve-billed Thrasher (Toxostoma curvirostre)
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 1
American Pipit (Anthus rubescens) 1
Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) 1
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 1
Phainopepla (Phainopepla nitens)
Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora pinus) 1
Brewster’s Warbler (Vermivora )
Lawrence’s Warbler (Vermivora )
Golden-winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera) 1
Tennessee Warbler (Vermivora peregrina) 1
Orange-crowned Warbler (Vermivora celata) 1
Nashville Warbler (Vermivora ruficapilla) 1
Northern Parula (Parula americana) 1
Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia) 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Dendroica pensylvanica) 1
Magnolia Warbler (Dendroica magnolia) 1
Cape May Warbler (Dendroica tigrina) 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Dendroica caerulescens) 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata) 1
Black-throated Gray Warbler (Dendroica nigrescens)
Black-throated Green Warbler (Dendroica virens) 1
Townsend’s Warbler (Dendroica townsendi)             (Recent 12/9/2016) 1
Hermit Warbler (Dendroica occidentalis)
Blackburnian Warbler (Dendroica fusca) 1
Yellow-throated Warbler (Dendroica dominica) 1
Pine Warbler (Dendroica pinus) 1
Kirtland’s Warbler (Dendroica kirtlandii) 1
Prairie Warbler (Dendroica discolor) 1
Palm Warbler (Dendroica palmarum) 1
Bay-breasted Warbler (Dendroica castanea) 1
Blackpoll Warbler (Dendroica striata) 1
Cerulean Warbler (Dendroica cerulea)                     (Recent 6/16/2016) 1
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) 1
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) 1
Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) 1
Worm-eating Warbler (Helmitheros vermivorus) 1
Swainson’s Warbler (Limnothlypis swainsonii)
Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) 1
Northern Waterthrush (Seiurus noveboracensis) 1
Louisiana Waterthrush (Seiurus motacilla) 1
Kentucky Warbler (Oporornis formosus)                  (Recent 5/18/2017) 1
Connecticut Warbler (Oporornis agilis)
Mourning Warbler (Oporornis philadelphia) 1
MacGillivray’s Warbler (Oporornis tolmiei)
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 1
Hooded Warbler (Wilsonia citrina) 1
Wilson’s Warbler (Wilsonia pusilla) 1
Canada Warbler (Wilsonia canadensis) 1
Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens) 1
Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) 1
Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea) 1
Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana)
Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus)
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) 1
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Aimophila ruficeps)
American Tree Sparrow (Spizella arborea) 1
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 1
Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) 1
Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) 1
Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus) 1
Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus) 1
Black-throated Sparrow (Amphispiza bilineata)
Lark Bunting (Calamospiza melanocorys)
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) 1
Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum)    (Recent 6/5/2016) 1
Baird’s Sparrow (Ammodramus bairdii)
Henslow’s Sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii) 1
Le Conte’s Sparrow (Ammodramus leconteii)    (Recent 5/2/2017) 1
Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrow (Ammodramus nelsoni) 1
Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) 1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 1
Lincoln’s Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii) 1
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) 1
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 1
Harris’s Sparrow (Zonotrichia querula) 1
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) 1
Golden-crowned Sparrow ^ (Zonotrichia atricapilla)
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) 1
Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus) 1
Smith’s Longspur (Calcarius pictus) 1
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Calcarius ornatus)
Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) 1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) 1
Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus)
Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea) 1
Lazuli Bunting (Passerina amoena)
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) 1
Painted Bunting ^ (Passerina ciris)
Dickcissel (Spiza americana) 1
Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus) 1
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 1
Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna) 1
Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta) (Recent 4/18/16) 1
Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus) 1
Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus) 1
Brewer’s Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus) 1
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 1
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 1
Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) 1
Hooded Oriole (Icterus cucullatus)
Bullock’s Oriole (Icterus bullockii)
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) 1
Scott’s Oriole (Icterus parisorum)
Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Leucosticte tephrocotis) 1
Pine Grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator) 1
Purple Finch (Carpodacus purpureus) 1
House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) 1
Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) 1
White-winged Crossbill (Loxia leucoptera) 1
Common Redpoll (Carduelis flammea) 1
Hoary Redpoll (Carduelis hornemanni) 1
Pine Siskin (Carduelis pinus) 1
American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) 1
Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus) 1
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus)
European Goldfinch (Carduel carduelis) Kenosha County Wis.   2/2016 0
 Note: Images on file of most birds listed above    –     Total
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