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  1. American Oystercatcher

    Charadriiformes - Haematopididae
  2. American Avocet

    Charadriiformes - Recurvirostridae
  3. Black-necked Stilt

    Charadriiformes - Recurvirostridae
  4. Piping Plover

    Charadriiformes - Charadriidae
  5. Semipalmated Plover

    Charadriiformes - Charadriidae
  6. Killdeer

    Charadriiformes - Charadriidae

    Broken-wing nest defense behavior
  7. Least Sandpiper

    Charadriiformes - Scolopacidae
  8. Semipalmated Sandpiper

    Charadriiformes - Scolopacidae
  9. Red Knot

    Charadriiformes - Scolopacidae

    Endless summer
  10. Spotted Sandpiper

    Charadriiformes - Scolopacidae
  11. Lesser Yellowlegs

    Charadriiformes - Scolopacidae
  12. Greater Yellowlegs

    Charadriiformes - Scolopacidae
  13. Willet

    Charadriiformes - Scolopacidae

    - Tidal marshes
  14. Herring Gull

    Charadriiformes - Larida

    • -palmate feet
    • -colonial nesters
  15. Ring-billed gull

    Charadriiformes - Laridae

    -common inland
  16. Laughing Gull

    Charadriiformes - Laridae

    -bill held forward in flight
  17. Least Tern

    Charadriiformes - Sternidae
  18. Common Tern

    Charadriiformes - Sternidae
  19. Caspian Tern

    Charadriiformes - Sternidae
  20. Black Skimmer

    Charadriiformes - Rynchopidae

    • -mandible is longer than maxilla; used to drag water for surface-dwelling fish
    • -beach nester
  21. Rock Pigeon

    Columbiformes - Columbidae

    - cliff-nesting habit
  22. Mourning Dove

    Columbiformes - Columbidae

    -name refers to call
  23. Yellow-billed Cuckoo

    • - yellow orbital ring around eye
    • - woodlands
  24. Barn owl

    Strigiformes - Tytonidae

    • - heart shaped face
    • - pectinate middle claw
  25. Eastern Screech Owl

    Strigiformes - Strigidae

    • -small and stocky
    • -broad ecological niche
  26. Barred Owl

    Strigiformes - Strigidae
  27. Great Horned Owl

    Strigiformes - Strigidae

    • -large
    • -prey very large (rabbit - duck size)
  28. Snowy Owl

    Strigiformes - Strigidae
  29. Ruby-throated Hummingbird

    Apodiformes - Trochilidae

    • - Westen Hemisphere only
    • - Trete bills, long extensive tongue
    • - nectivours
  30. Mousebirds

    Coliiformes - Coliidae

    • - Africa
    • - toes reversible (can move all 4 toes backwards and forwards)
    • - climb around branches like mice
  31. Belted Kingfisher

    Coraciiformes - Alcedinidae

    • - everywhere but antarctica
    • - syndactyle feet (outer and middle toes partially joined)
    • - plunge dive for fish

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