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Birds of the Deer Creek area (Reservoir, State Park, State Wildlife Area,
and surrounding area)

Ducks, Geese, and Swans
Greater White-fronted Goose
Snow Goose
Ross's Goose
Canada Goose*
Cackling Goose
Mute Swan
(Trumpeter Swan - not countable in Ohio)
Tundra Swan
Wood Duck *
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon
American Black Duck
Blue-winged Teal *
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Common Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser *
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck

Quail, Grouse, and Turkeys
Northern Bobwhite (* H)
Ring-necked Pheasant*
Wild Turkey*

Loons and Grebes
Red-throated Loon
Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe*
Horned Grebe
Eared Grebe
Red-necked Grebe

Cormorants and Pelicans
Double-crested Cormorant
American White Pelican

Herons and allies
American Bittern
Least Bittern*
Great Blue Heron *
Great Egret *
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Green Heron *
Black-crowned Night-Heron
White Ibis

New World Vultures
Black Vulture*
Turkey Vulture *

Ospreys, Hawks, and Eagles
Osprey *
Bald Eagle*
Northern Harrier*
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk *
Red-shouldered Hawk *
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk *
Rough-legged Hawk
Golden Eagle

Rails and Cranes
Yellow Rail
King Rail
Virginia Rail*
Common Gallinule*
American Coot *
Sandhill Crane

Shorebirds (Plovers through Sandpipers)
Black-bellied Plover
American Golden-Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Killdeer *
American Avocet
Spotted Sandpiper *
Solitary Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Upland Sandpiper (H)
Hudsonian Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Baird's Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher
Wilson's Snipe
American Woodcock *
Red Phalarope

Gulls and Terns
Laughing Gull
Franklin's Gull
Bonaparte's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Sabine's Gull
Black-legged Kittiwake
Caspian Tern
Black Tern
Common Tern
Forster's Tern

Rock Pigeon *
Mourning Dove *

Yellow-billed Cuckoo *
Black-billed Cuckoo*

Eastern Screech-Owl *
Great Horned Owl *
Snowy Owl
Barred Owl *
Short-eared Owl

Common Nighthawk

Chimney Swift *

Ruby-throated Hummingbird *

Belted Kingfisher *

Red-headed Woodpecker *
Red-bellied Woodpecker *
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker *
Hairy Woodpecker *
Northern Flicker *
Pileated Woodpecker *

American Kestrel *
Peregrine Falcon

Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee *
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Acadian Flycatcher *
Alder Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher *
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe *
Great Crested Flycatcher *
Eastern Kingbird *

Northern Shrike
Loggerhead Shrike (H)

White-eyed Vireo *
Bell's Vireo *
Blue-headed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo *
Warbling Vireo *
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo *

Blue Jay *
American Crow *

Horned Lark *

Purple Martin *
Tree Swallow *
Northern Rough-winged Swallow *
Bank Swallow *
Cliff Swallow *
Barn Swallow *

Chickadees and Titmice
Carolina Chickadee *
Tufted Titmouse *

Nuthatches and Creepers
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch *
Brown Creeper

House Wren *
Winter Wren
Sedge Wren *
Marsh Wren *
Carolina Wren *

Kinglets and Gnatcatchers
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher *

Eastern Bluebird *
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
Wood Thrush *
American Robin *

Gray Catbird *
Brown Thrasher *
Northern Mockingbird *

European Starling *

American Pipit

Cedar Waxwing *

Longspurs and Snow Buntings
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting

Wood Warblers
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler *
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Connecticut Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Kentucky Warbler
Common Yellowthroat *
American Redstart
Cape May Warbler
Northern Parula *
Magnolia Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow Warbler *
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler *
Prairie Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Canada Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat *

Emberizid Sparrows
Eastern Towhee *
American Tree Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow *
Clay-colored Sparrow
Field Sparrow *
Vesper Sparrow *
Lark Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow *
Grasshopper Sparrow *
Henslow's Sparrow *
LeConte's Sparrow
Nelson's Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow *
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco

Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager *
Northern Cardinal*
Rose-breasted Grosbeak*
Blue Grosbeak *
Indigo Bunting *
Dickcissel *

Bobolink *
Red-winged Blackbird *
Eastern Meadowlark *
Rusty Blackbird
Common Grackle *
Brown-headed Cowbird *
Orchard Oriole *
Baltimore Oriole *

Purple Finch
House Finch *
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch *

Old World Sparrows
House Sparrow *

2017 additions include Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Connecticut Warbler, and White Ibis. New for 2018 are Little Blue Heron, and long overdue sightings of Prairie and Blue-winged Warblers.

* - has nested in area in recent years during the Ohio Breeding Bird Atlas II or years since.

(H) - nested historically in area for the first OBBA, but has not occured in recent years. Recent Northern Bobwhite occurances are likely released birds from nearby private farms

Please contact me if you have seen any species not listed above in the Deer Creek Area. There are some common passerine migrants in the state that have not been recorded at Deer Creek including some that nest nearby in Ohio state forests. Many of these species have probably just been overlooked due to lack of coverage in wooded areas during peak migration periods. There are also many species that have turned up at similar reservoirs in central and southwestern Ohio that are still unrecorded at Deer Creek. The wetlands complex offers possibilities for more shorebirds and wading birds.